Department of Civil Engineering
The level of infrastructure developments are indicators of improved livelihood, investment attractions and tourism, the contribution of civil engineering in this regard is decisive. Access to drinking water and shelter, roads and harbors, railways and airports, hospitals, sports stadiums and schools etc. are the backbones of our daily life. Infrastructure adds quality to our life, and because it works, we take it for granted, only when part of it fail, or are taken away, do we realize its value. Civil Engineers worldwide endeavor to overcome the challenges of creating and maintaining infrastructure for today, and for future.
Civil Engineering is primarily designed to train viable, job-oriented, and marketable students. It is known that civil engineers build the world’s infrastructure with the help of structural engineering, construction technology, road & transport engineering & Geotechnical engineering. Problem solving professionals in the planning, design, construction & operation of all infrastructures (civil works) of our country have to be produced. The graduates have to be involved in road construction, structural system, supervision in construction sites & others.
The department offers programs leading to B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering in the regular and continuing education programs with duration of 5 years. It is currently running with a total of 300 students in a regular and continuing education programs.
Mission of the Civil Engineering Department
The mission of the Civil Engineering Department is to provide high quality civil engineering education and training, to undertake basic and applied research focusing on local problems while maintaining international standards, and to render professional services for national development.
The Department trains civil engineers who are capable of planning infrastructure development and handling the design and construction of a wide range of civil engineering projects, such as buildings, bridges, roads, dams, water treatment plants, water supply systems, irrigation schemes etc. The training produces competent graduates with good problem-solving and research skills currently at B.Sc. level. The graduates contribute to the economic development of the country and upgrade the engineering sector in Ethiopia.
Making the department of Civil Engineering and a model one in the country, which according to the department, would be achieved by creating strong scientific relations: exchanging technologies, ideas and research outputs with similar universities in the country, world, and strengthening bonds with industries at home and abroad.
The Department of Civil Engineering at Dilla University is dedicated to providing the highest quality broad-based technical, scientific, and liberal education. The department maintains and creates an outstanding educational programme in a climate that fosters diverse skills designed for professional success.
The objectives of the department are to prepare students for:
In general, undergraduate study in Civil Engineering includes six specialty areas:
Construction Engineering Specialty
Environmental Engineering Specialty
Geotechnical Engineering Specialty
Structural Engineering Specialty
Transportation Engineering Specialty
Water Resources Engineering Specialty
The goal of the department is producing outstanding civil 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 and environmental safety issues.
Staff Profile and Population
The department of Civil Engineering is comparatively one of the most populated in the university. The department currently has two Lecturers, two assistant lecturers, four Graduate assistants and two technical assistants.