Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology Department:

Engineering geology and hydrogeology has been studied as a subject for different field of civil engineering faculty sense establishment of Kabul Polytechnic University. The demand for establishment of this department is felt many years ago, but lack of equipment and material, as well past decades of civil war has forbidden to establish this department.

The engineering geology and hydrogeology subject has taught before in the frame of geological engineering and exploration of mines department. The establishment of engineering geology and hydrogeology has approved in the session of geological engineering and exploration of mines professors on 14.10.1392 with protocol number 79. Base on Kabul Polytechnic University proposal number 40, date 11.04.1393 and approval of academic affairs and cohesion department of MoHE, and proposal number 638 date 12.05.1393 head of legislation and organization development of academic development department, general academic affairs and cohesion department of MoHE, under judgment or decree number (2999/2173) date 18.05.1393 ministry of higher education, the department of engineering geology and hydrogeology is established.

Because this department is newly established, so it doesn’t have enough classrooms and laboratory equipment and other material.

In the future, according to department’s objectives and responsibilities, department recruits young teachers and other high level educated professors to conduct the academic activities like compilation and translation of books, and other researches.

Currently, department has eight scientific members and needs to recruit other young scientific members as well.      

The responsibility of department:

The major responsibilities of the engineering geology and hydrogeology are to train young specialists and skilled engineers according to market demand and necessity of the country in the field to geotechnical investigation for different types of engineering structures. In addition, train young expert and skilled engineers in the field of Hydrogeology to investigate groundwater as a drinking source; moreover, evaluate the negative impacts of groundwater on different engineering structures and construction materials.

The importance for establishment of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology Department:

Nowadays none of engineering structures could not be built without geotechnical investigation, because without understanding of subsurface conditions, are difficult to do the foundation design of engineering structures such as (residential and industrial buildings, high ways, railroads, dames, airports, and other engineering structures). On the other hand, it should be mentioned that despite of importance of such investigations there were not established a department in this field before 2013 to train experts and engineers in the field of engineering geology and hydrogeology.

According to above problems it is necessity to:

  • Develop a major department in the field of engineering geology and hydrogeology in the frame of geology and mine faculty in country level.
  • Academic and scientific level of studies should meet to present requirements.
  •  Improve the capacity of scientific members of department with accordance to new technologies.
  • Effort for improvement the quality of higher education and on the other side the national interest should be considered.
  • The academic discipline and arrangement should be considered properly.

Objectives of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology Department:

  • Standardizing the department according to the current situations and requirements in the country level;
  • Updating department’s curriculum according to market demand and Ministry of Higher Education Policy.
  • Implementing development programs of Ministry of Higher Education Afghanistan properly.
  • Better preparing ways of the implementation methods for educational development programs of Ministry of Higher of Afghanistan.
  • Train qualified Engineers in fields of engineering geology and hydrogeology.
  • Recruitment qualified persons with higher grade of education (masters and doctors) and try to improve the educational level of available scientific members;
  • Teaching properly according to the provided curriculum by using advanced equipment and tools;
  • Intensive work for providing teaching materials and books in national languages and promote the culture of standard research.

The main challenges in of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology Department:

Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology is a newly established department, so it is faced with many challenges and the main challenges are as below:

  • Deficiency of laboratory and lab equipment;
  • Lack of teaching materials in field of engineering geology and hydrogeology;
  • Lack of qualified scientific members specially members having high education grade and science grade.

 

Name: Mohammad Ibrahim, Last name: Najaf​, Father Name: Najaf​, Education: PhD, Place of education: Russia (Moscow), Scientific grade: Professor, Duration of service: 37

Number of publication:  40 , Phone No: +93700244194, Email: drnajaf3@yahoo.com

 

 

Name: Janaqa, Last name: Satar​, Father Name: Abdul Star, Education: MSc, Place of education: Azerbaijan, Scientific grade: Senior Teaching, Assistant, Duration of service: 15

Number of publication:  15 , Phone No: +93799314780, Email: janaqasatar@yahoo.com

 

Name: Mohammad Hadi, Last name: Asadi​, Father Name: Hussian Ali, Education: MSc, Place of education: Afghanistan (Kabul), Scientific grade: Senior Teaching, Assistant

Duration of service: 3, Number of publication:  6 , Phone No: +93773644508, Email: hadiasadi7@gmail.comhadiasadi@kpu.edu.af

 

 

Name: Abdulhalim, Last name: Zaryab​, Father Name: Ahmad Ali, Education: MSc, Place of education: Kazakhstan, Scientific grade: Senior Teaching, Assistant, Duration of service: 6

Number of publication:  8, Phone No: +93774363533, Email: a.zaryab@kpu.edu.af  

 

 

Name: Mohammad Salem, Last name: Hossaini​, Father Name: Mohammad Ali, Education: MSc, Place of education: Iran, Scientific grade: Senior Teaching, Assistant

Duration of service: 1, Number of publication:  2, Phone No: +93773819822, Email: salem.hossaini@yahoo.com

 

 

Name: Mohammad Zia, Last name: Jamal, Father Name: Naser Ali, Education: BSc (current student of, master program, Place of education: Afghanistan (Kabul)

