Continuing and Distance Education

Ambo University has been making continuing education accessible to interested learners not able to attend regular programs related to job, distance and economic barriers both at undergraduate and graduate levels in various fields at fair prices over years. The University employs weekend, evening, summer, distance, winter as well as special training schemes in breaking the time and location barriers to education. Moreover, it runs need based short term training programs so as to enhance the capacity of trainees.

Further, Ambo University has been giving scholarships to its staffs and the needy local community members with a special focus on individuals with disabilities and females on yearly basis to break economic barrier within the limits of its capacity. The University also employs the program to generate income and partly cover its expenses.

Indeed, Ambo University is able to produce well qualified man power both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels currently supporting the country’s development programs in various sectors through its continuing and distance education program.

Currently, the university is handling 10,373 undergraduate, 1216 postgraduate and a total of about 11,589 students at its existing 4 campuses and established 6 centers. In view of this, Ambo University is certainly playing a significant role in capacity building providing flexible opportunities and generating income through continuing education. Indeed, the university is working to further strengthen and expand existing relevant programs, establish more centers at potential sites and introduce need based programs based on careful studies.

List of Active First Degree Programs

I. Institute of Technology

  1. Agri. Bio. Process Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Computer Science
  4. Electrical & Computer Engineering 
  5. Information Technology
  6. Mechanical Engineering
  7. Food Process Engineering & Post  Harvest Technology
  8. Hydraulics and Water Resource Engineering
  9. Industrial Engineering
  10. Urban Lands planning
  11. Cadastral surveying and Geometrics
  12. Architecture Engineering


II. Natural and Computational Sciences

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. Physics
  5. Sport Science
  6. Statistics
  7. Biological Laboratory Science                                  
  8. Chemistry Laboratory Science

III. Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences

  1. Agri-Business & Value Chain Mgt                            
  2. Animal Science
  3. Horticulture
  4. Natural Resource Mgt
  5. Plant Science
  6. Veterinary Laboratory Technology
  7. Veterinary Science                                                        
  8. Water Resource & Irrigation Mgt
  9. Land Administration
  10. Forestry
  11. Agricultural Economics
  12. Cooperative
  13. Rural Development & Agricultural Extension
  14. Disaster Risk Mgt & Sustainable .Dev’t

IV. Business and Economics

  1. Accounting and Finance
  2. Economics
  3. Public Administration & Development Management
  4. Management
  5. Marketing Management

V. Social Sciences and Humanities

  1. Afan Oromo and Literature
  2. Civics and Ethical Studies
  3. English Language and Literature
  4. Sociology
  5. Social Works
  6. Political Science and International Relations
  7. Linguistics
  8. Journalism and Communication

VI. Institute of Education and Behavioural Sciences

  1.  Adult Education & Community Dev’t
  2. Educational Planning and Management
  3. Psychology         
  4. Early Childhood
  5. Special Needs and Inclusive Education
  6. Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDT)

VII. School of Law  

  1. Law

√ė List of Some Second Degree Programs

I. Engineering and Technology (MSc)    

  1. Computer Science

II. Institute of Cooperatives and Development (MA)

  1. Cooperative Management
  2. Cooperative Accounting
  3. Cooperative Economics
  4. Development Studies

III. College of Business and Economics

  1. Development Management (MA)
  2. Development Economics (MSc)
  3. Finance (MBA)
  4. Management (MBA)

IV. College of Social Sciences & Humanities (MA)

  1. English Language (TEFL)
  2. Afan Oromo and Literature

V. College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (MSc)

  1. Veterinary Parasitology
  2. Crop protection
  3. Plant Pathology
  4. Plant Breeding
  5. Agronomy
  6. Animal Production
  7. Veterinary Microbiology .
  8. Agribusiness & Value Chain
  9. Horticulture
  10. Agricultural Economics
  11. Dairy Science
  12. Animal Breeding and Genetics
  13. Veterinary Epidemiology
  14. Veterinary Public Health

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