Consultancy service is one of the main pillars of UIL&TT directorate. It provides our academicians with opportunities to develop their own practice skills and a means for extra income. There are some consultancy services completed by AASTU and some still going on and some upcoming. These are
Completed Consultancy Projects
1. ERA Postgraduate Regular and Extensions Program
The UIL&TT with ERA started a five year regular and extension postgraduate program in the Civil Engineering Department in five streams (Structural Engineering; Road & Transport Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering; Hydraulic Engineering and Construction Technology & Management) and in Chemical Engineering Department in one stream (Environmental Engineering). The program is conducted with a budget of 48million ETB.
2. Ginch- Kachissie Road Design Project- Funded by Ethiopian Road Authority
This consultancy service was provided for the Ethiopian Road Authority. It was a detail design project for tender document preparation with an allocated budget of around 5.5 Million ETB. The project was successfully completed with the cooperation of Transport construction Design S.C with regards to soil and material investigation. Five different Departments participated in this project with a total of 29 multi disciplinary academicians of AASTU working together.
3. Spice Industry 10 years (2014-2024) Strategic Roadmap Plan Project- funded by Ministry of Industry
The FDRE Ministry of Industry on behalf of Ethiopian government wanted to address the problems faced by the spice industry regarding number of production, processing, and marketing. Therefore, the Ministry decided to conduct a strategic 10 year Road Map to find a solution for this sector and entrusted this job to AASTU. AASTU completed this strategic plan successfully with a budget of 2.5 million ETB allocating its 16 multi disciplinary academicians from 5 different departments.
4. Meat Industry 10 years (2014-2024) Strategic Roadmap Plan Project- funded by Ministry of Industry
The FDRE Ministry of Industry again on behalf of Ethiopian government wanted to address the current situations and the gaps to be bridged for future prospects, vision, goal, strategies and programs that need to be implemented in the coming ten years regarding the meat industry in order to support country’s progress towards becoming a middle income country by 2025. AASTU completed this 10 year strategic plan successfully with a budget of 2.5 million ETB allocating its 18 multi disciplinary academicians from 6 different departments.
5. Structural Geological Geomorphologic Mapping for Middle, Awash Dam Study and Design Project- funded by Federal Water Works Design & Supervision
This study was conducted and successfully completed by the Earth Science Department of AASTU with 4 academicians participating. The study costs 343,200 ETB and was delivered to Federal Water Works Design & Supervision as part of the feasibility studies undertaken by the agency.
6. Non-food agro-processing industries Policy Recommendation Research: Funded by FDRE Policy Study and Research Center
This was a research study conducted to recommend a policy regarding the non-food agro processing sector of Ethiopia which incorporates wood products, pulp & paper, bamboo products, gum & resin, and herbal medicines & cosmetics. The study consumed 1,370,000.00 ETB and was completed with the effort of three multi disciplinary academicians from AASTU working at chemical Engineering Department, Biotechnology department and business and management department.
7. Road Maintenance Project: Funded by Ethiopian Road Fund
The project is targeted to ensure whether the road agencies have been operating over the period 2013/2014 budget year in accordance to generally accepted quality standards and procedures or not. The project was conducted with a budget of 1.9 million ETB by the civil Engineering Department at AASTU.
Table 1: Summary of Completed Projects
|No.||Project Title||Client||Departments which conducted the project||Number of Staff participated in the project||Allocated Budget||Status|
|1||Ginch- Kachissie Road Design Project||Ethiopian Roads Authority(ERA)||Civil Engineering||23||
|Construction Technology and Management|
|Economics & Management||1|
|Division of Social Science||1|
|2||Spice Industry 10 years (2014-2024) Strategic Roadmap Plan Project||Ministry of Industry(MoI)||Chemical Engineering||6||2,559,984.00||Completed|
|Food Process Engineering||3|
|Food Science & Applied Nutrition||2|
|Economics & Management||2|
|3||Meat Industry 10 years (2014-2024) Strategic Roadmap Plan Project||Ministry of Industry (MoI)||Chemical Engineering||1||2,567,380.00||Completed|
|Food Process Engineering||5|
|Food Science & Applied Nutrition||2|
|Economics & Management||5|
|4||Structural Geological Geomorphologic Mapping for Middle, Awash Dam Study and Design Project||Water Works Design and Supervision Enterprise (WWDSE)||Earth Science||4||343,200.00
|5||Non-food agro-processing industries policy recommendation research||FDRE Policy study and research center
|Business & Management||1|
|6||Road maintenance project||Ethiopian Road Fund||Civil Engineering||1,939,452.00||Completed|
Ongoing consultancy projects
A. Geomorphologic and Geological Mapping around Addis Ababa City in 100Km Radius Funded by Federal Water Works design and Supervision
The proposed project is located within 100km radius of Addis Ababa City with purpose of investigating groundwater and identifying potential well fields for future abstractions for water supply. One department is participating in this project which has a budget of 397,200.00 ETB. Earth science department is working to accomplish this project.
B. Dambi-Dollo-LegaLoomii and Daarimu-Samaro Rural Road Projects for National Regional State of Oromia Roads Authority
The proposed project is route selection, road design & tender document preparation for 80 km at Dambi Dollo- LagaLomii and 68Km at Daarimu-Samaro. Three departments are participating in this project which has a budget of 7,998,986.00 ETB. Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Sociology Departments are working together to accomplish this project,
C. Factory Management, Performance Evaluation and Rewards System Evaluation Funded by Ethiopian Iron and Steel Factory
The proposed project is assessment of organizational structure, set standards for critical production points, set standards for the percentage of defects, analyzes the existing performance evaluation and reward system, identifies and provides the training required. Two departments are participating in this project which has a budget of 147,660.00 ETB. Management and Economics Departments are working together to accomplish this project
Upcoming Consultancy Projects:
- Estimation of Runoff and Sediment Load using GIS-SWAT Model for Sugar Corporation
- Creating/designing a program/system to enable disposal and elimination of accumulated bulk chemicals used medical equipments, expired medicines and other related items in different federal government public organizations in Ethiopia for Public Procurement and Property Disposal Service.
- Urban Planning, Structural Design, Hydraulic and sanitation, Electrical Installation and Electromechanical Works and Building in cooperation with Oromiya Urban Development and Housing Bureau.
- Quality test of Sebeta Referral Hospital for Sebeta City Administration.
Ongoing Joint Research Projects:
Table 2: Ongoing Research Projects
|No.||Title Projects||Client||Departments conducting the project||Number of Staff participated in the project||Allocated Budget (Birr)||Status|
|1||Micro lab Establishment||National Alcohol and Liquor Factory (NALF)||Food Process Engineering||1||113, 040.00
|2||Yeast Strain Selection||National Alcohol and Liquor Factory (NALF)||Biotechnology||4||142,882.00||Ongoing|
|3||Fermentation Process Optimization||National Alcohol and Liquor Factory (NALF)||Chemical Engineering &
Food Process Engineering