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Department of Soil Science
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The field of Soil Science is one of the branches of Agricultural Sciences. This field is relatively closely related to the fields of chemistry and geology and some civil engineering orientations. Soil engineer, in addition to relative mastery of chemical knowledge (general chemistry, organic chemistry, decomposition chemistry and especially soil chemistry), biology, and applied physics, has sufficient technical knowledge in the field of surveying and analyzing aerial and satellite images.Interest in nature and related sciences is the main condition for studying in this field. In addition, candidates to enter this field must have high ability and knowledge in the fields of chemistry, mathematics, sufficient analytical power, as well as perseverance, great accuracy, and physical strength.It is worth noting that in addition to laboratory work, part of the activities will be field operations.  Therefore, it requires a relatively large amount of activity. The main purpose of creating and developing the Soil Science and Engineering Department is to train graduates who can, in addition to taking on various responsibilities in the field of soil science and engineering, plan and teach soil science and research in the field of soil science establish appropriate land use and sustainable management programs in order to provide useful services.
In general, it can be said that soil science is one of the basic and important sciences in agricultural and environmental engineering that studies the quality and physical, chemical, biological and micromorphological properties of soil. Graduates of this field can work in the following fields: design, calculation, implementation and supervision of soil science projects for the proper use of agricultural land, land protection and improvement, consulting and having expertise to plan development projects in water, soil and agriculture.
They can also work in the fields of water and sewage, environmental protection, pasturage, watershed and aquifer management, desert and desertification, providing extension programs in agricultural departments and in research centers related to agricultural soil and water, and agricultural colleges and colleges, private sector laboratories and agricultural conservatories, as well as teachers in educational centers.
Undergraduate Course History
Department of Soil Science and Engineering started its activities in 2007 with a bachelor's degree (as the first field of the Faculty of Agriculture) under the management and operation of Dr. Shahriar Mahdavi. However, before that, he had a well-equipped and independent faculty and laboratory since 2002 and was engaged in providing services to the fields of environment, pasturage and watershed management. The undergraduate course has 140 ECTS.
The Graduate Course History
Since 2012, the group has been accepting students for master's degree in two orientations: Soil Chemistry and Fertility and Plant Nutrition, and Soil Resources, and Land Evaluation. Also in 2007, the admission of students began in the master's degree in Water Resources Engineering.
Students pass 32 ECTS in this course. It is worth mentioning that the Soil Science and Engineering Department, from the very beginning, immediately got laboratory facilities and attracted faculty members. At present, the Department of Soil Sciences has 1 associate professor faculty member, 5 assistant professor faculty members, and 2 instructors (in charge of doctoral studies). It is hoped to create a specialized doctoral degree in soil chemistry and fertility, which has the majority of professors and facilities, by equipping more facilities, and especially with the establishment of the Soil Chemistry Research Laboratory and the promotion of the scientific rank of its professors in the near future.