Civil Engineering Department has come into being with establishment of Arba Minch Institute of Technology in September 1997. Presently, the department offers BSc with an intake of 240 and 4 MSc programs with specialization in Geotechnical, Structural, Construction Technology and Management and Road & Transport Engineering with an intake of 30 students.

It has requisite number of PhD faculty, professors, other faculty and supporting staff covering all the specializations to run all the programs; it has been rechristened Faculty of Civil Engineering.


Achieving excellence by producing competent graduates equipped with in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge technology and social obligation.


It aims to ensure skilled graduates must understand the social dimension that underpins the true meaning of development; hence all endeavors must satisfy human needs.


To prepare all graduates to be successful Civil Engineers, equip them to take on challenges through rigorous training

To instill competence in latest know how; inculcate professionalism with effective communication skills and ethical values

To groom students with effective leadership with moral values



· Civil Engineering

· Surveying


· Geotechnical Engineering

· Structural Engineering

· Construction Technology and Management

· Road and Transport Engineering

Program Outcomes: Above programs ensure graduates to possess following aptitudes:

· Engineering knowledge

· Problem analysis

· Design/development of solutions

· Conduct investigations of complex problems

· Modern tool usage

· The engineer and society

· Environment and sustainability

· Ethics

· Individual and team work

· Communication

· Project management and finance

· Life-long learning

Specific Outcomes

· Analyze and design civil engineering structural systems

· Apply principles of fluid mechanics in solving problems of hydraulic engineering

· Provide transportation solutions to connect any place integrating concepts of sustainable



The Faculty of Civil Engineering is having well-equipped laboratories catering to the needs of BSc and MSc programs. Laboratory courses are designed to support taught concepts and project, dissertation and thesis works.

· Three Seminar Halls

· 20 classrooms

· Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

· Material Testing Laboratory

· Soil Mechanics Laboratory

· Construction Materials  Laboratory

· Surveying Laboratory

· Highway Engineering Laboratory

Staff Profile

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Contact Us

Mr Habtamu Melesse,

Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Institute of Technology, AMU

Tel: +251-46881-1111


P.O. Box : 21

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P.O. Box 21
Arba Minch University