Project Description

Undergraduate Programs

Benadir University vision is to position itself to meet the demands of a rapidly transforming community; in delivering a dynamic learning environment. BU prepares those it serves to meet the obligations inherent in being productive and responsible citizens and stewards of our community.

Academic Rules and Regulations

The academic services are provided through B.U. classes. There are two kinds: face-to-face and distance learning via radio, television, and internet. Furthermore, practical works are also provided for courses that need practicum. Both works are facilitated by qualified instructors, and or supervisors, who come from various well-known public and private universities as well as from B.U. itself. For certain courses, resource persons are sometimes invited from business, industry, and other relevant sectors.

University Requirements

University requirements refer to a set of course which all university students must pass regardless of their specialization and the degree they are studying for. These courses are designed to enrich the student’s background in basic sciences and language skills, in addition to enhancing the perception of the cultural and intellectual dimensions of Islamic Civilization. They are divided into two categories:

  1. Compulsory
  2. Elective


The university attaches immense importance to regular attendance in classroom and laboratories. Admissions to examinations are conditional on minimum 75% attendance.

The Academic Year

The study plan of al Benadir University faculties is based on the semester system, because the academic year consists of two semesters, and the duration of each semester is 16 weeks.

The mid-year vacation is two weeks, following the first semester exams and the summer vacation follows the second semester exams.

Enrolment of Students

At the end of every academic year, the council for academic and scientific affairs determines the number of students who may be admitted to the each faculty year, according to the university’s available resources. Correspondence should be addressed to the registrar. Students will be in close contact with the registrar throughout their course of study in the university.

Names of students accepted in every faculty will be announced, the student’s choice and the marks he/she obtained in the subjects recommended for each faculty.

Credit Hours (C.H.)

A credit hour is an academic unit given in favor of the student if he/she passes the courses they take. It is estimated at one-hour lecture per week that is equal to one credit hour. Each course has two lectures of two hour duration each week. The academic department concerned specifies the number of credit hours for each particular course.

Academic Counselling

Advisement is considered a very important element in the credit hour system. It is not confined to only acquainting the student with the syllabus and its contents but goes beyond that to strengthen the relationship between the student and the staff members in order to achieve the objectives of the education process.

General Advising

General Advising includes the introduction of the credit hour system and the general requirements of the university and the particular requirements of the university and each faculty.

  1. It also aims to prepare the new student to adapt to university environment and to overcome any potential difficulties; this is incorporated in an orientation course.
  2. General advising is done during the orientation sessions at the start of the university.

Specialized Advising

This refers to academic advising which aims at following up the students’ academic performances for a specialization up to his/her graduation. The advisor helps the students to organize his/her study plans and supervises its implementation and assists him/her in overcoming any difficulties.

Academic Advisor

An academic advisor is usually a selected faculty member chosen to assist students and guide them in matters pertaining to their study plan and academic affairs.

Student Attendance

  1. Students must be punctual in attending all theoretical and practical lectures and lessons.
  2. The professor concerned with student attendance will report to the dean of the faculty who will issue an official warning to the student. Further action will be taken if necessary.
  3. A student who fails to obey warnings from the dean and does not attend any course for more than 9 hours will fail his/her course.

The university attaches immense importance to regular attendance in classroom and laboratories. Admissions to examinations are conditional on minimum 75% attendance.

Conduct During Examinations

Candidates are required to obey any instruction given by an Examination Supervisor for the proper conduct of the examination. Candidates are required to be in their places in the examination room no less than ten minutes before the commencement of their examination.

Candidates will not be re-admitted into the examination room after they have left it, unless the Examination Supervisor approved their leaving.

Faculty of Medicine & Surgery

Prof. Dr. Tahlil Abdi Afrah

Dean,Faculty of Medicine & Surgery Benadir University

Dean’s Message

As Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Benadir University, I would like to share my commitment to provide our student with comprehensive education and learning environment to reach their full potential in the medical field. I am personally committed to the success of each individual student.

Our academic staffs are the most qualified in their given field of study and are noted for their stellar teaching abilities, their clinical experience, and their scholarly activities placing them at the cutting edge of the medical world.

We aim to provide our students with vast resources of scientific and medical knowledge coupled with and professionalism and compassion toward patients and the community. Our graduates are distinguished not only by their exemplary patient care but also by their remarkable academic achievements.

Through the years, Benadir University College of Medicine has been in the forefront in innovation and research of medicine in the region. Benadir University is one of the few higher education institutions that combines traditional teaching methods with problem-based learning. Students are encouraged to incorporate self-directed learning and the development of active inquiry and critical reasoning skills to their normal curriculum. We also have developed a unique cadre of combined-degree programs that promotes multifaceted skills and knowledge.

The newly established Center for Learning (CoL)is commissioned with the task of upholding consistency for all Benadir educational activities. The center may act as a catalyst for curricular innovation, evaluation, and research at all levels of medical training. This center will ultimately benefit student as their medical program continually improves.

B.U. places upon its shoulders the task of education next generation of and consistently pushing the frontiers of human knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the world of medicine.  As future doctors, our students and graduates are responsible to pass their knowledge in to patients, the community, and the world.

In the late 2007’s, the Institution planned to establish a joint department of Family Medicine and Community Health in recognition of the national need to produce more primary care physicians. This new department is currently underway and attracting many prospective students.

Successful completion of our program enables Benadir graduates to obtain outstanding programs ranging from generalist medicine to highly specialized practice; and subsequently to achieve their fullest potential as clinicians, researchers, and public health workers.

B.U. Faculty of Medicine is very selective and competitive to enroll. Only the most academically astute and morally upright stand a chance in walking the halls of this department.


Prof. Dr. Tahlil Abdi Afrax

Dean Faculty of Medicine & Surgery 


Introduction to the Faculty of Medicine & Surgery

The greatest obstacle to effective and comprehensive health care in the developing countries is the inability to provide sufficient numbers of physicians to care for public health needs.

Quantity of physicians is not the only problem faced by developing countries but also the quality of each physician. Inadequate health care professionals in the region are challenged by understaffing, lack f proper medical equipment, and most of all proper training and experience to tackle the health needs of a mostly poor and uneducated public.

Banadir University cannot address all of the medical health problems of Somalia but it can provide the community and the nation physicians that are both competent and skilled. By educating and training future health care professionals, Benadir University can effectively increase the quantity of healthcare professionals in the community and the nation as well as drastically increasing the quality of healthcare provided. 


After several years of civil war and conflicts were  formulated  the intense study and careful planning, the Faculty of Medicine (FOM) was formed with the objectives of producing high quality health care professionals and medical scientists and playing a major role in the development and upgrading of the country’s health care system.

Since its establishment in 2002, the Faculty of Medicine has developed into an internationally recognized medical school, serving Somali Republic . It also reflected international organizations like WHO EMRO.  


The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree programme at BenadirUniversity (BU) takes five  years to complete. Students who graduate with an MBChB and complete 1year  internship with community service are allowed by the Health Professions Council of Somalia to practise as a medical doctor.


The total population of Somalia according to the most recent Government Census 2015 is 12million people. By the year 2020, the Somali  population is expected to be 20 million. somalia has one of the highest population growth statistics in the World of nearby 6%. The majority of the population is rural based.

