Study Programs

Dams and Water Resources Engineering Department was established on the 1st of November 2006. The department awards B.Sc in the field of dams and water resources engineering after four academic years. The department studying plan consists of theoretical subjects as well as practical subjects by using scientific laboratories and computer applications. After completion of the third year, the students take practical training in the field of water resources projects. The students at forth year carry out a project in the field of water resources engineering in partial fulfillment of their regular course-work. The Department accepts about 40 students per a year. 

Department Syllabus

First Year


 Second Year


 Third Year


 Fuorth Year

 4th 1

Details syllabus

First Year:

DE101; Mathematics I; (2, 2, 0)

Functions, Domains, Ranges, derivatives of algebraic functions, Curve tracing, Mean value theorem and its application to curve tracing, Area by integration, Fundamental theorem of integration, Numerical integration, Some applications of definite integrals (area, distances, volumes, Length of curve, Area of surface of revolution), Transcendental functions and their inverses, Determinates, Solving linear equations by determinates, Methods of integration, Plane analytic geometry, Conic sections.

DE 102; Engineering Mechanics; (2, 2, 0)

Basic Concepts, Force systems, Resultants of force systems, Equilibrium of force system, Line, Area and volume centroids, Center of gravity and center of pressure, Plane trusses, Friction, Moments of inertia of areas and masses, Principles of virtual work, Introduction to dynamics, Kinematics of particles, Rectilinear and curvilinear motion, Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies, Work and energy.

DE103; Engineering drawing and descriptive Geometry; (1, 0, 5)

Introduction, Selection of instruments, engineering lettering, applied geometry, Fundamentals of dimensioning on engineering drawing, Orthographic projections (models, auxiliary views), Sectional views, Pictorial drawing and sketching, Civil engineering drawings, Nomo-graph, Projection theory, Projection of (points, lines, planes), Frontal of plan. 

DE104; Introduction to Water Resources Engineering; (2, 0, 0)

Introduction, Problems in water resources engineering, Water sources, River behavior, Reservoir planning, Flood control, Planning for water resources development, Introduction to dams engineering, Water power engineering.

DE105; Engineering Geology; (2, 0, 0)

Introduction, Earth structure (formation and properties), Rocks, Minerals, Crystals, Groundwater, Rivers, Seas, Lakes, Rock mechanics, Weathering, Erosion, Geology of engineering projects (foundations, tunnels, dams, reservoirs), Construction and pavement materials, Geomorphology, Folds and faults, Geological maps, Topographic maps, Geophysical methods.

DE 106: Engineering Debates (2, 0, 0)

DE107; Computer and Programming; (1, 0, 2)

Introduction, Flow charts, Algorithms, Hardware, Machine language, Software, Principle of computer work, Numeric systems, Word Processing, Excel, Power Point, Programming with Q-BASIC language

DE108; Technical English (2, 0, 0)

Structural engineering terminology, Hydraulic and hydrology engineering terminology, Soil mechanics terminology, Surveying terminology, Traffic and highway engineering terminology, computer science terminology.

DE109; Kurdology; (2, 0, 0)

Second Year:

DE 201: Mathematics II (3, 1, 0)

Vectors, Space coordinates, Curvature, Equations of lines and planes,  Functions of two or more variables, Partial derivatives, Total Deferential, Exact Deferential, Multiple integrals, Area, Volume and moment o inertia by double integration, Infinite series, Power series, Geometric series, Expansion of function by power series, Complex numbers and functions, Polar coordinates.

DE 202: Mechanics of Materials (2, 1, 0)

Introduction, Simple stresses and strains, Principal stresses and strains, torsion, Shear force and bending moment diagram, Stresses in beams, Combined Stresses, Slope and deflections, Restrained and continuous beams, Columns.

DE 203: Fluid Mechanics (2, 1, 1)

Introduction, Fluid properties, Fluid static's, Fluid Kinematics, Control volume, Conservation of mass, Conservation of energy,  Dimensional analyses and similitude, Flow of an ideal fluid, flow of a real fluid, Hydraulics of flow in conduits,  Flow in open channel, Lab tests

DE 204: Surveying (2, 0, 3)

Basic Principles and distance measurements, Levels and height measurements, Profiles and cross sections, Contour lines, Area and volume determinations, Theodolites and angle measurements, Location of coordinates, Traversing, Triangulation, Indirect distance measurements, Tachometry, Construction surveying, curves, Photogrammetry, Hydrographic surveying, Theory of errors and least squares adjustment, Surveying practices.

