Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) is the only department of its kind in Bangladesh that provides education and research on shipbuilding technology. The department is enriched with a group of highly qualified teaching staff who have had their education and training from various renowned institutions over the globe. Most of these faculty members have M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in various fields related to marine hydrodynamics, marine transportation design and planning, ship safety and economic shipbuilding, dynamics of offshore structure, ship vibration, resistance and propulsion, sea-keeping performance, ship structure, ship stability, ship accident investigation, ship recycling, port & harbor engineering, mooring analysis, dredging, Life Cycle Assessment, etc.
The primary responsibility of the department is to provide world-class education in naval architecture and marine engineering. In addition to this, the department provides its expert services in advisory, consultancy, research, and testing to individuals, corporates, industries as well as various forms of national and international interests through the Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation (BRTC), BUET. The department also offers short courses to public and/or private organizations on demand.
The department is now establishing Ship Model Testing Center (Towing Tank) at BUET at a cost of 49.0 crore taka.