There are over forty districts in Somalia. Only the districts with Regional towns and the few districts surrounding those have got doctors. Acute watery diarrhea, malaria, malnutrition, TB and Trauma is very much on the increase. This is mainly from war surgery. These common diseases do necessarily occur near both rural and urban areas. Very little is known of the epidemiology of the common medical and surgical disease in Somalia.


The Benadir University Medical School – in conjunction with the Ministry of higher Education should produce  more doctors, so that the output is at least hundred per year. Each of the district hospitals should have at least  five doctors.

The curriculum for the MBChB at BU programme produces competent doctors with the requisite attitudes, knowledge and skills to enter the health care field with confidence. The programme offers a comprehensive approach to health care that is balanced between preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health care, in a Primary Health Care or community setting.

In addition, the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBChB) degree programme at Benadir University  promotes communication skills, teamwork, professional values and competent clinical practice, in the context of the Primary, Secondary and TertiaryHealth Care systems. Students are equipped with critical thinking and lifelong learning skills.



  • Creating viable, sustainable mechanism to facilitate rapid access of the community to quality education.
  • Producing high quality professionals in their field of specialization to contribute to the economic and social development of the country.
  • Improving young people’s cognitive and psychosocial development.
  • Reducing gender disparity and promoting the advancement of the young female.
  • Reducing the drop-out rate and increasing educational opportunities for all.

BU goals and objectives spring from the university’s values and have been developed to move the University towards its vision.

Programme Outcomes 


The Faculty of Medecine aims provide students the nessary skills and experience in delivery…

To be a center for academic and health service excellence. 


Faculty of Medicine is compelled morally and socailly to foster the propagation of medical.

We are dedicated to improving the health of the people of Uganda and beyond, promoting health equity by providing quality education, research and health services. We achieve this by enhancing capacity and participation of stakeholders; strengthening systems and partnerships; and harnessing the power of new sciences and technology so as to build and sustain excellence and relevance.

The Faculty organization:

The Organization of the faculty is based on basic sciences, professional course, projects of different discipline and offering specific courses that collectively form the curriculum while majority of the courses of basic sciences are taken during the first two years of study, the professional courses of three years will be dealt for Preclinical & Clinical study, Core Clinical Clerkship we dealt with the rest of the professional academic years of study.

Faculty Department 

  • Department of Basic Sciences 
  • Department of Internal medicine
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Obs /Pediatric
  • Department of Community medicine
  • Department of Research


 The Faculty of Medicine & Surgery offers programs of study leading to a degree of Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery  with various departments, the faculty of has affiliated hospital for practical training elective clerkship and core clerkship. The duration is equivalent to six academic years divided in three phase:

  • Phase I Premedical course mostly study in the Basic science course for the first two years.
  • Phase II Preclinical & Clinical Integrated Medical Science
  • Phase III Clinical & Clinical Clerkship
  • The curriculum is 18 weeks per semester. There is a short break after each term and one month between two semesters & two months vacation at the end of academic year.


The purpose of these regulations is to establish a mechanism for Benadir University to train students to become doctors in the field of medicine. The Degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) will be awarded by Benadir University in the faculty of medicine. Studies and examinations for the Degree will be governed by the General Regulations and Statutes of the University and in addition, by the Regulations of the Faculty of Medicine.


 All applicants to undergraduate health sciences programmes at Benadir University who have written the Somali Senior Certificate examinations(formal private education network in somaliaFpens) (2013 and before 2013) or new National Senior Certificate examinations (from 2014) must have exemption from the Somali Matriculation Board or endorsement from the Board, certifying that they are eligible for degree study at a tertiary institution. In addition, there are subject requirements and minimum performance levels for an applicant to qualify for consideration:

For MBChB (medicine), applicants who wrote Senior Certificate examinations in 2013 or before 2013 must have passed Mathematics and Physical Science with at least 40% (E) at Higher Grade or 50% (D) at Standard Grade to be eligible for consideration. Applicants who have written the new National Senior Certificate examinations (from 2014) must have passed Mathematics plus Physical Science plus English at level 4, and meet an overall minimum cut-off point for consideration.

Submit the following documents:

  • Submit Application Letter
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate
  • Pay Admission fee through Bank Account
  • Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Health Certificate
  • Six Passport Size Photos (6x4cm)


Dr: Tahliil Abdi Afrah

Dean faculty of Medicine & Surgery



Faculty of Education

Mr.Mohamed Hsssan Muktar

Dean faculty of education

Dean’s Message

Faculty of Education takes great pride in the quality of education that is provided to its students. University staffs are excited in helping to prepare our students for the world in which they live.

Much of the success that our students achieve today is the result of the collaborative efforts of our stakeholders. It is the product of several weeks of hard work between board members, teachers, administrators, staff, and community leaders. This collaboration has not only helped in envisioning the future of the Faculty, but also in the development of the roadmap that will take us there. By clearly articulating our values, vision, mission, focus areas, and objectives, we are in a position to continue in the direction of excellence.

I welcome all perspective students to consider this faculty as their choice. The next few years will introduce greater change and diversity to the faculty that will impact student learning and make the Faculty of Education at Benadir University one of the top choices for a degree in education.

Faculty Vision


To Endeavour to be a leading faculty in the preparation and development of teachers of the highest quality, and the promotion of research as well as innovative and critical skills required to uplift regional, provincial and national communities.

The Faculty of Educationhas distinguished five core values and beliefs:

  • Excellence in Teaching & Learning.
  • Respect & Commitment.
  • Personal & Social Responsibility.
  • Community Engagement.
  • Sustainability of Resources.

Faculty Mission

The Faculty of Education at Benadir University aims to inspire knowledgeable and reflective life-long learners who care about the welfare of others and the environment, and are recognized for their leadership and commitment to the very best in teaching and learning.

 Faculty Objectives

To educate students, promote excellence at all levels of schooling, undertake professional training and advanced studies in educational sciences as well as conduct research and offer community services.

The faculty of Education, at Benadir University is a faculty of teacher training.

The faculty performs three academic functions:

  • Training secondary students for teaching in secondary schools.
  • Retraining of Primary teachers for improved competence for teaching in secondary schools.
  • Academic training in all subjects taught in secondary schools.

Students attending the faculty may complete a four years Bachelor of Science (Bsc) degree with a major concentration in any of the following disciplines – Chemistry, physics, Biology, Mathematics.  Also the faculty is planning to award Bachelor of Art (BA) degree with a major concentration in any of the following disciplines –Agricultural Education, Geography, History, Physical Education, English, or Arabic.  Also plans are underway to include a program for training of audio-visual specialists.

Currently the faculty of Education is composed of three divisions:

  • Division of Education.
  • Division of Science and Mathematics.
  • Division of Social Science.

In the future the faculty is planning to add another Division:

  • Division of Languages

Academic departments are organized within division, with departments offering major and minor programs of study in the respective fields.

