Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

Masters of Science in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

Hosting Unit 
Faculty of Computing
Program Description:

AI and Data Science are the key enablers for disruptive innovations of this century, these emerging technological revolutions have reshaped our work and life style. From start of September 2021, Faculty of Computing establishes a new department “Artificial Intelligence and Data Science”. The department will be driven by its commitment to excel in research, design and development of next generation cutting-edge technologies in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics. 

Graduate outcomes:
  1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and Artificial Intelligence and Data Science basics to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations. 
  4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one‘s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change. 
Duration of the program
Two years
Medium of Instruction
Admission criteria

The criterion for admission is based on the basic qualification criterion set by the Ministry of Education. The program requires participants to have a minimum of first degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering or related fields.

Based on the above necessary requirements, the admission requirements are:

(1)   A Bachelor’s degree in a field of study related to Computer Science or approval of the graduation committee

(2)    The graduation committee from time to time decides the criteria based on the applications received. Entrance exam will be prepared and candidates are required to pass the exam. Selection will be based on both entrance exam and CGPA of the candidate. 

To begin the application process, the prospective student must first apply to the Office of Research, postgraduate and Community service Studies of Bahir Dar University or she/he should be placed to the program by an appropriate government authority. 

Annual intake
25-30 students
Tuition fee
(2020/21 rate)
Contact person
Alemu Kumulachew , MSc.(Assist.Professor)