Texas A&M Qatar Campus

General Information for Texas A&M University at Qatar Students

Programs of Study at Texas A&M University at Qatar

College Prerequisite Policy

ENGR[X]

Course Credit

Extension and Correspondence Courses

Registration and Academic Status

Grading System

Withdrawal

Transcripts

Graduation Application, Diploma and Commencement

Programs of Study at Texas A&M University at Qatar

Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering strives to provide its students with a high-quality education that will prepare them for a wide range of careers at the forefront of the engineering field. The curriculum is designed to accomplish this by closely integrating cutting-edge basic and applied research with innovative classroom instruction. Texas A&M University’s engineering programs are routinely ranked among the best in the U.S., and graduates are highly sought-after to provide leadership and innovative solutions to global challenges.

Our faculty members maintain active research programs in a wide range of areas. In addition, our undergraduate students participate in numerous co-op and internship programs, which give them the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real-world challenges in a variety of settings.

At Texas A&M University at Qatar, engineering students take courses in the fundamental disciplines—mathematics, sciences, and liberal arts—that will prepare them for the rigorous technical training that follows. This training is dedicated to specialized studies in one of the four engineering fields offered at Texas A&M University at Qatar. After completing intensive, demanding course work and practical experience, students are ready to step into their professional fields and make immediate, meaningful contributions.

College Prerequisite Policy

The following prerequisite policy applies to any student in a College of Engineering undergraduate degree program and to any student who seeks admission to an undergraduate degree program in the College of Engineering.  This policy is in addition to prerequisite policies imposed by the University (Texas A&M University Student Rules).  For complete details concerning this policy, students should contact their Undergraduate Advising Office.   

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses identified in each College of Engineering undergraduate degree program and any prerequisites for these courses. If a student earns a grade of D or F in any of these courses, the student is required to repeat the course before enrolling in a more advanced course that has the D/F course as a prerequisite. A student may attempt a course no more than three times, including courses graded Q or W but excluding those graded NG, unless approval has been received from their department. A student must complete all prerequisites for a course with a grade of C or better by the start of the semester in which the student plans to enroll in the course.

A student is responsible for checking the prerequisites for each course to ensure the prerequisite requirements have been satisfied. A student who registers for a course for which he/she lacks the necessary prerequisite course(s) and/or the prerequisite grade requirement will be required to drop the course. A student who is told to drop a course and is still enrolled by the deadline set each semester may be administratively dropped by their department. If a student is administratively dropped from a course, the student is responsible for all financial obligations associated with the drop. An administrative drop may adversely impact (including, but not limited to): health insurance benefits, financial aid, athletic eligibility, INS status, veterans’ benefits, and eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities.

Other Requirements

All required coursework must be taken for a grade to satisfy requirements for a degree in the College of Engineering. Courses cannot be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis to satisfy this requirement.

ENGR[X]

ENGR[X] is a college-wide, zero-credit-hour required program that is composed of approved engineering-centric activities that meet the criteria of high-impact learning experiences.  Undergraduate students can use their participation in one of these activities to partially satisfy their ENGR[X] requirement.  Full satisfaction of the ENGR[X] requirement includes participating in an engineering-centric activity and submitting a meaningful, self-reflection that discusses the impact and overall experience on the student’s education. 

Each engineering department identifies the activities it will accept in satisfying a student’s ENGR[X] requirement.  Students should consult with their academic advisor for approved activities. 

Course Credit

Credit by Examination

Undergraduate students at Texas A&M  University at Qatar may earn course credits by demonstrating superior achievement on tests offered through several examination programs. Credit by examination is available to freshmen who plan to enter the university and to students who are currently enrolled. Credit earned by examination does not contribute to a student’s grade point ratio. The university awards credit for scores on certain tests published by the Advanced Placement Program (AP), the College Level Examination Program Computer-Based Testing (CLEP CBT), the SAT Subject Tests, DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. Texas A&M University at Qatar also offers qualified students opportunities to earn credits by taking departmental examinations prepared by the faculty. Information concerning credit by examination may be obtained from the Academic Services Office.

Please note the regulations concerning credit by examinations. 

Departmental Examinations for Entering Freshmen and Currently Enrolled Students

Qualified entering freshmen may take departmental tests after being officially admitted into Texas A&M University at Qatar. Currently enrolled students can also take the exams throughout the year. Offerings vary from campus to campus and not all tests are available, contact the Academic Services Office for registration information. The tests are prepared by participating Texas A&M University at Qatar departments. 

Extension and Correspondence Courses

Students may apply a maximum of 30 semester hours of approved extension class work and correspondence study toward a degree. Students may apply up to 12 hours of correspondence credit earned through an accredited institution toward the requirements for an undergraduate degree, even though Texas A&M does not offer courses by correspondence.

Correspondence courses taken through the Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES) may be accepted and included in the 12 hours allowed.

In order for a student in residence at Texas A&M to receive credit for correspondence work toward a bachelor’s degree, he or she should:

  • obtain advance written permission from the dean of his or her college;
  • present appropriate evidence of having completed the course.

Data and Research Services at Texas A&M University is authorized to act as an agent to receive correspondence courses.

Registration and Academic Status

Registration for the fall and spring semesters is accomplished at several times. During the fall and spring semesters (in November and April), a preregistration period is held for currently enrolled and readmitted students to register for the next semester. There are periods of announced open registration for students who were unable to preregister during the scheduled preregistration period. New Student Conferences serve as an opportunity for new undergraduate students to register. Further information concerning registration may be obtained from the academic calendar published in this catalog or from the Office of Records. The schedule of classes is available online.

More information may be found here

Grading System

Because students attend a college or university to extend their education, grades are usually given as an indication of the proficiency of their endeavors. The student’s semester grade in a course shall be based upon performance and/or participation in class, exercises and tests, laboratory work and final examination as applicable to the course. The proportionate weight assigned to each of the factors shall be determined by the department administering the course.

More information may be found here

Withdrawal from Texas A&M University at Qatar

An official withdrawal from the university will result when a student drops all in progress and courses not yet started in a particular term. A student who withdraws from the university before the completion of a semester or summer term is required to comply with the official withdrawal procedure. This process is initiated by submitting a request through the Student Withdrawal channel on the My Record tab in the Howdy portal. Students may not withdraw after the Q-drop deadline. The student’s dean will retain the authority to support a student withdrawal after the deadline.

If a student is enrolled in one or more inter/intra-session ("minimesters") or summer terms and chooses to withdraw, all current and future in progress courses for the entire semester will be dropped. The student will be ineligible to register for courses for the remainder of that semester.

STUDENTS RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID or SPONSORSHIPS should talk to their sponsor before withdrawing. Withdrawing from the university does not cancel all tuition and fees. Failure to comply may result in your owing a substantial sum rather than having a zero balance or refund. In addition, withdrawing may affect your immigration status. Please check this carefully before submitting the withdrawal form.

For university policy regarding withdrawal, see the Texas A&M University Student Rules.

Transcripts

Students applying for admission to Texas A&M are required to submit transcripts of previous academic work and in some cases, results of standardized tests. The submission of altered documents or the failure to furnish complete and accurate information on admission forms will be grounds for disciplinary action.

Students and former students may request an official transcript by completing the transcript request form online or in person at the Office of Records located on the first floor of the Engineering Building in Education City, Doha, Qatar. Individuals who previously attended Texas A&M University at Qatar may obtain an official transcript of their completed coursework, provided they have no financial obligations to Texas A&M, Texas A&M University at Qatar, or the Qatar Foundation. A fee, which according to state law must be paid in advance, will be charged for each copy.  During grading and degree posting, official transcripts may be produced for enrolled students only if all courses for that semester or term are shown as in progress (IP) or have all final grades posted. 

