Mr. Fasil Alemayehu

Department Head Of Chemical Engineering
Lecturer and Researcher at Chemical Engineering



P.O.Box: 208


Chemical Engineering Department:

Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with physical and life sciences with mathematics and economics, to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms. The chemical engineering profession is youngest science based engineering profession. In Ethiopia, it has age not more than 20 years and the program was offered only in two universities (BDU and AAU). Now, more than 18 universities have already launched the program. And this is because of the plan of the government of the federal republic of Ethiopia to establish industry based economy which demands large number of chemical engineering graduates.

Therefore, it is clear that at present the country expands and gives ambitions to industry developments but lacks technical professionals. Generally there are no enough professionals of chemical engineers in different sectors of industry which the government has given priority such as sugar industries, textiles, garments, leather, cement, food processing and in general process/chemical industries (Growth and Transformation Plan Policy Matrix, Volume II, November 2010, Page 9-11); considered as the critical infrastructure for the country to change the living standards of the people.

Kombolcha institute of technology established in 1997 in Kombolcha town. At the beginning the institute was teaching students in Dessie campus because it was under construction. Chemical Engineering commenced teaching in 2004E.c in Wollo University, Kombolcha Institute of Technology. The curriculum was developed by copying from Addis Ababa University and Bahir Dar University. Now the department uses harmonized national curriculum and graduated three times.


To see best and most motivated graduates that serve the nation and the world.In addition, the department has a desire to be one of the leading department in KiOT by incorporating other fields and specialization related to Chemical Engineering.


To deliver quality education through practical teaching and dedicated staff which enable to produce qualified chemical engineering graduates who give paramount contributions in solving problems they face in industry and other sectors, and who are also ethically strong. To assist the attainment of technology transformation and development goal set nationally through well trained chemical engineers by implementing the industry based education of target industries.

Learn more about each of our programs:

BSc in Chemical Engineering:

Our undergraduate program is focus on the primary objective to produce a high quality graduate with an entrepreneurial and problem-solving mind-set. The specific objectives of the program are:

  • Provide students with a high quality education that will enable them to adapt to a rapidly changing technical environment.
  • Produce graduates who will be productive throughout their careers in a wide range of industrial, professional, and academic environments.
  • Develop graduates with strong sense of ethics, professionalism, and the ability to succeed as both individual and team contributors.
  • To produce qualified Chemical Engineers who are instrumental in the development of the industrial sector of the country.
  • To carry out research in line with the development needs of the country.
  • To provide consultancy and technical services to the industrial sector and other socio-economic sectors of the country.
  • To produce technically sound and practically competent engineers of global standard.
  • To train professionals equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, who would contribute to the development of the country.
  • Reorient the education system to be more practical, research oriented and problem solving.

Thematic Areas: Chemical Engineering Departement