PhD in Water and Environmental Engineering
The PhD programme in Water and Environmental Engineering is a specialised academic programme designed to equip students with advanced knowledge and skills in addressing complex challenges related to water resources management and engineering solutions for environmental issues. This interdisciplinary field integrates principles from engineering, hydrology and other relevant disciplines to develop strategies for managing water resources and mitigating environmental impacts. The primary goal of a PhD programme in Water and Environmental Engineering is to train researchers who can contribute to the advancement of knowledge and development of innovative solutions in the field. Therefore, students in this programme undertake coursework, engage in independent research and collaborate with faculty members and peers to address critical issues related to water resources and the environment in Kurdistan region. The programme typically begins with foundational coursework to build a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the core principles and methodologies in water and environmental engineering.
- PhD candidates seeking admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at UKH should have MSc in Water Resources Engineering, Civil Engineering or equivalent results of the PhD candidates. They must be exemplary and from highly regarded, recognised, and accredited universities.
- Candidates must have an average of not less than 60 and 70 in BSc and MSc, respectively.
- A score of at least 6.5 in an IELTS examination, 56 in a Pearson Test of English (Academic), or 85 in an ibt TOEFL examination.
- A diagnostic test in the School of Science and Engineering will be conducted to select those with the highest scores.
The teaching list includes, but not limited to, modules such as: Modern Isotope in Engineering Hydrology; Wells Hydraulics; Groundwater Contamination; Water Resources Management and Optimization; Sediment Transport in River Basin; Artificial Intelligence for Water Systems; and Independent Research Methodology.
This programme is a unique academic programme designed to equip students with advanced knowledge and skills in addressing complex challenges related to water resources management and engineering solutions for environmental issues. This interdisciplinary field integrates principles from engineering, hydrology and other relevant disciplines to develop strategies for managing water resources and mitigating environmental impacts.
Upon completing the coursework, students focus on their research, which forms the core of their PhD studies. They work closely with their faculty supervisors to identify research areas and formulate research questions. The research topics may vary widely depending on the interests of the student and the faculty expertise available at the institution. Throughout their doctoral research, students are expected to conduct original investigations, collect and analyse data, develop and test innovative engineering solutions and contribute new knowledge to the field. They are expected to present their findings in research conferences and publish their work in scientific journals. Collaboration and interdisciplinary interactions are highly encouraged in PhD programmes and students often work with experts from various fields to gain a holistic understanding of complex environmental problems and develop solutions.