• Registration

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

About:

Department of Information Technology is one of the oldest departments in Wolkite University. It was established with 3 academic staffs and 34 undergraduate students during the establishment of the university in 2011/12. Currently the department has a total of 36 staffs and 350 undergraduate students.

Background

Information Technology (IT) is an enormously vibrant field that emerged at the end of the last century as our society experienced a fundamental change from an industrial society to an information/knowledge society. From its inception just half a century ago, IT has become the defining technology of our age, changing how we live and work.

IT is among the most challenging and exciting areas of research and development. The essence of IT is to provide both practical tools for innovation and principles behind   creative model building.

IT professionals have assumed the leading role in driving the evolution of information technology by being able to effectively construct new software to meet the need of the society. They also play a pivotal role in synthesizing advancing research and development arising from multiple disciplines.

The program is designed partly due to the global demand of IT professionals and also in response to the ICT policy of the country. One of the strategic focuses of the ICT policy of Ethiopia is human resource development which can execute the policy. Universities recognized the importance of Information Technology, the need to offer quality education aimed at understanding this field, and the practical application of IT knowledge.

Mission of the Department

The Department of Information Technology educates professional practitioners and managers of information technology, accelerates information technology transfer to business and industry, and develops innovations in the application of emerging information technology through learning, engagement, and discovery by its faculty and students.

  • To its students - the department provides standard curricula that facilitate student-centered and laboratory-based learning of information technologies that are relevant to their lives and careers, valuable in terms of content and competencies, and connected to the needs of industry.
  • To the industry - the department produces practitioner-oriented information technology professionals and future leaders who can immediately contribute to problem solving and business results through application of information technology. Computer and Information Technology actively partners with industry through engagement that both contribute to life-long learning as well as the discovery of application of information technology solutions to business needs.
  • To other educators - the department is a partner through professional service and discovery of learning that extends the frontiers of information technology education and outreach.
  • To the society -  the department is a citizen and partner that advance the economic and social development of the country and the world through technology transfer.

Objectives

The Department of Information Technology believes that the field is fascinating, challenging but rewarding. Thus, the department aims at preparing students to empower them to face the challenge of the field in the society and to enable them reap the fruit of globalization through extensive practical work. In particular, the followings are the specific objectives of the department:

  • To direct and assist students in the acquisition of fundamental principles of Information Technology and of an awareness of the impact of information and communication technologies revolution on particular application of such principles.
  • To stimulate and encourage the students to have sound practical knowledge of the fields, through project work and evaluation.
  • To engender in the student an abiding consciousness of Information Technology professional ethics.
  • To train students with basic skills of problem solving using computers through practical exposure to similar problem solving techniques.
  • To empower students in using computer for practical problem solving purposes properly.
  • To develop computational way of thinking to design, analysis and implementation of enterprise wide solutions to societal problems.

Values

Department of Information Technology aspires to have commitment to ethical conducts.

Expansion Strategies

Information Technology, as one of the computing fields, started in response to practical, everyday needs of organizations. It is obvious that there has been demand from potential employers in the country for professionals in the area of maintaining, upgrading, selecting designing and implementing computing infrastructures and Information communication technology products. Therefore, opening Information Technology in degree programs which encompasses, making every ICT resources available and make organizations to ensure the maximum ICT resources utilization; is the current and actually the ultimate demand of the country. Thus, the department will expand the program by:

In terms of faculty development and services, the department is pursuing on the following:

Enrolment

The following figure shows the development of student enrolment in regular and undergraduate program in the department.

Facilities Available

Beyond the University’s common facilities like library and class rooms, the department has 5 well equipped computer laboratories having internet connectivity.

Contact:

  • Mr. Teshome Yihunie
  • Head, Department of Information Technology
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mobile: +251918057001

Department Of Software Engineering

Establishment

Software Engineering department has established in 2013/14 as new program under the college of computing and informatics and since then the department enrolled students and provide teaching learning activities. Currently, the department has a total of 28 staffs and 286 undergraduate students.

Mission of the Department

  • The Department obligates itself to achieve the academic excellence in the field of software engineering and to enable our graduates in demanded by industry’s and higher education institutions all over Ethiopia and the world.
  • To produce an educated, ethical and responsible citizens to brand our country competent with the rest of the world.
  • To conduct various researches and community service to solve the community problems.
  • To support our country and community’s development plan and strategy by adapting and innovating a new technologies.

