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About Texas A&M

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ABOUT TEXAS A&M

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Texas A&M University......................5

Engineering at Texas A&M at Qatar....................... 17

Life in Doha ..................................... 33

Tuition, Financial Aid and Scholarships.............................. 46

Texas A&M University at Qatar......6 Texas A&M Mission..........................8 The Texas A&M Story.................... 11 Aggie Traditions.............................. 12

Engineering Majors........................ 18 Study Abroad................................... 23 Internships ....................................... 24 Career Services................................ 26 Academic Services.......................... 27 Facilities............................................ 28

Facilities of Education City........... 35 Shaping World Leaders in Qatar.. 36

Student Employment..................... 47

Counseling and Wellness............... 38 Aggie Athletics................................. 39 Making Connections...................... 40 Campus Life..................................... 41 Student Housing............................. 43

E-Resources...................................... 29 Education City................................. 31

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Application Process........................ 44 Application Checklist..................... 45

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At Texas A&M, you’ll discover opportunity, excellence and honor. You’re joining a family, united by the spirit of Aggieland — that sense of community, of oneness — that sets Aggies apart.

ABOUT

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Texas A&M University’s flagship campus in College Station, Texas, spans more than 5,200 acres and educates some 50,000 students a year. Supported by world-renowned faculty, many of Texas A&M’s degree programs are ranked among the Top 10 in the country. Texas A&M is also proud to say that its student body is about 50 percent male and 50 percent female. Established in 1876 as Texas’ first public institution of higher learning, Texas A&M is founded on tradition. Throughout this brochure, you’ll explore those traditions, some of which you may already know — the Aggie ring, Muster, Yell Practice and our signature greeting to one another: “Howdy!” Experiencing those traditions is part of what makes being an Aggie so special, and the core of the Aggie experience is simple. 4

At Texas A&M, you’ll discover opportunity, excellence and honor. You’ll find the chance to pursue your dream for your professional future. Award-winning faculty will challenge you to exceed your own expectations for academic excellence. You’ll learn to live by the Aggie Code of Honor by discovering certainty of purpose, pride in your work and generosity of spirit. When you attend Texas A&M, you’re joining more than a group of students who cheer for their alma mater at sporting events. You’re joining a family, united by the spirit of Aggieland. It’s that sense of community, of oneness, that sets Aggies apart.

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TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AT QATAR

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FACTS

ABOUT

In 2003 — as part of His Highness Sheikh On 15 May 2008, Texas A&M at Qatar Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s vision for the held its inaugural commencement ceremony, development of Qatar — Texas A&M University awarding 32 undergraduate degrees to wellwas invited by Qatar Foundation for Education, deserving students. One year later, the campus Science and Community Development to awarded its 100th degree. establish a branch campus in Education City, In May 2011 Texas A&M at Qatar reached located in Doha, Qatar. another milestone when the 200th graduate Texas A&M at Qatar curricula are identical walked across the stage. The graduates of to those offered at the main campus in Texas A&M at Qatar represent more than 20 College Station, Texas. Courses are taught in nationalities, with almost 40 percent being a coeducational setting in English. Like their female. Enrollment consistently exceeds 500 counterparts in Texas, the Qatar campus’ faculty students in four undergraduate programs and is dedicated to preparing students to solve the one graduate program. We graduate more than engineering challenges of tomorrow through 100 students each year. discovery, innovation and application.

Academic Opportunities

As demand for professional engineers continues to grow worldwide, the Qatar campus offers you a remarkable opportunity. Not only can you receive a first-class education from one of the premier engineering colleges in the world, you can put that knowledge to work shaping Qatar’s future. Graduates will be leaders in enriching Qatar’s natural resources and thriving industry. With your help, Qatar will be a leader in the region and in the world.

ƒƒ Bachelor of Science degrees in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering ƒƒ Master of Science and Master of Engineering in chemical engineering ƒƒ Additional instruction in science, mathematics and liberal arts ƒƒ Branch campus of Texas A&M, which has one of the Top 10 public engineering colleges in the United States ƒƒ Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and all four undergraduate engineering degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET ƒƒ More than 55,000 square meters of space and more than 60 laboratories in the Texas A&M Engineering Building

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As the world has grown smaller through rapid innovation, Texas A&M has diversified its curricula, student body, faculty and culture to meet the needs of this global community.

