Department of Petroleum Engineering
14 Academic staff
We are the first Petroleum Engineering Department in Kurdistan and the second in Iraq. Every year more students come to this department from inside Kurdistan Region, Iraq, Syria and Iran. Because of our reputation for high quality teaching and the success of our graduates, students from other universities of Kurdistan and Iraq apply to join our department. The excellent teaching facilities and strong collaboration with oil industries consistently enable us to produce the types of graduates that industry needs. We aim to deliver an inspirational learning experience and pioneering work with a practical emphasis. Our staffs are innovative and creative practitioners who offer expertise in their field and bring their own energy and enthusiasm to their work. Their knowledge filters into our courses which are challenging and thought-provoking, making the Petroleum Engineering and Koya University an exciting and stimulating place in which to learn. And a continuing program of the Faculty development ensures that you have access to some of the best facilities and equipment in Kurdistan Region. As a growing engineering department of oil and academic excellence, we are always pushing the boundaries of knowledge. We have a vibrant and rapidly growing teaching community with expertise in such diverse areas as Drilling Engineering, Reservoir Engineering and Simulation, Engineering Production, and expertise in other engineering fields such as Materials Engineering, Fluid Flow and Engineering Design. Our department like the other departments in the Faculty is internationally recognized. The Faculty of Engineering and particularly the Petroleum Department have a great reputation for collaborating with leading employers to provide the students with the experience needed in today's business environment. In fact we are ranked one of the top Kurdish universities for good industry links.
Our success is proven by our excellent graduate employability record and the relation of the Petroleum Department with the local and international oil industries provides an excellent bridge into highly skilled work. Our graduates all start work in the industries with a very high salary soon after passing their final exams.
Finally I seize these words as an opportunity to welcome all the new students who joint our department for the current academic year. I am sure they will find a friendly environment, staffs and colleagues in the whole Faculty of Engineering and the university. Hope you spend a very excited and interested time with us.
The Department of Petroleum Engineering will be one of the best petroleum departments in the region, renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness both of its research and teaching. The department will become the engineering choice in Kurdistan and the region for students seeking a quality academic program with individualized attention in a high learning environment.
The Petroleum Engineering Department challenges its students and employees to think critically and independently, develop lifelong learning habits, acquire career skills, embrace diversity and become productive engineers in the regional and global community. We remain committed today to the goal of changing the Kurdistan Region for the better through the power and application of ideas and knowledge.