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Continuing and Professional Education

Continuing Education Services at Texas A&M University at Qatar offers remarkable value in professional development for industry professionals working in Qatar.

We engage and support industry by providing technical expertise through continuing and professional education that develops human capital and capacity for Qatar’s knowledge-based economy. Our office works closely with local and regional businesses, to offer high-quality courses related to company’s needs. Course instructors are faculty members from Texas A&M’s branch campus in Qatar and the main campus in College Station, Texas. For courses related to topics not offered at our campus in Qatar, we are fortunate to work very closely with our main campus, which can provide faculty expertise remotely, as well as in-person classes in Qatar.

Our aim is to promote high-quality and effective lifelong opportunities for Qatar’s industry and community, through general and customized course offerings.

For more information, please contact continuingeducation@qatar.tamu.edu.

 

Upcoming courses  

Electrical Transformers and Switchgears; Faults, Inspection, Testing, Maintenance and Trouble Shooting
1-5 November 2020 ($1,200) 

Course Overview
Power transformers are critical components of an electrical power system.  Electrical transformers serve the crucial function of transforming the power system voltages to higher or lower values to meet the transmission, distribution, and utilization level requirements. Their reliability, availability, life cycle cost, and residual life expectancy depend to a significant extent on how they are designed, built, operated, and maintained.  This course introduces the principles of construction, testing, operation and maintenance of transformers in power systems and will provide the participants with the necessary knowledge for the power and distributed transformers typically used within the industry. 

Moreover, this course has been designed to provide participants with an understanding of the transformer load effects and identify transformer failure modes. Also, the course will help the attendees to gain the essential knowledge about the medium voltage and high voltage switchgear operations,fundamentals, troubleshooting, and maintenance. The approach will be a general theoretical description with selected case studies of switchgears and transformers elements’ operation and protection. PSS and/or ETAP Software will be used to demonstrate the case studies.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for electrical engineers, electrical technicians, maintenance planners, supervisors with operation and maintenance responsibilities, and others who work in an industrial plant setting.

Fundamentals and Practices of Process Safety Management for Engineers and Managers
15-19 November 2020 ($3,000)

Course Overview
This short course is designed to teach and apply the fundamentals of process safety management. The content is comprehensive and provides extensive analysis, worked out examples, and case histories. The primary emphasis of this course is to summarize the important technical and management fundamentals of process safety. The emphasis on the fundamentals helps the practicing engineer understand the concepts and apply them accordingly.
The course starts with a brief overview of the management systems that must be in place in a moder plant in order to implement process safety. Appropriate discussion and problem solving time is provided for each of the areas of toxicology and industrial hygiene, hazard indentification, consequence analysis, quantitative risk assessment and risk reduction measures. The course also introduces two important concepts that are often overlooked, i.e., inherently safer design and multiple barriers or protection.

This short course is designed to teach and apply the fundamentals of chemical process safety.

Who Should Attend
This course is intended for those who are working in the process industry and would like to obtain a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals and best available practices of process safety and loss preventions. Delegates are likely to have a degree in engineering or science or equivalent industrial experience.

 

Previously Scheduled Courses

 

Continuing Education at Texas A&M at Qatar

In today’s global economy, it’s more important than ever that you and your workforce are prepared to meet the demands of increased international competition. From advanced leadership concepts and practices to emerging engineering technologies and equipment, it is critical those in your organization have the knowledge and skills to ensure an economic advantage and sustainable growth. Texas A&M University at Qatar can help you achieve this. Both our distinguished faculty and top-notch research facilities are at the forefront of innovation in the engineering field. Through our commitment to educating the engineering leaders of the future, our continuing education opportunities allow us to pass this knowledge on to the workforce in the State of Qatar, the region and the world. We’re sure you will find training solutions to suit you and your employees. We also welcome the opportunity to visit with individual organizations to discuss how to best meet their training needs through custom-designed courses.

Please click here to be added to our mailing list or email us at continuingeducation@qatar.tamu.edu. Thank you for your interest in Texas A&M University at Qatar Continuing Education Services and we look forward to seeing you in our classes very soon.