College of Applied Sciences

 

Short Description of the College

The College of Applied Sciences (COAS), together with the affiliated departments, serves as the central focus for applied sciences (Industrial Chemistry, Food Science and Applied Nutrition,Geology and Ecobiology) and basic sciences (Chemistry, Food Science, Environmental Science) at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University. The college encompasses a rich, diverse range of scientific expertise and initiative. Our programs and projects encourage a stimulating and challenging teaching, research and learning environment. COAS has a vision of a dynamic, world-class institution powered by the dedicated efforts of our faculty, staff and students. Our achievements will bear witness to the commitment to advance scientific knowledge and social development.

Departments

COAS has four departments, namely:

Department of Industrial Chemistry,

Department of Food Science and Applied Nutrition,

Department of Geology and

Department of Ecobiology.

Department of Industrial Chemistry

Programs:

  1. Undergraduateprogram

B.Scin Industrial Chemistry

  1. Postgraduate program

2.1. M.Sc in Industrial Chemistry

2.2. PhD in Chemistry

Specialization:

Analytical Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Contact:

SirakTeketel,

Head,Department of Industrial Chemistry

Tel: +251989679684

Email: sirak.teketel@aastu.edu.et

Department of Food Science and Applied Nutrition

Programs:

  1. Undergraduate program

B.Sc in Food Science and Applied Nutrition

  1. Postgraduate programs

2.1. M.Sc in Food Science and Nutrition

2.2. PhD in Food Science and Nutrition

Specialization:

Food Science

Nutrition

Contact:

Tariku Erena,

Head, Department of Food Science and Applied Nutrition

Tel: +251913069856

 Email: tariku.erena@aastu.edu.et

Department of Geology

Programs:

  1. Undergraduate program

B.Sc in Geology

  1. Postgraduate programs

2.1. M.Sc in Geology

2.2. PhD in Geological Sciences

 

Specialization:

Structural Geology and Tectonics

Petrology

Geochemistry

Sedimentary Geology

Hydrogeology

Economic Geology

Engineering Geology

Contact:

Dr. GilamichaelKidanemariam,

Head, Department of Geology

Tel: +251920813298

Email: gilamichael.kidanemariam@aastu.edu.et

Department of Ecobiology

Program:

Undergraduate program: B.Sc in Ecobiology

Laboratory

College of Applied Sciences has equipped with standard academic and research laboratories and facilities. The College is working on owning advanced and modern lab instruments and linking with international research laboratories.

Currently the college owned:

  • Sensory lab
  • Physical Chemistry research lab
  • Analytical Chemistry research lab
  • Organic Chemistry research lab
  • Inorganic Chemistry research lab
  • Petrology lab
  • Structural Geology lab
  • Remote Sensing and GIS lab

Instruments and facilities in labs

Faculty on duty

Department Academic &Research Assistants Lecturers Assistant Professors Associate Professors Professors Total
Industrial Chemistry 5 12 5 2 1 25
Food Science &Applied Nutrition 2 5 4 - - 11
Geology 1 1 7 1 1 11
Ecobiology 1 - 1 - - 2

 

Faculty on study/ Research leave

Department MSc study PhD Study Research/ Postdoc Leave
Industrial Chemistry 2 16 -
Food Science and Applied Nutrition 6 7 -
Geology 4 6 -
Ecobiology 4 6 -
  16 35 -

Students

Departments Number of Students in each departmentand program, 2017/ 2018 AY
BSc MSc PhD  
1st 2nd 3rd 4th S.total 1st 2nd S.total 1st 2nd 3rd 4th S.total Total
Industrial Chemistry 54 61 38 58 211 11 - 11 9 - - - 9 231
Food Science & Applied Nutrition 27 29 34 53 143 12 - 12 3 - - - 3 158
Geology 22 34 34 51 141 21 - 21 5 - - - 5 167
Ecobiology - - 28 46 74 - - - - - - - - 74
  569 44 17
Grand Total 630

Contact

Ibrahim Nasser, PhD

Dean, College of Applied Sciences

Tel: +251944118951

Email: ibrahim.nasser@aastu.edu.et