The Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering Program is launched under the Bahir Dar Institute of Technology based on the premises that there is a strong need of manpower in the field so as to realize the development plan of the nation. The program runs a curriculum offering a five year B.Sc. degree in Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering. The Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering program in its short history has made its level best effort to respond to the nation‟s needs by revising curricula, expanding undergraduate programs, and offering continuing education programs. The Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering program provides training for regular undergraduate and continuing education programs leading to a B.Sc. degree in Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering.
The mission of the program is to produce outstanding Hydraulic and Water Resources
Engineering graduates prepared to become technological, managerial and public service
leaders with keen sense of ethical and social responsibility, and grounded in a holistic
appreciation of technology. The school and the staff are committed to provide a learning
environment that advances creative and critical thinking, a solid technical foundation,
competence and aptitude in information technology use, and sensitivity to environmental
This program is aimed at training manpower required for the realization of the country‟s untouched hydraulic and water resources engineering works. Well qualified hydraulic and water resources engineers with adequate knowledge in the area of hydraulics, irrigation, water supply and other hydraulic and water resources engineering project and who can be actively engaged in the planning, development and management of hydraulic and water engineering project will be produced through this program.
Specifically, the trainees will be equipped with the knowledge that enables them to execute the following tasks:
- Undertake project identification, pre-feasibility and feasibility study and detail design of hydraulic and water resources engineering works.
- Prepare complete contract documents and terms of references for hydraulic and water resources engineering project
- Plan, manage, monitor and evaluate the operation and maintenance of hydraulic and water resources engineering works.
- Remodeling and rehabilitation of existing hydraulic and water resources engineering works.