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2015 - 2016 GRADUATE CATALOG

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Presidents Foreword 6
University Leadership 7
Organizational Structure 10
Directory 11
Campus Map 15
Academic Calendar 16
University Terminology 18
Disclaimer 21
Chapter 1 The University 22
Chapter 2 Campus Services 27
Chapter 3 Student Support and Services 34
Chapter 4 Admission 38
Chapter 5 Tuition, Assistantships and Academic Scholarships, Textbook Section 42
Chapter 6 Academic Integrity 46
Chapter 7 Academic Policies and Regulations 53
Chapter 8 Academic Advising 64
Chapter 9 Colleges and Degrees 67
Chapter 10 Course Listings 166

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP H.E. Sheikh Dr. Khalid Bin Thani Bin Abdullah Al-Thani
Chairman and Managing Director, Qatar International
Welcome to Qatar University ! Islamic Bank
Board of Regents Member
In over four decades, Qatars national university has grown from a single college to a highly-regarded institution of higher The Board of Regents is the highest level of authority at
education, with a continuously expanding array of undergraduate and graduate programs as well as exciting research Qatar University, overseeing all its policies and operations. Dr Hassan Rashid Al-Derham
opportunities that have garnered regional and international recognition. The Board is responsible for approving the universitys President, Qatar University
annual budget and any major changes in university policy, Ex-officio
Today, Qatar University offers a variety of academic programs delivered by a faculty body that is as committed as it degree programs and other administrative and logistic
is diverse. Programs are initiated and updated in line with national development strategies, as well as regional and arrangements. General Secretary
international academic trends. In addition to academic offerings, student support services are also expanding to ensure a Prof Abdel Aziz El Said El-Bayoumi
rewarding and comprehensive student experience. Chair Secretary General, QU Board of Regents; professor and
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Thani academic advisor to QU President
In recent years, the graduate sector at Qatar University has witnessed remarkable growth, with the addition of carefully- Deputy Emir
planned, relevant, and exciting programs at the diploma, masters and PhD levels. Currently, graduate programs are President
offered by five of the eight colleges. Students enrolling in these programs have the opportunity to receive a high quality Vice Chair
education and to gain experience and recognition for their scholarship from academic institutions and employers around H.E. Sheikh Dr Abdullah Bin Ali Al-Thani Dr Hassan Rashid Al-Derham
the world. As an integral part of graduate education, research opportunities are constantly expanding, with a rich portfolio Managing Director, Qatar Center of Leadership and Vice Qatar Universitys 6th President, Dr Hassan Rashid Al-
of projects from the social sciences, engineering, environmental studies, health sciences, and many more. Chairman of Board of Regents and CEO Derham is recognized for playing a major role in advancing
research activity at both university and national levels.
This catalog is an informative guide to graduate programs and other useful information about university services
and policies. Nevertheless, I encourage you to talk to our faculty and staff, who are committed to your academic and Board Members Dr Al-Derham assumed the position of President on 15
intellectual development. June 2015. He was previously Vice-President for Research
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Thani from 2007, during which he guided QU to its current
We are delighted that you have chosen our graduate programs to further your education. Although the work is Chair position as leader of research excellence in the GCC
demanding, I can assure you that the academic and professional rewards are great. I wish you a remarkable journey. region, which was enhanced by its continuous success in
H.E. Sheikh Dr. Abdullah Bin Ali Al-Thani winning the largest percentage of grants in the National
Best regards, Vice Chair Priorities Research Program (NPRP) and Undergraduate
Research Experience Program (UREP) under the Qatar
Hassan Rashid Al-Derham H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Bin Jasem Bin Mohammad National Research Fund (QNRF).
President, Qatar University Al-Thani
Minister of Economy and Commerce He also served in several earlier roles at QU, including
Member Associate VP for Research and Head of Civil Engineering
at the College of Engineering.
H.E. Dr. Hessa Sultan Jaber
Minister of Communication and Information Technology He holds a PhD and Post-Graduate Diploma in
Member Construction Project Management from University of
South Wales, UK which followed obtaining a Masters
H.E. Dr. Saleh Mohammad Al-Nabet Degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech, USA. His
Minister of Development Planning and Statistics undergraduate is in Architectural Engineering from North
Member Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University, USA.

H.E. Dr. Mohammad Abdul Wahid Al-Hamadi During his term as VP for Research, Dr Al-Derham
Minister of Education and Higher Education and Secretary successfully developed and implemented the
General, Supreme Education Council organizations research policies, procedures, and priorities,
Member as well as an ambitious research road map fielding
strategic national priorities.
H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qasim Al-Thani
Chairman, Qatari Businessmen Association Additionally, under his leadership, several research centers
Member were initiated including the Gas Processing Center, Qatar
Road Safety Studies Center, Qatar Mobility Innovations
Center, KINDI Lab for Computing Research, Laboratory
Animal Research Center, and the Biomedical Research
Center. He also led the inauguration of the university

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Research Complex. USA.

Dr Al-Derhams research interests include construction Dr Darwish Alemadi


productivity, project optimization, legal contracts and Vice President for Research
procurement. In 2009, along with his research team, The Office of the VP for Research is responsible for
he won Best Paper of the Year in ASCE Journal of encouraging, promoting and facilitating research and
Construction Engineering and Management. He is also a collaboration activities among the QU community and
member of several professional international societies and with external organizations and institutions. Dr Darwish
organizations. Alemadis career in higher education spans over three
decades spent mostly at Qatar University in a variety
of academic leadership positions. After graduating from
Vice Presidents the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, with a Ph.D. in
Linguistics in 1986, Dr Alemadi was appointed Assistant
Dr Humaid Abdullah Al Midfaa Professor (1986) and subsequently Associate Professor
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (1992) in the Department of English and Modern European
The VP and CFO is responsible for the general supervision Languages.
of QUs administrative and financial affairs. Dr Al-Midfaa
has held this position since 2003. After completing his During that time, Dr Alemadi also assumed a number
PhD in Non-Organic Chemistry from London University in of senior academic leadership roles at Qatar University,
1988, he began his career at QU as Assistant Professor including Vice Dean (1992) and Dean (1995-2000) of
of Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry in the then- the College of Science and Humanities and Dean of the
College of Science. Before assuming his current role in Graduate School (2000-2003). It was during his tenure
2003, Dr Al-Midfaa held several administrative positions that the first graduate program was launched at Qatar
among which were Director Research and Applied University, the Master in Business Administration (MBA) in
Sciences Center, and Dean of Student Affairs. 2002. In 2008, Dr Darwish became the founding Director
of the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute at
Dr Mazen O Hasna Qatar University, a thriving research center with a mandate
Vice President and Chief Academic Officer to conduct high quality academic surveys in areas of
The VP and CAO is responsible for the general supervision interest to Qatari society. In 2014, he assumed the position
of all QU academic programs, research, continuing of Associate Vice President for Research Operations
education and libraries. In February 2013, Dr Hasna was overseeing the operation of five research centers.
appointed to his current position following his successful
tenure as Dean College of Engineering (CENG). He earlier Prof Saif Said Al Sowaidi
held the positions at the College of Assistant Professor, Vice President for Institutional Planning and Development
and later, Head Electrical Engineering Department and The Office of the VP is responsible for facilitating the
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs integration of accountability, assessment, planning,
accreditation and institutional research, and providing
Dr Hasna received his BSc degree in 1994 from Qatar essential support to QU administration and community.
University, an MSc from the University of Southern Prof Al Sowaidi has held this position since November
California in 1998, and a PhD in 2003 from the University 2008, prior to which he served as a consultant to QU
of Minnesota, all in Electrical Engineering, majoring in President, Vice President for Administration, and Associate
communications engineering. . Dean at the College of Business and Economics (CBE).
A PhD in Economics from University of Durham UK, Prof
Dr Omar Mohamed Al-Ansari Al-Sowaidi has served as professor of economics at CBE
Vice President for Student Affairs since 2004.
The VP for Student Affairs is responsible for the general
supervision of all student initiatives at Qatar University,
including admission, registration and academic records,
student life, campus activities, student academic support
and related student services. Dr Al-Ansari was appointed
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs in 2003 and
assumed his current position in 2007. He holds a PhD in
Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin,

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Sharia & Islamic Studies
DIRECTORY

Advanced Materials

Innovations Center
Office of Academic

Laboratory Animal
Research Center

Research Center
Sciences Center

Gas Processing
Environmental

Studies Center
Qatar Mobility
Vice President for

College of
Laboratories

Road Safety
Biomedical
Center for
Offices Number Email

Research

Central

Center
Research
Qatar University Main Line 44033333 info@qu.edu.qa
SESRI Call Centre 44033030 sesri@qu.edu.qa

Social & Economic Survey Research Institute


Talabati Services 44035555
Executive Management Committee (EMC)

College of
Pharmacy
Vice President for
Emergency Services 44036666

Student Affairs

Registration

Counseling
Admission
BOD Helpdesk 44033636

Activities

Learning
Support
Services

Services
Student

Student

Student

Career
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Student Call Center 44034444 studenthelp@qu.edu.qa


Academic Programs and
44034007 aploa@qu.edu.qa
Learning Outcome Assessment

College of
Faculty Senate

Admissions Department 44033737 admissiondir@qu.edu.qa

Law
Vice President for Institutional

Admission Section 44033733/3741 admission@qu.edu.qa


Planning & Development

Graduate Admission Section 44033750 graduate@qu.edu.qa


Effectiveness
Institutional

Recruitment & Orientation Section 44033751/2752 studentrecruitment@qu.edu.qa

Engineering
College of
Scholarships Section 44033747/3748 scholarships@qu.edu.qa
BOARD OF REGENTS

Transfers Section 44033744/3745 transfer@qu.edu.qa


PRESIDENT

Alumni Relations Section 44033059/3071 alumni@qu.edu.qa


AVP for Facilities & Information
44033107 avpadmin@qu.edu.qa
Technology
Cheif Financial Ofcer

College of
Education
Procurement
Vice President and

Information
AVP for Faculty Affairs 44036300
Technology
Operations
Resources

Business
Housing
Finance

Human

AVP for Student Life & Services 44037900 avpstudentlife@qu.edu.qa


AVP for Admissions and Enrollment
44035902 avpaem@qu.edu.qa
External Relations

Business & Economics


Management
Internal Audit

Legal Affairs

AVP for Student Success and


44033882 avp.ssd@qu.edu.qa
Development office
& Partnerships
Cheif Academic Ofcer

College of
Scholarships

Assessment
& Programs

Curriculum

Academic Advising Center 44033875 caar@qu.edu.qa


Vice President and

Academic

Academic

Outcome
Learning

Program

Program
QATAR UNIVERSITY - ORGANIZATION CHART

Council

Honors

Career Services Center 44033883 careerservices@qu.edu.qa


Core

Student Learning Support Center 44033870 learningcenter@qu.edu.qa


Arts & Sciences

Student Counseling Center 44033755 studentcounseling@qu.edu.qa


Development
Instructional

College of
Foundation
Continuing

Inclusion and Special Needs Support


Education
Faculty &

44035106/3854 specialneeds@qu.edu.qa
Program

Colleges
Libraries

Center
Medical Education
Vice President for

Business Operation Department 44033500 bodhelpdesk@qu.edu.qa


Central Laboratory Unit 44033927 clu@qu.edu.qa
College of
Medicine

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College of Arts & Science 44034500 cas@qu.edu.qa College of Pharmacy 44035550 pharmacy@qu.edu.qa
Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Program 44034584 arabicprogram@qu.edu.qa College of Sharia & Islamic Studies 44034400 shariadean@qu.edu.qa
Department of Arabic Language 44034820 headdeparabic@qu.edu.qa Department of Islamic Culture and Dawa 44034450
Department of Biological & Environmental Department of Islamic Studies 44034470 islamicstudies@qu.edu.qa
44034530 biology@qu.edu.qa
Sciences
College of Medicine 44037800 medicine@qu.edu.qa
Department of Chemistry & Earth
44034650 headdepchemistry@qu.edu.qa Environmental Studies Center 44033939 esc@qu.edu.qa
Sciences
Department of English Literature and Enrollment Services One Stop Section 44037979
44034900 malghadeer@qu.edu.qa
Linguistics External Relations Department 44033050 ccer@qu.edu.qa
Department of Health Sciences 44034800 health@qu.edu.qa Faculty Senate 44034018 fs22@qu.edu.qa
Department of Humanities 44034700 headdephumanities@qu.edu.qa Finance Department 44033111 Finance@qu.edu.qa
Department of International Affairs 44034957/4941 iap@qu.edu.qa Fire Emergency 44033999
Department of Mass Communication & headdepmasscommunication@qu.edu. Food & Catreing Services 44033865 foodservices@qu.edu.qa
44034860
Information Science qa
Gas Processing Center 44034370 gpc@qu.edu.qa
Department of Mathematics, Statistics &
44034600 math-physics@qu.edu.qa
Physics Health Clinic 44033285 hhashad@qu.edu.qa

Department of Psychological Sciences 44035200 psych@qu.edu.qa Health Emergency 44035050 hhashad@qu.edu.qa

Department of Social Sciences 44034750 headdeptsocsci@qu.edu.qa Housing Department 44033160 housing@qu.edu.qa

Sports Science Program 44034960 sportscience@qu.edu.qa Human Resources Department 44033240 hroffice@qu.edu.qa

College of Business & Economics 44035000 bus-econ@qu.edu.qa Human Resources Helpdesk 44033366 hrdesk@qu.edu.qa

Department of Accounting and Continuing Education Office 44034020 continuingeducation@qu.edu.qa


44035051 accounting@qu.edu.qa
Information Systems
Core Curriculum Program 44034043/4044 quccprogram@qu.edu.qa
Department of Finance and Economics 44035080 fin-econ@qu.edu.qa
Faculty and Instructional Development 44034030 ofid@qu.edu.qa
Department of Management and
44035033/5034 manmark@qu.edu.qa Foundation Program 44035300 foundation@qu.edu.qa
Marketing
College of Education 44035100 Dean-Edu@qu.edu.qa Honours Program 44034990 quhonors@qu.edu.qa

College of Engineering 44034100/4104 dean-eng@qu.edu.qa Library 44034050 library@qu.edu.qa

Department of Architecture and Urban Information Technology Services 44033400 helpdesk@qu.edu.qa


44034340 architecture-urban@qu.edu.qa
Planning Internal Audit Department 44033097 internal-audit@qu.edu.qa
Department of Chemical Engineering 44034130 che@qu.edu.qa ITS - Helpdesk 44033456 helpdesk@qu.edu.qa
Department of Civil Engineering 44034170 civil@qu.edu.qa Legal Office 44033010 labibg@qu.edu.qa
Department of Computer Science and Materials Technology Unit 44033988
44034240 cs@qu.edu.qa
Engineering
Office of Academic Research 44033919 olfat@qu.edu.qa
Department of Electrical Engineering 44034200 electrical@qu.edu.qa
Office of Quality Management 44033913 oqm@qu.edu.qa
Department of Mechanical Engineering 44034300 mecheng@qu.edu.qa
Scholarships & Partnerships Office 44034009/3156/4010 quscholarships@qu.edu.qa
College of Law 44035252 law@qu.edu.qa

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President's Office 44033000 president@qu.edu.qa
Procurement Department 44033222 Procurement@qu.edu.qa
Registration Department 44033777 registrationdir@qu.edu.qa
Records and Archiving Section 44033796/3775 records@qu.edu.qa
Registration Section 44033740/3789 registrations@qu.edu.qa
Schedules Section 44033791/3785 schedules@qu.edu.qa
Security Emergency 44036999
Social and Economic Survey Research
44033020 sesri@qu.edu.qa
Institute (SESRI) Office
Student Activities Department 44033800 studentactivities@qu.edu.qa
Aquatic Center 44033830 Aquatic@qu.edu.qa
Sports and Recreational female Section 44033828 sports@qu.edu.qa
Student & Campus Activities Section 44037933
Student Organizations 7944 studentorganizations@qu.edu.qa
Student Exchange 7956 annualevents@qu.edu.qa
Events and Campus Activities 7933 studentexchange@qu.edu.qa
Volunteerism & Community Services
44033811 Volunteerteam@qu.edu.qa
Section
Student Services Department 44033838 studentservices@qu.edu.qa
International Students Section 44033868/3869 internationalstudents@qu.edu.qa
Primary Services Section 44033862/3790 primaryservices@qu.edu.qa
Student Fund Section 44033842/3859 studentfund@qu.edu.qa
Textbooks Section 44033840/3849 textbooks@qu.edu.qa
Student Helpdesk Section 44034444 studenthelp@qu.edu.qa
Parents Program Unit 44033768/5967 parents@qu.edu.qa
Transportation Office 44033666 transportation@qu.edu.qa
Vice President and Chief Academic
44034000 vpacademic@qu.edu.qa
Officer
Vice President and Chief Financial
44033100 vpadmin@qu.edu.qa
Officer
Vice President for Institutional Planning &
44033670 vpipd@qu.edu.qa
Development
Vice President for Research 44033900 vpr@qu.edu.qa
Vice President for Students Affairs 44033700 vpstudents@qu.edu.qa

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Qatar University - Academic Calendar for 2015-2016
Aug-15 (Shawal/Thu Alquda) Sep-15 (Thu Alquda/Thu Alhuja) Oct-15 (Thu Alhuja 36/Muharam 37) Nov-15 (Muharam/Safar)
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
1 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Fall 24 25 26 27 28 29 27 28 29 30 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 29 30
30 31
Dec-15 Jan-16 Feb-16 Mar-16
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Spr. 8 9 10 11 12 13 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 28 29 27 28 29 30 31
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Apr-16 May-16 Jun-16 Jul-16 (Ramadan/Shawal)
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 29 30 31 26 27 28 29 30 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
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Aug-16 (Shawal/Thu Alquda) Sep-16 (Thu Alquda/Thu Alhuja) Start of semester for administrators 1 Woking days without classes

S M T W T F S S M T W T F S Start of semester for faculty members 1 Working days with classes

1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 Last day to withdraw from a course 1 Final exams days

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Last day to withdraw from semester 1 Holidays

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Start of summer for faculty members 1 Weekends

Fall 22 23 24 25 26 27 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 End of summer for faculty members First day of classes

28 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 29 30 Start of summer for administrators Last day of classes

End of summer for administrators Start of registration or add/drop

Start of Arabic (Hijri) month End of registration or add/drop

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UNIVERSITY TERMINOLOGY a graduate degree. These courses are not counted toward An early professional degree consists of a compilation of of 2.50 or higher. The academic standing of a graduate
the graduate degree. courses in a discipline beyond the baccalaureate degree student who achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
Academic Advisor culminated with discipline relevant experience.
A university employee assigned to counsel students on Catalog Year GPA
academic matters. The student is called the advisee. A students Catalog year denotes which specific set of Directed Study Grade point average of the grades of QU courses within a
graduation requirements will apply to that student. Unless An investigation under faculty supervision beyond what is specific level of study.
Academic Calendar altered, a students Catalog year is the year when the offered in existing courses. Directed study may include, but
Annual listing of all official dates and deadlines for the student was admitted to study at QU. is not limited to graduation, research or capstone projects. Grade Points
academic year. Numerical value associated with each grade.
Common Examinations Dismissal
Academic Load Examinations for courses with multiple sections the termination of a students record in the university Graduate Student
Total credits for which a student is registered in a given scheduled at a common time at the request of the college/ for unacceptable conduct or unsatisfactory academic A student who is working toward completion of a masters
semester or term. department. achievement. or doctorate level degree.

Academic Record Concentration Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Hold


Records directly related to the education of a student and Sub-specialization within a major that allows a student to A research-oriented terminal degree in a discipline culmi- A mechanism preventing a student from either registering
maintained by the Registration Department. focus on a particular aspect of the major field of study. nated with an original research dissertation. in classes or receiving a University service. More common
hold types include admission holds, department holds,
Academic Standing Core Curriculum Requirements Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) advisor holds, and tuition holds. The student should see
Determined by academic regulations governing good Requirements common to all undergraduate students de- An early pharmaceutical clinical practice degree. the department that placed the hold for resolution.
standing, probation and dismissal. signed to provide both breadth and specialization in their
academic degree programs. Elective Course Honors Course
Academic Year A course selected at a students discretion and may re- Honors section of core curriculum course or courses that
The period of time beginning with the first day of class of a Co-requisite quire approval of the academic advisor. are used to meet elective requirements. Only Honors stu-
fall semester and those which follow, up to, but excluding, A course required to be taken simultaneously with another dents may enroll in an Honors course.
the first day of class of the fall semester of the following course. Extracurricular
year. Enrichment and leadership development activities that are ID Card
Course part of student life but are not part of the academic pro- University student identification card providing and control-
Add and Drop A unit of study that may utilize lecture, discussion, labora- gram, such as student activities, athletics and music. ling access to university facilities and services.
A period of time at the beginning of each semester/term tory, seminar, independent study, internship, or other
when students can adjust schedules by dropping or adding similar teaching formats to facilitate learning for a student. Fee Incomplete
courses or changing sections of a course. Charges for services; does not include course tuition. A temporary grade that a student may request from the in-
Course Schedule structor if he/she fails to attend the final exam or complete
Admission A list of courses offered during a semester that specifies First Year Student all the course requirements.
Formal acceptance as a student. the days, hours, locations of classes, and the names of An undergraduate student admitted to QU who either has
the instructors. never attended a university or who has earned less than Major
Alumni 24 credit hours at another university. A curriculum component of an academic program intended
Those who have graduated from Qatar University. Credit Hour to provide in-depth study in a discipline or a professional
The equivalent of a 50-minute lecture or two to three hours Foundation Program Courses field of study.
Appeal of Academic Deficiency of laboratory per week for one regular semester. Pre-Undergraduate remedial courses numbered 099 and
A mechanism allowing undergraduate students dismissed below. Students may be waived out of these courses by Masters
for academic deficiency to appeal the decision within 10 Curriculum placement tests. Foundation courses do not count in the A research-oriented first graduate degree in a discipline
business days of the notification of academic dismissal. A structured set of learning objectives built in a specified credits earned toward a degree, but they do count in the culminated with a research-oriented experience typically
set of courses. Foundation Program grade point average. in the form of a thesis. Qatar University offers both Master
Audit a Course of Science (M.S.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees. M.S.
Permission to attend and participate in a course without Degree Audit Full-Time Student is offered for science and applied oriented education and
receiving academic credit. Methodical examination and reviewing of students compli- An undergraduate student who is registered for 12 or more M.A. for liberal oriented education
ance with their degree requirements. credit hours in a given semester.
Bachelors Degree Minor
A 120 credit hours minimum undergraduate degree. Department Good Standing, Academic A secondary curriculum component of an academic pro-
An academic unit of a college or an administrative unit of The academic standing of an undergraduate student who gram intended to provide a limited depth and/or breadth of
Bridging Courses the university. has achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher after -study in a discipline or a professional field of study.
Graduate or undergraduate courses in the discipline a stu- gaining 25 GPA hours or above. The academic standing
dent must take to meet background entry requirements for Diploma of a diploma student who has achieved a cumulative GPA Non-degree Student

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Designation used for students who are admitted to QU and the academic year is divided. A summer session is decided DISCLAIMER
who are enrolled in courses but are not pursuing a degree and offered on an annual basis.
program. Student Classification The Undergraduate Catalog is intended to reflect
Petition QU students are classified as either regular degree-seek- current academic policies, procedures, degree offerings,
A written request seeking a waiver of, or an exception to, a ing or visiting /non-degree students. course descriptions, and other information pertinent to
university regulation, policy or deadline. Student Schedule undergraduate study at Qatar University. This catalog
Placement Test A listing of the courses a student is taking in a given se- identifies the minimum University requirements. Individual
A proficiency examination given to determine a students mester that specifies the days, hours, locations of classes programs may prescribe additional requirements. Students
ability in a subject area. Placement test scores determine and the names of the instructors. should consult with their respective college and/or program
whether the corresponding preparatory course will be Study Away director for a comprehensive listing of major/programmatic
waived. A QU student who is taking courses at another university requirements.
Prerequisite during a semester. As it is not possible in a publication of this size to include
A course required to be completed before a certain course Transcript all of the rules, policies and other information that pertain
may be taken. The official result of the students academic achievement. to students and Qatar University; more current or complete
Probation, Academic Transfer Credit information may be obtained from the appropriate college,
Status of any undergraduate student who has completed a Credit from coursework completed at another institution academic department, or administrative office.
minimum of 25 undergraduate GPA hours with less than a that is accepted at QU and which may or may not be ap- The QU Undergraduate Catalog contains the most
2.00 cumulative GPA. The academic standing of a diploma plicable toward a specific QU degree. accurate and recent information available for students
student who has a cumulative GPA of less than 2.50. The Transfer Student of the university. However, due to potential issues in
academic standing of a graduate student achieving less A student who previously attended another university and publication, readers are cautioned on the following:
than a 3.00 cumulative GPA. has been admitted to QU after satisfying the QU transfer
Probation, Disciplinary admission requirements. Credits completed at the stu- 1. Errors of typographical or editorial nature, or
A formal notice affecting the non-academic status of the dents prior university may or may not be transferable to technological compatibility issues may be present due to
student resulting from unsatisfactory conduct . QU. the publication process, and the University assumes no
Professional Masters Tuition responsibility for such errors.
A practical-oriented first graduate degree that emphasizes The fees charged for courses each semester.
professional knowledge beyond the baccalaureate degree. Undergraduate Student 2. There is an inevitable delay between the time new
Readmission A student who is working toward completion of a bach- policies are approved and their appearance in the
The act of admitting an undergraduate student back to the elors degree. publication.
university through the Admissions Department after an Visiting Student
interruption of studies for more than one semester. A student from another accredited institution who plans to 3. Degree-seeking students are held to the provisions of
Re-enrollment graduate from that institution and who is admitted to QU the catalog in effect at the time of their first semester of
A student who withdrew from QU without approval may for a limited period. . enrollment. Students who re-enroll, will be subject to the
seek re-enrollment through the Registration Department. Warning, Academic new terms and conditions of their first semester back.
Registration An official notification to students who failed to achieve in
The process of enrolling in classes. any particular semester a term GPA equal to at least the 4. The University reserves the right to change any
Regular Student minimum cumulative GPA requirement for Good Standing provisions of this catalog at any time, including, but not
A degree-seeking student. or whose additional failure in a particular course will result limited to, course offerings, degree requirements, fees, and
Reinstatement, Request for in an Academic Dismissal. calendar listings, as required by the University or the State
A mechanism allowing undergraduate students dismissed Warning, Disciplinary of Qatar.
for academic deficiency to apply for reinstatement after An official notification that the students behavior violates
completing a minimum suspension period of 1 regular the Student Integrity Code. The Undergraduate catalog is made available in printable
semester. Withdrawal from a Course format and online at www.qu.edu.qa/students/catalog.
Required Courses After the regular drop/add period, students may withdraw php. In the event that information in the online catalog
Courses other than free electives prescribed by the col- from one or more courses before the withdrawal deadline differs from that of the printable form, the online catalog
lege/school necessary for the completion of a particular for the semester, provided that the total number of credit shall prevail as the governing document for the current
degree program. hours carried does not fall below the minimum credit hour academic year.
Second Degree Student requirement of the program. The content of this catalog is for internal use only.
A student who has completed an undergraduate degree Withdrawal from the Semester However, since it may become accessible to others
and who is admitted to QU to pursue an undergraduate Withdrawing from all registered courses for the semester outside the University, QU reserves all rights to the
degree in a different major. of withdrawal. contents of this document. For further information , please
Semester Withdrawal from the University visit the following website http://www.qu.edu.qa.
Either of the two (Fall and Spring) 16-week periods of Suspends enrollment in QU for a period not to exceed four
instruction followed by an examination period into which semesters.

