School of Science and Engineering


Civil Engineering


The Department of Civil Engineering is one of several departments in the School of Science and Engineering at the University of Kurdistan Hewler. The Department of Civil Engineering was established in 2015 to meet the ever growing needs of the people of Kurdistan and the Region.

The Civil Engineering Department offers a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Civil Engineering.  Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to pursue careers in designing and building various structures including homes and buildings, bridges, roads and highways, wastewater treatment plants, water supply systems and tunnels.

The program is designed to be rigorous and challenging. The program requires a high level of commitment from its students beginning in its first year which is referred to as the Foundation year where students are introduced to basic physics, mathematics and English, all of which are the cornerstones of the civil engineering program. The Foundation year is followed by four years of intensive study in engineering which includes structural engineering, design of concrete structures, geotechnical engineering (including soil and rock mechanics), tunnel engineering, groundwater engineering, water and wastewater engineering, and hydraulics. Other areas of study include mathematics, physics, chemistry, geosciences, computer sciences and economics. In the final year, students will be required to complete a senior design project which utilizes all their knowledge learned in the program.  The program is modeled after similar programs in the USA.  The program will allow our graduates to build the future of Kurdistan.