Objectives

  • Produce qualified and competent man power in the field of software engineering.
  • Enable students under take demand oriented and problem solving research and development activities.
  • Develop managerial and entrepreneurship skill of students to start their own computing business.
  • Equip students to organize and provide in-service and society training program related with software engineering.
  • To equip students with necessary knowledge and skill of writing, reporting and communicating for scientific paper
  • Inspire students to have a positive attitude towards their profession to have the sense of cooperation, honesty and loyalty
  • Provide consultancy and advisory service, skill up-grading trainings and community development services.
  • Produce socially accountable personnel who would give alternative solutions to socio-economic problems.
  • To promote the concept of comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach in tackling computer related problems.

Careers:

Software engineering (SE) is the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the design, development, operation, and maintenance of software, and the study of these approaches; that is, the application of engineering to software. Our society relies on software based systems, with applications ranging from transportation, telecommunications, and avionics systems to systems used in government, business, banking and health. Software engineers ensure the timely and cost-effective delivery of reliable and efficient software systems that are being created by (often interdisciplinary) teams.

Program profile

Degree Nomenclature:

                               English: Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering

                                  Amharic: የሳይንስ ባችለር ዲግሪ በሶፍትዌር ምኅንድስና

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements would be similar to the general institutional requirements. That is, the student should complete preparatory level education and the entry point is determined accordingly by the Ministry of Education for the regular students whereas the admission criteria for distance and continuing education program are as per the University’s requirement.

Duration of the Study

Students will not take different computing courses at their high school study. The nature of the disciplines needs many practical works considering the above facts, objectives, under normal circumstances, four years of study are required to complete the all programs.

Strategic Directions

The department focus on the following points:

  1. ICT services include laboratory service
  2. Software Development and Innovations
  3. Finance and External Linkage
  4. Research and Community Service
  5. Human Resource Development both in number and upgrading
  6. Academic Programs and Quality Assurance.

Special Features of Learning at software engineering

  • Promoting an interactive atmosphere with follows students and lecturers.
  • Excellent level of academic support.
  • Continuous assessment system used throughout all programs in order to better prepare for end of semester final examinations by learning in a progressive manner.
  • Career-based programs aligned closely with developments and changes in the IT global industry.
  • Class demonstrators used in practical lectures to help more students understand lab demonstrations.

Department’s Facilities

  1. Fully wireless and wired Internet access.
  2. Fully equipped computer laboratories.
  3. Access to a PC and Laptop computers for all academic staffs.
  4. Access teaching materials on local ftp server.

Contact:-

  • Mr. Hailemichael Kefie
  • Head, Department of Software Engineering
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mobile: +251910106339

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Establishment

The department has established in 2011/12 when the university was established and currently the department enrolled students and provide teaching learning activities. Currently, the department has a total of 25 staffs and 350 undergraduate regular and 91 extension and weekend students and a total number of 441 students. 

Mission Statement of the department

  • ·Produce highly qualified graduates in the world of Computer Science.
  • ·Produce competitive and effective experts who can successfully apply his/her knowledge to solve computer related problems.

Vision of the Department

The vision of the Department is to serve students and the community through excellent learning programs, by conducting relevant and effective research and community engagement projects.

The Department commits itself to the achievement of academic excellence in the field of computer science. To this end, it offers various program ranging from undergraduate to doctoral level for the feature plan.

Our graduates will be in demand from industry and from higher education institutions all over Ethiopia and the world. It will be well recognized all over the world due to its many publications and due to the works of its centers of excellence. In line with its expansion procedures the college will strive to succeed the delivery of quality education, problem solving research undertakings and its community services.

Whatever your stage of education, we have the expertise to take you to the top. We are well established in the higher education market and have gained the reputation as a leader in computing.

Objectives

  • Produce qualified and competent man power in the field of computer science.
  • Enable students under take demand oriented and problem solving research and development activities.
  • Develop managerial and entrepreneurship skill of students to start their own computing business.
  • Equip students to organize and provide in-service and society training program related with computing
  • To equip students with necessary knowledge and skill of writing, reporting and communicating for scientific paper
  • Inspire students to have a positive attitude towards their profession to have the sense of cooperation, honesty and loyalty
  • Provide consultancy and advisory service, skill up-grading trainings and community development services.
  • Produce socially accountable personnel who would give alternative solutions to socio-economic problems.
  • To promote the concept of comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach in tackling computer related problems.

