General and Admission Info -ECE

Vision

Become a Center of Excellence in Electronics and Communication Engineering education and R&D, thus enhance the realization of science and technology-led national development.

Mission

Offer high quality education, undertake advanced R&D programs, and deliver dependable community services in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

Rationale

In recent times, building a knowledge-based society has become a key priority of the Nation. The national need for knowledge and expertise in modern information communication technologies (ICT) is becoming over-whelming. Electronics and communications engineering is a fundamental tool to overcome the socio-economic and environmental problems, thus improving the quality of life of Ethiopians. It strives to build national ICT capacity, by introducing advanced and sustainable telecommunication technologies, and placing appropriate ethical and safety standards in ICT. The fundamental aim of the UG Electronics and Communications Engineering is, therefore, to: (a) produce electronics and communication engineers who would be engaged in helping the nation exploit the potential of modern ICT in the various economic sectors, and (b) serve as a foundation for future, full-fledged graduate ICT programs and high quality R&D works.

Nomenclature of the Under Graduate Curriculum

The Under Graduate Program awards Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering. It will be completed in five years.

Admissions

Selection criteria for the UG Program consider:

  • (a) scores achieved on the Ethiopian General Secondary Education Examination (20%),
  • (b) the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Qualification Examination (EHEEQE) (40%), and
  • (c) the Institute’s Entrance Exam (40%). Applicants with a minimum of 400 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 Electronics and Communications Engineering.

Assessment and Evaluation

Under Graduate courses 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 pts each), one Project (10 pts), 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 pts), Lab reports (50 pts), Project (10 pts), & End-of-course written exam (25 pts), totaling 100 points.

Graduating Requirements

Prospective graduates of the Under Graduate Electronics and Communications Engineering Program should take a minimum of 172 credit hours, securing a minimum CGPA of 2.00 with no ‘F’ grades.