Department of Civil Engineering

Graduates can find wide job opportunities in public construction projects and engineering offices and in private construction projects and private engineering offices.


The Department of Civil Engineering in Catholic University in Erbil is designed to provide the country with distinguished graduates who can design and build engineering projects, to improve the existing infrastructures and rebuild what was damaged through long years of war in the region.


The mission of the department of civil engineering is education. We achieve this mission through our teaching, research, and public service activities by:

Educating, inspiring, and mentoring future leaders of our profession and society that are prepared to meet 21st-century challenges.
Performing forward-looking research both applied and theoretical that will positively impact and improve our profession and society.
Serving as a reliable, highly capable resource for society, the profession, and the university through activities in professional organizations, campus committees, Engineering Consultancy, and continuing education.


The graduates of the Civil Engineering program at Catholic University in Erbil will have the essential theoretical foundation, technical skills and intellectual tools to start and lead team workgroups in different construction engineering projects. They can find solutions for different engineering problems. Our graduates will achieve success in graduate education and a broad range of career opportunities.

Graduates of Catholic University in Erbil shall be well prepared to design the future of their communities by the development of new technologies, construction of innovative and sustainable infrastructure, the design of engineered systems at the intersection of natural and built environments, and contribute to society through participation in policymaking and governance to develop broadly educated engineering professionals. This goal is accomplished through a four year academic experience (except the first year of the preparatory stage where students studying only English language, academic debate/critical thinking and computer skills/ICDL) involving curricular and co-curricular elements.
To allow students to develop a deeper understanding of both theory and practice of Civil Engineering.

Job Description

Civil Engineer is concerned with the design, analysis and construction of different types of projects such as high rise buildings, houses, bridges, roads, sanitary systems, water supply and hydraulic structures ….etc.

The environment is another concern of the Civil Engineer by improving construction material and methods so that they can be more environmentally friendly technology.
Graduates can find wide job opportunities in public construction projects and engineering offices and in private construction projects and private engineering offices.


Fist Year

1st SemesterECTS2nd SemesterECTS
Academic Computing4.00Calculus II4.00
Academic English4.00Technical English4.00
Academic Debates4.00Computer application -AutoCAD4.00
Kurdology/Kurdish Language3.00Engineering Mechanics -Dynamics8.00
Engineering Mechanics -Statics6.00Engineering Geology4.00
Engineering Drawing & Descriptive Geometry5.00Construction material and Testing6.00
Calculus I4.00Calculus II4.00
Technical English4.00


Second Year

3Rd SemesterCredits4th SemesterCredits
Building Construction4.00Engineering Statistics5.00
Fluid Mechanics I5.00Fluid Mechanics II5.00
 Surveying I5.00 Surveying II5.00
Mechanics of Materials I6.00Mechanics of Materials II5.00
Environmental Engineering4.00 Hydrology5.00
Concrete Technology I6.00Concrete Technology II5.00


Third Year

5th SemesterECTS6Th SemesterECTS
Theory of structure I6.00Theory of structure II6.00
 Reinforced Concrete Design I6.00Reinforced Concrete Design II6.00
Engineering Analysis3.00Construction Management &Economy3.00
Highway Engineering I5.00 Highway Engineering II5.00
Geotechnical Engineering Principles6.00Geotechnical Engineering6.00
Water Resources Engineering4.00Water Supply and Sewerage Engineering4.00

Fourth Year

7th SemesterECTS8th SemesterECTS
Structural Concrete Design I6.00Traffic Engineering5.00
Structural Steel Design I5.00Hydraulic Structure5.00
Foundation Analysis and Design I5.00Structural Steel Design II5.00
Project Estimating, Planning and Control4.00Foundation Analysis and Design II5.00
Computer Methods in Structural Analysis and Design5.00Civil Engineering Drawings5.00
Bridges Design5.00Graduation project5.00