Bachelor Program

                      General Objectives

With a bachelor’s degree, the graduates are well equipped for a wide variety of positions as practicing chemical engineers or for graduate studies in engineering and scientific disciplines. The program encourages continued learning and professional development by providing the proper knowledge and stimulation in a setting that promotes personal growth. The program emphasizes chemical engineering topics with specialized studies in the contemporary fields of process engineering, environmental engineering, food engineering, Sugar Technology, Biochemical engineering, Bio-fuel technology, leather technology, etc.

               Specific Objectives

  • Provide students with a high quality education that will enable them to adapt to a rapidly changing technical
  • Produce graduates who will be productive throughout their careers in a wide range of industrial, professional, and academic
  • Develop graduates with strong sense of ethics, professionalism, and the ability to succeed as both individual and team
  • To produce qualified Chemical Engineers who are instrumental in the development of the industrial sector of the
  • To carry out research in line with the development needs of the
  • To provide consultancy and technical services to the industrial sector and other socioeconomic sectors of the
  • To produce technically sound and practically competent engineers of global
  • To train professionals equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, who would contribute to the development of the
  • Reorient the education system to be more practical, research oriented and problem solving

                         Graduate Profile

Chemical Engineers are involved in all kinds of industries namely food and drink, pharmaceuticals, energy, oil and gas, water, chemicals, materials such as plastics, metals and ceramics as well as products such as toiletries, fertilizers and detergents. Chemical Engineers are also involved in assessing health, safety and environmental issues including the growing field of recycling and cleaner production, manufacture of lifesaving vaccines and managing projects for the treatment of wastewater. Chemical Engineers use the modern information technology extensively for process development, design and to solve industrial problems using sophisticated simulation software to simulate the processes.

A B.Sc. Chemical Engineering graduate can accomplish the following tasks after a brief period of the on-job training:

  • Conducting economic and technical feasibility studies in different fields of chemical and other process industries,
  • Modeling for process selection, design and evaluation, developing appropriate computer programs,
  • Designing, testing and commissioning (chemical) process and associated equipment’s and


  • Managing trouble-shoots and solving problems to optimize the production processes;
  • Overseeing the construction, modification, operation and maintenance of pilot plants, processing units or processing plants;
  • Advising management regarding the layout of industrial plants;
  • Acting as liaison between plant engineering personnel and equipment suppliers; preparing quotations and technical documents, coordinating the industrial construction projects;
  • Ensuring efficient, optimum, safe and environmentally responsible plant operation; establishing and conducting quality control programs; operating and assessment procedures and control strategies to ensure consistency and adhere to standards;
  • Cooperation with control and instrumentation specialists, supervision of and cooperation with other engineering personnel;
  • Advising industry and governmental bodies regarding environmental policies and standards;
  • Teaching fundamental Chemical Engineering Courses and assisting advanced
  • Working in multidisciplinary environment as well as – especially under the conditions of globalization-in international cooperation or business; participating in research and development activities;
  • Working in sustainable energy technologies and energy optimization systems

            Admission Requirements

The students are admitted to Pre-engineering in the Engineering and Technology college upon completion and pass of the preparatory program with a successful certification of Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination and preferably better performance in natural sciences and mathematics. After the students underwent a semester (preengineering) they will be given the chance to select specific program, which they would like to join and their performance will be considered in case the students are polarized to limited preferences. This Chemical engineering curriculum is implemented in 2021 entries. Candidates with diploma in chemical technology, chemistry, biology, applied chemistry and biology, food engineering in higher learning institutions that fulfils the general University advanced standing admission requirements could join this program.

            Grading System

The Grading System shall be enclosed as per the Academic Regulation of Samara University.

             Graduation Requirements

The graduation requirement is as per the rule and regulation of both Ministry of Education and the University Legislation.

Students must take and pass all the required modules to satisfy the requirements for graduation. The total required modules for graduation with the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering are 21, which amounts to credit points of 327 ECTS including the 30 ECTS mandatory internship. Further graduation requirements are as set by the respective University’s Legislation.

               Medium of Instruction

The program activities including instruction, presentation, project and thesis writing will be conducted in English

             Duration of the Study

The normal duration of the BSc. program is of five years with possible extension as  per the University’s senate legislation

          Quality Assurance Mechanism

Continuous and progressive monitoring of the teaching-learning process is crucial to the achievement of the objective sets for every semester. The following approach is used to do preliminary follow-up:

  • Prepare course description with details such as course outline, textbooks, references, project or laboratory tasks to maintain quality and continuity of course offering depth
  • Student evaluation and recommendation is weighed, as per the university policy, and feedbacks are assessed to improve the instruction quality
  • Examinations will be reviewed by the Quality Education Assurance Committee to reassure the standard
  • Feedback from stakeholders and industry fellows will be used as a guideline for competitiveness of graduates
  • The other milestones in Quality Assurance, seeking accreditation from internationally recognized
  • The overall internship experience provides a global exposure of human resource issues, business practice and the technology involved in efficient production.
  • The internship may ensure young students to take up the challenge of re-establishing Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) after finishing their studies.

            Degree Nomenclature

After successful completion of all the requirements, a student graduating from the Chemical Engineering department will be entitled to earn a degree with the following nomenclature: Chemical Engineering Degree with no focus area:

  • English naming:-“Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering”
  • In Amharic:-“የሳይንስ ባችለር ዲግሪ በኬሚካል ምህንድስና”