Tamuq hosts open house for aspirants
February 19 2018 01:35 AM
Jabir al-Ghayathin and others discussed the importance of pursuing graduate studies in a panel discussion during Tamuq’s annual Graduate Studies Open House, which aimed to recruit potential master’s students to the branch campus.

Texas A&M University at Qatar (Tamuq) has welcomed potential master’s students for its annual Graduate Studies Open House at the Texas A&M Engineering Building in Education City. 
The event aimed to answer questions for prospective students about Tamuq’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 programme 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 programme as well as part-time employment options for full-time students through teaching and research assistantships. The organisers also emphasised 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.
Speaking to the prospective students, Tamuq dean Dr Cesar O Malave 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 programme 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 Qatar Environment & Energy Research 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 degrees from Tamuq; and Dr Ioannis G Economou, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of chemical engineering, Texas A&M at Qatar.
Dr Patrick Linke, executive director of graduate studies and chair of the Chemical Engineering Programme at Tamuq, said: “Studying beyond a BS 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 specialisation 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 programmes, resources and campus life at Texas A&M at Qatar.”
Applications for the Master of Science (MS) and Master of Engineering (MEng) programmes are being accepted for the fall 2018 semester and will remain open until May 15.
For information about the Tamuq Graduate Studies programme, visit https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/graduate-studies or call 44230135.

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