Careers

Computer science deals with the theoretical foundations of information and computation. It is about using computers to solve problems effectively. Our graduates have a firm grasp of software, networks, computer architecture, formal methods, algorithms and data structures, databases, distributed services, virtualization, mobile computing and artificial intelligence. Skills learnt can be used in varied fields such as; business and finance, engineering, communications and the biological, physical and earth sciences.

Program profile

Degree Nomenclature:

                                Endlish: Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science

                                Amharic: በኮምፒዩተር ሳይንስ የሳይንስ ባችለር ዲግሪ

 Admission Requirements

Admission requirements would be similar to the general institutional requirements. That is, the student should complete preparatory level education and the entry point is determined accordingly by the Ministry of Education for the regular students whereas the admission criteria for distance and continuing education program are as per the University’s requirement.

 Duration of the Study

Students will not take different computing courses at their high school study. The nature of the disciplines needs many practical works considering the above facts, objectives, under normal circumstances, four years of study are required to complete the all programs.

Strategic Directions

The Department has focus on the following strategic directions:

  1. ICT services include laboratory service
  2. Software Development and Innovations
  3. Research and Community Service
  4. Human Resource Development both in number and upgrading
  5. Academic Programs and Quality Assurance.

Special Features of Learning Computer Science

  • Promoting an interactive atmosphere with follows students and lecturers.
  • Excellent level of academic support.
  • Continuous assessment system used throughout all programs in order to better prepare for end of semester final examinations by learning in a progressive manner.
  • Career-based programs aligned closely with developments and changes in the IT global industry.
  • After-car academic tutorial support provided by lecturers outside regular class time.
  • Class demonstrators used in practical lectures to help more students understand lab demonstrations.

Department’s Facilities

  • Fully wireless and wired Internet access in staff office and in laboratory rooms.
  • Fully equipped computer laboratories.
  • Access to a PC and Laptop computers for all department staffs.

Contact:

  • Mr. Melaku Kore
  • Head, Department of Computer Science
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mobile: +251910561133

Department of Information Systems

About the department

The department was established in 2011/12 with three instructors and 25 students. Currently, the department has a total of 33 staffs and 343 undergraduate students. 

The vision of the department is to serve students and the community through excellent learning programs, by conducting relevant and effective research and community engagement projects.

The Department commits itself to the achievement of academic excellence in the field of Information Systems.

Our graduates will be in demand from industry and from higher education institutions all over Ethiopia and the world. It will be well recognized all over the world due to its many publications and due to the works of its centers of excellence. In line with its expansion procedures the department will strive to succeed the delivery of quality education, problem solving research undertakings and its community services.

Whatever your stage of education, we have the expertise to take you to the top. We are well established in the higher education market and have gained the reputation as a leader in computing.

Rationale

Information is increasingly becoming a key strategic resource for effective and sustainable development of any type of organization in the contemporary society. Recent advancements and applications of information systems and/or communication technologies have transformed the structure of the international and national economies, leading to new methods and practices in most institutions. Many Higher Learning Institutions in Ethiopia have also recognized this fact and introduced Information Systems study program in their curricula.

Program Objective

Graduates, in general, will specifically have the chance to have knowledge and understanding in the following major areas:

  • Produce qualified and competent man power in the field of Information Systems.
  • Graduates, in general, will specifically have the chance to have knowledge and understanding in the following major areas:
  • Theoretical background on the functionalities of computer and application of computer to businesses
  • Theories, principles, processes and techniques of organization, storage, retrieval, dissemination and utilization of all forms of information;
  • Understanding of computers and communication systems, including basic software engineering, network design, database development, implementation and management;
  • Knowledge of organizational behaviors and different organizational principles;
  • Various types of academic and business information resources, systems and services;
  • Knowledge of basic principles of ICT-based business information processing techniques;
  • Theories, practices and principles of information systems analysis, design, development and management in the business environment;
  • Principles and different approaches of computer programming and algorithm development to solve real world problems;
  • Theories, practices and principles of business process engineering in a creative manner to solve information related problem of businesses and organizations.