Graduation Application, Diploma and Commencement

Formal application for degrees at Texas A&M University at Qatar is a two-step process. An application must be submitted online by the deadline stated in the academic calendar and degree application. In addition, the supplemental application must be submitted by the deadline. Under unusual circumstances, an application for a degree may be accepted after the stated deadline. The student must apply via the Howdy portal.

All students must have settled all financial obligations to the university and Qatar Foundation prior to receiving a diploma.

Graduate and undergraduate students completing their degree in July or December will have the opportunity to participate in the commencement ceremony in May, following the completion of their degree. Students must participate in the commencement ceremony of their home campus. 

Texas A&M University at Qatar Calendar

 All dates are subject to change. 

Fall Semester 2018*

August 21-23 Eid Al-Adha (offices expected to be closed).^*
August 27-30 AGGIE LIFE 101 (required for all new students).
September 2 First day of Fall classes.
First day to apply for December 2018 graduation.
September 6 Last day for adding/dropping courses with no record for the Fall semester, 4:30 p.m.
September 17 Official census date (12th class day).
Last day to change or add major/minor for Fall, 4:30 p.m.
September 30 Undergraduate degree plan approval deadline.
October 4 Last day to apply for December 2018 graduation, 4:30 p.m.
October 14-15 Reading Days (no classes).
October 25 Mid-semester grades due to the Office of Records, noon.
November 18 Bonfire 1999 Remembrance Day.
November 26 Last day for all students to drop courses with no penalty (Q-drop), 4:30 p.m.
Last day to officially withdraw from the University, 4:30 p.m.
December 10 Last day of Fall semester classes.
December 11 Reading Day (no classes or finals).
December 12-13 Fall semester final examinations for all students.
December 16-17 Fall semester final examinations for all students.
December 18 Qatar National Day (offices closed).
December 20 Final grades due for all students to the Office of Records, noon.
December 24-27 Semester Break (offices closed)*

*All dates are subject to change.
^Dates for the Eid holidays are subject to change; however, the University will be closed for a three-day period during each Eid.

Spring Semester 2019*

January 13 First day of Spring classes.
First day to apply for May graduation.
January 17 Last day for adding/dropping courses with no record for the Spring, 4:30 p.m.
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance (offices closed/no classes).
January 29 Official census date (12th class day).
Last day to change or add major/minor for Spring, 4:30 p.m.
February 12 Qatar National Sports Day (offices closed/no classes).
February 14 Last day to apply for May 2019 graduation, 4:30 p.m.
March 3-7 Spring Break (no classes).
March 14 Mid-semester grades due to the Office of Records, noon.
April 15 Last day for all students to drop courses with no penalty (Q-drop), 4:30 p.m.
Last day to officially withdraw from the University, 4:30 p.m.
April 21 Aggie Muster.
April 29 Last day of Spring classes.
Redefined day.
April 30 Reading day (no classes or finals).
May 1-2 Spring semester final examinations.
May 5 Projected First Day of Ramadan.*
May 5-6 Spring semester final examinations.
May 7 Qatar Foundation Convocation.*
May 8 Final grades due for degree candidates to Office of Records, 9 a.m.
May 9 Commencement Ceremony*
May 10 Final grades due for all non-degree candidates to Office of Records, noon.

* All dates are subject to change.

Summer Semester 2019*

May 19 First day of Summer classes.
First day to apply for Summer 2019 graduation.
May 22 Official census day (4th class day).
Last day for adding/dropping courses with no record for the Summer semester, 4:30 p.m.
June 2-6 Eid Al-Fitr student break (no classes).*^
June 4-6 Eid Al-Fitr (offices expected to be closed).*^
June 5 Projected first day of Eid Al-Fitr*^
June 13 Last day to apply for Summer 2019 graduation, 4:30 p.m.
June 27 Last day for all students to drop courses with no penalty (Q-drop), 4:30 p.m.
Last day to officially withdraw from the University, 4:30 p.m.
July 4 United States Independence Day.
July 11 Last day of Summer classes.
July 14-15 Final examinations for Summer term.
July 17 Final grades due for Summer term to Office of Records, noon.

*All dates are subject to change.
^Dates for the Eid holidays are subject to change; however, the University will be closed for a three-day period during each Eid.

Admission to Texas A&M University at Qatar

Application Information

Candidacy Requirements

Types of Admission and Application Calendar

Freshman Admission

Notification of Application Status

Preferred Preparatory Coursework

How to Be Admitted

Placement Tests

Application Calendar and Notification

When to Apply

Additional English Proficiency Requirements for Admitted Undergraduate Students Whose Native Language Is Not English

Transfer Admission

Transfer Course Credit Policy

Credit from Non-accredited Schools

Credit from Foreign Institutions

Admission Criteria for Other Application Types

Suspected Fraudulent Admissions Applications

Application Information

The application for undergraduate admission may be found at www.exploretamuq.com. Additional information may be obtained by calling (+974) 4423-0043 or by visiting the Office of Admissions at the Engineering Building located in Education City, Doha, Qatar. The admission guidelines presented here are for admission to the fall 2018 or spring 2019 semesters. While they are the best available, admission criteria are subject to change. The most current information is available on the website or by calling the number listed above.

Candidacy Requirements

The Texas A&M College of Engineering is considered one of the world’s premier programs, with globally recognized faculty renowned for their teaching and research excellence. Admission into the program is open to freshman and transfer candidates, and is highly competitive. Therefore, Texas A&M at Qatar is seeking candidates who have a proven record of academic achievement and who merit admission into the program. Only the best-qualified candidates will be admitted, so it is important that the application reflect what you have accomplished in your college preparatory schooling.

Entry into the Texas A&M at Qatar program depends upon completion of the entire application, submission of the required supporting documents and college entrance test and placement test results, and an interview conducted by members of the Texas A&M at Qatar Admissions Board, if applicable. All of these requirements determine admittance. Texas A&M at Qatar seeks candidates who are committed to meeting the academic rigors of the program, who are global in their personal perspective, and who will thrive in a diverse and culturally rich environment.

Types of Admission and Application Calendar

At the Time of Application Term Opening Date Closing Date
Freshman
An applicant who:
• is a degree-seeking applicant and is without college credit1 or
• is still in high school, with or without college credit
An applicant who has enrolled in a post-secondary institution since high school graduation, with or without credit received, must apply as a transfer applicant.
Fall Sept. 1 March 1
Transfer
An applicant who:
• is a degree-seeking applicant
• has graduated from high school or equivalent
• has enrolled in a post-secondary institution after graduation from high school
• does not have a bachelor’s degree
• does not qualify for readmission
Spring
Fall
Sept. 1
January 15
Oct. 15
April 1
Readmission
An applicant who:
• is a former degree-seeking Texas A&M undergraduate student
• does not have a bachelor’s degree
• did not officially register for the previous semester (excluding summer sessions) at Texas A&M
Readmission does not include applicants whose only previous enrollment at Texas A&M has been as a non-degree student.
Contact the Office of Admissions
+(974) 4423-0043
www.exploretamuq.com
Postbaccalaureate Undergraduate
An applicant who:
• has a bachelor’s degree
• wishes to pursue a second undergraduate degree
Contact the Office of Admissions
+(974) 4423-0043
www.exploretamuq.com
Non-degree Undergraduate
An applicant who:
• does not wish to pursue a degree at Texas A&M
• wishes to take specific undergraduate coursework
Contact the Office of Records
+(974) 4423-0078
www.exploretamuq.com
Transient
An applicant who:
• is a non-degree seeking applicant
• is a high school graduate
• may be enrolled in a post-secondary institution
• has not been denied admission to Texas A&M University at Qatar.
Contact the Office of Records
+(974) 4423-0078
www.exploretamuq.com

Freshman Admission

Definition of a Freshman

A freshman is defined as a degree-seeking applicant who has not attended a university prior to entrance into the program, or an applicant who is still in high school or in a secondary school program who may have taken university courses and received college credits as an element of the secondary school curriculum or requirements. If an applicant has enrolled in a foundation program at a college or university he or she is still considered to be a freshman. 

