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Registration Announcement for MSc Study in Railway Engineering

Registration Announcement for MSc Study in Railway Engineering: The Program run by the Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC)in collaboration with the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT)

The Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC) is mandated to build a modern railway infrastructure and provide rail transport services. In order to meet ambitious targets set in the Growth & Transformation Plan (GTP), emphasis is given to the local capacity building. As part of this initiative, ERC in collaboration with the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) has launched a Masterís Degree Program in three fields of Engineering since July 2012.  The Second Batch is planned to be enrolled in February 2013.

Therefore, ERC and other governmental institutions personnel; and individuals from private sector with Bachelorís Degree in Civil; Mechanical or Electrical Engineering are invited to join the Program. Individuals interested to pursue their professional career in Railway Engineering discipline are encouraged to register and qualify for admission.

The Program is run by AAiT and follows the regular curriculum designs and requirements leading to MSc Degree in the respective fields of Railway Engineering, i.e.,

  1. MSc in Railway Civil Engineering;
  2. MSc in Railway Electrical Engineering and
  3. MSc in Railway Mechanical Engineering.

The Curricula run by AAIT is approved by the Addis Ababa University Senate and suffice international MSc Degree Programs in Railway Engineering.  Besides, AAiT will associate with selected overseas Universities during the delivery of some of the Courses.

  • The Program is geared to meet the specific needs of , involving the National Railway Network of Ethiopia and the Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit in the survey, design, construction, operation and maintenance of railway system including the civil works, tracks, permanent way, design & management of stations,  electrification, signaling & communication, rolling stock operation and maintenance.
  • ERC is ready to sponsor some of the candidates who score best results on the entrance exam by providing pocket money (Net sum of Birr 3,100.00) which covers all expenses to pursue the MSc study.
  • ERC is willing to sponsor Tuition Fee and other educational expenses of interested potential candidates employed by other governmental or private organizations that qualify the admission requirements and pass entrance exam.
  • Prospective students with BSc Degree in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or related fields can apply using the address given below.
  • Applicants should fill-out the application documents; submit relevant documents showing their qualification, passport size photographs and CV from January 14 to January 16, 2013.  There is an application fee of Birr 80.
  • Shortlisted applicants are expected to take an entrance exam and AAiT will announce the examination date and place through AAiT web site (http\\:www.aait.edu.et) and ERC web site (http\\:www.erc.gov.et) as well as in the internal Notice Boards of AAiT and ERC.
  • Please note that finally accepted students have to submit their official transcripts for Registration.

Address for Application

Main Registrar
Office Number 26 and 30
Addis Ababa University
Sidist Kilo (Main Campus), Addis Ababa