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Texas A&M at Qatar hosts potential graduate students for annual open house

Published Feb 10, 2018

Texas A&M University at Qatar welcomed potential master’s students for its annual Graduate Studies Open House in the Texas A&M Engineering Building in Education City. 

The event aimed to answer questions for prospective students about Texas A&M at Qatar’s master’s degrees in chemical engineering: the Master of Science and Master of Engineering.

Attendees learned about Texas A&M at Qatar’s graduate program offerings, degree eligibility requirements and the resources offered including financial aid opportunities and flexible schedules. Potential graduate students interacted with current graduate students and some who have recently graduated with their master’s degrees. Faculty and administrators gave information on the program, as well as part-time employment options for full-time students through teaching and research assistantships. Organizers also emphasized that Texas A&M at Qatar’s flexible class schedules allow part-time studies for those students who are employed full time in industry or government.

In speaking to the prospective students, Dr. César O. Malavé, dean of Texas A&M at Qatar, said, “At Texas A&M at Qatar, we are cultivating a new generation of engineering leaders and researchers who will have — and are already having — a direct impact on the State of Qatar’s growth and development. As a graduate student in chemical engineering at Texas A&M at Qatar, you’ll be involved in responsive research that is tackling Qatar’s Grand Challenges, and contribute to Qatar’s goal of being a knowledge-based economy.” 

Graduate students Tala Katbeh, Byanne Malluhi, Bara Anaya and Husnain Manzoor talked with prospective students about the program and their experiences as master’s students at Texas A&M at Qatar. A panel discussion, “Outlook for R&D in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Why Pursue Post-graduate Studies? Aligning Industry and Academia for the Future of Work,” featured Dr. Marwan K. Kraisheh from the Qatar Environment and Energy Institute; Jabir Al-Ghayathin, accounting manager, ORYX GTL; Nabila Adam Mohamed, winner of an ORYX GTL Student Award for the Advancement of Post-graduate Studies in Qatar; Muaz Salem, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas A&M at Qatar; and Dr. Ioannis G. Economou, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M at Qatar.

Dr. Patrick Linke, executive director of graduate studies and chair of the Chemical Engineering Program at Texas A&M at Qatar, said, “Studying beyond a B.S. degree is a great opportunity to further deepen knowledge and develop new skills. It allows students to engage in cutting-edge research with leading experts in their chosen field of specialization and to personally contribute to the advancement of knowledge. Graduate studies also can enhance career progression and open broader career options. The graduate studies Open House allows prospective graduate students to learn about our programs, resources and campus life at Texas A&M at Qatar.”

Applications for the Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) programs are being accepted for the Fall 2018 semester and will remain open until 15 May 2018.

For information about Texas A&M at Qatar Graduate Studies program please visit or call +974.4423.0135.