Faculty Staff

Mr. Mohamed Hassan Mukhtar

Dean, Faculty of Education

Tel: +252615514164



Eng. Abdulkadir Abdullahi Araye

Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Deans’ Message

As the dean of the faculty of Engineering and Technology, I welcome all perspective students and their families to one of the most dynamic education programs offered at Benadir University. Whether you are doing your last year in high school or graduated from high school thinking about a career in engineering, Benadir University, faculty of engineering and technology is your number one choice for higher education. The faculty of engineering was founded on the 16th of September 2005.

Our aim is to provide an opportunity for students to realize their full potential and obtain a wide range of knowledge enabling them to contribute to and participate in the reconstruction and development of their communities. Benadir University offers students a rich curriculum – updated January 2017- taught by professional and well experienced faculty members who are competent in wide range of engineering fields. The faculty expects from its graduated the qualities of leadership and responsibility towards the stewardship of Somalia’s resource and future development.

Thank you


Sincerely yours,

Eng. Abdulkadir Araye

Faculty of Engineering and Technology




Eng. Mohamed Ahmed Mursal

Head, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering



The department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) was established in September 2010.

The department coffers a 4-year full-time undergraduate program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Our    excellent   Lecturers and         skilled Supporting staff are the strength of the Department.

We    offer    high quality education and training for all students.

In addition to the lessons in the classroom, the department offers extra-curricular hands-on workshops on electrical wiring, wired and wireless network planning and installation and also programming. Moreover, the department is committed to facilitate practical training for students at one of our industry partners. Our EEE laboratory makes easy for student to comprehend Electrical and Electronics Engineering theories and each course has its own Lab/Simulation.


To provide high quality engineering program that produces innovative engineers and leaders who have the technical skills, passion, and courage to make a difference in our country.


To be a regional center of excellence and a leader in engineering education, research and application.

Core Values: Excellence, Ethics, Diversity, Cooperation and Service.

Current Departments: Civil Engineering (CE) and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE)

Laboratory Facilities:  Since the inception of Faculty of engineering, it had realized its importance of well-equipped Laboratories and has given priority to develop the necessary facilities. As a result, BU gained its well known for the top level and became the first engineering university in Somalia to provide complete laboratory facilities in all Departments in the faculty of engineering. Many experiments are performed in these laboratories which are not offered by any other University in Somalia.


EEE Laboratory


EEE 4-year Curriculum Structure

KEYCU: Course Unit, LH: Lecture Hours, PH: Practical Hours, CH: Contact Hours.

Course Code Course Name CU LH PH CH
E1101 Engineering Mathematics (I) 6 64 32 96
E1102 English I (Communication Skills) 4 64 0 64
EEE1103 Introduction to Computer 4 64 0 64
E1104 Physics (I) 2 32 0 32
E1105 Chemistry (I) 4 64 0 64
E1106 Arabic Language 2 32 0 32
E1107 Islamic Studies 2 32 0 32
Total Hours per Semester 24 384
Course Code Course Name CU LH PH CH
E1201 Electric Circuit Analysis (I) 6 64 32 96
E1202 Engineering Mechanics 6 64 32 96
E1203 Information and Communication Technology 4 64 0 64
E1204 Engineering Mathematics (II) 6 64 32 96
E1205 Electronic Devices and Circuits 6 64 32 96
EC1206 Engineering Drawing 6 64 32 96
EC1207 Computer Programming Fundamentals (C language) 4 64 0 64
Total Hours per Semester 38 608
Course Code Course Name CU LH PH CH
EEE2101 Engineering Mathematics (III) 4 64 0 64
EEE2102 Object Oriented Programming 4 64 0 64
EEE2103 Electric Circuit Analysis (II) 6 64 32 96
EEE2104 Electronic Circuit Design 6 64 32 96
EEE2105 Digital Electronics 6 64 32 96
EEE2106 Probability and Statistics 4 64 0 64
Total Hours per Semester 30 480
Course Code Course Name CU LH PH CH
EEE2201 Engineering Mathematics (IV) 4 64 0 64
EEE2202 Measurement and Instrument 4 64 0 64
EEE2203 Microprocessor and Assembly Language 4 64 0 64
EEE2204 Electronic Communication 6 64 32 96
EEE2205 Electromagnetics 4 64 0 64
EEE2206 Signal and System 4 64 0 64
Total Hours per Semester 26 416
Industrial Training 1 month
Course Code Course Name CU LH PH CH
EEE3101 VLSI Design and Fabrication 4 64 0 64
EEE3102 Electrical Machines 4 64 0 64
EEE3103 Electromagnetic Fields 4 64 0 64
EEE3104 Electrical Power Generation 4 64 0 64
EEE3105 Control System 4 64 0 64
EEE3106 Principles of Communication 4 64 0 64
Total Hours per Semester 24 384

Course Code Course Name CU LH PH CH
EEE3201 Data Communication and Networking 4 64 0 64
EEE3202 Digital Communication Systems 4 64 0 64
EEE3203 Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution 4 64 0 64
EEE3204 Digital Signal Processing 4 64 0 64
EEE3205 Research Methodology 4 64 0 64
EEE3206 Antenna and Propagation 4 64 0 64
Total Hours per Semester 24 384
Industrial Training 1 month
Course Code Course Name CU LH PH CH
EEE4101 Wireless and Mobile Communications 4 64 0 64
EEE4102 Power System Protection 4 64 0 64
EEE4103 Optical Communications 4 64 0 64
EEE4104 RF and Microwave Engineering 4 64 0 64
EEE4105 Power Electronics 4 64 0 64
EEE4106 Power System Analysis 4 64 0 64
EEE4107 Final Year Project Proposal 3 48 0 48
Total Hours per Semester 27 432
Course Code Course Name CU LH PH CH
EEE4201 Business and Engineering Project Management 4 64 0 64
EEE4202 Renewable Energy 4 64 0 64
EEE4203 Radar Systems (Elective) 4 64 0 64
EEE4204 Satellite Communication (Elective) 4 64 0 64
EEE4205 Final Year Project 5 80 0 80
Total Hours per Semester 21 336
Industrial Training 1 month

Faculty Staff

Eng. Abdukadir Araye


Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Tel: +252617496642


Faculty Of Agriculture

Prof. Mohamed Ali Sh. Abdi

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture

Dean’s Message

Welcome to the Faculty of Agriculture. The faculty was established on August, 2008 and it is one of the main Faculties of Benadir University, dedicated to advance agricultural development through teaching, training, knowledge generation and providing consultation services to the Somali local farmers.  The Faculty provides a number of vital courses in Agricultural Sciences to generate qualified personnel for the national/international agricultural organizations; and to cover the academic needs of agriculture as well as to review and solve the problems encountered by the farmers’ communities. A four-year B. Sc. programme in agricultural science is studied during the 4 year program.

The faculty has a well-equipped agricultural lab, 3 open farms and green house for practical training and research. There are semester based seminars and summer courses organized by the Faculty. We take great pride that our Faculty graduates secured jobs and post graduate studies. The academic year is divided into two semesters Spring (February/March) and autumn (August/September).


Prof. Mohamed Ali Sh. Abdi

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, BU

Mobile: +252615826934


Skype: Mohamedcooteey



The Faculty of Agriculture at Benadir University was established on 15 August 2008 to provide a number of vital courses in Agricultural Sciences to generate qualified personnel for the national/international agricultural organizations; and to cover the academic needs of agriculture as well as to review and solve the problems encountered by the farmers’ communities. A four-year B. Sc. programme in Agriculture science is studied during the four year.

