September 22, 2021

College of Applied Sciences


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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.


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COAS has four departments, namely:

Department of Industrial Chemistry,

Department of Food Science and Applied Nutrition,

Department of Geology and

Department of Ecobiology.

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Department of Industrial Chemistry


  1. Undergraduateprogram

B.Scin Industrial Chemistry

  1. Postgraduate program

2.1. M.Sc in Industrial Chemistry

2.2. PhD in Chemistry


Analytical Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry



Head,Department of Industrial Chemistry

Tel: +251989679684



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Department of Food Science and Applied Nutrition


  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


Food Science



Tariku Erena,

Head, Department of Food Science and Applied Nutrition

Tel: +251913069856



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Department of Geology


  1. Undergraduate program

B.Sc in Geology

  1. Postgraduate programs

2.1. M.Sc in Geology

2.2. PhD in Geological Sciences



Structural Geology and Tectonics



Sedimentary Geology


Economic Geology

Engineering Geology


Dr. GilamichaelKidanemariam,

Head, Department of Geology

Tel: +251920813298



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Department of Ecobiology


Undergraduate program: B.Sc in Ecobiology


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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


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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


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Departments Number of Students in each departmentand program, 2017/ 2018 AY
BSc MSc PhD  
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 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


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Ibrahim Nasser, PhD

Dean, College of Applied Sciences

Tel: +251944118951






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