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A. List of University Courses

# Course Title Course Code Credits Hours Details
1 Academic English I ENG1310 3 Details
2 Academic English II ENG1311 3 Details
3 Critical Thinking HUM1205 2 Details
4 Introduction to Ethics HUM1200 2 Details
5 Kurdology SOS1205 2 Details
6 Physical Geology GEO2310C 3 Details
7 Professional Communication ENG3315 3 Details
8 University Experience SOS1200 2 Details
Elective of Humanities and Social Sciences  ( 3 Credits )
9 Social Science elective

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10 Humanities Elective

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B. List of College Courses

# Course Title Course Code Credits Hours Details
1 Advanced Calculus MTH2412 4 Details
2 Calculus I MTH1410 4 Details
3 Calculus II MTH1411 4 Details
4 Differential Equation/Linear Algebra MTH2315 3 Details
5 Engineering Economy ENC3310 3 Details
6 Engineering Mechanics: Static and Dynamics MEE2405 4 Details
7 Engineering Thermodynamics MEE2310 3 Details
8 General Chemistry I + Lab CHM1405C 4 Details
9 General Physics I + Lab PHY1410C 4 Details
10 General Physics II + Lab PHY1411C 4 Details
11 Introduction to Computer CMP1200 2 Details
12 Statistics for Engineering and Science MTH2320 3 Details
13 Strength of Material CVE2315 3 Details



C. List of Department Courses

# Course Title Course Code Credits Hours Details
1 Introduction to Petroleum. Engineering PTE1200 2 Details
2 Graduation Project PTE4495 4 Details
3Well Test AnalysisPTE43703Details
4 Drilling & Completion Engineering I PTE3335 3 Details
5 Drilling & Completion Engineering II PTE4336 3 Details
6 Fluid Mechanics + Lab MEE3315C 3 Details
7 Multinational Energy, Environment, Technology and Ethics PTE4360 3 Details
8 Petroleum Engineering Elective PTE4385 3 Details
9 Petroleum Production Engineering II PTE4331 3 Details
10 Reservoir Engineering Fundamentals PTE3320 3 Details
11 Reservoir Management & Monitoring PTE4345 3 Details
12 Reservoir Fluid Properties + Lab PTE3315C 3 Details
13 Reservoir Rock Properties + Lab PTE3310C 3 Details
14 Reservoir Simulation  PTE4375 3 Details
15 Structural Geology  GEO2315 3 Details
16 Petroleum Production Engineering I  PTE4330 3 Details
17 Transportation & Storage of Petroleum Products  PTE4380 3 Details
18 Internship Program PTE3050 3 Details
19 Well Logging & Formation Evaluation  PTE3325 3 Details


A. List of University Courses:

Course Code: EGH1310
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: English Level 5 (EGH0620)
Passing Grade: 60

Course Description: This course is intended for the students willing to go to develop and improve their skills in expository English writing. It focuses on the writing process which covers organization, structure and development of types of paragraphs. It is also focuses on structure, outline and unity and coherence of essays. In the end of the course APA format will be introduced briefly.

Course Code: EGH1311
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Academic English I (EGH1310)
Passing Grade: 60

Course Description: This course is designed for students who have already pass Academic English I. It is further develop the academic skills that the students acquired in the previous course.The main focus of the course will be on academic writing. The first part of the course is to introduce the students to different types of academic essays. The students need to utilize their writing skills that they have already learned in the previous course, which focus on writing a paragraph and the structure of an essay. The course will start with are view of how to structure an essay. Then it will move to different types of essays. These essays are: problem-solving, comparing and contrasting argumentative, persuasive and expository. Each type of the essays will be practiced with students by giving them an example of that type which will be also used as a reading comprehension activily. The second part of the course will introduce the students to writing a research paper. The students will be taught the structure of the research paper, how to develop their essays into research papers. They will be taught how to write a good abstract, introduction and conclusion, and how to cite previous academic works.

Course Code: HUM1205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Numeracy (FNS0205) and English Level 3 (ENG0610)
Passing Grade: 60

Course Description: This course involves key concepts and tools of critical and creative thinking, describing the reflective thinking by giving examples in social and academic life. It deals mainly with logical argument, truths, fallacies, deductive and inductive reasoning in both an informal and formal context. It brings out the role of criticality and creativity in science, human communication and Innovations.

Course Code: HUM1200
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Communication and Interpersonal Skills (EPS0220)
Passing Grade: 60

Course Description: This course involves the key concepts of theoretical and applied Ethics, describing the relationship between Ethics and related fields such as religion, law, etiquette as well as local and international codes for human behaviors. This course, on the other hand, summarizes the main theories of ethics: Egoism, Altruism, Hedonism, Utilitarianism, Deontology and Existentialism. However, it involves the nature of Ethics in applied areas of life and professional fields, especially with regard to Komar University specialties: Business Ethics, Engineering Ethics and Medical Ethics.

