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List of University Courses

# Course Title Course Code Credits Hours Details
1 Academic English I  EGH1310 3 Details
2 Academic English II EGH1311 3 Details
3 Critical Thinking  HUM1205 2 Details
4 Geology + Lab GEO2305C 3 Details
5 Introduction to Ethics HUM1200 2 Details
6 Kurdology SOS1205 2 Details
7 Professional Communication EGH3315 3 Details
8 University Experience SOS1100 1 Details
Elective of Humanities and Social Sciences  ( 3 Credits )
9 Intro to Psychology

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10 General Psychology

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List of College Courses


# Course Title Course Code Credits Hours Details
1 Advanced Calculus (Calculus III) MTH2412 4 Details
2 Calculus I MTH1410 4 Details
3 Calculus II MTH1411 4 Details
4 Engineering Economy ENC3310 3 Details
5 Engineering Thermodynamics   MEE3310 3 Details
6 General Chemistry I + Lab CHM1405C 4 Details
7 General Physics I + Lab PHY1410C 4 Details
8 General Physics II + Lab PHY1411C 4 Details
9 Introduction to Computer   CMP1200 2 Details
10 Statistics for Engineering  MTH3320 3 Details
11 Strength of Material CVE2325 3 Details
12 Differential Equations MTH2315 3 Details
13 Engineering Mechanics: Static & Dynamic MEE2405 4 Details



List of Department Courses

# Course Title Course Code Credits Hours Details
1 Intro to Civil Engineering CVE1200 2 Details
2 Engineering Graphics CVE2205 2 Details
3 Engineering Survey and Lab CVE2310C 3 Details
4 Fluid Mechanics MEE3315C 3 Details
5 Research Methodology HUM3315 3 Details
6 Reinforced Concrete II CVE4366 3 Details
7 Construction Engineering CVE4360 3 Details
8 Design Project I CVE4195 1 Details
9 Graduation Project II CVE4396 3 Details
10 Engineering Materials + Lab CVE3325 3 Details
11 Environmental Engineering Fundamentals and Lab NVE3325C 3 Details
12 Geotechnical Engineering CVE3330 3 Details
13 Health, Safety and Environment CVE4350 3 Details
14 Reinforced Concrete I CVE4365 3 Details
15 Soil Mechanics and Lab CVE3320C 3 Details
16 Structural Analysis and Design CVE3335 3 Details
17 Structurel Systems CVE4370 3 Details
18 Tech Elective Design  CVE4380 3 Details
19 Transportation Engineering  CVE4355 3 Details
20 Water Resource  CVE4345 3 Details



List of University Courses

Course Code: EGH1310
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Pass Level 4 EGH0604
Syllabus: Download
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
Syllabus: Download
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: Talent Communication/Science | TLC0300/TLS0305
Syllabus: Download
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: GEO2305c
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Intro to Civil Eng | CVE1200
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Course Description: This course introduces main general geology aspects and focuses on the investigation of near surface geological features for the purpose of engineering design. It looks at suitability and characteristics of sites as they affect the design and construction of civil engineering works.




Course Code: HUM1200
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Talent Communication |  TLC0300
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Course Description: This course involves the key concepts of theoretical and applied Ethics, describing the relationship betweenEthics 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: Talent Communication  |  TLC0300/TLS0305
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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: EGN3315
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Academic English II  |  EGH1311
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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: 1
Prerequisite Course: None
Syllabus: Download
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.





List of College Courses

Course Code: MTH2412
Credits Hours: 4
Prerequisite Course: Calculus II MTH1411
Corequisite Course: None
Syllabus: Download
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: Talent Science TLS0305
Corequisite Course: None
Syllabus: Download
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
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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: ENC3310
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Professional Communication EGH3315
Corequisite Course: None
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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: MEE3310
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Eng.Mechanics |  MEE2405
Corequisite Course: None
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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: Talent Science |  TLN0305
Corequisite Course: None
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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: MTH1411
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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 recieve 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: PHY1411C
Credits Hours: 4
Prerequisite Course: General Physics I |  PHY1410C
Corequisite Course: None
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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: Talent Science |  TLS0305
Corequisite Course: None
Syllabus: Download
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: MTH2315
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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
Syllabus: Download
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: MTH2315
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Calculus II  | MTH1411
Corequisite Course: None
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Course Code: MEE2405
Credits Hours: 4
Prerequisite Course: General Physics I  | PHY1410C
Corequisite Course: None
Syllabus: Download
Course Description: This course  covers two- and three-dimensional force systems, equilibrium, structures, distributed forces, and strength and elastic deflection of engineering materials due to loads applied axially. Emphasizes free-body diagrams.






Course Code: CVE1200
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Talent Science | TLS0305
Corequisite Course: None
Syllabus: Download
Course Description: This course is an introductory engineering course exposing students to a cross section of topics in contemporary civil engineering disciplines to assist them with their education career choices. Students are taught to work in teams, introduced to the design process. The history of the engineering profession and its relation to current national, social, industrial, ethical, and international issues and problems will be discussed.



Course Code: CVE2205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Intro to Civil Engineering |  CVE1200
Corequisite Course: None
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Course Description:This course provides a fundamental background in engineering drawing to the students, which will enable them to work more effectively in the various fields of engineering. It will emphasize on the introduction to engineering drawing, fundamentals of engineering drawing, orthographic and pictorial drawing. This course also introduces the sectional and computer aided engineering drawing to the students. The students also will be given an exposure to use AutoCAD software for exercising their skills and knowledge to complete 2D and 3D drawings by using AutoCAD. Complete a given task in individual and in a group will help the students to understand well and master this course. This course style has been taken with amendment from University of North Caroline.



