The MSc Program

The MSc Program in Computer Science was launched in September 2002. Since then, about 220 students have successfully completed their studies with MSc in Computer Science. The program has an average of yearly intake capacity of 35 students. The curriculum of the program, with a total requirement of 31 credit hours in a two-year package, has three options: thesis research, project work and course work only. There had been about 100 MSc thesis works successfully completed since the launching of the program at the Department. Among the many research works conducted by the graduate students and staff at the Department, the following are some of the research domains and subjects:

  • Distributed and Pervasive Systems,
  • Software Engineering,
  • Multimedia Systems,
  • Information Retrieval (Web Search Engines for Amharic, Amharic/Eglish and Oromiffa Languages, etc.),
  • Online Handwriting Recognition for Ethiopic script,
  • Image processing,
  • Speech Processing and Natural Language Processing, and
  • Mobile Technologies.

More than 50 MSc projects works which are intended for practical applications developments and technology transfer works are also conducted at the Department successfully since the launching of the program. Among the many project works conducted by the staff and graduate students at the Department, the following are some of the project work domains:

  • Mobile Application systems in the fields of m-Health, e-Government, m-Learning, etc.,
  • Design and Development of e-Government, e-Health and e-Learning Systems,
  • Localization, and
  • Spatial Data Management.

The MSc in Computer Science in the evening program was launched during the academic year 2010/11. During the first year, 61 students were admitted in two sections. This program is intended to give an opportunity to those working in government and non-government organizations to study at MSc level.

The BSc Program

The BSc in Computer Science program of the Department has been running since 1993. Since then, more than a thousand students have graduated from both the regular and evening programs. The current average yearly intake capacity in the regular program is 160, while it is 100 in the evening scheme.