Background

The Faculty of Civil and Water Resource Engineering program is launched based in the premises that there is a strong need of manpower in the area of civil and water resources engineering so as to realize the development plan of the nation. Based on the recent education policy and the needs of the industry, the Bahir Dar University Senate has promulgated the establishment of the Faculty of Civil and Water Resources Engineering.

The Faculty of Civil and Water Resources Engineering has earned national and international prominence in several areas. The two of the broadest engineering disciplines, Civil and Water Resource & Environmental Engineering, at Institute of Technology have recently expanded their curriculum to encompass even more academic options in response to societal needs. In addition to the bachelor's degree based on Civil and Water Resources & Environmental Engineering, students now have opportunities for course work and research experience leading to masters degrees in Construction Technology and Management, Structural Engineering, Highway and Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Hydrology, Hydraulic Engineering and a PhD. program in Integrated Water Resource Management. Moreover, the faculty has continuing education programs in the extension and summer divisions.

Program Educational Objectives

The civil engineering program has four concise program educational objectives (PEO) as listed below. These PEO’s are approved by the Engineering Advisory Board of the institute.

PEO 1: Graduates will demonstrate scientific and technical foundation for an immediate employment in related fields of civil engineering involving planning, analysis, design, and solution of engineering problems, and to create designs that reflect economic, environmental, and social sensitivities.

PEO 2: Graduates will have the ability to pursue graduate studies in civil engineering or related fields.

PEO 3: Graduates will obtain requisite skills to prepare complete contract documents and terms of references for Civil Engineering Project Plan, manage, monitor and evaluate the operation and maintenance of Civil Engineering works and subsequent licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) within 6 years of graduation.

PEO 4: Graduates will exhibit a commitment to lifelong learning through ongoing professional development, involvement in professional activity, and research opportunities along with a deep understanding of the social, ethical, and environmental context of a changing global work environment.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes of civil engineering program is set by considering the demand of the construction industry, the national government demand and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Ethiopia. The outcomes are redefined by the curriculum development committee organized at the institute. Members of curriculum developing committee formulated the outcomes which can fulfill the demand for civil engineering over the country. The following outcomes are published in the website of the institute and curriculum of the program revised in 2015. These outcomes are exactly same with the student outcomes recommended by ABET 2019-20 with one extra student outcomes. Our program’s Student Outcomes are listed below:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informal judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
  8. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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