Kandahar Engineering Faculty (KEF) was established in September, 2000. It is the third Faculty of Kandahar University in terms of establishment after Agriculture and Medicine faculties in 1990 and 1994 respectively. Currently it has four departments Civil Engineering, Water and Environmental Engineering, Architectural and Town Planning and Energy department. The curriculum of Civil Engineering Department is developed by Kansas State University in a partnership with Kabul University Faculty of Engineering. About 85% of text books, lectures, exams and assignments are in English. KEF civil engineering laboratory has been equipped with some testing instruments by the help of World Bank. A new building of lab was constructed by support of Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) which a major part is dedicated to KEF. It also has two computer labs connected to the internet and a small and rich professional reference library with the support of United State Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). All classes are equipped with standard academic requirements. After completion of the faculty the graduates receive the B.Eng diploma. Moreover, Faculty of Engineering provides some short-term training in project monitoring, quality control, and some engineering computer aided programs to the professionals outside of the university in their summer school breaks. Since its establishment,KEF has graduated 672 Engineers to Afghan society and currently has 773 students. It has 29 fulltime faculty members which 21 havecompleted their M. Eng.degrees in different areas, 5 have Bachelor in Engineering and 3 of them are pursuing their master programs abroad. In addition to that it has 11volunteer faculty members out of them 3 are masters.
Kandahar Engineering Faculty strives to become a leading Engineering institution in the country and well known at the regional level.
Kandahar Engineering Faculty strives to have such educational environment to acquire, share and use knowledge in various fields of Engineering to contribute to the quality of life of Afghan society through innovation and generating research opportunities and engineering services.
KEF objectives are developed based on the Engineering market demand to prepare students to be successful in their career and profession. They are consistent with the missions of Ministry of Higher Education and Kandahar University.
- To graduate engineers with high level of commitments to the country with respect to national and international legal frameworks, culture and Islamic values.
- To graduate engineers that have the necessary knowledge and skills for assessment and recognizing alternatives in designing of projects related to socio-economical, environmental and public safety.
- To graduate engineers having necessary verbal and written communication skills for success in their professions or entering graduate studies.
- To graduate engineers functioning effectively on teams with high level of ethical and professional standards.
- To graduate engineers with leadership skills and be able to challenge the problems and difficulties.
- To conduct researches nationally and internationally in engineering related fields.
- To act as a consulting source at the country level.
The plan to achieve the above objectives is mainly classified in to the following parts:
- Physical Infrastructures development
- Academic Infrastructure development