Northern Technical University  

Technical College – Kirkuk  

Department of Surveying Engineering 

About the Program 

The Department of Surveying Engineering was established in 1997 and is one of the  leading and distinct department in the Technical College of Kirkuk due to its close  development of the industry in various fields, especially in the field of Gemoatics,  Global Navigation System (GPS), Geographic Information System. The department  awards a bachelor’s degree in the Surveying Engineering to graduate students. 

Aim of the Program 

1. Graduating qualified personnel to carry out the work of the field surveying, aerial  surveying, remote sensing techniques, leveling works of the natural land surface  features, including the modern industrial zone and modern devices (complete station,  full station) and equipment, the global navigation and surveying (GPS, DGPS) and  being able to maintain and maintain the devices. In addition, the preparation and  mapping of topographical, cadastral, thematic, and detail. As well as the use of  geographical information systems (GIS) in order to build a database and produce  digital messages in various fields. 

2. Development of the teaching staff in the department through the General Authority  for the preparation and appropriate training and in order to teach the department on  scientific research and scientific and executive implementation to obtain higher  degrees and instructions to obtain higher degrees. 

3. Striving to develop the skills, scientific and scientific capabilities of the  department’s engineers and technicians, and put them in developmental courses in a  way that makes them positive for surgical tools. 

4. Openness to society through supply and supply circles, and providing consulting  and engineering studies in the field of the department’s specialization.

Mode and Duration of Study 

The undergraduate degree is obtained after passing the four academic stages  prepared for the implementation of the academic program by attending lectures,  class participation, preparing laboratory reports and others, participating in summer  training programs, and succeeding in the various tests that are conducted throughout  the academic year designed for each program and for each scientific subject. 

Courses or subjects (as shown in the tables below) are offered on a year basis to  allow students to focus on one area of study at a time. There are at least 7 subjects in one academic year and each subject is 30 weeks long, including the examination  week. 

Students should take all the courses per academic year to finish the credits required  to obtain the degree.

Medium and Course Assessment 

The program will mostly be taught in English because we have some of our courses  should be taken in Arabic such as Human rights. 

The department likewise the other engineering departments thought-out Iraq  suggested to use the hybrid learning method to overcome the COVID19 Pandemic  period so, Electronic coursework and a list of suggested readings will be provided  to help students to grasp the fundamental concepts of the department. 

Assessment of each course must include assignments, mid-term examinations,  project papers, and course work, as well as a final examination, which is normally  held at the end of each course unless otherwise specified.

Graduation Requirements 

Students are required to successfully complete four years of courses (204 credits),  including courses, elective courses, summer trainings, and one graduation project. 

Those who have failed any of these courses are required to retake it. To graduate  from our program, the number of failed courses over the entire period ofstudy cannot  exceed two, and a cumulative grade in each course 50% or above must be achieved. 

Courses and Curriculum Structure 

First year 

Credits Hours CourseClasses
Pra Th
– Human right 1
– Mathematics /I 2
Computer Applications / I 3
– Engineering Drawing 4
13 10 Surveying I 5
– 3Principles of Mechanical Engineering 6
Geology 7
– Workshop 8
Geometric Description 9
– English Language I 10
49 37 20 17 Total

Second year

Credits Hours CourseClasses
Pra Th
– Mathematics / II 1
Computer Applications / II 2
– Engineering Statistic 3
Cartography I 4
Photogrammetry I 5
Surveying Engineering 6
10 Surveying II 7
– English Language II 8
Pass or Not Field Training 9
49 34 17 17 Total

Third year 

Credits Hours CourseClasses
Pra Th
Spherical trigonal and Astronomy 1
Quantitative Surveying 2
Cadastral 3
Cartography II 4
Photogrammetry II 5
Theory of Error and Adjustments 6
– Numerical Analysis 7
Computer Applications III 8
– English Language III 9
Pass or Not Field Training 10
52 37 20 17 Total

Fourth year

Credits Hours CourseClasses
Pra Th
– Town Planning and Trophic 1
Computer Applications III 2
Digital Mapping 3
Surveying Systems 4
Remote Sensing 5
Geodetic Surveying 6
Apparatus Maintains 7
Project 8
Project 9
Project 10
54 45 31 14 Total