Course Code: SOS1205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Communication and Interpersonal Skills (EPS0220)
Passing Grade: 60

Course Description: This course will offer a general mosaic survey of the linguistic, geographical, historical, social, religious, political, cultural, and artistic aspects of the Kurdish people, especially in Iraq. Moreover, the Kurdology is the study of all issues that relate to Kurdish people and Kurdish homeland: Kurdistan. Under topics of Kurdology we will study, the Kurdish language, race of Kurds, Kurdish dialects and their geographic distribution, the structure of the Kurdish society, religion of Kurds, the religious and tribal hierarchy of the Kurdish people, Kurdish political history, Emirates and Kurdish revolutions and political movements,Kurdish folklore, literature, Journalism and modern arts.

Course Code: GEO2310C
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Intro to Petroleum Engineering (PTE1200)
Passing Grade: 65 (for PTE students)

Course Description: A basic understanding of geology concepts is essential in the petroleum industry, as it can be applied to predict the location where oil might accumulate.  This course covers the rock cycle (including the rock types and processes) and geologic time (relative and absolute) in addition to, energy and minerals geology. 
 
Course Code: EGH3315
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Academic English II (EGH1311)
Passing Grade: 60

Course Description: This course is the peak of English track in which students gain the skills they need to communicate verbally and in writing on a professional level using common technical terminology and idioms from the engineering fields. Emphasis in the course is in productive language skills, i.e. writing and speaking on engineering topics using a formal/professional register.

Course Code: SOS1100
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: All English Levels
Passing Grade: 60

Course Description: This course is designed to help students to adjust to a new life at KUST, understand major issues which are related to his/her affairs as a student and some skills to reach higher standards of academic achievements.


Course Code: MTH2412
Credits Hours: 4
Prerequisite Course: Calculus II (MTH1411)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: Calculus III or Multivariable calculus: Linear approximation and Taylor theorems, Language multiples and constrained optimization, multiple integration and vector analysis including Green theorem.

Course Code: MTH1410
Credits Hours: 4
Prerequisite Course: Numeracy (FNS0205)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: Calculus provides the basic and essential tools for engineering to analyze and formalize the real world problems. Calculus-I involves functions, limits and continuity, introduction to derivatives, calculation of derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions; applications including curve sketching, related rates, and optimization, introduction to integrals.

Course Code: MTH1411
Credits Hours: 4
Prerequisite Course: Calculus I (MTH1410)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: This course is applied mathematics involves vector with operations, integral methods, differential equations and their solutions techniques (analytically and numerically) and sequence and power series. It provides basic mathematical skills necessary for engineers to perform engineering analysis.

Course Code: MTH2315
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Calculus II (MTH1411)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: Many of principles underlying the behavior of the natural world are relations involving rates at which things happen. When expressed in mathematical terms the relations are equations and the rates are derivatives. Equations containing derivatives are differential equations, therefore, to understand and to investigate problems we need to study deferential equation. Differential equations for undergraduate students involves first order differential equations, second order linear equation, higher order linear equations, series solutions of linear equations , and Laplace transform. Linear algebra involves introduction to matrix and basic operation as well as methods for solving system of equations.
 
Course Code: ENC3310
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Professional Communication (EGH3315)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: Topics covered in this course include: Foundations of Engineering Economy, principles of economic equivalence, how time and interest affect money, nominal and effective interest rates, present worth analysis, annual worth analysis, rate of return analysis, benefit/cost analysis and public sector projects, breakeven and payback analysis, replacement decisions, and depreciation methods.

Course Code: MEE2405
Credits Hours: 4
Prerequisite Course: General Physics I (PHY1410C)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: This course includes the elements of static in co-planar and three-dimensional system; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; simple structures; centroids and center of gravity; beam shear and bending moment; friction; and virtual work. Analyzes kinematics and kinetics of particles, system of particles, and rigid bodies. Discusses absolute and relative motion approaches. Employs force-mass acceleration, work-energy and impulse-momentum methods.

Course Code: MEE3310
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Engineering Mechanics: Static & Dynamic (MEE2405)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: This course provides the basic fundamental of thermodynamics for engineering application and problem solving. The topics include the first and second law of thermodynamics, closed system and control volume analysis, entropy, reversible processes, properties of pure substances. Application to engineering problems includes vapor power cycles, refrigeration/heat pump cycles will also be provided.

Course Code: CHM1405C
Credits Hours: 4
Prerequisite Course: Numeracy (FNS0205)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: This course is intended to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of the modern theory in general and inorganic chemistry. It covers many important topics, with emphasis on developing problem-solving skills as well as on concepts and theories. The course also covers topics that are essential background material to many disciplines in science and technology. These include: matter and energy, measurements and units, stoichiometry, chemical reaction, physical and chemical properties, gas laws, periodicity of elements, molecular structure and geometry, chemical bonding and thermo-chemistry.

