Introduction to Engineering Faculty
The Faculty of Engineering was established within the framework of Helmand University five years after the establishment of the University in 2011 with two departments. Civil and Water Resources and Environmental Protection Engineering.
There are 15 lecturers at this faculty, one of whom has doctoral degree, five of them are studying for doctorates in Turkey, India, Iran, and Japan, and two of them are engaged in master's studies in Japan; Six of them, who are continuing the teaching affairs, have master's degrees and one of them, who is newly hired, has bachelor's degrees.
Seven years after the establishment of the faculty, now the number of its students reaches 913 persons; 38 of them are graduates of the first phase of the civil branch, 51 of them are of the second phase, 63 of them of the third phase, 86 of them of the 4th phase and 79 of them are graduates of the 5th phase who have been offered to serve the society.
In the academic year of 2020-2021, the Department of Water Resources and Environmental Protection Engineering has also started its teaching process, which now has 138 students in two classes.
The Faculty of Engineering in both its departments (Civil and Water Resources and Environmental Protection Engineering) strives to train its students with high quality in order to meet the changing needs of the society. Improvement and development in scientific research is the need and mission of the faculty; Therefore, the faculty regularly tries to improve its skills and quality.
The faculty strives to create a good learning environment, cooperation and mutual respect between its students and staff. This university gives priority to moral actions and responsibility towards the society and is committed to the culture that has Islamic and social aspects in our society.
The Faculty of Engineering based on good leadership, is trying to advance engineering education, scientific researches and social development in accordance with national and international standards.
Training of scientific and professional personnel in social, political, cultural, economic and scientific fields at a standard level.
- High quality
- Sound and effective management
- Transparency in all affairs of the faculty and prevention of corruption
- Respect for all Islamic and human values
- Preventing any kind of discrimination and prejudice
- Improving the capacity of lecturers in the faculty.
- Providing grounds for self-sufficiency, innovation and team-work.
- Providing good quality academic staff to the society so that they respect national and Islamic values.
- Promoting the use of new technology in the field of teaching and using different and advanced methods of teaching with the help of the mentioned technology so that the students can be trained in a standard way.
- Promoting scientific researches.
As almost 80% of the teaching materials of the Faculty of Engineering are in English and also, as English is the language of today's era and technology, so to have the problems of the students’ English language, the administration of the Faculty is trying to create special English classes for them; and the new students to the faculty are required to follow the mentioned classes in the first four semesters.
It is clear that research is the backbone of any type of higher education and separates higher education from semi-higher education. Scientific research is of the most important requirements for solving problems facing life, finding solutions for them and setting standards at the international level. Therefore, the faculty tries to make all the projects of the eighth semester’s students to be research-based.
Practical Works of Students
Within the framework of the university, this faculty has signed letters of bilateral cooperation with some other government agencies at the provincial level, such as the municipality, the Department of City and Housing Affairs and the General Directorate of Helmand River Basin (HRB). In the light of the materials of these letters, every year the faculty introduces its 4th grade students to these institutions in order to perform practical work and gain experience; so, at the end of the year, the students get a certificate and qualification of full work experience.
Laboratory of Civil Department of Engineering Faculty
Laboratory of Civil Department of the faculty is equipped with modern and advanced machinery and equipment. It has the ability to carry out experiments and tests on building materials.
1: Creating a standard mix design for concrete works (Concrete Mix Design) in which concrete constituents such as cement, coarse-grained aggregate, sand, additives and water are tested on different properties.
2: Conducting tests on the different properties of concrete in its fresh and rigid states and determining different resistances.
3: Determining different resistances and quality of steel rods used in reinforced concrete.
4: Conducting CBR test.
Monitoring of Construction Projects
The supervision and supervision of all the construction projects of Helmand University is in charge of the Faculty of Engineering so that the project would have the following characteristics.
- Execution of projects with high quality in view of all engineering norms
- Early and on time delivery of projects
- Transparency in the completion of construction projects