The School of ECE is preparing young men and women to lead productive and rewarding professional lives at the forefront of Engineering in the 21st century and pursues research and linkage with the industry to advance the state-of-the-art in electrical and computer engineering education.
At present, the school is running a B.Sc. degree program in a unified Electrical and Computer Engineering program. In addition, the school is running a continuing education program that leads to B.Sc. degree.
The graduates of the school have profound knowledge in basic science, mathematics, social science and the major disciplines: Communications, Power Engineering, Control Systems, and Computer Engineering (Hardware & Software).
Electrical and Computer Engineering plays an important role in the development of the country. The development of the energy, communication, industrial and commercial sectors need well-qualified Electrical and Computer Engineers. Our graduates are working all over the country in a variety of jobs. They work in installation, design, testing, research and sales of electrical devices and systems. Many of them are engaged in Ethiopian Electrical Power Corporation, in Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation, in Ethiopian Airlines and in various other industrial and business organizations.
It is being observed that there is a widespread and fast change in the application and development in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the country and the world. Therefore, there is a need for revising the currently running program with respect to the national and international situation. The school felt that much is expected from it to bring about changes in the field of Electrical Engineering, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the country.
Today’s electrical and computer engineers must be able to find solutions to new complex and challenging technical problems. They must have strong scientific, technical and managerial skills and be able to integrate technical concepts with practical applications. This professional profile is prepared for curriculum revision. In the new curriculum more attention has been given to:
1. Current technological advancement in the area,
2. The demand from the industries (need of the country),
3. Increasing the linkage between the industry and the institute,
4. Enhancing the innovative and problem solving skill of the graduates.
Taking into consideration the requirements of modern industries the school has realized that there is a need to implement the following four specializations (streams) in the present undergraduate engineering course.
1. Communication Engineering,
2. Power Systems Engineering,
3. Computer Engineering, and
4. Industrial Control and Instrumentation Engineering,
The coverage of these specialized areas will be given during the last three or four semesters of the present B.Sc. engineering course.
The ECE school aspires to excel in teaching, research, and industry linkage/consultancy at a national level as well as regionally and also in producing competent engineers within the field of electrical, electronic, and computer engineering to solve the problem of our country and bring about growth. Realization of this vision requires focusing on specializations relevant to the need of the country; namely, Electronic Communication Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Control Engineering, and Microelectronics Engineering. This in turn requires institutional reorganization such as upgrading to faculty level where each discipline may have its own department. The attainment of this vision will require hard work on the part of Faculty/Department, staff, and students. This effort will require collaboration with the administration, alumni, industrial friends, different organizations and other universities.