College of Engineering

Department of Environmental Engineering

BSc in Environmental Engineering



In this program, based on inputs collected from the stakeholders, we have developed the following Programme Educational Objectives in order to be achieved by the graduates several years after graduation: 

 ● POE 1: Our graduates will be able to use science and engineering principles to solve important problems and address technological challenges of the future. 

 ● POE 2: Our graduates will be prepared to play key roles in interdisciplinary efforts and to solve problems that are important to society. 

 ● POE 3: Our graduates will be on a path to leadership positions and be recognized as critical, creative, and independent thinkers. 

 ● POE 4: Our graduates will continue their lifelong learning process to remain effective professionals in the workplace.


Study Methods:

The DEEN is following a semester based system implementing the Bologna Process. The method of study depends on lectures, reports, study groups, presentation and laboratory, practical sessions. Students will be taught in different ways, from the classroom to individual or small-group reflection. Our different teaching formats equip you to be an effective independent learner. The assessment is achieved via class workloads, mid-term exams, final exams, essays and reports. Students on the course will be spending time on independent study which includes preparation for lectures and seminars, follow-up work, wider reading, practice completion of assessment tasks, or revision.


In the first year of your Environmental Engineering Bachelor's programme, tuition will be in the form of lectures and tutorials:


●       Lectures are a way of getting an overview of a large amount of information in a short amount of time; you and your fellow students will be listening to an expert in the field.

●       Tutorials give you a chance to actively engage with historical issues yourself. You may have to give a presentation or discuss a topic amongst yourselves or work on an assignment. There are plenty of opportunities for interaction and for asking questions.



The duration of the study at the DEEN is 4 Academic years (8 semesters) of full-time studies. Normally an academic year starts in the first week in Sept to the end of June next year.


Program Course Modules taught at the Department:

A bachelor's degree from DEEN programs educates students fully in understanding the basic elements of the Engineering, and developing their skill capability. The following link provides a full list of Course Modules provided at this department. Each course has a standard course module code which is hyperlinked to its dedicated website for full details information on that particular course. Please note that on each course modules website you will also be directed to the Academic Profile of the lecturer providing the course.


Course Modules



The curriculum comprises at least 140 credits of courses as follows:


(a) University Requirement Core

Students are required to successfully complete two English language courses to accumulate and other core courses such as:

●       Professional and technical written communication for engineers

●       Professional and technical oral communication for engineers

●       Kurdish language and Kurd-ology course

●       Debates and Scientific Critical Thinking


 (b) General Engineering Core Courses

Students are required to successfully complete at least 24 credits of General Engineering courses such as:

●       Computer programming and applications

●       Mathematics I

●       Mathematics II

●       Engineering Statistics and probability.

●       Engineering for sustainable development

●       Foundation of computer science

●       Environmental chemistry

●       Industrial management and logistics

●       Introduction to biomedical engineering

●       Introduction to electrical and electronic engineering

●       Introduction to mechanical engineering


(c) Core Engineering Courses

Students are required to successfully complete ALL core engineering courses (90 credits), comprising of 18 credits of introductory core courses and 72 credits of advanced core courses such as:

●       Numerical Analysis

●       Engineering surveying.

●       Hydraulics and hydrology

●       Soil Mechanics and Soil Pollution

●       Theory and design of structures I

●       Theory and design of structures II

●       Principles of civil engineering management

●       Water Pollution: concepts, control and measurement

●       Air Pollution: concepts, control and measurement

●       Potable water Treatment and distribution networks

●       Sanitary Engineering and sanitation

●       Construction Project Management

●       Quantity Survey and Cost Estimation

●       Concert Technology and Concert mix. Design

●       Design of R.C. Concret I

●       Design of R.C. Concret II

●       Fluid Mechanics and Engineering hydraulics

●       Environmental impact assessment (EIA)

●       Foundation Engineering 

●       Management and communication skills for engineers

●       Municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plant (WWTP)

●       Solid and hazardous waste management

●       Theory and design of structures III

●       Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering

●       Wind and Meteorology Engineering

●       Traffic and Transportation Engineering

●       Urban planning and design

●       GIS and Remote Sensing

(d) Advanced Elective Courses in Environmental Engineering

Students are required to take advanced elective courses in Civil Engineering and in Environmental Engineering offered by the Department of CEE such as:

●       Construction Project Management

●       Engineering Hydraulics and open channel

●       Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report for civil engineering projects

●       Foundation engineering

●       Management and communication skills for engineers

●       Municipal and industrial wastewater treatment

●       Solid and hazardous waste management

●       Theory and design of structures

●       Water resources engineering

●       Transportation and Highway Engineering

(e) Internship

Students are required to successfully complete an Internship. The training normally takes place after the third year of study under the supervision of the DCEE.