MISSION OF

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Texas A&M University is dedicated to the discovery, development, communication and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields. Its mission of providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs is inseparable from its mission of developing new understanding through research and creativity. Texas A&M prepares students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility and service to society.

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The university assumes as its historic trust the maintenance of freedom of inquiry and an intellectual environment nurturing the human mind and spirit. It welcomes and seeks to serve persons of all racial, ethnic and geographic groups, women and men alike, as it addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse population and a global economy. In the 21st century, Texas A&M University seeks to assume a place of preeminence among public universities while respecting its history and traditions.

OUR MISSION:

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AT QATAR ƒƒ Develop exemplary engineers and leaders through internationally respected undergraduate and graduate degree programs ƒƒ Generate new knowledge by conducting research and disseminating results ƒƒ Serve the needs of the State of Qatar and the region through broad expertise Texas A&M University at Qatar will realize the highest quality undergraduate programs through inseparable connections to its own programs in research and graduate studies. In all of its efforts, Texas A&M at Qatar will ensure that it is contributing significantly to the international knowledge and research needs of Qatar and the region. Moreover, the campus is strongly committed to establishing an interface within the community that will assist in improving the lives of the people of Qatar. 9


About Texas A&M

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY ƒƒ Ranked first in the United States for “tangible contributions to the public interest” by The Washington Monthly ƒƒ $820 million in research expenditures ƒƒ $5 billion in current endowments ƒƒ 46,000 students enrolled annually

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Texas A&M is the first public institution of higher education in Texas, one of a select few institutions in the United States to hold land-, seaand space-grant designations; one of a very few universities to host a presidential library and one of the few American universities to have a branch campus in the Middle East.

ƒƒ Home to more than 50,000 students, ranking as the sixth-largest university in the country, with more than 370,000 former students worldwide ƒƒ More than 120 undergraduate

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and more than 240 graduate degree programs in ten colleges to choose from ƒƒ Two branch campuses in Galveston, Texas, and Doha, Qatar ƒƒ Study centers in Mexico, Italy and Costa Rica

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Texas A&M University opened its doors on 4 October 1876 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, with an emphasis on agriculture and engineering. In time the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas evolved to embrace areas of emphasis beyond its original mandate, and the institution officially changed its name to Texas A&M University in 1963. As the world has grown smaller through innovations such as the Internet and the emerging world economy, Texas A&M has diversified its curricula, student body, faculty and culture to meet the needs of this global

community. In 2003, Qatar Foundation invited Texas A&M to establish a campus at Education City in Doha, Qatar. In 2008, the Qatar campus conferred its first 32 degrees on deserving students, of whom 18 were women. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university, Texas A&M is consistently ranked in the top tier of research institutions by the U.S. National Science Foundation. The faculty at the Qatar campus have enhanced this reputation for research excellence by garnering millions of dollars in research grants annually.

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AGGIE TRADITIONS

“Howdy!”

A greeting to and from Aggies and a warm welcome to the university

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Muster

An annual remembrance service held worldwide for Aggies

Aggie Ring

A symbol of Aggie values and hard work and a visual reminder of being part of the Aggie Network

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Aggie Code of Honor An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do.

