COLLEGE OF ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING:
History: The College of Electronic Engineering (CoEE) was established in July 2002, as a specialized college among the 23 colleges of the University of Mosul (UoM). That was in response to the need for qualified engineers in the rapidly developing and highly interrelated fields of computer, communications, and electronics.
Developments: The college started with three departments; Communication Engineering, Computer Information Engineering, And Electronic Engineering. Study in the three BSc programs started on Sept. 2002, and the first groups were graduated on July 2006. The college have grown steadily, and the 4th Department of System Control Engineering was established on July 2013. An MSc program in Communication Engineering was established starting from Sept. 2009, and then followed by another MSc program on Computer Information Engineering on Sept. 2012.
In spite of the hard circumstances that were prevailing in Iraq in the last 12 years, the college achieved steady developments. The number of BSc students has grown from 120 at the start to 706 in the academic year 2013/2014. Since the establishment of M.Sc. programs, 15 MSc students have graduated at the two programs while other 28 are on course and research stages. During the years, 9 of the junior academic staff got PhD degrees, and other 11 have joined PhD studies in well-recognized universities in USA, UK, Germany, and Australia. Moreover, 20 of the technical staff have got MSc degrees, and other 10 are in their MSc studies.
Challenges: As Ninevah province was captured by “ISIS” in June 2014, the main environment of NU was vastly affected. Most of the academics and students of NU have been displaced or migrated away from Mosul site while some remained in Mosul site, where academic activities are at a standstill. Since July 2014 the University head office has managed to establish a temporary site at Duhuk province / Kurdistan region of Iraq. Great efforts were made to resume and complete final and makeup examinations of the 2013/2014 academic year. However, the fate of the 2014/2015 academic year is still uncertain. Although many students have been hosted at other Iraqi universities, the majority are still idle in Mosul.
Future steps: The university thus seeks the collaboration of international academic organizations to help in minimizing the suffering and destructive results of the prevailing circumstances. While working hardly to utilize local resources the UoN looks forwards for supports/funding to the following activities:
1-Training and capacity building of the academic staff.
2-Establishing joint research programs with international universities.
3-Performing engineering training of final-year honor students at
international universities and engineering companies.
4-Twining the college with other colleges, where selected number of
students can spend their final year at an international university.