Civil Engineering

Striving for creating a sustainable civilization

About Engineering

The Civil Engineering department at the University of Sulaimani is dedicated to offering high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, fostering a sustainable civilization with a profound respect for people and the environment. Our graduates, equipped with essential engineering skills, are poised to take on leadership roles in diverse civil engineering areas, including structural engineering, green transportation, geotechnical engineering, water resources, wastewater engineering, sustainability, and management.

Our journey began in the academic year 1996-1997, welcoming 29 registered students to embark on a four-year (BSc.) degree in Engineering Science. The department has since expanded to provide postgraduate studies leading to (MSc.) and (PhD.) degrees in Structural Engineering, with numerous students successfully earning their degrees in this field. Additionally, the department now offers a Diploma degree.

In line with our commitment to practical learning, students actively engage in laboratories, gaining hands-on experience in testing various construction materials such as cement, aggregates, concrete, soil, and steel, and exploring clean and wastewater treatments. This ensures our graduates are well-prepared for the challenges and responsibilities that await them in the field of civil engineering.

Join us in the Civil Engineering department, where education is not confined to textbooks but extends to practical applications, enabling our students to excel in their academic journey and beyond.

Together, let’s build a better future through the power of civil engineering.


At the heart of our department lies a fundamental commitment to cultivating the minds of the next generation by immersing them in the dynamic world of technology. We aim to ignite a passion for learning and exploration, fostering confidence and resilience to confront novel challenges head-on. Through our meticulously crafted programs, we empower students to excel in their chosen domain of building construction and structures, preparing them to make a meaningful impact in the field.

Our approach extends beyond theoretical education, embracing a hands-on learning environment that nurtures creativity and critical thinking. Engaging in practical projects and real-world applications, students gain a profound understanding of the principles and practices that govern the ever-evolving realm of technology.

Through a comprehensive curriculum and cutting-edge facilities, we endeavour to equip our graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle the challenges and opportunities that await them in their professional journey. We take immense pride in witnessing our students shine brightly, making valuable contributions to the advancement of architectural and engineering disciplines, and leaving a lasting impact on the communities they serve.

Join us in this transformative journey, where young minds are honed to become confident, skilled, and innovative leaders, poised to create a better, more sustainable future through their expertise and unwavering dedication.

At our department, our aim is to offer students a superior education that meets the highest standards of quality. Our dedicated and qualified teaching staff are committed to delivering comprehensive and engaging programs of study, equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in their chosen field.

We understand that a well-rounded education goes beyond theoretical knowledge. To complement the academic learning experience, we provide practical training in state-of-the-art laboratories and computer halls. These hands-on practices allow students to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios, enhancing their understanding and preparing them for the challenges they will encounter in their careers.

By combining rigorous academic instruction with practical experiences, we strive to produce graduates who are not only well-versed in their subject matter but also adept at problem-solving and critical thinking. Our ultimate goal is to empower our students to become competent, confident professionals ready to make a positive impact in their respective industries.
At our department, we are deeply committed to serving society by producing engineers who possess both professional competence and strong leadership qualities in the field of civil engineering. Our emphasis lies in fostering high-quality technical knowledge among our students, preparing them to excel in their careers and make a positive impact on the world.

We offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs that are built upon a rigorous treatment of engineering fundamentals, combined with modern and innovative engineering practices. Our aim is to provide our students with a well-rounded education that equips them with the necessary skills to thrive in the dynamic field of civil engineering.

Through our diverse civil engineering areas of study, we provide our students with exceptional education opportunities. Whether it's structural engineering, environmental engineering, transportation, or any other specialized field, our programs are designed to empower students to become competent and versatile professionals.

As a department, we continuously strive to uphold the highest standards of education, ensuring that our students receive the best learning experience possible. By nurturing their technical expertise, critical thinking abilities, and problem-solving skills, we prepare our graduates to face the challenges of the ever-evolving engineering landscape.
The Civil Engineering program is a comprehensive four-year curriculum that covers a wide range of topics, including structural, transportation, and wastewater treatment engineering. Students receive foundational education in designing and constructing civil and industrial structures, bridges, and geo-technical engineering projects.

The Bologna process
The department follows the Bologna process of study, ensuring a standardized and internationally recognized framework.
- Each academic year consists of 30 studying weeks.
- Divided into two semesters, with a total of 30 ECTS credits per semester.

Teaching and learning
The teaching and learning approach in our department allows graduates to engage with the professional community and work on real-world projects that positively impact society. The first two years focus on core civil engineering modules such as engineering mechanics, building materials, fluid mechanics, and environmental engineering, among others. In the final two years, students delve into specialized subjects like highway and transportation engineering, concrete design, water distribution systems, and geo-technical and foundation engineering. Some modules involve laboratory experiments, and all graduating students complete a project in their final year.

Assessment in the program is comprehensive and includes written exams, quizzes, reports, coursework, and presentations. Additionally, a mandatory one-month summer training course during July or August in relevant fields enhances the practical application of theoretical knowledge in the third year.
All courses in our program are conducted in English

Ensuring a language of instruction that facilitates effective communication and prepares students for the globalized field of engineering. By offering courses in English, we provide an immersive learning environment that enhances students' language skills and prepares them for international opportunities in their future careers.
- Our program spans a total of 8 semesters
- with each academic year divided into two semesters
- Each semester comprises 15 weeks of studying

Providing ample time for in-depth exploration of the curriculum and engagement with course materials. This structured academic calendar allows for a balanced distribution of coursework, assignments, projects, and examinations throughout the program, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience. The 15-week duration of each semester offers students sufficient time to delve into course content, engage in discussions, participate in practical activities, and complete their assessments effectively.

Staff of Engineering

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