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CHAPTER 1 (PharmD). education opportunities for Qatari citizens with the goal to puts each students interests at the heart of its plans by
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY Sharia and Islamic Studies: Masters in Quranic Sciences & building a workforce of competent and skilled graduates in actively supporting the improvement of their learning skills
Exegeses, and Fiqh & Usul Al Fiqh. line with labor market needs and adhering to the principles and so advancing their competitiveness as students and
Since its inception in 1973, Qatar University (QU) has of Qatar National Vision 2030, National Development later as graduates in the labor market.
served as Qatars prominent national institution of higher QU has committed considerable resources to upgrading Strategy, National Health Strategy, and the National
education, and is positioned as a beacon of academic and its classroom and campus infrastructure with modern Research Strategy. Student participation in the life of the campus comes in the
research excellence in the region. technology-enabled resources such as Lecture form of the Qatar University Student Representative Board
Capture, Blackboard, CiscoWebEx, and special needs Intrinsic to QUs position as an institution of academic (QUSRB), which was established to serve and act in the
Serving over 15000 students, the organization provides a assistive technology; advanced research labs, new and and research excellence, best practice and international interest of the students and the QU community.
teaching and learning environment enhanced by top-rate environmentally-friendly buildings, and well-equipped standard, is its adherence to preserving the language,
faculty, facilities, resources, and student-driven services library facilities. These have made a positive impact on history, and cultural traditions of Qatar and the Islamic world. ACADEMIC SYSTEM
that enhance academic performance and produce quality both teaching approaches and students enjoyment of
student outcomes. learning. QU REFORM This is based on the US semester system of two periods
of study in Fall and Spring, and course work measured in
The university is comprised of eight colleges: Arts and A diverse student body at QU comprises over fifty-two Qatar University embarked on a comprehensive reform credit hours. The academic year comprises 16 weeks of
Sciences (CAS), Business and Economics (CBE), nationalities, the majority of which are Qatari nationals. project in 2003, with a focus on three main goals: study in addition to a summer session. Credit hours are
Education (CED), Engineering (CENG), Law (LAWC), Women make up approximately 77% of the student autonomy, academic reform, and administrative and established depending on the scope of the course.
Pharmacy (CPH), Sharia and Islamic Studies (CSIS), population. financial reform. The objective was to modernize its
and a new College of Medicine (CMED), offering over 70 academic programs, and upgrade and decentralize its The normal duration of the course of study at QU may vary
specializations at the undergraduate level the widest QU has an alumni body of over 33,000 graduates and administrative processes and procedures with a central according to each programs requirements. However, the
range of academic programs in the State of Qatar. boasts a vibrant Alumni Association comprising 15 objective towards overall efficiency and creating an length of study may not exceed eight years from the date
chapters. Its fifth President, Prof Sheikha Abdulla Al- edifying and motivating academic experience for its of enrollment at the undergraduate level and four years
QU has continued to respond to labor market needs for Misnad, is a QU graduate of the Class of 1977. Also students. from the date of enrollment at the graduate level. This
specialist professionals and national aspirations towards among its distinguished alumni are Her Highness Sheikha excludes the period spent in the Foundation Program.
a knowledge-based economy by establishing a number of Mozah Bint Nasser, Class of 1986, as well as leaders The project was led by then-H.H. the Heir Apparent Sheikh
graduate programs which number 27 to date: 23 Masters, in business, industry, government, academia and civil Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, QU President Prof Sheikha A degree is awarded to each student who has fulfilled
four Diplomas, one PharmD, one MD, and two PhDs, society. Abdulla Al-Misnad, and the Office of Institutional Planning all the academic requirements of his/her program with
fielding current and emerging issues relevant to Qatar and and Development (OIPD). Reform efforts resulted in the a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 on a 4 point scale.
the Gulf. establishment of a Board of Regents that essentially Graduation ceremonies are held annually.
VISION guides QUs policies and operations.
They are distributed by college:
Qatar University shall be a model national university in The Reform Plan was the forerunner for the Universitys LANGUAGE OF COMMUNICATION
Arts and Sciences: PhD in Biological & Environmental the region, recognized for high-quality education and comprehensive Strategic Plan 2009-2013, which
Sciences; PhD in Gulf Studies; Masters in Biomedical research and for being a leader of economic and social highlighted a priority focus on promoting quality education, Starting Spring 2012, several changes on language
Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Materials Science development. research, community service, and institutional efficiency. provision at QU came into effect. As a result, students
& Technology, Gulf Studies, and Arabic Literature & The current Strategic Plan 2013-2016 has enumerated joining Arabic-taught programs are exempt from
Language. MISSION 4 areas of focus: nurture student experience, optimize Foundation requirements, and additional degree programs
Business and Economics: MBA; Masters in Accounting, institutional effectiveness, build international recognition, are being offered in Arabic, including International Affairs,
and Master of Science in Marketing Qatar University is the national institution of higher and recognize scholarly excellence. and Business & Economics.
Education: M. Ed in Educational Leadership; M. Ed in education in Qatar. It provides high quality undergraduate
Special Education; Master of Arts in Curriculum, Instruction and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates, An important aspect of the reform exercise was QUs Arabic remains the official language of administrative
and Assessment. Diploma programs include Early destined to shape the future of Qatar. The university strengthened commitment to its students. With the communication at the organization.
Childhood Education, Primary Education, Secondary community has a diverse and committed faculty who teach implementation of a number of initiatives and strategies
Education, and Special Education. and conduct research, which addresses relevant local and such as a reformulated Foundation Program, amended The University strives to provide as many course hours
Engineering: PhD in Engineering; Masters in Civil regional challenges, advances knowledge, and contributes policies on student academic probation and retention as possible, based on the capacity within the different
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical actively to the needs and aspirations of society. and a self-study to gauge students first-year campus disciplines. Admission to all QU programs continues to be
Engineering, Computing, Engineering Management, experience, QU strengthens its investment in student based on student competitiveness and program capacity.
Environmental Engineering, and Urban Planning & HISTORY engagement, motivation and success. It is, however, compulsory that students enroll in core
Development. curriculum courses. Information about the core curriculum
Law: Master of Law in Public Law and Master of Law in The University originally began as the College of Education These also include a refocused Student Learning Support can be found on QU website.
Private Law. in 1973, instituted by an Emiri decree as the first national Center, an award-winning Center for Academic Advising
Medicine: Doctorate of Medicine (MD) higher education institution to be established in the state and Retention, Student Complaint System, peer tutoring The university continues to uphold its responsibility
Pharmacy: MSc Pharmacy, and Doctor of Pharmacy of Qatar. The countrys burgeoning economic growth saw and teacher-student mentoring, and counseling services. to promote the Arabic language, history, culture, and
a push toward education reform to provide post-secondary They form part of the organizations growth strategy which traditions through the programs offered by the College of

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Sharia & Islamic Studies, the Arabic Language department into partnerships with government, business, industry academic and social import, and advance the institutions and excellence. With this in mind, the organization has
in College of Arts & Sciences, and at celebratory events and civil society organizations. This has included the reputation for talented studentship. embarked on a long-term project of achieving international
such as Arabic Language Day and Cultural Village. establishment of Chair positions in various research accreditation status for its colleges, programs and courses.
areas, and agreements and MOUs that advance research QU also supports exchange visits with foreign universities, It has been successful in gaining accreditation from
Additionally, QU extends this role through its Arabic for collaboration opportunities for students and faculty. and study and training trips abroad for its students to gain leading international accrediting bodies.
Non-Native Speakers (ANNS) program, at which students exposure and perspective on an international level.
from around the world participate in an intensive, year-long STUDENTS
Arabic language course, in tandem with visits to cultural FACULTY
and historical sites in Qatar. The Program offers Beginner, Qatar University prides itself on the quality of its students
Intermediate and Advanced levels, focusing on language and alumni. It started with 150 students in 1973, and grew QU recruits qualified professionals and experts in their
functions and communicative skills of speaking, reading, to a total of approximately 15,000 in the academic year respective fields to ensure a continuum of academic
writing and listening comprehension. 2012-2013. The University is committed to ensuring that excellence throughout the colleges, so guaranteeing the
campus life is an enriching environment for encouraging value and quality of the student experience.
RESEARCH volunteerism, civic responsibility, and leadership.
The faculty framework at QU includes (by qualification)
The institution considers research a priority area to QU students actively participate in a wide range of national Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor.
develop and expand for the benefit of its students, faculty, events and community service activities such as the Qatar These positions are supported by lecturers and teaching
the university as a whole and the Qatari community in Career Fair, planning and execution of Eid charity projects, assistants. Visiting professors also bring added expertise
general. This is evidenced by the incorporation of research organization of the National Day parade at QU, as well as to the teaching/learning experience.
in every aspect of the academic experience -- a fact many academic societies and clubs. A number of student
reflected in its research funding, which amounted to USD events and extracurricular activities, such as the Cultural In addition, experts appointed to Chair positions at QU
200 million in 2011-2012 and increased by over US$56 Village, Sponsorship and Internship Day, as well as Clubs facilitate graduate research and training activities in
million in 2012-2013. Day, have become staples on the academic calendar. conjunction with industry companies to provide students
with hands-on experience at field sites and workplace
The institutions commitment to promoting a culture of The annual Study Abroad Fair organized by the environments.
research is also emphasized through its annual Qatar Scholarships & Partnerships Office is a way in which the
University Research Forum (QURF), and the introduction organization has encouraged students to pursue further
of a research complex and several specialized research studies at prestigious international universities. COMMUNITY SERVICE
centers of excellence. These centers, which today number
12, focus on a wide range of research areas, such as In line with the organizations commitment to Qatarization, Community service is another priority area at QU. Like
the environment, marine conservation, data collection the Office facilitates national students needs and research, it forms part of the learning environment, and
and statistical analysis, road and traffic safety, materials aspirations in pursuing Masters and PhD studies at top enhances students academic and extra-curricular life at
processing, mobility innovations, laboratory management tier universities around the world, so building a cadre of the university.
and safety, and educator development. distinguished scholars to join QUs ranks after graduation
and contribute their expertise to the organization's The provision of optimum community service is an intrinsic
Initiatives such as a ground-breaking biofuel project, a teaching and learning environment. part of the organizations Strategic Plan and is closely
desalination plant, and water reuse study are among aligned with the goals outlined in Qatar National Vision
the research projects at QU that are geared towards Today, 52 national scholars are studying at universities 2030 and the National Development Strategy (2011-
addressing issues that present themselves in a country abroad and 20 are in preparation for their scholarship 16). It is also detailed in the requirements of SACS, the
that is rapidly expanding. journey to pursue a wide range of studies which will be of accrediting body from whom QU is currently seeking
considerable value to the brain of QU. Thirteen scholars institutional accreditation.
QU continued to be top winner in the award cycles of have joined QU to date, bringing a wealth of knowledge
the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) and and experience gained from their studies abroad. The wide range of community service activities by QU
Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) at the institution, college, department, student and
under the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). In the The Office for Graduate Studies plays a major role in faculty level include national capacity building, alumni
7th NPRP cycle, QU researchers won the highest number supporting graduate studies and research and scholarship. engagement, professional development training, health
of awards62 (38.3%)out of 162 awarded proposals Its Grad Faculty Forum serves as a platform to build and wellness campaigns, high school outreach programs,
from organizations and institutions in Qatar. student/faculty relationships to advance quality research environmental conservation, library facilities, consultancy
and collaboration. support services, and research and collaboration.
The organization also achieved a success percentage of
31.9% in the 13th cycle of UREP, gaining awards for 29 During the academic year 2012-2013, QU awarded ACCREDITATION
out of 91 submitted student/faculty proposals. internal student grants totaling over QR11 million.
The grants create a positive competitive environment, Qatar University regards international accreditation as a
The institution has also parlayed its research priorities encouraging students to engage and excel in projects of crucial step in achieving its goal as an institution of quality

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CHAPTER 2 therefore, students are expected to access their QU e-mail
CAMPUS SERVICES frequently.

THE CAMPUS Blackboard: Blackboard Learning System is a course


management system that provides students with course
Qatar University is situated on the northern edge of Doha, materials, discussion boards, virtual chats, online
approximately 16 kilometers from the center of the city. assessment and a dedicated academic resource center.
In addition to the main campus, the University has an Students can login to Blackboard using their QU ID
experimental farm located 65 km north of Doha. accounts at: http://elearning.qu.edu.qa.

QUs main campus is built on a total area of approximately Wireless Network: The campus wireless network is
8 square kilometers, with architecture which integrates the largest wireless network at any campus in Qatar and
distinction and modernism with the ideals of traditional allows students, faculty, and staff to connect to the internet
Qatari design. Students enjoy a wide range of services from any point on campus
offered on campus to enrich their academic and social
experiences. Many of these services can be utilized by Help Desk: The IT Services Helpdesk assists students
students whether during the day or after class hours, and with questions related to laptop and desktop computing,
students are encouraged to reach out for these excellent remote access issues, connecting to the QU network,
resources. password and login information, email, virus and spy-ware
issues.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Lecture Capture Software: To enhance the university


teaching and learning experience, many lectures are
Information Technology Services is committed to the captured using lecture capture software (echo360R).
provision of the best infrastructure, applications, and Lecture capture is available to the students and faculty as
services to faculty, students and staff of Qatar University. a streaming media file via Blackboard after each class.
All QU students, faculty and staff are given secure access Lectures are posted permanently, so students can refer
to the following University services: back to a particular lecture at any time during their tenure
at QU.
myQU: myQU is the Universitys web portal, a web-
based tool that provides centralized access to e-mail, BYOD: Students, Faculty and Staff can use Bring Your
calendars, administrative services and classroom tools, Own Device services at QU. Users can register and
and information through a single username and password. connect up to four different wireless devices to the QU
To access myQU, use a web browser to go to http://my.qu. WiFi sytem.
edu.qa and log in with your QUID and password.
IT Helpdesk contact information:
myBanner: Banner is an effective information system Phone: (+974) 4403-3456
providing students, faculty and staff with online access Email: helpdesk@qu.edu.qa
to course registration, Drop and Add services, class Website: http://its.qu.edu.qa/
schedules, grade viewing, and online tuition payment. Hours: 7:30am 7:30pm, Sunday Thursday
8.00am- 3.00pm Saturday
QSpace: Qatar Universitys Institutional Repository:
QSpace, is a digital archive comprising the Universitys FACILITIES AND RESOURCES
intellectual output. QSpace manages, preserves and
makes available the academic works of faculty, graduate Athletics
students and research centers. Qatar University provides students, faculty, staff, and the
Qatari community with a wealth of athletic and recreational
Email: The University provides all students, faculty facilities to enrich their academic experience. Equipment,
and staff The University provides all students, faculty play courts and coaching are available for many popular
and staff with a University email account. This account pastimes. QU supports several sports facilities including
can be accessed via standard email clients as well as the stadium, the aquatic complex which offers a variety
through the myQU portal. The QU e-mail account is the of cardiovascular machines, free weights, and weight
official form of communication between QU and students; machines, and a womens sports facility that hosts a wide
range of games and activities, and contains a gymnasium.

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All facilities are open weekdays from 8:00 am to 10:00 Cafeteria Opening and Closing Internet Lounges research activities in Qatar, with the goal to develop a
pm. For further information, please contact the Sports and Time Internet lounges are available to students in both the knowledgebase in design, synthesis, and characterization,
Recreational Section at sports@qu.edu.qa or 4403-3800. Womens and Mens Activities Buildings. The internet as well as intelligent processing of advanced materials.
Women lounges also offer wireless connectivity and are open Driven by the needs of potential technological applications,
Banking Women's Main Building 7:00 am 7:00 pm & 7:00 weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, CAM concentrates on applied research in the areas of
Students and employees are offered convenient access 106 &161 am 6:30 pm see: http://www.qu.edu.qa/student/services/primary_ Nanotechnology, Composites, Corrosion, Construction
to banking services through two local bank branch offices services/net_hall.php materials and life cycle assessment. The Center also
College of Arts and Sci- 7:00 am 7:00 pm & 7:00
and several ATM machines in key locations on campus. implemented an integrated graduate training program that
ences-1 & 2 am 4:30 pm
Qatar National Bank (QNB) and Al-Rayyan Bank both offer Lockers emphasizes both materials synthesis and characterization
a full range of services, and their campus branches are Women's Activities Build- 7:00 am 4:30 pm Qatar University provides lockers in various buildings in techniques covering a broad spectrum of materials and
open weekdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. ing the mens and womens sections. experimental probes. Furthermore, CAM offers community
Parking Lot 7:00 am 7:00 pm For more information, please see: services as well as professional training courses to
Bookshop http://www.qu.edu.qa/students/services/lockers/index.php. industry, for which details and applications are available
Sports Facility Building 7:30 am 4:00 pm
The Bookshop, located in the Food Court Building on the at the Centers website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/offices/
women's, section sells a wide selection of stationary and College of Business & 7:00 am 8:30 pm Student Campus Card research/CAM/index.php
classroom supplies, study and research aides, paints & Economics The Student Campus Card is a part of the One Card
art materials, Arabic and English language books, and College of Education 7:00 am 7:00 pm program which is used mainly on campus as an
magazines and computer equipment. The bookshop also identification card and for other important purposes, such Environmental Studies Center (ESC)
Female Activities 7:00 am 4:30 pm
offers a copy service. as: accessing the University facilities, checking out library The ESC is the oldest research center in the region
Food Court 7:30 am 7:00 pm materials, purchasing books at University Book Store, established in 1982 to focus on the study of the
Textbooks New Library 7:00 am 9:30 pm registering for any services at QU. components of the natural ecosystem, with special
The Textbooks Hall provides faculty and students with text focus on the marine environment. The Center is often
Men
books designed to support course curriculum. As part of a For additional information, please see: http://www.qu.edu. contracted by government or private agencies outside
University-wide initiative to boost learning skill acquisition College of Engineering: 7:00 am 8:00 pm qa/students/services/uni_id_card/index.php. QU for consultation and to conduct environmental impact
and enhance research, QU provides a subsidy that equals Corridor08 assessment studies of big industrial and domesticprojects.
50% of the total price for text books costing more than QR Men's Main Building- 135 7:00 am 7:00 pm & 7:00 Mosque The Center is equipped with cutting-edge analytical
50. For more information, please see: http://www.qu.edu. & 138 am 4:30 pm The University mosque serves not only as a religious equipment and state-of-the art research vessel (Janan)
qa/students/services/textbooks/index.php. and spiritual center, but a striking visual landmark and a for marine surveys and research. The center also hosts
Men's Activities Building 7:00 am 6:00 pm
beautiful reminder of the country's traditions and heritage. a large database of maps and audiovisuals of the natural
Food Services Men's Foundation Building 7:00 am 4:00 pm Although the women's campus does not have a central heritage of the country. The ESC hosts and supports
Qatar University offers extensive dining facilities across College of Business & 7:00 am 8:30 pm mosque or prayer facility, prayer rooms are available in graduate students in all fields of environmental science
its campus, with services catering to a large variety of Economics many of the buildings. These rooms are appropriately and engineering.
tastes and preferences. The women's section has a Food furnished for prayer services and reserved for women.
Water Complex 9:30 am 9:00 pm
Court and 14 cafeterias. The men's section has 9 separate Gas Processing Center (GPC)
cafeterias. There are international caf's on campus, New Library 7:00 am 9:30 pm Post Office The GPC is supported by a large industrial consortium of
including Starbucks, Coffee Time, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf The on-campus Post Office is a branch of Q-Post, which national and multi-national companies and addresses the
and Costa. offers a variety of solutions to meet student and employee problems, challenges, and opportunities facing Qatars
Main office: Food Court, Mezzanine Floor, Office #2 Computer Labs mailing needs, whether they are sending urgent or gas processing industry. The Center conducts research
Phone: 4403-3865 /5970 /5975 A large number of academic computer laboratories valuable mail, parcels or international mail. This office is and development in areas pertinent to the consortium
Email: foodservices@qu.edu.qa are available throughout campus for student research located in the Women's Activities Building. members needs and directs its resources towards two
Twitter: @QUFSS and assignments. Students should contact academic areas; asset management/process optimization, and
Facebook: www.facebook.com/QUFSS departments directly for specific information regarding RESEARCH UNITS, CENTERS AND INSTITUTES sustainable development. The GPC offers extensive
Working hours (Food Services Section): Sunday individual college computer labs and resources. training programs and engages with the broader
Thursday, 7:30am 2:30pm Qatar University is committed in its steadfast pursuit of community through its annual GASNA competition and
Working hours (Dining Outlets): Copying & Printing Center scientific advancement, and hosts a large (and growing) conferences.
Qatar University provides copying and printing, laminating, number of cutting-edge research centers and facilities
and scanning services at the copy centers, which are equipped to make meaningful contributions to regional and KINDI Center for Computing Research (KINDI)
located in both the Womens and Mens Activities Buildings global progress. The KINDI Center facilitates and supports Computer and
and Library Building. Students may also request copying Information Science and Engineering research at Qatar
and printing service online via the myQU Portal. Center for Advanced Materials (CAM) University by fostering quality research programs to tackle
For more information, please see: The Center has been established as a multi-disciplinary relevant issues, while engaging the QU critical mass of
http://www.qu.edu.qa/students/services/primary_services/ research and resource center, bringing together state-of- researchers and students, and leveraging existing local
copy_center.php . the-art instrumentation, facilities and expert personnel. and international partnerships. KINDI conducts world-
CAM is the hub of materials science and engineering class research while serving the QU community, as

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well as Qatari Society. The name KINDI is an acronym launched its new Policy Unit with the aim of filling the gap LIBRARY and her fetus during pregnancy.
for Knowledge Intelligence, Networked Data and in publicly-available, empirically-based policy analysis. The 5. Healthcare program to the children at the Childhood
Interdisciplinary research, which are the broad themes of SESRI Policy Unit will complement the Institutes existing As an institution committed to academic excellence, as Center.
the Center. KINDI is also the name of a renowned Muslim research efforts by synthesizing, probing more deeply, well as the preservation and expansion of Arabic culture, 6. Referral of patients to different specialist clinics approved
Scientist ( ) who was a physician and analyzing from a different perspective the Institutes Qatar University maintains a robust library system to by the Supreme Council of Health.
and a pioneer in the area of cryptography; signifying the expansive inventory of individual-level survey data. meet the needs of students, employees, and the Qatari 7. Medical support during the exam periods, campus events
two KINDI areas of strength in bio/health informatics and Additional information is available on the QU website at: community. and graduation days as required.
cyber security. http://www.qu.edu.qa/offices/research/index.php. 8. Contributing to University-wide Health Education and
The new Library building was inaugurated in October awareness programs.
Central Laboratory Unit (CLU) CONTINUING EDUCATION OFFICE (CEO) 2012, and was designed to parallel QU expansion in its
The CLU provides analytical and technical support and majors and number of students. It is located in the newly Location, Working Hours, and Contact numbers
consultancy to serve research activities and testing needs. The CEO is a link between the University and society. developed part of campus. It has five floors, and designed
The Unit also works to optimize and upgrade the practical The Office identifies and meets the actual training to hold a maximum capacity of 1 million text volumes. The Emergency number: (974) 4403 5050
performance of technical staff and students, as well as needs of society through specialized training programs, Ground and first floors are designed for female students,
to provide hands-on experience on using the analytical in addition to preparedness programs for professional faculty members, staff, and visitors, while the second floor Main Clinic: Located in the womens section at the
instruments for university members. and international certifications. It enables the greater is designed primarily for male students. main square. The clinic currently accepts walk-ins and
community to benefit from the expertise, experience and appointments for female students and employees; anyone
Office of Academic Research (OAR) resources available at the university. The QU Library has locations on both the mens and may call the clinic to request support at their location.
Established in 2007, the OAR reports to the Office of the Since its inception in 1995, the CEO has provided womens sections of campus, with a large new facility also Working hours: 7:30am 7:30pm
Vice President for Research. The OAR plays a significant tailor-made continuing education courses and training underway. University faculty, staff and students are able
role in supporting faculty members in the preparation and workshops, in cooperation with various academic to check out, reserve, and even request books from other Phone: (+974) 4403 3294
submission of proposals, sources and opportunities of departments. For years, these training programs, based libraries through interlibrary loan services. Photocopy and Fax: (+974) 4403 3286
funding, review of budgets, compliance with University on actual needs of society, reflect the growing demand by computing services are also available during standard
and sponsor policies and procedures and promoting individuals and institutions for further programs established library working hours, from 7:30 am 7:30 pm. College of Arts and Sciences Clinic: Located in the
technology throughout the University. by the office. womens College of Arts and Sciences building (at the main
The QU Library also features a prominent set of entrance), where nurses are available to provide basic
Office of Quality Management (OQM) The following programs are offered: E-Resources, including subscriptions to many renowned medical services.
The OQM was established to ensure consistent Journals, E-books, and other electronic publications. Working hours: 7:30am 2:30pm
management policies and practices across all the research General These resources may be freely accessed anywhere. Phone: (+974) 4403 3295
centers/ units of the research sector, initiate a linkage Courses are offered in English (business or general) and Additional information is available at: http://library.qu.edu.
between the testing and quality control results, encourage Arabic. These are available to both the QU community and qa Mens Clinic: Located in the Mens Student Activities
best practice sharing experiences, and eliminate the public at large. Registration and course documentation building (on the ground floor), where nurses are available to
duplication of efforts. The Unit helps the centers and are available online. MEDICAL CLINIC provide basic medical services.
units on their journey toward performance excellence. To Working hours: 7:30am 2:30pm
achieve great performance, the Office works with research Contract (Special) The clinic at QU is an outpatient clinic staffed by physicians, Phone: (+974) 4403 3287
centers and units to ensure the best investment in terms Specific courses are tailored for government or private nurses and pharmacists who provide medical care to
of human assets and infrastructure, and to envision Qatar agencies. A minimum number of attendees must be students, faculty and staff of the University, in accordance STUDENT HOUSING
University mission to provide our customers with best present, and the course is not open to anyone outside that with policies set by the Qatar Supreme Council of Health.
quality services. particular organization. A team of dedicated staff is constantly on hand, working Students attending Qatar University are eligible to apply
to secure the safety and well-being of the universitys for student housing. The University provides a safe and
Social and Economic Survey Research Institute Certification Programs attendants, as well as contributing to health education and secure environment for students to enjoy their academic
(SESRI) A number of helpful certification programs (CPA, ICDL, awareness programs. experience away from home. A purpose-built, state-of-
Reporting directly to the Office of the President, the etc.) are available for employment qualifications and the-art student housing and learning community is under
SESRI was established in 2008 with a mandate to conduct enhancing personal proficiency. These are available to the Services construction and will soon provide on-campus housing to
high quality survey research on issues related to the public, and may be studied for individually, at home. In order to best address the needs and health of the students.
development and welfare of Qatari society in the social, Universitys attendants, the clinic is continuously expanding
economic, and cultural areas. With a sophisticated Survey For more information on these programs and how to apply, the scope of its services. Presently, the following are At present, student accommodation is off-campus, offering
Operations Unit and an experienced staff of researchers please visit the Continuing Education Office Website: addressed: a convenient location, positive learning environment
and research assistants, SESRI conducts national http://www.qu.edu.qa/offices/ceo/programs/certificate_ 1. Emergency medical response at accident sites. and scheduled transportation to-and-from the university.
and regional studies utilizing best practices in survey programs/index.php. 2. Transfer of urgent or critical medical cases to Hamad Rooms are fully furnished and offer comfortable and
research. It provides faculty and interested students with Hospital emergency ward, accompanied by a clinic nurse. practical living space for active students. Lounges and
a platform to collaborate on diverse projects with topics 3. Routine medical procedures for patients, including common areas are located throughout the building,
ranging from education and social and political values to medical checkups, diagnosis and prescription of treatments. enabling students to get together for studies and
gender, health, and labor migration. In May 2015, SESRI 4. Antenatal healthcare to promote the health of the mother recreation. A computer lab is also available.

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In order to ensure the best possible experience for
everyone, QU has implemented guidelines and safety
policies, which can be found online: http://www.qu.edu.qa/
offices/housing/

CAMPUS PARKING

Many parking lots are available for vehicles of faculty,


staff, students and visitors, including areas designated
specifically for students or employees. The University has
prepared for the expansion of campus by adding more
parking spaces, and reducing walking distances to the
premises wherever possible.

