The Civil Engineering program is a founding program of the institute in 1963. Since its founding was awarding Diplomas to its graduates. Later on, in 1996 when the polytechnic college changed into the institute of technology, the civil engineering program was revamped and started awarding bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering. In 2000 the institute restructured as Bahir Dar Institute of Technology by comprising different schools. The school of civil and water resource engineering was then formed comprising the civil engineering program and the water resource engineering programs. In 2015, the school was renamed as Faculty of civil and water resource engineering.
Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.
The civil engineering program has four concise program educational objectives (PEO) as listed below. These PEO’s are approved by the program’s Engineering Advisory Board.
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 a few 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 (SOs) describe what students are expected to know and
be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.
Our program’s Student Outcomes are listed below:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
The Civil Engineering Program is an on-campus mode program and is offered by full time and part time Faculty members during the daytime. Delivery of courses is through lectures, tutorials, laboratory works, self-study (project works), class and group discussions, assignments and hands-on exercises as well as quizzes and tests to ensure continuous assessment and student/learner centered approach. Course specific teaching methods are given for each course.