Haramaya University Institute of Technology has conducted a national MSc curriculum review workshop on May 7, 2016 at the resource center.


The workshop was officially opened by Dr. Belaineh Legesse Vice-President for Administration and Students Affairs. During his opening speech Dr. Belaineh appreciated the efforts of the Haramaya Institute of Technology for organizing the workshop with the aim of adding Engineering Hydrology in the long list of postgraduate programs that the university is currently running. He also urged the workshop organizing committee, the internal and external reviewers as well as participants to critically see and evaluate the overall contents of the program through genuinely commenting and discussing on it so as to polish and fine-tune the draft curriculum.


Dr. Asfaw Kebede, Dean of the Haramaya Institute of Technology briefly presented the draft curriculum of MSc Degree in Engineering Hydrology. During his presentation his institute is ready in terms of human resources, laboratories as well as collaborators to launch the program in the near future. He also added that the program has to be opened based on the need assessment they made; and it showed huge gap has identified in the field of hydrology.


Internal and external reviewers who have expertise in the field of hydrology drawn from Haramaya, Arbaminch and Bahirdar Universities has been deeply gone through each and important points to be included, merged as well as added in the proposed curriculum. The general audience has also actively participated and reflected its concern, suggestions and comments to enrich the draft curriculum.

Dr. Yibekal Alemayehu, the delegate of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs on his parts added that the workshop has met its aim and assured the university will seriously capture and incorporate the comments and suggestions in order to open technically sound and pedagogically acceptable program.

According to Dr. Asfaw the program will start to admit students as of September 2016. Students having a minimum of first degree in Civil Engineering, Water Supply and Environmental Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Meteorology, Applied Geology, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering are eligible to join the program.

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