Petroleum and Mining  Engineering

B.Sc. in Petroleum and Mining  Engineering

People's everyday life rely heavily on energy. Petroleum and Mining engineers are in great demand because they can address and solve major technological difficulties that will lead to energy security and socioeconomic development. Engineering is a hard and rewarding career that demands the creative use of a broad range of knowledge, including but not limited to mathematics, physics, geology, and chemistry.

Experts believe that oil, gas and mining will continue to play an essential part in the world's energy supply as global demand grows. Petroleum and mining engineers are tasked with making difficult project decisions to a large extent, putting them in a position of considerable responsibility. Furthermore, because hydrocarbon deposits and valuable minerals and metals for various purposes, from building materials to currency may be discovered in places as different as Asia, South America, and Europe, petroleum engineers will have fascinating prospects all over the world.

The Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering offers two programs namely Petroleum Engineering and Mining Engineering. Both programs offer Bachelor of science (BSc.) in petroleum and mining engineering with concentration of Petroleum Engineering or concentration of Mining engineering. These two programs are designed to prepare graduates for mining, resources, petroleum, and related industries both in Kurdistan and abroad. These programs also facilitate graduates to carry on to higher education.

Courses are designed to give students basic knowledge in both sciences and engineering fundamentals as well as professional subjects of the fields. Optional courses are also offered as electives to accommodate special interest of students or special needs of the industry. Practical training is compulsory to familiarize students with industry. English, humanities, and social sciences courses are also requirements of the programs so that students have the opportunity to broaden their views as well as English skill.

Mining and petroleum engineering realized at Soran University by merging Petroleum Geoscience and Petroleum engineering. 

Head of Department

Dr. Hiwa H. Omer is the Head of Department of Petroleum Engineering (DPME). He is the primary point of contact for DPME's academic and administrative matters. Dr Hiwa and his staff have an open door policy to accept you with your inquiries about your educational route at DPME. DPME is an active department with a vibrant programme managed by a committed staff. Dr. Hiwa focuses on internalisation and strong collaboration in order to progress the department. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hiwa or his office.

DPME Office

Mr. Foad Hatam Yousefi (B.Sc., M.Sc.) is a full-time member of DPME's Academic and Administrative team and he  is in charge of managing office work, DPME communications, and dealing with student issues.

Job Security

The knowledge and skills of SUN graduates incorporate concepts like as effective communication, critical thinking, and project management, which are essential in most jobs. Petroleum engineering studies and the practical program at SUN provide you with these and other skills that may be used ... Find out more >>> 

Become Professional

When starting an education in DPME, several talents come in handy. Strong petroleum technical skills, collaboration skills, problem-solving abilities, the ability to work under pressure, numerical and analytical skills, IT skills, as well as good health and fitness, are all important. 
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