Yell Practice

An event where Aggies and Aggie fans practice yells led by yell leaders in advance of or after the game

12th Man

Aggie fans who show their support and readiness by standing during athletic events

Silver Taps

A monthly memorial service and final tribute held for Aggie students

Maroon Out

A tradition started by students that calls for a mass display of maroon pride for Aggie football games

Big Event

The largest student run service project in the nation serving the local community

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Academic Opportunities

“I am blessed and proud to be an Aggie because once you are an Aggie, always an Aggie. Texas A&M University at Qatar is mixture of Middle Eastern and Texan traditions, which makes it unique. No one feels out of place here.” — Fatima Labda Electrical Engineering Class of 2015

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“Enrolling at Texas A&M at Qatar has been definitely one of the greatest decisions that I had made in my life. It was an experience that did not solely revolve around academics. In fact, it opened many doors where I had a chance to join student leadership trips and get internship experiences. I believe the knowledge and skill sets I am gaining would qualify me into becoming a practicing engineer.”   — Mouhanad Khazaal Mechanical Engineering Class of 2015

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The Texas A&M Engineering Building combines state-of-the art technology with modern design elements and traditional Islamic architectural motifs to create one of the most advanced engineering educational facilities in the world.

ENGINEERING

AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AT QATAR

“Texas A&M at Qatar has given me the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading professors. The academic, research and student leadership options available to students here are unrivalled, and have endowed me with technical and non-technical skills that I will surely use in my future career.”   — Moiz Bohra Chemical Engineering Class of 2014 16

Texas A&M University’s Dwight Look College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering colleges in the world and ranks among the top five producers of undergraduate engineering degrees in the United States. Texas A&M at Qatar provides the same worldclass education available at the Texas A&M's main campus. Currently, the Qatar campus offers four degree tracks in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering. It also offers a Master of Science and Master of Engineering in chemical engineering.

Spanning 55,000 square meters of space and more than 60 laboratories, the Texas A&M Engineering Building combines modernist elements with traditional Islamic architectural motifs to create one of the most advanced engineering educational facilities in the world. The building is fully wireless and features hightech classrooms, teaching laboratories and computer laboratories. A research annex provides specialized research laboratories that give future Aggie engineers first-hand experience solving real-world problems in a state-of-the-art learning environment.

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Academic Opportunities

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Chemical engineers apply knowledge gained from basic sciences and practical experience to the development, design, operation and management of plants and processes for economical and safe conversion of chemical raw materials to useful products. Chemical engineers lead in a variety of industries from food and pharmaceutical processing to biochemical and biomedical engineering to industrial development and environmental control. Texas A&M at Qatar’s curriculum provides a balanced education in almost all aspects of chemical engineering principles and practices, emphasizing fundamentals and methods applicable to the analysis, development, design and operation of a wide variety of chemical engineering systems and processes. Using facility laboratories, students gain experience evaluating a variety of unit operations, operating process control equipment and using state-ofthe practice computational tools and software.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING It is hard to find a single piece of technology from the past 100 years that has not been significantly influenced by electrical and computer engineering. Radio and television, satellite communication, medical diagnostic systems, electrical engineers were integral to the discovery or invention of all these devices and so many more. Through a diversified curriculum grounded in the fundamentals of engineering and hands-on experiences in the laboratories, Texas A&M at Qatar prepares electrical engineering graduates for a wide range of career opportunities. Computers are integrated throughout the curriculum, and basic studies lead to two tracks of electives in the senior year: the power track and the communication track. The power track trains students in theory and techniques related to power electronics and power systems. The communication track prepares students to address challenges in the area of digital wired and wireless communication systems.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING From automobile design to nuclear power, mechanical engineers make things work. Mechanical engineers deal with the design of machinery, automation and control systems, and generation, conversion, transmission and use of mechanical and thermal energy. Mechanical engineers characterize, specify and analyze materials used in design and manufacturing. Manufacturing systems, robotics, electromechanical devices and control systems are also the purview of the mechanical engineer. Texas A&M at Qatar’s curriculum requires students to develop and apply logical thinking, innovative approaches and ethical standards as a prerequisite for professional competence. Courses cover basic theory and are complemented by laboratory experiences in science and mathematics, dynamic systems and controls, design, experimentation, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, manufacturing, and materials. A capstone design experience requires students to combine their knowledge and skills to design a product or system sponsored by various industries.

