Defence Engineering College was established in 1997 by the Ethiopian Ministry of National Defense (MoND) to produce highly professional and technically efficient military. The driving force for establishing DEC, among other things, was that MoND did not have sufficient technical military personnel mainly attributed to the higher institutions lack of programs compatible with the demands of MoND. At the time of its inception, the College ran two engineering degree programs mechanical and electrical. Those programs embraced seven specializations, namely, design, manufacturing, metallurgy, mechanical power, communications, electrical power, and instrumentation. Later, computer science and engineering, armament technology, civil and combat engineering and chemical engineering were added.So far, the College has graduated many engineers whose impact can be felt in the Ministry ranging from production and maintenance to institutional leadership.
Dear academic, administrative staff & students
I take an immense pleasure in welcoming you on commencment of academic year 2014/15. I am sure that we are all fully rejuvenated having back from a well deserved break.
I need not emphasize that the success of any quality training is accumulative result of effective imparting of appropriate level of theoretical & practical knowledge by qualified academic staff and equally responsive, participative and inquisitive students with burning desire to enhance their knowledge and skills. The administrative staff too have vital supportive role in providing timely, highly responsive services in their respective spheres to keep the overall environment vibrant.
I would like to see all of you to be pro active, dynamic and put in your best to achieve the highest standards of teaching, learning process with an ultimate aim to produce the best of the defence technocrats.
Research has been an area, where the contributions have been insignificant till date. I call up on all academic staff to pay special attention to the same and go that extra mile to contribute especially in the areas of indigenization, defence/ civil utility oriented products. I advise all concerned to plan, process and execute the research activities precisely for timely completion. I am sure all of you will ensure that this academic year will be a turning point for research in our organization.
Wishing you all a professionally satisfying academic year 2014/15.
Hagos Berhane(Col.) Commandant of DEC
September 16 &17 Registration
September 18-19 Orientation for freshman students
September 22 Classes Begin
September18- 22 Late registration with penalty