Dr Mohammed Majeed


Staff profile

Dr Mohammed Majeed



Teaching areas

Civil engineering (New Zealand Diploma, Bachelor of Technology, and Graduate Diploma)


Doctor of Philosophy PhD, the University of Waikato – New Zealand.

I currently study a Certificate in Tertiary Teaching - Manukau Institute of Technology – New Zealand.

NZQA National Certificate, Civil Infrastructure, InfraTrain New Zealand.

Certificate, Workplace Communication, Victoria University of Wellington – New Zealand.

Certificate, English Language for Academic purposes, Victoria University of Wellington – New Zealand.

Master of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering – Iraq.

Bachelor of Engineering (hons), Civil and Environmental Engineering – Iraq.


I am passionate and motivated about making the world a better place. This is the reason why I like being a civil engineer, teaching and design. As a civil engineer, we contribute to making a better society by improving the infrastructure used every day and making a cleaner environment.

Industry experience

I came to MIT from a Civil and Environmental Engineering background, with Civil Construction, Infrastructure and project management skills. With six years’ experience in engineering and construction management, in roles such as estimator and project manager. Six years’ experience teaching engineering topics and as a scientific researcher. Advanced computer skills using MS Office and Cad programs. Also advanced user of programming using Matlab.


I graduated with a PhD degree from the University of Waikato – New Zealand. The dissertation title is “Evaluating the potential for a multi-use seasonal pumped storage scheme in New Zealand’s South Island”. The doctoral thesis simulates a possible pumped hydro energy storage scheme which would more than double total New Zealand hydro storage capacity and buffer against future dry years and climatic variations. Such buffering is particularly crucial as New Zealand moves more toward more renewable energy use to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The Master degree dissertation title is “Laboratory study of radionuclides dispersion in flume and risk assessment for the effluent of Al-Qaim fertilizer plant”. The master thesis simulates a hydraulic dispersion model in open channels and evaluates the risk for the effluent of a pollutions point source.

Another research stream is related to risk management in the development of Infrastructure in a city and stormwater management.

Why come to MIT?

Teaching at MIT allows teaching in practical ways and engage students with real-life engineering projects.

It’s great to work within such a highly motivated and talented team. I enjoy how supportive people are – faculty, staff and administrators, everyone is so friendly, helpful, and caring.

I enjoy working with the students and support the community. I also really liked the cultural diversity of staff and students at MIT.