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PETROLEUM ENGINEERING Petroleum engineering addresses the economic extraction of oil, gas and other energy resources from the earth. Design, drilling and operation of wells and well systems and the integrated management of underground reservoirs, comprise the basic skill set of petroleum engineers. Extracting resources efficiently, economically and in an environmentally friendly way is the lifeblood of the global economy, and nowhere is the need for those skills more evident than in the Gulf region. From courses that involve fluid flow through subsurface formations to classes in geology that train students to understand the geological structures and conditions favorable for petroleum deposits, the curriculum also illustrates the practical application of engineering principles in the petroleum industry. The curriculum requires students to complete a hands-on experience during the summer before their senior year.

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STUDY ABROAD

“Being a student at Texas A&M at Qatar is one of the greatest things that ever happened to me. Not only did it teach me responsibility and social skills but also the Aggie core values have added a lot to my personality. The culture and the traditions made me feel like I am part of a bigger family.”

Texas A&M at Qatar students can participate in a semester-long study abroad experience at Texas A&M University’s main campus in College Station, Texas. Spending an entire semester studying in the United States allows you to not only experience your courses in a different setting, but also to experience firsthand the time-honored Aggie traditions, vibrant student life and diverse academic community that make the university unique. You will live in Texas A&M dormitories, learn your way around campus, make new friends from the United States and other parts of the world. In short, you will enjoy the original Aggie experience.

By broadening your point of view beyond your own experiences, you gain perspective on the world’s concerns, your own country’s challenges and how they fit into the global tapestry of human civilization. Students take the same courses they would be taking in Qatar, while experiencing the rich cultural, historic, academic and sociological diversity of their study abroad destination. Future study abroad programs may include partnerships with international institutions to allow students to experience additional destinations in other parts of the United States, Europe and beyond.

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INTERNSHIPS An internship provides work experience, usually in the summer, related to a student’s major or area of interest. In most cases a student will complete a summer program with a given employer. Local industry partners visit campus each spring to talk with students about summer work opportunities. Texas A&M at Qatar graduates are doubly prepared for career success. They have the academic advantages imparted by one of the best engineering programs in the world, and they gain practical experience through internships. Students who participate in internships learn how to create a development plans with specific milestones

to monitor targeted deadlines, work as an active and contributing team members and troubleshoot potential obstacles and barriers that could delay project completion. Interns have reported that the importance of their academic instruction is reinforced in the workplace. Internships are not only a good way to gain experience in your field and see a snapshot of the industry; they also widen your opportunities to find employment after graduation. In fact, you can consider your internship a 10-week working interview, where employers can observe a prospective employee in action. Internships are your chance to shine.

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GAIN EXPERIENCE ƒƒ Gain professional work experience ƒƒ Develop your skills and abilities ƒƒ Expand your professional network ƒƒ Get good practice for your eventual full-time job search ƒƒ Learn how to network, write cover letters and a résumé, and interview effectively ƒƒ Decide if you are interested in or compatible with a certain major or career field

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CAREER SERVICES Texas A&M at Qatar’s Career Services Office offers advising and assistance to students seeking employment, and to recruiting services for local companies. Career Services helps students prepare for the job search and improve their professional development by coordinating informational sessions and workshops on topics such as résumé and cover letter writing, applying to graduate school and interviewing skills. Based on their needs, students can also meet individually with a career counselor. Career Services hosts annual networking and recruiting events that introduce students to representatives from local and international companies. Interaction with company representatives at these events enables the students to pursue opportunities for internships or full-time employment. In the spring semester, Texas A&M at Qatar hosts the annual Careers for Engineers event. The event introduces all students to local companies for both internships and permanent employment. Participating companies can promote their organizations in an exhibition format, though they are also given the option of conducting private interviews with candidates or informational sessions with smaller groups of interested students. Many students accept offers for internships, sponsorship or full-time employment as a result of the recruiting opportunities.