Major Practical Skills of the Graduates will be

  • To be able to write high and middle level computer programs using different technologies to solve information related problems like storage, retrieval and management of information.
  • To design, implement and evaluate various information systems and multimedia resources including the internet;
  • To manage business information systems and services (organization and retrieval of business information);
  • To manage and actively participate in information system development projects;
  • To analyze, design, develop, manage and evaluate business information systems from different perspectives;
  • To provide information system/technology consultancy services;
  • To solve problems in business enterprises through application of information communication technology and development of decision support information systems;
  • To plan and execute projects related to information systems development and resources and services;

Qualification in the Department

 Degree Nomenclature

              English - Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems

             Amharic - የሳይንስ ባችለር ዲግሪ በኢንፎርሜሽን ሲስተምስ

Strategic Directions

The departments those focus on the following:

  1. ICT services include laboratory service
  2. Software Development and Innovations
  3. Finance and External Linkage
  4. Research and Community Service
  5. Human Resource Development both in number and upgrading
  6. Academic Programs and Quality Assurance.

Special Features of Learning

  • Promoting an interactive atmosphere with follows students and lecturers.
  • Excellent level of academic support.
  • Continuous assessment system used throughout all programs in order to better prepare for end of semester final examinations by learning in a progressive manner.
  • Career-based programs aligned closely with developments and changes in the IT global industry.
  • After-car academic tutorial support provided by lecturers outside regular class time.
  • Class demonstrators used in practical lectures to help more students understand lab demonstrations.

Facilities

  • Fully wireless and wired Internet access.
  • Fully equipped computer laboratories.
  • Access to a PC and Laptop computers for all academic staffs.
  • Access teaching materials on local ftp server.

Contact:

  • Mr. Worku Muluye
  • Head, Department of Information Systems
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mobile: +251910323274 

COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS

About the College

The college was established in 2011/12 with three departments (Computer Science, Information Technology and Information Systems) and department of Software Engineering was opened in 2013/14. Currently, the college has a total of 130 staffs and 1429 undergraduate students.

The vision of the College is to serve students and the community through excellent learning programs, by conducting relevant and effective research and community engagement projects.

The College commits itself to the achievement of academic excellence in the field of computing and informatics. Our graduates are in big demand from industry and from higher education institutions throughout the country. The college is well recognized in the country due to the performance of its graduates in their area of work. The college will always strive to succeed the delivery of quality education, problem solving research undertakings and community services.

Whatever your stage of education, we have the expertise to take you to the top. We are well established in the higher education market and have gained the reputation as a leader in computing.

Objectives

  • Produce qualified and competent man power in the field of computing and informatics.
  • Enable students under take demand oriented and problem solving research and development activities.
  • Develop managerial and entrepreneurship skill of students to start their own computing business.
  • Equip students to organize and provide in-service and society training program related with computing
  • To equip students with necessary knowledge and skill of writing, reporting and communicating for scientific paper
  • Inspire students to have a positive attitude towards their profession to have the sense of cooperation, honesty and loyalty
  • Provide consultancy and advisory service, skill up-grading trainings and community development services.
  • Produce socially accountable personnel who would give alternative solutions to socio-economic problems.
  • To promote the concept of comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach in tackling computer related problems.

Strategic Directions

The four departments of the college focus on the following strategic directions:-:

  1. ICT services improvement and standardized laboratory service for students.
  2. Software development and Innovations
  3. Finance and external linkage
  4. Research and community service
  5. Staff capacity development 
  6. Academic programs and quality Assurance.

Special Features of Learning at CCI

  • Promoting an interactive atmosphere between students and teachers.
  • Excellent level of academic support.
  • Career-based programs aligned closely with the developments and changes in the IT industry.
  • After-car academic tutorial support provided by lecturers outside regular class time.
  • Class demonstrators used in practical lectures to help more students understand lab demonstrations.

Facilities

  • Full wireless and wired Internet access.
  • Fully equipped computer laboratories.
  • Access to PC and Laptop computers for all academic staffs.
  • Access teaching materials on local ftp server.

Contact:

Mr. Korabza Shewarega
Dean, College of Computing and Informatics
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone :
           Office:    +251113220015
           Mobile:   +251911927842
           Pobox: 07
          Wolkite, Ethiopia

Copyright © 2019. Wolkite University. Designed by Wolkite University ICT

Login Form

Register