Career Opportunities

KNU graduates’ knowledge and skills embody principles which are effective communication, critical thinking and project management skills are central to most careers. The study of civil and environmental relevant engineering courses equips you with required skills and work capabilities, consequently it will maximize job opportunities. Apart from your knowledge of engineering, you will leave with the confidence and skills that come from successfully completing a demanding course and participating fully in university life. Nevertheless, the following areas are the popular career opportunity for a graduate from DEE, such as;


●       Working as engineering project supervisor.

●       Designing different civil engineering structures.

●       Undertaking engineering project contracts.

●       Working in academic engineering fields.

●       Adopting engineering research.

●       teaching

●       IT and software development

Lifelong Learning

Graduating from DEEN is just a lifelong experience where the environmental engineering proficiency can become a real resource for your life at all levels. Continuing education is widely available to fit various needs of your future personal and engineering professional engagements. Your experiences and specific skills you need for a particular engineering field or professional network will widen your resources and empower you to expand your work limits.

Qualification Requirements:

In order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, a student must successfully complete the following programme requirements:


●       Acquire general program and course-specific learning outcomes

●       Acquire optional course learning outcomes

●       Prepare and defend the Bachelor’s research paper

Skills Development

DEEN graduate students are expected to have:


●       An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.

●       An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specific needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

●       An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

●       An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

●       An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

●       An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.

●       An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Beneficial Skills for DEEN Program

Environmental Engineers make sure that you have clean water to drink, clean air to breath, safe buildings to live and work in, roads to drive on, trains and buses to ride in, and we even treat sewage and wastewater. We construct and maintain buildings, roads, railroads, dams, waterways, waste treatment plants, landfills and other structures and systems. Furthermore, we focus on accomplishing these essential features of society using a minimum amount of energy, and by making the smallest possible environmental impact. We ensure that the built environment functions properly following disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and terror attacks. Civil and Environmental Engineers bear tremendous responsibility and are essential for the proper functioning of society.


Analytical Skills

The Department of Environmental Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering. Our undergraduate programs provide our students with a foundation of technical knowledge, design principles, data analysis and interpretation, communication and leadership skills, and teamwork.

Environmental engineering deals with the science and art of engineering applied to the human environment and natural resource needs. The environment has long been the province and concern of Environmental engineers. Involved in planning our cities, communities, and larger regional areas, Environmental engineers save our world. They conceive, design, and construct public works such as highways, streets, bridges, potable water treatment and distribution networks, wastewater collection systems, and municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants. Environmental engineers respond to society’s ecological and environmental problems by joining with other engineers, as well as with physical, biological, and social scientists, to protect our natural resources and create a better physical and social environment for all people.


Proficiency Skill

The modern economy is a global one and increasing companies across the world need staff with a high level of proficiency skills. In DEEN you will work under the guidance of high experience teachers to develop your full engineering knowledge potentials in the field of civil and environmental engineering. You will also have the opportunity to manage and supervise the different types of engineering projects, both in public and private sectors. In addition, you will learn the main fundamentals for designing the different environmental structures.


Language of Instruction:

The language of instruction at the DEEN is English for all courses, except the “Kurdistan Studies” course where the language of study is Kurdish.

Admission Criteria

Admission requirements 

High school certificate or 5 years’ diploma certificate, and have obtained a high school average score of 70% or above.


Contact Information

Note: For Academic Year 2020-21 applications, please email or call: 0750 3000 600 - 0750 3000 700 - 0750 3000800 or visit KNU Registry Office through these contact Information 

Tuition Fee

IQD 3.750.000 per year