Earn the Highest-Ranked Engineering Degree in Iraq

The University of Arizona, ranked top 1% in the world, and the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani offer innovative programs that allow students to earn bachelor’s degrees in Engineering from Arizona and AUIS in only four years. The partnership enables students to complete a U.S.-accredited degree entirely in Sulaimani, Iraq.

Arizona + AUIS Professors

Students learn from Arizona and AUIS faculty, access Arizona and AUIS resources, and become part of Arizona's network of 295,000 alumni worldwide. Innovative course delivery prepares students for an increasingly technical world.

Ranked TOP 1% in the World

The University of Arizona ranks number 69 out of more than 20,000 universities in the world, according to the Center for World
University rankings.

Study Abroad

Students may complete their degree entirely in Sulaimani or study abroad at the Tucson, Arizona campus in the U.S. for a summer, semester, or longer. The palm-tree lined campus is known as one of the most beautiful in the country.


Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering program prepares students to apply scientific and mathematical principles to engineering design and construction. Courses include physics, chemistry, geology, and hydrology—and practical sciences such as surveying and computer graphics. Students receive specific instruction across a range of Civil Engineering practices, including structural and geotechnical engineering (buildings and their foundations), transport engineering (roads, airports, bridges), water resources engineering (dams, rivers, urban water systems), and construction engineering management (cost estimation, scheduling).

Mechanical Engineering

Students learn to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems in a variety of industries. Subject areas include: Dynamics and Controls; Mechanical Design; Nanotechnology; Thermal Sciences; and Solid and Fluid Mechanics. Students gain an understanding of physics, mathematics, and materials to design components ranging from cellular matrices for tissue engineering, to cooling systems for hot underground mines, to hardware for military machinery and medical prosthetics.


Earn two Degrees at once
    Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona and from the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona and from the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani

Language of Instruction
  • English
Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering graduates find work in government, private engineering companies, and engineering consultancies. Career options include:

  • Design Engineer
  • Surveyor
  • Urban Planner
  • Design Engineer
  • Surveyor
  • Urban Planner

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are needed in virtually every industry, including:

  • Automotive
  • Transportation
  • Marine
  • Consumer
  • Utilities
  • Defense
  • Chemical
  • Medical
  • Compliance
  • Government


A non-profit institution dedicated to providing education for the benefit of Kurdistan, Iraq and the wider region, the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani provides a learning environment where students, regardless of their ethnic, sociopolitical, or economic background come to develop strength in critical thinking, the ability to communicate well, a strong work ethic, good citizenship, and personal integrity.

AUIS hosts the best university facilities in Iraq, including an administrative building and an academic building with over 50 new classrooms with projectors, high-tech computer labs, a library with thousands of English language books, in addition to Kurdish and Arabic sections. AUIS offers high-quality dining facilities, a cafeteria, multipurpose auditoriums, a gym, two outdoor basketball courts, and a soccer field.

The University also includes an additional academic building with high-quality lab facilities and equipment, including a 3D printer. The campus is home to a bookstore, as well as math, writing, and language learning centers. AUIS has a 400-bed residence hall with modern dorm facilities at the heart of campus, overlooking the AUIS courtyard. All students are welcome to register for housing to live in the dorms.



Students complete Arizona coursework in years three and four and must meet the admissions criteria of both institutions. For specific admissions details, please visit the AUIS website.

Contact Us

University of Arizona at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
Sulaimani – Kirkuk Main Road, Raparin,
Sulaimani, KRG-Iraq