Items Necessary to Complete an Application File

An application is reviewed to make a decision about admission only after all items listed in this section have been received. The items must be received by the appropriate closing date to assure consideration.

Definition of a Complete Freshman Application

To be considered a candidate for freshman admission to Texas A&M at Qatar, the prospective student must formally apply by submitting all of the required documents and test scores and meeting all of the admission requirements. The information provided in this section of the catalog will help guide the candidate through the admission process. Candidates must submit all of the following information by the admission deadline to be considered for admission:

  1. Completed online application.
  2. Passport copy (resident permit if required).
  3. Official high school/secondary school transcript.
  4. Official college/university and/or Academic Bridge Program transcripts.
  5. Official test scores.
  6. Essay.
  7. Resume/curriculum vitae (CV).
  8. Reference forms.
  9. Application fee.

Specific Admission Requirements

1.  Completed application
An application for Texas A&M at Qatar can be found at www.qatar.tamu.edu/apply.

2.  Passport
Submit a legible copy of the candidate’s passport and resident permit if required.
If the candidate is a non-Qatari and resides in Qatar, the candidate must submit a copy of his or her resident permit.

3.  Official high school transcript or an official completion document from a secondary school program
Freshman applicants who have not graduated from high school or who have not completed a secondary school program at the time of application must submit a current official transcript listing all high school/secondary course work taken, credit earned, grades and, if calculated by the school, respective class rank. All will be used as an indication of the candidate’s academic preparation.

  • Freshman applicants who apply and are admitted prior to having graduated from high school or having completed their final year of secondary school must submit an official transcript that indicates the graduation or completion date prior to the first day of class in order to remain eligible to enroll.
  • Freshman and transfer applicants who have graduated at the time of application are to submit an official high school or secondary school program transcript that includes course work, credits earned, grades and class rank, and date of graduation.
  • Readmission applicants are not required to submit a high school transcript as a part of the application file.
  • To be considered official, a transcript must bear an original signature of a school official or an original school seal.
  • Transcripts in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation. Applicants who have attended more than one high school should submit official transcripts from each school attended.
  • Emailed copies are not official and will not be accepted.

4.  Official college and/or Academic Bridge Program (ABP) transcripts
An official transcript is required from every post-secondary institution attended even if the applicant did not earn credit or receive a course grade, or if the course is not transferable.  This includes attendance at the ABP and any colleges or universities. Course work from one college posted on the transcript of another college will not satisfy this requirement. Failure to acknowledge attendance and provide transcripts from all schools attended may be considered a fraudulent admissions application.

  • Official transcripts on paper are to be sent by the sending institution in a sealed envelope.  The transcript will not be considered official if the student has had access to the actual transcript.
  • Transcripts in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation.
  • Emailed copies are not official and will not be accepted.
  • Evaluation of college and university transcripts for transfer credit will be based on the transfer admission procedures outlined in this catalog.

5.  Official test scores
Either the SAT or ACT examination is required for admission consideration.

  • Priority consideration will be given to candidates who achieve a competitive test score in all sections of either examination. It is expected that all sections of these examinations will be given full attention.
  • TOEFL scores of 550 or higher on the paper-based test, a computer-based TOEFL score of 213 or higher, an Internet-based TOEFL score of 80 or higher, and an IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or higher are considered competitive. In lieu of TOEFL or IELTS, university officials may consider as a substitute an SAT-based reading and writing score of 560 (prior to March 2016, an SAT critical reading score of 500) or higher or an ACT English score of 21 or higher. Candidates whose native language is English do not have to submit TOEFL/IELTS scores.
  • TOEFL and IELTS test scores must be from a test date within two years of the planned date of enrollment. SAT and ACT scores must be from a test date within five years of the planned date of enrollment.
  • All test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency.

6.  Essay
An essay is a required element of the application form. The essay is designed to give the candidate the opportunity to present his or her uniqueness, special skills, challenges faced, and other considerations that will provide insight into the candidate.

7.  Resume/CV
In resume form, the candidate should document academic and non-academic accomplishments, achievements and recognitions. These areas include extracurricular activities, leadership roles, community service, awards, talents, sports and employment.

8.  Reference forms
Two personal reference forms must be completed and submitted by officials from the candidate’s graduating high school.  The forms can be found online at the Texas A&M at Qatar website.

9.  Application fee
The application fee is QAR 330, or $90 USD, payable to Texas A&M at Qatar.
 

The application fee is non-refundable. Applicants have the option to pay online.

All items necessary to complete the application become the property of Texas A&M at Qatar and should be sent to:
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University at Qatar Education City
P.O. Box 23874
Doha, Qatar

Notification of Application Status

Check the applicant information website at www.qatar.tamu.edu/apply to verify your application has been received and to determine if any credentials are missing. Please allow two weeks to process credentials.

The Office of Admissions will make every effort to inform applicants of incomplete files through the applicant website. If incomplete applications are received within one month of the closing date, there may not be sufficient time for the Office of Admissions to notify applicants. All items necessary to complete an application must be received by the Office of Admissions by the closing date to ensure consideration for admissions. 

Preferred Preparatory Coursework

The following list shows recommended minimum courses. Most candidates who are offered admission will have taken full advantage of the most challenging courses offered at their high school or secondary program.

  • Four years of mathematics to include algebra, geometry, algebra II, and an advanced mathematics course, with calculus being the preferred subject. 
  • Four years of science which must come from biology, chemistry, and physics. 
  • English language preparatory courses indicating a high proficiency of understanding course content and concepts taught in the English language. 

How to Be Admitted

Entry into the Texas A&M at Qatar program depends upon completion of the entire application, submission of the required supporting documents and college entrance test and placement test results, and an interview conducted by members of the Admissions Board, if applicable. All of these requirements determine admittance. Admission into the program is highly competitive. Applicants who are high achieving in all areas are most competitive for admission.

Applicants may be admitted one of three ways. Due to the limited size of the entering class, the number of students accepted from each category is limited.

1.  Academic admits
Applicants qualify for academic admission if they:

  • Successfully complete the required high school course work and achieve excellent grades.
  • Achieve minimum college entrance tests as follows:
    • SAT math score of 670 or ACT math score of 29.
    • IELTS score of 7 or TOEFL score of 100.
  • Students who do not submit TOEFL or IELTS scores must submit a minimum SAT English-based reading and writing score of 660 (prior to March 2016 an SAT critical reading score of 600) and achieve a combined SAT math and critical reading score of 1360, or the ACT English and composite score equivalents.

Students will be admitted according to availability of spots.

2.  Review admits
If an applicant does not qualify for academic admission, the complete application file will be considered through an extensive holistic review. Factors considered include:

  • Academic achievements — class rank, school curriculum and required course work, and college admission test scores.
  • Personal achievements — involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, leadership, employment and summer activities, as well as any talents, awards and honors.
  • Information shared in essays and resumes.

Students will be admitted according to availability of spots.

3.  Provisional admission into the Aggie Gateway Program
The program is designed to offer high-achieving students from Qatar and the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) (as well as other countries if space is available) who do not quite meet the minimum test scores the chance to enroll in courses at Texas A&M at Qatar for 12 months. Once students meet the criteria of the Aggie Gateway Program, they can become full-time engineering students.

Students will be admitted according to availability of spots.

Placement Tests

Texas A&M at Qatar will administer placement tests to admitted students.  Each accepted student may be required to participate in English and/or Mathematics placement exams. Details regarding the exams will be provided once a student has committed to the university.