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Companies that have attended Careers for Engineers Baker Hughes, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Dolphin Energy, ExxonMobil, GE, Halliburton, Maersk Oil Qatar, Ooredoo, Oryx GTL, Oxydental Petro, Qatar Foundation, QAFCO, QAPCO, Qatar Gas, Qatar Petroleum, QChem, RasGas,Schlumberger, Shell, Total

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Texas A&M at Qatar provides advisors to guide you toward your academic goals. You can benefit from your academic advisor’s experience in everything from course registration and degree tracking to time management and study skills. Some academic advising will be mandated, while other opportunities can be requested by students. Although it is the student’s responsibility to ask for assistance, the academic advisor may identify a need for individual assistance and may require the student to make an appointment. Additionally, the Academic Services Office can assist you with the financial responsibilities associated with earning your degree by providing assistance with the financial aid process and helping facilitate a work-study program administered by Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU). 27


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FACILITIES

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In 2007, Texas A&M at Qatar moved to the state-of-the-art Texas A&M Engineering Building in Education City. This facility is one of the most advanced engineering education buildings in the world. The famous father-son Mexican architect team Logretta+Logretta designed the Texas A&M Engineering Building, and the building’s architecture combines modernist elements with traditional Islamic motifs. The complex, sitting on five acres of land, is composed of two elements: a three-story X-shaped research building and a four-story academic quadrangle, connected by a multistory atrium. The building features an underground parking area, lecture halls, classrooms, laboratories, administration, staff and support offices, and general use areas. Students are connected to the world through the facility’s fully wireless network. The research annex provides additional research laboratories that give Aggie engineers hands-on experience solving real-world problems. The Qatar campus in Education City includes a library with a core professional collection of 8,000 engineering titles, 70 journals and fundamental resources for liberal arts, the humanities and the basic sciences.

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RESOURCES Texas A&M at Qatar provides all incoming students with a wireless laptop computer fully loaded with the software necessary to complete the engineering curriculum. This enables Texas A&M at Qatar students to take full advantage of the e-resources available on campus. The Qatar campus is connected to the Texas A&M University Libraries located on the College Station main campus via the Internet2 high-speed research network, also known as the Abilene network. The Abilene network teams with Education City’s vast internal network to deliver highspeed transmission of enhanced video, voice and other digital information between universities and research labs around the world. The Texas A&M University Libraries rank in the top tier of the Association of Research Libraries and sixth in the United States in expenditures for electronic resources. Texas A&M at Qatar students can access books and journal articles from the libraries on the main campus. Students can also call upon extensive online resources in the library and remotely, including electronic journals and newspapers, databases and electronic books.

Texas A&M University Libraries ƒƒ 76,000 electronic journals and newspapers ƒƒ 825 databases ƒƒ 462,000 electronic books

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EDUCATION CITY Located on 2,500 acres on the outskirts of Doha, Education City is Qatar Foundation’s flagship project. It is home for HBKU and its partner universities. With a mission to prepare the people of Qatar and the region to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world, Qatar Foundation has created a “multiversity” made up of the world’s leading universities. Texas A&M is joined by Virginia Commonwealth University, Weill Cornell Medical College, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, London School of Architecture, HEC Paris and Faculty of Islamic Studies in Education City. Education City also hosts numerous research institutes. Each of these institutions offers degrees in areas world-renowned for their academic excellence. Texas A&M at Qatar, for example, offers engineering degrees.

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As a student at the Qatar campus, not only do you have the opportunity to get a world-class engineering education, but you can study side by side with students specializing in the arts, medicine, business, journalism, communication or foreign service. Through the cross-registration program, you can study art at Virginia Commonwealth University or a foreign language at Georgetown University School of Foreign Science. Where else in the world can you find such direct access to the best of multiple top-tier institutions, all in the same location?

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LIFE IN DOHA

Qatar’s capital city, Doha, is a canvas of potential. To the south of the city, a new airport promises to bring future commerce, tourism and opportunity. To the north, construction is almost complete on the Pearl of the Gulf, a man-made archipelago of islands for resort hotels and luxury villas.

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These will complement Doha’s many existing attractions — five-star restaurants, modern shopping malls, traditional souks, historic museums, first-run movies and a variety of sporting and other activities. A regular shuttle bus service carries students to different locations throughout Doha.

