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 the 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 materials 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 Semester ECTS 2nd Semester ECTS
Computer Skills I 4.00 Calculus II 4.00
General English 4.00 Computer Skills II 4.00
Academic Debates 4.00 Technical English 4.00
Kurdish Studies/Kurdish Language 4.00 Engineering Drawing -AutoCAD 4.00
Calculus I 4.00 Engineering Geology 4.00
Engineering Drawing & Descriptive Geometry 5.00 Engineering Mechanics -II 5.00
Engineering Mechanics -I 5.00 Construction Material and Testing 5.00
Total 30 Total 30


Second Year

3Rd Semester Credits 4th Semester Credits
Calculus III 4.00 English Communications I 3.00
Fluid Mechanics I 4.00 Engineering Statistics 3.00
Environmental Engineering 3.00  Fluid Mechanics II 4.00
Building Construction 4.00 Surveying II 5.00
Surveying I 5.00  Strength of Materials II 5.00
Strength of Materials I 5.00 Hydrology 5.00
Concrete Technology I 5.00 Concrete Technology II 5.00
Total 30 Total 30


Third Year



5th Semester ECTS 6Th Semester ECTS
English Communications II 3.00 Theory of structure II 6.00
Theory of structure I 5.00 Reinforced Concrete Design II 6.00
 Reinforced Concrete Design I 5.00 Construction Management & Economy 4.00
Engineering Analysis 3.00  Highway Engineering II 5.00
Highway Engineering I 5.00 Geotechnical Engineering II 5.00
Geotechnical Engineering I 5.00 Water Supply and Sewerage Engineering 4.00
Water Resources Engineering 4.00
Total 30 Total 30

Fourth Year

7th Semester ECTS 8th Semester ECTS
Structural Concrete Design I 5.00 Traffic Engineering 5.00
Structural Steel Design I 5.00 Hydraulic Structure 5.00
Foundation Analysis and Design I 5.00 Structural Steel Design II 5.00
Project Estimating, Planning and Control 5.00 Foundation Analysis and Design II 5.00
Graduation Project I 4.00 Civil Engineering Drawings 5.00
Computer Methods in Structural Analysis and Design 3.00 Graduation Project II 5.00
Bridges Design 3.00
Total 30 Total 30