Bangladesh aviation and aerospace university takes off

Bangladesh aviation and aerospace university takes off

3rd February 2020 Off By Aparajita Banerjee

The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University has commenced its curricular activities with an admission examination held at the Public Services Commission’s old campus in Tejgaon, Dhaka.

Up to 4,000 candidates took the exam in which only 82 were selected for joining academic activities at the main campus established in Lalmonirhat.

The BSMRAAU is the first aviation related public university in Bangladesh. It is headed by Vice-Chancellor Air Vice Marshal AHM Fazlul Haque BSP, ndu, afwc, psc.

The academic outline of the university includes Bachelor Degree and Master’s program in 21 courses covering the entire gamut of aviation including flying, management, flight safety, engineering and security. Doctoral and certificate courses are also to be imparted through the university later on.

Bachelor Degree Program

  • B. Sc in Aviation (Flying)
  • B. Sc in Aviation Operation Management
  • B.Sc. in Aviation Science (Air Space and Traffic Management-ATM
  • B.Sc. in Airport Engineering
  • B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering (Avionics)
  • B.Sc. in Aviation Safety and Security
  • B.Sc. in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics)
  • B.Sc. in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Aerospace)
  • B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering (Aerospace)
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering
  • B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • B.Sc. in Information and Computer Engineering
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences

Masters Program

  • Masters in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Masters in Aviation Operation Management
  • Masters in Airport planning and Management
  • Masters in Aeronautics and Space Science and Technology
  • Masters in Aviation Safety
  • Masters in Aviation Security
  • Masters in Aerospace Medicine

According to the Vice Chancellor the Lalmonirhat facility will be developed in to an aviation hub with focus on manufacturing aircraft and satellite systems. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has also indicated the government will invest in the development of the Lalmonirhat site in view of building an aerospace maintenance, repair, overhauling as well as manufacturing centres. European companies including Airbus, Leonardo and Turkish Aircraft Industries (TAI) have shown interest in cooperating with Bangladesh for joint ventures in aviation and aerospace sector of Bangladesh from the Lalmonirhat aviation hub.

At present there are three flying academies in Bangladesh but no comprehensive aviation university besides the newly established BSMRAAU.

Interested individuals may contact the university authorities via their website.