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SHAPING

WORLD LEADERS IN QATAR As part of Education City’s international campus, Texas Out-of-classroom experiences including A&M at Qatar blends traditional Islamic cultural mores LeaderShape, a six-day residential experience, and an with Western education. Texas A&M at Qatar prepares annual leadership exchange with the main campus you for the challenges of living in a global society by in College Station are the pillars of these programs. helping you develop leadership and interpersonal skills. Participants in the leadership exchange program tour The Department of Student Affairs coordinates the main campus, interact with students, attend classes, various institutional programs to shape students participate in extracurricular activities, see famous into healthy, well-rounded individuals. The Student sights and experience the highlights of Texan and Wellness Program promotes the development of a American culture. A delegation of students from the healthy lifestyle through awareness activities and home campus also visit Qatar during their spring break, educational programs. and you might even be selected to welcome these students to the Qatar campus.

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MAKING CONNECTIONS Texas A&M at Qatar encourages the development of student organizations to help you connect with others who share your interests. To date, students have organized more than 27 clubs and organizations to reach out to one another. These student-led organizations are the infrastructure by which the Texas A&M at Qatar sense of family is extended into the community. Here at the Qatar campus, the Aggie tradition of community involvement has grown in fertile ground. Research has shown that a student’s involvement in extracurricular activities can strengthen his or her academic performance and connection to the institution. Getting involved in extracurricular organizations also helps students grow personally, culturally, socially, spiritually and academically. If you can’t find a group you want to join in the list shown here, you can always start one yourself.

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GET INVOLVED Here are some examples of student organizations at Texas A&M at Qatar. ƒ 12th Man Club ƒ American Institute of Chemical Engineers ƒ American Society of Mechanical Engineers ƒ Council of Debating Engineers ƒ Female Qatari Student Association ƒ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering ƒ Qatari Student Association ƒ Sailing Club ƒ Society of Automotive Engineers ƒ Society of Petroleum Engineers ƒ Society of Women Engineers ƒ Student Body Government ƒ Student Engineers’ Council

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COUNSELING AND WELLNESS Texas A&M at Qatar’s Counseling and Wellness Program provides counseling and comprehensive and integrated health education, resources, and services in order to promote healthy lifestyles, create opportunities for positive behavior modification and enhance academic success. Outreach programs such as workshops and presentations, are available to students and student groups. Counseling services are available without charge for any currently enrolled student. During the first counseling session the counselor and student will together determine if other services are more appropriate based on the student’s situation and concerns. In addition, the Qatar campus provides crisis counseling services to students who are experiencing severe emotional distress or are in life-threatening or lifealtering situations. Self-help resources and biofeedback (relaxation training) are also provided. Texas A&M at Qatar’s Disability Services ensures accessibility to university programs for all students. This program offers accommodations counseling, evaluation referral, disability-related information, 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, it will provide referral information.

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AGGIE ATHLETICS Texas A&M University has a long-standing tradition of excellence in athletic competition. The campus in Qatar is no exception. Participation in athletics presents students with an opportunity to learn outside the classroom by improving leadership and communication skills in a team setting. Currently Texas A&M at Qatar has three male sports teams in basketball, soccer and cricket and two female sports teams in basketball and soccer. Tryouts for interested students are held each fall semester. These sports teams offer the opportunity to compete with teams from Education City, Doha and the region. Texas A&M at Qatar’s men’s basketball team reached a milestone by finishing undefeated seasons in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010. The men’s soccer team is the HBKU Football League Champion for 2010, 2011 and 2012. The men’s cricket team has won every HBKU tournament so far.

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ƒƒ Self-help resources ƒƒ Biofeedback training

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Lecture series, volunteer days, athletics, charitable drivers, student government and student theater enrich your education at Texas A&M at Qatar.

CAMPUS LIFE Texas A&M University has a rich tradition of student involvement, service and leadership. At Texas A&M at Qatar, students, faculty and staff form one community, made up of equals and united in pursuit of the same educational goals. At Texas A&M at Qatar, we know that students learn by doing. In the classroom, that means hands-on training that encourages creative problem solving in real-world situations. Outside the classroom, students involve themselves in a wide range of extracurricular activities that challenge them to engage each other and the world at large. Lecture series, volunteer days, athletics, charitable drives, student government and student theater enrich your education.

