About the Department

The department offers the following undergraduate degree program

  • BS in Water Supply and Environmental Engineering

The Amharic translation of BS in Water Supply and Environmental Engineering is የሳይንስ ባችለር ዲግሪ በውሃ አቅርቦትና አካባቢ ምህንድስና

Program History

Water Supply and Environmental Engineering (WSEE) Bachelor Science (BS) program started at Jimma University in 2014.The program is primarily designed to fill the gap created by the shortage of professionals trained in the field of water supply and sanitary engineering. In this regard, the program is aimed at training viable, job-oriented, marketable, and problem-solving professionals in the planning, design, construction and operation of water supply and sanitation facilities, as well as other related infrastructure for environmental protection of natural resources, such as air, water, and soil.

Program Educational Objectives

The BS Water Supply & Environmental Engineering program supports the mission of Jimma University (JU), as stated previously in the mission statement. The course selection and content remain current through continuous assessment by faculty, alums, Advisor Board (AB) members, and industry employers. To accomplish this mission, the program educational objectives (PEO) of the BS Water Supply & Environmental Engineering program faculty, with advice from alums, AB members, and industry employers, are:

  • Alums will excel in their careers in industry, academia, and government.
  • Alums will engage in life-long and continuous learning, including advanced degrees.
  • Alums will have a major role in activities leading to the economic development of the local, national, and global communities.

Student Outcomes

By the time of graduation, the graduates of the BS Water Supply & Environmental Engineering program will have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.