Dr. Ummul Khair Fatema
Professor & Head, Dept. of ESE

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering

The production of textile materials is associated with tremendous environmental pollution, mainly to the discharge of insufficiently treated wastewater. Being aware of the burning environmental problem, the Government sees the need that the envisaged growth will only be achieved if also corresponding efforts are undertaken to better protect the environment as a whole and if the entire nation strives for “sustainable development”. Currently, many of the industries do not truly comply with existing social and environmental standards such as for occupational health and safety, chemicals management, minimization of water consumption, wastewater discharge to natural waters and proper disposal of sludge. Furthermore, the qualified enforcement of existing regulation as well as the proper implementation of techniques to minimize pollution at source (process optimization) as well as end-of-pipe (emission mitigation) requires well educated staff in top management level.  We are trying to improve the education of BUTEX graduates with respect to environmental protection and sustainability along the entire textile value-added chain as well as with offering courses to improve the qualification of future managers in the factories. To meet the challenge of the time BUTEX has started a new academic program in session 2018-2019 “B. Sc in Textile Engineering (Environmental Science)”  from  newly established Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DoESE). The program has reflected huge opportunity that has opened up for textile graduates with specialized knowledge in environment in the national and international job markets. 

Due to its multidisciplinary curriculum with wide-ranging courses, DoESE graduates will be  able to avail higher study opportunity abroad in fields of Textile Engineering, environmental science and engineering; environmental policy and sustainable development; urban planning and environmental management; natural resource management; ecology, toxicology; environmental and natural resource economics; environmental law or disaster management.


Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (does) has established in 2018 to meet the global challenge of the present time.


To produce educated Textile engineer who will ensure clean, safe, secured and sustainable environment for all.


  • Producing international standard environmental graduates to serve at home and abroad
  • Conducting need-based research on contemporary environmental issues and producing scholarly innovation in the field of environmental science
  • Organizing national and international events (e.g. conferences/workshops/ seminars/ symposia/training programs) etc.
  • Influencing the national and international environmental policy-making process.
  • Equip graduates with the necessary skills to be employable in industry, academia and other fields of the environment.

Faculty Research

Faculty research interests include Textile process control. Textile chemical management, ECR, pollution control, sustainable resource management, climate change, environmental economics and policy, environmental health, environmental toxicology, water resource management, wastemanagement, environmental valuation and impact assessment, etc.

Current News

  • DAAD, GIZ, University of Stuttgart & University of Hof, Germany are currently working with DoESE.
  • Collaboration with renowned Bangladesh Universities.
  • DoESE is going to set up a modern Laboratory with state of the art technology in new academic building by December 2019.


B. Sc. in Textile Engineering (ESE)

  • Number of Seats: 40
  • Number of Semester: 08 (6 months each)
  • Total Credit: 166

For details and updates on admission procedure please visit this page.


Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates within a few years after graduation. The objectives of the Environmental Engineering program are that graduates will:

  • Satisfy the requirements of their employers for professional practice in environmental engineering
  • Continue their professional development in environmental engineering, including professional licensure, continuing education, and/or graduate study.
  • Engage in lifelong learning to meet evolving engineering challenges facing society
  • Exhibit strong communication, critical thinking, interpersonal, and management skills as leaders and contributors in the environmental engineering profession.