Petroleum Technology / Chemical Analysis Department

Petroleum Technology / Chemical Analysis Department

The Petroleum Technology- Chemical Analysis department has been established in (2009) as a first petroleum technology department in Koya Technical Institute – Erbil Polytechnic University.

The study at the department is in the Bologna system for a period of two years, consisting of (4) semesters of approximately (120 ECTS) (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) of study for each semester, distributed according to the study plan on scientific and practical subjects containing the graduation research project in the fourth semester of the second academic year.


1) Qualifying and preparing national intermediate cadres in the fields of oil
and gas, scientifically and practically, and granting them the required
certificate (technical diploma) to meet the needs of the oil sectors in the
Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
2) Developing technical skills of petroleum cadres through field and
practical training in the oil sectors.
3) Providing students with various analytical skills for oil and gas and their
4) Providing services that meet the needs of society and preserve the
5) Preparing and holding training and development courses for laboratory
specializations in the oil and gas sector.
6) Continuous communication with companies and the conclusion of
agreements with universities, institutes and research centers.

General Learning Outcomes (GLO):

1.    Evaluate quality of crude oil.
2.    Identify the hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon components of oil and their effects on oil quality.
3.    Evaluate characteristics of oil and gas through laboratory experiments and the use of different techniques.
4.    Estimate of the amount of water, salts, minerals and impurities present in the oil.
5.    Improve the specifications of the products of the oil refining process.
6.    Produce fuel from non-oil sources.
7.    Detect importance of water in petroleum industries, how to recycled, and water laboratory tests used in determination quality of water.
8.    Learn about the different separation techniques used in the oil industries.
9.    Familiarise with the laboratory equipment and instruments used in assessing the characteristics of oil and gas.
10.   Learn about the different materials and methods used in the petrochemical industries.


Program Learning Outcome (PLO)

Areas of work of graduates of this department:

 1- Chemical analysis and crude oil evaluation laboratories in oil fields and refineries.
 2- Laboratories for chemical analysis and evaluation of oil products (gasoline, kerosene, diesel, engine oil and bitumen) in oil refineries.
 3-Chemical analysis and gas evaluation laboratories (natural gas and gas fields).
 4- Laboratories for analysis of building materials and roads.
 5- Engine oil re-refining laboratories.
 6- Laboratories of petrochemical industries.
 7-Water laboratories.

8- Chemical analysis laboratories in factories (cement, detergent manufacturing, food canning factories), etc

Minimum requirements for graduation programs include:

  • Degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.00 scale (50% or more)


Theoretical and practical education, training and use of different methods and
technologies of analysis and evaluation in oil and gas fields.


Work on excellence in teaching, training, community and environment service
through the educational programs offered by the department.

Sheeraz Majeed Ameen

Head of Department / Council

Sheeraz Majeed Ameen (

Rizgar Najmaddin Mhyaddin


Assistant to Head of Department

Sardasht Rifaat Taher

PhD Student / Council member

Sardasht Rifaat Taher (

Dr. Kardo Sardar Mohammed

PhD / Council member

Kardo Sardar Mohammed (

First Semester

No.SubjectCodeTheory (hrs.)Practical (hrs.)Tutorial (hrs.) Total Hours/WeekECTSWorkload (hrs.)Subject TypeLanguage
1Kurdology &Human RightsKUR10120135125GeneralKurdish
2English SkillsENS10220246150GeneralEnglish
4Computer EssentialsCOE10402134100GeneralEnglish
5Volumetric analysisVOA10523168200CoreEnglish
6VolunteeringVOL10610 Hrs./Semester
Second Semester
No.Module NameCodeTheory (hrs.)Practical (hrs.)Tutorial (hrs.) Total Hours/WeekECTSWorkload (hrs.)Subject TypeLanguage
1English SkillsENS20120024100GeneralEnglish
2Gravimetric analysisGRA20223057175CoreEnglish
3Health safety &EnvironmentHSE20330035125Assist.English
4Oil & Gas PropertiesOGP20423057175CoreEnglish
5Organic chemistryORC20523057175CoreEnglish
6VolunteeringVOL10610 Hrs. / Semester
Third Semester
No.SubjectCodeTheory (hrs.)Practical (hrs.)Tutorial (hrs.) Total Hours/WeekECTSWorkload (hrs.)Subject TypeLanguage
1Oil & Gas TechnologyOGT30123057175CoreEnglish
2Instrumental analysisINA30223057175CoreEnglish
3Organic chemistry/2ORC30323057175CoreEnglish
4Petroleum Wastewater PWW30420135125Assist.English
5Analytical chemistryANC30520024100Assist.English
Fourth Semester
No.Module NameCodeTheory (hrs.)Practical (hrs.)Tutorial (hrs.) Total Hours/WeekECTSWorkload (hrs.)Subject TypeLanguage
1Aromatic compoundsARC40122047175Assist.English
2Separation techniquesSPT40222048175Assist.English
3Petroleum refineryPER40322047175CoreEnglish
4Industrial chemistryINC40422044100CoreEnglish
5Graduation ProjectPRO40504044125CoreEnglish
6Summer TrainingSUT406000000CoreEnglish

Sheeraz Majeed Ameen

Head of Department

MSc / Assistant Lecturer

Sheeraz Majeed Ameen (

Kardo Sardar Mohammed

PhD / Lecturer

Kardo Sardar Mohammed (

Sardasht Rifaat Taher

PhD Student
Sardasht Rifaat Taher (

Hardy Qadir Hamad


[email protected]

Rzgar Najmaddin Mhyaddin


Lezan Ali Fatah

High Diploma

[email protected]

Sana Jamal Rashid


[email protected]

Shanaz Mushir Abdullah


[email protected]

Drakht Rafeeq Muhammed

Technical Diploma

[email protected]

The Department Contact Info

15000 +

Satisfied Students

800 +

Qualified Teachers

200 +

Honor & Awards Win

400 +