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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of the largest departments in the College of Engineering and Technology in Aksum University. The Department has been serving the country and advanced the University’s reputation. It is expected to train a significant number of Electrical and Computer Engineers in the country who will play key roles in the various sectors of development in the country.

The core strategy of the Department is to pursue its vision and mission to enhance its research, linkage with industry, academic and scholarly activities and become a center of excellence for its programs, thereby improving its eminence in national and international rankings.

Vision Statement

The ECE Department aspires to excel in teaching, research, and industry linkage/consultancy at a national level as well as regional and also in producing competent engineers within the field of electrical, electronic, and computer engineering to solve the problem of our country and bring about growth.

Mission Statement

The ECE Department is preparing young men and women to lead productive and rewarding professional lives at the forefront of Engineering in the 21st century and pursues research and linkage with the industry to advance the state-of-the-art in electrical and computer engineering education.

Programs under ECE Department

The curriculum is a five years under graduate program. Students who join the College of Engineering &Technology, Aksum University study for one semester as pre-engineering students. This semester is a kind of preparation for the next challenges. In this assessment semester they are more prepared academically as well as psychologically for University education and life. They take basic science, mathematics, and fundamental engineering courses with some humanity and social science courses. At the end of the semester, these students take examinations on all subjects and who successfully passed the exam have the possibility to join the Department.

Those pre-engineering students, who joined ECE Department, take Engineering courses and other additional interdisciplinary courses till the end of the 3rd year. Then after, based on their interest and performance, they are allowed to choose and enroll in one of the four specialization areas namely:

  • Communication Engineering,
  • Electrical Power Engineering,
  • Industrial Control Engineering and
  • Computer Engineering

Graduate Profiles

The following streams (focus areas) of ECE are identified as very important for the development of the country.

I.Electrical Engineer with Communication Engineering Focus

  • Design and test electronic circuits.
  • Design and maximize the utilization of communication network efficiently and with the least possible delay and adequate quality.
  • Able to carry out research in the area of system design/networking and bring solution in operational settings.
  • Able to solve problems in intensive signal processing and routing of information packets.

II.Electrical Engineer with Electrical Power Engineering Focus

  • Plan, design, analyze, develop, operate, control and maintain of electrical power plants (thermal, hydro, renewable), power apparatus and protection system.
  • Plan, design, analyze and develop power transmission and distribution system.
  • Design, analysis, construction, installation, control, operation and maintenance of electrical machines, power electronic devices and drives.

III.Electrical Engineer with Computer Engineering Focus

  • Design, develop, analyze and test the hardware and software for systems applicable to any industries, business, hospitals, institutions and offices.
  • Install, operate and maintain computer systems.
  • Work as a computer hardware engineer, software engineer, system analyst, data communication analyst, computer network engineer, database analyst, data administrator, network administrator, information systems quality assurance analyst, information system consultant, system tester, system security analyst, customer support analyst, system auditor, computer service engineer, web designer, webmaster, interactive media developer. 

IV.Electrical Engineer with Industrial Control Engineering Focus

  • Design, develop and analyze control and instrumentation system applied for monitoring, data acquisition and data analysis of electrical and non-electrical systems including digital, analogue, robust and higher order controllers.
  • Plan, produce, install, implement, operate and maintain the control and instrumentation systems.

Staff Profile

Total human resource profile on duty

S/N

PHD

Msc

Bsc

TA

Pending

Supportive

Total

2016/2017

01

15

14

7

4

2

43

Student Profile

Year

2

3

4

5

No. of Students

226

186

23 – Communication stream

19 – Computer stream

20 – Power stream

23 – Control stream

 

20 – Communication stream

19 – Computer stream

60 – Power stream

80 – Control stream