Become a Center of Excellence in Information Technology and Engineering education and R&D, thus enhance the realization of science and technology-led national development.
Offer high quality education, undertake advanced R&D programs, and deliver dependable community services in Information Technology and Engineering.
The national need for knowledge and expertise in ICT is becoming over-whelming. His Excellency, Ato Meles Zenawi, the prime minister of Ethiopia once said, “Not long ago, many of us felt that we were too poor to afford to invest seriously in ICT; Now I think we know better. Now we believe we are too poor not save everything we can and invest as much of it as possible on ICT”. These words of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi illustrate the government of Ethiopia has fully endorsed the idea that ICT is an important tool in overcoming the social, and economic problems, thus improving the quality of life of Ethiopians. It strives to create an ICT-driven country, and knowledge-based society. It aims at promoting and facilitating the use of ICT in all sectors of the economy for nurturing democratic values, good governance, transparency and accountability. The UG Information Technology Program in MIT is, thus, designed to: (a) produce IT engineers who would be engaged in helping the nation exploit the potential of ICT in the various economic sectors, and (b) serve as a foundation for future, full-fledged graduate Information Technology education programs and high quality R&D works.
Nomenclature of the Under Graduate Information Technology Curriculum
The UG Information Technology Program awards Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology . It will be completed in five years.
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 (out of 700) on the EHEEQE will be allowed to sit for the Institute’s Entrance Exam.
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
UG 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 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.
Prospective graduates of the UG Information Technology Program should take a minimum of 174 credit hours, securing a minimum CGPA of 2.00 with no ‘F’ grades.