Engineering Architectural Department

  • A summary of the department's history 

    The Department of Architectural Engineering was established at the College of Engineering, University of Al-Nahrain, in 2002. As an academic engineering department, it benefits from the generous support of the College of Engineering, the University of Al-Nahrain, and the Ministry of Higher Education, fully leveraging the latest international tools and expertise.

    The B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering (AE) program was launched in the establishing year 2002, offering a single track of five years' study leading to the B.Sc. degree. The program transitioned towards implementing the Bologna Education Process starting from the academic year 2023-2024.

    In addition, the department offers the M.Sc. program, which was initially introduced in 2004, followed by subsequent iterations in 2006 and 2007. The program underwent a fresh start in 2017 and has been continuously implemented since then. Also, the department has taken practical steps towards opening doctoral studies for the first time in the upcoming academic year 2024-2025.

  • Vision:
  • The Department of Architecture endeavors to cultivate a cohort of architects who exhibit conscientiousness and distinction across scientific, intellectual, moral, and artistic realms. They are highly proficient, demonstrating reverence for their local, environmental, historical, and cultural contexts. Furthermore, they actively engage with contemporary advancements in both the social and professional spheres, absorbing and contributing to ongoing developments in their field.
  • Mission:
  • Offering top-tier education in architecture, city urban design, and fostering critical thinking, free creativity, and scientific inquiry. We instill professional and ethical values while empowering students to develop technical, intellectual, technological, and administrative competencies. Our commitment extends to providing a conducive environment for continual learning and scientific research.
  • Values: 
  • In parallel with the values of the university and the college, the department is committed to the following values concurrently:
  • a. National belonging.
  • b. Integrity and transparency.
  • c. Justice and equality.
  • d. Leadership and innovation.
  • e. Ethical professionalism.
  • f. Sustainability.
  • Strategic Objectives of the Department
  • 1- Offering educational opportunities in architectural and urban design that seamlessly blend arts, sciences, and practical experiences. This approach fosters the development of scientific, intellectual, and artistic skills.
  • 2- Developing engineering programs that align with the requirements of contemporary architectural and urban execution, and driving development in the job market to meet its needs.
  • 3- Ensuring programmatic and academic alignment with international standards endorsed by the world’s leading universities.
  • 4- Pioneering in supplying both local and global markets with innovative applied scientific research.
  • 5- Upholding the principle of a productive university committed to societal development and responsive to its evolving needs.

Program Educational Objectives of BSc. of Architectural Engineering

  1. The program aims to prepare qualified engineers for entry into and success in the field of architecture.
  2. The program aims to prepare graduates to reach advanced positions in diverse professional environments in the public, private, or mixed sectors, and to fulfill their various tasks with the highest efficiency.
  3. The program prepares the graduates for successful entry into postgraduate studies in architecture and architectural engineering, and for life time participation in relevant scientific research.

Graduates’ Outcomes Of BSc. of Architectural Engineering

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  8. an ability to produce architectural & urban design for various types of buildings or areas in the city, individually or as members of a multi-speciality team, with consideration of conceptual thinking and aesthetic values as relevant basis to design.