DE 205: Environmental Engineering (2, 0, 0)

Introduction, surface water quality and pollution ,Air pollution and air pollution control, Solid wastes and disposal, Noise pollution, Radiation pollution, Control of rodents, pesticides, Environmental consideration of city planning.

DE 206: Computer Programming (2, 0, 2)

Design by AutoCAD, Coordinates systems, AutoCAD windows details and components, File menu (New, Open , Save , Save as , Plot ,etc.) , Edit menu (Undo, Cut, Copy, Paste , Paste as Block , Select All ,etc.) , View menu (Redraw, Region, Zoom, Pan ,etc.) , Insert menu (Block, etc.) , Tools menu (Command Line , Inquiry , Drafting Settings ,etc.) , Draw menu (Line , Multiline , Polyline , Polygon , Rectangle , Arc , Circle , Donut , Ellipse , Block , Hatch , Gradient , Boundary , Region , Text ,etc.) , Dimension menu (Linear , Aligned , Arc Length , Radius ,  Diameter , Angular , Baseline , Continue , Center Mark , Dimension Style ,etc.) , Modify menu (Erase , Copy , Mirror , Offset , Array , Move , Rotate , Scale , Trim , Extend , Break , Chamfer , Fillet ,etc.)

Programming by Visual Basic, Programming Basics, Object Oriented, Visual basic windows details and components, Integrated development environment, Project and solution, Designer, Object properties, Methods, Events, From, Button, Label, Picture Box, Coding, Text Box, Date Time Picker, Combination of strings and combination of numeric, Check Box, Radio Button, Link Label, File load program, Mathematical operators, conditional expressions, and logical parameters, Menu, Loops, Tool Bar, Standard dialog boxes, Multi forms

DE 207: Construction Materials & Technology (2, 0, 1)

Types and properties of (bricks, stones, blocks, woods, metals, Gypsum, and other materials), Damp proofing, Mortars, Forms and Scaffoldings, Beams, Columns, Arches, Floors, Roofs, Joints, Concrete composition, Cement, Aggregate, Admixtures, Concrete manufacturing, Properties of fresh and hardened concrete, Mix design, Lab tests

DE 208: Engineering statistics (2, 0, 0)

Introduction, Descriptive and inferential statistics, Pictorial description of data, Data classification, Frequency distribution, Cumulative Frequency Distributions, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Ogive, Central measures, of variation, Probabilities of simple and compound events, Permutations, Combinations, Binomial distribution, t-distribution, F-distribution, Correlation and regression, Analysis of linear regression, Curve fitting by least squares, Computer application in statistics.

Third Year

DE301: Engineering Hydraulics (2, 0, 2)

Introduction, Types of flow in open channel , continuity, Energy and Momentum equations in open channel, Energy-Depth, Uniform flow in open channel, Chezy, and Manning Equations, Uniform flow computation , Design of hydraulic efficient Channel section , combined section , Velocity distribution in open channel , Gradually varied flow ,Classification of flow profile ,computation of Gradually varied flow ,Hydraulic jump in open channel ,flow in pipes ,similarity laws for pumps, efficiency of pumps, Turbines ,Types of turbines similarity laws of turbines, efficiency of turbines.

DB302: Design of Concrete Structure (2, 1, 0)

Materials properties of reinforced concrete, Flexural analysis and design of beams, Shear and Diagonal tension in beams , Slab Design , Columns , Bond , Anchorage and Development length Serviceability

DB303: Theory of Structures (2, 1, 0)

Introduction and  types of analysis ,statically determinate beams and frames, trusses, Influence lines of beams ,trusses and frames ,moving loads  analysis or indeterminate structures  approximate analysis  of structures , deformations, consistent  deformation ,lest work ,slope deflection , method , moment  distribution , introduction of matrix method.

DE304: Dam Engineering I (2, 0, 2)

Reservoirs, Introduction ,Types  of Reservoir ,Available storage, Capacity, Investigation  ,Selection of site ,Basic terms and definitions, Determination of required capacity, Determine of yield site ,Basic terms and definition ,determination of storage capacity , losses,  Sedimentation , life of reservoir, Sediment Transport in rivers. Type of dams, Gravity dam ,Criteria for Selection of dam foundation , treatment joint and keys , forces  acting on dam , Types of loads , safety  Criteria ,Gravity  analysis , Elementary profile, top width and free board ,Design of gravity dam Galleries, Arch Dams, Buttress Dams.