CAMPUS SECURITY & SAFETY

The Department of Security and Safety is committed


to providing students with a safe learning environment
while keeping the university community informed about
campus security. Visitor permits are issued to individuals,
companies, alumni and conference attendees. Car permit
is also issued for all students. For additional information,
refer to website at:
http://www.qu.edu.qa/students/services/primary_services/
index.php
http://www.qu.edu.qa/offices/businessop/services/index.
php

Lost and Found

Responsible about taking care, delivery of the lost and


found items inside the QU campus. There are two ways
to report a claim, either by visiting the primary services
section in activiites building, or by filling an online claim
form via the QU website. For more information, please
see: http://www.qu.edu.qa/students/services/lost-and-
found.php

TRANSPORTATION

Qatar University provides the following transportation


services:
Bus transportation between the student residences and
the university for men and women.
Bus transportation for scientific and educational trips
organized by various university departments.
Campus Express: This is a free shuttle bus service that
safely transports students around campus.
For additional information, please see:
http://www.qu.edu.qa/students/services/tra/index.php

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CHAPTER 3 QU offers students, alumni, faculty and staff a wide range Arabia, as well as sport tournaments in other MENA Student Call Center
STUDENT SUPPORT AND SERVICES of opportunities for competitive and recreational sports. countries like Egypt and Oman. The Student Call Center receives calls from prospective,
Throughout the year, students are given the opportunity - For-credit study abroad and exchange programs. current or graduate students, parents, and any external
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND SERVICE to compete against other QU teams, teams of other stakeholders, and provides them with answers on issues
LEARNING universities, or the community. related to all services offered by the University, and
These programs are designed to promote a team- Students who are interested in any off-campus learning if necessary, direct them to the related departments.
Qatar University fosters collaboration between itself oriented atmosphere and leadership opportunities for all opportunity can apply online or contact studentexchange@ The Student Call Center is available during university
and the community by engaging student and academic participants. The University also provides instructional qu.edu.qa working hours (7:30 am to 2:30 pm) at 4403-4444, and
resources toward the enrichment of life in our local, classes in swimming, first aid and similar classes that serves as a vital link for internal and external university
national, and global societies. Our goals include interest students. Additionally, certified workshops and Career Services communications. It remains an important part of the
developing new courses and projects in which community- training sessions in a variety of fields are frequently The Career Services Center provides counseling, training services offered by Qatar University; in addition to
based partnerships are central to learning outcomes; available. and professional development services and helps to assisting students, it reduces the pressure on the rest of
enhancing existing courses and projects by integrating prepare students to engage and compete for the best the departments in the Student Affairs Sector, colleges,
community engagement into the experience; and creating Members of the QU community have access to three well- career opportunities. It specializes in providing QU and various offices at the university. For more information,
new initiatives that bring multiple schools and disciplines equipped sports facilities, including an aquatic complex students with student employment during their study please see: http://www.qu.edu.qa/students/services/
together to work on shared community-based projects and stadium for men, and indoor sports complex for at QU. Additionally, the Center assists students with helpdesk/call_center.php
that promote positive social engagement. These courses women. The aquatic complex includes a diving pool, an sponsorship, internship and full-time job opportunities and
and projects allow students to put theory into practice Olympic size pool, and a childrens/training pool. A variety provides numerous career-related resources, programs Explore QU Service
and understand the complexities of practical problem of sports can be played in the outdoor courts, including and activities. For additional information, visit the Career The Explore QU Service is a campus tour service offered
solving in real-world situations, thereby preparing them tennis, volleyball and basketball. In addition, a year football Services Center website at: http://www.qu.edu.qa/ by the Student Helpdesk Section. This service allows
to be effective civic leaders and engaged members of the field and athletic track also are available for student use. A students/services/csc/index.php. Newly Admitted Students, Current Students and Students
community. well-equipped gymnasium has a large capacity for indoor Parents to get familiar with QU campus, and better
sports and recreation events and opportunities. Counseling Services know its buildings and services through well-organized,
STUDENT ACTIVITIES The Student Counseling Center provides QU community informative and entertaining tours.
Table tennis, billiards, chess and other recreational with a variety of counseling and psychological services.
The Student Activities Department aims to promote and games are available in the Student Activities Buildings. These services include individual and group counseling International Students Section
enhance QUs mission by creating an environment for Daily passes and yearly membership are available to the that help students overcome any impediments that affect The International Students Section provides support
students to test new ideas, develop leadership skills, QU community and the public at nominal fees. For more their success. Also included is the Top Readers Program, services that are designed to assist international students
engage in the learning process, and build their community. information or any inquiries please contact sports@qu.edu. which promotes reading culture among students and offers with any academic, personal, financial and immigration-
Through co-curricular opportunities and experiences qa. workshops that enhance students' self-development. related questions or issues, and presents students with
such as student clubs and organizations, events, sports, The aim of the Center is to promote the personal and an opportunity to become involved in the QU community.
recreation, cross-cultural education, civic engagement Global Education and Student Exchange Programs social growth and development of the QU students, Currently, international students at QU represent more
and leadership development, students gain invaluable Qatar University students enjoy a diverse range of and to help them adjust to the demands of university than 70 countries.
skills and experiential knowledge that they will continue programs and trips through which they can explore other life. Students can book their appointments online. For
to develop during their time on campus and beyond as institutions and cultures around the globe. The Student additional information regarding the services provided by The International Students Section is responsible for
future leaders and stewards of Qatar. Engage with us at: Activities Department facilitates and supports incoming the Student Counseling Center, please visit the Center's the welfare of the students whose residency permit is
studentactivities@qu.edu.qa and outgoing exchange students as well students website at: http://www.qu.edu.qa/students/services/scc. sponsored by Qatar University, and helps international
participating in QU-sponsored programs. students to secure their entry visa, as well as residency
STUDENT LIFE Student Helpdesk permit and exit permit; issues annual airline tickets for
Numerous and diverse off-campus opportunities are The Student Helpdesk provides students with a single eligible scholarship students; issues formal sponsorship
Campus Events available, including: point of reference for all general inquiries. Communication letters; and coordinates accommodation with the QU
All students are encouraged to develop their unique - Academic/research conferences where students between the section and students is done through the Housing Department.
personal as well as academic potential by participating represent Qatar University by presenting and defending Reception desk, Student Call Center, and the official
in a wide variety of university-sponsored student their research in various forums, both regionally and accounts of Qatar University on social media (Facebook The International Students Section also oversees
activities, programs, and events that combine culture, internationally. and Twitter). Furthermore, the Student Helpdesk provides admission to the Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Program.
learning, entertainment and fun. Such events include - Cultural / Educational excursions where select Qatar a campus tour service, Explore QU, to introduce QUs For additional information, please visit: http://www.qu.edu.
the National Day Celebration, Cultural Village and Club University students visit reputable educational institutions. buildings and services. qa/students/services/is/index/php.
Days, in addition to a wide variety of other co-curricular Students from these institutions reciprocate by visiting QU. Students can contact Student Helpdesk through:
opportunities that are publicized on campus throughout An example of this type of program is the program with Email: studenthelp@qu.edu.qa New Student Orientation
the year. Get involved and bring your learning to life with Peace College located in North Carolina, USA. Telephone: 4403-4444 New Student Orientation for graduate students is
campus activities and events. - Students may be selected to represent QU on an official Visit the Helpdesk in person organized by individual graduate programs. Students are
basis regionally or internationally in sports, recreational For more information, please see: http://www.qu.edu.qa/ encouraged to contact their graduate program regarding
Sport and Recreation or educational activities. Currently, QU students regularly students/services/helpdesk/ New Student Orientation requirements and schedules.
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Special Needs
Qatar University is committed to providing all academically
qualified students with educational opportunity. Every
effort is exerted to ensure fair and appropriate access to
programs, services, facilities, and activities for students
with special needs. The Special Needs Center provides
services and support technologies that are tailored to the
needs of individual students throughout their tenure at the
University. Currently, support services are provided to the
following special needs categories:
a. Physical impairment
b. Visual impairment (blindness or low vision)
c. Speech and language disorder
d. Students with learning difficulties (such as: Dyslexia)
e. Students who suffer from temporary disability such as
temporary diseases or injury due to accidents.

For additional information on services offered by the


Special Needs Center, please see: http://www.qu.edu.qa/
students/services/special_needs/index.php.

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CHAPTER 4 Transfer applicants may apply for Fall admission (and students may not be used towards a graduate degree at semester.
ADMISSION Spring admission for certain programs) and are required to Qatar University. Non-degree students may register for a
submit the following: maximum of 12 credit hours or 2 semesters of course work Visiting Students admitted to QU may register for up to
Applicants who meet the minimum university admission at QU, whichever comes first. nine credit hours of coursework.
requirements and have earned a Bachelors degree or Complete Online Admissions Application
higher from an accredited institution of higher education Final, official and certified university transcript of highest Non-degree applicants must submit all required original Visiting students intending to conduct research with a QU
or an institution recognized by the Ministry of Higher degree earned as well as official transcripts for any documentation, including an official transcript, to the faculty member or in a research center are not formally
Education in that country are eligible for admission to additional coursework completed beyond the previously Admissions Department. To be considered for non-degree evaluated for admission requirements and, consequently,
a graduate program at Qatar University. The university earned degree admission, applicants must satisfy the following minimum are not permitted to take courses for credit at QU.
minimum admission requirements are based on academic Satisfy QUs English proficiency requirement (and submit requirements:
qualifications that ensure students success throughout evidence to the Admissions Department) For consideration as a Visiting Student under this category,
their course of study. In addition to these important Health Certificate Complete the Online Admissions Application an applicant must satisfy the following:
academic qualifications, the admission process takes into Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID Provide final, official and certified university transcript, Be enrolled full-time in a masters or doctoral program at
consideration the capacity of each college and program Non-Qatari applicants must also provide a copy of their satisfying the requirements of the intended program an accredited institution with which Qatar University is not
as well as the needs of the State of Qatar. Students are passport Satisfy QUs English proficiency requirement (and submit a partner
admitted to Qatar University on a competitive basis. Two recent, identical passport-size photographs with evidence to the Admissions Department) Be in good academic standing.
white background Health Certificate Demonstrate an intent to enroll upon return to the home
GRADUATE APPLICATION CATEGORIES Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID institution.
Transfer applicants must satisfy all QU graduate transfer Non-Qatari applicants must also provide a copy of their
Applicants are offered admission to Qatar University in one admission requirements for the semester of intended passport Upon application for research, the Associate Dean of
of the following categories: admission and submit all appropriate application materials Two recent, identical passport-size photographs with Research and Graduate Studies in the host college will
and supporting documents to the Admissions Department white background review and evaluate a candidates credentials and issue a
1. General Admission by the admission deadline. Applicants who were subject Letter of Invitation. The Letter of Invitation should stipulate
Prospective graduate students must satisfy all QU to disciplinary action or non-academic dismissal at a prior Non-degree students are held to the same academic the students responsibilities as well as those of the host
admission requirements for the semester of intended university/ college will not be considered for admission. standards and Student Code of Conduct as all other department.
admission and submit all appropriate application materials degree-seeking students at Qatar University. All QU Visiting Students are eligible to attend for the purpose of
and supporting documents to the Admissions Department TRANSFER OF CREDIT coursework taken by a non-degree student will remain on conducting research for up to two consecutive semesters,
by the admission deadline. General admission takes place the academic record. If a non-degree student is dismissed excluding summer; however, the Vice President and Chief
during the Fall semester (and Spring semester for certain Graduate coursework earned from an accredited from Qatar University, the dismissal is permanent and the Academic Office (VPCAO) may grant an extension under
programs). Applicants are required to submit the following: university or an institution recognized by the Ministry of student is not eligible to return at any point in the future. exceptional circumstances.
Higher Education in that country may be considered for
Complete Online Admissions Application transfer credit according to QUs transfer credit rules and Non-degree students are eligible to seek regular admission Visiting Students are granted the same access privileges
Final, official and certified university transcript satisfying regulations. Transfer applicants must submit an official to a graduate program provided they meet program as those of regular graduate students within the academic
the degree and cumulative GPA requirements of the transcript, as well as a catalog course description or requirements and submit all application materials by the unit. For issues regarding access to laboratories and/or
intended program course syllabus for all courses for which transfer credit admission deadline. supplies, students should coordinate with the academic
Satisfy QUs English Proficiency requirement (and submit is being sought. Grades earned in courses accepted for unit.
evidence to the Admissions Department) transfer will not be calculated as part of the GPA at Qatar 4. Visiting Students
Health Certificate University. However, the credits earned will count toward Qatar University distinguishes between visiting students All Visiting Students are held to Qatar Universitys policies
Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID the total number required for graduation. who intend to register for courses at QU and those who and procedures including all policies regarding intellectual
Non-Qatari applicants must also provide a copy of their wish to conduct research with a QU faculty member or in a property and the ethical conduct of research. The hosting
passport A maximum of 9 credit hours with a minimum grade of B research center. academic unit is responsible for ensuring that Visiting
Two recent, identical passport-size photographs with may be considered for transfer credit evaluation. As some Students understand and agree to relevant policies.
white background colleges accept fewer transfer credit hours, students are Visiting students interested in enrolling in courses should
advised to consult the Program Director to determine the satisfy either of the following in order to be eligible for It is the responsibility of the Visiting Student to provide the
First Year admits are not eligible to receive transfer credit maximum number of credit hours and the specific courses admission: necessary paperwork needed to facilitate the issuance of
consideration for coursework completed prior to their that may be transferred to a particular degree program. Be currently matriculated in a graduate program offered a visa; as a general rule, the required documents should
graduate admission to QU. Credit hours earned earlier than five years from the date of at another university with a minimum cumulative GPA of be available to the hosting academic unit as well as the
admission to QU cannot be transferred. 3.0 Office of Graduate Studies, at least three months prior to
2. Transfer Admission Be admitted to a graduate program at another university the expected visit.
All applicants who are currently or who have previously 3. Non-Degree Students
attended a graduate program and who have earned at Qatar University allows non-degree admission to a limited Students in the above category are required to submit Unless otherwise stated, the Visiting Student is responsible
least 3 credit hours are considered transfer applicants number of individuals who may enroll in graduate credit proof of their acceptance to or enrollment at an accredited for all expenses associated with the stay at QU including
and may apply for transfer admission to Qatar University. courses at QU, but who are not considered as pursuing a institution of higher education to the Admissions all travel costs, health insurance, accommodations, etc.
graduate degree program. Credit earned by non-degree Department, at least, two weeks prior to the start of the

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A visiting student is eligible to seek general admission to Possess an earned Bachelors degree or higher with a university transcripts submitted by non-QU graduates be Admission to QU is competitive and considers the
a graduate program at Qatar University provided he/she minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. final, official and authenticated, according to the following academic qualifications of applicants, as well as the
meets program admission requirements and university standards: capacity of each program for the semester of admission.
deadlines. It is important to note, however, that the minimum Students admitted to Qatar University who fail to register
university GPA requirements do not guarantee admission 1. Universities in Qatar for classes by the end of the Add/Drop period for the
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS to QU. Students are ultimately accepted to a graduate All applicants who attended a private university located semester of their admission are considered no-show
program according to the strength of the applicant pool in Qatar must ensure that the following transcript students, resulting in their admission being revoked and
In general, Qatar University considers only those and the available capacity in each graduate program. requirements are met: their admission file destroyed. No-show students who wish
applicants who have satisfied QUs English proficiency The transcript must be final. to attend Qatar University in a future semester will need to
requirement and meet the criteria appropriate to the While applicants are eligible to seek admission to more The transcript must be official. re-apply for admission and submit all required documents
program for which they are applying as indicated below: than one graduate program, a student may be matriculated The transcript must be stamped and signed by an again.
in only one QU graduate program at a time. Additionally, appropriate university official.
Admission to a PhD Program no faculty member employed by Qatar University with a The university must be recognized by the Qatar Ministry ACADEMIC DISMISSAL AND ADMISSION TO A
An earned Masters degree or higher with a minimum rank of Lecturer or higher is eligible to enroll in a graduate of Education (no Ministry stamps required from recognized DIFFERENT PROGRAM
GPA of 3.0 program offered by the department in which they are universities).
For programs offered in English, standardized test scores affiliated. A student who has been academically dismissed from QU
are required (i.e. GRE, GMAT) 2. International Universities and is not eligible for readmission to the existing graduate
Applicants who have earned a Professional Masters Students admitted to a graduate program in a field different All applicants who have attended a university outside program may apply for admission to a different graduate
degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher must satisfy additional from that of the previously earned degree may be required of Qatar must ensure that the following transcript program. In such cases, the applicant is expected to
college/program specific requirements. to complete bridging courses. requirements are met: satisfy all of the admission requirements of the intended
program and submit all application materials and
Admission to a Masters Program Students applying to a graduate program are eligible to The transcript must be final. supporting documents to the Admissions Department by
Qatar University acknowledges two types of Masters transfer a maximum of 9 credit hours according to QU The transcript must be official. the admission deadline.
degrees: (1) A research-oriented degree culminating in a transfer credit rules and regulations. An Arabic or English translation of the final transcript
research-based experience like that of a thesis project and must accompany the transcript if it is issued in a language ADMISSION DEFERRAL
(2) a professional Masters degree, which is practical in A complete listing of admission requirements by academic other than Arabic or English.
nature and emphasizes professional knowledge beyond program is listed in Chapter 9 of this catalog. If the university is accredited by an international Students admitted to a graduate program may request
the baccalaureate degree. accrediting association (accreditation recognition must to defer their first semester of enrollment for a maximum
ADMISSIONS APPLICATION FEE be listed on the official transcript), no further attestation is of two semesters, provided the program is still offered at
To be eligible for admission to a Masters program, an required. Qatar University. Students requesting such an extension
applicant must satisfy the following: All graduate applicants seeking admission to Qatar If the university is not accredited internationally, the must submit an official written request to the Vice
Possess an earned Bachelors degree or higher with a University are required to pay a QR 350 application fee as transcript must be certified by the Ministry of Higher President for Student Affairs.
minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 part of the admission application. Admission applications Education or equivalent authority in the country in which
Dual degree (accelerated program) students will be will not be considered complete, and consequently an the university is located. The transcript must also be ORIENTATION
admitted to the Masters degree program upon completion admission decision will not be made, until the application certified by either:
of 90 credit hours in the Bachelors program with an overall fee is submitted. The Qatar Embassy in the relevant country; or Orientation for new graduate students varies by graduate
GPA of 3.0 or higher The Embassy of the relevant country located in Doha. program. However, attendance at orientation is mandatory
Students MUST satisfy any additional college/program ENGLISH COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT and all students are encouraged to consult with their
specific admission requirements. ADMISSION DATES AND DEADLINES Program Director regarding orientation schedules.
QU graduate students are expected to be proficient in
Colleges/programs that offer a Professional Masters English. Therefore, applicants are required to demonstrate Admission to a graduate program at QU is both
program may admit students with a minimum cumulative their English proficiency as part of the admission process competitive and limited. Therefore, applicants are strongly
GPA of 2.5; however, in such cases, the student MUST by either possessing an earned degree from an accredited encouraged to submit the admission application and all
obtain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first semester in institution of higher education in a program where English required documentation as early as possible. Applicants
which they were registered for, at least, two regular was the language of instruction, or submitting a program- are reminded that all documents required to complete the
courses in their field of study. Students who fail to meet approved TOEFL score (or its equivalent), taken within the admission process must be submitted to the Admissions
these requirements by the end of the first semester will last two years. Scores from tests taken more than 2 years Department by the appropriate deadlines, and applications
automatically be dismissed from the program. before the start of the semester of intended admission are will not be accepted after the published application
not accepted. deadline. A comprehensive listing of admission application
Admission to the PharmD program deadlines can be found on the QU website at: www.
Possess an earned Bachelors degree or higher with a UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS qu.edu.qa.
minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
All graduate applicants must submit an official transcript NO-SHOW STUDENTS
Admission to a Diploma Program directly to the Admissions Department. QU requires that all

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CHAPTER 5 OTHER UNIVERSITY FEES will undergo an initial orientation session regarding their
GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS assigned duties. The orientation may include a description
TUITION, ASSISTANTSHIPS AND ACADEMIC
Lockers of specific GA duties, standards for evaluation of
SCHOLARSHIPS, TEXTBOOK SECTION University lockers are available at a rate of QR 25 per Outstanding graduate students will be offered a Graduate performance, and training (if needed and as appropriate),
semester; no refund is available. Assistantship (GA) on a competitive basis. A GA will be Additionally, GAs will be provided with a list of available
TUITION FEES paid QR 180 per hour for 35 hours of work per week of resources and be informed whether their duties entail
Campus Card which a maximum of 20 hours per week will be dedicated laboratory instruction. A faculty member designated by
Diploma Level Students to teaching responsibilities. He/she is personally respon-
The issuing fee for the student ID card is QR 50; the same the Chair of the Department will supervise the orientation
Tuition fees for students enrolled in any Diploma Program sible for all expenses, including housing, tuition, insurance,
fee is applicable for replacements in the event the card session as well as the regular GA duties.
are QR 1,500 per credit hour. travel and any other incurred expense while studying at
becomes damaged or lost.
Qatar University. Once the graduate assistant arrives on campus, a special
Master Level Students
University Housing contract should be prepared and signed at the HR office; a
Tuition fees for students enrolled in any Masters Program Eligibility and Application Process
Students living in the student accommodation facilities pro- copy will be delivered to the GA for his/her future reference.
are QR 2,000 per credit hour. A student may be considered for a GA position based on
vided by the University are charged QR 2000 per month
for room and board, as well as transportation to and from the following: Reappointment to a GA position is contingent upon
Doctorate Level Students 1. The student is either accepted for admission or already
the university. This is a non-refundable charge. evaluation of prior performance, departmental research and
Tuition fees for students enrolled in any Doctorate Program enrolled in a graduate program at QU. teaching needs, as well as available funds. Additionally, a
are QR 2,000 per credit hour. 2. The student has demonstrated exceptional perfor-
TEXTBOOK SECTION contract is renewable for a maximum period of 2 years for
The Textbook Section assumes responsibility for selling mance at the undergraduate level (for those applying for a a Masters student and a maximum period of 4 years for a
Students enrolled in the Arabic for Non-Native Speak- Masters degree) or graduate level (for those applying for
Textbooks and eBooks to QU students and Faculty. The PhD student.
ers Program a PhD degree). Exceptional performance is defined by no
University provides a subsidy equaling 50% of the total
Tuition fees for students enrolled in the Arabic for Non- less than a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.00 scale.
price for books over QR 50, and the payment is non- In the event a student wishes to resign from a GA
Native Speakers Program are QR 600 per credit hour. 3. A graduate assistant who is applying for a program that
refundable. The section announces a book-selling table appointment, the student MUST inform his/her GA
before each semester, which is made available to students is either taught in English/Arabic or uses English/Arabic supervisor, complete the GA Resignation Form, and abide
Tuition Fees Refund Policy extensively must demonstrate language proficiency as
and faculty. For more information, please see http://www. by all termination procedures as stated in the GA policy and
Students who drop one or more courses, or withdraw from defined by the University.
qu.edu.qa/students/services/textbooks/index.php guidelines. The student is expected to follow up with HR to
the semester after the add/ drop period are subject to the
ensure no other matters are left unresolved.
following penalties:
ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
An application for a graduate assistantship should accom- A GA who drops a course, withdraws from the University,
Time of Drop or Withdrawal after End As of November 2011, the Higher Education Institute of pany the application for admission to the graduate degree or resigns an assistantship after the add/drop period of the
Semester Penalty
of Add/Drop Period
the Supreme Council for Education (HEI SCE) recognizes program. The deadline for GA applications is the same as semester will lose the paid tuition for those courses.
Fall and Up to 2 weeks 20% many Qatar University Masters and Doctoral degree the deadline for admission applications.
Spring After 2 weeks and up to 4 weeks 50% programs. Meeting the Language Proficiency Requirements
Semester After 4 weeks and up to 8 weeks 75% APPOINTMENTS New graduate students must demonstrate that they
After 8 weeks 100%
Diploma in Education Scholarships have met the minimum English language proficiency
Summer Up to 1 week 20% These scholarships are awarded under specific criteria to The Chair of the Department should forward requirements (TOEFL or IELTS tests) and/or Arabic
Semester After 1 week and up to 2 weeks 50% students admitted to the Diploma programs offered by the recommendations for Graduate Assistantships to the language proficiency requirements as defined by their
After 2 weeks 100% College of Education. Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College/Program. Applicants should contact their academic
In order to maintain a scholarship award, a student must relevant College along with the students academic status, departments or the Admission Office for additional
satisfy the minimum GPA and academic load requirements workload, and assigned duties. The Associate Deans office information.
If a full week falls within an official holiday, it is not must receive the list of recommended GAs at the same time
of the scholarship. Additionally, most scholarship awards
counted in the weeks shown in the above table as the list of accepted graduate students. Those students
are of a fixed duration, which may vary by scholarship Maintaining the GA Award
Penalties shown in the above table apply to both tuition- selected to receive a GA position will be informed in writing
type. Scholarship recipients are bound by all applicable The maximum length of a full-time graduate assistantship
paying and tuition- exempted students once they have confirmed they will be attending QU.
Qatar University rules and regulations, and are responsible is limited to the normal length of time for completing the
for all financial penalties incurred. Once all approvals are confirmed, and prior to the starting degree as defined in the program-approved Study Plan
For additional information regarding academic scholar- date of the appointment, newly accepted graduate upon enrolment. In most cases, a Masters degree is not to
ships, please contact the Scholarship Office by e-mail at assistants should receive a letter (email) from the Office of exceed two years, and a Doctoral degree is not to exceed
scholarships@qu.edu.qa or visit their website at: http:// the Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies (with a four years. Graduate Students who have been awarded a
www.qu.edu.qa/students/admission/scholarships/index. copy to the Dean and Chair of the concerned GAs College GA position must satisfy the following:
php /Program) summarizing their general duties along with a Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
link where they can view the Qatar University rules and Register for 9 credit hours per semester (unless it is in the
regulations. semester in which the student intends to graduate)
Attend required Professional Development sessions/
In the first week of commencing duty, graduate assistants training/ workshops

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Submit bi-weekly self evaluations to the GA Supervisor report and submit it to his/her GA Supervisor. The GA
Maintain satisfactory progress toward the degree Supervisor will review the reports and provide any feedback
Not hold any other employment commitments necessary. The reports will also be used to inform the
Not hold a GA position at any other institution Supervisors evaluation of the students performance at the
Maintain the highest standards of academic honesty and end of each term. The GA Supervisors evaluation should
integrity and abide by College and University rules and be submitted to the Department Chair who will evaluate all
regulations of the GAs working in the department at the end of every
academic year and submit a formal report to the Dean and
Responsibilities and Load the Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies. GAs
The duties and responsibilities of GAs should be clearly will receive a written copy of their annual performance
stated in the contract. GAs will serve under the direction and evaluation.
supervision of appointed faculty members as designated by
the Chair of the Department. The following guidelines apply:
1. Graduate teaching responsibilities may include End of Contract
assignments such as assisting in laboratory sessions, Graduate assistants are expected to meet the standards of
teaching tutorials and help sessions, help in grading performance described at the time of their appointment as
laboratory reports/papers and quizzes, proctoring exams, well as maintain satisfactory academic progress toward their
and organizing/uploading course handouts as instructed by degree. A GA contract may be terminated with one months
the supervising faculty. In addition, GAs may be assigned notice at any time the students performance is considered
additional academic and/or research duties as deemed to be unsatisfactory by the concerned department.
appropriate by the Department Chair. Although immediate termination of contract may be called
2. A GA is expected to work 35 hours per week of which upon for serious misbehavior or failure to perform duties
a maximum of 20 hours should be dedicated to teaching and/or fulfill responsibilities, all terminations must follow the
responsibilities. legal guidelines adopted by Qatar University. Any appeals
3. Attendance at and participation in professional should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies within
development sessions/training as organized through the one week of receiving the termination letter.
Office of Graduate Studies.
4. Timely submission and satisfactory completion of the bi-
weekly self-evaluations.
5. GAs are not permitted to enroll in any course for which
they are assigned assistantship responsibilities.

Compensation
Graduate Assistants will be compensated on a monthly
basis throughout the duration of the contract. Appointments
are based on a 12-month contract and stipulate a work
commitment of 35 hours per week of which a maximum
of 20 hours will entail teaching assignments. Additionally,
the GA award package includes eligibility of forty-five days
vacation; however, vacation time must coincide with the QU
academic calendar, must be taken outside of the teaching
times in which the GA is required by his/her department,
and must be approved by the GA Supervisor.

GAs with teaching responsibilities in the summer will be


compensated beyond the normal compensation as per
applicable policy.

The GA is personally responsible for all expenses including


housing, tuition, insurance, travel, etc. incurred while
studying at Qatar University.

