Programs – Bachelor

                     Program Objectives

The objectives of undergraduate program in chemistry are:

  • Produce well trained and skilled chemists capable of taking up positions in the growing demand of the various sectors of the economy such as various industries, learning institutions, research institutions, as well as various environmental conservation endeavors of the country;
  • Disseminate knowledge in chemistry and related areas through active participation in related professional activities, such as Chemical Society of Ethiopia, Regional Networking, Workshops, Symposia and Publications
  • Develop capabilities for the provision of consultancy and technical services as well as short term specialized training to both public and private sectors
  • To produce chemists who create job opportunities by applying the acquired knowledge and skills.

                 Graduate Profiles

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in chemistry will have acquired education at advanced level, including: Knowledge of chemistry, General intellectual and life skills and Values that equip them for employment, citizenship and lay the foundations for a lifetime of continuous learning and personal development. The chemistry graduates are expected to have the following competencies:

1.   Knowledge of Chemistry

  • Master the fundamentals of chemistry including an understanding of broad conceptual and theoretical elements
  • Possess an understanding and appreciation of the theoretical bases, methodologies and characteristics of learning of chemistry, research and creative work in chemistry
  • An understanding and appreciation of current issues and debates in chemistry
  • Continue further specialized educations
  • Work as an industrial chemist in chemical processing industries
  • Be a potential candidate of a chemistry teacher
  • Serve as a research/graduate assistant in research / higher education institutions\
  • Create job opportunities by the acquired chemical knowledge
  • Contribute to the development of chemical industries with other professionals
  • Enthusiastic about scientific ideas, discovery and learning
  • Analyze and solve complex problems on chemistry issues
  • Synthesize, characterize and study chemical compounds
  • Have critical understanding of technical and scientific tools
  • Manage and perform projects activities

                2.   General Intellectual and Life Skills

  • Possess critical, conceptual and reflective thinking, intellectual openness and curiosity, creativity and originality
  • Recognize when information is needed and locate, evaluate and use this information effectively
  • An ability to access, identify, organize and communicate chemical knowledge effectively
  • An ability to work independently as well as part of a team or group
  • An ability to lead in the community, professional associations etc.
  • An ability to undertake numerical calculations and understand quantitative information
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis in chemical laboratories
  • Work as quality controllers in industries
  • Knowledgeable in IT and data processing skills in relation to chemical information
  • Knowledge about the history, cultural and societal geo-economic integration of the people of Ethiopia

                    3.   Values

  • Value intellectual integrity, respect for truth and for the ethics of research and scholarly activity
  • Demonstrate environmentally conscious attitude
  • Conduct assigned and professional activities with integrity and professional ethics
  • Contribute to the development of chemical industries with other professionals
  • Disseminate chemical knowledge
  • Enthusiastic about scientific ideas, discovery and learning
  • Self-discipline and an ability to plan and achieve personal and professional goals
  • Willingness to engage in constructive public discourse and to accept social and civic responsibilities
  • Respect for the values of other individuals and groups, and an appreciation of human and cultural diversity
  • An awareness of international and global dimensions of  intellectual,  political  and economic activities, and behaving as a responsible citizen

              Admission Requirements

  • Entrance exam prepared and administered by the university, and
  • Diploma in chemistry from higher learning institutions as the fulfillment of the general University’s admission requiremet

           Graduation Requirements

 

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Description

Minimum Requirement

1

Cumulative GPA

2.00

2

Major CGPA

2.00

 

             Degree Nomenclature

  • In English:-Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc.) in Chemistry
  • In Amharicየሣይንስ ባችለር ዲግሪ በኬሚስትሪ