Texas A&M University at Qatar (Tamuq) welcomed its largest-ever incoming class, with 147 new students enrolling in engineering programmes in Fall 2018.
The 105 members of the freshman Class of 2022 bring Tamuq’s total enrolment this semester to 559, including both undergraduate and graduate students.
Of the new undergraduate students, 47% are Qatari, bringing the branch campus’s total Qatari undergraduate enrolment to 54.1%.
Tamuq's student body comprises students from more than 36 countries.
In addition, 51.4% of the freshman class is female. Tamuq’s total female undergraduate enrolment is 49.6% — more than twice the US national average of women enrolled in engineering (22.9%).
Officials said the count of students are expected to fluctuate slightly during the next few days. Dr Cesar Malave, dean of Tamuq, said, “Our goal is to develop students into well-rounded Aggie engineers of character who lead and serve in the classroom and in the workplace, and I wish everyone best of luck in the coming semester as we begin another year of world-class engineering education, research and service.”
In addition to the new class of undergraduates, 15 new graduate students started their master’s degree in chemical engineering this semester, bringing the total number of graduate students to 45. Tamuq has offered Master of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in chemical engineering since 2011.
Incoming freshmen students were welcomed to Tamuq during the three-day Aggie Life 101 orientation. Texas A&M commands an international reputation as one of the world’s premier engineering programs, and since 2003, Tamuq has built on that esteem. To date, Tamuq has awarded nearly 950 engineering degrees.