Evaluation
The GA is expected to complete the biweekly self-evaluation
CHAPTER 6 Confidentiality of university records, which are not dis- may result in disciplinary action against the student and purchased from another person or company.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY closed to other parties unless there is a students explicit could result in his/her suspension or dismissal from the
written consent, with the exception of the authorized University. Work completed for one course and submitted to
STUDENT INTEGRITY CODE persons as stated in section Confidentiality of Student another
Records. JURISDICTION In general, any work for one course should not be
Universities are unique communities committed to creating presented to another course. Similarly, the students are
and transmitting knowledge. They depend on the freedom All charges involving any violation of the Student Integrity reminded that when incorporating their own past research
of individuals to explore ideas and advance their capabili- Student Responsibilities Code will be transferred to the Vice President for Student in current projects, they must refer to such previous work.
ties. Such freedom, in turn, depends on the good will and QU students should: Affairs (VPSA) for recording purposes and to determine
responsible behavior of all members of the community, appropriate action in consultation with concerned parties Deliberate falsification of data
who must treat each other with tolerance and respect. Contribute to maintaining a safe and orderly university when the need arises. This involves the deliberate act of falsifying any kind
They must allow each other to develop to the full range of educational environment. of data or manipulating/ distorting any supporting
their capabilities and take full advantage of the institutions Show respect to other individuals at QU; students, staff DEFINITIONS OF ACADEMIC AND NON-ACADEMIC documentation for coursework or other academic activities.
resources. and visitors. VIOLATIONS
The Student Integrity Code aims at providing all students Be familiar with and abide by all student bylaws, policies Complicity in academic dishonesty
at QU with clear standards of behavior. By registering as and procedures. Academic violations include, but are not limited to, the Complicity in academic dishonesty means helping or
a student, all students acknowledge their awareness and Work to the best of their ability in all academic pursuits. following: attempting to help another student to commit an act of
knowledge of the student integrity code and its procedures. Behave in a responsible manner. academic dishonesty, such as doing work for another
Moreover, they understand the consequences of the viola- Pursue knowledge. Plagiarism student; designing or producing a project for another
tion of these standards; violations may be of an academic Dress appropriately and according to the University rules Plagiarism includes the following examples, and applies student; willfully providing answers during an exam or quiz;
or non-academic nature. and regulations in this regard. to all student assignments or submitted work: use of the contacting a student on a mobile device while taking an
Students attending an off-campus event as representatives Accept responsibility for their actions. work, ideas, images or words of someone else without his/ exam and providing information; providing a student with
of the University (such as conferences, or athletic teams or her permission; use of someone elses wording, name, an advance copy of a test; leaving inappropriate materials
engaging in club activities) are subject to this code. CONFIDENTIALITY OF STUDENT RECORDS phrase, sentence, paragraph or essay without using behind at the site of an exam or test and altering outcome
QU expects its students to adopt and abide by the highest quotation marks, and misrepresentation of the sources that results.
standards of conduct in their interaction with their profes- All student and associated financial records are considered were used.
sors, peers, staff members and the wider University com- confidential. Student university records are established Interference with other students work
munity. Moreover, QU expects its students to act maturely and maintained for administrative purposes. Access to Inappropriate Collaboration This involves the intentional interference with the work
and responsibly in their relationships with others. Every these records is limited to the student and designated uni- Inappropriate Collaboration includes the following of other students; sabotaging other students laboratory
student is expected to assume the obligations and respon- versity officials as stated below. Access to these records examples: working with someone else in developing, experiments, research or digital files; and giving any
sibilities of membership required by the QU community. by other individuals requires the students explicit written organizing or revising a submitted work without misleading information or disrupting other students
As such, a student is expected not to engage in behaviors consent, with the exception of the students parents or his/ acknowledging that persons help. This work may include: classwork.
that compromise the integrity of themselves, as well as her legal guardian. projects, papers, oral presentations, research, design
that of QU. While the University encourages its students to Designated university officials are determined to have le- projects or take-home examinations, use of tutors for Intellectual Property (IP) violations
express themselves freely, this freedom is forfeited when gitimate educational interest if the information requested is writing, editing or fabricating a submitted work, and use of Respect for original intellectual creativity is vital to
it infringes on the rights and respect of others. Specifically, necessary for that official to perform a task that is related unauthorized assistance in all cases of submitted work. academic discourse. This principle applies to works of all
a student is expected to abide by the principles within the to their normally assigned job functions or related to their authors and publishers in all forms. This encompasses
academic and non-academic domains as outlined below. performance of a contract with the university. A university Inappropriate Proxy respect for the right to acknowledgement; the right to
official includes faculty, staff, a member of the board of Inappropriate Proxy is the state in which a student privacy and the right to determine the form, manner and
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES trustees, third-parties acting on behalf of the university, fraudulently attends an exam or any academic activity or terms of publication and distribution.
and individuals, including students, serving on university obligation in place of another student. As a general rule, copying, distributing, making derivative
Student Rights committees. The determination as to whether a legitimate work, displaying, or performing copyright-protected work
QU recognizes the rights of its students to include: educational interest exists will be made by the custodian Dishonesty requires the permission of the copyright owner. For
of the records on a case-by-case basis. Should contractual Dishonesty in examinations and submitted work may purposes such as discussion, analysis, comment, news
Access to the academic and non-academic opportuni- agreements between the student and external agencies include the following forms: Submission of non-original reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research, copyrighted
ties available to them at the University, provided such sponsoring him/her require the release of these records paper, test result, work and materials; any form of work may be used without permission and will not be
opportunities fall within the standards and/or requirements to such agencies, the student must sign a release letter to communication between or among students during considered an infringement of copyright, provided that
adopted by the University. that effect once he/she is admitted to the University. examination; cheating from another student during the source has been acknowledged. Since electronic
Freedom of thought and expression, subject to applicable A student working at QU is considered an employee of the examination; copying from anothers paper, giving information is easily reproduced, respect for the work
policies, rules and laws adopted by the University. University and, as such, is sometimes required to handle unauthorized assistance, obtaining unauthorized advance and personal expression of others is especially critical in
Equal opportunities regardless of race, color, gender, confidential materials. Therefore, he/she is not permitted knowledge of examination questions, and the use of electronic media. Violations of authorial integrity, including
religion, ethnicity, age or disability. to divulge any confidential information, and is required to mechanical or marking devices or procedures for the plagiarism, invasion of privacy, unauthorized access,
A fair university judicial process whenever applicable. sign a statement of confidentiality prior to working at the purpose of obtaining false scores on machine-graded and trade secret and copyright violations may constitute
University. Intentional release of confidential information examinations; submitting any material prepared by or grounds for disciplinary action against any member of the

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academic community. a) The concepts of procedural fairness, and Restriction by exclusion from participation in social activi- offense. The form Offense Record Form should be
b) The existing QU Student Integrity Code. ties, which includes but is not limited to being prohibited forwarded to the VPSA and the Department Head in which
Non-academic violations of QUs standard of conduct from: representing QU in any official activity or event, be the alleged offense took place.
may include but are not limited to the following: This will be accomplished by considering the facts of each it cultural or athletic; entering any of university facilities; or 4. Based on the level of severity of the alleged offense,
specific case; and examining the preceding deliberations serving as an officer of any student organizations. and after consultation with the faculty member concerned,
Illegal trespassing or entering on any University property, to ensure that the procedures were consistent with QU Warning: It is an official written notification that the stu- the Department Head records his/her opinion (on the
including any building, structure or facility. policy. dents behavior violates the Student Integrity Code; that form) after meeting with both the faculty member and the
Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of In cases of academic offenses, if they are not resolved the action or behavior must cease; and that further miscon- student.
peers, faculty, and university visitors and employees. by the faculty member or within the department, the dean duct could result in additional disciplinary action. 5. The form is then forwarded to the dean of the college
Disruptive, destructive, or abusive behavior within the of the college in which the alleged academic offense took Probation: Disciplinary probation is a formal notice, af- for either the final decision, or to be forwarded to the Vice
confines of QU campus. place should consult with the colleges Student Affairs fecting the non-academic status of the student, that the President for Student Affairs. At the college level, the
Behavior that threatens the physical or emotional safety committee to investigate these cases. However, academic students behavior is unacceptable within the university deans decision must be based on the recommendations
and well-being of others within campus grounds, premises, offenses which may lead to a students dismissal from the community. Probation requires that the student demon- given by The College Student Affairs Committee, whose
and facilities. University should be forwarded to the Vice President for strate during a specified period of time, that s/he is capable members are selected at the beginning of the academic
Any violation of the Qatari law committed within campus Student Affairs, who shall communicate the decision to the of meeting the conduct standards expected of members of year. Members of this committee serve for two years and
grounds, premises, and facilities. Vice President and Chief Academic Officer and President the university community. they include the Associate/Assistant Dean of Student
Theft, which includes stealing of private or university of the University for taking the decision. The ultimate deci- Affairs of the college, and one or two selected faculty
property or services while on university premises or in con- sion to dismiss a student from the university lies within the Category Three : member(s), depending on the enrollment number in the
nection with any university activity. jurisdiction of the university president. Exclusion from academic privileges, including Deans List college, and a student.
Violation of Qatar University Dress Code: QU recognizes and VP list of honors. 6. Recommendations for disciplinary actions of the first
cultural diversity and respects the requirements needed for Strongly advised to attend treatment or counseling, as category (refer to previous section) may be approved
a productive learning environment. Students are expected DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS determined by the director of the Student Counseling Cen- and implemented by the dean of the college in which
to dress in a manner respectful of the local culture and ter, in consultation with the VPSA. the student is enrolled. Significant cases of violations
traditions. Inappropriate dress for both males and females A student is advised that violations of the Student Integrity Dismissal for a specified term(s) from the university. that require second and third category actions should be
is unacceptable. Violators will be subject to appropriate Code will be treated seriously, with special attention given Expulsion from the University. referred to the Vice President of Student Affairs for further
disciplinary measures. to repeated offences. A notation of the student integrity review by the Student Judiciary Committee.
Damaging, destroying or defacing university property or code violation will be entered on the students permanent PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES 7. In all cases, offenses must be recorded and sent to the
that of any person while on university premises. record. Penalties for violations of QU rules and regulations Vice President for Student Affairs for monitoring purposes.
Smoking in a non-smoking area, in or around campus or for acts of student misconduct may include one or more The following procedures are to be followed in case of 8. In all cases, the student must attend any meetings
facilities. of the following: academic offenses by students: requested by the college in which the offense has taken
Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys of place, or by the University, for hearing purposes. Failure to
university buildings, facilities, or property. Category One 1. The immediate responsibility for dealing with instances do so may result in making decisions based on available
Unauthorized entry into or use of university facilities or Resubmission of work assigned by the faculty member. of academic dishonesty, plagiarism, disruption in facts.
property, including computer hardware and software. Submission of additional work for the course in which the classroom and other academic violations rests with the 9. In cases where the faculty member is not satisfied with
Unauthorized posting of signs, notices, flyers, banners, offense occurred. faculty member. In any case of an academic offense the decision of the College Committee, he/she may appeal
and announcements. Such material may be placed only on A lowered grade or loss of credit for the work found to be committed by a student, the faculty member should fill the decision to the Vice President for Student Affairs.
authorized bulletin boards, and other specified locations. in violation of the integrity code. out the relevant form of student offense (Offense Record
They may not be posted on cars, trees, walls, doors, or A failing grade of (F) or (WF) or denial of credit for the Form) which shall be documented in the student's personal
glass surfaces. All student event publicity to be distributed course in which the offense occurred. file in the colleges archives and within the office of the As for non-academic offenses, any member of the
or displayed in most buildings on campus must be ap- Reprimand from the dean of the college, which is a VPSA. This action will allow the University to monitor and university community may file a charge of misconduct
proved and stamped at the Student Activities Department. written statement of disapproval of behavior issued to the record multiple cases of student offenses at the university against any student. The concerned party should fill out
student, and filed in the records. level. a non-academic offense record form within three days of
Educational activities: They may include writing essays or 2. In the case that a faculty member is convinced that the occurrence of the incident. Charges are to be filed with
Adjudication of offenses setting a presentation for the community. the alleged offense has resulted from a lack of judgment the Vice President for Student Affairs who will notify the
Cases resulting from alleged violations of the student in- on the student's part rather than an intended dishonesty, student of the offense with which s/he is being charged,
tegrity code are within the jurisdiction of a faculty member, Category Two the faculty member should instruct the student for an conduct interviews, determine if the Code has been
department head, dean of the college, and the Vice Presi- University Service: A student may be required to do a acceptable academic work and must record it in the violated and decide an appropriate response.
dent for Student Affairs, who will consult with the Student number of service hours, engaging in light work tasks, student file. In such cases, the faculty member may, for
Judiciary Committee (SJC), a university-wide committee such as the maintenance of college/university property example, require the student to rewrite or correct the RECORDS OF DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
to investigate cases of violations. The mandate of the and/or clerical work. original work or assignment or to resubmit a substitute
Student Judiciary Committee is to advise the Vice Presi- Loss of student employment eligibility and/or merit schol- work or assignment. Records of the violation and disciplinary action charges
dent for Student Affairs on individual cases with respect to arship. 3. The faculty member who is reporting an allegation of and sanctions will be maintained as part of the confidential
academic or non-academic violation of the integrity code. Restitution: reimbursement to the University for any dam- dishonesty must report such action within 3 working days records in the office of the VPSA and the respective dean
The Committee, in conducting its business, will observe: age or misappropriation of university property. from the date of occurrence or discovery of the alleged of the college for a period of two years after the student

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graduates or ceases to be a student. Suspension and confidential.
expulsion charges will become part of the students official 2. If the student is not satisfied with the outcome, he/
transcript of record. she has the right to appeal the decision within ten (10) Formal Resolution NOTIFICATION OF OUTSIDE PARTIES
business days of its announcement. The result of the 1. Submit the official online application through myBanner
STUDENT COMPLAINTS appeal will be emailed to the student within ten (10) within ten (10) business days of the incident outlining the When deemed appropriate, the University reserves the
business days of submitting the appeal. complaint, the individuals involved, the date and location of right to notify a students parents or guardians at any time
Qatar University is committed to a policy of fair treatment 3. In all cases, if the student does not receive a formal the incident. during a disciplinary process.
response within ten (10) business days of the complaint/ 2. The Vice President for Student Affairs will review and
of students in their interactions with all other members of
appeal submission, he/she should consider the request direct the complaint to the appropriate department. The
the university community. personal details of the complainant will be removed to
rejected.
4. In cases where the student believes that the procedures ensure confidentially. The student will be informed of the
Academic Disputes were not properly followed, he/she has the right to appeal decision via email within ten (10) business days of the
Academic disputes may include, but are not limited the decision to the Vice President for Student Affairs. The complaints submission.
to: admission, grades during the academic semester, appeal must be filed within ten (10) business days of the 3. If the student believes that the procedures have not
academic suspension, charges of dishonesty, plagiarism, date of the decision. The Vice President for Student Affairs been properly followed, he/she has the right to appeal the
deliberate forgery of data, work completed for one course shall review all documentation relating to the appeal and decision within ten (10) business days of the decision.
and submitted for another, and violation of intellectual make a decision. At this stage, the outcome of the appeal The Vice President for Student Affairs shall review all
property. The Final Grade change appeal is excluded from is final and no further appeal is available. documentation relating to the complaint and make a
this section, please refer to section 4.13. 5. All documents related to the complaint, appeal, and decision. At this stage, the outcome of the appeal is final
decision shall be kept at the Office of Vice President for and no further appeal is available.
Scope Student Affairs. 4. The decision of the appeal is final and may not be
This section sets forth the procedures to be followed appealed. In cases where the Vice President for Student
WITHDRAWAL OF COMPLAINT Affairs recommends dismissal from the University, the
by a student who believes he/she has been unfairly or
Students may withdraw a previously submitted complaint student may submit an appeal to the university president.
improperly treated by a faculty member in light of the
while the complaint is being investigated. In such cases, 5. All documents related to the complaint, appeal, and
academic process. For example, it applies to disputes decision shall be kept at the Office of Vice President for
the complaint will be closed and applicable parties will be
over grade assignments during the academic semester, Student Affairs.
informed of the withdrawal. Complaints which have been
decisions about program or degree requirements or closed may not be withdrawn.
eligibility, or claims that course requirements are unfair. WITHDRAWAL OF COMPLAINT
Non- Academic Disputes Students may withdraw a previously submitted complaint
Informal Resolution Non-academic issues may include, but are not limited to, while the complaint is being investigated. In such cases,
The student should first try to resolve the grievance iThe harassment (verbal or physical), intimidation, disruptive the complaint will be closed and applicable parties will be
student should first try to resolve the grievance informally or abusive behavior within the limitations of QU campus, informed of the withdrawal. Complaints which have been
by discussing the grievance with the faculty member as fines, fees, exclusion from a use of service, discrimination, closed may not be withdrawn.
soon as the student is aware of the matter. If the student record access, and violation of policy.
and faculty member were not able to reach an agreement, CONFIDENTIALITY
the student should discuss the objection with the faculty Scope
members department head. If the complaint remains This section sets forth the procedures which should be Information related to a complaint is treated as confidential
followed by a student who believes that he/she has been and is only shared with authorized individuals on a need-
unresolved, the student should discuss it with the college
unfairly or improperly treated by a member of the Univer- to-know basis. This information is used for the purpose of
dean. In these informal discussions, the department head investigating and resolving the complaint in accordance with
sity community with regard to a non-academic matter.
or dean is encouraged to mediate the dispute. In particular QU policy.
he/she should talk to both the student and the faculty Informal Resolution
member, separately or together, and should examine any The student should first try to resolve the complaint Violation of the Student Integrity Code Forms
relevant evidence, including any documentation the parties informally as soon as reasonably possible after the
wish to submit. If the student objection is against the student becomes, or should become aware of the matter. Non-Academic Violations:
department head or the dean, the student should discuss If the matter involves a staff member, and the student www.qu.edu.qa/students/documents/non-academic-
it with one administrative level higher than that of the and the staff member cannot reach an agreement, the violation-en.pdf
department head/dean. student shall discuss it with the staff members supervisor. www.qu.edu.qa/students/documents/non-academic-
Similarly, if the matter involves a faculty member, and the violation-ar.pdf
Formal Resolution student and the faculty member cannot reach agreement,
1. Submit the official online application through myBanner the student shall discuss the grievance with the faculty Academic Violations:
within ten (10) business days of the incident outlining members department head. Although students are www.qu.edu.qa/students/documents/academic-violation-
encouraged to resolve the complaint informally, the nature en.pdf
the complaint, the individuals involved, the date and the
of certain cases may require that the informal process be www.qu.edu.qa/students/documents/academic-violation-ar.
location of the incident. The student will be informed of pdf
by-passed.
the decision by email within ten (10) business days of
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CHAPTER 7 the following semester.
ACADEMIC POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
If a student is not allowed to register for a course because
REGISTRATION of failing or dropping a Prerequisite course, it is the
students responsibility to ensure that his/her course load
Once admitted to QU, graduate students must register does not fall below the minimum number of credit hours
in courses that contribute to the fulfillment of the degree allowed.
requirements as stipulated by the Study Plan. Registration Dates for pre-registration and registration are determined
for classes takes place prior to the beginning of every by the University and stated in the academic calendar.
semester. Students requiring academic advisement should This information is also published widely for the University
check with their advisors or the Program Director before community and updated regularly on the Universitys web
registering. The following information outlines the steps site.
and requirements necessary to successfully complete the
Academic Load:
course registration process.
Graduate students may register for a maximum number of
Methods of Registration credit hours each semester, as follows:
Graduate students register for courses online through 1. A graduate student is permitted a maximum semester
the myQU portal. In order to access their myQU account, course load of 12 credit hours. Students admitted to the
new students must use the username and password College of Pharmacys PharmD program may carry a
information provided to them in their admission letter. maximum of 18 credit hours per semester.
Once students have successfully registered for a semester, 2. A graduate student on academic probation is permitted
they can view their course schedule, classroom locations, to carry a maximum semester course load of 6 credit
meeting times, and faculty assignments for all registered hours.
courses through their myQU account. 3. The maximum course load for all graduate students
Students experiencing difficulty accessing their myQU during the summer session is 6 credit hours.
account should contact the Student Helpdesk by email at
studenthelp@qu.edu.qa. Due to the nature and requirements of their programs,
individual colleges may encourage students to register in
Important Registration Information fewer credit hours than the maximum academic load.
Graduate students are responsible for their own
registration. They are only officially registered in a course Dropping and Adding Courses:
when the course appears on the students schedule in his/ Graduate students may drop or add courses online
her myQU account. using myQU during the designated period for add/drop.
It is sometimes necessary for an academic department or This period is determined by the university, specified in
college to make changes to its class schedule, such as the academic calendar and updated on the Universitys
changing the class time, location, instructor, merging of website. A course that is dropped before the drop deadline
sections, or even canceling the course. Departments will will not appear on the students transcript.
make every effort to announce such changes, however, it
Courses you cannot register for by using myQU:
is the students responsibility to revise his/her registration
Graduate students may not register for the following
according to such changes. The first week of classes in
courses via myQU: Independent Study, Masters Thesis/
the semester is designated for this purpose. Changes to
Project, and Continuous Enrollment and variable credit
a students registration are not permitted beyond the last
courses. Students requiring these courses should contact
date for the add/drop period.
their Program Director for approval. Once registered
A student is allowed to pre-register for a course whose
for these courses, students can access the information
Prerequisite(s) he/she has not yet completed, on the
regarding the course meeting time, classroom location, and
assumption that he/she will pass the Prerequisite course(s)
instructor through their myQU account.
during the semester in which the pre-registration takes
place. If the student fails in any pre-requisite course(s),
Prerequisites:
the Registration Department will drop, without notification,
When a student attempts to register for a course, the
all the pre-registered courses that the student is no longer
registration system will check the request against the
eligible to take. Consequently, students are responsible
students academic record. If the student has not satisfied
for checking their final grades to ensure they have
the Prerequisite, the student will be prevented from
successfully satisfied the Prerequisite(s) and that they
registering for the course. Students should contact their
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Program Director regarding Prerequisite discrepancies. of more than two consecutive semesters may be required to If an instructor reschedules a class, the new timing must
re-apply for admission to the program and must satisfy the be suitable and agreed upon in writing by all students;
Registration Holds: admission and program requirements for the semester of otherwise, instructors cannot hold a student responsible
Students with registration holds will not be allowed to re-admission. for not meeting the attendance requirement.
register for classes until the hold is removed. The student If more than 25% of the classes for a course are
should contact the department that placed the hold for a FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE cancelled during a semester and not rescheduled
solution. appropriately, no student in that course will be failed for
Final examinations are announced at the beginning of reasons of absenteeism.
Withdrawal from a Course: each semester and the final exam schedule is posted by A graduate student who, without prior permission from
After the regular add/drop period at the beginning of each the Office of Student Affairs on the universitys website. the instructor, does not take the final exam, will receive a
term, graduate students may withdraw from one or more It is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with zero score for that exam. The student may appeal to the
courses before the end of the eighth week of the semester, these dates. A graduate student who misses a final exam instructor, who, based on documentation and evidence
provided that the total number of credit hours carried does due to circumstances beyond his/her control (family presented by the student, may invoke the regulations
not fall below the minimum credit hour requirement of the illness or death, personal illness, etc.) must contact the applicable to an incomplete grade.
program. This withdrawal period results in differing refund instructor to justify his/her absence and submit proof of
rates. Students are encouraged to consult the University the circumstance. This must take place by the time the Course Assessment and Grading
academic calendar for specific dates. instructor submits his/her final grades to the Registrar. If Graduate student assessment and grading is a continuous
If a student withdraws from a course during the withdrawal the instructor accepts the excuse, the student is given an process starting on the first day of class and continuing
period, the grade of W is entered on the students Incomplete grade and a date will be scheduled for a make- until the end of the semester. Instructors evaluate students
transcript. up exam to be given. Once the make-up exam has been performance using a variety of mechanisms, methods, and
taken and graded, the instructor will provide the Registrar tools. Instructors assess each students performance and
Withdrawal from the Semester: with the final grade to replace the Incomplete grade. progress in the class while recognizing his/her areas of
Withdrawal from a semester (from all courses) requires In cases where a different form of assessment is strengths and weaknesses.
the approval of the students academic advisor and the administered in lieu of a final examination, the student is
Director of the graduate program. Withdrawal from a responsible for meeting all requirements and deadlines as Grading is a cumulative notion that is based on the
semester must be within the time limit set by the academic determined by the instructor of the course. students performance during the semester. Where
calendar. A graduate student cannot withdraw for more possible, the students final grade is based upon several
than two semesters; the exception to this provision is STUDY PRINCIPLES AND POLICIES different assessment tools. These may include, but are not
during a study adjournment (emergency reasons). If a limited to, exams, projects, presentations, reports, quizzes,
graduate student withdraws for more than two semesters, Attendance reading assignments, research papers, written essays,
he/she must re-enroll before registering for the following Class participation and attendance are important eClass classroom feedback and discussions etc. In all cases,
semester. The Vice President for Student Affairs may grant participation and attendance are important elements of every student has the right to see, review, and discuss
exceptions to this regulation in extenuating circumstances. every students learning experience at QU, and graduate their marks with the instructor.
students are expected to attend all classes. Keeping
Withdrawal from the University: track of the students attendance and observation of the Grading Policy
A graduate student may apply for withdrawal by contacting students performance in class are the responsibilities of Instructors shall determine the grade for each student
the Registration Department. Enrollment will be suspended the instructor. registered in their courses according to the following table:
and earned grades will be maintained in the students
record given that the student has completed at least one A graduate student should not miss more than 25% of the
semester. The maximum period for which a student can classes during a semester including excused absences.
leave the University must not exceed two semesters. Those exceeding this limit, will receive a failing grade
regardless of their performance. The instructor will
determine the validity of an excuse for being absent. A
RE-ENROLLMENT AND RE-ADMISSION student who misses more than 25% of classes and has a
valid excuse for being absent, will be allowed to withdraw
A graduate student, who withdraws more than two from the course.
semesters without approval, must re-enroll before being
allowed to register. Re-enrollment may be pursued by The following rules are applied in determining attendance
contacting the Registration Department before the deadline of the students:
specified in the academic calendar. The decision to If a graduate student attends only a part of a class,
proceed with a re-enrollment request is determined by the the instructor determines whether he/she is considered
Registration Department in consultation with the graduate present or absent for that day.
office of the College in which the student wants to re-enroll. Attendance records begin on the first day of class
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Letter Grades and their Corresponding Grade Points Graduation Requirements related to the field of study.
Each graduate program offers a study plan consisting of o It is preferable that the External Examiner hold the rank
required and elective courses. An academic degree is of Professor at an internationally recognized university
Letter Grade Description Percentage Grade Points awarded to students who complete all the requirements and have a successful record of thesis supervision.
of the graduate program in which he/she is enrolled Each committee member must submit a signed copy of
A Excellent 90 to 100 4.00 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 at the Masters the Examiners Evaluation Form.
and Doctorate level and 2.50 at the Diploma level. The The student is responsible for submitting the final
B+ Very Good 85 to <90 3.50 graduation requirements for QU graduate programs are as approved thesis 14 days before the end of the semester, in
follows: order to be considered for graduation during that semester.
B Very Good 80 to <85 3.00 A student who fails the oral thesis examination may
Diploma Degree Requirements be permitted a re-examination upon the request of the
C+ Good 75 to <80 2.50 Completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours of course committee and the approval of the Office of Graduate
work beyond the Bachelors degree. Studies.
C Good 70 to <75 2.00 A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 upon completion of the A re-examination, if permitted, MUST be in the following
degree requirements. semester.
F Fail less than 70 0.00 File for graduation within three years from the first File for graduation within four years from the first
semester of registration in the graduate program. Failure to semester of registration in the graduate program. Failure to
P+ Pass with Distinction do so will result in an automatic dismissal. do so will result in an automatic dismissal.
Fulfillment of any additional program-specific degree Publish, or have confirmation of final acceptance, for, at
P Pass requirements. least, ONE article in a reputable journal prior to the thesis
defense.
NP Not Pass Professional Masters (Masters without substantial research A student who has successfully completed the thesis
component) and PharmD Degree Requirements hours may register for 0 credit hour Thesis Defense in the
CC Continuing Course Completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours of terminal semester.
coursework culminating in significant practical experience To maintain residency, a student who has failed to meet
I Incomplete
as determined by the program. the requirements for Thesis Defense must register for 0
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 upon completion of the credit hours; students will be charged for 1 credit hour
TC Transfer Credit
degree requirements. tuition.
W Withdrawal File for graduation within four years from the first
semester of registration in the professional degree Dual-Degree Bachelor-Master (Accelerated Program)
WF Forced Withdrawal program. Failure to do so will result in an automatic Requirements
dismissal. Accelerated Program students must fulfill all of the
Au Audit Fulfillment of any additional program-specific degree requirements for both the undergraduate and graduate
requirements. degree.
A maximum of 6 credit hours at the Masters level may
Research Masters Degree Requirements be dually counted toward the Bachelors degree and the
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Completion of 30 credit hours of coursework, including a Masters degree.
The Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated on the basis overall academic performance at QU. It is worth noting that
maximum of 6 credit hours for thesis or 3 credit hours for Completion of all Masters degree coursework at Qatar
of all graduate coursework identified in a students pro- each semester has a GPA, and all earned courses have
closure project. University and any transferred courses, with a minimum
gram of study, as well as any additional coursework that another GPA known as the cumulative GPA
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 upon completion of the cumulative GPA of 3.0.
is acceptable to the degree program. Coursework taken
degree requirements. Degrees will be awarded separately; under no
at Qatar University while in non-degree status will be ex- Grade Reports and Transcripts
Thesis work MUST be supervised by a QU faculty circumstances will the Masters Degree be awarded before
cluded when calculating a degree-seeking students GPA. The QU transcript is a students official record of academic
member who is a member of the Graduate Faculty with the Bachelors degree.
Every letter grade has grade points corresponding to it. achievement. The transcript contains all the essential
Supervisory status . Students in the Accelerated Program will maintain
These constitute the basis for calculating the GPA. The information pertaining to his/her course grades, academic
The Thesis Examination Committee should follow the undergraduate classification until completion of the
total number of grade points earned for each course is cal- level, scholarship, and degrees receiveda summary
below procedure: Bachelors degree requirements, at which time they will be
culated by multiplying the number of credit hours assigned of the students academic history. At the end of each
o Be comprised of a minimum of 3 members from among changed to graduate status.
to the course by the number of grade points corresponding semester, every student is issued a grade report through
the Graduate Faculty, preferably with Supervisory status A student will be subject to academic progress standards
to the letter grade received as shown above. The overall their myQU account summarizing the final grades earned
o One committee member, the External Reviewer, MUST and policies as they relate to the courses taken.
GPA is determined by dividing the total number of grade and the academic standing in that semester. Graduate
be from outside Qatar University (and from an institution To be eligible for a Graduate Assistantship, a student
points accumulated for all courses by the number of credit students may obtain their official transcript from the
that is not affiliated with QU). MUST hold graduate status (have completed the degree
hours attempted. The GPA is an indicator of the students Registration Department.
o The External Reviewer must be nominated by the requirements for the Bachelors degree).
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in Completion of a Dual Bachelors-Masters degree shall
the relevant college, and have significant experience not exceed eight years.

