The Department of Geology has been growing considerably during the last few years due to the success of its graduates in proving themselves as highly skilled and professional geologists. While maintaining academic rigor, the Geological Bachelor programs are designed to reflect the diverse needs of our students and the society in which we live. They equip our students with the required knowledge and skills to work as professionals and active geologists in a wide range of career disciplines, such as hydrogeologists, petroleum geologists, engineering geologists, geomorphologists, geophysicists, mineralogists, geochemists, structural geologists, petrologists, sedimentologists, and more. A career in geology offers broad scope to anyone interested in the Earth and how it works. Our programs also open the doors for our graduates to continue their graduate studies at universities around the world. Our highly qualified academic staff carefully designs the courses to ensure our graduates have the skills they need to make a significant contribution to their future. We strive to develop graduates who are ready for the changing needs of the local and global industries. As we look to the future, the department of Geology will continue to fulfill its aim of contributing to our society through research, scholarship, teaching, and learning, and with its commitment to excellence. Whether you are a first-time visitor, student, parent, alumni, or employer, we invite you to explore our department webpages and discover for yourselves the ample opportunities at our department as a first choice in geology education.
The Department of Geology strives to be recognized as a leading national educational institute in earth sciences. Its future plan is to become the leading interdisciplinary research and education institution in Kurdistan, Iraq, and the Middle East through maintaining scientific integrity and ethics in research, seeking excellence in teaching, serving society and national needs, and pursuing international recognition.
The Department of Geology is dedicated to provide high-quality, innovative education that prepares students to face the challenges of modern life and to have a successful career to participate in the development of the region and the country. It offers an outstanding teaching curriculum in geosciences and encourages research of high standards focusing on regional, national, and international applied and important issues. It aims at maintaining productive cooperation with national and international research partnerships as well as participating in the educational development of the local community by expanding awareness of the importance of earth sciences for society.
Our fundamental aim is to graduate professional geoscientists with the modern knowledge, skills, and values required to work on strategic projects involving the detailed geological and survey and terrain evaluation of Kurdistan, environmental assessment and protection studies, and exploration and evaluation of water, mineral, and oil resources of the region.
The Department of Geology offers a high-quality undergraduate and graduate educational program with a wide range of basic, practical, and applied courses supported by motivated and dedicated faculty, advanced teaching and research facilities, and extensive field experiences.
The Geological Bachelor programs are designed to reflect our students' and society's diverse needs while maintaining academic rigor. They equip our students with the required knowledge and skills to work as professionals and active geologists in a wide range of career disciplines such as hydrogeologists, petroleum geologists, engineering geologists, geomorphologists, geophysicists,mineralogists, geochemists, structural geologists,petrologists, sedimentologists, and more. A career in geology offers broad scope to anyone interested in the Earth and how it works.
In each material or module, there are two hours of theory and three hours of practical. Different techniques and machines are used for learning and identification.
The language of instruction at the department is English.
The study hours are 2 hours theory, 3 hours practical, and 2-1 hour project.The duration of study is 4 academic years, divided into 8 semesters.