Jimma University Jit


Jimma University Jit

Jimma University Jit

Jimma University Jit

The establishment of the current College of Engineering and Technology (CET) and the then Faculty of Technology (FoT) can be traced back to 1997(1990 E.C) when the government decided to expand the then Jimma Institute of Health Sciences, JHIS (founded in 1983) beyond health fields and upgrade it into a full –fledged university with the opening of Faculty of Technology, FoT and Faculty of Business and Economics. Upon its establishment, the FoT consists of three departments namely Civil Engineering Department, Electrical Engineering Department and Mechanical Engineering Department. The first batch graduates from the regular program appeared in year 2002.Since then the faculty has been producing competent graduates and contributing its share to the development of the country. With the intention of diversifying its study programs, the launching of two additional programs in engineering fields was made.

This has led to the establishment of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Department and Biomedical Engineering Department. With this the numbers of engineering department have increased to five. The Biomedical Engineering Department is the first and the only department in the field of biomedical and clinical engineering in the country which aims to fill the gap in the scarcity of professionals required in the design, manufacturing, operation and maintenance of biomedical and clinical equipments in the country. The first graduates of this department are expected to appear in the year 2013. JU is one of the pioneer public higher institutions who have started the study and implementation of Business Process Re-engineering (BPR). As part of the university Faculty of Technology, FoT was an active participant in the process. With the implementation of BPR in July, 2009 the faculty is changed to College of Engineering and Technology and becomes one of six colleges in the university. Upon this arrangement three computing departments namely Computer Science department, Information Science department and Information Technology departments were incorporated to the college, raising the total number of departments in the college to eight. The Faculty of Technology has successfully established academic programs for undergraduate level. Until recently, no postgraduate program was offered in the faculty/college. One of the biggest achievements of the college in its study program is the opening of postgraduate program in the field of Sustainable Energy Engineering by September, 2010. Under the Engineering Capacity Building Program (ECBP) the Government of Ethiopia has launched a University reform program to transform selected technology faculties into international competitive institutions which serve the country to meet the challenges of the future. The former Faculty of Technology and current College of Engineering and Technology of Jimma University is one the university faculties selected for the reform. As part of this reform, the current CET will evolve in to Jimma Institute of Technology, JiT. JiT is an autonomous institute in the university with respect to academic, administrative, finance, procurement and personnel issues.

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