Course Code: PHY1410C
Credits Hours: 4
Prerequisite Course: Calculus I (MTH1410)
Corequisite Course: Calculus II (MTH1411)
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: This course is one of the fundamental courses for engineering, who should be familiar with the basic natural science and its applications. In this course, students will learn the fundamental concepts of classical mechanics such as motion, work, energy, gravity, and fluids, and learn ow to solve mechanical and technical problem. Furthermore, students will receive practice in using simple models to describe systems through laboratory work. This course is carried out in 3 hours, two times per week and 3 hours laboratory, once a week.

Course Code: PHY2411C
Credits Hours: 4
Prerequisite Course: General Physics I (PHY1410C)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: This course will introduce the student to the basic language and ideas of physics that occur in all branches of science and technology such as basic concepts of electric and magnetic fields, including electrostatics, magneto statics. It provides the students with a clear and logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles of physics, and to strengthen their understanding through a broad range of interesting applications to the real world and understanding of the foundations provided by Maxwell equations.

Course Code: CMP1200
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: English Level 3 (ENG0610)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: Introduction to computer course is designed to familiarize students with computer system and their applications. It will also emphasize the use of computers and technology throughout their university and future careers. During this course students will learn fundamental concepts of computer hardware, software and networks, Microsoft Windows operating system and become familiar with variety of computer applications, including word-processing, spreadsheets, and multimedia presentations. Students will learn basic network and communications also they investigate Internet-based applications, working the email and learning how to browse the web. Course work also includes activities that explore social and ethical issues related to computers.

Course Code: MTH2320
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Calculus II (MTH1411)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: This course provides the students with exposure to fundamentals of statistical methods and their applications, covering Introduction to Statistics descriptive and data analysis, Probability, Random Variables, and Discrete Probability Distributions, Continuous Probability Distributions, Simple Linear Regression and Correlation, Fundamental Sampling Distributions and Data Distributions, and Hypothesis Testing. After this course, the students will be able to understand and speak the basic language of statistics and select the right statistical method for his/her applications. Also, the course will provide the fundamental theoretical background that will allow the student to appreciate the strengths ad limitations of each method and formulate conclusions accordingly.

Course Code: CVE2315
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Engineering Mechanics: Static & Dynamic (MEE2405)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: This course provide the students with explosure to the systematic methods for solving engineering problem. Topics involved are introduction to the strength of materials, stress and strain, Poisons ration and thermal expansion, pressure vessel and stress concentrations, properties of areas, torsion and round shafts, beam reactions, stresses in beams, beam deflection, and eventually beam design. Generally, it delivers an understanding of materials and structural components behavior in reaction to outside forces. This course style has been taken from Purdue University.



Course Code: PTE1200
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Numeracy (FNS0205)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: Develops a real world, peer reviewed, team design project. Students review alternatives and present a schedule and cost estimate. Professional and ethical issues are discussed. Project is completed in PTE 4396. Oral and written reports and a final team presentation are required.

Course Code: PTE4495
Credits Hours: 4
Prerequisite Course: Internship Program (PTE3050)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: Develops a real world, peer reviewed, team design project. Students review alternatives and present a schedule and cost estimate. Professional and ethical issues are discussed. Project is completed in the second part. Oral and written reports and a final team presentation are required. Proposal developed in second part is completed. Oral and written reports and a final team oral presentation and report required. Also includes discussion of professional and ethical issues.

Course Code: PTE4370
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Reservoir Engineering Fundamentals (PTE3320)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: 

Course Code: PTE3335
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Reservoir Rock Prop (PTE3310C) & Strength of Materials (CVE2315) 
Corequisite Course: Well Logging and Formation Evaluation (PTE3325)
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: Drilling operations, drilling costs and economics, drilling fluids, pressure losses in circulating systems, rotary drilling bits and penetration rate, rotary drilling techniques, pore and fracture gradients.

Course Code: PTE4356
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Drilling and Completion Engineering I (PTE3335)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: Wellbore, well planning, casing design, direction control, drilling program preparation, offshore operations, cost control and AFE, post-drilling review, and economics.

Course Code: MEE3315C
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Engineering Mechanics, Static & Dynamic (MEE2405)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65
 
Course Description: This course serves as a quantitative introduction to the principles of fluid mechanics and its applications in industrial and engineering problems. The course covers the fundamentals of fluid mechanics, including analyzing forces related to hydro and aerostatics as well as hydro and aerodynamics, fluid flows in closed and open channels, and losses in piping systems. Additional topics to be covered include fluid machinery such as pumps and turbines, measurement of flow, and the design of fluid systems. The Lab offers experiments in fundamental and applied fluid mechanics.