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A student who withdraws from a dual degree program a written and an oral exam. To pass the Comprehensive supervisor, and will serve as a non-voting member. the Dissertation Supervisory Committee, with the External
following completion of the Bachelors degree requirements Examination, the student MUST pass both the written and - One member of the Supervisory Committee shall be from Examiner joining for the defense. Any changes to the
but prior to completion of the Masters degree requirements the oral components. Failing one part will result in failing outside the candidates department. Dissertation Supervisory Committee from the proposal
will be awarded a Bachelors degree. If within one year of the attempt. Only the failing part will be repeated in the - The committee shall include a Graduate Studies to the oral defense should be documented through the
the withdrawal the student wishes to complete the Masters second attempt. Representative from within the QU community, who will Change in Dissertation Committee Form, available on the
degree, he/she may apply for automatic admission and - A PhD student must pass the Comprehensive serve as an impartial representative of the academic Office of Graduate Studies website.
complete the remaining degree requirements. Examination no later than the end of the third semester standards and procedures to be followed. - The External Examiner should be nominated by the
after enrollment in the program. - The Graduate Studies Representative shall be a non- Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and
PhD Degree Requirements - A student is permitted a maximum of two attempts to voting member of the committee. have significant experience in the field of study, preferably
Completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours, including a pass the Comprehensive Examination; however, the final - If the Graduate Studies Representative observes a holding the rank of Professor at an internationally
minimum of 30 credit hours for dissertation and 30 credit attempt must be no later than the end of the third semester violation, he/she must submit an independent report to recognized institution. Additionally, the External Examiner
hours of coursework. after enrollment in the program. the Office of Graduate Studies no later than one week MUST have a record of successful dissertation supervision
A PhD program should not exceed 70 credit hours. - A student who fails both attempts at the Comprehensive following the Candidacy Exam. and have no affiliation with Qatar University.
Exception for the maximum credit hours may be granted Examination will be academically dismissed from the - The dissertation proposal should be submitted to the - The completed dissertation manuscript must be
with reasonable justification. program. members of the committee at least two weeks before the submitted to the Dissertation Supervisory Committee for
A maximum of 9 credit hours with a grade of B or higher - The outcome of the examination is NOT subject to Candidacy Exam. evaluation no later than the third week of the intended
may be transferred to Qatar University. petition. - The proposal should be defended by the fourth semester, semester of graduation.
Dissertation research must be supervised by a QU faculty - A No Show at the Comprehensive Examination without a but no later than the fifth semester, following enrollment in - Each member of the Dissertation Supervisory Committee
member with Graduate Faculty Supervisory Status. valid medical emergency will result in an automatic failure the graduate program. (including the External Examiner) shall submit a signed
A doctoral student who wishes to change his/her major for the attempt. - Students are allowed a maximum of two attempts to pass copy of the Examiners Evaluation Form by the 8th week of
must submit a new admission application for the intended - The Office of the Associate Dean in the relevant college the Candidacy Exam; however, the final attempt shall be the semester of intended graduation.
program; the transfer of QU courses to the new major is should submit a signed copy of the Comprehensive no later than the fifth semester, after enrollment in the - Based on the positive evaluation of the Dissertation
subject to the approval of the new program Examination Report to the Office of Graduate Studies no graduate program. Supervisory Committee, the Office of the Associate Dean
Doctoral students must pass three exams; a later than the end of the third semester. - A student who fails both attempts at the Candidacy Exam will proceed with the arrangements for the Oral Defense.
comprehensive examination, candidacy examination and - Passing the Comprehensive Examination will permit a will be academically dismissed from the PhD program. - The External Examiner MUST attend the oral defense.
dissertation defense examination. PhD student to schedule the Candidacy Exam in the fourth - The outcome of the Candidacy Exam is NOT subject to - If the Graduate Studies Representative observes a
semester. petition. violation, he/she must submit an independent report to
The Comprehensive Examination - A student who fails the second attempt at the - A No Show for the Candidacy Exam without a valid the Office of Graduate Studies no later than one week
Doctoral students are required to pass a Comprehensive Comprehensive Examination will be allowed to complete medical emergency will result in an automatic failure for following the Oral Defense of the dissertation.
Examination, which is designed to assess students the requirements for the Masters degree, provided the the attempt. - The Doctoral candidate must submit the final, approved,
cumulative knowledge in their respective field, as well Masters degree is offered in the students program/ - A student who fails the second attempt at the Candidacy post-oral defense dissertation manuscript 14 days before
as their scholarly research skills. The Comprehensive department/college; All policies relating to the Masters Exam will be allowed to complete the requirements for the the end of the semester to be considered for graduation
Examination should follow the below guidelines and degree shall apply. Masters degree, provided the Masters degree is offered that semester.
procedure: in the students program/department/college; all policies - A student who fails the oral defense of the dissertation
- The Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies The Candidacy Exam and Dissertation Supervisory relating to the Masters degree shall apply. may be granted one re-examination if recommended by
(or Program Coordinator) will hold an information pre-exam Committee - A student who passes the Candidacy Exam will be the committee and approved by the Office of Graduate
meeting prior to the end of the first semester of enrollment - Doctoral students are required to pass the Candidacy admitted to Doctoral Candidacy and be permitted Studies; however, the re-examination MUST come in the
in the graduate program. Exam, which is an oral examination associated with the to register for dissertation hours; a student without following semester.
- The Associate Dean will appoint the Comprehensive dissertation proposal. A primary goal of the Candidacy Doctoral Candidacy will NOT be permitted to register for Doctoral students must publish (or have confirmation of
Examination Committee by the 8th week of the second Exam is to provide direction and feedback early on dissertation hours. final acceptance of) two articles in a reputable journal prior
semester, after enrollment in the program. regarding the students research from the Dissertation - No more credits than those stipulated in the program to filing for graduation.
- The Comprehensive Examination Committee must Supervisory Committee and to assess the students ability for dissertation hours may be applied toward the PhD A student who has successfully completed the
consist of a minimum of three voting faculty members from to complete a dissertation. degree; doctoral candidates must register for dissertation dissertation hours may register for a 0 credit hour
within the discipline, preferably with Graduate Faculty - A PhD student is required to submit a dissertation credit each academic semester until the dissertation is Dissertation Defense in the terminal semester.
Supervisory status. proposal identifying a significant, original contribution to completed. To maintain residency, a student who has failed to meet
- The Chair of the Comprehensive Examination Committee the field. The proposal must include a description of the the requirements for Dissertation Defense must register for
shall be a faculty member from outside the program who research approach and a mitigation plan that addresses The Dissertation Defense 0 credit hours; students will be charged for 1 credit hour
will serve as an impartial representative. potential pitfalls. - A Doctoral Candidate must pass the dissertation defense tuition.
- The Chair is responsible for submitting the signed - The PhD Supervisor, in consultation with the Associate as part of the PhD degree requirements.
Comprehensive Examination Report to the Office of the Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, will form the - The student is expected to file a dissertation and pass Graduate students seeking to identify members of the
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. Dissertation Supervisory Committee, which is composed of the defense of the dissertation within seven years of first Graduate Faculty are encouraged to visit the Office of
- A students PhD Supervisor or co-Supervisor may serve 5 members, preferably with Graduate Faculty Supervisory registering in the program; failure to do so will result in an Graduate Studies website at http://www.qu.edu.qa/offices/
as a non-voting committee member. status. automatic dismissal. vpcao/graduates/graduate-faculty.php
- The Comprehensive Examination shall be comprised of - The Chair of the committee shall be the students main - The committee for the dissertation examination shall be

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Discontinued Degree Programs appeal. Should the course instructor also be the director students must meet with their academic advisor or Pro- Registration Department by the application deadline.
A student pursing a graduate degree in a program of the program/department head, the student should gram Director before registering in classes offered in the
discontinued by the University will be permitted to submit his/her written complaint directly to the Dean of the following semester. A graduate student who is academically dismissed from
complete the program within a time limit specified at the College. their graduate program is eligible to apply for readmission
time of the announcement to discontinue the program If the student is not satisfied with the decision of both the Graduate students placed under academic probation may to their existing program under the following provisions:
instructor and the director, he/she may submit a written apply for transfer to another program subject to university Failing to meet graduation requirements within
Incomplete Grades appeal to the Dean of the College, who will then make the rules and regulations. twice the period required for program completion as de-
An incomplete I grade may be received in a course if final decision on the appeal. In cases where the student fined in the program approved study plan upon matricula-
the student attends but fails to complete all the course feels that proper procedures were not followed regarding The summer term is not considered for academic proba- tion in the University
requirements. The Incomplete grade is not an alternative his claim, he/she may appeal in writing to the Vice tion decisions. However, the GPA earned during a summer Failing to register for two consecutive semesters
for an F due to poor performance. To be considered for an President for Student Affairs. It should be noted, however, session will impact the students cumulative GPA calcula- without prior approval
incomplete grade, the student must provide an acceptable that the Vice President for Student Affairs will only assess tion and academic standing decision at the end of the Only students who are academically dismissed from their
justification for failing to complete the required work to whether proper procedures were followed and will not subsequent semester. graduate program for the first time and who satisfy one of
the course instructor, which the director of the graduate make a decision regarding the grade change. the aforementioned criteria may apply for readmission. If
program must also approve. If the justification is related to Academic Dismissal a student is academically dismissed for a second time, the
medical reasons, it must be supported by a medical report Academic Probation A graduate student will be academically dismissed from student is not eligible for readmission.
that is certified by the Public Health Authority or Hamad While every effort is made by Qatar University to provide the University for the following conditions:
Medical Corporation and submitted to the Registration timely and accurate information to students about their Failing a course two (2) times
Department. Any person presenting the medical report academic standing, it is the sole responsibility of students Failing to achieve the minimum cumulative GPA require- Admission to a Different Program
on behalf of the student must provide his/her own ID in to be aware of their academic standing at all times. ments for Good Standing by the end of the following se- A graduate student who is academically dismissed and not
addition to that of the student. If the incomplete grade is mester after being placed under Final Probation (summer eligible for readmission to their existing program may apply
given because the student did not take the final exam, the Graduate students are placed under Final Probation when not included) for admission to a different graduate program. All appropri-
student should arrange with his/her instructor to take a their cumulative GPA is below the 3.00 requirement for Failing to achieve the minimum cumulative GPA require- ate requirements and timelines apply.
make-up exam. The deadline for changing an I grade is Good Standing, regardless of the total number of Credit ment for Good Standing in three non-consecutive semes-
the last day of the second week of classes in the following Hours earned. Diploma students are placed under Final ters Repeating a Course
semester. Upon successful completion of the required Probation when they fail to satisfy the 2.50 cumulative Not registering in any course in a given semester, exclud- The following applies to all Graduate students repeating a
work, the course instructor will replace the I grade with a GPA requirement for Good Standing, regardless of the ing the summer term, while placed under Final Probation course:
letter grade (A through F) and submit it to the Registration total number of credit hours earned. Academic probation is and without having secured prior approval from the Stu- Graduate students are allowed to repeat a failed course
Department. noted on the student transcript and academic records. dent Affairs Committee only once. Failing a course for the second time will result in
Failing to register for two consecutive semesters without an academic dismissal. Students who failed a course must
If a grade of I is not changed by the end of the specified Once placed under Final Probation, graduate students who prior approval obtain the approval of their academic advisor and the head
period, it will be changed automatically to an F. Only the fail to satisfy the cumulative GPA requirement for Good Failing to meet graduation requirements within twice the of department before repeating the course
Vice President for Student Affairs may grant an extension Standing at the end of the following semester of enrolment, period required for program completion as defined in the The grades of a repeated course, including a grade of F,
beyond the specified time limit. At the end of the first excluding the summer term, are academically dismissed program approved study plan upon matriculation in the are included in the cumulative GPA calculation
week of classes in the following semester, the Office from the University. University Grades for all attempts of a course will appear on the
of the Registrar will remind instructors who have given students official transcript.
incomplete grades to change them before the deadline. Three non-consecutive academic probations will also Academic Dismissal is noted on student transcript and The repeat course policy does not apply, with the excep-
result in an academic dismissal. academic records. tion indicated below, to courses that use the same course
id (same subject and number) but where different topics
Grade Appeal and Changing a Grade Graduate students under academic probation who fail to Readmission to Existing Program are offered in different terms. Such courses include special
A student who believes believes he/she has received an register in courses in a given semester will, unless they A graduate student who is academically dismissed from topics courses.
unfair or erroneous grade may contest the grade to the received prior approval from the Student Affairs Commit- their graduate program for the first time may be eligible to - For courses that use the same course id (same subject
instructor of the course within ten (10) business days of tee, be academically dismissed at the end of that semes- apply to the Academic Dismissal, Appeal, and Reinstate- and number) but where different topics are offered in
the issuance of grade reports. If the instructor concurs with ter. Students under academic probation may not withdraw ment Committee for readmission to their existing program. different terms such as Special Study or Special Topics,
what the student claims, he/she submits a grade change to from a semester, request a leave of absence, or leave the The readmission request should be submitted to the Direc- the course repeat policy is to be applied only when the
the director of the program/department head. The student university for the remainder of the semester unless they tor of the Registration Department within 5 business days repeated course covers the same topics as the previ-
will be notified of the grade change once it is made and receive prior approval from the Student Affairs Committee. of the official announcement of final grades. ously attempted course.
sent to the Registration Department for posting. Students seeking to repeat a deactivated course for
If the instructor does not agree with the students claim, the Graduate students placed under academic probation are Applicants may seek readmission to their existing graduate which there exists an equivalent course that does not have
student may submit a written, signed, and dated appeal to allowed to register in a maximum of 6 CH per regular se- program after completing a minimum suspension period the same title or catalog number as the original course,
the director of the program or department head, explaining mester and a maximum of 3 CH in the summer term. of 1 regular semester, excluding summer, and up to a must receive approval for the course grade replacement
his/her position. The director of the program/department maximum of one (1) year from the official notification of from the head of department and/or program director be-
head will review the merits of the appeal, and may consult A notification is applied for all graduate students under academic dismissal. The application for readmission to the fore registering in the course.
with the relevant faculty in the college before ruling on the academic probation or for failing a course twice. These existing program should be submitted to the Director of the The degree GPA is not changed for any courses repeated

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after the degree is awarded program through the Admissions Department. All admis-
The Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies sions requirements and timelines apply.
Auditing Courses must approve the Study Abroad work or study plan; the
QU allows students to audit courses on a non-credit basis, student must show evidence of acceptance or an invitation Transferring QU Credit to Other QU Programs
subject to approval of the program director/department letter from the partner institution. The student is respon- Transfer credit may be considered for graduate students
head. Permission to audit a course is contingent upon sible for securing the approval for academic leave prior to transferring between graduate programs at Qatar Univer-
the rules of the program, availability of space, and class departure from Qatar University. sity. Students seeking to transfer between QU graduate
size. Priority is given to a student who takes the course for programs, must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA
credit. A student who audits a course, however, is charged Upon the review of the Associate Dean of Research of 3.00 for Masters and Doctorate level or 2.50 for Di-
the standard tuition, fees, and registration costs. An audit- and Graduate Studies, a letter of approval will be issued ploma level course work at QU. Students must also meet
ing student is expected to attend class regularly, but not regarding the Study Abroad leave request; the approval the minimum admissions requirements for their intended
obliged to take exams. Consequently, the student does not letter should stipulate the responsibilities of the student. A program of study for the semester of application.
receive the normal grade (A-F); instead, upon completion copy of the signed letter should be filed with the Office of
of the course, a grade of AU is recorded in the students Graduate Studies and the Study Abroad Students file will A maximum of 50% of the credit hours required for gradu-
transcript to denote that the course was taken on an audit be forwarded to the Vice President for Student Affairs. ation in the intended program of study may be applied
basis. Should a student wish to take the course for credit, as transfer credit. Courses with a minimum grade of B
he/she must get the status changed at the Registration Unless stipulated otherwise, the costs associated with the for Masters and Doctorate level and C+ for Diploma level
Department no later than two weeks from the commence- Study Abroad are the responsibility of the student. course work from QU may be considered for transfer credit
ment of classes. A student can audit a course only once. evaluation. As some colleges may accept fewer or no
Transferring Credits to QU transfer credit hours, students are advised to consult the
In order to take courses at another accredited university, program director to determine the maximum number of
Internships students should seek approval before attending another credit hours and the specific courses that may be trans-
The University values internships and clinical experiences. university. Graduate students must submit their request to ferred and applied towards their new degree program.
Internships combine what the student has learned in the the Registration Department by the appropriate deadline. Credit hours earned earlier than five years from the date
classroom with a real world environment such as a com- Masters and Doctorate level Students with a cumulative of graduation or the last semester of attendance cannot
pany/business, laboratory, or governmental project. The GPA below 3.00 and Diploma level students with a GPA be transferred. Grades, credit hours, and quality points
graduate program director, in conjunction with the intern- below 2.50 are not eligible to take courses at another earned in QU courses accepted for transfer will count
ship instructor, determines the number of credit hours to university, and will not be allowed to transfer courses taken toward the total number required for graduation.
be awarded to an internship. Upon completing the require- at other universities. Other Requirements
ments of an internship, the student receives a grade from
the instructor. To apply for an internship, graduate students Academic courses taken at other colleges or universities Several programs require a written and/or oral general
must have the support of their academic advisor and the may be considered for transfer to QU under the following examination. The examination may be an initial diagnostic
head of the program in which he/she is enrolled. conditions: or a final comprehensive examination over the students
Study Abroad Students Courses were taken at an accredited college or fields of study. Students must pass all examinations
Qatar University refers to Study Abroad Students as full- university required by the program in order to complete all degree
time, degree-seeking masters or doctoral level students A maximum of 9 credit hours may be transferred requirements. They are advised to consult with the direc-
in Good Academic Standing who are taking courses or from a peer graduate program at another college or univer- tor of the program/department head for specific program
conducting research at a partner university. sity requirements.
The student submits an application to the Reg-
A Study Abroad student may enroll at a partner institution istration Department, along with all official transcripts and Transfer Students
for a maximum of two consecutive academic semesters course syllabi from the colleges and universities attended. QU welcomes students transferring from other accredited
excluding the summer semester. The content of the transferred courses must match at least institutions of higher education. Additional information
90% of the course content of their counterparts at QU. regarding transfer admission requirements can be found in
The leave time associated with the Study Abroad is Only courses with a grade of B or above are transferable the admissions section of this catalog.
counted toward the maximum duration of time permitted in The respective academic department at QU will
the students Program of Study. make the final decision on transfer of credit into its pro- Visiting Graduate Students
gram. Courses accepted for transfer will be given a grade Qatar University promotes collaborative research with local
Any course taken outside of Qatar University is subject to of TC but will not bear on the GPA accumulated at QU and international institutions through the Visiting Graduate
the Universitys Transfer of Credit Policy in consideration Students policy. Details of the policy can be found in the
toward a degree. The maximum allowable transfer credit Change of Academic Major Admissions section of this catalog.
should not exceed 9 credit hours; courses taken outside of Graduate students may change their academic major
QU should be pre-approved by the Associate Dean of Re- within their particular graduate program with the approval
search and Graduate Studies. Thesis hours taken outside of the Program Director. Students seeking to change their
of QU will NOT be transferred. graduate programs need to apply for admission to the new

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CHAPTER 8
ACADEMIC ADVISING
Academic advising is an ongoing partnership between
students and their advisors that helps students to attain
their academic, personal, and career goals.

The academic advisor serves as the primary link between


the students academic program and other resources
available at the university. In order to assist students in
making informed choices about their education and career
goals, academic advisors help students identify available
opportunities and options while also communicating
accurate and timely information about academic policies
and procedures, programs, resources, and career
opportunities.

Graduate students are assigned to academic advisors in


their respective colleges. Advisors assist students with
course selection, registration, and educational planning.

Although advisors at QU actively assist students in making


effective academic choices, students are personally
responsible for planning their academic program to meet
all graduation requirements. Therefore, students are
encouraged to take the lead in developing an association
with their academic advisor by communicating with them
on a routine basis. Through regular contact with their
advisors, students develop essential communication,
decision-making, and problem-solving skills and become
actively engaged in their educational expedition, thereby
making it a richer experience.

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CHAPTER 9 Literature(Research Track)
COLLEGES AND DEGREES Master of Science in Applied Statistics (New)(Research
and Professional Track)
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (Research
and Professional Track)
Male Section, Corridor 2, Deans Office B111 Master of Science in Public Health (New) (Research and
Phone: (974) 4403-4500 Professional Track)
Email: cas@qu.edu.qa Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (Research and
http://www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/ Professional Track)
Master of Science in Materials Science and Technology
Dean (Research and Professional Track)
Eiman Mustafawi Ph.D. in Biological and Environmental Sciences
Ph.D. in Gulf Studies (New)
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Mohamed Ahmedna MASTER OF ARTS IN GULF STUDIES

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Main Mens Building Room 112 (Mens Section)
Hassan Abdel-Aziz Phone: (974) 4403-4987
Email: gulfstudiesprogram@qu.edu.qa
Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/
Fatima Mohammed H Al-Sowaidi gulfstudies/index.php

Associate Dean for Planning and Quality Assurance Program Director


Steven Wright Abdullah Baabood

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs ABOUT THE PROGRAM


Maha Abu Shaaban
The Gulf region, rich in history and culture, is one of
ABOUT THE COLLEGE the fastest changing and most important economic and
political regions in the world.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of quality
academic majors in a number of departments, comparable The M.A. in Gulf Studies at Qatar University offers
to those in other national and international educational students the opportunity to examine the Gulf while
institutions. The College applies rigorous academic living in the region itself. The program benets from
standards in order to prepare students for leadership roles expert regional and international faculty, comprised of
in a complex global society. It strives to graduate young highly regarded academics in the Gulf Studies eld. The
men and women who are dedicated to the enhancement programs academic rigor, international student body, and
of knowledge and scientific research, and who are critical research and internship opportunities position students to
thinkers, independent lifelong learners, and responsible be experts in the Gulf and understand the challenges and
citizens. opportunities facing the region.

DEGREE OFFERINGS This in-depth and interdisciplinary curriculum, taught in


English, provides a holistic examination of the region that
Qatar University offers two types of Masters degrees: includes:
(1) A research-oriented degree culminating in a research- Politics and civil society
based experience typically in the form of a thesis and (2) Economics and development
a professional Masters degree, which is practical in nature International relations
and emphasizes professional knowledge beyond the Security
baccalaureate degree. Environment
Advanced research methodology
The College of Arts and Sciences offers the following Culture, media and technology
graduate degree programs: History
Master of Arts in Gulf Studies (Research Track) Role of the energy industry in the Gulf
Master of Arts in Arabic Language and Arabian Literature

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Academic study and internship opportunities help students or IELTS score of 6 taken within 2 years of the start of Master of Arts in Gulf Studies, including the following: GULF 523 Human Rights and the Gulf State
hone critical thinking skills and abilities such as: the intended semester of admission. (Not required for A minimum of 21 credit hours of core courses GULF 550 Media and Information Communication
Writing and communication candidates with degrees from a program in which English A minimum of 15 credit hours of elective courses Technology in the GCC
Analytical thinking was the language of instruction.) GULF 524 The Arabian Peninsula Literature and Culture
Research methodology and skills Students must submit a complete application portfolio. Core Requirements (21 credit hours) GULF 560 Special Topics
Working within a multicultural environment Qualied students with complete applications will be GULF 510 Contemporary History and Politics in the Gulf GULF 511 Politics of the Gulf
Discussing and understanding diverse perspectives invited for a personal interview with the Gulf Studies GULF 520 State and Society in the Gulf
Admission Committee. GULF 530 International Relations of the Gulf
Academic study and internship opportunities help students GULF 500 Advanced Research Methodology MASTER OF ARTS IN ARABIC LITERATURE AND
hone critical thinking skills and abilities such as: All applicants to the Master of Art in Gulf Studies program GULF 531 Political Economy of the Gulf LANGUAGE
Writing and communication are required to submit the following documents to the GULF 570 Thesis
Analytical thinking Admission Department: Womens Main Building, Room 112 (Womens Section)
Research methodology and skills Online Admissions Application Major Electives (15 credit hours) Phone: (974) 4403-4820
Working within a multicultural environment Final, official and certified university transcripts GULF 533 Global Energy Geopolitics Email: headdeparabic@qu.edu.qa
Discussing and understanding diverse perspective Official TOEFL score report or equivalent score report GULF 532 Security of the Gulf States Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/graduate_
A 500 word letter of intent GULF 521 City and Society in the Gulf programs.php
Objectives Two recommendation letters . GULF 540 Environment and Climate Ecology
- Advance analytical approach to politics, economics, and Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) Head of Department of Arabic Language
social issues of the region Health Certificate issued inside Qatar (International STUDY PLAN Dr .Hanan Ahmed Al-Fayadh
-.Provide the means towards human capacity building students please refer to International Students Website) Master of Arts in Gulf Studies
-Foster the integration of a broad knowledge base and Photocopy of the applicant's Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari ABOUT THE PROGRAM
human capacity building applicants must also provide a copy of their passport;
- Address societys needs and aspirations international students please refer to International FIRST YEAR (18 credit hours) The establishment of a Masters Program in Arabic
- Support Qatar National Vision 2030 for human, social, Students Website) Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Literature and Language resonates with the considerable
economic and environmental development Two (2) recent identical passport size photographs (size focus the University is paying to scientific research, as
Fall GULF Advanced Research Method- 3
4 x 6 cm) with white background 500 ology
is clearly referred to in the University Strategic Plan, and
Its educational objectives are: Application Fees consistent with Qatars vision to develop the field. In
- To address societys needs by developing human Visit the Gulf Studies website for more information on GULF Contemporary History and 3 addition, there is a vested interest in Arabic Literature and
510 Politics in the Gulf
capacity equipped with a broad research-oriented training application requirements: Language, considering that QU is a national university and
in the social sciences. http://www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/gulfstudies/admissions. GULF State and Society in the Gulf 3 places the identity and needs of Qatari society at the top of
- To establish a firm foundation from which students can php 520 its priorities.
progress onward to related doctoral studies. Total 9
- To advance students analytical capabilities in Learning Outcomes Spring GULF International Relations of the 3 Educational Objectives
history and in the social sciences and to develop their To provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary knowledge 530 Gulf The masters program at the Department of Arabic
appreciation of different approaches to the study of the base of the contemporary Gulf States and their relationship Language and Literature aims to achieve the following
GULF Political Economy of the Gulf 3
polities, economies, societies, and the modern history of within the regional and global context: objectives:
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the Gulf and the Middle East in general. Students will apply independent research skills. 1. Develop students research skills in literature and
- To enable students to engage in advanced study of Students will apply social science concepts from Elective 3 criticism, and language.
socio-economic problems and policy issues pertaining to different disciplines to their study on the Gulf region. Total 9 2. Prepare researchers and scholars who are active
the Gulf region and the Middle East more generally. Students will analyze the social and political dynamics of socially and culturally in the fields of literature, language
63 the Gulf States. and criticism.
- To develop students research abilities and their Students will critically analyze the tools used for studying SECOND YEAR (18 credit hours) 3. Consolidate the integration between the Arab and
understanding of the relationship between conceptual the modern history of the Gulf. Islamic heritage.
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
tools, a theoretical framework and methodological Students will evaluate the modern Gulf in relation to 4. Deepen knowledge of comparative culture & literature,
approaches. either the economic, political, cultural or social setting in Fall Thesis 1 3 to promote communication and dialogue with other
global context. Elective 3 cultures.
Admission Requirements Students will critically evaluate the processes that
Elective 3
All applicants to the Master of Gulf Studies program who marked the historical development of modern states in the Admission Requirements
meet the following minimum criteria will be considered for Gulf region Total 9 All applicants to the Master of Arts in Arabic Literature
admission to Qatar University: Spring Thesis 1 3 and Language program who meet the following minimum
Completed a Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.8 DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Elective 3 criteria will be considered for admission to Qatar
out of 4.0 University:
Elective 3
Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based Master of Arts in Gulf Studies 1. Completed a Bachelor Degree in Arts with a
TOEFL (score of 68 on the iBT, score of 190 on the cBT) A minimum of 36 credit hours are required to complete the Total 9 concentration in Arabic Language and Literature from