The Faculty Academic Council (FAC), the Dean of the Faculty, the Secretary, well Qualified Academic Staff and their Assistants and other staff of the Faculty do their best to prepare a suitable and convincible academic environment for the students.



To be one of the leading centers of excellence for teaching, training, researches and the dissemination of knowledge in sustainable agriculture in east Africa


  • To provide innovative teaching and services to the students and the local communities.
  • To conduct demand-driven research and disseminate appropriate technologies to farmers and relevant policy-making institutions.
  • To build bridge between agri-business and academia.


  • To cover the academic gap of the agricultural sciences in Somalia.
  • To generate well prepared and qualified agricultural Somali personnel and
  • To review and solve the problems encountered by the Somali farmers.


  • Transformation
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Equality


  • 3 Open Farms
  • Green house
  • Well-equipped laboratory and
  • Well -organized classes


The Faculty pursues its core objectives under six academic departments, namely:

  1. Department of Crop Protection
  2. Department of Crop Production
  3. Department of Animal Production
  4. Department of Agricultural Engineering
  5. Department of Soil Sciences
  6. Department of Agriculture Economics and Management

Teaching Staff of the Faculty

1. PhD Lecturers 2 Part time
2 MSc Lecturers and 1 Associate Professor. 20 2 Full time
3. B.Sc. Lecturers 3 Part time
4. B.Sc. Assistant lecturers 2 Part time

Faculty Staff

Prof. Mohamed Ali Sh. Abdi

Dean,Faculty of Agriculture
Tel :+2526 1 5826934/+2526 9 922036 ,

Faculty Of Shariah & Law

Professor Dr. Abdirahman Hassan Omar

Dean Faculty of Sharia & Law

Dean’s Message

The Faculty of Sharia and Law has been the niche of right and justice since its inception, to spread awareness of legal culture in the practical reality of Somalia until Somalia becomes a country in which rights are respected.

This prestigious edifice (Faculty of Sharia and Law at Banader University) was established in 2009 with the aim of excellence in jurisprudential and legal studies and scientific research to find scientific outputs in accordance with the overall quality standards. Since its inception, the Faculty has endeavored to activate its capabilities and abilities and enrich the experiences of its students, based on the scientific and intellectual experiences of its professors. This is based on all scientific and technological methods, as well as effective consultative visions for serving all sectors and disciplines.

The faculty is characterized by a selection of professors of Sharia and law within the members of the teaching staff at the university and an integrated administrative team is able to implement the strategic plans of the Faculty with all proficiency.

The Faculty is proud to be one of the faculties that seek to consolidate the foundations of Sharia and law science and to develop the competencies capable of understanding the drafting of the legislation and to assimilate its theories in all branches of Law and Islamic jurisprudence through lectures, scientific seminars and conferences held in the field of Sharia and Law sciences.

It also launched a post graduate program in Sharia and Law sciences through a partnership agreement with the International University of Africa, in Sudan in 2016.

The decision to choose the study at the Faculty of Sharia and Law is important and proper, as it provides you the necessary scientific material and its accessories during the academic stages, and we are pleased to choose it.


Professor Dr. Abdirahman Hassan Omar

Dean Faculty of Sharia & Law

Faculty Information

The Background of the Faculty
The establishment of the Faculty of Shari’a and Law at Benadir University is part of a expansion strategies of the university, and the establishment of a number of Faculties in response to the needs of the society, the government and civil institutions in the rehabilitation of qualified professionals in various fields; after the University’s success in establishing a number of scientific, technical faculties, it hopes that successive graduates will encourage the development of the country.
The Faculty of Shari’a and law is very important due to the fact that there is a need for Shari’a and law studies to promote good governance; to restore security, stability and the law and order in the country.
Faculty Vision:

The Faculty is projected to become the leading provider of sharia and law science, with the use of academic curriculum that combines the authenticity of a distinct Islamic heritage and the latest developments of the modern laws.
Faculty Mission:

  1. Provide Distinguished Education of Shari’a and law, according to the scientific standards agreed internationally.
  2. get deeper into the understanding of the purposes of Shari’a and law studies, and promoting of the capacity to compare between them.
    3. Prepare a generation proud of his Islamic values; who has capabilities and skills of scientific research within the Boundaries of Islamic law.
  3. Upgrade the membership of the Faculty and encourage scientific research and development.
    5. Contribute the community service with legal awareness and raise their legitimacy under the Shari’a and Law.


  1. Produce graduate scientists specialized in shari’a science and legal studies to meet the needs of society in these areas.
    2. Develop scientific research studies in shari’a and law fields, and to contribute to the jurisprudence and legal movement, and work to revive the Islamic heritage.
    3. Install Islamic concepts and disseminate knowledge of provisions of Islamic jurisprudence and its issues emerging, as well as contemporary legal systems.
  2. Prepare qualified professionals to take over the position of the judiciary, public prosecutors and the legal profession, and fulfill the needs of the public sector institutions and the private sectors in these areas.
  3. Raise the consciousness of cultural and legal of the community, and forensic training for judges and judicial personnel in the Justice institutions and the diplomatic corps.
  4. Rooting the shari’a and law studies, and ensure the application of Islamic law from the deviation, and reform of course of jurisprudence and law in Somalia. Faculty Departments:

The faculty currently consists of two parts:

1- Department of Shari’a and law.

2- Department of Islamic Studies.

The faculty Grants Bachelor’s degree in the disciplines of:

Shari’a  & law, and Islamic studies, and it plans to add new Departments to the Faculty later.

Faculty Admission Requirements:

The faculty adopts standards and admission requirements of the university, and besides that the faculty requires the applicants:

1- The average grade rate of the certificate should not be less than 65%.

2- The average grade rate of the subjects: Islamic education, Arabic    language, and English should not be less than 75%.

The study System:

The Faculty is based on credit hours system, and awards Bachelor degree after completion of eight semesters and the required courses successfully.

The Faculty adapts tree ways of study of the Academic and practical applications:

1: Regular weekly program: an average of eighteen credit hours, spread over five days a week.
2:Intensive Program: (Thursday and Friday), where hours in the week are put in: Thursday and Friday, at the average of eighteen credit hours per week.

3: Corresponding Programs
Students can choose to participate in one of the three  programs according to their circumstances:  the regular program, or the intensive program & corresponding programs:

Graduates and Job Opportunities:

There ar six Batches of students Graduated from the Faculty since its opening and they joined the various career opportunities available to them such as:

1- Law firm.

2- the Judiciary.

3- Public Prosecution.

4 – Legal Advising with commercial institutions and companies.

5 – public notary offices.

6 – Administrative work in the public and private sector.

7 – Business.

Centers Affiliated to the faculty:

1- Benader Institute of Legality Science:

Is a legal institute in which the student studies Islamic and Arabic sciences in one year or two according to the cognitive abilities of the student and the he receives a certificate equivalent to the secondary leaving certificate.

2- Intermediate Diploma in Sharia & law:

It aims to spread the legal culture in the easiest ways, where the student is studying two semesters in one year, after which he receives an intermediate diploma (above secondary).