Scientific grade: Junior Teaching, Assistant, Duration of service: 2, Number of publication:  , Phone No: +93729803754, Email: zjamal.mining@gmail.com

 

 

Name: Ali Akbar, Last name: Nedam​, Father Name: Ali Hussian​, Education: BSc (current student of, master program, Place of education: India, Scientific grade: Junior Teaching

Assistant, Duration of service: 2, Number of publication:  , Phone No: +93744997151, Email: aliakbarnedam@gmail.com

 

 

Participation of department members in overseas workshops and trainings

 

(Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology) department Curriculum:

First Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

GM-EGH101

Islamic Culture

1

GM-EGH102

History of Afghanistan

1

GM-EGH103

Foreign Language-English

2

GM-EGH104

Sport

1

GM-EGH105

High mathematics I

3

GM-EGH107

General Chemistry

3

GM-EGH108

Plane Geometry and Technical drawing

2

GM-EGH109

Basics of Computer I

2

GM-EGH110

General Geology I

3

GM-EGH111

Constitution of Afghanistan + Law of Higher Education

1

Total Number of Credit for the First Semester

19

 Second Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

GM-EGH201

Islamic Culture

1

GM-EGH202

History of Afghanistan

1

GM-EGH203

Foreign Language-English

2

GM-EGH205

High mathematics II

3

GM-EGH206

Physics I

3

GM-EGH212

Inorganic Chemistry

3

GM-EGH213

Plane Geometry and Technical drawing

2

GM-EGH209

Basics of Computer II

2

GM-EGH210

General Geology II

3

GM-EGH-P1

Practical Work, General Geology

1

Total Number of Credit for the Second Semester

21

Third Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

GM-EGH301

Islamic Culture

1

GM-EGH303

Foreign Language-English

2

GM-EGH305

High mathematics III

3

GM-EGH314

Analytical Chemistry

2

GM-EGH306

Physics II

2

GM-EGH315

Mechanics of Material I

2

GM-EGH316

Engineering Geodesy I

2

GM-EGH317

Mineralogy and crystal optics

3

GM-EGH318

Historical Geology

2

Total Number of Credit for the Third Semester

19

Fourth Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

GM-EGH401

Islamic Culture

1

GM-EGH403

Foreign Language

1

GM-EGH405

High mathematics IV

2

GM-EGH406

Physics III

2

GM-EGH415

Mechanics of Material II

2

GM-EGH416

Engineering Geodesy II

2

GM-EGH419

Structural Geology and Geological Mapping

3

GM-EGH420

Geology of Afghanistan

2

GM-EGH421

Mechanics of fluids

2

GM-EGH422

General Engineering Geology

3

GM-EGH-P2

Practical Work, Engineering Geodesy

1

Total Number of Credit for the Fourth Semester

21

Fifth Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

GM-EGH501

Islamic Culture

1

GM-EGH523

GIS I

2

GM-EGH524

Geotectonic

2

GM-EGH525

Geomorphology and Quaternary Deposits

2

GM-EGH526

Environmental Geology

3

GM-EGH527

Applied Petrology

2

GM-EGH528

Hydrology

2

GM-EGH529

General Hydrogeology

3

GM-EGH530

Soil Science

3

Total Number of Credit for the Fifth Semester

20

Sixth Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

GM-EGH601

Islamic Culture

1

GM-EGH623

GIS II

2

GM-EGH631

Remote Sensing

3

GM-EGH632

Geophysics I

3

GM-EGH633

Exploration drilling

3

GM-EGH634

Regional Hydrogeology

2

GM-EGH635

Groundwater Dynamics I

3

GM-EGH636

Soil Mechanics I

2

GM-EGH-P3

Practical Work, Geological Mapping

1

Total Number of Credit for the Sixth Semester

20

Seventh Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

GM-EGH701

Islamic Culture

1

GM-EGH737

Sedimentology

2

GM-EGH732

Geophysics II

3

GM-EGH735

Groundwater Dynamics II

3

GM-EGH738

Hydrogeological Investigation Methods I

3

GM-EGH739

Engineering Geological Investigation Methods I

3

GM-EGH740

Work Safety

1

GM-EGH736

Soil Mechanics II

2

GM-EGH741

Rock Mechanics I

2

Total Number of Credit for the Seventh Semester

20

Eighth Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

GM-EGH801

Islamic Culture

1

GM-EGH842

Engineering Economics

2

GM-EGH838

Hydrogeological Investigation Methods II

3

GM-EGH843

Hydro-geochemistry

2

GM-EGH839

Engineering Geological Investigation Methods II

3

GM-EGH841

Rock Mechanics II

2

GM-EGH844

Introduction to Foundation

2

GM-EGH845

Engineering project management

2

GM-EGH846

Water Supply

2

GM-EGH-P4

Practical Work, Engineering Geological and Hydrogeological Investigation

1

Total Number of Credit for the Eighth Semester

20

Ninth Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

GM-EGH-P5

Internship

4

GM-EGH-T

Bachelor Thesis

8

Total Number of Credit for the Ninth Semester

12