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The facilities of Education City include a student center, student housing, a recreation center and transportation services. Student housing, with separate buildings for male and female students, is currently located just a short walk from the Texas A&M Engineering Building. The Student Center is the true heart of the campus. It offers services and programs that bring together graduates, students, faculty and staff of Education City. The services and operations include a food court, health and wellness center, convenient store, bookstore, bowling, games room, art gallery, movie theatre and much, much more. The Student Center is a place for students to relax and find excitement and enjoyment.

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Details ƒƒ All residents will have a private bedroom and bathroom. ƒƒ Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Do not delay in

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applying for your space. ƒƒ All housing units are fully furnished and include wireless Internet access. ƒƒ Students have access to an on-campus shuttle. ƒƒ Students have a variety of meal options and plans to choose from, available onsite at the dining hall. ƒƒ Education City is a gated community. Visitors must present identification to enter campus. ƒƒ HBKU apartments and residence halls have 24-hour security staff. An optional curfew report is available. For more information and details on HBKU Student Housing please visit www.hbku.edu.qa

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Students will be able to enjoy an engaging on-campus life at HBKU Student housing once they have been accepted to Texas A&M at Qatar. There are numerous benefits to living on campus in HBKU student housing, such as meeting new people, developing a sense of independence as you live on your own, learning life skills, engaging with the community through leadership programs, and participating in a wide-range of activities that will have positive impact on and enhance students academic experience.

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APPLICATION PROCESS Texas A&M at Qatar seeks candidates with a proven record of academic achievement: Students who are committed to meeting the academic rigors of the engineering program, global in their personal perspectives, and will thrive in a diverse and culturally rich environment. Candidates are evaluated on the same criteria as applicants who apply to the College Station campus, so test scores and grades are important. Language skills are essential because of the wholly Englishtaught curriculum. Although the application criteria are challenging, the opportunity for an education from a top American university makes it worthwhile.

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APPLICATION CHECKLIST Online application form

Essay

Copy of candidate’s passport

Student résumé/CV

Official transcripts

Application fee

SAT or ACT scores

Reference forms

TOEFL or IELTS scores

Important dates (When to apply) Term Application Type

Opening Dates

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Fall Freshman

1 September

1 March

Fall Transfer

15 January

1 April

Spring Transfer

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TUITION, FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS Tuition amounts are all inclusive (e.g., books, a laptop computer and necessary software, and associated fees) except for the cost of room and board. For information related to the current tuition fees visit www.exploretamuq.com. The cost also includes tuition fees for any courses you may take at another Education City university as a cross-registered student. Tuition is subject to change annually and does not include the cost of summer school. Please consult the Texas A&M at Qatar website for the current tuition rate. Need-based financial assistance is available to admitted students through the Qatar Foundation’s Hamad bin Khalifa Financial Aid Program. This application process requires careful and full completion of all forms, attention to deadlines and prompt response if additional information is requested. This unique program provides students with the financial resources they need for their education. 46

Students will be notified in writing of the results of their financial aid request by the HBKU Financial Aid Office. If aid is granted, students will, upon graduation, agree to either repay the full amount of the loan according to a repayment plan or participate in a paid service program at an approved organization in Qatar. For more information regarding the Qatar Foundation’s Hamad bin Khalifa Financial Aid Program, please visit www.hbku.edu.qa. Texas A&M at Qatar offers a limited number of competitive one-year academic scholarships to its entering freshmen and returning students. All admitted students are automatically considered for awards, and returning students are invited to apply for scholarships each spring. Applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee and are evaluated on scholastic achievement, leadership and special circumstances. Financial need will be considered whenever sufficient scholarship funds allow for it.

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT Texas A&M at Qatar’s Academic Services Office assists students in a number of ways, including helping facilitate a student employment program administered by Qatar Foundation. Student employment provides funding for on-campus jobs. It allows students to earn money to help pay education expenses and reduce loan debt.

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