Department Of Software Engineering


Software Engineering department has established in 2013/14 as new program under the college of computing and informatics and since then the department enrolled students and provide teaching learning activities. Currently, the department has a total of 28 staffs and 286 undergraduate students.

Mission of the Department

  • The Department obligates itself to achieve the academic excellence in the field of software engineering and to enable our graduates in demanded by industry’s and higher education institutions all over Ethiopia and the world.
  • To produce an educated, ethical and responsible citizens to brand our country competent with the rest of the world.
  • To conduct various researches and community service to solve the community problems.
  • To support our country and community’s development plan and strategy by adapting and innovating a new technologies.


  • Produce qualified and competent man power in the field of software engineering.
  • Enable students under take demand oriented and problem solving research and development activities.
  • Develop managerial and entrepreneurship skill of students to start their own computing business.
  • Equip students to organize and provide in-service and society training program related with software engineering.
  • To equip students with necessary knowledge and skill of writing, reporting and communicating for scientific paper
  • Inspire students to have a positive attitude towards their profession to have the sense of cooperation, honesty and loyalty
  • Provide consultancy and advisory service, skill up-grading trainings and community development services.
  • Produce socially accountable personnel who would give alternative solutions to socio-economic problems.
  • To promote the concept of comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach in tackling computer related problems.


Software engineering (SE) is the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the design, development, operation, and maintenance of software, and the study of these approaches; that is, the application of engineering to software. Our society relies on software based systems, with applications ranging from transportation, telecommunications, and avionics systems to systems used in government, business, banking and health. Software engineers ensure the timely and cost-effective delivery of reliable and efficient software systems that are being created by (often interdisciplinary) teams.

Program profile

Degree Nomenclature:

                               English: Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering

                                  Amharic: የሳይንስ ባችለር ዲግሪ በሶፍትዌር ምኅንድስና

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements would be similar to the general institutional requirements. That is, the student should complete preparatory level education and the entry point is determined accordingly by the Ministry of Education for the regular students whereas the admission criteria for distance and continuing education program are as per the University’s requirement.

Duration of the Study

Students will not take different computing courses at their high school study. The nature of the disciplines needs many practical works considering the above facts, objectives, under normal circumstances, four years of study are required to complete the all programs.

Strategic Directions

The department focus on the following points:

  1. ICT services include laboratory service
  2. Software Development and Innovations
  3. Finance and External Linkage
  4. Research and Community Service
  5. Human Resource Development both in number and upgrading
  6. Academic Programs and Quality Assurance.

Special Features of Learning at software engineering

  • Promoting an interactive atmosphere with follows students and lecturers.
  • Excellent level of academic support.
  • Continuous assessment system used throughout all programs in order to better prepare for end of semester final examinations by learning in a progressive manner.
  • Career-based programs aligned closely with developments and changes in the IT global industry.
  • Class demonstrators used in practical lectures to help more students understand lab demonstrations.

Department’s Facilities

  1. Fully wireless and wired Internet access.
  2. Fully equipped computer laboratories.
  3. Access to a PC and Laptop computers for all academic staffs.
  4. Access teaching materials on local ftp server.


  • Mr. Hailemichael Kefie
  • Head, Department of Software Engineering
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  • Mobile: +251910106339