Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a profession that deals with the design, manufacturing, selection, installation, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of all forms of machinery, equipment, and industrial systems. The profession plays a vital role in the establishment and sustainable operation of a nation's manufacturing industries, transport systems, power generation, construction, and mining industries. The work of mechanical engineers varies by industry and function. Large number of mechanical engineers works in erection and commissioning of industrial plants, production operations, maintenance, technical sales, etc.; few are engaged in research, testing, and design work. Many are administrators or managers while some work as consultants. Some of the typical job profiles that Mechanical Engineers, in various capacities, perform include.
  • Design, development and manufacturing of products and machines for industrial and consumer use
  • Industrial plant design, equipment selection, plant erection, commissioning, operation and maintenance;
  • Installation of machinery and piping
  • Engineering material production and testing
  • Industrial gas- and water supply system/component design
  • Automotive and construction equipment design and maintenance,
  • Heating, refrigeration, air-conditioning and compressed air systems, water supply systems design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance
  • Energy conversion system/component design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance
  • Control of noise, vibration and environmental pollution
  • Industrial project design and evaluation
  • Project planning and total quality management
Mechanical Engineering profession can be acquired and mastered by graduates who are well educated to enter into, and dedicate to continue growing in the profession. An undergraduate Mechanical Engineering program meant to produce such graduates must be designed to provide to the students a sufficiently broad and deep base of the following requirements:
    • Engineering Knowledge
    • Problem Analysis
    • Design/Development of Solutions
    • Investigation
    • Modern Tool Usage
    • The Engineer and Society
    • Environment and Sustainability
    • Ethics
    • Communication
    • Individual and Team Work
    • Life-long Learning

Course Profile

Bachelor Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Hosting Unit 

Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Program Description:

As a mechanical engineer in BSc, it has involved with devising, designing, fabricating and improving equipment, tools, appliances and machines. A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering can prepare one to both get a job and work as an engineer and to go onto graduate school. 

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

51 students

Contact person

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Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

Graduates of the mechanical engineering 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 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. 

Number of Students who enrolled and graduated in the last five years

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 (Refer to the Program syllabus from the link below)