Application Calendar and Notification

Freshman application to Texas A&M at Qatar usually occurs from September 1 through March 1. Priority consideration will be given to those candidates who submit a completed application early. Failure to meet the application deadline will disqualify the applicant from admission.

Candidates will be notified of acceptance once admission decisions are made, which is usually in May. New student orientation will occur the week prior to the start of classes, with dates to be announced, and attendance is mandatory for those admitted. Classes normally start in August.

Candidates admitted to Texas A&M at Qatar will be notified by telephone or email, followed by a written admission confirmation letter mailed to the student’s home address or collected at the Office of Admissions. Candidates denied admission will be notified by email and/or postal correspondence to the permanent address specified on the application for admission.

When to Apply

Students currently enrolled in high school or secondary school program who wish to be considered for admission to Texas A&M University at Qatar should apply while in their senior or final year of their high school or secondary school program. Candidates are strongly encouraged to take the necessary college entrance examinations before the beginning of their final year in high school or secondary school.

Additional English Proficiency Requirements for Admitted Undergraduate Students Whose Native Language Is Not English

The criteria for admission into Texas A&M at Qatar differ slightly for those students whose native language is not English. These applicants must demonstrate the ability to speak, write and understand the English language. Undergraduate students may meet this requirement in one of the following ways:

  1. Have an official TOEFL score of 600 on the paper-based test, or 100 on the Internet-based test.
  2. Have an official IELTS score of 7.0 on the overall band.
  3. Have an official SAT critical reading score of 500 or ACT English score of 21.
  4. Transfer from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education with at least 30 semester credit hours, including the equivalent to Texas A&M ENGL 103 or ENGL 104 with a grade of C or better.
  5. Achieve English language proficiency verification by taking an English language proficiency or placement examination prior to enrolling for the first semester at Texas A&M at Qatar. (If foundation English is required, the student will be enrolled in a pre-university English course, which will extend the time required to complete a degree.)

Transfer Admission

Transfer admission will be considered if the applicant has a successful record of proven academic rigor from a university whose accreditation is recognized by Texas A&M. Applicants wishing to transfer to Texas A&M at Qatar should have completed 24 transferable hours at the time of application and must have at least a 2.5 grade point ratio (GPR). Transfer admission decisions are very competitive; thus, admission standards are not known until the review for admission occurs. Preference is given to the applicant with the highest GPR and credit hours. Applicants who drop or withdraw from courses frequently and who do not achieve satisfactory grades routinely will be at a disadvantage in the review for admission. The entire application, including the essay, is considered in reviewing the transfer applicant for admission. Applicants with less than a 2.5 GPR will be denied admission. Only the most qualified transfer candidates will be admitted. For more transfer admission information, please visit the website at exploretamuq.com.

Definition of a Complete Transfer Application

To be considered a candidate for transfer admission to Texas A&M University at Qatar, the prospective student must formally apply by submitting all of the required documents and meeting all of the admissions requirements. Candidates must submit all of the following information by the deadline to be considered for admission:

  1. Completed online application.
  2. Passport copy (resident permit if required).
  3. Official high school/secondary school transcript.
  4. Official college/university and/or Academic Bridge Program transcripts.
  5. Official test scores.
  6. Essay.
  7. Resume/curriculum vitae (CV).
  8. Application fee.

For additional information, see Specific Admissions Requirements listed above. SAT/ACT scores are recommended but not required.

Additional Information for Transfer Applicants

1.  At least a 2.0 GPR on course work in progress during the semester (excluding summer terms) immediately prior to enrollment at Texas A&M is a condition of admission.

2.  Grades for all transferable courses are used in the computation of the GPR. This includes:

  • Failing grades, repeated courses, Withdraw Failing (WF), Incomplete, etc.
  • Grades reported as Incomplete are computed as Fs.
  • Plus and minus grade designations are not used; C+ is computed as a C, B- as a B, etc.

3.  Credit-by-examination courses that are transcripted from other colleges or universities may be transferred if sequential course work with credit is also indicated. If there is evidence that the credit-by-examination courses are part of the student’s program of study at that institution, credit will be awarded for those courses that meet the transfer guidelines.

4.  Course work taken as credit-by-examination must be listed as a specific course on an official college transcript to be considered in the admissions process and for transfer of credit.

Transfer Course Credit Policy

Transfer credit on coursework completed at the time of application to Texas A&M University at Qatar is determined when an official transcript from the originating institution is presented as part of the application for admission or readmission process, An official transcript is required from every post-secondary institution attended (including dual credit earned in high school) even if the applicant did not earn credit or receive a course grade, or if the course is not transferable. 

The transfer of course credit will be determined by the Office of Records on a course-by-course basis. Credit submitted for transfer must be on an official transcript received by the Office of Records from the Registrar of the institution where the credit was earned. Course content will be determined from the catalog description or the syllabus. The transferability of credit decision will be based on the criteria as specified by Texas A&M University (see Transfer Course Credit Policies for more information). All criteria are to be considered together; for example, criterion 10 may be qualified by criterion 7.

Credit from Non-Accredited Schools

Students who transfer to Texas A&M from an institution of higher education that is not accredited by one of the regional accrediting associations may validate the work taken at the institution by one of the following methods:

  1. Successful completion of a comprehensive departmental examination or nationally standardized examination that is approved by the department.
  2. Successful completion of a higher level course in the same subject area when approved by the head of the department and the dean of the college.

Credit will be given to students transferring from non-accredited public colleges in Texas for work completed with grades of C or better if they earn a grade point of 2.0 (C average) on the first 30 hours of residence work at Texas A&M.

Credit from Foreign Institutions

Transfer work from institutions following other than the U.S. educational system with instruction in English will be evaluated on an individual basis. A-level examinations with a grade of C or better will transfer. Baccalaureate II examinations will not transfer; however, these students may take placement and proficiency examinations to receive credit by examination. Credit will be given for work satisfactorily completed in an international institution offering programs recognized by Texas A&M. Official credentials submitted directly from the Office of Records and a listing of courses completed and grades awarded must accompany any request for transfer credit. Transfer work will be awarded by course title unless previous arrangements have been made using the Texas A&M at Qatar equivalency form or the course has been evaluated and approved as transferable to Texas A&M at Qatar. Courses must be equivalent in character and content to courses offered at Texas A&M at Qatar. Credit will not be awarded from international institutions that are not academically accredited by the Ministry of Education or other appropriate authority in the home country.

No English composition courses will be transferred from institutions located in non-English-speaking countries. American history and American political science (government) courses will not transfer from foreign institutions outside the United States.

Courses taken at language training centers or institutes are generally not awarded transfer credit. A transcript from such an institution must be issued through the Office of the Registrar at a Texas A&M–recognized university, institute or language training center. Credentials of all language training centers and institutes are carefully checked.

Admission Criteria for Other Application Types

Readmission Criteria

Admission decisions for readmission are based on the following:

  • GPA on Texas A&M University at Qatar coursework;
  • GPA on coursework since leaving Texas A&M University at Qatar;
  • Desired major; and
  • Information presented in the application and essay/statement of purpose if provided.

If you were previously admitted but did not enroll and attend class through the official census date, you do not qualify as a readmit, and you must apply as either a freshman or transfer student.

If you were previously enrolled at Texas A&M University at Qatar but did not attend class through the official census date of the previous long semester, then you must apply for readmission.

Transcripts from institutions attended since the last enrollment at Texas A&M University at Qatar are required. Please contact the Office of Admissions for readmission deadlines. 

Post-baccalaureate Undergraduate Criteria

Admission is limited and is intended for applicants with a degree who wish to apply for further study at the undergraduate level to pursue a second bachelor’s degree.