Course Code: CVE2310C
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Intro to Civil Engineering | CVE1200
Corequisite Course: None
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Course Description: This course covers the principles of measurements of distances, elevations, and angles. It also includes basic error, theory in measurement and calculations, traverse calculations, and basic principles of surveying and map making.



Course Code: MEE3315C
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Engineering Mechanics: Static & Dynamic |  MEE2405
Corequisite Course: None
Course Description: Covers fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid dynamics, including pipe flow, and turbomachinery. Stresses the control volume approach, Eulerian description of flow, and conservation principles (mass, momentum, and energy).


Course Code: HUM3315
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Professtional Communication | EGH1315
Corequisite Course: None
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Course Code: CVE4366
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Reinforced Concrete I | CVE3365
Corequisite Course: None
Syllabus: Download
Course Description:Theory and design of structural elements of reinforced concrete, analysis by working stress and ultimate strength design theories.

 

Course Code: CVE4360
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Structural Analysis and Design |  CVE3335
Corequisite Course: ...
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Course Description: This course is one of the essential advance civil engineering courses. The course provides the students with the heavy knowledge of construction project process. The material will be considered from the point view of the owner, the designer, or the constructor according to the stage being studied. Although heavy construction is discussed, the focus will be on building construction. Pricing and designing of the contract will be discussed briefly in order to prepare bill of quantity. To emphasize the topics discussed, the course will include a tour of a construction site. The software related to class topics will be explored: Primavera6. Furthermore, course topics are organized in a sequence similar to the actual stages of a project.



Course Code: CVE4195
Credits Hours: 1
Prerequisite Course: Practical Training  | CVE3050
Corequisite Course: ...
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Course Description: Applied engineering design projects. Emphasis on design of practical mechanical engineering systems, devices and/or components. This course is 1 CH and is a part of the entire graduation project.


Course Code: CVE4396
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Graduation Project I | CVE4195
Corequisite Course: ...
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Course Description: Applied engineering design projects. Emphasis on design of practical mechanical engineering systems, devices and/or components. This course is 3 CH and is a completion for the first part of the entire graduation project.


Course Code: CVE3325
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Strength of Materials  CVE2315
Corequisite Course: ...
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Course Description: This course provides a fundamental behavior and properties of various civil engineering materials. Topics include introduction to mechanical behavior of materials, characteristics of metals, evaluation of aggregates, design of Portland cement concrete and asphalt concrete.

Course Code: NVE3325C
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: General Chemistry |  CHM1410C
Corequisite Course: ...
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Course Description: This course introduced the undergraduate students with the principals of environmental engineering including the water, air, noise, and solid waste management and their treatment and handling procedures according to the standards required.


Course Code: CVE3330
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Soil Mechanics and Lab |  CVE3320C
Corequisite Course: ...
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Course Description: This course provides a fundamental behavior and properties of various civil engineering materials. Topics include introduction to mechanical behavior of materials, characteristics of metals, evaluation of aggregates, design of Portland cement concrete and asphalt concrete.



Course Code: CVE4350
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Practical Training |  CVE3050
Corequisite Course: ...
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Course Description: This course covers recognition, control, and regulation of safety hazards in the workplace. Topics include accident investigation, Workers Compensation, record keeping, training, machine guarding, facilities, personal protection, and fire protection. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize safety hazards and recommend strategies for remediation and compliance.




Course Code: CVE3365
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Engineering Materials and Lab |  CVE3325C
Corequisite Course: ...
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Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the reinforced concrete design procedures that will be the foundation for other concrete design courses. Various topics were described like Flexural Analysis of Beams, Strength Analysis of Beams, Design of Rectangular Beams and One-Way Slabs, Analysis and Design of T Beams and Doubly Reinforced Beams, Serviceability, Bond Development Lengths, and Splices, Shear and Diagonal Tension.



Course Code: CVE3320C
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Strength of Materials |  CVE2315
Corequisite Course: ...
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Course Description: This course covers the principles of soil mechanics and fundamentals of application in geotechnical engineering. This course covers soil behaviors and mechanical properties of soil, engineering classification of soil, permeability and seepage, consolidation and settlement, shear strength, lateral earth pressures and soil bearing capacity. This course also provides students the opportunity to obtain "hands-on" experience with some of the laboratory tests.


Course Code: CVE3335
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Strength of Materials |  CVE2315
Corequisite Course: ...
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Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the structural analysis procedures that will be the foundation for other structural analysis and design courses. Various topics were described like Types of Structures and Loads, Analysis of Statically Determinate Structures, Influence Lines for Statically Determinate Structures, Deflections, Displacement Method of Analysis, Internal Loadings Developed in Structural Member, Cables and Arches.


Course Code: CVE4370
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Construction Engineering |  CVE4360
Corequisite Course: ...
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Course Description: This course is for the senior level of the undergraduate students. It covers both of the concrete and steel design together with the composite structures.




Course Code: CVE4380
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Practical Training |  CVE3050
Corequisite Course: ...
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Course Description: This course is for the senior level of the undergraduate students. It is elective course in which there are more than one course will be offered to the students.


Course Code: CVE4355
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Soil Mechanics and Lab |  CVE3320C
Corequisite Course: ...
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Course Description: Characteristics of transportation supply and demand; measuring and estimating demand; social and environmental impacts; planning of transportation systems; characteristics of transportation modes; interaction between modes; mode interfaces; transportation technology; economics; public policy, implementation and management.

Course Code: CVE4345
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Environmental Engineering Fundamentals/Fluid Mechanics |  NVE3325C/MEE3315C 
Corequisite Course: ...
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Course Description: Water and Water Resources are critical issues for the sustenance of nearly every society. This course provides the students with an exposure to the Water Resources Engineering in two major processes (i.e. hydrologic and hydraulic processes).