College of Agriculture

Soil and water science department

Soil and water science department was established in 2001-2002 at Salahaddin University-Erbil. Initially, it used to accept only 30 student each academic year. Students who are graduated at this department would be awarded a bachelor degree in soil and water science discipline.  The number of students are increasing frequently every year, and the number of current students are 190 students in all four academic stages in 2014- 2015 academic year. Moreover, there are a large number of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees were awarded, 360 undergraduate, 30 master degree and 8 Doctor of Philosophy students since 2001. The academic staff of this department comprises of 3 professors, 3 assistant professors, 10 lectures and 28 assistant lecturers. In addition, this department have soil physical, soil fertility and soil chemical (general) laboratories.

 

 Annual and Quarterly Academic Curriculm of the department

 

First Year\Full Semester 

Hours / week

Units

 

 

 

Module

Code

Tutorial

Lab

Lecture

-

2

1

4

Information Technology

ASW101

-

2

2

6

English Language

ASW102

-

-

2

4

Kurdology

ASW103

-

2

1

4

Academic Debate

ASW104

-

3

2

6

Surveying & Engineering Drawing

ASW105

-

3

2

6

General Geology

ASW106

-

3

2

5

Mathematics & General Physics

ASW107

-

3

2

6

Analytical Chemistry

ASW108

-

18

14

41

Total

Second Year

 First Semester                                                                                                                            

Hours / week

Units

 

 

 

Module

Code

Tutorial

Lab

Lecture

-

3

2

3

Organic Chemistry

ASW201

-

3

2

3

Ecology &  Climate

ASW202

-

3

2

3

Geomorphology

ASW203

-

3

2

3

Fundamental of soil science

ASW204

-

3

2

3

Agriculture Machinery

ASW205

-

3

2

3

Principle of plant production

ASW206

-

18

12

18

Total

  Second Semester                                                                                                                              

Hours / week

Units

 

Module

Code

Tutoril

Lab

Lecture

-

3

2

3

Biochemistry

ASW210

-

3

2

3

Land leveling

ASW211

-

3

2

3

Microbiology

ASW212

-

3

2

3

Cartography

ASW213

-

3

2

3

Water chemistry

ASW214

-

3

2

3

Principle of soil & plant analysis

ASW215

-

3

2

3

Statistics

ASW216

-

21

14

21

Total

 Third Year

 First Semester

Hours / week

Units

 

 

 

Module

Code

 

Tutorial

Lab

Lecture

 

-

-

2

2

Hydrology

ASW301

 

-

3

2

3

Soil Chemistry

ASW302

 

-

3

2

3

Soil Physics

ASW303

 

-

3

2

3

Soil Fertility & Fertilizer

ASW304

 

-

3

2

3

Applied computer in Soil

ASW305

 

-

3

2

3

Soil Microbiology

ASW306

 

-

3

2

3

Experimental Design

ASW307

 

-

18

14

20

Total

Second Semester

Hours / week

Units

 

 

Module

Code

Tutorial

 

Lab           

Lecture

-

3

2

3

Irrigation & Drainage

ASW310

-

-

3

3

Soil Management

ASW311

-

3

2

3

Soil Physical Chemistry

ASW312

-

3

2

3

Morphology

ASW313

-

3

2

3

Environmental Pollution

ASW314

-

3

2

3

Remote Sensing

ASW315

-

3

2

3

Agriculture Extension

ASW316

-

-

-

1

Summer Training

ASW317

-

18

15

22

Total

  Fourth Year

  First Semester

Hours / week

Units

 

 

 

Module

Code

Tutoril

Lab

Lecture

-

3

2

3

Soil Conservation

ASW401

-

3

2

3

Irrigation System

ASW402

-

3

2

3

Soil Mineralogy

ASW403

-

3

2

3

GIS

ASW404

-

3

2

3

Soil Genesis

ASW405

-

2

1

2

Project  Research

ASW406

-

-

2

2

Elective

ASW407

-

17

13

19

Total

 Second Semester

Hours / week

Units

 

 

 

Module

Code

Tutorial

 Lab     

Lecture

-

3

2

3

Plant nutrition

ASW410

-

3

2

3

Soil Reclamation

ASW411

-

3

2

3

Soil Survey & Classification

ASW412

-

3

2

3

Soil ,Water & Plant Relationship

ASW413

-

3

2

3

Watershed Management

ASW414

-

2

1

2

Research Project

ASW415

-

-

2

2

Elective

ASW416

-

17

13

19

Total