3- High Diploma in Sharia and Law:

It aims to qualify the student who holds a bachelor’s degree in various disciplines to study the master’s degree in law by studying two semesters in one year and then obtaining a high diploma in Sharia and law.

Medium of Instruction:

The medium of instruction of the Faculty is Arabic language to study hari’a and law subjects so It is required from the student to be able to this language fluently.

Requirements for obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree:

Minimum requirement for a Bachelor’s Degree is the completion of (154) credit hours successfully studied by the student according to the following study plan.

Details of Subjects:

University Requirements:
Arabic 1-4, English, Islamic Culture, Introduction to Management, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Education and Psychology, Introduction to Computer, Somali Studies, research methods.

Faculty Requirements:
Jurisprudence of worshiping 1-2, Introduction to Islamic Shariah, Introduction to Law, Science Of Quran, Science Of Hadith, the history of political Islam, the purposes of Islamic sharia, Human rights, Studies to the Islamic faith.

Specialization Requirements:
Fundamentals of Jurisprudence 1-3, Comparative Jurisprudence, constitutional law and political systems, jurisprudence of transactions 1-2, The interpretation of provisions verses1-2, Provisions Of Hadith 1-2, Law Of Personal Status 1-2, General criminal Law, Private criminal Law, Public International law , Private International law, Provisions and sources of commitment, Civil Procedures Law1-2, Criminal Procedures Law 1-2, labor law, Maritime and Air law, Insurance and guarantee  theory, Ownership, administrative Law, Legal terminologies, jurisprudence banks, The Judiciary and methods of Evidence, international organizations, Testaments and inheritances, Criminology and punishment , criminal jurisprudence, Principles of legal drafting  , legal traditions of the Somali,

Contemporary jurisprudential issues, international relations in Islam, commercial law, Rules and theories of jurisprudence, Legitimate policy

Courses by eight semesters


Faculty Staff

AVV. Abdirahman Hassan Omar

BU vice President for Admin Affairs and Dean,

Faculty of Sharia and Law

Tel: +252615839898

Email: ,

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences

Dr. Nurto Sheikh Mohamed

Dean Faculty of Veterinary Sciences

Dean’s Massage

 Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty of Veterinary Science is unique and it is one of the nation’s top veterinary and biomedical colleges in Somalia, and thus has an essential role in training veterinary and para-veterinary professionals.

Our graduates and research programs are vital in enhancing public and animal health, promoting biosecurity and welfare, and ensuring our productive animals are safe and sound.

Graduates from the college go on to be leading clinicians, diagnosticians, researchers, and professors across the Somalia.  The Faculty’s teachers and teaching programs have achieved acclaim for their quality and effectiveness.

Our programs are distinctive because they engage students in active, practical learning and we developed essential well updated integrated curriculum.

We look forward to welcoming you as a new student to our University.

Dr. Nurto Sheikh Mohamed

 Dean of faculty of veterinary science in Benadir University


Our Motto is

Healthy Animals, Healthy People, Healthy Planet

Faculty of Veterinary Science

Background of the Faculty

  • The Faculty of Veterinary Science of Benadir University was established in September 2011 to develop an academic qualification in veterinary medicine that will contribute to a better livestock development in the Somali society.
  • The faculty reached a lot of achievements e.g. opening modern laboratory and clinics that students teach ( learning by doing) and produced highly qualified alumni

Faculty Vision

  • To provide well updated veterinary medical education

Faculty Objectives

  • To provide the opportunities for its students to gain the knowledge and skills that will allow them to secure gainful employment as veterinary professional upon graduation.


  • The faculty of veterinary science has two integrated departments
  1. Animal Health
  2. Animal Husbandry

Finally, students are introduced to new veterinary technology designed to provide the students with the skills as outlined by the Somali Veterinary Medical Association and the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education.

Faculty Objectives

  1. Provide the opportunity for its students to gain the knowledge and skills that will allow them to secure gainful employment as veterinary technicians upon graduation.
  2. Adequately prepare students for a successful completion of the Veterinary Technology National Examination upon graduation.
  3. Provide the veterinarians and related industries in Somalia with qualified graduates to employ as veterinary technicians who can contribute to the economic development and growth of the industry.
  4. Provide students with an appreciation for the field of veterinary technology as a profession and their responsibilities as professionals
  5. Provide the tools and skills necessary to remain current in the field of veterinary technology including computer, library,  and research skills that will instill in the students a desire to regularly continue the learning process through continued education.
  6. Provide graduating veterinary technicians with opportunities for continuing education in their chosen fields.


Main activities carried out during this academic year

Our students  practicing in our Modern Lab                                                            Tutor shows how to treat camel

Physical Examination of goat


Scientific Skills for Veterinary Technology

It is all about preparation, dedication, and commitment. But attitude is just as important as skill acquisition. The animal needs you, the owner needs you, and your colleagues need you to be a team player and pursue the best in all you do.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Husbandry, and Environment teaching staff have developed functions/technical skills that students should be able to mimic. Professors are the number one resource offered to students.

Faculty Admission Requirements

  • Be physically capable of handling equipment and animals up to 50 pounds of weight.
  • Move, reach, manipulate, and operate equipment and controls.
  • Access supply and storage areas.
  • Enter, maneuver in and out of cages, stalls, and other animal holding areas (may involve trooping, kneeling, crawling and/or climbing).
  • Move between animal holding facilities, treatment areas, and surgical suites without physical impairment.
  • Spend prolonged periods of time walking, standing, sitting, crawling and bending.
  • Reach, push or pull animals or equipment in confined areas.
  • Normal, natural or corrected visual and auditory acuity to allow for patient assessment at a distance
  • Tolerance of high volume areas and recognition of signals, alarms, emergency signals, and voices while in animal care or treatment.
  • Facilities and while wearing protective garb.
  • Recognition of the presence of fire, gas, or toxic reagents for maintaining clinic and patient safety
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills to assess patient status and response to therapy.
  • The ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Reading and writing skills that enable them to assess medical records and treatment plans.
  • Legally-binding notes on patient status and care, and accurately complete log books.
  • Computer skills that enable them to input, access, and assess client and patient information as well as perform hospital management tasks.
  • Strong and positive interpersonal skills with the ability to interact appropriately with individuals from variety of social, emotional, cultural and intellectual backgrounds.
  • Personal initiative to work independently and with small groups of people.
  • Stress management skills to handle stressful situations related to pain, injury, death and dying
  • Initiative and self-motivation to continue life-long learning.

Programs Available

These following are programs offered within the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Husbandry, and Environment

  1. Animal Health
  2. Animal Husbandry
  3. Environment
  4. Public Health
  5. Social Development Training

Students’ Supplies

  • ID card of student
  • Faculty Student’s Academic Record Booklet or Faculty Transcript Letter

Duration of Academic Year

  • September to August of every year
  • Duration of the Faculty is 4 years divided into 8 Semesters

General Admission criteria

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Husbandry, and Environment will look at your average mark for the sciences as well your overall average; we look for students processing discipline, academic astuteness, and a determination to succeed in their given field.

