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Background:

 The computer Science department of Mekelle University Faculty of Business and Economics was formed in the 2000 with an initial 4 part-time lecturers and 1 technical assistant. The Department initially introduced diploma in computer science in the extension program. In the year 2002 the diploma program commenced in the regular program. The diploma program focused on developing practical skills, particularly on the area of database. The last batch of the diploma program graduated in 2004. Since 2002, the department has been offering degree program in computer Science in both regular and extension admissions. Since its inception, the department grew in both the number of student’s intake and number of staff. And from the year October 2008 the department opened one additional program in the field of Information systems.Currently, the department of Computing has 40 on-duty staff, 11 on-study leave. It has currently about 1116 students in both regular and extension admissions under both the Computer Science Program and The Information Science Program.

Computer science is the field of computing that is leading the development of new knowledge in such areas as bioinformatics, intelligent systems, and computer vision and image processing. Computer science is broad field of study spanning theory through to software development. Ethiopia has underscored the use of ICT for development after having taken lessons from other countries. In line with this, the need for research, use and development of software is in demand at both national and regional level. Therefore, the program in computer science will provide the trained manpower that can satisfy the aforementioned professional needs.

The general objective of Computer Science program is:

  • To provide a broad based education in computer science that exposes students to the areas of software engineering, computer architecture, theoretical computer science, systems Programming, computer communications and database management system.
  • To enable prospective graduates to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the growing needs of the country for trained man power in computer science.
  • To produce a high quality graduate with an entrepreneurial and problem solving mind set
  • To produce highly competent students who are able to practically apply their theoretical knowledge in the real world system.
  • To cope up the program with international standards

Head

 Dr.-Ing.  Abiot Sinamo,(PhD.)

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Chairs

  • Computer Networking and Security Chair
  • Information Systems Chair
  • Software Engineering Chair
  • Knowledge Based Systems Chair

Programs (Bachelor / Masters)

 Undergraduate

  • BSc in Computer Science
  • BSc in Information Systems
  • BSc in Software Engineering

Projects

  • Government Property Management System for Tigrai Planning and Finance Bureau = Ongoing
  • Dynamic Website Development for Tigrai Tourism and Culture Agency
  • Website for Regional Bureau of Construction

Memorandum of Understanding signed with TECNO mobile in areas of experience sharing, selecting candidates for further training in china and creation of job opportunities for graduates.

Facts and Figures

 Total Staff members (On duty and on study leave) = 43

 A total of 1162 students 21 of whom are enrolled under the extension program.

Available Labs

  • Five Computer Labs with a total of 125 PCs
  • CISCO Lab that serves the CISCO ACADEMY

Program: Computer Science

Undergraduate

Year

No of undergraduate (UG) students

Regular

Evening

Summer

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

I

40

54

92

-

-

-

-

-

-

II

81

51

132

-

-

-

-

-

-

III

97

42

139

-

-

-

-

-

-

IV

92

54

146

10

2

12

-

-

-

Total Regular

students

509

Total Evening students

12

Total Summer students

-

Total UG Students =521

 

Program: Information Systems

Undergraduate

Year

No of undergraduate (UG) students

Regular

Evening

Summer

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

I

34

39

73

-

-

-

-

-

-

II

135

58

195

-

-

-

-

-

-

III

73

54

75

-

-

-

-

-

-

IV

69

 31

100

 6

 3

 9

-

-

-

Total Regular

       students       

495

Total Evening students    

9

Total Summer students

-

Total UG Students= 504

 

Program: Software Engineering

Undergraduate

Year

No of undergraduate (UG) students

Regular

Evening

Summer

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

I

44

25

69

-

-

-

-

-

-

II

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

III

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

IV

-

 -

-

 -

         -

        -

-

-

-

Total Regular

       students       

69

Total Evening students    

-

Total Summer students

-

Total UG Students= 69

 

Contact Address

 Tel: +251-348-400542

 Fax: EiT-M

 Computing Sciences Building

 Office Number C7-208