A new vision for enginering education

Hamid R. Parsaei, Nimir Elbashir

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Texas A&M University opened a branch campus in the Education City of Qatar Foundation in 2003 by offering Bachelor of Science degrees in four engineering majors: chemical, electrical, mechanical and petroleum. The main objective of the Qatar campus is to support Qatar's development by educating engineers to contribute to the Qatar National Vision 2030. This paper highlights the success stories from this program as per the experience of our students and alumni who are working in several sectors in Qatar, the region and the world, since the graduation of the inaugural class in 2008. Furthermore, this paper highlights the potentials of this new program to become a unique model for the future engineering education programs in the region and worldwide. Also, the paper briefly lists few of the challenges that face the implementation of this program. Number of activities in this vision have been implemented during the past 5-6 years and have shown significant success while others are still in their first phases of testing.

Original languageEnglish
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event121st ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: 360 Degrees of Engineering Education - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: 15 Jun 201418 Jun 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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