General requirement for admission to The Faculty Veterinary Medicine, Husbandry, and Environment are as follows;

  1. English
  2. General chemistry
  3. One and two of organic chemistry
  4. General Biology or zoology
  5. Biochemistry
  6. One and two General Physics

Report of the Veterinary Modern Clinic & Laboratory

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital was established in 2014 and officially opened in 2015, it will be the first veterinary teaching hospital implemented in the whole country and offers veterinary care for all kinds of animal. The Hospital exists as a gateway that links science and research to the community.

The Veterinary clinic based on the experience of a professional staff along with highly efficient diagnostic facilities of the different departments that share their supervision, offers outstanding veterinary service, and a reference hospital for challenge cases.

The hospital provides a training facility for graduate students as well as researchers interested in veterinary technologies, also the modern clinic has different units and each unit covers out cases visits for farms inside and outside Mogadishu– the Capital city of Somalia.

The Veterinary Hospital Laboratory deals with the examination of samples collected from cases presented to the clinic ,provides consultation on animal reproduction services including AI, pregnancy examination, follow up and help animals that in need of professional interference during parturition. The units also offer consultation regarding health, reproduction, infertility, repeat breeder cases and zoonotic diseases.

The hospital also provides free service to the local community, pastoralist and farmers to improve their livestock production, health, welfare and avoid diseases that can transmit them from their animals and vice versa.

Also the hospital makes regular investigation to the animals from the different regions In Somalia, analyze them and take the appropriate procedures to the suspected and diseases samples. In addition to that, the hospital stores the samples and vaccines for a long time through deep freezers and use them in the planned time.

The hospital has all the modern equipment and devices, and it is completely open for all the society.

The laboratory deals and diagnose the samples for the farmers, quarantine stations, researches and different local and international organizations.The hospital has a clear vision to deal with these diseases and implement the following strategies to prevent, control and eradicate them from Somalia:

  • Vaccination of the animals from the endemic diseases in Somalia in collaboration with the related ministries, international organization, veterinary association professional and livestock umbrellas.
  • Educating the veterinary students, animal owners, farmers and community health workers and encouraging them to participate with the diseases prevention efforts and programs.

For further information please feel free to contact us

Drs. Nurto Sheikh Mohamud

Drs. Nurto Sheikh Mohamud

Dean Faculty of Veterinary Sciences

Tel: +252615961613


Dr. Omar Kulmiye

Dr. Omar Kulmiye

Deputy Dean and Professor,

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences

Te: +252615063490



Faculty Of Health Sciences

Prof Hassan W. Nur

Dean,Faculty of Health Sciences

Dean’s Message

Given the scale of existing calls for strengthening mid-level Human Resources for Health (HRH), Benadir University (BU) have instigated Faculty of Health Science (FHS).

The School’s main purpose is to produce graduates equipped with advanced skills and able to perform evidence based practices to all various fields of Health.

  Prof. Hassan W. Nor, Dean FHS

The Faculty of Health Science is committed to provide students with vast resources of scientific and medical knowledge coupled with professionalism and compassion toward health of      the public. Our graduates are distinguished with exemplary health care, remarkable academic achievements, innovations and researches.

I, as a dean of FHS, would like to share my commitment to providing our students with comprehensive education and to create conductive learning environment to help students reach their full potential in all disciplines of health sciences. Likewise, I am devoted the success of each student individually and as a group.

I look forward to seeing the dream of FHS achieve its objective, vision and mission which ultimately lead a significant growth in the promotion towards community health.

Our slogan is “‘to serve humanity is to serve the almighty”

Together we will move to the expected end


Prof Hassan W. Nur
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

  1. Faculty Of Health Science (FHS) Background

The Faculty of Health Science (FHS) was established jointly under the competent leadership group of dedicated members of both Doctors worldwide Turkey (DWWT) and Benadir University in academic year 2013/2014. This was as a result strong values and mutual partnership among DWWT and BU to accomplish their goals. Yet again, the idea to creating this faculty was obligated the realization to consequences of fading mid-level health work force in Somalia. DWWT’s role was to support the project financially at initial stages and make gradual transfer of funding and sustainability of faculty to BU.  Presently, the entire faculty programmes is run by BU without further support from DWWT.

The main motive was guided by the philosophy ‘To serve humanity is to serve the almighty’. The main purpose is to produce highly skilled mid-level health care workers to bridge the cap of current health care delivery system and to ensure fair health human resources distribution in Somalia. The current FHS running departments of first degree levels are Medical Laboratory Science, Midwifery, Nursing and Public Health. Further, professional diploma programmes were planned to instigate when reasonable is enrolled. Diploma programmes include Community Health, Monitoring and Evaluation and Nutrition and Dietetics among many others.

Each department is led by senior lecture with wide experience and proficient in his/her field. The strategy to provide such combination of well-trained health disciplines was considered the best tool to trim down maternal and infant mortality rates, prevent transmission of communicable disease and address the current global health burden in Somalia.

The School has competent and qualified academicians who are noted for their stellar teaching abilities which one put to use are able to produce competent products. The lecturers have the capacity for transformation of clinical skills, experiences and scholar activities which are places putting them the cutting edge of the medical world. Currently, the Faculty assists various departments each offers one specific disciplines intended mid level health work force. Other programs such as Medical Imaging, Dental Health, Ophthalmology, anesthesia and physiotherapy are planned to join hastily. The programs complement each other and provide high quality of health delivery services.

  1. Faculty Fundamental statement

Main Objectives

To produce highly skills mid-level human resources for health to mitigate the current health burden and subsequently make a limit for the wide spread of health problems, safeguard and promote the health of public.


To provide one of the best leading healthcare institution in the region providing outstanding treatment, health services and quality of medical education.


To produce a cadre of high quality health workers equipped with knowledge, practice and high moral values, dedicated for suffering human physically and psychologically in the nation and across the geographical boundaries.


To improve health services of Somali community through training mid-level health professionals that reflects the country’s development’s needs.

  1. Faculty Programmes

In principle, the faculty was runs two programmes to make students eligible for bachelor degree and professional Diploma.

Programme 1

Four years programme designed for new students graduated from secondary Schools with no background, skills and experience in health related areas.

  1. Medical Laboratory Science
  2. Midwifery
  3. Nursing
  4. Public Health

Programme 2

Six months or one year professional diploma programme offered to students graduated from Secondary schools or have a good insight on background of health. These programmes include the followings:

  1. Community Health
  2. Monitoring and Evaluation
  3. Nutrition and Dietetics

In Combination of both programmes, the faculty of health science is targeting to produce the largest possible number of mid-level health professionals to reflect the critical shortages of human resources for health (HRM), to balance the skewed skill mix and uneven geographical distribution of the health workforce that pose major barriers to achieving the anticipated access to quality health services in Somalia.

  1. Practical Session

Production of highly skilled health professionals is dependent on the extent of well-designed practical sessions completed by the students.

To achieve this Model, it was planned for the students to use various health facilities with modern equipment and technology either public or private sectors.

