Bahir Dar Energy Centre (BEC) is a research center established in Bahir Dar Institute of Technology (BiT) , Bahir Dar University, which offers a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Engineering since February 2009 G.C., and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program in Sustainable Energy Engineering from January 2018 G.C. The Master of Science program and the PhD program in Sustainable Energy Engineering were developed based on a set of desirable features gleaned from the review of existing programs and the needs assessment of Ethiopia. The Master of Science Program was launched in Feb 2009 GC with an inaugural class of 10 students. The purpose of the SEE program is to provide state of the art education in the fields of power generation, and energy utilization in the built environment by means of economically and environmentally sustainable systems and technologies which fall under the umbrella of the concept of appropriate technology.
Bahir Dar Energy Centre has four research groups, which the students can subscribe to and are listed below:-
- Solar Energy Research Group
- Bio-energy Research Group
- Efficient Cooking and Lighting
- Wind energy and small hydropower