Texas A&M University at Qatar’s (TAMUQ) bachelor’s degree programmes in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programmes in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
ABET accreditation assures that programmes meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.
Dr Mark H Weichold, dean and CEO of Texas A&M at Qatar, said:
Texas A&M University at Qatar is most pleased with the reaccreditation of its four engineering programmes. It is yet one more affirmation that our students have met the highest standards in engineering education and graduate prepared to become the next generation of engineering leaders.’
Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programmes in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.
Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at programme curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia, and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.
ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organisation recognised by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). It currently accredits almost 3,500 programmes at nearly 700 colleges and universities in 28 countries.
More information about ABET, its member societies, and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programmes can be found at www.abet.org.
Texas A&M University, recognised as having one of the premier engineering programmes in the world, has offered undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering at Qatar Foundation’s Education City campus since 2003, and graduate degrees in chemical engineering since fall 2011. More than 600 engineers have graduated from Texas A&M at Qatar since 2007. In addition to engineering courses, Texas A&M at Qatar provides classes in science, mathematics, liberal arts and the humanities. All four of the engineering programmes offered at Texas A&M at Qatar are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The curricula offered at Texas A&M at Qatar are materially the same as those offered at the main campus in College Station, Texas, and the courses in Doha are taught in English in a co-educational setting. The reputation for excellence is the same, as is the commitment to equip engineers to lead the next generation of engineering advancement. Faculty from around the world are attracted to Texas A&M at Qatar to provide this educational experience and to participate in research activities now valued at more than $196 million, and that address issues important to the State of Qatar. For more information about Texas A&M at Qatar’s degree programmes in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering, visit www.qatar.tamu.edu.