Additional requirements to complete a post-baccalaureate application:

  • an official transcript indicating the receipt of a recognized baccalaureate degree
  • a statement explaining why enrollment at Texas A&M University at Qatar is necessary
  • official transcripts from all colleges attended (official high school transcript not required)

Admission decisions for post-baccalaureate undergraduates consider:

  • GPA on transferable college coursework
  • completion of prerequisite coursework
  • information presented in the application

Priority is given to qualified applicants for their initial degree; therefore, post-baccalaureate undergraduate admission may be limited or may not be available. 

Transient-Session Only Criteria

Admission is considered for applicants who wish to attend one specific session only and who present appropriate credentials for the level of specified coursework and apply within the processing period for the specific session.

Additional requirements to complete a transient-session only application include:

  • A statement explaining why enrollment at Texas A&M University at Qatar is desired.
  • An official college transcript showing the latest collegiate coursework attempted.

Change of Curriculum to Another Campus

Texas A&M offers certain undergraduate degrees at two branch campuses in addition to the main campus. While enrolled as a student in residence at any one of the Texas A&M locations, students may apply for a change of curriculum to another campus for a future semester. Students must comply with the established change of curriculum procedures and requirements of their desired major, department, and college, and space must be available. Final approval is granted by the academic dean or departmental advisor for that major.

Suspected Fraudulent Admissions Applications

Applicants for admission to Texas A&M University at Qatar should be aware that the information submitted will be relied upon by university officials to determine their status for admission and residency. By signing and submitting an admission application, the applicant certifies that the information in, and submitted with, the application is complete and correct and may be verified by university officials. 

All students applying to Texas A&M University are expected to follow the Aggie Code of Honor which states “An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal nor tolerate those who do.” Applicants found to have misrepresented themselves or submitted false information on the application will receive appropriate disciplinary action which may include rejection of the application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment or any other appropriate disciplinary action deemed necessary. In all instances of disciplinary action, the application fee is non-refundable.

Pursuant to the 2018-2019 undergraduate catalog and Texas A&M student rule 24.4.1, acts of dishonesty include but are not limited to:

  • Withholding material information from the University, misrepresenting the truth during a University investigation or student conduct conference, and/or making false statements to any University official.
  • Furnishing false information to and/or withholding information from any University official, faculty member, or office.
  • Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or instrument of identification.

For prospective undergraduate students (admitted but not enrolled), the initial determination of whether an individual has submitted a fraudulent application will be made by the Assistant Director of Admissions, with a right of appeal to the Director of Admissions for undergraduate students. For prospective graduate students, initial appeals will be made to the Executive Director of Graduate Studies.

For enrolled students, the initial determination of whether a student submitted a fraudulent application will be made by the Director of Records, with final right of appeal to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs or Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Affairs

Any University official who suspects that a prospective or enrolled student has submitted a fraudulent admission application must notify the Director of Admissions or Director of Records.

Tuition and Fees for Texas A&M University at Qatar

Tuition and Fees

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Financial Obligation for Graduating Students

Citations

Cancelling of Registration

Fees for Special Items or Services

Application Fees

Confirmation Fees

Diploma Fees

Refund Policy

Financial Assistance/Scholarships

Tuition and Fees

As a state institution, Texas A&M has held firmly to the premise that the Qatar campus should remain affordable, and therefore should follow the same tuition and fee structure as that of the main campus. All tuition and fee amounts provided herein represent the most accurate figures available at the time of this publication and are subject to change without notice.

Full details on tuition rates are available at www.qatar.tamu.edu/students/tuition-financial-aid-and-scholarships.

Educational expenses for the nine academic months will vary according to personal needs. University rules regarding tuition and fees and all related payments in place at the time of publishing are reflected here. All are subject to change.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Students must meet all financial obligations to the university by their due dates. Officials at Texas A&M at Qatar calculate the appropriate tuition and fees of each student enrolled, and the Qatar Foundation issues to each student his or her respective tuition statement. Students are then responsible for making payment to the Qatar Foundation’s cashier office. Students will receive their invoices via their Texas A&M at Qatar email addresses. Failure to pay amounts owed may result in cancellation of the student’s registration and being barred from future enrollment and receiving official transcripts. Qatar Foundation policy requires that tuition and fees be paid as early as possible in the semester. Arrangements for paying tuition in installments should be made with the Academic Services Office.

Financial Obligation for Graduating Students

According to Texas A&M University Student Rules and Chapter § 54.007 (c) of the Texas Education Code, all financial obligations owed to the university and/or to the Qatar Foundation must be paid by the end of the semester. Failure to settle all financial obligations will result in withholding a student’s diploma at graduation. Additionally, a block will be placed on the student’s account, which will prohibit registration in subsequent semesters and the receipt of official transcripts.

Citations

  • Section 14.15 of the Texas A&M University Student Rules states “The student must have settled all financial obligations to the University.”
  • Chapter § 54.007 (c) of the Texas Education Code states “A student who fails to make payment prior to the end of the semester may be denied credit for the work done that semester.”

Cancelling of Registration

Once students have registered for classes and subsequently wish to withdraw from the university prior to the first day of classes, they must do the following to prevent being charged tuition/fees for the term:

  1. Contact the Office of Records prior to the first day of classes and complete a withdrawal form indicating the intent to officially withdraw from the university.
  2. Contact the Academic Services Office.
  3. Contact the sponsoring agency if the student is sponsored.

Following this procedure is especially important for students in order to prevent being assessed tuition/fees for the term even if the student has decided not to attend. Failure to request cancellation of an unwanted registration may result in grades of F or I in all courses for the semester. The student will be held responsible for paying all fees for the semester, regardless of whether he or she attended classes.

Cancellation for Nonpayment of Tuition or Fees

If notified by the Qatar Foundation of nonpayment, the university reserves the right to cancel registration for any semester in which a student is enrolled.

Fees for Special Items or Services

Application Fees

The application-for-admission fee for undergraduate and graduate applicant is: QAR 330, or $90 USD, and is non-refundable.

Confirmation Fee

A non-refundable fee of QAR 330, or $90 USD, is assessed to students who confirm their acceptance into Texas A&M at Qatar at the time the letter of commitment to enroll at the university is submitted.

Diploma Fee

A non-refundable fee per degree sought is assessed the semester a student applies for graduation. This fee is payable each time a student applies for graduation. A late diploma fee is charged at the rate of QAR 185, or $50 USD, in addition to the diploma fee above, to those who apply for graduation after the set deadline.

Refund Policy

Withdrawal from Texas A&M at Qatar

Once registered for classes, a student is considered officially enrolled unless otherwise restricted from enrolling. Stopping payment to the Qatar Foundation or allowing the check or bank draft to be returned unpaid by the bank for any reason does not constitute official withdrawal. The withdrawal process is specified in the section “Cancelling of Registration.” A withdrawal form found online at www.qatar.tamu.edu/students/office-of-records/student-forms explains exactly what the student needs to do. Failure to follow procedures for withdrawing from the university may result in financial penalties and delays with future enrollment, and course work may be recorded as incomplete and failed. Once a student registers, he or she is responsible for the total cost of the tuition and fees assessed if the withdrawal process is not followed properly, and refunds will occur only within the specified refund time periods as listed in the section “Tuition and Fee Adjustments.” Recipients of Qatar Foundation financial assistance should talk to a financial aid representative at the Qatar Foundation before withdrawing. Sponsored students should talk to a representative from their respective sponsoring agency prior to withdrawing.

