In this paper, a fundamental solution for the coupled convection-diffusion type equations is derived. The boundary element method (BEM) application then, is established with this fundamental solution, for solving the coupled equations of steady magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) duct flow in the presence of an external oblique magnetic field. Thus, it is possible to solve MHD duct flow problems with the most general form of wall conductivities and for large values of Hartmann number. The results for velocity and induced magnetic field is visualized in terms of graphics for values of Hartmann number M <= 300. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.