CTL hosts student professional development and training coursesPublished Oct 23, 2019
The Center for Teaching and Learning kicked off its student engineering enrichment cycle for the 2019-2020 academic year by hosting 110 students who completed five different courses throughout the week of 13-17 Oct.
H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, former minister of energy and industry for the State of Qatar, taught an exclusive business ethics course to 28 students from all engineering disciplines.
Mubarak Al-Suwaidi, senior mechanical engineering student who took the business ethics course, said, “It was a great opportunity for me to have a glimpse of real-world experience and great examples from Dr. Al-Sada, and learn new things that are not encountered in the classroom.”
H.E. Dr. Al-Sada said, “Exposure to real-life and industry is very important and beneficial for the students. I enjoyed giving the business ethics course, and what made it enjoyable was the intense interaction of students. They absorbed and digested the content. Their responses show how eager they are in expanding their knowledge beyond their specialty and in incorporating business ethics into their skills acquired in the university.”
Another course offered during the week was Lego Serious Play, a distinctive facilitation methodology that the CTL is starting to integrate into professional development courses such as its Creative Communication for Engineers course that encourages students to exhibit a different perspective on communication, teamwork, creativity, knowledge sharing and problem-solving skills.
Other courses offered during the week were CNC Laser Cutting, COMSOL Multiphysics and Working Safely.