Tuition and Fee Adjustments

Fall and Spring Semester and Eight-Week Summer Semester

By 4 p.m. on the last business day before the first day of class 100%
During the first five class days 80%
During the second five class days 70%
During the third five class days 50%
During the fourth five class days 25%
After the fourth five class days None

Five-Week Summer Term

By 4 p.m. on the last business day before the first day of class 100%
During the first, second or third class day 80%
During the fourth, fifth or sixth class day 50%
Seventh day of class and thereafter None

Financial Assistance/Scholarships

The financial assistance program is designed for all students who have a demonstrated financial need for assistance to meet college expenses and who are making satisfactory academic progress, as defined by the policies of the Qatar Foundation Financial Services Office's financial aid agreement that students sign upon receiving financial assistance. Texas A&M at Qatar submits academic program reports to Qatar Foundation, following the guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). University scholarships, on a limited basis, are available to selected students and are also awarded based on academic excellence. Students who are on conduct probation are not eligible for university-awarded scholarships.

In determining the type and amount of financial assistance necessary to meet a student’s financial need, Qatar Foundation expects parents to make a maximum effort to assist with college expenses. The financial assistance resources of Qatar Foundation and university scholarships should be viewed only as supplementary to the financial resources of the applicant and family.

Only those students who have been accepted for enrollment into the university may apply for Qatar Foundation financial aid and/or for university scholarships. Information about Qatar Foundation financial aid can be found at www.qatar.tamu.edu/students/tuition-financial-aid-and-scholarships.

Services for Qatar Campus Students

Academic Advising

The Academic Success Collaborative

Aggie Life 101 for New and Transferring Undergraduates (Orientation)

The Association of Former Students

Campus Safety and Security

Career Services

Critical Incident Response Team

Disability Services

The Engineering Enrichment Program

Global Educational Opportunities

Information Technology

Leadership Activities

The Texas A&M Qatar Campus Library

Student Affairs

Student Activities

Student Government Association

Student Wellness and Counseling

Ombudsperson

On-Campus Housing

Academic Advising

The primary purpose of academic advising at Texas A&M at Qatar is to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their personal abilities and goals. The ultimate responsibility for making decisions about personal goals and educational plans rests with the individual student. The academic advisor assists by helping to identify and assess alternatives and the consequences of decisions. Academic advising is a continuous process of clarification and evaluation.

The objectives for academic advising for the university and its component units include facilitating the following for each student:

  • Clarifying personal and career goals.
  • Developing suitable educational plans.
  • Selecting appropriate courses and other educational experiences.
  • Interpreting institutional requirements.
  • Increasing student awareness of available educational resources.
  • Evaluating student progress toward established goals.
  • Enhancing decision-making skills.
  • Reinforcing responsible student self-direction.
  • Using referrals to other institutional and community support services, where appropriate.

The advising system of Texas A&M Qatar Campus includes professional staff advisors, faculty liaisons and administrators working together to ensure the total educational development of students by meeting intellectual, academic, personal and career needs. All students are required to meet with an academic advisor each semester in order to register for classes in the subsequent semester, or they will be blocked from registration.

More information can be found at https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/students/academic-services/academic-advising

The Academic Success Collaborative

The Academic Success Collaborative (ASC) welcomes all students seeking to enhance their academic skills and to engage in deep learning. The ASC staff, which includes peer tutors and professional writing consultants, offers one-to-one tutoring and small-group collaborations that cover topics/subjects including writing, mathematics, physics, chemistry, core introductory and sophomore-level engineering courses, presentation skills, and digital composing. The ASC team also provides support for students who want to improve their overall study skills.

More information can be found at asc.qatar.tamu.edu.

Aggie Life 101 for New and Transferring Undergraduates (Orientation)

Each year, Aggie Life 101 is held for undergraduate students entering Texas A&M at Qatar. New students are required to attend Aggie Life 101 in order to accept their offer of admission and register for classes. Families are encouraged to attend Aggie Life 101 with their students and participate in sessions designed especially for them to learn more about what their student will be experiencing as a new Aggie.

Aggie Life 101 provides students with the tools they will need to get started on their careers at Texas A&M at Qatar and offers a chance to learn about the many opportunities available to members of the Aggie community. During this program, new students will meet with academic advisors, register for their first semester courses, and learn the traditions and values of being a Texas A&M Aggie student. Since their first year is important to their continued success at Texas A&M at Qatar, the program will acquaint new students with student life activities and services available at the university. In addition, Aggie Life 101 offers social programs that provide students an opportunity to interact with other students. Each year, current students volunteer as orientation leaders to help new students and their families connect with Texas A&M at Qatar. For questions concerning Aggie Life 101, please contact the Department of Student Affairs at dsa@qatar.tamu.edu or (+974) 4423-0047.

The Association of Former Students

www.AggieNetwork.com

  • Aggie Ring.
  • Alumni Services, Giving and Events.
  • Traveling Aggies.

Campus Safety and Security

  • In an emergency situation dial 4454.0999 from within Education City or 999 from outside Education City.
  • Report incidents immediately to Texas A&M University at Qatar security (333 from a Texas A&M Engineering Building phone or +974.4423.0333 from a mobile or outside phone).

Information on campus safety and security; as well as the Annual Security Report is located here

Career Services

The Career Services Office offers advising and assistance to students seeking internships and full-time employment, while supporting the recruiting initiatives of local and international companies. Career Services assists students as they prepare for their job searches by coordinating informational sessions and workshops on topics such as resume writing, interviewing skills and career readiness. The office also hosts two annual recruiting events, the Career Networking Event at Texas A&M at Qatar and the spring career fair in collaboration with all Education City universities. A variety of guest speakers from industry are hosted each year. Students learn about opportunities in specific companies and on general issues related to the workplace. The Career Services Office provides students with other opportunities for industry engagement ranging from corporate competitions to participation in local and regional conferences.

More information can be found at https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/students/career-services

Critical Incident Response Team

The purpose of the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is to respond to incidents involving Texas A&M at Qatar students and to serve as the university contact when students are involved in incidents away from the campus.

Texas A&M at Qatar is committed to providing an educational climate that is conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual. Even with a small university community, Texas A&M at Qatar and the Department of Student Affairs realize that crises, or critical incidents, will occur and that these crises can have a significant effect on the entire university, Education City and local communities. Such critical incidents require an effective and timely response. The Department of Student Affairs has developed CIRT consisting of Texas A&M at Qatar staff to best respond to these critical student incidents. CIRT can be reached at (+974) 4423-0333.

The goals of CIRT are as follows:

  • To coordinate the university’s response to critical incidents involving students while paying special attention to the safety and security needs of members of the university community.
  • To offer counseling, guidance and appropriate support to members of the university community, their families and university caregivers.
  • To use critical incidents, when appropriate, as teachable moments that may enhance the quality of life for all those touched by critical incidents.

Disability Services

The mission of Disability Services is to ensure accessibility for all students to University programs. The Department of Student Affairs Counseling and Wellness Program administers Disability Services at Texas A&M University at Qatar. Disability Services, with the assistance of Disability Services at Texas A&M University, offers accommodations counseling, evaluation referral, disability-related information, and adaptive technology counseling and equipment for academically related purposes. Although Disability Services does not offer disability evaluation and/or testing, tutoring, personal expenses, attendants or scholarships, we will provide referral information.

More information can be found at https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/students/student-affairs/disability-services

The Engineering Enrichment Program

The Engineering Enrichment Program (EEP) is designed to drive innovation and entrepreneurship and empower students with an exceptional engineering experience. The program offers a series of short training courses throughout the year, providing more hands-on experience in different engineering fields such as; electronics, fabrication, machining, and programming. It inspires students and enriches their knowledge with new valuable skills to become experts and make a difference. Students will have the chance to complement their engineering degree with additional certifications and participate in international competitions. This program encourages all students to build competencies and share big ideas, as they work towards becoming unique engineering leaders.

More information can be found at https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/students/engineering-enrichment-program.       