Faculty Staff

Prof Hassan W. Nur

Prof Hassan W. Nur


Faculty of Health Sciences

Tel: +252616518980


Mr. Mohamed Mohamud Shobow

Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Alasow


Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty Of Economics & Management

Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Dahir

Dean Faculty Of Economics & Management


Dean’s Message

We are indeed to welcome new students to the Faculty of Economics and Management (FEM) at Benadir University. The FEM is committed to providing quality business education with aim of equipping the students with competency, skills and character that will prepare them to be future economists and leaders who are responsible and capable of understanding and addressing socio-economic challenges in an innovative manner. In line with this assertion, the faculty reviews the curriculum periodically to ensure the programs remain relevant in today’s dynamic business environment in the world. The FEM benchmarks against the world-class universities and closely collaborates with industries to extend the students’ learning opportunities beyond classes that are critical for their future professional success.


Established in 2014, the vision of FEM is to be the center of excellence in quality of education in the field of economics, banking and management through teaching, learning, research and community service. The faculty will produce a greater number of human capital to fulfill the need for a well-educated labor force and demand for visionary and ethical leaders who will shape the development of the nation’s economy and society.

Moreover, the FEM collaborates closely with overseas universities that support the faculty to develop an updated curriculum and to build student-life facilities to meet and surpass the best-practices of peer universities.


The vision of FEM is to be the center of excellence in quality of education in the field of economics, banking and management through teaching, learning, research and community service.


To create the academic environment that promotes teaching-learning skills, and sustains high professional standards.


Undergraduate Programs

No. Faculty programs
1. Business Administration
2. Economics
3. Public Administration
4. Banking and Finance
5. Accounting
6. Procurement and logistics management


Faculty Staff

Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Dahir.

Dean, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences

Tel: +252615798899


Faculty of Geo sciences and Environment

Eng. Abdulkadir Abiikar Hussein

Dean, Faculty of Geosciences & Environment

Dean’s message:

Welcome to the Faculty of Geo sciences and Environment. If you want to learn more about natural resources such as water, minerals, oil and gas, and if you want to obtain skills and knowledge on materials: soils, concrete and asphalt, this faculty is the right place for you. Furthermore, you will study about the environment which is very important to human beings because everything that supports the survival of human beings is dependent on it. At the moment, there is a dire need for Somalia to develop extractive industries resources and generate income for Somalia and alleviate the intense poverty the country is experiencing. As a graduate from this faculty, you will play a noticeable role in the development of the extractive industry of Somalia. This is remarkable. In addition, you will learn about the environment in relation to geologic hazards: volcanism, earthquakes, droughts, flooding and hydrology, tsunamis in oceanography, meteorology and climate change.

Lastly, there is a high demand for graduates who studied these fields, and your investments as students will pay off.


Eng. Abdulkadir Abiikar Hussein

Dean, Faculty of Geosciences & Environment

Benadir University



Background of the faculty

  • The Faculty of Geoscience and Environment is an infant in terms of its history of establishment in August 2015. However, within a short period, it boomed up quickly, and the first batch graduates in this year (2019)
  • Faculty of Geoscience and Environment has managed well, acquiring capable lecturers, bringing in some of the equipment necessary for the smooth operation of high-quality teaching, books and resources such as rock and mineral samples. A very visible achievement is the acquisition of a library of more than two hundred books of geology and research journals in various fields of Geoscience, starting from 1976 to the present.


Our mission is to understand Earth’s history and its future, the energy and resources required to support an increasing global population, and the challenge of sustainability in a changing climate and environment.  

Objectives of the Geosciences Undergraduate Program:

The aim of this program is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed in geology, with an emphasis on geological methods related to petroleum and mineral exploration. Special emphasis is placed on instrumentation, field techniques, and computer modeling for data processing and interpretation.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully finishing geology, the students shall have the ability

  • To identify, formulate, and solve practical explorational or engineering geological problems.
  • To describe and interpret geological formations, to prepare geological maps.
  • To use basic laboratory instruments, equipment, and computers to analyze and interpret data.
  • To work effectively in teams, including interdisciplinary teams, in order to solve problems relevant to Geology.
  • To understand the impact of mineral exploration and exploitation on the society and environment.


Faculty Departments

  • Geology
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Science

Faculty Labs  

  • Geological specimens (rocks, minerals, fossils) collected from different areas in the Somalia and worldwide.
  • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
  • 3 polarized Microscopes
  • Different Geological Maps
  • Geological instruments for field Geology 




Contacts:  Email, web and other social media. 

  • Email:

  • Web:


Faculty Stafff

Eng. Abdulkadir Abikar Hussein

Eng. Abdulkadir Abikar Hussein

Dean, Faculty of Geo Sciences and Environment

Tel: +252612929292


Faculty Of Dentistry

Dr. Omar Sheikh M. Addow

Dr. Omar Sheikh M. Addow

Dean, Faculty Dentistry

Deans’s Message

In Somalia, the need of dental care as well as of Dental Schools and of suitable dental equipment and material, was highlighted by the researchers Barmes and Hussein already in the early 80th on behalf of the World Health Organization.

Health care in Somalia were shaped by various administrations that adopted different policies, priorities, and health care service approaches, often influenced by local and international paradigms and resolutions.

Although there were several milestones in the history of general health care Services in Somalia, oral health care has never been given any consideration.

In 2013, a study done by myself in a rural area of northern Somalia showed high DMF . I also put afloat that certain factors that affect oral health of our country remained exactly as in 1980 including:

a) Shortage of Dentists

b) Total lack of Dental auxiliary

c) Total lack of Dental schools

I believe that the most urgent step is the formation of various levels of dental manpower. This need was supported by the shrewd Rector and the Foundation of Benadir University who recently approved the establishment of this new Dental Faculty, which I am the Dean.

However, the Dental Team of Faculty of Dentistry of B.U. incorporates a coordinator and a number of dental lecturers. From academic year 2016-2017, the registration is officially open. the first group of dental students have been enrolled. We accept local applicants as well as Somali candidates from abroad.

I and my Team have the goal of bringing the standard of oral health in Somalia internationally.

Finally, we would like to enable a free dental basic service for low income people located at main BU Campus, Km13, Afgoi Road.

Thank You.

Dr. Omar Sheikh M. Addow


Faculty of Dentistry Sciences

Faculty Of Dentistry


Our faculty of Dentistry is innovative and constantly evolving, reflecting the minds of our outstanding professors and their vision for training tomorrow’s leaders in oral health care. Our curriculum employs cutting-edge approaches to the management of oral health problems, as well as innovative teaching and learning techniques. It focuses on the relationship between oral health and general health.


  • The mission Faculty of Dentistry is to improve health by advising dentistry through an excellence in education and research and to improve the public’s oral health related quality of life.


  • To Prepare next generation of clinicians, scientists, educators, and leaders in profession of Somalia.
  • To Establish partnerships and networks locally and nationally to translate research knowledge into practice.


  • The Dental Health Foundation’s core values of care, respect, trust, quality and innovation, and define the character of the organization.


  • We strive for quality in all our work through research, analysis and evaluation.


Faculty Staff
Dr. Omar Sheikh M. Addow

Dr. Omar Sheikh M. Addow


Faculty Dentistry

Tel: +252617224794


Drs. Alia Hassan Rage

Drs. Alia Hassan Rage

Lecturer and coordinator,

Faculty of Dentistry


Faculty of Computer Science and IT


Eng Khalif Muse Warsame

Dean, Faculty of Computer Science and IT

Dean’s Message

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Faculty of Computer Science and IT of Benadir University.

