College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering

 

Short Description of the College

College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (CEME) is established to emanate one of the founding principles of the university to excel in ICT, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. The College is responsible for academic, research, technology transfer and community service activities.

Vision:

The college aims to become center for excellence in teaching, research and innovation in the area of Computing (Computer Science, IT, Software Engineering, Computer engineering, among others), Electrical Engineering (Power, Communications, Microelectronics, Control and Instrumentation), Mechanical Engineering (Design, Automotive, Manufacturing, and Thermal Engineering) and Electro-Mechanical Engineering (Robotics, Mechatronics, industrial control and   automation).

Mission:

The missions that CEME has been established for are:

  • Delivering world-class education and training in strategically priority Electrical, Computing and Mechanical Engineering disciplines based on national economic demand,
  • Conducting problem-solving applied research to support the productivity and competitiveness of industries,
  • Serving as a center for knowledge, research, innovation and technological transfer in computing, electrical, electromechanical and mechanical engineering areas, and
  • Becoming a national hub in computing, electrical, electromechanical and mechanical engineering and technology.

Departments

The college currently has four main departments with various specialization areas. Namely,

  1. Electrical and Computer Engineering
  2. Electro-mechanical Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Software Engineering

Academic Programs

  1. BSc Program
    • BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Specialization areas:

  • Control and instrumentation engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Power Engineering
  • Communication Engineering
  • BSc in Electromechanical Engineering
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering

Specialization areas:

  • Mechanical Design
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
    • BSc in Software Engineering
  1. MSc Program
    • MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Specialization areas:

  • Control and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Power Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Communication Engineering
  • MSc in Electromechanical Engineering

Specialization area:

  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Specialization area:

  • Mechanical Design
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • MSc in Software Engineering
  1. PhD Programs:
    • PhD in Electrical Engineering

Specialization areas:

  • Control and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Power Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Communication Engineering
  • PhD in Electromechanical Engineering

Specialization area:

  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Specialization area:

  • Mechanical Design
  • Thermal Engineering
  • PhD in Software Engineering

Laboratories

College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering has well-furnished and standard laboratory facilities which are being used for both academia and research activities.

These laboratories are;

  • Automation laboratory
    • Basic hydraulics and pneumatics
    • Advanced electro-pneumatics and electro-hydraulics
  • Automotive laboratory
  • CAD Laboratory
  • Communication laboratory
  • Electrical Machines laboratory
  • HVAC and Refrigeration Laboratory
  • Machine shop
  • Material Testing laboratory
  • Mechanical Vibration laboratory
  • Power Electronics and Instrumentation laboratory
  • Sheet metal shop
  • Thermo-fluid laboratory
  • Welding shop

Fig.1  Power Systems Laboratory

 

 

 

Fig. 2 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning laboratory

Fig. 3 Automation laboratory

Fig. 4 Vibration laboratory

Research Themes

The following are the current research thematic areas of the college and are not limited to;

  • Advanced Robotics and Automation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Communication systems
  • Computer science
  • Control systems
  • Distributed systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Footwear and leather engineering
  • Mechanical Design
  • Micro electronics
  • Power systems and electric drive
  • Product design and Manufacturing
  • Software Engineering
  • Thermo-fluid power systems

Ongoing funded research projects

The followings are ongoing research projects with about 3.5 million birr in the college;

  1. Design and implementation of solar and wind hybrid power system for off grid system and promoting green energy.
  2. Industrial process mapping for real time energy consumption prediction and replication potential of renewables in Ethiopian textile industry.
  3. Design and manufacturing of light duty 3D printing machine for prototype applications
  4. Design and development of solar power driven flour mill
  5. Design and Fabrication of waste plastics recycling machine
  6. Smart electric power management at the customer end with prioritized service provisions
  7. Design and development of a battery operated inter-mobility vehicle to reduce the dependence on nonrenewable resources.
  8. Design, Fabrication and heat transfer analysis of integrated solar and biogas energy system for drying process.
  9. GPR based water resource reservoir cum nondestructive inspection system for detecting underground water leakages.

Future plan

College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering works hard to be the center of excellence in the area of computing, electrical engineering, electromechanical engineering and mechanical engineering areas. The college also strives hard to provide innovative and technological solution for industrial problems.

Staff Profile & Current student population

Staff Profile

Qualification Population
Advanced Diploma 30
BSc 50
MSc 88
PhD 16
Total 184

 

Current student population

Total student 3146
Male to female ratio (%)  84:16

Contact:

Sultan Feisso (Dr.), Dean

Tel. no: (+251) -  011 895 9486  (Office)

E-mail: dean.ceme@aastu.edu.et

Office: Block 64, Room 102