Electro-Mechanical Engineering


Electro-Mechanical Engineering is one of the most dynamic areas of modern technology. The program is designed to provide students with the necessary tools to begin a productive career in engineering practice or research, and with the technical background for analysis, design, development, operation on Electro-Mechanical systems. Although it is not possible to teach everything one needs to know in the bachelor program, the program provides a student with the skills, knowledge and a philosophy that will enable the students to continue to grow throughout their career. The program is designed for professional and adult learners who would like to broaden their knowledge, need to keep pace with new developments in their professions or earn a degree by attending conventional classes.


A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the problems associated with combining electrical and mechanical components with special emphasis on manufacturing and automated processes. It Includes instruction in applied mechanics, instrumentation and monitoring, system modeling, automated control techniques, fluid, and thermal dynamics, and solid-state electronics. Electrical and mechanical engineering are normally considered two separate disciplines, but students can pursue an associate's degree or even a bachelor's degree in electro-mechanical engineering. The bachelor degree program in Electro-Mechanical engineering is particularly addressed to students who demonstrate a thorough grounding in scientific disciplines (e.g. Mathematics, Physics) and basic knowledge in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.


Electro-Mechanical engineers develop and test all types of Electro-Mechanical equipment for commercial, industrial, military and scientific purposes. The Bachelor’s degree program in Electro-Mechanical engineering at Bahir Dar University is designed to enhance the prospects of future Electro-Mechanical engineers and efficiently enables them to plan, understand, and implement R&D (Research and Development) projects for new products and beyond the traditional domain.


Program Objective

This program is aimed at producing skilled and knowledgeable graduates to fill the existing national and international manpower demand in the electromechanical sector.

Duration of the program
Five years
Medium of Instruction
Admission criteria
Applicants should achieve the minimum score on Ethiopian Higher Education Qualification Certificate Examination (EHEQCE) or equivalent which satisfies admission cut point to higher education set by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency. 
Annual intake
25 students
Tuition fee
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Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
Electo-mechanical engineering undergraduates program are expected within a few years of graduation to have:
PEO1: Established themselves as practicing professionals in the capacity as policy makers and leaders in government and industry and/or be engaged in advanced study in mechanical engineering or a related field. 
PEO2: Graduates will function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings. 
PEO3: Graduates will have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
 Student Outcomes:

  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 judgments, 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 judgment to draw conclusions and 
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

 Program Delivery Modes
The Electro-Mechanical Engineering program is a full time based on-campus mode program offered during the day time via lecture, tutorial, and laboratory. Aside the traditional way of course delivery students will take a one semester intensive internship at different factories at a national level.