Undergraduate Study

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees will be charged according to the direction given by the Ministry of Education and the university.

Admission Requirements

Admissions to all regular undergraduate programs are processed through the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. This is currently true for all public Universities across the whole nation. Admissions to the continuing education program (CEP) are processed through the Institute’s registrar office based on the criteria set by Arba Minch University.

I. Admission to Regular Program

Students who have successfully completed the 10 plus 2 years preparatory secondary education and have secured a minimum cutoff point with high scores in Physics and Mathematics are eligible to join the regular undergraduate B.Sc. degree program in electrical engineering. This criterion is common to all Departments in the Faculties of Engineering. Depending on available spaces, diploma graduates from TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) in the fields of electrical engineering could be admitted based on availability of space and the vertical permeability criteria to be set by the Ministry of Education. Applicants with a minimum cutoff point and with high scores in Physics and Mathematics in foreign countries examinations equivalent to the 10+2 preparatory program are also eligible. The equivalence is determined by MoE.

II. Admission to Continuing Education Program

The criteria set for admission to the regular program will be employed as the criteria for admission to the continuing education program. Candidates who are diploma graduates from an engineering faculty, TVET or similar recognized college in the fields of electrical engineering with a minimum cutoff point will be admitted based on space availability the vertical permeability criteria to be set by the Ministry of Education. Limited numbers of junior staff such as technical assistants in relevant field may be admitted each year based on non-competitive basis provided that he/she:

A) Has served the University for a Minimum of 5 consecutive years

B) Meet the minimum admission requirement set for the program

C) Obtain letter of recommendation from the business & development vice president

D) Sign an undertaking to serve the University after graduation, at least two years of service for one complete year of study.

III. Department Placement

After successful completion of the orientation semester, students will choose academic departments according to their desired field of study. In view of the high number of applicants, admission to the electrical engineering department is usually on competitive basis based on academic performance. 20% of the total available places shall be reserved for females in addition to their right to compete in the 80% places.

IV. Graduation Requirements

Students must take and pass all the required courses to satisfy the requirements for graduation. The total number of credit points required for graduation with the degrees of Bachelor of Science in electrical Engineering is around 270 ECTS plus Industry-internship (30 ECTS).

Study Program

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Contact Us

Department of Electrical Engineering
P.O. Box 21
Arba Minch University

Tel: +251-46881-2244
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