JIDPUS | Academics

JIDPUS | Academics

|| Introduction ||

BUET-JIDPUS provides specialized programs in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for professionals and fresh graduates seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in this field. The institute aims to equip students with the necessary expertise and perspectives to make meaningful contributions to disaster risk reduction and promote resilience. Additionally, BUET-JIDPUS conducts training and short courses to strengthen the capabilities of specific groups, enabling them to effectively manage disasters and ensure urban safety. 

  • BUET-JIDPUS offers specialized courses and research opportunities exclusively in Disaster Risk Reduction Science and Engineering allowing students to focus their studies on this field. 
  • Courses in this institution are offered by highly knowledgeable and respected faculty members whose expertise ensures that students receive valuable guidance and knowledge from experienced professionals. 
  • BUET-JIDPUS is equipped with dedicated resources and facilities that support research and practical applications in the field of disaster risk reduction. These resources create a comprehensive learning environment for students.
|| Curriculum of Disaster Risk Reduction ||
Basic Disaster Management Knowledge

Application of basic and applied knowledge is essential to address disaster risk reduction from the realistic point of view of sustainable development using various tools, techniques.

The goal of this component is to familiarize and develop the level of understanding of the knowledge of the students with respect to the occurrences of disasters and their management issues. The knowledge will sharpen the ability of the students to work on hazard identification, susceptibility, and risk reduction.

Hazard Analysis, Assessment and Mitigation

The primary cause of vulnerability and risk that results in a catastrophic disaster is any hazard. The level of preparedness in relation to capacity enhancement for risk reduction is promoted by understanding and analyzing the danger in terms of magnitude, intensity, and frequency.

The goal of this subject field is to improve theoretical and analytical understanding for addressing the reduction of structural and non-structural vulnerability. Students will learn the fundamentals of a specific hazard, hazard characteristics, and hazard profiling, as well as the steps and techniques utilized in hazard analysis and mitigation, from this section.

Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Reduction

The risk management phase involves several critical components, including mitigation, prevention, preparedness, prediction, and early warning. The objective of this subject field is to comprehend hazards, tools, and techniques for hazard analysis 

and assessment, as well as vulnerability assessment, to mitigate and decrease risks. This includes risk reduction strategies such as creating generic and scenario-based risk models for major natural disasters, as well as climate risk modeling and adaptation. After completing this section, students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and abilities to conduct vulnerability and risk assessments, establish hazard-specific and multi-hazard risk reduction/mitigation plans, and execute technical and community-based early warning measures. This aspect places a strong emphasis on practical applications for risk assessment and reduction, enabling students to contribute to the efficient management of risk.

Geotechnical and structural Aspects of Disaster

Disaster management encompasses diverse topics such as natural disasters (tsunamis, earthquakes, landslides, etc.), mitigation, rehabilitation and reconstruction (difficult soils and ground treatment, design against earthquakes and other natural disasters, etc.),

and many others, including soil dynamics, liquefaction, stability, and environmental protection. Buildings, lifelines, and infrastructure can be made more resilient by taking structural measures, which are just one part of a larger set of mitigation efforts that also includes studying the frequency and nature of earthquakes and their dynamic responses, and then acting on that information. From this section, students will develop a deeper understanding of how engineers work to protect communities and reduce the impact of disasters linked to geotechnical and structural hazards.

Tools and Techniques

The accurate use of social, scientific, and engineering methods is required for the effective assessment of hazard, vulnerability, and risk in the context of the disaster reduction paradigm shift. The assessment of risk reduction may be distorted, overestimated,

or underestimated if tools and methodologies are not applied correctly. In order to increase the theoretical and practical background of the reduction of structural and non-structural vulnerability, this component includes the best computational and instrumental tools and methodologies currently accessible. The student will be able to understand and apply the methods and technologies required for a proper risk assessment as well as create a plan for risk reduction after completing the courses in this component.

Geotechnical and structural Aspects of Disaster

Disaster management encompasses diverse topics such as natural disasters (tsunamis, earthquakes, landslides, etc.), mitigation, rehabilitation and reconstruction (difficult soils and ground treatment, design against earthquakes and other natural disasters, etc.),

and many others, including soil dynamics, liquefaction, stability, and environmental protection. Buildings, lifelines, and infrastructure can be made more resilient by taking structural measures, which are just one part of a larger set of mitigation efforts that also includes studying the frequency and nature of earthquakes and their dynamic responses, and then acting on that information. From this section, students will develop a deeper understanding of how engineers work to protect communities and reduce the impact of disasters linked to geotechnical and structural hazards.

