Bachelor Program

             Admission Requirements

Admissions to all regular undergraduate programs are processed through the Ministry of Education 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 University registrar office based on the criteria set by the University.

          Admission Regular Program:

    Admission following Preparatory Education

Students who have successfully completed the 10 plus 2 years preparatory and have scored the minimum cut-off point set by the Ministry of Education in the entrance exam could apply for admission to the Civil Engineering School. In view of the high number of applicants, admission to the School is rather competitive. Entrance exam will be given to select competitive candidates.

     Admission with Advance Standing

Depending on available spaces, diploma graduates from TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) in the fields related to Civil Engineering will be admitted based on grades on competitive basis.

       Admission of International Students

Applicants with a minimum cut-off point and with high scores in Physics and Mathematics in foreign countries examinations equivalent to the 10+2 preparatory program are also eligible. The School determines the equivalence.

      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 10 + 3 diploma graduates from an Engineering School, TVET or similar recognized college in the fields of Construction Technology, surveying technology, Drafting Technology, and other related programs with a minimum cut-off point and having certificate of competition/COC/ will be admitted based on space availability, and competitive basis.

Limited numbers of junior staff such as technical assistants in relevant field may be admitted each year based on non-competitive basis provided so  that  he or she;

  • has to serve the University for a minimum of 2 consecutive years
  • meet the minimum admission requirement set for the program
  • obtain letter of recommendation from responsible body
  • has to sign an undertaking to serve the University after graduation at least for two years of service for one complete year of

        Graduation Requirements

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering requires 5 years to complete in the regular program. A student is required to take courses that will bring the total credit point of 326 ECTS for graduation with the Degrees of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Students must accumulate 113 ECTS from General/Basic Courses, 198 ECTS from Core Compulsory Courses and 15 ECTS from Elective Courses.

Students must take and pass all the required courses to satisfy the requirement for graduation. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 is required in all courses taken. In addition, a minimum grade point average of 2.00 is required in the core courses of the program. Other requirements are same as those of the University graduation requirements.

            Grading System

The Grading Scale and Letter Grade System are given in table below as per academic policy.

Raw Mark

Letter Grades

Grade Points

Status Description

Class Description





First Class with Great Distinction










Very Good

First Class with Distinction

[68, 75)



[65, 68)




First Class




Second Class









Lower Class




Very Poor

< 40




Lowest Class

          Degree Nomenclature

The degree nomenclature should be read as;

  • “Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Civil Engineering” and in Amharic as
  • ”የሳይንስ ባችለር ዲግሪ በሲቪል ምህንድስና”