Global Educational Opportunities

Higher education is not immune to the trend of globalization. To adapt to this phenomenon and prepare graduates for an increasingly interdependent global community, Texas A&M University at Qatar is committed to providing global learning opportunities for all students. Whether it be study abroad programs, service-learning trips, research abroad, language training, international conferences or workshops, or global leadership programs, students at Texas A&M University at Qatar can choose from a variety of experiences that can increase their cultural competence, expand their global worldview, and augment their marketability in a rapidly globalizing world. Some opportunities on offer are as follows:

Study Abroad

Texas A&M University at Qatar students are able to study in a variety of different locations and countries. The flagship program is an exchange with the Texas A&M main campus in College Station, Texas. This program is offered every semester and the summer session. The program operates as a cohort model, and students are selected through a competitive application process. Texas A&M University at Qatar assists in arranging flights, housing, transportation and university check-ins.

Texas A&M University at Qatar students are also eligible to participate in programs on offer through the Study Abroad Programs Office operated by the main campus. Students can choose from many different disciplines, programs and countries. These programs can differ in length from summer sessions, semester-long programs or intersessions.

Faculty-Led Programs

Every year, Texas A&M faculty lead a group of students on a global academic experience. Traveling with a faculty mentor, a group of students will travel to an international location, be exposed to engineering topics in a global context, and experience a different culture. Often, students will be joined by fellow Texas A&M students from the main campus and students from the host institution. Faculty-led programs provide students a rich experience that can impact their academic and professional careers by providing them with unique networking opportunities and an enriching cultural experience that can assist with increasing cultural competence.

Research Exchange for Undergraduates

Texas A&M University is a division I research institution. Boasting some of the world’s renowned faculty, Texas A&M University is known for producing groundbreaking research. Students at Texas A&M University at Qatar are eligible to participate in the Research Exchange for Undergraduates, a program designed to partner Texas A&M at Qatar students with a faculty member on the main campus in College Station. This experience can allow students to understand engineering research in a global context and contribute to the growing field of knowledge. This program will provide students an opportunity to network with faculty members on the main campus, experience a new culture, and have the potential to publish their research.

Information Technology

The mission of the Information Technology (IT) department is to provide a robust, secure and innovative environment that supports Texas A&M University at Qatar’s goals in teaching and lifelong learning, research, and engagement. IT strives to embody and uphold Texas A&M’s tradition of organizational excellence. The department is comprised of five groups that provide over 75 services to faculty, staff and students.

Educational Technology

The Educational Technology group serves faculty and students by promoting and assisting in the use of technology for instruction. Providing systems such as eCampus and Echo360 Lecture Capture, the group also manages classroom technologies and academic software including audiovisual systems.

Enterprise Applications

The Enterprise Applications (EA) group performs business process analysis and develops, administers, and maintains automation to achieve greater efficiencies. EA oversees all electronic communication with the Texas-based administrative systems for student information, financial accounting and payroll, including troubleshooting the processes, applications, and data feeds employed and ensuring secure operation. EA also provides support for many of the university’s web resources, including Marhaba, the intranet portal.

Network and Security

The Network and Security group provides and manages the network, telecommunications and security infrastructure of the branch campus. The group ensures compliance with all laws, policies, procedures, guidelines and industry best practices for operating and securing the Texas A&M at Qatar network. The group strives to increase community awareness regarding cyber-security, prevent cyber-attacks, and remediate the effects of viruses, worms, spyware and other malware.

Service Desk

The Service Desk provides a single point of contact for all IT-related queries, service requests and communications. The team provides user orientation and training. The Service Desk proactively communicates information regarding IT services, updates and policies.

Systems Engineering

The Systems Engineering group is responsible for providing computing infrastructure and services. This team maintains and supports mission-critical systems including physical and virtual infrastructure, directory and authentication services, file and database services, e-mail services, data backups and disaster recovery, data center monitoring, desktop and server security, and print services.

Leadership Activities

The Department of Student Affairs offers a wide variety of leadership development programs that provide an excellent opportunity for students to develop personal leadership in a global and intercultural context. The Student Leadership Exchange Program takes place every spring break and allows a group of student leaders from the Doha campus to visit the College Station campus during their spring break and then a group of student leaders from College Station to visit Doha during their spring break. An emphasis is placed on these students using their Aggie connection to communicate across cultural differences and build leadership. The Department of Student Affairs offers service opportunities each year for students to give back to others. The most well known of these is the Aggie Service Learning Experience, which is an international service trip that allows Aggies to use collective strengths and talents in order to meet an expressed community need while learning about another culture and expanding personal horizons. Additional programs include LeaderShape, which is a six-day residential experience focused on introducing student leadership concepts to all students and challenges them to be a force for change within their student organizations and communities.

The Texas A&M Qatar Campus Library

The Texas A&M Qatar Campus Library supports the teaching, research and outreach missions of the university in an environment that fosters learning and inquiry. A core professional collection of over 7,000 titles is complemented by a basic collection in the arts and humanities of around 3,000 volumes. Students may also request books and journal articles from the five libraries on the main campus, where there is a print collection of around 5 million volumes.

Extensive online resources are available to students both within the library and on desktop or mobile devices via remote access. This includes more than 100,000 electronic journals and newspaper titles, over 1,000 databases, and more than 1.3 million electronic books.

Students can locate books and thousands of journals by author, title, subject and keyword using the basic online catalog, LibCat, at libcat.tamu.edu. Alternately, they can use the time-saving multi-search tool Quick Search, which allows searching of multiple databases at one time.

An experienced librarian is also available Texas hours via online chat, which is a great way to get help when starting a research project. GetItForMe is a document delivery service that supplies print books or electronic copies of journal articles and book chapters free of charge to all students. Print books borrowed from the main campus generally arrive in five to 10 working days. Electronic copy is usually emailed within two working days. Material not available from the main campus libraries can often be obtained either from other libraries in Qatar or around the world. Professional librarians are also available on campus to teach individuals and groups how to use library tools and resources.

More information can be found at library.qatar.tamu.edu.

Department of Student Affairs

The mission of the Department of Student Affairs at Texas A&M at Qatar is to create a vibrant campus culture that:

  • Embodies the Texas A&M Core Values.
  • Resonates with Aggie Spirit.
  • Upholds Qatar’s unique, rich culture.
  • Promotes the holistic and intercultural development of students.
  • Prepares students for excellence in the engineering discipline in a diverse global society.

If students experience problems or difficulties or just need advice about where to go for assistance, they are encouraged to contact the Department of Student Affairs at dsa@qatar.tamu.edu or (+974) 4423-0047.

More information can be found at https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/students/student-affairs/

Student Activities

The Department of Student Affairs empowers students to organize into recognized clubs and organizations and plan their own campus activities. Program coordinators within the department advise student organizations and assist them in managing their own events.

Involvement in one or more of the university’s 30-plus organizations can add an important dimension to one’s college experience. It is a way to balance one’s life, meet new people, and develop interpersonal and leadership skills. In addition, prospective employers often look at what students have accomplished and experienced outside of their course work. The recognized student organizations include the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, the Qatari Student Association, and many others. The recognized student organizations include a variety of events such as business meetings, conferences, social events, sponsored guest speakers, workshops and field trips. For all these reasons, Student Affairs supports the belief that students can learn from experiences as well as from textbooks.

University sports teams are part of the activities offered and include basketball, soccer and cricket for men and basketball and soccer for women. Tryouts will be held for these teams each fall semester.

Student Government Association

The representative governing body for all students at Texas A&M at Qatar is the Student Government Association (SGA). This body is directly responsible for representing the interests of students to the administration and to the entire university community. SGA works with the administration on issues of concern to the general student population.

SGA consists of three representatives elected from each class, committee chairs, a vice president and the student body president. These officers are elected annually in April. SGA can be reached by email at SGA@qatar.tamu.edu.

