The Faculty of Engineering was established by virtue of decree no 293 of 2003 published in the official gazette on 18 August 2003 which officially decreed the founding of the University of Kalamoon. Further, the minister of higher education issued decision no. 1 on 29 September 2003 authorizing the establishment of the Faculty. It comprises three academic departments supported by a number of modern laboratories.
The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Kalamoon has just celebrated its tenth birthday. The Faculty spent the past 16 years undertaking a superior academic and educational mission with the supervision of elite professors and teachers who have taken up administrative and teaching positions in the Faculty.
Students are the real fortune of nations and the great minds which would in the future build the foundations of civilization in their countries. Hence, the Faculty of Engineering pays particular attention to the academic and educational advancement of students. The Faculty strives to achieve this goal and spares no effort in constantly upgrading and developing its standards.
With all the facilities, laboratories and academic curricula offered by the Faculty, it is equipped to meet all the academic and training needs to keep up with scientific and technological developments and provide the necessary academic and professional experience.
Hence, the Faculty has been keen on offering specialized degrees in the fields of communication and IT engineering to meet the needs of the labor market in Syria and abroad.
Further, members of the teaching, technical and administrative staff in the Faculty offer all academic, advisory or guidance services to our students at any time.
It is our pleasure to congratulate the Faculty’s students for being part of this outstanding academic institution and we hope we meet everybody’s best expectations.
The Faculty’s mission is to graduate outstanding engineers equipped with the academic and practical capabilities necessary for the development of the public and private sectors and provide them with highly qualified staff with outstanding proficiency.
IT and communication engineering are developing rapidly causing fluctuation in labor market needs. Hence, the Faculty is keen on taking this into consideration in its syllabus as well as the practical activities associated with its academic mission.
The Faculty of Engineering has set a number of goals in order to fulfill its mission:
- qualifying engineers in different specializations and quipping them with outstanding knowledge to keep up with the latest scientific and technical advancement
- qualifying graduates capable of meeting the actual needs of society
- preparing academic and practical research and studies aiming at solving technical problems and contributing to the country’s social and economic development
- offering consultancy and studies services to public and private institutions to help them solve the problems and issues they face
- offering capacity building services to public and private institutions in order to improve the staff performance and productivity
- contributing to the development of scientific production and of teaching tools and methodologies as well as encouraging academic and technical publications aiming at upgrading knowledge tools for the students and the society
- establishing scientific laboratories which conduct outstanding scientific and practical research, encouraging outstanding researchers and urging them to involve students and enabling them to work in research environments and to use research tools and methodologies
- putting students in an integrated and enabling environment which allows them to develop their personality in a balanced manner in academic, social and emotional terms ultimately qualifying them to be productive professionals and good team players
- developing students’ communication skills to enable them to communicate their ideas to others as well as understand and positively interact with other points of view
- offering academic guidance and advice for the best interest of students to help them achieve the highest academic standards
- promoting cultural and academic links with Syrian, Arab and international universities to exchange academic experiences and work on joint researches and studies
- promoting the students’ sense of national identity and upholding public interest
- achieving the highest level of interaction between the University and the community
The Faculty of Engineering grants its graduates any of the following degrees:
– Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
– Bachelor of Science in Communications and Electronic Engineering
– Bachelor of Science in Michatronics Engineering
To obtain a BSc. in Engineering, students must complete 5 years of study at the Faculty. This entails that the student successfully completes /168/ credit hours to obtain a BSc. in the relevant specialization.
The Faculty of Engineering comprises the following departments:
1- Information Technology Engineering
2- Communications and Electronic Engineering
3- Michatronics Engineering
In addition, the Faculty aspires to open the following departments in the future:
- Industrial Engineering
- Renewable Energy Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
The Faculty of Engineering includes the following laboratories:
|Name of Laboratory||Courses Taught|
|Logical Circuits||Logical Circuits|
|Microprocessors||Computer organization and Assembly Language|
|Electronic Lab||Basics of Electronics- Electronics 1- Electronics 2- Electric Circuits 1- Electric Circuits 2|
|VLSI||Principals of VLSI|
|Communications Lab||Communications 2|
|Projects Lab||Lab Activities|
|Energy Lab||Lab Activities|
|Advanced Communications Lab||Advanced Communication-|
|Antenna Lab||Microwaves and Antennas|
|Radio Lab||Radio Circuits|
|Networks Lab||Networks 1- Data Communication- Information system security|
|Network Security Lab||Information Systems Security|
Cooperation and Agreements with Other Universities and Institutions:
The Faculty of Engineering has signed the following cooperation agreements over the past years:
- A cooperation agreement between the University of Kalamoon/ Faculty of Engineering and the Telecom Bretagne in France
- A cooperation agreement between the University of Kalamoon and the University of Paris 8 in France
- A cooperation agreement between the University of Kalamoon and the Network of Syrian Scientists, Technologists and Innovators Abroad (NOSSTIA)
- A cooperation agreement between the University of Kalamoon and the Ministry of Electricity
- An agreement to establish a students’ branch for the IEEE in Syria based in the University of Kalamoon and the authorization has been obtained duly
- The Faculty of Engineering has become a member of the Colleges of Computing and Information Society affiliated to the Association of Arab Universities
There are currently some obstacles which prevent the fulfillment of those agreements and cause the suspension of the local and external training. The Faculty hopes to be able to reactivate all signed agreements and endeavor to improve the number and standard of new agreements in addition to starting outstanding training programs.
Activities and Events:
The Faculty of Engineering endeavors to create opportunities for academic and practical cooperation with academic institutions and engineering companies in the fields of student training, student exchange and scientific research. Further, the Faculty seeks to start joint higher studies programs in coordination with other prestigious universities.
The Faculty’s plan can be summarized as follows:
- Student Training
The Faculty of Engineering plan for student training involves the following components:
- Local Training
The Faculty signed memorandums of understanding with the following institutions for the purposes of local training:
- The Ministry of Electricity
- The Syrian German Company
The Faculty has also obtained authorization to conduct training in the following firms:
- Syrian Telecom
- External Training
The Faculty of Engineering has had several successful experiences of training students in Germany, France and Spain. The Faculty aspires to continue this type of activities in the coming years in addition to other academic activities based on cooperation with Arab and international universities.
- Student Exchange
The Faculty of Engineering endeavors to set up permanent and periodic student exchange programs in coordination with Arab and international universities in the fields of communications, information technology and computer engineering.
- Joint Graduation Projects
The Faculty of Engineering endeavors to undertake joint graduation projects with students from other Arab and international universities to provide its students with outstanding academic and practical experience.