Written by Super User
Four to five years ago the government of Ethiopia decided to set up several new Universities to meet the demographic challenge and provide the country’s growing industry with properly qualified engineers. Producing well trained engineers which can satisfy the demand of different construction and manufacturing industries was also be one of the pillars of the growth and transformation plan of the government. In line with this fact, Dilla University founded the School of Technology in March 2011. The School was launched in September 2011 and currently consists of four undergraduate Programs: Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Technology and Management and Mechanical Engineering with a student body of about 820 students.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering and Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering Programs are also planned to be made active in 2005e.c. and the existing Computer Science program was incorporated to the school in 2004e.c, raising the total number of programs in the school to six.
- To be one of the well organized and known Teaching and/or research Institute in Ethiopia and as well as in east Africa.
- To create strong international links and relations in the way that will help us attain our vision to become the leading center of education and research in east Africa.
Mission/Objectives of the School
The missions/objectives of the School of Technology are:
- To create and sustain a process of learning in which students are given a broadly based university experience, a well-rounded education that enhances the development of creativity and critical thinking, and inculcates a strong sense of social awareness.
- To create a dynamic and supportive working environment in which faculty and staff may continuously develop intellectually and professionally.
- To contribute to the development of the nation in close cooperation with government and industry in promoting sustainable technologies, contributing to economic development, and improving the quality of life of the country’s citizens.
- To provide knowledge-based technological services to meet the needs of society, with a focus on urban development.
- To help in building national capabilities in technology education.
- To build strong relationships between the School, government and industry.
- To preserve and enrich Ethiopia’s natural and cultural heritage.
- To produce properly qualified engineers which can fit for the country’s growing industry and meet the GTP goal.
- To carry out research and development activities in areas relevant to the needs of the country
- To render consultancy services to the community
- To build up University-Industry Linkages so as to work on technology transfer and provide relevant trainings to the stakeholder /personnel/ in industries as well as Government suited for their requirements.
- To enable graduates work as a team in addressing engineering problems which the community come across.
- To encourage students in research that offers optimal solution to technical problems in the manufacturing industries, construction, energy sector, telecommunication, computer applications and other industry sectors.