The Faculty of Computer Science and IT of Benadir University was established in 2003. Since then our students, faculty, staff, and alumni continue to contribute in significant ways to our reputation as a very strong faculty for the study of computing science. Generally, the Faculty has three Departments (Department of Computer Science, Department of Information Technology and Department of Business Information Technology). Our Faculty Focuses on Skills with Experience and Quality, which makes it possible for our alumni to become one of the most successful and most demanded Computer Science graduates throughout the world. We also offer Masters Program in close partnership with Makarere University in Uganda.

We at the Faculty of Computer Science and IT of Benadir University pride ourselves on many things. We take pride in our history as the second oldest faculty of Benadir University and the first Faculty to produce graduates in BU. We pride on our academic excellence, the relevance of our programs to the country and the beyond, and on the high demand for our graduates nationally and internationally. We take pride as well in our faculty and staff who are working to ensure that your journey with us is memorable and enjoyable.

Thank you for choosing our Faculty. You have decided to invest in us, and we take that very, very seriously. Hold us accountable to meeting your needs as you pursue your dream and we guide you to becoming a member of the IT profession.

Finally, the next few years will be a time of exciting challenges as well as academic and personal growth for you. We are here to help you overcome the challenges and obtain your degree.


 Eng Khalif Muse Warsame
Dean, Faculty of Computer Science and IT
And Deputy Rector, Academic
Benadir University
Mugadisho Somalia



Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (CIT) was established in 2003
A combination of highly qualified faculty members and state of the art facilities has established the faculty as one of the leading and prestigious Computer Science and Information Technology of the country.
The competency of the faculty is evident from the achievement of the alumni, who have created a brand value both in job sector and academia – in and outside of the country.
The Faculty is especially proud of the quality of its teaching methods and diversity of its computer equipment available for student’s use it maintains a number of modern computer facilities.


Stay at the top of Computer Science and IT in Eastern Africa and towards world-class distinguished faculty in high quality teaching and research. So The Faculty of Computer Science & IT strives to continue to be the premier Faculty for whole computing technology in Somalia and to become internationally recognized for excellent education for students while contributing to national economy through research and transfer to industry.


To provide high quality education and prepare nationally qualified Computer Science and IT professionals so the mission of the Faculty of Computer Science & IT is to produce best quality Computer Science & IT Professionals by offering a broad-based education, encouraging life-long learning, fostering teamwork and leadership and promoting creativity and competitiveness. Furthermore, pursue creative research and new technologies in Computer Science and across disciplines in order to serve the needs of industry, government and society.


The Objectives of the Faculty of Computer Science & IT are to produce graduates who:

  • Have strong fundamental knowledge in modern technology, scientific and computing principles
  • Demonstrate the ability to design, develop, and integrate hardware and software components in digital systems in an effective and systematic approach.
  • Have an appropriate knowledge and skills related to design and administration of database systems and computer networks
  • Able problem-solving methods and techniques
  • Engage in lifelong learning, enhance their knowledge, and advance their career in a world of evolving technology.
  • Are equipped with the essential workplace skills of interpersonal communication, ethical and professional behavior, and team playing.
  • Have skills and ability to pursue graduate studies and do research in computer science and IT and also related interdisciplinary areas


The most value aspect of Faculty of Computer Science and IT is problem solving, an essential skill for life. Students study the design, development and analysis of software and hardware used to solve problems in a variety of business, scientific and social contexts. Because computers solve problems to serve people, there is a significant human side to computer science as well.

So computing and computer technology are part of just about everything that touches our lives from the cars we drive, to the movies we watch, to the ways businesses and governments deal with us. Understanding different dimensions of computing is part of the necessary skill set for an educated person in the 21st century. Whether you want to be a scientist, develop the latest killer application, or just know what it really means when someone says ‘the computer made a mistake’, studying computing will provide you with valuable knowledge.


Generally, the Faculty has three Departments:

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Business Information Technology

We currently offer Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Computer Science and IT

We also offer Diploma Certificates in:

  • Web design and development
  • Networking and Computer hardware
  • Graphic Design and Multimedia
  • Software development
Duration 4 years (Eight Semesters)
Campus BU Zope, KM5 Main Campus
Intakes 1st  Intake is August each year

2nd Intake is January each year

Study mode Full-time/Part-time
Tuition Fees $52/month


Course Details

Computer Science and IT is a huge Course.

Here are some of the core subjects you would study at Benadir University.

  • Programming Languages
  • Software Engineering
  • Database Management
  • Web Designing and Web Development
  • Networking
  • Internet Security
  • Telecommunication
  • Graphics Design and Multimedia
  •  Project Management

We regularly conduct high quality Workshops, Seminars and symposiums


Most Faculty courses are taught in laboratory. So the lab is equipped with more 30 modern computers. The computers in this lab are upgraded and replaced on a regular basis to keep them up-to-date with the current state of technology. The lab also has a computer for the professor and a projector. To expose our students to multiple platforms, our workstations boot into both Windows and Linux operating systems. We understand that, in order to allow our students to succeed, we need to not only provide them with the best professors but also up-to-date equipment and facilities so:

  • The Faculty has well-equipped laboratory with state-of-the-art computer hardware and software.
  • The software facility at the Faculty includes popular operating system platforms, programming language compilers, development tools, DBMS packages, etc. Both free and proprietary software packages are used.
  • The Faculty has a switched Fast Ethernet network connecting all nodes of the Lab through structured cabling



Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology

Every student Should have the opportunity 

To learn computer science

Contact Address:

Main Campus: Km5, Zobe, Hodan, Mogadishu

Tel: +252615678538 / +252615258212



Faculty Staff

Eng. Khalif Muse Warsame

Dean,Faculty of Computer Science and IT




Eng. Hassan Abdi Arale

Registrar, Faculty of Computer Science and IT

Tel: +252615678538

Faculty News

Faculty of Medicine and Surgery gets new dean
Faculty of Medicine and Surgery gets new deanNew Dean Appointed for the faculty of Medicine and Surgery
Professor Dr. Tahliil, a renowned Medical Doctor. has been recently elected as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery,. Dr. Tahlil replaces the former dean of the faculty Dr. Mohamed Mohamud Bidey who has been elected as the Rector of Benadir University
Faculty of Engineering and Technology gets new dean
Faculty of Engineering and Technology gets new deanNew Dean is Appointed for the faculty of Engineering and Technology
Eng. Abdukadir Araye, the head of the Department of Civil Engineering, has been promoted to the Position of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. Eng. Araye replaces the former dean of the faculty Eng. Abdirizak Ali Asir who is faculty-on-leave to persue PhD Scholarship in UK.
Out going Rector thanks in coming Rector
Out going Rector thanks in coming RectorNew Rector Elected for Benadir University
Professor Dr. Abdirizak Ahmed Dalmar has officially handed the rectorship of BU to his excellency Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mohamud Bidey in an extraordinary ceremony held in Mogadishu

Our New Semster Starts at September 2020

New students are admitted to the Benadir University once in a year. Semester is teaching period is lasting for 15 weeks excluding the examination period. Benadir University’s system of examination is based on the system of semester examination.