Admission

Selection criteria for the undergraduate program

  • Scores achieved on the Ethiopian General Secondary Education Examination (20%),
  • Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Qualification Examination (EHEEQE) (40%), and
  • The Institute’s Entrance Exam (40%). Applicants with a minimum of 400/700 points on the EHEEQE will be allowed to sit for the Institute’s Entrance Exam.

Instructional methods

Instructional methods that engage students in a lot of minds-on and hands-on activities will be employed. Moreover, lesson activities will be designed to keep all students at work all the time. Ideas, concepts, principles, and theories as well as procedures, protocols, techniques, and tools learned in these courses will be supported with extensive practical education to help graduates take career jobs in various industries employing knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools in biology, chemistry, biotechnology, bioengineering, and chemical engineering.

Assessment and Evaluation

Courses in the Computer Science & Engineering program are placed in two categories: (a) lecture courses and (b) lecture/lab courses. Thus, assessment and evaluation approaches have to be selected accordingly.

(a) Lecture courses: Every lesson of a ‘lecture only’ course includes several activities to be scored and counted into the final grading. The assessment and evaluation methods, and the values of each method are given as follows: Class works/Occasional quizzes (four or more) (10 points), Homework assignments (four or more) (10 points), one Midterm exam (30 points each), one Project (10 points), and Final comprehensive exam (40 points), totaling 100 points.

(b) Lecture/lab courses: Lecture/lab courses carry 3- or 4-credit hours. A 3-credit hour lecture/lab course is divided into two hours lecture and three hours lab (practical) session a week. Similarly, a 4-credit hour lecture/lab course is offered as three hours lecture and three hours lab (practical) session a week. In a 3-credit hour lecture/lab course, the lecture and lab lessons carry 65% and 35% values into the total grade, respectively. Whereas, in a 4-credit hour lecture/lab course, the lecture and lab lessons carry 70% and 30% values into the total grade, respectively. The assessment and evaluation methods for the lecture component are similar to that of ‘lecture only’ courses above. On the other hand, the assessment of the lab part is based on: Class works/Occasional quizzes (four or more) (15 points), Lab reports (50 points), Project (10 points), & End-of-course written exam (25 points), totaling 100 points.

Graduating Requirements

Prospective graduates of the Computer Science & Engineering undergraduate program should take a minimum of 174 credit hours, securing a minimum CGPA of 2.00 with no ‘F’ grades.