More information can be found at https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/students/student-affairs/student-involvement-opportunities/student-government-association

Student Wellness and Counseling

The Student Wellness and Counseling Programs promote the process of developing a healthy lifestyle. By participating in awareness activities, educational programs and counseling, Aggies can enhance their personal wellness with improved physical health, emotional stability, supportive relationships, spiritual growth and academic/career satisfaction. Services for students in the Wellness Program include academic skills counseling and testing, career counseling and testing, personal counseling, stress management and biofeedback, outreach programming, crisis and consultation, and disability services.

More information can be found at https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/students/student-affairs/health-and-wellness/

Ombudsperson

Based in the Office of Student Affairs, the Undergraduate Ombuds assists students with resolving conflicts on an informal and confidential basis. The Ombuds is equally open and accessible to all parties in disputes that may arise when there are differing expectations or conflicting policies regarding academic issues. Such occurrences may happen to undergraduates in their roles as students, employees, interns, or in many of the other roles that affect their education. Students should visit the Department of Student Affairs in the Texas A&M Engineering Building for more information regarding Ombuds services. 

On-Campus Housing

Student housing in Education City is available to students enrolled full time at Texas A&M at Qatar on a first-come, first-served basis. Preference is given to those students who do not live in Qatar.  In order to apply for student housing, students must complete a housing request through the Department of Student Affairs. In order to consider the application complete, students must also submit a refundable damage deposit of QAR 2,000.

Applications received without the deposit will be returned. Prior to receiving access to their assigned room each semester, students are required to pay the balance of their housing fees for the upcoming semester.

There are separate residence halls for male and female students. In addition, students have access to a communal lounge with computers, printers, cable television, DVDs, and video in each residential area. Laundry facilities with washers and dryers are available. Wireless Internet is available throughout the residence halls.

A Qatar Foundation Housing and Residence Life professional (residence hall directors [RHDs]) and student staff (community development advisors [CDAs]) work closely with student residents to maintain a safe, comfortable and healthy living-learning environment.

The RHD is a full-time professional staff member available to help students with life transitions associated with living in a community residential environment and the transition to college. The RHDs are responsible for the supervision of student staff members known as CDAs. CDAs are student leaders who have been selected because of their maturity and knowledge of the Education City community. They are a resource available to the students in the residence halls, and their primary focus is to facilitate the development of a strong living-learning community in the halls.

For more information about student housing, please send an email to housing@qf.org.qa, and a Qatar Foundation Student Affairs professional will be in touch to answer any questions.

Texas A&M University at Qatar Facilities

The Texas A&M University at Qatar engineering building is one of the most advanced facilities for engineering education in the world. Designed by the famous father-son Mexican architect team Legoretta + Legoretta, the 55,000 square meter (592,000 square feet) facility combines modernist elements with traditional Islamic architectural motifs. The building is fully wireless and features high-tech classrooms, teaching laboratories and computer laboratories. The research rotunda provides additional research laboratories that give future Aggie engineers firsthand experience.

Texas A&M Qatar campus’s home in Education City also includes a library with a core professional collection of 10,000 titles and a number of journals and DVDs relating to the liberal arts, humanities, and basic sciences. Students also have access to books and journals from the libraries on the main campus, from collections that exceed 5 million volumes. Extensive online resources are available to students in the library and remotely, including more than 2 million electronic books and thousands of subscription electronic journals and databases.

University Statement for Individuals with Disabilities

Texas A&M University (TAMU) is committed to maintaining an accessible campus community and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students, faculty, staff and visitors. TAMU does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended. 

Students are protected from discrimination regarding access to and participation in TAMU’s programs and activities.  TAMU provides academic adjustments and auxiliary aides to accommodate needs of students with disabilities, as defined under the law, who are otherwise qualified to meet the institution’s academic requirements. 

Students with disabilities who would like to request accommodations may contact the following:

  • TAMU and Texas A&M Health Science Center’s (TAMHSC) College of Nursing and School of Public Health should contact Disability Services (979) 845-1637 or disability@tamu.edu.
  • TAMHSC College of Dentistry should contact the Office of Academic Affairs (214) 828-8207.
  • TAMU at Galveston (TAMUG) should contact Counseling and Career Services (409) 740-4736 or studentservices@tamug.edu.
  • TAMU at Qatar (TAMUQ) should contact the campus psychologist, Dr. Steve Wilson +974-4423-0047 or stephen.wilson@qatar.tamu.edu.

Students with disabilities who believe they have experienced discrimination may contact the TAMU ADA Coordinator at ADA.Coordinator@tamu.edu (979) 845-8116 or any of the following campus contacts:

For more information about disability accommodations, see TAMU Student Rule 46, Disability Accommodations in Academic Programs or TAMUG Student Rule 46, Disability Accommodations in Academic Programs.

University Statement on Harassment and Discrimination

Texas A&M University (TAMU) provides equal opportunity to all employees, students, applicants for employment or admission, and the public regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.  TAMU will promptly investigate complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or related retaliation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

Students who have questions or believe they have experienced illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, and/or related retaliation are encouraged to contact:

For more information regarding Discrimination or Sexual Harassment, see TAMU Student Rules 26. Student Conduct Proceedings or 45. Discrimination and Discrimination Appeals or 47. Investigation and Resolution of Complaints Against Texas A&M Students for Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Related Retaliation (SSDDSR), or TAMU at Galveston Student Rules 45. Discrimination and Discrimination Appeals or 47. Sexual Harassment and Related Retaliation.  

Aggie Honor Code

Integrity is a fundamental core value of Texas A&M University at Qatar. Academic integrity requires a commitment by all faculty, students, and administrators to:

  • Remain constantly focused on the quality of the academic programs;
  • Achieve and maintain academic excellence in all courses and programs to assure the value of Texas A&M University at Qatar degrees;
  • Demand high academic standards from all members of the Aggie community.

All Texas A&M University at Qatar students, graduate and undergraduate, part-time or full-time, in residence or in distance education, are expected to follow the guiding rule of the Aggie Honor Code:

"An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do."

Upon accepting admission to Texas A&M University at Qatar, a student immediately assumes a commitment to uphold the Honor Code, to accept responsibility for learning, and to follow the follow the philosophy and rules of the Honor System, which may be found at https://aggiehonor.tamu.edu/. A student will be required to state his/her commitment on examinations, research papers, and other academic work. Ignorance of the rules does not exclude any member of the Texas A&M community from the requirements or the process of the Honor System. 

Academic Services at Texas A&M University at Qatar, in conjunction with the Honor System Office at Texas A&M, is charged with promotion of the honor code and administration of academic misconduct cases. Academic integrity violations are taken seriously, and are adjudicated by the Academic Services Office (ASO).  ASO is responsible for educating the campus community regarding the Aggie Honor Code, responding to academic violation reports, and facilitating remediation efforts for students found to be in violation of the Aggie Honor Code. The website, https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/students/academic-services/aggie-honor-system, defines the types of infractions and the possible consequences. Students are urged to review this information.

In addition to adherence to the Honor Code, a student (graduate students in particular) who is completing a thesis, record of study, dissertation, and publication may fall under the additional federal requirements promulgated by the Office of Research Integrity (Scientific Misconduct Regulations – 42 CFR part 50), as well as Texas A&M System Regulations and Texas A&M University Rules (Texas A&M System Regulations – Ethics in Research and Scholarship – 15.99.03, and Texas A&M University rules and standard administrative procedures – Responsible Conduct in Research and Scholarship – 15.99.03.M1, 15.99.03.M1.01-06).

University Student Rules

Each student enrolled at Texas A&M University Qatar Campus is responsible for being fully acquainted with and complying with the Texas A&M University Student Rules. Specific rules, information and procedures may be found in publications pertaining to each particular service or department. Students are encouraged to reference the website at http://student-rules.tamu.edu for current published rules and regulations. 

For information concerning federal and state policies, please reference the appendices in this catalog.