About the Department of Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering Department
The department of Petroleum Engineering (PeE) was established in 2008 and started functioning on September 1, 2008 with an undergraduate program. By end of the academic year 2011-2012, B.Sc. degrees in petroleum engineering was awarded. In the future, the department will initiate its M.Sc. program.
The Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) prepared workshop, procedures and standards for self assessment of academic programs at the college of engineering. The self assessment document contains (8) criteria for self assessment. Each criterion is made up of several standards. The PeE is one of eight in the engineering college undergoing self assessment this year. The objectives of self assessment are to:
 Improve and maintain academic standards.
 Enhance students’ learning.
 Verify that existing programs meet their objectives and institutional goals.
 Provide feedback for quality assurance of academic programs.
 Prepare the academic programs for accreditation.
A Program Self Assessment Team was formed to coordinate and prepare the self assessment report according to the guidelines provided by QAU. Faculty members in the department were informed about this process and its objectives were explained in one of the departmental meetings. The need of their involvement in this process was emphasized throughout this exercise. In particular the faculty feedback was sought regarding the department’s mission, objectives and program outcomes. It was also emphasized that this program is neither an exercise of data collection nor a public relation document to enhance the department's image but rather an opportunity to identify areas where improvements can be made so that the department can achieve its mission of providing high quality education, research and community service. It is important to mention that many of the self assessment tools such as measurable objectives and program outcomes, questionnaires, alignment of courses with objectives, etc. were developed during this self assessment period. Therefore we are in fact laying the ground and developing the tools and procedures for better future assessments. This report contains six sections. The first section outlines PeE program, mission and objectives. The second section provides information about the curriculum design and its organization. Section three lists the laboratories and their related information
followed by student support and guidance. Sections four through six cover student support, process control, faculty, and institutional facilities & support.
The petroleum engineering department constitutes of:
1. The chairman of the department who manages the department's academic and administrative affairs, the chairman administrative support staff (chairman's reservist, assistant, and secretary).
2. The department panel which includes all of the faculty members of the department whose names are listed in Table 0.1.
Table 0.1: Petroleum Department Faculty Members Rank Full Name
Prof. Dr
Saad M. Potrous
Hussein S. Sultan
Hisham Kadhum Hashim
Lecturer, PhD
Ammar Ali Ojimi
Lecturer, PhD
Ali Kamil Marzook
Lecturer, PhD
Salam Abd Alqader Falih
Amani Jalel Majeed
Lecturer, PhD
Ethar H. Khalil
Lecturer, PhD
Noor Hatem Obais
Assist. Lecturer
Jasmin Fadhel Jassim
Assist. Lecturer
Hasanain Sami Abd Alhadi
Assist. Lecturer
Khawlah Naeem Hammood
Assist. Lecturer
Nuhad Abd Al-Sada Taha
Assist. Lecturer
Ahmeed Khedeer Ahmeed
Assist. Lecturer
Rawan Saleh Ismael
Assist. Lecturer
Reem Abdulameer Abbod
The department faculty members teach only 13/33 courses which are 39.4 % of the four years courses and the rest are covered as follows and as shown in Figure 0.1A and B:
 9.1 % (3/33) are the college staff (Chemical and civil).
 12.1 % (4/33) are the University of Basrah staff (Law College, college of science, Economy and Management Colleges).
 24.2 % (8/33) are external instructors of other university staff (Masan university)
 18.2 % (6/33) are external instructors (South Oil Company, South Refineries Company, The state company for Iron and steel).
For the second semester
 9.1 % (3/33) are the college staff (Chemical and civil).
 12.1 % (4/33) are the University of Basrah staff (Law College, college of science, Economy and Management Colleges).
 15.2 % (5/33) are external instructors of other university staff( Masan university)
 27.3 % (9/33) are external instructors (South Oil Company, South Refineries Company, The state company for Iron and steel).
36.4 %
36.4 %
9.1% College College
12.1% uuniversitniversityy
3. The department also has engineers, technicians, and administrators employees with their names mentioned in Table0.2.
Table0.2: Engineers, Technicians, and administrators in Petroleum Eng. dept. Name Position and Specialty
Massara Ali Mohammed
Engineer – B.Sc. Petroleum Eng.
Noor K. Naeem
Engineer – B.Sc. Energy Engineering
Hadeel Rabeea Yassin
Biology – B.Sc. science
Lames Huss'am Ganam
Intisar A. Jasim
Library Responsible
Mohammed Abed Al-Kareem
Assist. Secretary
Sammia J. Alwan
4. The department also has several committees, see Table0.3.
Table 0.3: Departmental Committees
42.4 % external
36.4 % department
9.1 % college
12.1 % university
Committee Name
Scientific and Graduate Affairs Committee
Examination Committee
Importation Committee
Inventory Committee
Gratis Books Committee
Summer Industrial Training Committee
Laboratories Maintenance Committee
Quality Assurance Committee
Register of Students Committee
Computer Lab Committee
The Absent Students
The Test Committee
committee moderate prices
Commission on purchases