Why Petroleum Engineering?

It is obvious that choosing an engineering program is an important step toward YOUR higher education. We know that the Kurdistan Region has enormous crude oil reserves, and that through rapid production it is going to become an important player in the world energy market. These facts encourage us to build a leading department in Petroleum Engineering and to provide an educational environment based on international standards, and to provide those who will be among the best Petroleum Engineers in the world.
We seek to secure the best for our students in learning, understanding, and applying the state of the art Petroleum Engineering science. Students choose our Petroleum Engineering study program, because:
  • Our faculty members have years of international experiences and various interests in the area of Petroleum Engineering,
  • We have well equipped computer labs for Reservoir simulations,
  • We use big class rooms with modern teaching technologies,
  • We offer scholarship to our top students,
  • Our students participate a wide variety of on- and off-campus activities,
  • We believe in diversity, respect and ethics, and we encourage our students to value these in all aspects of their education and life.

Petroleum Engineering Admission

  • High school certificate or Diploma in relevant field, e.g. Petroleum, Geotechnics, Geoscience,
  • Minimum grade of 75% in baccalaureate exam,
  • Minimum total grade of 210 in Mathematics + Physics + Chemistry,
  • Maximum age 43 years old, and,
  • Deadline: November of each year.

Petroleum Engineering Study plan and Flowchart

1) Graduation Requirement

A minimum of 125 semester credit hours are required to earn the B.S. degree in petroleum engineering as seen in the table below. The faculty provides advice to help students develop an efficient study plan. The student must satisfactorily complete all the course work in the curriculum shown below, satisfy all university graduation requirements and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in the petroleum engineering courses.

The four year plan of studying petroleum engineering can be seen in the Study Plan flowchart of Petroleum Engineering.

2) Internship Program (IP)

The required core courses before beginning IP:
1. Reservoir Rock Properties,
2. Reservoir Fluid Properties,
3. Well Logging & Formation Evaluation, and,
4. Drilling & Completion I OR Reservoir Engineering Fundamentals.