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Qatar University, with a minimum cumulative GPA of academic skills to strengthen the existing research concentration electives package, including: Electives (6 CH)
2.80 out of 4.00 or equivalent from a university or college atmosphere at the university, and apply to the following ARAB 513 Paleography Students must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours in the
accredited by an international accrediting association, jobs: ARAB 518 Sociolinguistics concentration electives package, including:
the Ministry of Higher Education, or another comparable - A researcher in specialized cultural centers, including: ARAB 519 The Arabic Language in the World ARAB 512 Theory of Metaphor
institution in that country. 1. Center of Dialogue of Civilizations ARAB 520 Arabic Dialectology ARAB 521 Discourse Analysis
2. For applicants applying to the Comparative Cultural 2. Al-Jazeera Center for Strategic Studies ARAB 521 Discourse Analysis ARAB 526 Post Modernism
Studies concentration of the Master of Arabic Language - Arabic language lecturer ARAB 527 Global Comparative Literatures
program, they are required to achieve a minimum score - University Teaching Assistant Concentration in Literature and Literary Criticism (24 ARAB 528 Comparative Literature
of 520 on the paper-based TOEFL or equivalent test - Any job that requires applicants who display mastery and CH)
taken within 2 years of the start of the intended semester a high level of knowledge about the Arabic language. Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours Bridge Course Requirements Package (0-24 CH)
of admission OR earned a previous degree from an in concentration core requirements and 6 credit hours in At admission time, student may be required to complete
accredited institution of higher education in a Program DEGREE REQUIREMENTS concentration electives. up to 24 CH from specific courses listed in the following
where English was the language of instruction. bridging course package.. The credit hours allocated to
3. A satisfactory performance in the personal interview with Master of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature Literature and Literary Criticism Concentration Core the Bridge Course Requirements courses are not counted
the Admission Committee. A minimum of 33 credit hours are required to complete the Requirements (18 CH) towards satisfying the 33 credit hours required by the
Master of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature, which Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in program.
Application Procedure: includes the following: the concentration core requirements package, including: ARAB 213 Grammar I
All applicants to the Master of Arts in Arabic Literature and A minimum of 9 credit hours in Major Core Requirements ARAB 501 Theory and Research Methodology - ARAB 218 Morphology
Language program are required to submit the following A minimum of 24 credit hours of in one of the three Literature ARAB 319 Grammar II
documents to the Admissions Department: concentration areas offered by the program, including: ARAB 503 Seminar in Literature & Literary Criticism ARAB 221 Classical Arabic Poetry I
Online Admissions Application - Concentration Area Core Requirements: A minimum of 18 ARAB 506 Arabs Critical and Rhetoric Thought ARAB 261 Rethorics
Final, official and certified university transcripts credit hours in the concentration area core requirements ARAB 508 Contemporary Literary Theory ARAB 223 Classical Arabic Poetry II
Official TOEFL score report or equivalent score report package. ARAB 511 Issues in Arabic Poetry ARAB 331 Classical Arabic Criticism
(Only required for applicants to the Comparative Cultural - Concentration Area Electives: A minimum of 6 credit ARAB 522 Modern Arabic Narrative Genres ARAB 381 Modern and Contemporary Arabic Poetry
Studies concentration) or other evidence of English hours in the concentration area electives package.
proficiency in accordance with QU Policy. Literature and Literary Criticism Concentration
Health Certificate For students holding a bachelor degree in a discipline Electives (6 CH) MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED STATISTICS
Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari other than Arabic, student may be required to complete Students must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours in the
applicants must provide a copy of their passport) additional bridge courses as specified at admission time. concentration electives package, including: College of Sciences Building, Room A 107 (Males Section)
Two recent identical passport-size photographs with ARAB 513 Paleography Phone: (974) 4403-4622
white background Major Core Requirements (9 CH) ARAB 517 Literature and Theories of Contemporary Email: headdepmath_physics@qu.edu.qa
Application Fees The following courses must be completed by all Master of Psychoanalysis Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/
Arts in Arabic Language and Literature students: ARAB 521 Discourse Analysis mathphysta/
Admission to the Master of Arts in Arabic Literature and ARAB 524 Practical Applications ARAB 523 Studies in Gulf Literature
Language program is offered in the Fall semester only. For ARAB 548 Thesis ARAB 525 Cultural Criticism Program Director
additional information on the program, please contact us at Temadher Khalifa S Al-Assiry
headdeparabic@qu.edu.qa. Concentration in Linguistics (24 CH) Concentration in Comparative Cultural Studies (24 CH)
Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Learning Outcomes in concentration core requirements and 6 credit hours in in concentration core requirements and 6 credit hours in
After successfully completing the required courses and concentration electives. concentration electives. The Master of Science in Applied Statistics degree
preparing a thesis, the graduate student will be able to: program provides advance training in applied statistics,
1. Achieve a high level of specialized academic research. Linguistics Concentration Core Requirements (18 CH) Comparative Cultural Studies Concentration Core exposure to statistics in a consulting or collaborative
2. Utilize his/her high intellectual capability in dealing with Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in Requirements (18 CH) research environment and specialized coursework in a
sources relevant to his/her specialization. the concentration core requirements package, including: Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in number of areas of emphasis.
3. Invest his/her knowledge (present and future) in serving ARAB 500 Theory and Research Methodologies - the concentration core requirements package including: This program is the first graduate program in statistics
his/her local, Arab and Muslim community. Linguistics ARAB 501 Theory and Research Methodology - in the State of Qatar and aims to meet the needs for
4. Master the skills of critical, linguistic and literary analysis ARAB 502 Seminar in Linguistics Literature talented statisticians who can actively and more effectively
in various arts. ARAB 505 Arabs Linguistic Thought \ ARAB 504 Seminar in Comparative Cultural Studies participate in data analysis in various fields.
5. Communicate effectively using the Arabic language ARAB 507 Phonetics and Phonology ARAB 514 The History of Literary Criticism Statistics is a dynamic and diverse field of study where
(written and orally). ARAB 509 Lexicography and Terminology ARAB 515 Philosophy and Critical Thought methods and theories continue to develop at a very
ARAB 510 Syntax ARAB 516 Post-Colonial Literature fast pace. The undergraduate degree in Statistics is an
Potential Careers ARAB 525 Cultural Criticism extremely useful initial step toward understanding modern
Upon obtaining a master degree in the Arabic Literature Linguistics Concentration Electives (6 CH) statistical methods. However, graduate study in statistics is
& Language, graduates may use their scientific and Students must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours in the Comparative Cultural Studies Concentration necessary to provide a deeper understanding of statistical

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methodology and to provide a broader set of mathematical semester. If a student fails to attain 3.0 or higher in the first Ministry of Interior Stat 211: Introduction to Probability
and statistical skills for proper use of newly developed semester, the student will automatically be dismissed from Qatar Airways Stat 231: Applied Linear Regression
statistical procedures. the program. Qatar Petroleum Stat 322: Mathematical Statistics II
3. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based Ooredoo (Q-Tel)
MISSION TOEFL or its equivalent taken within 2 years of the start of Qatar Foundation
The goal of the Master of Science in Applied Statistics the intended semester of admission OR earned a previous Local and International Banks
program at Qatar University is to provide highly specialized degree from an accredited institution of higher education in QF Research Institutes
graduates with rigorous training in statistics with an a program where English was the language of instruction. Sidra
emphasis on Applied Statistics so as to enable them to 4. A satisfactory performance in the personal interview with Qatar Bio Bank
provide professional statistical training and consulting the Admissions Committee. Study Plan
services to the various academic and professional sectors 5. In addition to the above three criteria, admission in DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
in the Qatari and non-Qatari societies. the Research (Thesis) track is subject to approval by the A minimum of 30 credit hours are required to complete Master of Science in Applied Statistics
Program Coordinator and the Associate Vice President for the Master of Applied Statistics program including the
Objectives Graduate Studies. following:
The Master of Sciences in Applied Statistics program A minimum of 12 credit hours in Major Requirements FIRST YEAR (18 credit hours)
is an extension to the existing undergraduate program. All applicants to the program Master of Science in Applied A minimum of 12 credit hours in Major Electives Term Course # Course Title Credit
The Master program in Applied Statistics aims to prepare Statistics program are required to submit the following A minimum of 6 credit hours in Thesis OR Project option Hrs
students to: documents to the Admissions Department: requirements
Fall STAT 612 Mathematical Statistics 3
1. Gain advanced knowledge in Applied Statistics. Admissions Application and Signature Page
2. Promote quantitative research in Qatar and the global Final, official and certified university transcript MAJOR REQUIREMENTS Package (12 CH) STAT 611 Probability Theory 3
society. Official TOEFL or equivalent score report or proof of The following courses must be completed by all Master of Elective 1 Depends on the selected 3
3- Gain good communication, presentation and English as official language at the University where he/ Applied Statistics students: topic
interpersonal (team-working) skills to further develop she received B.Sc. STAT 611: Probability Theory Total 9
using assignment work, seminars, presentations and class Two Confidential recommendation letters from STAT 612 Mathematical Statistics
discussion. undergraduate professors or employers. STAT 613 Applied Linear Models Spring STAT 613 Applied linear models 3
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) STAT 614 Sampling Techniques STAT 614 Sampling Techniques 3
Admission Requirements Personal Statement Elective 2 Depends on the selected 3
The Master of Science in Applied Statistics program is Health Certificate MAJOR ELECTIVES PACKAGE (12CH): (for Thesis topic
accessible to students with first degrees in a quantitative Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari Students must complete 12 CH from the following courses: Track)
discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer applicants must provide a copy of their passport) STAT 617 Statistical Computation and Simulation (for Project Statistical Consulting
Science, and Engineering. Students with a degree in a Two recent passport sized photographs STAT 621 Applied Stochastic Processes Track)
discipline other than statistics may be required to complete Application Fees STAT 622 Large Sample Theory
Bridging courses. STAT 626 Bayesian Statistical Inference
Learning Outcomes STAT 665 Statistical Consulting
All applicants to the Master of Science in Applied Statistics The Program will use the following five learning outcomes STAT 678 Applied Multivariate Analysis Total 9
program who meet the following minimum criteria will be to assess the students learning. STAT 680: Special Topics
considered for admission to Qatar University. Extend their knowledge with an emphasis on the
SECOND YEAR (18 credit hours)
1. Applicants who completed a Bachelor level or an fundamentals of Statistics. Thesis Option Package (6 CH)
equivalent degree or a higher level degree in Mathematics, Perform scientific statistical analysis on an innovative Students admitted in the Research track must complete Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Statistics, Science, Engineering, or a related field with a level in their career. the following courses: Fall Elective 3 Depends on the selected topic 3
minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 or equivalent Use Statistical software package to implement new STAT 690 Thesis
Elective 4 Depends on the selected topic 3
from a university or college accredited by an international Statistical methods.
accrediting association, or by the Ministry of Higher Critically evaluate the statistical analyses in scientific Project Option Package (6 CH) Elective 5 Depends on the selected topic 3
Education or comparable authority in that country may be literature for publications relevant to Statistics. Students admitted to the professional track must complete Total 9
admitted to either the research or the professional tracks Communicate effectively with statistical users the following courses:
Track
offered by the program. STAT 665 Statistical Consulting
2. Applicants who completed a Bachelor level or an Potential Careers STAT 695 Masters Project Project Thesis
equivalent degree or a higher level degree in Mathematics, Employment opportunities for graduates from the program Spring STAT Masters Project 3
Statistics, Science, Engineering or in a related field with include but are not limited to the following: Bridge Course Requirements Package 695
a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 may be In instances where students may not have the needed STAT Thesis 6
admitted only in the professional (project) track of the Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA) level of statistical knowledge, they will be asked to study 690
program. Students must attain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in Qatar University and other Universities all over the world and to pass some or all the following bridge courses
Total 3 6
the first semester. Students must register for a minimum Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) before starting the Master program (Depending on the
of two regular courses in the field of study in the first Supreme Council of Education educational background of the student):

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Admission Requirements Learning Outcomes Thesis Option Required Courses (9 credit hours)
Eligible applicants: Graduates of the Master of Science in Biological Science BIOL 503 Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis (6
College of Sciences Building, 1. Applicants who completed a Bachelor level or an will be able to: CH)
Room 222 (Womens Section) equivalent degree or a higher level degree in Science, Operate effectively as a team member BIOL 530 Graduate Research and Thesis (6 CH)
Phone: (974) 4403-4565 / 4566 Engineering, or a related field with a minimum cumulative Apply national and international environmental laws and
Email: biology@qu.edu.qa GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 or equivalent from a university regulations, specifically those relevant to the development of the Project Option Required Courses (6 credit hours)
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/bioenvi/ or college accredited by an international accrediting environmental policy of the State of Qatar BIOL 502 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and
association, or by the Ministry of Higher Education or Apply analytical skills to choose solutions to environmental Databases (3 CH)
Head of Department of Biological and comparable authority in that country may be admitted to concerns of relevant industries in the region using BIOL 510 Internship/Technical Report (3 CH)
Environmental Sciences either the research or the professional tracks offered by interdisciplinary approaches
Fatima Ammar Al-Naemi the program. Apply research methodologies to analyze Environmental Major Electives (12 or 15 credit hours depending on
2. Applicants who completed a Bachelor level or an issues the selected option)
ABOUT THE PROGRAM equivalent degree or a higher level degree in Science, Demonstrate communication skills about environmental issues Students must complete a minimum of 12 or 15 credit
Engineering or in a related field with a minimum cumulative Potential Careers hours depending on the student selected option. The
The M.Sc. Environmental Science Program is dedicated to GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 may be admitted only in the Excellent opportunities are available for graduates of this minimum required number of credit hours may be taken
the graduation of professionals and researchers who are professional (project) track of the program. Students must program, both in the public and the private sectors. These from courses listed in the major electives
committed to the development of a sustainable future for attain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first semester. Students include professional services (ex. legal consultations, sub-packages including the Environmental Health sub-
Qatar. must register for a minimum of two regular courses in urban planning); research & development services (on package, the Environmental Protection sub-package, or the
The program aims to provide a nationally prominent, the field of study in the first semester. If a student fails to natural sciences, social sciences/humanities) and other Sustainable Development and Energy sub-package:
interdisciplinary graduate program in environmental attain 3.0 or higher in the first semester, the student will business services. Furthermore, various ministries (e.g.
science that is the first choice of students, and one that automatically be dismissed from the program. Health, Environment, Agriculture) are among the potential Environmental Health sub-package
provides every graduate with the acumen, literacy and 3. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based employers of these M.Sc. holders. Teaching and research BIOL 511 Environmental Health and Safety
knowledge of the environment that empowers them to TOEFL or equivalent test taken within 2 years of the institutions are also potential workplaces for these degree BIOL 513 Epidemiology
be responsible and active citizens, with a deep social start of the intended semester of admission OR earned a holders. BIOL 515 Air Pollution
conscience. previous degree from an accredited institution of higher BIOL 517 Environmental Biosafety and Biosecurity
education in a Program where English was the language DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Objectives of instruction. Environmental Protection sub-package
This M.Sc. program addresses the need for a workforce 4. Passing an interview with the Colleges admission panel. Master of Science in Environmental Science BIOL 512 Environmental Bioethics
that can solve a broad range of burgeoning environmental The panel may request additional bridging course(s). A minimum of 34 credit hours are required to complete the BIOL 514 International Environmental Law
issues. It prepares students for research in environmental Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, including BIOL 516 Environmental Impact Assessment and
science, for doctoral study, and for technical positions All applicants to the Master of Science in Environmental the following: Bioremediation
in universities, industry or governmental agencies. Science program are required to submit the following A minimum of 13 credit hours of core requirements BIOL 518 Water and Human Development
The curriculum emphasizes advanced principles of documents to the Admission Department: courses. BIOL 520 Environmental Toxicology and Pollution
environmental science in areas such as conservation, Complete Online Admissions Application A minimum of 21 credit hours in either the project option
pollution, marine ecology, global change, environmental Final, official and certified university transcripts or the thesis option as detailed below: Sustainable Development and Energy sub-package
law and economics, and sustainable development. Being Official TOEFL score report or equivalent score report or - Project Option: Students admitted in the professional BIOL 521 Marine Environment and Human Development
multidisciplinary in nature, this program will serve a wide other evidence of English proficiency in accordance with track must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours in BIOL 522 Renewable Energy Resources and Global
variety of post-graduate students who may have diverse QU Policy. Project Option Required Courses and 15 credit hours of Change
backgrounds and goals. Two confidential recommendation letters from Major Elective courses. BIOL 523 Biological Conservation and Biodiversity in
undergraduate professors or employers - Thesis Option: Students admitted in the research track Qatar
We would like to attain the following objectives: Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours in Thesis BIOL 524 Environmental Genomics and Bio-Engineering
1. Develop the students sense of community, effective Health Certificate Option Required Courses and 12 credit hours of Major BIOL 525 Solid Waste Management
engagement with others, responsibility, integrity and ethics Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari Elective courses.
2. Develop the students foundation skills and the applicants must provide a copy of their passport)
understanding necessary to comprehend, evaluate and Two recent identical passport-size photographs with Core Requirements (13 credit hours)
solve a plethora of environmental problems and issues. white background BIOL 501 Earth Systems
3. Explain the utility and dimension of the technologies Application Fees BIOL 504 Environmental Chemistry
available to the graduate students in their studies about Admission to the Master of Science in Environmental BIOL 505 Graduate Seminar in Environmental Science
the environment. Science program takes place in the fall semester only. BIOL 506 Microbiological Processes in Environmental
4. Explain how to communicate effectively and decisively For additional information on the program, please see our Systems
as professionals, in diverse settings and communities, on website at: http://www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/bioenvi/ BIOL 507 Regulation, the Environment and Qatar Public
an eclectic range of environmental issues. environmental/index.php Policy

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Study Plan Study Plan MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH care system through the application of evidence-based
assessments and interventions
Master of Science in Environmental Science Master of Science in Environmental Science College of Sciences Building, Room 126 (Womens Equip students with the leadership and inter-personal
Thesis Option Project Option Science Building) skills required for successful professional development,
Phone: (974) 4403-4800 including communication skills, cultural competence, and
FIRST YEAR (18 credit hours) FIRST YEAR (18 credit hours) Email: health@qu.edu.qa emotional intelligence
Website: www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/health/
Term Course # Course Title CH Term Course # Course Title CH Admission Requirements
Fall BIOL 501 Earth Systems 3 Fall BIOL 501 Earth Systems 3 Program Director All applicants to the Master of Public Health program who
BIOL 504 Environmental Chemistry 3 BIOL 504 Environmental Chemistry 3 To Be Announced meet the following minimum criteria will be considered for
admission to Qatar University.
BIOL 506 Microbiological Processes 3 BIOL 506 Microbiological Processes 3
ABOUT THE PROGRAM 1. Applicants who completed a Bachelor level or an
in Environmental Systems in Environmental Systems
equivalent degree or a higher level degree in a health/
BIOL 505 Graduate Seminar P/F 1 BIOL 505 Graduate Seminar P/F 1 The Master of Public Health (MPH) program aims public health related field with a minimum cumulative
Total 10 Total 10 to address the countrys pressing burden of non- GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 or equivalent from a university
communicable diseases and lifestyle-related risk factors, or college accredited by an international accrediting
Spring BIOL 503 Experimental Design and 3 Spring BIOL 502 GIS and Databases 3
Statistical Analysis including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, association, or by the Ministry of Higher Education or
BIOL 507 Elective 3 and road traffic accidents. This epidemiological profile comparable authority in that country may be admitted to
BIOL 507 Regulation, Environment, 3 either the research or the professional tracks offered by
Elective 3 demands an effective public health approach focusing on
Qatar Policy
Total 12 health promotion, disease prevention, and high quality, the program.
Elective 3 evidence-based, effective clinical care. The degree 2. Applicants who completed a Bachelor level or an
Elective 3 is offered in two concentrations; Epidemiology, and equivalent degree or a higher level degree in a health/
Health Systems Improvement, with thesis or non-thesis public health related field with a minimum cumulative GPA
Total 12
(practicum & research project) options. The program can of 2.5 out of 4.0 may be admitted only in the professional
SECOND YEAR (18 credit hours) be completed in two years for full-time students and four (project) track of the program. Students must attain a
years for part-time students. GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first semester. Students must
Term Course # Course Title CH register for a minimum of two regular courses in the field of
SECOND YEAR (18 credit hours) Fall Elective 3 Mission Statement study in the first semester. If a student fails to attain 3.0 or
Elective 3 higher in the first semester, the student will automatically
Term Course # Course Title CH The mission of the MPH program is to improve health be dismissed from the program.
Elective 3
Fall Elective 3 in Qatar by championing a holistic, evidence-based, 3. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based
Elective 3 integrated, and inter-sectoral approach to addressing TOEFL or its equivalent taken within 2 years of the start of
Total 9 public health issues. The program will produce qualified the intended semester of admission OR earned a previous
BIOL 530 Research 3 degree from an accredited institution of higher education in
graduates capable of translating their knowledge and skills
Spring BIOL 510 Internship 3
Total 9 into public health practice at the community and health a Program where English was the language of instruction.
Total 3 services levels. 4. A satisfactory performance in the personal interview with
Spring BIOL 530 Research 3
the Admissions Committee.
Total 3
Objectives 5. In addition to the above criteria, admission in the
The goal of the program is to contribute to building the research track (Thesis option) of the program is subject to
countrys public health and health care infrastructure in approval by the Program Coordinator and the Associate
by fulfilling the National Development Strategy goals for a Vice President for Graduate Studies.
qualified and diversified health workforce. It aims to give
students the knowledge base and skill set needed for the All applicants to the MPH program are required to submit
effective and ethical practice of public health in line with the following documents to the Admissions Department:
context-specific needs and international best practices. Complete Online Admissions Application
Final, official and certified university transcripts
Educational Objectives Official TOEFL score report or equivalent score report or
Provide students with advanced public health instruction other evidence of English proficiency in accordance with
in accordance to local needs and international standards QU Policy.
Equip students with the technical and analytical skills Two confidential recommendation letters from
needed for identification of health problems and effective undergraduate professors or employers
design and evaluation of appropriate interventions Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Equip students with the technical and analytical skills Personal Statement
needed for improving clinical effectiveness of the health Health Certificate

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Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card, If available Qatar Red Crescent Society concentration must complete 15 CH as detailed below: FIRST YEAR (21 credit hours)
(Non-Qatari applicants must provide a copy of their General Secretariat for Development Planning and
passport) Statistics PUBH 620 Introduction to quality, risk and safety Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Two recent passport sized photograph Qatar Petroleum PUBH 621 Quality, risk and safety methods and tools Fall PUBH Concepts and Methods of 3
Application Fees Qatar Foundation PUBH 622 Health Economics 600 Epidemiology
Other local organizations PUBH 623 Ethics, Law and regulatory issues in health PUBH Concepts and Methods of 3
Admission to the MPH program takes place in the fall International organizations such as the WHO, UNICEF PUBH 624 Introduction to process improvement in health 601 Biostatistics
semester only. For additional information on the program, and others care
PUBH Social and behavioural 3
please see our website at: http://www.qu.edu.qa/ PUBH 625 Supervised filed experience- Quality and 602 sciences
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS safety in clinical settings
Learning Outcomes PUBH Major Elective * (only one 3
XXX Elective is required)
Graduates of the Master of Public Health will be able to: Master of Public Health Major Electives Courses (3 CH)
Analyze the biological, physical, social, economic, and Students must complete 3 credit hours from the following Total 9-12*
A minimum of 42 credit hours are required to complete the
political determinants of a health issue MPH including the following: list of Elective Courses: Spring PUBH Research design and 3
Demonstrate knowledge of basic epidemiological designs A minimum of 18 credit hours in Major Core PUBH 606 Clinical epidemiology 603 methods
and statistical methods Requirements PUBH 607Special topics I PUBH Foundations of environ- 3
Analyze health care systems and policies A minimum of 15 credit hours in Concentration PUBH 608 Special topics II 604 mental health
Design, conduct and disseminate findings from a Requirements PUBH Health services manage- 3
research or practice development project A minimum of 3 credit hours in major electives Project (non-thesis) Option Required Courses (6 CH)
605 ment and leadership
Communicate health information to diverse audiences A minimum of 6 credit hours in Thesis OR Practicum & Students admitted in the professional track must complete
Apply ethical principles in public health practice the following courses: PUBH Major Elective * (only one 3
Research Project requirements XXX Elective is required)
Adopt a multidisciplinary approach in assessing, PUBH 640 Practicum
researching, and responding to public health issues and Major Core Requirements (18 CH) PUBH 641 Research project Total 9-12*
needs The following courses must be completed by all MPH * Students should complete only one elective course in
students: Thesis Option Required Courses (6 CH)
their first year either in the Fall or Spring semester
Additional concentration specific student learning PUBH 600 Concepts and methods of epidemiology Students admitted in the research track must complete
outcomes for the two concentrations are as follows: PUBH 601 Concepts and methods of biostatistics the following courses: SECOND YEAR (21 credit hours)
(Epidemiology concentration): students will develop the PUBH 602 Social and behavioral sciences PUBH 695 Thesis
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
capacity to plan, design, implement, analyze and interpret PUBH 603 Research design and methods
epidemiological studies Fall PUBH Advanced epidemiologic 3
PUBH 604 Foundations of environmental health Study Plan
(Health Systems Improvement concentration) : students 610 methods
PUBH 605 Health services management and leadership
will develop the capacity to assess and improve health Master of Public Health- Epidemiology concentration PUBH Epidemiology of 3
care quality & safety incorporating patient, professional, 611 communicable and
Concentration Area Requirements (15 CH) noncommunicable
policy and administrative perspectives Students must complete a minimum of 15 Credit Hours in diseases
one of the concentration areas offered by the program as
Potential Careers detailed below.
PUBH Categorical data analysis 3
Graduates of the MPH will be equipped with advanced 612
knowledge and skills in various fields including: PUBH Practicum (For non-thesis 3
Practice: such as epidemiology, biostatistics, surveillance Concentration Area in Epidemiology (15 CH)
640 option only)
and monitoring, health improvement, health care quality, Students who choose the Epidemiology concentration PUBH Thesis (For thesis option 3
health care safety, health policy analysis, and economic must complete 15 CH as detailed below: 695 only)
evaluation.
Total 12
Academia: pursuing further graduate work or teaching in PUBH 610 Advanced epidemiologic methods
educational institutions Spring PUBH Continuous data analysis 3
PUBH 611 Epidemiology of communicable and 613
Research: applied and basic research in research noncommunicable diseases
centers and institutions PUBH 612 Categorical data analysis PUBH Evidence-based public 2
614 health
PUBH 613 Continuous data analysis
There are many employment opportunities in the growing PUBH 614 Evidence-based public health PUBH Supervised field experi- 1
Qatari health sector including: PUBH 615 Supervised field experience- Epidemiology 615 ence- Epidemiology
Hamad Medical Corporation PUBH Research Project (For 3
Supreme Council of Health Concentration Area in Health Systems Improvement 641 non-thesis option only)
Primary Health Care Corporation (15 CH) PUBH Thesis (For thesis option 3
Sidra Medical and Research Center Students who choose the Health Systems Improvement 695 only)
Qatar Diabetes Association
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Master of Public Health- Health Systems Improvement SECOND YEAR (21 credit hours) MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE Apply advanced knowledge to evaluate and solve
concentration problems related to biomedical laboratory testing, technical
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs College of Sciences Building, Room 126 and administrative procedures
FIRST YEAR (21 credit hours)
Fall PUBH Introduction to quality, risk 3 (Womens Section) Possess effective communication skills in a variety of
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs 620 and safety Phone: (974) 4403-4800 professional settings
Fall PUBH Concepts and Methods of 3 PUBH Quality, risk and safety 3 Email: health@qu.edu.qa Design, conduct and evaluate various types of research
600 Epidemiology 621 methods and tools Website: www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/health/ in their substantive area according to ethical standards
PUBH Health economics 3
biomedical
PUBH Concepts and Methods of 3
622 Admission Requirements
601 Biostatistics
Program coordinator Program director All applicants to the Master of Science in Biomedical
PUBH Social and behavioral 3 PUBH Practicum (For non-thesis 3 Sciences program who meet the following minimum criteria
Ahmed Malki Hassan Abdel-Aziz
602 sciences 640 option only)
will be considered for admission to Qatar University:
PUBH Major Elective * (only one 3 PUBH Thesis (For thesis option 3 ABOUT THE PROGRAM Applicants who completed a Bachelor level or an
XXX Elective is required) 695 only) equivalent degree or a higher level degree in biomedical
Total 9-12* Total 12 The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences science, biology or related fields with a minimum
Spring PUBH Ethics, law and regulatory 3 program provides students with skills and knowledge cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 or equivalent from
Spring PUBH Research design and 3
603 methods 623 issues in health for professional enhancement. The program offers a a university or college accredited by an international
concentration area in Advanced Clinical Practice and accrediting association, or by the Ministry of Higher
PUBH Foundations of environ- 3 PUBH Introduction to process 2
another concentration area in Laboratory Management. Education or comparable authority in that country may be
604 mental health 624 improvement in health
care While professional tracks are offered in both concentration admitted to either the research or the professional tracks
PUBH Health services manage- 3 areas, only the Advanced Clinical practice concentration offered by the program.
605 ment and leadership PUBH Supervised filed experi- 1 Applicants who completed a Bachelor level or an
area offers a research track. Graduates of the program
625 ence- Quality and safety
PUBH Major Elective * (only one 3 may be candidates for positions as laboratory managers, equivalent degree or a higher level degree in biomedical
in clinical settings
XXX Elective is required) education coordinators, hospital or university faculty science, biology or related fields with a minimum
PUBH Research Project (For 3 members, researchers, departmental supervisors, etc. The cumulative GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 may be admitted only in
Total 9-12*
641 non-thesis option only)
degree is offered in two concentrations; Advanced Clinical the professional (project) track of the program. Students
* Students should complete only one elective course in PUBH Thesis (For thesis option 3 Practice with thesis or project option, and Laboratory must attain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first semester.
695 only) management with project option. Students must register for a minimum of two regular
their first year either in the Fall or Spring semester
Total 9 courses in the field of study in the first semester. If a
Mission Statement student fails to attain 3.0 or higher in the first semester, the
The mission of the Biomedical Science Program at QU is student will automatically be dismissed from the program.
to provide quality education that prepares future competent Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based
Biomedical Scientists with theoretical knowledge; practical, TOEFL or equivalent test taken within 2 years of the
critical thinking, communication skills; and ethics for the start of the intended semester of admission OR earned a
healthcare industry. Graduates are committed to life-long previous degree from an accredited institution of higher
learning and adapt to the changing needs of society education in a Program where English was the language
of instruction.
Objectives A satisfactory performance in the personal interview with
The principle operational objective of the Biomedical the Admission committee.
Science Program is to address the need of the local Students with BS degrees in other than Biomedical
workforce by providing excellent health services according Sciences are required to successfully complete bridge
to world-class standards. The Masters degree in courses prior to entering the MSc program.
Biomedical Sciences prepares students for research in
clinical laboratory field, for technical and mid-management Applicants who passed the Medical Laboratory Scientist
positions in universities, medical and research laboratories. (MLS) exam offered by the Board of Certification (BOC) of
The curriculum emphasizes advanced principles of medical the American Society for Clinical Pathology will be given
laboratory sciences in areas such clinical chemistry, particular attention during the admission process.
microbiology, hematology & immunohematology, molecular
diagnostics and lab management. The degree provides Application Procedure:
formal training in clinical sciences through theoretical and All applicants to the Master of Science in Biomedical
practical coursework and the application of coursework to Sciences program are required to submit the following
a research or applied project. documents to the Admissions Department:
Complete Online Admissions Application
Graduates of this M.Sc. program will: Final, official and certified university transcripts

