Building and Construction Technology Engineering
The Department of Building and Construction is Implementing Bologna Process
Northern Technical University has embraced the Bologna Process initiative and it has been implemented in the College of Technical Engineering, Department of Building and Construction. This department has recently developed a new degree program to address the current needs of the labor market.
The new program focuses on the restoration and rehabilitation of heritage buildings in addition to other building and construction subjects. This field has seen a significant increase in demand in recent years. With the increasing interest in preserving and restoring historical buildings, the department has recognized the need for professionals who are trained in this area. This degree program covers various aspects of heritage building restoration, including the history of architecture, building materials, and construction techniques.
In addition to providing a solid foundation in the field of heritage building restoration, the program also places a strong emphasis on quality assurance in education. This is in line with the Bologna Process, which aims to ensure that higher education programs are of high quality and comparable across the republic of Iraq and the region. The program is designed to meet the standards set by the Iraqi Technical Vocational Qualifications Framework (TVQF), and students will be assessed based on the TVQF levels.
The Iraqi Technical Vocational Qualifications Framework (TVQF) is a key component of the Bologna Process and is a tool that provides a common framework for comparing different qualifications across Iraq and the European region. The TVQF helps to ensure that qualifications are recognized and comparable and makes it easier for individuals to move between countries and to have their qualifications recognized.
The message, mission, and goals
The message is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become leaders in this field. The program is designed to prepare students for careers to be on-site building and construction engineers, with the skills necessary to contribute to the growth and development of this industry.
The mission of the program is to provide students with a comprehensive education that covers all aspects of building and construction and specifically in heritage building restoration, from the history of architecture to the latest techniques and technologies used in the field. The program aims to produce graduates who are knowledgeable, skilled and equipped to tackle the challenges of this field.
The goals of the program are aligned with the mission of the department and the Bologna Process. These goals include:
- Providing students with a thorough education in the field of heritage building restoration, including the history of architecture, building materials, and construction techniques.
- Providing students with practical experience through partnerships with leading organizations and institutions in this field.
- Ensuring that students are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to the preservation and restoration of heritage buildings.
- Ensuring that the quality of education in the program meets the standards set by the Iraqi Technical Vocational Qualifications Framework (TVQF).
- Producing graduates who are knowledgeable, skilled, and equipped to tackle the challenges of the industry.
The program is designed to meet the needs of the labor market and to provide students with the education and training necessary to succeed in the industry. It is the goal of the department to ensure that graduates of this program are well-equipped to face the challenges of the field and to make a positive impact in the industry.
The Quality Assurance of the Education System
The quality assurance of the new degree program is designed based on the accreditation measurement inspired by the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) for higher education. This is in line with the Bologna Process, which aims to ensure that higher education programs are of high quality and comparable across Europe.
The department has taken several measures to ensure the quality of education in this program. For example, the department has brought in experts in the field of heritage building restoration to teach the courses and has established partnerships with leading instruction companies in this area. And it is in the process of establishing a new partnership with leading international organizations and institutions that are working in this field. This will provide students with practical experience and exposure to the latest techniques and technologies in the field.
The new degree program places a strong emphasis on student-centered education. This approach to education is designed to provide students with a personalized and engaging learning experience that is tailored to their needs and interests. In a student-centered education, the focus is on the individual needs and goals of each student. The program is designed to provide students with the flexibility to choose courses and projects that align with their interests and career goals and to provide them with opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world settings.
The program also places a strong emphasis on hands-on learning, and students will have the opportunity to participate in practical projects and real-world experiences. This will provide them with the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world challenges, and to gain the experience and confidence necessary to succeed in their careers.
In addition to hands-on learning, the program also places a strong emphasis on collaborative learning. Students will have the opportunity to work on projects and assignments with their peers, and to learn from one another. This will provide them with the opportunity to build their teamwork and communication skills, and to develop relationships that will serve them well in their careers.
The department will be distinguished and a pioneer in the field of Building and Construction Technics Engineering, providing the labor market with technical engineers who can keep up with and transfer accelerating technology in the field of building and construction, as well as create and find job opportunities outside the public sector for self-service and community service. These engineers will have a variety of skills, including the ability to provide safe and efficient designs, manage complex projects, and ensure the quality and compliance of their work. With the mission of producing knowledgeable and highly skilled technical engineers, the Department of Building and Construction Technics Engineering will provide an education that is both current and progressive.
preparing technical engineers with the ability to use modern technologies and methods in the design, implementation, and maintenance of all engineering projects; managing and operating production units specialized in the production of construction materials and construction systems; and having the ability to examine building and construction materials of all kinds. The ability to learn, self-develop, and obtain information from reliable sources, as well as develop and support the spirit of creativity, innovation, and development among students and graduates, these goals can only be accomplished with a well-rounded education that focuses on not just technical skills but also problem solving, communication, and collaboration, which are also essential.
This specialty aims to provide a bachelor’s degree in technical engineering as well as graduate technical engineering cadres (technical engineers) capable of designing, implementing, and maintaining all civil engineering projects.
The goal of this specialization is to grant a master’s degree in the specialty (building materials) and graduate academic engineering cadres with advanced abilities in scientific research and field laboratory testing.
The department’s goal is to issue a PhD degree in the field of building materials and to graduate engineering cadres capable of keeping up with scientific breakthroughs in the field of building materials while also giving solutions to local challenges related to this specialty.
General objectives of the department:
Conducting scientific research in several civil fields, with an emphasis on applied research, to keep up with scientific and technological growth.
Reaching out to the community by offering scientific courses in areas of specialty as well as continuing education courses will help building and construction employees at all levels.
Providing engineering consulting for various engineering projects as well as engineering designs for various projects.
Continuing communication with graduates contributes to their continuous growth and provides input to the department in developing curriculum to suit the job market.
Graduate of building and construction technologies engineering: scientific and practical description:
Design and supervise the construction of all engineering project work items, such as buildings, bridges, highways, airports, tunnels, dams, hydraulic facilities, factory building units, and prestressed concrete units.
Carrying out all field, on-site, and laboratory testing (destructive and non-destructive) on all building materials and soil, interpreting the findings, and comparing them to standard requirements.
Extensive use of computers in reading, creating, and executing construction and architectural maps, calculating quantities and prices, and closing project contracts.
Organizing and managing various construction projects using current techniques and the computer, as well as knowledge with professional construction procedures, as well as evaluating construction machines in terms of productivity, operating costs, and ways of usage.
Working with current building materials and innovative local alternatives, as well as additives in concrete and soil stabilization operations for major projects.
Upkeep and rehabilitation of buildings, roads, and other projects, as well as pollution management as an age-old concern.
Extensive use of sophisticated surveying equipment to create topographic maps and profiles, divide land, establish road routes, and draw longitudinal and transverse sections.