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General Description of BSSE Program

1 Institute of Information Technology (IIT)

Institute of Information Technology (IIT), University of Dhaka started its journey in June 2001 to create efficient manpower in information technology. IIT currently offers Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering - BSSE, Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSE), Master in Information Technology (MIT) and Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT). Apart from its regular activities, it also provides state-of-the-art researches and these are published in world class journals and conferences.

IIT has a silent ambience and is adjacent to the Dhaka University Science Library. The four-storied red ceramic IIT building contains six software laboratories, one microprocessor laboratory and two large classrooms. The laboratories and classrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with multimedia, document camera system and Internet facilities.

Under the IT portfolio, the subject software engineering is getting increasing demand in the job market. To fulfill the expanding software industry demands, IIT has been offering undergraduate program Bachelor of Information Technology with major in Software Engineering.


2 Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering - BSSE

Software engineering is a systematic and disciplined approach to develop software. It applies computer science, mathematics, general education and business principles and practices to the creation, operation and maintenance of software systems. The Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering - BSSE degree aims at the development and management of quality measured software systems. It covers detail study that incorporates analysis and design, coding, testing, and deployment. The BSSE degree provides a methodical, work-integrated study aiming the development, maintenance and operation of software. The degree will particularly suit the students with high technical aspirations and strong communication skills.

BSSE program is a four-year industry-oriented degree. Three years of study is followed by a half-year industry placement before the final semester. Students are assisted by the Institute in their placement for internship. They integrate their industry experience within their studies upon return for their final semester. This develops students in strong communication skills together with an outward worldly focus, positive personality and business attitudes. This program enhances students' capability and competence to deliver at different technical roles and management positions.


2.1 Eligibility and Admission

Each applicant must fulfill the admission requirements as laid down by IIT. The Admission Test into the first semester is held annually. Thirty students are enrolled in a year from Dhaka University Ka-Unit merit list.

The applicants of Ka-Unit merit list who have secured a minimum of 10 in Mathematics and minimum 10 in Physics are considered eligible for admission in BSSE program.


2.2 Rules and Regulations

2.2.1 Degree Requirements

In order to qualify for the BSSE degree, a student has to meet the following requirements:

�� Completion of minimum 144 credits including an internship program.

�� Completion of minimum 144 credits including an internship program.

�� A minimum of grade C+ in a Comprehensive Examination.

�� Passing of all courses individually with at least D grade.

�� Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.5 or above.


2.2.2 Course Load for BSSE Students

BSSE is a full-time course of study and each student must take 18 credits in each semester. Any student failing to take 18 credits in a regular semester will be considered withdrawn from the program for that particular year. An exception to this rule may be made only by the academic committee of IIT. The full-time course load may be relaxed for transfer students or who are enrolling again after withdrawal.


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