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Official TOEFL score report or equivalent score report or Biomedical Research Department, Supreme Council of a minimum of 9 credit hours in Project Option Required listed below. The credit hours allocated to the Bridge
other evidence of English proficiency in accordance with Health Courses and 12 credit hours from the Advanced Clinical Course Requirements courses are not counted towards
QU Policy. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Al-Ahli Hospital Practice Elective courses. satisfying the 36 credit hours required by the program.
Two confidential recommendation letters from Weill Cornell Medical College of Qatar Students are required to pass the following bridge courses
undergraduate professors or employers Laboratory Al-Khor Hospital Thesis Option Required Courses (9 CH) prior to taking the program courses.
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) Medical Research Centre, Sidra Students admitted in the research track must complete the BIOM 501 Medical Laboratory Science I
Health Certificate Aspetar following courses: BIOM 502 Medical Laboratory Science II
Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card, If available El -Shafalah BIOM 515 Molecular Diagnostics
(Non-Qatari applicants must provide a copy of their BIOM 698 Thesis I
passport) DEGREE REQUIREMENTS BIOM 699 Thesis II
Two recent passport sized photograph
Application Fees Master of Science in Biomedical Science Project Option Required Courses (9 CH)
Admission to the Master of Science in Biomedical A minimum of 36 credit hours are required to complete Students admitted in the professional track must complete
Sciences program takes place in the fall semester only. the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences including the following courses:
For additional information on the program, please see the following: BIOM 515 Molecular Diagnostics Study Plan
our website at: http://www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/Health/ A minimum of 15 credit hours in Major Core BIOM 696 Clinical Internship
index.php Requirements BIOM 697 Capstone in Advanced Practice Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
A minimum of 21 credit hours in Concentration Advanced Clinical Practice - Project Option
Learning Outcomes Requirements Advanced Clinical Practice Electives Courses (12 CH)
Graduates of the Master of Science in Biomedical Science Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following FIRST YEAR (18 credit hours)
will be able to: For students holding a baccalaureate degree in a discipline list of Advanced Clinical Practice Elective Courses:
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Use statistical techniques, skills and tools to analyze other than Biomedical Sciences, the following additional BIOM 650 Pathogenic Microbiology
problems, generate alternatives and evaluate their requirements apply: BIOM 651 Viral Pathogenesis and Diagnosis Fall BIOM Pathophysiology 3
consequences. Student must complete 6 credit hours in Bridge Course BIOM 660 Biochemistry 510
Demonstrate effective communication skills at the Requirements BIOM 670 Principles of Immunochemistry BIOM Principles of laboratory 3
individual and group levels. BIOM 675 Immunology and Serology 520 Management
Demonstrate ethical choices, values, safe and BIOM 680 Oncology BIOM Medical Lab Laws and 3
professional behavior in laboratory operation and Major Core Requirements (15 CH) BIOM 681 Advanced Hematology 550 Ethics
management roles. The following courses must be completed by all Master of BIOM 682 Advanced Immunohematology Total 9
Conduct experimental or theoretical study committed to Science in Biomedical Sciences students: BIOM 665 Special topics in Biomedical Science I
ethical standards BIOM 510 Pathophysiology BIOM 666 Special topics in Biomedical Sciences II Spring BIOM Current Issues in Clinical 3
530 Laboratory Sciences
Apply knowledge in the specific specialty discipline to BIOM 520 Principles of Laboratory Management
accurately interpret patients results. BIOM 530 Current Issues in Clinical Laboratory Science BIOM Research Methods in 3
Use laboratory techniques and equipment related to BIOM 540 Research Methods in Biomedical Sciences Concentration in Laboratory Management (21 CH) 540 Biomedical Sciences
profession. BIOM 550 Medical Laboratory Laws and Ethics This concentration offers only a professional track. BIOM Molecular Diagnostics 3
Analyze laws and regulations that impact healthcare Students who choose the Laboratory Management 515
organizations, health services delivery and patient safety. Concentration in Advanced Clinical Practice (21 CH) Concentration area must complete 21 CH in the Laboratory Total 9
Demonstrate critical thinking and effective decision-making Students who choose the Advanced Clinical Practice Management Concentration Core Requirements.
through financial management, operations management, Concentration must complete 21 CH in either the Project SECOND YEAR (18 credit hours)
personnel management, marketing management and Option or the Thesis Option for the Advanced Clinical Laboratory Management Concentration Core
quality assessment and improvement. Practice Concentration as detailed below: Requirements (21 CH) Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Students must complete the following courses: Fall Elective 3
Thesis Option for the Advanced Clinical Practice BIOM 610 Medical Lab Financial Operation
Elective 3
Potential Careers Concentration: BIOM 620 Health Informatics
Graduates of the Master of Science in Biomedical Students admitted in the research track of the Advanced BIOM 630 Quality Assurance & Outcome Assessment BIOM BIOM 696 Clinical 3
Sciences are offered employment opportunities to Clinical Practice concentration must complete a minimum MAGT 602 Human Resource Management 696 Internship
work in many aspects of the clinical laboratory. The of 9 credit hours in the Thesis Option Required Courses MAGT 603 Operations Management Total 9
major areas include Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, and 12 credit hours from the Advanced Clinical Practice MAKT 603 Marketing Management
Immunohematology & Blood Banking, Microbiology, Elective courses. BIOM 695 Capstone in Laboratory Management Spring Elective 3
Cytogenetic, Molecular diagnostics and Laboratory Elective 3
Management and Administration. Potential employers Project Option for the Advanced Clinical Practice Bridge Course Requirements Package (6 CH)
include but are not limited to: Concentration: Students holding a bachelor degree in disciplines other BIOM Capstone in Advanced 3
Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Hamad Medical Students admitted in the professional track of the than Biomedical Sciences, must complete 6 credit hours 697 Clinical Practice
Corporation Advanced Clinical Practice concentration must complete in Bridge Courses Requirements consisting of the courses Total 9

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND the profession by addressing societal needs and through
TECHNOLOGY effective communication skills and collaboration with
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences colleagues.
Advanced Clinical Practice - Thesis Option Laboratory Management - Project Option College of Sciences Building (male side),
Corridor 4, Room D103 Admission Requirements
FIRST YEAR (18 credit hours) FIRST YEAR (18 credit hours) Phone: (974) 4403- 6804 All applicants to the Master degree program in Materials
Email: mats@qu.edu.qa Science and Technology need to satisfy the following
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs minimum criteria to be considered for admission to the
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/msp/index.php
Fall BIOM Pathophysiology 3 Fall BIOM Pathophysiology 3 program:
510 510 Director 1. Applicants who completed a Bachelor level or an
BIOM Principles of laboratory 3 BIOM Principles of laboratory 3 Prof. Mariam Al-Maadeed equivalent degree or a higher level degree in Science,
520 Management 520 Management Engineering, or a related field with a minimum cumulative
BIOM Medical Lab Laws and 3 BIOM Medical Lab Laws and 3 ABOUT THE PROGRAM GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 or equivalent from a university
550 Ethics 550 Ethics or college accredited by an international accrediting
Materials Science and Technology is a new association, or by the Ministry of Higher Education or
Total 9 Total 9
interdisciplinary field needed in the modern society. comparable authority in that country may be admitted to
Spring BIOM Current Issues in Clinical 3 Spring BIOM Current Issues in Clinical 3 The program focuses on the understanding of scientific either the research or the professional tracks offered by
530 Laboratory Sciences 530 Laboratory Sciences principles, analysis and evaluation of the characteristics the program.
BIOM Research Methods in 3 BIOM Research Methods in 3 and behavior of materials, including microstructures, 2. Applicants who completed a Bachelor level or an
540 Biomedical Sciences 540 Biomedical Sciences physical and chemical properties, energy thermodynamics equivalent degree or a higher level degree in Science,
BIOM Molecular Diagnostics 3 BIOM Health Informatics 3 of materials, transformation states and processes, Engineering or a related field with a minimum cumulative
515 620 compound materials and research on industrial GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 may be admitted only in the
applications of specific materials. professional (project) track of the program. Students must
Total 9 Total 9
This is the first initiative MSc in Materials Science in Qatar attain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first semester. Students
SECOND YEAR (18 credit hours) SECOND YEAR (18 credit hours) and it will bring industry and some governmental institutes must register for a minimum of two regular courses in
with academia to develop an important postgraduate the field of study in the first semester. If a student fails to
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs program that can lead to a PhD degree and will serve attain 3.0 or higher in the first semester, the student will
Fall Elective 3 Fall BIOM Medical Lab Financial 3 Qatar vision 2030 to develop a knowledge-based automatically be dismissed from the program.
610 Operation economy. The program will deliver graduate education and
Elective 3 research opportunities for students and professionals in 35 Students holding a Bachelor degree in disciplines other
MAKT Marketing Management 3
BIOM Thesis I 3 603 credit hours leading to the Master of Science in Materials than Chemistry, Physics, and Mechanical, Industrial or
698 Science and Technology. Chemical Engineering may have to complete one or more
MAGT Human Resource 3
602 Management The program will help in solving key issues facing the bridge courses before starting this program based on the
Total 9
world in energy, environment, communication, healthcare program admission committee decision.
Spring Elective 3 Total 9 and transport.
Elective 3 Spring MAGT Operations Management 3 The understanding of the atomic and microscopic levels Application Procedure
603 of materials through this program will lead to improvement All applicants to the Materials Sciences Master program
BIOM Thesis II 3 BIOM Quality Assurance & 3 of materials in several areas, such as new composites are required to submit the following documents to the
699 630 Outcome Assessment for more energy efficient applications, better radiation Admissions Department :
Total 9 BIOM Capstone in Laboratory 3 protection, safer biomaterials and greener materials for the 1. Admissions Application and Signature page
695 Management environment. 2. Final official and certified university transcripts
3. Official TOEFL score report or equivalent score report
Total 9
Objectives 4. Two confidential recommendation letters from
The educational objectives of the program are to: undergraduate professors or employers
1. Prepare graduates to establish successful careers 5. Curriculum Vitae (C. V.)
in industry, government or academia to pursue further 6. Health Certificate
graduate studies. 7. Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari
2. Provide graduates with interdisciplinary knowledge and applicants must provide a copy of their passport)
skills for solving materials related problems and challenges 8. Two recent passport sized photographs
while promoting sustainable practices. 9. Application fees
3. Equip graduates with appropriate research methods and Learning Outcomes
techniques to successfully conduct research or applied Graduates of the program will be able to:
projects in the field of materials science and technology. 1. Apply independent research skills to investigate
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2. Apply scientific concepts to solve problems related to Science in Materials Science and Technology students: Non - Thesis Option
materials science and technology. MATS 511 Materials Principles and Characterization
3. Analyze the properties of materials using appropriate MATS 512 Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials
characterization techniques. MATS 513 Functional Properties of Materials FIRST YEAR (18 credit hours)
4. Apply techniques to predict and explain materials MATS 514 Research Methodology Study Plan
properties and behavior. MATS 580 Graduate Seminar Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
5. Assess the synthesis and processing techniques Thesis option Fall MATS Materials Principles and 3
appropriate for the production of materials. Thesis Option Requirements (9 CH) 511 Characterization
6. Assess the environmental impact of materials and Students admitted in the research track must complete the FIRST YEAR (18 credit hours)
MATS Functional Properties of 3
related methods and processes. following course: 513 Materials
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
7. Communicate, effectively, materials science related MATS 599 Thesis
Fall MATS Materials Principles and 3 MATS Research Methodology 3
issues orally and in writing. 514
511 Characterization
Project Option Requirements (6 CH)
Potential Careers Students admitted in the professional track must complete MATS Functional Properties of 3 Total 9
Excellent opportunities are available for graduates of this the following course: 513 Materials Spring MATS Thermodynamics, Phase 3
program, both in the public and the private sectors. MATS 598 Applied Materials Project MATS Research Methodology 3 512 diagrams and Kinetics of
Different local Qatari entities and industries need to master 514 Materials
the new technologies applied to find better solutions for the Major Elective Requirements (14 or 17 CH) Total 9 MATS Elective Course 1 3
old problems. Undoubtedly, these new technologies are Students selecting the Thesis Option must complete a XXX
accompanied by use of materials that have been designed minimum of 14 credit hours in major elective courses Spring MATS Thermodynamics, Phase 3
512 diagrams and Kinetics of MATS Elective Course 2 3
and fabricated in accordance with new technologies while students selecting the Project option must complete Materials XXX
a minimum of 17 credit hours in major elective courses
MATS Elective Course 1 3 MATS Graduate Seminar 0
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS including: 580
XXX
A minimum of 35 credit hours are required to complete the MATS 520 Mechanics of Materials
Master of Science in Materials Science and Technology for MATS 525 Sustainable Materials MATS Elective Course 2 3 Total 9
any of the two options offered by the program including the MATS 530 Radiation Technology for Materials XXX
following: MATS 535 Physical Metallurgy MATS Graduate Seminar 0 SECOND YEAR (17 credit hours)
A minimum of 12 credit hours in Major Core MATS 540 Advanced Materials and Composites 580
Requirements MATS 545 Polymers Science and Analysis Total 9 Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
A minimum of 23 credit hours as detailed below in either MATS 550 Polymer Processing Fall MATS Elective Course 3 3
the Thesis Option or the Project Option MATS 555 Metals and Minerals Processing SECOND YEAR (17 credit hours) XXX
- Thesis Option: MATS 560 Materials Science Modeling MATS Elective Course 4 3
A minimum of 9 credit hours in the Thesis Option MATS 565 Surface Science and Corrosion Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
XXX
Requirements MATS 570 Nanotechnology and Advanced Fall MATS Elective Course 3 3
MATS Elective Course 5 3
A minimum of 14 credit hours in the Major Elective Characterization Methods XXX
XXX
Requirements. MATS 590 Special Topics MATS Elective Course 4 3
- Project Option: MATS Applied Materials Project 3
XXX
A minimum of 6 credit hours in the Project Option Bridge Course Requirements Package (0 - 9 CH) 598
MATS Thesis 3
Requirements Students holding a bachelor degree in disciplines other 599
Total 12
A minimum of 17 credit hours in in the Major Elective than Chemistry, Physics, and Mechanical, Industrial or Spring MATS Applied Materials Project 3
Requirements. Chemical Engineering must complete 0 to 9 credit hours in MATS Special Topics 2
598
XXX
Bridge Course Requirements prior to taking the program
MATS Special Topics 2
Students holding a bachelor degree in a discipline other courses. The credit hours allocated to bridge courses are Total 11
590
than Chemistry, Physics, and Mechanical, Industrial or not counted towards satisfying the 35 credit hours required Spring MATS Thesis 6
Chemical Engineering may have to complete one or more by the program. Total 5
599
bridge courses prior to taking the program courses based Based on the program admission committee decision,
Total 9
on the program admission committees decision. Thus, the students may be required to complete one or more of the
following additional requirements apply: following bridge courses:
Students must complete 0 to 9 credit hours in the Bridge MATS 500 Modern Physics
Course Requirements based on the program admission MATS 501 Physical Chemistry
committee decision. MATS 502 Materials Science

Major Core Requirements (12 CH)


The following courses must be completed by all Master of

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PHD IN BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL sustainability and innovation. the following documents to the Admission Department: are among the potential employers of these PhD holders.
SCIENCES 3. Engage students in research opportunities with research Complete Online Admissions Application Academic and research institutions are also potential
intensive organizations and industry Final, official and certified university transcripts workplaces for these degree holders.
College of Sciences Building, 4. Train students on how to communicate effectively as Official TOEFL score report or equivalent score report or
Room 222 (Womens Section) professionals in scientific forums and through international other evidence of English proficiency in accordance with DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Phone: (974) 4403-4565 / 4566 publications, while protecting their intellectual properties QU Policy.
Email: biology@qu.edu.qa This PhD degree can be obtained through a study plan Official GRE score report (not required but will strengthen A minimum of 75 credit hours are required to complete the
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/bioenvi/ composed of 4 concentrations in: the application) PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences program
Cell and Molecular Biology Three confidential recommendation letters from Graduate including the following:
Head of Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences professors or employers (Recommendation Letters A minimum of 12 credit hours in Major Core
Environmental Sciences Ecosystems and Marine Sciences should be sent by the professor to the following address: Requirements
Fatima Ammar Al-Naemi Biotechnology biology@qu.edu.qa and castudents@qu.edu.qa). A minimum of 45 credit hours in Thesis Requirements
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) A minimum of 15 credit hours in Concentration Area
ABOUT THE PROGRAM Admission Requirements Personal Statement. Requirements
Eligible applicants: Health Certificate A minimum of 3 credit hours in Major Electives
The PhD program in Biological and Environmental 1. Have A research based Master or higher level degree Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari Passing the comprehensive examination
Sciences is an interdisciplinary program that provides in biology, environmental science, or a related field with applicants must provide a copy of their passport) Passing the Candidacy Examination
graduates with strong research skills and educational minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or equivalent Two recent passport sized photographs Passing the Dissertation Defense
background to prepare them to address specific issues from a university or college accredited by an international Application Fees
related to the sustainable development of Qatar and the accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher
region. Education or comparable in that country. Admission to the PhD of Science in Biological and Major Core Requirements (12 CH)
This program aims to empower graduates to be 2. Students holding a non research based Master or higher Environmental Sciences program takes place in the fall The following courses must be completed by all PhD in
responsible and active citizens, with a deep social level degree in biology, environmental science, or a related semester only. For additional information on the program, Biological and Environmental Sciences students:
conscience, with a nationally prominent, interdisciplinary field need to consult with the program to identify additional please see our website at: BIOL 600 Advanced Graduate seminar
graduate program in biological and environmental admission requirements that may be applicable based on http://www.qu.edu.qa/phdenvironmental/index.php BIOL 601 Advanced Biostatistics
sciences. the applicants professional experience and the obtained BIOL 602 Lab Rotation I
degree. Learning Outcomes BIOL 603 Lab Rotation II
Objectives 3. Have a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based Once the graduate student successfully defends his/her
The Ph.D. program in Biological and Environmental TOEFL or equivalent test taken within less than 2 years PhD, he/she will be able to: Thesis Requirements (45 CH)
Sciences is established due to the significant needs prior to the start of the intended semester of admission OR Design original research projects in accordance with the Students must complete 45 credit hours in the Thesis
of using applications of biological and environmental earned a previous degree from an accredited institution scientific research method. Requirements package:
research and knowledge in improving health care and of higher education in a Program where English was the Apply advanced research methodology to address BIOL 699 PhD Thesis
answering environmental questions that are of importance language of instruction.4. Successfully pass the personal biological and environmental Science issues in accordance
to the entire community in Qatar. This program prepares interview with the steering committee. with the scientific research method. Concentration Area Requirements (15 CH)
students for research in biological and environmental 5. Submit test scores for the GRE exam taken within less Integrate advanced interdisciplinary knowledge and Students must complete a minimum of 15 Credit Hours in
sciences for, academic positions in universities, industry than 2 years prior to the start of the intended semester of perspectives to analyze biological and environmental one of the concentration areas offered by the program as
or governmental agencies. The curriculum emphasizes admission. issues. detailed below.
more advanced principles of biological and environmental 6. Submit three confidential recommendation letters from Critically analyze the validity and reliability of biological
sciences in areas such as molecular and cellular biology, professors or employers (Recommendation Letters should and environmental research findings. Concentration Area in Cell and Molecular Biology
biotechnology, marine sciences, pollution, epidemiology, be sent by the professor to the following address: Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication (15 CH)
conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural biology@qu.edu.qa and castudents@qu.edu.qa). skills. Students must complete a minimum of 15 Credit Hours
resources. Being multidisciplinary in nature, this program from the Cell and Molecular Biology concentration
will serve a wide variety of MSc degree holders who may The following, while not part of the admission Potential Careers electives package as detailed below:
have diverse backgrounds and goals. requirements, will strengthen the application: There is a growing need for highly qualified research
The objectives of the PhD program in Biological and - Evidence of an outstanding academic record and a personnel equipped with advanced knowledge, strong Cell and Molecular Biology Concentration Electives
Environmental Sciences are: strong motivation for scientific research. Previous research research, and communication skills to participate (15 CH)
1. Provide graduate students with advanced academic experience and publications are a plus. effectively in developing and sustaining the research BIOL 604 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology
knowledge, research and practical skills needed for During the admission process, students will be accepted in culture and future to address the needs of Qatar National BIOL 605 Advanced Toxicology
successful careers in Biological and Environmental the desired concentration according to their earned Master Vision 2030. BIOL 608 Advanced Biotechnology
Sciences related jobs at various private institutions, and Bachelor degree majors. Excellent opportunities are available for graduates of this BIOL 609 Molecular Genetics
governmental agencies, academia and the industry. program, both in the public and the private sectors. These BIOL 610 Epidemiology
2. Provide graduates with multidisciplinary and Application Procedure include professional services, research & development BIOL 614 Systems Physiology
interdisciplinary knowledge and research training in All applicants to the PhD of Science in Biological and services and other business services. Furthermore, BIOL 615 Plant Physiology
biological and/or environmental sciences with focus on Environmental Sciences program are required to submit various ministries (e.g. Health, Environment, Agriculture) BIOL 617 Special topic I

