School of Science and Engineering

Civil and Architectural Engineering

BSc in Civil Engineering


Over the millenniums, Civil Engineers have been responsible for building everything from the Egyptian Great Pyramids, Roman aqueducts and India’s Taj Mahal.  Many of these structures are still with us today.  More recently, they have been responsible for building the Eiffel Tower, the Statute of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and some of the tallest buildings in the world such as the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the Burj Khalifa in the UAE.

More importantly, Civil Engineers are responsible for building homes for personal living and offices for daily work, wastewater treatment plants for cleaning wastewater and groundwater well systems for drinking water.  They are also responsible for building tunnels which are used as underground conveyances for transportation such as the Channel Tunnel or Chunnel which connects England to France. 

Civil Engineering is a challenging, but rewarding profession which requires well-educated, young men and women with many talents.   Students in the Civil Engineering program at the University of Kurdistan Hewler who graduate can expect to have rewarding careers building structures (e.g., buildings and homes) and infrastructure (e.g., roads, bridges, tunnels, etc.) throughout Kurdistan and the world. 


The program was established in 2015. In 2017, the Civil Engineering program was updated and re-designed to make it more practical for our students in Kurdistan.  The program consists a four-year curriculum to be complete by all students.  Students study a broad range of topics in civil engineering including structural, transportation, wastewater treatment and tunnel engineering. 


The students are offered civil engineering core modules such as statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, soil mechanics, rock mechanics, construction materials, hydraulics, surveying, stress analysis, and structural analysis in the first two years.  In their last two years, they will take modules in highway engineering, transportation engineering, bridge design, environmental engineering, water distribution system design, wastewater treatment plant design, geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering, and tunnel engineering. The final year will be culminated with a senior design project required for all graduating students

They will be required to develop their oral and written communication skills.  They will study professional ethics in the field of Civil Engineering. Several modules require the completion of laboratory assignments and field exercises.  

Skills Development

The BS Civil Engineering Program focuses on overall (professional and interpersonal) development of the students in order to equip them to meet the high standards of the industry. During students' stay at UKH, they will have ample opportunities to gain practical work experience by applying for competitive internships with local companies. Knowledge and experience gained during these internships will greatly improve their employment opportunities after graduation.


In this program, the student's performance in each module is assessed in various ways throughout the course of each semester. This continuous assessment encourages students to maintain a useful level of effort throughout the semester, rather than utilizing last minute, study efforts just before their examinations.


Admission Criteria

Admission requirements are: 

  1. Secondary school certificate, attained within the last five years and with a general high school score of 80% and above.
  2. Minimum high school education score of 70% in Mathematics and Physics.
  3. School Entrance Test.
  4. Minimum English Language requirement is 52 in Versant (Conditional Offer); 45 in PTE, 5.5 in IELTS or 64 in ibt-TOEFL.
  5. Scheduled Interview 

Note: Conditional Offer may be given to applicants who submit the required minimum score from Versant English Placement Test - Pearson.

Please note that admissions to the BSc in Civil Engineering may require the successful completion of a General Foundation Program.  If students pass a UKH early admission, qualifying examination and satisfying English requirement, they may directly enter into the 4-year undergraduate, civil engineering program.

 Applicants dismissed for any reason from any university, school or college will not be considered.

***Notice: For AY 2021-22 applications, please email [email protected] or visit UKH's Registry Office.


Tuition Fee

$4,000 per academic year

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