DB305: Engineering hydrology (2, 0, 2)

Water resources and water budgets, hydrological cycle on earth , fundamentals of hydrology, storm analysis ,analysis of rainfall data, duration, return  period , characteristics of catchment areas, surface runoff and its computation ,hydrological measurement, evaporation , evapotranspiration,  infiltration , infiltration index , rainfall losses  ,watershed hydrology, Methods of surface runoff estimations, hydrographs,  unit hydrograph ,synthetic  unit hydrographs ,rational method , flood , flood routing , routing of river flow. Ground Water flow, saturated flow, steady state well hydraulics – confined Condition, Transient well hydraulics Unconfined Condition

DB306: Engineering Analysis (2, 2, 0)

Introduction , Ordinary differential equations-applications , second & higher  order linear differential  equation with no constant  coefficient , Fourier series, partial differential equations with no constant confidents , Fourier series , partial differential equations , series solution Matrices Laplace transform , Application by computer programming.

DB307: Soil Mechanics (2, 1, 1)

Analysis and classification of soil , clay minerals steers- strain behavior and relationship , stresses with in a soil mass, effective stress concept , compressibility  , and consolidation of soil, shear strength of soil lateral earth pressure , slope stability, bearing capacity and settlement , the improvement  of soil , lab. Tests

D308: Irrigation Engineering I (2, 0, 0)

Introduction, Basic soil-water relation, Flow of water into & through soils, Crop water requirement and water use efficiency, Water application methods, Planning and design of an irrigation and drainage, Water measurement structures, Salt problems in irrigated lands, Classification and planning of irrigation and drainage channels, Factors affecting irrigation system design, Land grading, Surface irrigation, Sprinkler irrigation, Drip irrigation, Design of cross section of canals. 

Four year

DE401: Design of Hydraulic Structures (2, 0, 3)

Introduction , layout of irrigation schemes ,irrigation canal cross and longitudinal sections, hydraulic structures on permeable foundation, Bligh, lane and Khosla theories, canal head work structures barrages, wires, main canal head regulators, irrigation structures, cross and head regulators, falls(drops), crossing structures, aqueducts, siphons, and culverts, protection structures, side and tail escape, farm turnouts.

DE402: Dam Engineering II (2, 0, 2)

Introduction, earth dam, foundation for earth dam, control seepage through dams, control seepage through foundations, drainage in earth dams, stability of slopes, selection of types of earth dams, maintenance and treatment of common troubles in earth dams, design of earth dams. Spillways, Required capacity, component part, classification, types of spillway, design of ogee spillway, design of free –dropped spillway, energy dissipaters, design of hydraulic jump type, energy dissipater

DE403: Irrigation Engineering II (2, 0, 2)

Introduction, irrigation network, irrigation unit grading design, surface irrigation, border irrigation system design, furrow irrigation system design, basin irrigation system  design, sprinkler  irrigation, drip irrigation system.

DE404: Foundation Engineering (2, 0, 2)

Introduction, types of foundations, site investigation and soil exploration capacity, design of footings, wall footing, spread footing, combined footing, footing subject to eccentric load. Earth retaining structures, pier foundation, caissons, pile foundation, raft footing, tunnels.

DE405: Water Resources Systems (2, 0, 1)

Introduction, Economic methodology and engineering management , linear programming  , graphical method, simplex method, Non-linear programming and application in water resource, lagrangian method, transportation problem dynamic programming routing and Sequences, mathematical expectation, Computer application in dams and water resources.

DE406; Construction Methods and Estimations ;( 2, 0, 0)

Introduction, methods of scheduling, CPM, pert and bar charts, resources allocation, job layout, site control and supervision, selection of construction equipment, studies on earth moving, concrete mixing and handling, design of concrete form work, quantities and units of measurement, estimates of quantities in engineering projects, cost of materials and final cost of projects, specification of materials and works.

DE407; Water Supply and Sewerage; (2, 0, 1)

Fundamental consideration of water supply sources, quantity of water demand and population forecasting, water quality and analysis, pipes and pipe fittings, water distribution system and water tanks, water treatment processes , intakes, sedimentation, coagulation and flocculation, filtration and disaffection, miscellaneous water treatment methods, sewerage quality and analysis, sewer system and appurtenances, fundamental consideration of sewage treatment, primary treatment, secondary treatment, lab tests.

DE408; Engineering Projects ;( 1, 0, 2)

Topics in Water resources engineering and computer applications will be separately decided by the department of individual groups, computer application in water resources engineering. 

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