Tools and Techniques

The accurate use of social, scientific, and engineering methods is required for the effective assessment of hazard, vulnerability, and risk in the context of the disaster reduction paradigm shift. The assessment of risk reduction may be distorted, overestimated,

or underestimated if tools and methodologies are not applied correctly. In order to increase the theoretical and practical background of the reduction of structural and non-structural vulnerability, this component includes the best computational and instrumental tools and methodologies currently accessible. The student will be able to understand and apply the methods and technologies required for a proper risk assessment as well as create a plan for risk reduction after completing the courses in this component.

|| Programs & Trainings ||

Introduction

BUET-JIDPUS started its Post Graduate program in 2023 with degrees in Disaster Risk Reduction Science and Engineering and the following post graduate degrees are currently being offered:

Admission Requirement:
An applicant must-
◉ Have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering / Water Resources Engineering or its equivalent
◉ Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or its equivalent from any recognized university
◉ Have a minimum GPA of 3.50 out of 5.00 or a first division or equivalent in any one of S.S.C and H.S.C or in equivalent examinations

Degree Requirement
◉ A student must earn a minimum of 36 credit hours, with 30 credit hours obtained from theory courses and 6 credit hours from project work.
◉ A part time student must register for a minimum of 3 credit hours and a maximum of 9 credit hours per semester.
◉ A full-time student must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours and a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester.
◉ Every student is obligated to participate in the final examination for each academic term.

Admission Requirement:
An applicant must-
◉ Have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering / Water Resources Engineering or its equivalent
◉ Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or its equivalent from any recognized university
◉ Have a minimum GPA of 3.50 out of 5.00 or a first division or equivalent in any one of S.S.C and H.S.C or in equivalent examinations

Degree Requirement
◉ A student must earn a minimum of 36 credit hours, with 18 credit hours obtained from theory courses and 18 credit hours from thesis.
◉ A part time student must register for a minimum of 3 credit hours and a maximum of 9 credit hours per semester.
◉ A full-time student must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours and a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester.
◉ Every student is obligated to participate in the final examination for each academic term.

Admission Requirement:
An applicant must-
◉ Have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering / Water Resources Engineering or its equivalent
◉ Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or its equivalent from any recognized university
◉ Have a minimum GPA of 3.50 out of 5.00 or a first division or equivalent in any one of S.S.C and H.S.C or in equivalent examinations

Degree Requirement
◉ A student must earn a minimum of 36 credit hours, with 18 credit hours obtained from theory courses and 18 credit hours from thesis.
◉ A part time student must register for a minimum of 3 credit hours and a maximum of 9 credit hours per semester.
◉ A full-time student must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours and a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester.
◉ Every student is obligated to participate in the final examination for each academic term.

Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Admission Requirements:

For admission into the safety management program the applicant-

  • Must have a Bachelor’s or Diploma degree.
  • Must have minimum work experience of three (3) years in the professional field.

Online Application:

Advertisement regarding admission to new semester will be published on newspapers before each semester. Application form can be found from the academic section of the website of BUET-JIDPUS (https://jidpus.buet.ac.bd). The application form must be submitted to safety.management2018@gmail.com within the deadline mentioned in the advertisement.

Selection Process:

The selection procedure will take place in two steps. First the online applications will be screened on the basis of the applicant’s qualifications. Then the short-listed candidates will be called for an intake discussion. After the intake discussion the finalized candidates will be selected.

 

Courses:

SemesterCourse
First Semester (September- December, 2018)Introduction
Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment (Methodology 1)
Social, Environmental and Legal Aspects of Safety
Applied Accident and Hazard Analysis
Second Semester (March, 2019-)Leadership Development
Fire Safety
Introduction
Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment (Methodology 1)

 

Download Application form for Safety Management Course (March, 2019)
Download Flyer of New Semester (March 2019)

