The SoECE aspires to excel in teaching, research, and industry linkage/consultancy at a national level as well as regionally 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. Realization of this vision requires focusing on specializations relevant to the need of the country; namely, Communication Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Industrial Control Engineering. This in turn requires institutional reorganization such asupgrading to faculty level where each discipline may have its own department.The attainment of this vision will require hard work on the part of Faculty/Department, staff, andstudents. This effort will require collaboration with the administration, alumni, industrialfriends, different organizations and other universities.
The SoECE 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.
At present, the Department is running a B.Sc. degree program in a unified Electrical and Computer Engineering program. In addition, the Department is running a continuing education program that leads to B.Sc. degree. The graduates of the Department have profound knowledge in basic science, mathematics, social science and the major disciplines: Communications, Power Engineering, Control Systems, and Computer Engineering (Hardware & Software). Electrical and Computer Engineering plays an important role in the development of the country.
The development of the energy, communication, industrial and commercial sectors need well qualified Electrical and Computer Engineers. Our graduates are working all over the country in a variety of jobs. They work in installation, design, testing, research and sales of electrical devices and systems. Many of them are engaged in Ethiopian Electrical Power Corporation, in Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation, in Ethiopian Airlines and in various other industrial and business organizations.
It is being observed that there is a widespread and fast change in the application and development in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the country and the world. Therefore, there is a need for revising the currently running program with respect to the national and international situation. The Department felt that much is expected from it to bring about changes in the field of Electrical Engineering, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the country. That is why the Ministry of Capacity Building initiated the revision of the curriculum in 2005.
Today’s electrical and computer engineers must be able to find solutions to new complex and challenging technical problems. They must have strong scientific, technical and managerial skills and be able to integrate technical concepts with practical applications.