Message from the Program Chair
Greetings on behalf of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar!
Electrical engineering deals with the theory and application of electricity, and it represents one of the most innovative and vibrant field of engineering. Indeed, most of humanity’s modern engineering achievements belong to electrical engineering. These include electric machines and electrification of the world, radio and television, medical equipment, computers, telephone and cellular phones, Internet, laser and fiber optics, satellite communications, global positioning systems, domestic appliances, sensors and control systems for under-water, space exploration and national security applications, among many other applications and discoveries.
It is hard to imagine human life without electrical engineering and without electrical engineers. Almost any technology that distinguishes our time has the imprint of electrical and computer engineering.
Electrical engineering has advanced human prosperity through research and development and application of innovative ideas. In this regard, our graduates are well prepared to make significant contributions toward advancing the world economy and to help in building a better future for Qatar and the world. There is a big demand in Qatar and worldwide for electrical engineers. Almost any engineering industry needs electrical and computer engineers. Therefore, we are warmly welcoming to enroll into our program.
Our Electrical and Computer Engineering Program is closely associated with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station (USA), which is one of the top electrical engineering programs — not only in the U.S., but also in the world. The degree and course offerings of our program are identical with respect to curriculum and quality to the corresponding electrical engineering program at the main campus in the U.S. This enables students to easily travel from one campus to another to take courses and carry out various research and educational programs.
Our mission is to develop exemplary engineers and leaders, and to create an active community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and local industry stakeholders. We also seek to generate new knowledge by conducting research and disseminating results. Our mission is to serve the needs of the State of Qatar and the world through broad expertise. We intend to always have our program stand out as one of the top programs not only at Texas A&M University at Qatar and in Qatar, but also in the region and worldwide at large. Therefore, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program represents a highly demanded program for the students of Texas A&M at Qatar.
We place particular emphasis on quality teaching, research and service for the benefit of our students. Our priority is the students’ success; therefore, our program is established on a vision of excellence in teaching, research and service. Teaching is not only our profession but our passion and our priority is the student success.
We motivate students through open discussions and active learning approaches. We involve our undergraduate students in research activities through many mechanisms. Furthermore, we aim to make our students ethically and morally strong.
Our faculty are specialized in the areas of power, communication, computer and biomedical engineering, microwaves and electromagnetism, signal processing, control theory, and electronics. Because of our outstanding faculty and diverse research expertise, our students can specialize in one or more of the following areas:
- Electric power
- Computer engineering
It is our pleasure to invite you to learn more about our high quality education, exceptional research, and outstanding faculty, students and staff. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Erchin Serpedin, Ph.D.
Interim Program Chair