Course Code: PTE4360
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Introduction to Petroleum Engineering (PTE1200)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: This course investigates energy use in modern society and the consequences of past, current, and future energy use patterns. In addition, environmental ethics is a new sub-discipline of philosophy that deals with the ethical problems surrounding environmental protection. It aims to provide ethical justification and moral motivation for the cause of global environmental protection.

Course Code: PTE4385
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Passing more than 90 CH
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: Dependent on the faculty members' profession / research interests several technical courses relevant to Upstream, Midstream, or Downstream to the senior students can be offered.

Course Code: PTE4331
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Petroleum Production Engineering I (PTE4330)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: Natural flow analysis—reservoir performance (Inflow Performance Ratio), wellbore performance (Tubing Performance Ratio), surface flow line performance (Flow Performance Ratio). Artificial Lift Methods. Wellbore Stimulation–Acidizing, Hydraulic fracturing.

Course Code: PTE3320
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Reservoir Rock Properties + Lab (PTE3310C)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: Students will learn the fundamentals of evaluation of oil and gas reservoirs. Reservoir volumetric; material balance; Darcy law and equation of continuity; diffusivity equation; streamlines; well models; introduction to well testing; decline curve analysis; natural water influx.

Course Code: PTE4345
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Reservoir Engineering Fundamentals (PTE3320)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: This course will address theoretical development of flow equations governing well testing in oil and gas wells. A formulation of flow equations in dimensionless form will be introduced. Line Source Analytical solutions of flow equations will be covered concentrating on semi-log analysis. The principle of superposition will also be discussed. Deviation from the idealized model will be addressed and type curve solutions of the flow equations will be reviewed. The course will also cover oil and gas well testing techniques. Practical aspects of pressure analysis will be highlighted.

Course Code: PTE3315C
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Engineering Thermodynamics (MEE3310)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: Study of reservoir fluid properties including PVT behavior of hydrocarbon systems. Investigation of the nature, methods of estimation, and use of reservoir fluid properties.

Course Code: PTE3310C
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Structural Geology (GEO2315)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: This course introduces fundamental properties of reservoir rocks, namely porosity, compressibility, permeability, electric conductivity, fluid saturation, surface forces and capillary pressure, effective and relative permeability, and their applications in volumetric and flow calculations in petroleum reservoirs.

Course Code: PTE4375
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Reservoir Management and Monitoring (PTE4345)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: This course will address theoretical development of flow equations governing well testing in oil and gas wells. A formulation of flow equations in dimensionless form will be introduced. Line Source Analytical solutions of flow equations will be covered concentrating on semi-log analysis. The principle of superposition will also be discussed. Deviation from the idealized model will be addressed and type curve solutions of the flow equations will be reviewed. The course will also cover oil and gas well testing techniques. Practical aspects of pressure analysis will be highlighted.

Course Code: GEO2315
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Physical Geology (GEO2310C)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: Structural geology is the study of processes and products of rock deformation. This course introduces the techniques of structural geology through a survey of the mechanics of rock deformation, a survey of the features and geometries of faults and folds, and techniques of strain analysis. Regional structural geology and tectonics are introduced. Class lectures are supplemented by lab exercises and demonstrations as well as field trips to local outcrops.

Course Code: PTE4330
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Drilling and Completion Engineering I (PTE3335)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: Students will develop a general understanding of the production engineering function within industry. Geometric dimensioning and tolerance, process design, and fixture and a gage design will be introduced and explored through the application of machining processes. Students will also develop an understanding of sustainable manufacturing.

Course Code: PTE4380
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Petroleum Production Engineering I (PTE4330)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: This course deals with the analysis and design of surface piping and storage facilities of crude oil and natural gas. Topics include fluid flow and pressure losses in pipes, pipeline design, selection and sizing of liquid pumps and gas compressors, corrosion in pipes, other transportation methods, and storage of petroleum and its products.


Course Code: PTE3050
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Passing more than 85 CH & 4 Core Courses and Professional Communication
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: Satisfied

Course Description: Application of petroleum engineering and geoscience principles to the design of the reservoir management plan. The management environment; integrated reservoir description; performance prediction; developing the reservoir management plan; economics.

Course Code: PTE3325
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Reservoir Rock Properties + Lab (PTE3310C)
Corequisite Course: None
Passing Grade: 65

Course Description: This course includes information about principles and applications of well logging, types of logging tools, basics and applications of each tool, factors affecting the measurements with analysis of the log outputs. The course also provides information about formation evaluation process and the techniques used in evaluating reservoirs with a focus on well log data. Students also learn about the properties of carbonate and clastic reservoirs and methods to evaluate potentiality of each type.