List of Participants

1st Batch
Student IDNameDegreeEmail
SM09187802Emdad YusufB.Sc in Civil and Environmental Engineering, SUSTEmdad1731@gmail.com
SM09187804S. M. Tanvir Raihan TannaMaster of Science in Military Studies, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in National UniversityRaihan6161@gmail.com
SM09187805Engr. M. M. Rahman Manna PEngB.Sc Engineering in KUET, MBA, University of DhakaMahmud.manna@gmail.com
SM09187806Md Jahidul IslamBBA, Asian University of BangladeshIslamjahidul1190gmail.com
SM09187807Md. Abdul HamidB.Sc in Civil Engineering, BUETHamid28044@gmail.com
SM09187808Md. Abu SayeedB.Sc in DUET, Gazipur, MBA Hamdard UniversitySayeed022013@yahoo.com
SM09187811Md. Forhad HossainB.Sc in DUET, GazipurForhad.duet@gmail.com, forhad.khaled@yahoo.com
SM09187812Md. Jaminur RahmanB.Sc. Ag. Ed., Bangladesh Open Universitydr.jaminurrahman@gmail.com
SM09187813Md. Mahfuzul BasharMBA, University of Dhakamahfuz102@gmail.com
SM09187814Md. Monjourul AlamB.Sc Stamford University, Department of EEEMonjourul_alam@vfc.com
SM09187815Md. Nizamul HaiderMBA, Stamford University of Bangladeshnizamul@epicbd.com
SM09187816Md. Shamim HowladerMBA, Daffodil International UniversityMdshamim072@gmail.com
SM09187817Md. Taufique Imam Bin SiddiqueB.Sc in EEE, AIUBtaufiquedhk@gmail.com
SM09187818Motahar HosenB.Sc in Engineering, SUST, MURP, BUETMotahar_ipe@yahoo.com
SM09187820Murshida SultanaMSS, Pangsha University under the National University of Bangladeshmurshidamukti@gmail.com
SM09187821Shah Md. Sekander RezaB.Sc in EEE, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technologysmsrezaeee@gmail.com
SM09187822Zahid Ahmed SiddiqueB.Sc in Civil, Ahsanullah University of Science and TechnologyInfo.zasiddique@gmail.c
2nd Batch
Student IDNameDegreeEmail
SM03197801Abu Nayem Md. Mahfuz Azam IqbalMBA, University of Dhaka; BSC in EEE, Green University of Bangladeshahfuz.iqbal@sqgc.com
SM03197802Ashiqur RahmanB. Sc. Engg. (EEE), University of Asia Pacificengr.ashiks@outlook.com
SM03197803Golam MosabbirMPH in Occupational Health & Safety, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS)gmmahin87@gmail.com
SM03197804Imran Wahid EmonBangladesh Marine Academyimranwahidemon@gmail.com
SM03197805Kollul Paul RonyB.S.C, American International University-Bangladeshrony.emkay2@gmail.com
SM03197806Md. Harun-Ar- RashidBsc in EEE, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET)harun02eee@gmail.com
SM03197807Md. Julhash UddinBachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific (UAP)julhash.uap@gmail.com
SM03197808Md. Saddam Alam KhanBsc in EEE, Presidency Universitysaddam.khan.eee@gmail.com
SM03197809Md. Shahadat HossainB.Sc in EEE, Stamford University Bangladeshshahadat15eee@gmail.com
SM03197810Md. Shariful IslamB.Sc.in Civil Engineering, Stamford University Bangladeshshariful868@gmail.com
SM03197811Md.Shohel MahamudMPH in OHS, Bangladesh University of Health Scienceshohel23in@gmail.com
SM03197812Mrinal Kanti MondalB.Sc in EEE, DUET,Gazipurmrinal_duet@yahoo.com
SM03197813Rasel MiaB.Sc. in EEE, American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB)raselmiaaiub@gmail.com
SM03197814Refiya TahsinB.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Stamford University of Bangladeshrefiyastructural.rcc@gmail.com
SM03197815Md. Momen-Al -FaruqueB.Sc, Darul Ahsan Universityalfaruquecng@yahoo.com
SM03197801Abu Nayem Md. Mahfuz Azam IqbalMBA, University of Dhaka; BSC in EEE, Green University of Bangladeshmahfuz.iqbal@sqgc.com
SM03197802Ashiqur RahmanB. Sc. Engg. (EEE), University of Asia Pacificengr.ashiks@outlook.com

Training:

The institute aims to conduct training and short courses to build the capacity of target groups for effective disaster management and ensuring urban safety. For the last few years, regular trainings have been some of the major academic activities of BUET-JIDPUS. Trainings have been offered on topics ranging from Earthquake resistant design of structures; Advanced, Cost- Effective and Climate Resilient Bridge Structures; Structural, Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Technologies to software applications (ArcGIS, Programming, SAP2000, ETABS, Plaxis 2D & 3D etc.) in disaster technology and urban safety.

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