Department of Environmental Engineering has been established in (2013-2014) to develop scientific knowledge and elevate the professional characters and engineers throughout Iraq. It delivers courses leading to B.Sc. Degree. The Department programs work for preparing engineers whom are professionally motivated and committed to achieve all the required objectives to work in environment. This department consist of four academic years of study, and each academic year is approximately thirty weeks which are divided by two study courses that is taught in English Language. The teaching strategies cover teaching sessions and students centered course works. One of the requirements of graduation is fulfilling 152 credit units divided into (11) credits of university requirements (44) credits of college requirements , and(97) credits of departmental requirements In order to have a solid undergraduate Environmental Engineering Program, other sciences of close relevance, and scientific linguistic courses should be incorporated. These courses are classified as “Assisting Courses”, and they cover the following: Basic Sciences: Mathematics, Physics ,Chemistry, Biology, and English language


Our Mission

There is an imperative need for promoting sustainable development of natural resources. Trained and expert manpower is needed from academic institutions in disciplines of Environmental Engineering, resources preservation, conservation and management of wasteful substances generated from industrial, municipal, agricultural, mining and other processes. The Environmental Engineering Curriculum is designed by experts in academia to develop critical thinking among students at undergraduate/graduate level to control and mitigate negative impacts on the environment and ecosystem through a well formulated engineering strategy and provide solutions that are in line with national and international norms.

Our Vision

  • To remain an International leading institution for scientific research and education
  • To harness the quality, breadth and depth of our teaching and research capabilities to address the difficult challenges of today and the future
  • To develop the next generation of students, researchers, scientists and academics
  • To provide an education for students from around the world that equips them with the knowledge and skills they require to pursue their ambitions
  • To make a demonstrable economic and social impact through the translation of our work into practice worldwide
  • To engage with the world and communicate the importance and benefits of science to society



  1. In the Environmental Engineering Courses students will study a wide range of subjects. Besides learning the basics of engineering, they’ll also take courses in the life, economy and social sciences so they can understand environmental problems in all their complexity.
  2. Students in environmental engineering learn to design, develop, and evaluate structures, equipment, and systems that protect the environment from the effects of human activity and that improve public health and well-being.


Learning Outcome and Skill Gained

After completing the course, student will:

  1. To provide an overview of core areas in environmental engineering.
  2. To improve knowledge, sense and awareness of students in environmental engineering sciences.
  3. To introduce important concepts in environmental engineering.
  4. To introduce the quantitative approach for environmental assessment and problem solving.
  5. Have a clear understanding of the environmental protection method and its applications in sciences and life in general.
  6. Have a good knowledge about Environmental legislation creation and construction.
  7. Be able to read and critically assess scientific as well as popular sources such as journals, magazines and newspapers in the field of environmental protection.
  8. Be able to design and calculate all environmental processes requirements.
  9. Describe the national ambient air quality standards required by the Clean Air Act.
  10. Describe the effluent water standards required by the Clean Water Act.
  11. Describe the pollution control technologies that must be installed to prevent air and water pollution.
  12. Explain how environmental laws regulate the use of toxic substances.
  13. Explain how environmental laws regulate the storage, transport, and disposal of hazardous wastes.
  14. Describe the government’s authority to recover the cost of cleaning up hazardous waste sites from responsible parties.
  15. Describe how the Endangered Species Act protects endangered and threatened species and their habitats.
  16. Describe how the Noise Control Act regulates noise pollution.
  17. Describe the scope of state environmental protection laws.


ناوی سیانیبڕوانامەنازناوی زانستیپسپۆرى ووردپیشەسی ڤی
د. طالب خليل أبراهيمدكتۆراپرۆفيسۆركيمياء موادراگری كوليژی ئەندازياری
د. جهاد كياني عبد الرحمندكتۆرامامۆستاهندسة ميكانيكسەرۆكی بەشی ئەندازياری ژينگە
د. عبد الجبار خلف صالحدكتۆراپرۆفيسۆري ياريدەدەرهندسة موائعمامۆستا
د. حسن عبد الوهاب عنجلدكتۆراپرۆفيسۆري ياريدەدەرهندسة تطبيقيمامۆستا
د. صلاح فرحان شريفدكتۆراپرۆفيسۆري ياريدەدەرهندسة بيئةمامۆستا


Study system and distribution of courses

The study in the university is based on the credit units system, which depends on the number of hours that the student must pass in order to get the degree of (B.Sc.).
Here each subject must be determined by a number of credit hours in the semester in accordance with the number of theoretical & practical lectures for each subject.
Each academic year contains two compulsory semesters in addition to elective semester in summer, each compulsory semester period is not less than (16) weeks including examinations, where as the elective semester period is not less than (8) weeks including examinations.
In order to have a solid undergraduate environmental engineering program other sciences of close relevance, and scientific linguistic courses should be incorporated. These courses are classified as “Assisting Courses”, and they cover the following basic sciences: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, English language


Progress toward a Baccalaureate Degree:

Course works toward a BSc degree at Knowledge University must be planned so that the student meets all the Requirements and minors, if appropriate. At department of Environmental Engineering; (147) credits is needed for BSc degree, divided into (17) credits of university requirements, (16) credits of college requirements, and (114) credits of departmental scientific requirements. So Student should successfully complement the following courses or semesters to be graduated.



In the annul scientific plan of the engineering college, there are many activities used to be held by the environmental engineering department’s students and staff. These activities include:

  1. Student’s seminars.
  2. Academic staff scientific seminars.
  3. Academic scientific research works.
  4. Students’ scientific research works.
  5. Graduation Festival For Academic Year
  6. Final Exams Scheduling And Instructions conference
  7. Library and Web Sites Techniques for Searching & Reporting conference.
  8. Scientific Conference of Engineering College for Students Research Presentation.
  9. College Non-Scientific Activities & Meetings, such as:
    • Posters and Panting Exhibition
    • Students Picnic (Outside Erbil)
    • Sport Games between College Stages and Departments
  10. Training Courses and Workshops, such as:
    • Health Safety & Environment (HSE) in Petroleum Industry
    • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  11. Graduation Projects for 4th Stage Presentations.
  12. Scientific and Site Visits, such as
    • Health Safety & Environment (HSE) in Petroleum Industry
    • Wastewater treatment plants
    • Land filling of domestic solid waste
    • Industrial activities
    • Dams, lakes, rivers and estuaries




As a part of the courses requirements there are many practical courses must be taken according to the above mentioned syllabus tables. Practical courses usually performed on sits or in the laboratories. The available laboratories in the Knowledge University, at least until preparing this report, are:

  1. Geological Laboratory
  2. Water and wastewater Investigations laboratory
  3. Air pollution and Climatic Laboratory
  4. Fluid and Hydraulic Laboratory
  5. Thermodynamic and Heat Transfer Laboratory
  6. Soil Laboratory
  7. Surveying Laboratory
  8. Computer and GIS Laboratory


Environmental Engineering Department : Program