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BIOL 618 Special topics II BIOL 609 Molecular Genetics SECOND YEAR (18 credit hours)
BIOL 619 Molecular Basis of Diseases BIOL 615 Plant Physiology
BIOL 620 Bio-informatics BIOL 616 Bio-diversity Term Course # Course Title CH
BIOL 617 Special topic I Fall Elective 3
Concentration Area in Environmental Sciences BIOL 618 Special topics II
(15 CH) BIOL 619 Molecular Basis of Diseases Elective 3
Students must complete a minimum of 15 Credit Hours BIOL 620 Bio-informatics BIOL 699 Research 3
from the Environmental Sciences concentration electives
Total 9
package as detailed below. Major Elective Requirements (3 CH)
Students must complete a minimum of 3 Credit Hours in Spring BIOL 699 Research 9
Environmental Sciences Concentration Electives the major elective requirements package from the courses Total 9
(15 CH) listed below:
Students must complete a minimum of 15 Credit Hours BIOL 604 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology
from the Environmental Sciences Concentration Electives BIOL 605 Advanced Toxicology THIRD YEAR (18 credit hours)
package from the courses listed below: BIOL 606 Marine Sciences
Term Course # Course Title CH
BIOL 605 Advanced Toxicology BIOL 607 Earth Systems
BIOL 606 Marine Sciences BIOL 608 Advanced Biotechnology Fall BIOL 699 Elective 9
BIOL 607 Earth Systems BIOL 609 Molecular Genetics Total 9
BIOL 610 Epidemiology BIOL 610 Epidemiology
Spring BIOL 699 Research 9
BIOL 611 Environmental Chemistry BIOL 611 Environmental Chemistry
BIOL 612 Environmental Planning and Risk Management BIOL 612 Environmental Planning and Risk Management Total 9
BIOL 613 Geospatial Methods BIOL 613 Geospatial Methods
BIOL 616 Bio-diversity BIOL 614 Systems Physiology FOURTH YEAR (15 credit hours)
BIOL 617 Special topic I BIOL 615 Plant Physiology
BIOL 618 Special topics II BIOL 616 Bio-diversity Term Course # Course Title CH
BIOL 617 Special topic I Fall BIOL 699 Elective 9
Concentration Area in Ecosystems and Marine BIOL 618 Special topics II Total 9
Sciences (15 CH) BIOL 619 Molecular Basis of Diseases
Students must complete a minimum of 15 Credit Hours BIOL 620 Bio-informatics Spring BIOL 699 Research 6
from the Ecosystems and Marine Sciences concentration Total 6
electives package as detailed below.
Study Plan
Ecosystems and Marine Sciences Concentration
Electives (15 CH) PhD of Science in Biological and Environmental
BIOL 606 Marine Sciences Sciences
BIOL 607 Earth Systems
BIOL 609 Molecular Genetics FIRST YEAR (24 credit hours)
BIOL 611 Environmental Chemistry
BIOL 612 Environmental Planning and Risk Management Term Course # Course Title CH
BIOL 613 Geospatial Methods Fall BIOL 600 Advanced Graduate 3
BIOL 614 Systems Physiology seminar
BIOL 616 Bio-diversity BIOL 601 Advanced Biostatistics 3
BIOL 617 Special topic I
BIOL 602 Lab Rotation I 3
BIOL 618 Special topics II
Elective course 3
Concentration Area in Biotechnology (15 CH) Total 12
Students must complete a minimum of 15 Credit Hours
Spring BIOL 603 Lab Rotation II 3
from the Biotechnology concentration electives package as
detailed below. Elective course 3
Elective course 3
Biotechnology Concentration Electives (15 CH)
Elective course 3
BIOL 604 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology
BIOL 606 Marine Sciences Total 12
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PhD in Gulf Studies Program Defense and Security cessfully completed a Master's degree in a related subject Gulf Studies students:
Environment from a recognized university with a minimum cumulative GULF 600 Conceptual and Theoretical approaches to Gulf
Main Mens Building Room 112 (Mens Section) Political economy and development studies GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent. Studies
Phone: (974) 4403-4987 Energy and natural resources 2. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based GULF 601 Quantitative Research Methods in the Social
Email: gulfstudiesprogram@qu.edu.qa Media and Information Communication TOEFL or equivalent test, taken within 2 years of the Sciences
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/gulfstud- start of the intended semester of admission OR earned a GULF 602 Qualitative Research Methods in the Social
ies/index.php Educational Objectives previous degree from an accredited institution of higher Sciences
To address societys needs by developing human capac- education in a Program where English was the language GULF 611 Foreign Policy Analysis of the Gulf States
Program Director ity equipped with a broad research-oriented training in the of instruction. GULF 612 Culture and Society in the Gulf
Abdullah Baabood social sciences. 3. Submit test scores for the GRE exams taken within less GULF 614 Contemporary Issues in Gulf Studies
To advance students progress on research and scholar- than 2 years prior to the start of the intended semester of GULF 615 Energy and Natural Resources in the Gulf
About the Gulf Studies Program ship on the Gulf. admission.
To advance students analytical capabilities in history and 4. A satisfactory performance in the personal interview with Thesis Requirements ( 30CH)
The Gulf Studies PhD Program, launched in Fall 2015, in the social sciences and to develop their appreciation of the Admission Committee. The following course must be completed by all PhD in Gulf
offers students the opportunity to study the Gulf while living different approaches to the study of the polities, econo- Studies students:
in the region itself, and it is the only PhD level program of mies, societies and the modern history of the Gulf and the All applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy in Gulf Studies GULF 690 Doctoral Thesis
its kind in the Middle East. The Program was developed Middle East generally. program are required to submit the following documents to
in response to a growing need among stakeholders in the To enable students to engage in advanced study of the Admissions Department: Major Electives (9 credit hours)
region for highly qualified graduates in the field of Gulf socio-economic problems and policy issues pertaining to Complete Online Admissions Application Student must complete 9 CH from courses listed in the fol-
Studies and a vastly growing general interest and focus on the Gulf region and the Middle East more generally. Final, official and certified university transcripts lowing focus areas. The 9 CH may be taken from courses
the Gulf region. To develop students research abilities and their under- Official TOEFL or equivalent score report or other evi- in different focus areas.
standing of the relationship between conceptual tools, a dence of English proficiency in accordance with QU Policy.
The Program draws on an interdisciplinary curriculum to theoretical framework and methodological approaches. Statement of proposed thesis topic or general area of The Social Issues Focus Area of the Major Electives
provide a holistic examination of the member states of the Student Learning Outcomes research (approximately 1500 words) Package
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as well as Iran, Iraq, and Conduct original research or other advanced scholarship Three letters of recommendation addressing the appli- GULF 623 Human Rights and the Gulf States
Yemen. This includes topics within the areas of politics, for interpretation of new knowledge on the Gulf cant academic achievement and/or professional accom- GULF 624 Women and Gender issues in the Gulf
economics, history, literature, international relations, secu- Apply major concepts and body of theoretical and con- plishments GULF 625 Youth Issues in the Gulf
rity, the energy industry, ecology, and culture. Classes are ceptual knowledge related to their academic discipline or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) GULF 629 Special Topics I
taught by highly regarded expert faculty and academics, area of professional practice of Gulf Studies. Health Certificate
which specialize in Gulf Studies. Design advanced research for academic enquiry. Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari The Energy and Economics Focus Area of the Major
The PhD in Gulf Studies Program also helps connect Evaluate complex issues in their field and communicate applicants must provide a copy of their passport) Electives Package
students to internship and assistantship opportunities on a their conclusions clearly and effectively to specialists and Two recent identical passport-size photographs with GULF 633 Global Energy Geopolitics
competitive basis to gain work experience and offset tuition non-specialists white background GULF 634 Food and Water Security in the GCC and
costs, preparing students to excel in their future profes- Application Fees. Middle East
sional and academic pursuits. The three/four-year program Potential Careers GULF 635 GCC Economic Development and
consists of evening classes taught in English and is well The PhD in Gulf Studies Program offers a unique interdis- Degree Requirements Diversification
suited for working professionals. ciplinary study. It provides solid foundations for students A minimum of 60 credit hours are required to complete the GULF 639 Special Topics II
who are interested in pursuing their careers in different PhD in Gulf Studies, including the following :
Mission sectors such as: 21 credit hours in Major Requirements The Politics and International Relations Focus Area of
The Gulf Studies PhD Program aims to provide an ad- Government, 9 credit hours in major electives the Major Electives Package
vanced interdisciplinary understanding and in-depth knowl- Academia and Education, 30 credit hours in Thesis Requirements GULF 643 Political Islam
edge of issues related to the contemporary states of the Peace and Security, Passing the comprehensive examination GULF 644 Politics and Society of Iran
Gulf. The degree is designed towards providing students Media, Passing the Candidacy Examination GULF 645 The Gulf and global powers
with transferable skills through cutting-edge coursework Research centers and think-tanks Passing the Dissertation Defense GULF 646 Governance and Globalization in the Gulf
and the completion of an original research dissertation. Regional and international organizations, GULF 649 Special Topics III
Civil societies, NGOs or non-profit sector Students admitted to the PhD in Gulf Studies program who
The Interdisciplinary curriculum, which is fully taught in did not successfully complete the Master of Arts program Bridge Course Requirements Package (0-12 CH)
English, provides an in-depth exploration of the region and Admission Requirements in Gulf Studies offered at QU may be required to success- At admission time, student may be required to complete 0
includes the following specializations: Admission Requirements fully complete one or more additional bridging courses to 12 CH from specific courses listed in the following bridg-
Anthropology All applicants to the PhD in Gulf Studies program who from the Bridging course package as specified at admis- ing course package.
Literature and Sociolinguistics meet the following minimum requirements will be consid- sion time. GULF 510 Contemporary History and Politics in the Gulf
History and Politics ered for admission to Qatar University: GULF 520 State and Society in the Gulf
Culture and Social Issues 1. Successfully completed the two-year QU MA in Gulf Major Requirements (21 credit hours) GULF 530 International Relations of the Gulf
Politics and International Relations Studies with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 OR suc- The following courses must be completed by all PhD in GULF 531 Political Economy of the Gulf

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COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS MASTER OF ACCOUNTING

College of Business and Economics Building College of Business and Economics


Phone: (974) 4403-5000 / 5004 Department of Accounting and Information systems
Email: bus-econ@qu.edu.qa Phone: (974) 4403-5051 / 5013
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/business Email: MAC@qu.edu.qa
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/business/programs/
Dean graduates/mac.php
Nitham Mohammed Hindi
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Adam Mohamedali Fadlalla The Master of Accounting (MAC) is a highly specialized
program in Accounting. It provides a state of the art
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs applied education in managing accounting information
Studies with the scope to allow its holders to get access to upper
Belaid Aouni management and financial positions in a wide variety of
industries.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
Objectives
The College of Business and Economics at Qatar MAC has the following two educational objectives:
University provides a high-quality, applied business Prepare graduate students with technical (quantitative
education in a collegial, intellectually stimulating, and and qualitative) and analytical skills and competencies in
supportive learning and working environment. Guided by accounting; and,
the university reform plan and committed to innovative Develop effective and responsible accounting
curriculum and continuous improvement, the College offers professionals.
undergraduate and graduate business programs that
connect theory to practice, promote critical thinking, and Admission Requirements
engage students in active and collaborative learning. All applicants to the Master of Accounting program who
meet the following minimum criteria will be considered for
DEGREE OFFERINGS admission to Qatar University:
1. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level
Qatar University offers two types of Masters degrees: degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00
(1) A research-oriented degree culminating in a research- from a university or college accredited by an international
based experience typically in the form of a thesis and (2) a accrediting association, or by the Ministry of Higher
professional Masters degree, which is practical in nature Education or comparable authority in that country may be
and emphasizes professional knowledge beyond the admitted to the program.
baccalaureate degree. 2. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level
degree with a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 2.8 out of
The College of Business and Economics offers the 4.0 may be admitted to the program. Students admitted
following graduate degree programs: with a GPA below 2.8 must attain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in
the first semester and must register for a minimum of two
Master of Accounting (MAC) (Professional Track) regular courses in the field of study in the first semester. If
Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Professional a student fails to attain 3.0 or higher in the first semester,
Track) the student will be automatically dismissed from the
Master of Science in Marketing (new) (Professional and program.
Research Track) 3. Applicants are required to demonstrate their English
proficiency as part of the admission process by satisfying
either of the following:
- Earned a previous degree from an institution of higher
education in a program where English was the language of
instruction.
- Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based
TOEFL, or equivalent test taken within 2 years of the start
of the intended semester or admission.

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4. A short essay stating the candidates objectives and Chief Financial Officers STUDY PLAN MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
interests in pursuing a MAC degree. External Auditors
5. A satisfactory performance in the personal interview Internal Auditors Master of Accounting College of Business and Economics
with the Admissions Committee. Financial Managers Phone: (974) 4403-5013/ 5004
Business Risk Managers Email: mba@qu.edu.qa
FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
All applicants to the Master of Accounting are required Accounting Information Systems Specialists Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/business/programs/
to submit the following documents to the Admission Business Consultants Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs graduates/mba.php
Department: Also, graduates will have a strong background to start and Fall ACCT 603 International Accounting 3
Complete Online Admissions Application run their own business. ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Final, official and certified university transcripts ACCT 613 Accounting Research 3
Methods
Evidence of English Proficiency according to QU Policy QATAR MBA Program develops leaders through a
Official GMAT score report if submitting GMAT scores DEGREE REQUIREMENTS ACCT XXX Accounting Elective 3 holistic approach that combines the academic foundation
Two recommendation letters Course acquired in the business curriculum with a broad range
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) Master of Accounting Total 9 of opportunities for personal maturation and professional
Health Certificate A minimum of 30 credit hours are required to complete the growth. The MBA program is a general management
Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card Master of Accounting, including the following : SECOND SEMESTER (9 credit hours) degree. It is designed to provide a solid foundation for
(Non-Qatari applicants must provide a copy of their 21 credit hours of major core courses making business decisions, to develop skills in applying
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
passport) 9 credit hours of major electives financial, marketing, management, information technology
Two recent identical passport-size photographs with Spring ACCT 623 Advanced Cost/ 3 and statistical techniques to complex management
white background Students holding a Bachelors degree in Accounting Managerial Accounting problems, and to improve skills in effectively presenting
Application Fee (students with other Business related disciplines need and implementing solutions to business problems.
to take the foundation courses listed below) need to ACCT 643 Fraud Detection and 3
Prevention
Admission to the Master of Accounting program takes successfully complete the following courses: Educational Objectives
place in the fall semester only. For additional information ACCT XXX Accounting Elective 3 The Master of Business Administration aims to:
on the program, please see our website at: Major Requirements (21 credit hours) Course Develop skills in integrating business knowledge
http://www.qu.edu.qa/business/programs/graduates/ ACCT603 International Accounting Total 9 necessary to perform as management professionals in a
mac.php http://www.qu.edu.qa/business/graduate_ ACCT 613 Accounting Research Methods globalized business environment;
programs/mac/index.php ACCT 623 Advanced Cost /Managerial Accounting THIRD SEMESTER (9 credit hours) Prepare ethically and socially responsible business
ACCT 643 Fraud Detection & Prevention leaders; and
Learning Outcomes ACCT 653 Advanced Accounting Information Systems Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Provide the necessary technical and analytical skills for
Graduates of the Master of Accounting will be able to: MIST 613 Information Security Fall ACCT 653 Advanced AIS 3 effective decision making.
- Assess the ethical regulatory environment for ACCT 663 Business Information Consulting
MIST 613 Information Security 3
accountants Admission Requirements
- Communicate effectively in writing Major Electives (minimum of 9 credit hours) ACCT XXX Accounting Elective 3 All applicants to the Masters of Business Administration
Course
- Communicate effectively in oral presentations ACCT 606 Corporate Governance program who meet the following minimum criteria will be
- Collaborate effectively in teams to solve accounting and ACCT 608 Commercial Law Total 9 considered for admission to Qatar University:
business related problems MAGT 611 Business Ethics & Legal Environment 1. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level
- Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to accounting MIST 616 Enterprise Resource Planning degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00
related problems ACCT 633 Governmental and nonprofit Accounting FOURTH SEMESTER (3 credit hours) from a university or college accredited by an international
- Assess and apply information technology to financial and ACCT 612 Special Studies in Accounting Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs accrediting association, or by the Ministry of Higher
non-financial information Education or comparable authority in that country may be
- Build appropriate research skills needed for accounting ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Fall ACCT 663 Business Information 3 admitted to the program.
practice Consulting 2. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level
- Appraise international accounting issues and practices, Foundation Courses for Non-Accounting applicants Total 3 degree with a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 2.8 out of
within a global context (15 credit hours) 4.0 may be admitted to the program. Students admitted
Students who hold a Bachelor degree in disciplines with a GPA below 2.8 must attain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in
Opportunities other than Accounting are required to pass the following the first semester and must register for a minimum of two
foundation courses prior to taking MAC, core/elective regular courses in the field of study in the first semester. If a
Accounting degree holders are in high demand both courses: student fails to attain 3.0 or higher in the first semester, the
locally and internationally. Businesses, governmental ACCT 521 Intermediate Accounting I student will be automatically dismissed from the program.
agencies, and auditing companies are always looking for ACCT 522 Intermediate Accounting II 3. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based
people with a strong background in accounting. ACCT 531 Cost & Management Accounting TOEFL or e quivalent test taken within 2 years of the start of
Opportunities for graduates exist in roles such as: ACCT 533 Auditing I the intended semester of admission, OR earned a previous
Chief Accountants ACCT 523 Accounting Information Systems degree from an accredited institution of higher education in

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a Program where English was the language of instruction. find employment in public and private organizations and Concentration in Entrepreneurship Requirements
4. A
minimum of two-years' work experience is required. firms as executives, financial and management analysts, Package (9CH)
Additional experience will be recognized and may help with HR specialists, information technology officers, high-level Students selecting the Entrepreneurship concentration
admission to the program. government officers, among many other highly rewarding area must complete the following courses
5. S
atisfactory performance in the personal interview. career opportunities. Our MBA alumni are very successful, MAGT 609 Entrepreneurship & Small Business
6. Successful completion of a written short essay conducted many of whom are holding highest positions in their Management
during the personal interview. respective organizations are finding fulfillment in serving MAGT 604 Management of Change and Innovation
their ambitions and the State of Qatar. MAKT 605 Entrepreneurial Marketing
All applicants to the Masters of Business Administration DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Concentration in Business Analytics Requirements
program are required to submit the following documents to Package (9CH)
the Admissions Department: Master of Business Administration Students selecting the Business Analytics concentration
Complete Online Admissions Application All MBA students must successfully complete a minimum area must complete the following courses:
Final, official and certified university transcripts of 36 credit hours in the following: MIST 616 Enterprise Resources Planning
Evidence of English Proficiency according to QU official 27 credit hours in Major Requirements MIST 660 Business Analytics
Policy 9 credit hours in Major Electives OR in Concentration MIST 670 Data Mining for Business
GMAT score report if submitting GMAT scores
Evidence of work experience Area Requirements Foundation Requirements Package (12 CH)
Two recommendation letters Students holding a bachelor degree in a non-business Students who hold a Bachelor Degree in disciplines
Supporting statements (Essays) related major must complete the Foundation Course other than Business are required to pass the following
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) Requirements package including 4 bridging courses with foundation courses prior to taking core/elective courses
Health Certificate 12 CH. ACCT 501 Introduction to Accounting
Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card Students admitted into the program may select one ECON 501 Introduction to Economics
(Non-Qatari applicants must provide a copy of their of the two concentrations areas, Entrepreneurship or FINA 501 Introduction to Finance
passport) Business Analytics, , offered by the program or select no MAGT 501 Introduction to Management
Two recent identical passport-size photographs with concentration.
white background
Application Fee Major Requirements (27 CH)
ACCT 602 Managerial Accounting for Decision Making STUDY PLAN
Admission to the Master of Administration program takes ECON 602 Managerial Economics
place in the fall semester only. For additional information FINA 605 Corporate Finance Master of Business Administration
on the program, please see our website at: MAGT 612 Business Research Methods Students who hold a Bachelors degree in Business
http://www.qu.edu.qa/business/programs/graduates/ MAGT 603 Operations Management (Without Concentration)
mba.php MAGT 610 Strategic Management
MAGT 615 Applied Graduation Project
Learning Outcomes MAKT 604 Marketing Management FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours) SECOND SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
Upon successful completion of the MBA program, students MIST 606 Management Information Systems Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
will be able to: Fall FINA 605 Corporate Finance 3 Spring MAKT 604 Marketing Management 3
1. Analyze the implications of making ethically responsible Major Electives (9 CH)
MIST 606 MIS 3 Elective 3
decisions. Students who are not selecting one of the program offered
2. Analyze the implications of making socially responsible concentration areas must complete 9 credit hours taken MAGT 612 Business Research 3 ACCT 602 Managerial Accounting 3
decisions. from the following courses: Methods for decision Making
3. Apply IT effectively in making business decisions. MAGT 602 Human Resources Management Total 9 Total 9
4. Evaluate leadership skills. MAGT 604 Management of Change and Innovation THIRD SEMESTER (9 credit hours) FOURTH SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
5. Engage in the business community by tackling practical MAGT 605 Project Management
business challenges.6. Integrate the knowledge and skills MAGT 607 International Business Management Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
of the business functional areas. MAGT 609 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Fall MAGT 603 Operations Management 3 Fall MAGT 615 Applied Graduation 3
7. Apply critical thinking skills in making business Management Project
ECON 602 Managerial Economics 3
decisions. MAKT 605 Entrepreneurial Marketing MAGT 610 Strategic Management 3
Elective 3
8. Identify and consider global issues in making Business MAKT 614 Marketing Research
Elective 3
decisions. FINA 607 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management Total 9
MIST 616 Enterprise Resources Planning Total 9
Opportunities MIST 660 Business Analytics
Graduates in Master of Business Administration are highly MIST 670 Data Mining for Business
regarded business professionals and entrepreneurs. They

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STUDY PLAN STUDY PLAN STUDY PLAN STUDY PLAN

Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration
Students who hold a Bachelors degree in disciplines other Students who hold a Bachelors degree in Business Students who hold a Bachelors degree in Business Students who hold a Bachelors degree in disciplines other
than Business (Without Concentration) (Entrepreneurship Concentration) (Business Analytics Concentration) than Business (Entrepreneurship Concentration)

FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours)


FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours) FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours) FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Fall MAGT 501 Introduction to 3
Fall MAGT 501 Introduction to Manage- 3 Fall FINA 605 Corporate Finance 3 Fall FINA 605 Corporate Finance 3 Management
ment
MIST 606 MIS 3 MIST 606 MIS 3 FINA 501 Introduction to Finance 3
FINA 501 Introduction to Finance 3
MAGT 612 Business Research 3 MAGT 612 Business Research 3 ACCT 501 Introduction to Accounting 3
ACCT 501 Introduction to Accounting 3 Methods Methods
Total 9
Total 9 Total 9 Total 9
SECOND SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
SECOND SEMESTER (9 credit hours) SECOND SEMESTER (9 credit hours) SECOND SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Spring ECON 501 Introduction to Economics 3
Spring ECON 501 Introduction to Economics 3 Spring MAKT 604 Marketing Management 3 Spring MAKT 604 Marketing Management 3
ACCT 602 Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT 602 Managerial Accounting 3 ACCT 602 Managerial Accounting 3 ACCT 602 Managerial Accounting 3 for Decision Making
for Decision Making for decision Making for decision Making
MAKT 604 Marketing Management 3
MAKT 604 Marketing Management 3 MAGT 604 Managements of change 3 MIST 660 Business Analytics 3
and Innovation Total 9
Total 9 Total 9
Total 9 THIRD SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
THIRD SEMESTER (9 credit hours) THIRD SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
THIRD SEMESTER (9 credit hours) Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Fall FINA 605 Corporate Finance 3
Fall FINA 605 Corporate Finance 3 Fall MAGT 603 Operations Management 3
Fall MAGT 603 Operations Management 3 MIST 606 MIS 3
MIST 606 MIS 3 ECON 602 Managerial Economics 3
ECON 602 Managerial Economics 3 MAGT 612 Business Research Methods 3
MAGT 612 Business Research 3 MIST 616 ERP 3
Methods MAGT 609 Entrepreneurship & Small 3 Total 9
Total 9
Business
Total 9
FOURTH SEMESTER (9 credit hours) FOURTH SEMESTER (6 credit hours)
Total 9
FOURTH SEMESTER (6 credit hours) Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
FOURTH SEMESTER (9 credit hours) Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Spring MAGT 615 Applied Graduation 3
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Spring MAGT 610 Strategic Management 3
Spring MAGT 610 Strategic Management 3 Project
Spring MAGT 615 Applied Graduation 3 MAGT 604 Management of Change 3
Elective 3 MAGT 610 Strategic Management 3 and Innovation
Project
Total 6 MIST 670 D
ata Mining for Business 3 Total 6
MAGT 610 Strategic Management 3
FIFTH SEMESTER (9 credit hours) Total 9
MAKT 6
05 Entrepreneurial 3 FIFTH SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Marketing
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Fall MAGT 603 Operations Management 3 Total 9
Fall MAGT 603 Operations Management 3
ECON 602 Managerial Economics 3
ECON 602 Managerial Economics 3
Elective 3
MAGT 609 Entrepreneurship and 3
Total 9 small business
SIXTH SEMESTER (6 credit hours) Total 9
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
SIXTH SEMESTER (6 credit hours)
Spring MAGT 615 Applied Graduation 3
Project Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Elective 3 Spring MAGT 615 Applied Graduation Project 3
Total 6 MAKT 6
05 Entrepreneurial Marketing 3
Total 6
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STUDY PLAN MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MARKETING marketing. These skills will help to interpret and apply
sophisticated research literature and knowledge in real-life
Master of Business Administration The Master of Science in Marketing (M.Sc. MAKT) situations and for solving practical problems.
Students who hold a Bachelors degree in disciplines other program is designed in light of the changing roles and
than Business (Business Analytics Concentration) tasks of marketing professionals in todays dynamic Learning Outcomes :
environment. It aims to provide students with an advanced Upon successful completion of the M.Sc. Marketing,
theoretical foundation in marketing as well as build deep students will be able to:
FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours) FOURTH SEMESTER (6 credit hours)
competencies in the field. Students will gain a proficiency 1. Demonstrate the understanding of marketing concepts
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs in the latest methods and concepts for understanding and their application in real business situations.
Fall MAGT 501 Introduction to 3 consumer behavior, analyzing and interpreting marketing 2. Analyze various marketing strategies and identify the
Spring MAGT 610 Strategic Management 3
Management data, and devising effective marketing strategies. The best marketing strategy for a firm.
MIST 660 Business Analytics 3 program offers two different tracks: a research track 3. Identify and utilize appropriate methodological tools for
FINA 501 Introduction to Finance 3
Total 6 (thesis option) and a professional track (project option). marketing research.
ACCT 501 Introduction to Accounting 3 The research track aims at developing and enhancing the 4. Utilize analytical and critical skills in making informed
Total 9 research skills of students through coursework as well marketing decisions
FIFTH SEMESTER (9 credit hours) as completing a research thesis. On the other hand, the 5. Describe the concepts of ethics and explain its
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
non-thesis track focuses on equipping students with more relevance in modern day marketing.
SECOND SEMESTER (9 credit hours) practical skills to operate the marketing function of a wide 6. Write effectively and present their marketing plans,
Fall MAGT 603 Operations Management 3 range of organizations across multiple industries. projects and other course requirements.
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
ECON 602 Managerial Economics 3 7. Conduct and write a publishable quality research thesis
Spring ECON 501 Introduction to Economics 3 Mission (only for Thesis Track)
MIST 616 ERP 3
The mission of the Master of Science in Marketing program
Total 9 in the College of Business at Qatar University is to produce Admission Requirements :
ACCT 602 Managerial Accounting for 3
highly qualified professionals and prepare them to assume All applicants to the Master of Science in Marketing
Decision Making
senior managerial and leadership positions in various program must meet the admission requirement to Master
MAKT 604 Marketing Management 3 SIXTH SEMESTER (6 credit hours)
marketing areas. The program strives to equip graduates programs as stipulated by the QU Admission Policy as
Total 9 Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs with the knowledge and skills they need to significantly well as the following requirements to be considered for
make a difference in Qatar and beyond. The program also admission to Qatar University:
Spring MAGT 615 Applied Graduation 3
Project
aims to prepare students for the pursuit of an advanced 1. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level
THIRD SEMESTER (9 credit hours) research degree in Marketing and prepare them to become degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00
MIST 670 Data Mining for Business 3 research scholars. from a university or college accredited by an international
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Total 6 accrediting association, or by the Ministry of Higher
Fall FINA 605 Corporate Finance 3 Educational Objectives Education or comparable authority in that country may be
MIST 606 MIS 3 admitted to either the research or the professional tracks
MAGT 612 Business Research 3
Objective 1: Marketing Concepts and Strategies offered by the program
Methods Students who earn the M.Sc. MAKT degree will 2. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level
demonstrate a firm grasp of modern marketing concepts degree with a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 2.8 out
Total 9
and strategies in global business environments. of 4.0 may be admitted only to the professional (project)
Objective2: Effective Communication track of the program. Students admitted with a GPA below
Students who earn the M.Sc. MAKT degree will 2.8 must attain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first semester
demonstrate an ability to effectively express ideas and must register for a minimum of two regular courses in
and facts in a variety of oral, written and visual the field of study in the first semester. If a student fails to
communications. attain 3.0 or higher in the first semester, the student will be
Objective 3: Critical Analysis and Problem Solving automatically dismissed from the program.
Students who earn the M.Sc. MAKT degree will be able 1. 3. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-
to identify, integrate and apply the appropriate tools and based TOEFL or equivalent, taken within two years of the
techniques of marketing to critically understand, analyze start of the intended semester of admission OR earned a
and solve complex marketing problems and make ethical previous degree from an accredited institution of higher
marketing decisions. education in a Program where English was the language
Objective 4: Professional Skills and Personal of instruction. Applicants are encouraged to submit
Development standardized test scores, where available, in support of
Students who earn the M.Sc. MAKT will demonstrate a their application.
range of skill-set expected from a marketing expert and 4. A satisfactory performance in a personal interview.
demanded by companies for lifelong career success in 5. Writing a short essay during the personal interview.

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All applicants to the Master of Science in Marketing Marketing Electives sub-package and a maximum of Degree Plan for non-thesis track students Degree Plan for thesis track students
program are required to submit the following documents to 3 credit hours from courses listed in the Management
the Admissions Department: Electives package.
Online Admissions Application FIRST YEAR ([ 18 ] credit hours) FIRST YEAR ([ 18 ] credit hours)
Final, official and certified university transcripts Marketing Electives Sub-Package ( 6 - 9 CH)
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Official TOEFL score report or equivalent score report or Students must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours from
other evidence of English proficiency in accordance with courses listed in the Marketing Electives sub-package MAKT 600 Consumer Behavior 3 MAKT 600 Consumer Behavior 3
QU Policy MAKT 602 Fundamentals of Sports Marketing MAKT 604 Marketing Management 3 MAKT 604 Marketing Management 3
Fall Fall
Two confidential recommendation letters from faculty or MAKT 603 Events marketing
MAGT 612 Business Research 3 MAGT 612 Business Research 3
employers MAKT 605 Entrepreneurial Marketing Methods Methods
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) with personal statement MAKT 606 Advances in Sports Marketing
Total 9 Total 9
Health Certificate issued inside Qatar (International MAKT 607 Islamic Marketing and Branding
students please refer to International Students Website) MAKT 608 Special Topics in Marketing MAKT 609 Marketing Strategy 3 MAKT 609 Marketing Strategy 3
Photocopy of the applicant's Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari MAKT 601 Integrated marketing 3 MAKT 614 Marketing Research 3
applicants must also provide a copy of their passport; Management Electives Sub-Package ( 0 - 3 CH) Spring Communication Spring
Students must complete a maximum of 3 credit hours from Elective 3
international students please refer to International Elective 3
Students website) courses listed in the Management Electives package MAKT 690 Thesis* 0
Two (2) recent identical passport size photographs (size MAGT 604 Management for Change and Innovation Total 9
Total 9
4 x 6 cm) with white background MAGT 607 International Business Management
Application Fees MAGT 609 Entrepreneurship & Small Business * *Thesis credits can be distributed as needed within the
Management fall and spring semesters of year 2.
SECOND YEAR ([ 15 ] credit hours)

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Thesis Requirements Package (9 CH) Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Students admitted in the research track must complete 9
Elective 3 SECOND YEAR ([ 15 ] credit hours)
A minimum of 30 credit hours are required to complete the CH from the Thesis Requirements package by completing Fall
Master of Science in Marketing including the following: the courses listed below: Elective 3 Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
A minimum of 12 credit hours in the Major Requirements MAKT 614 Marketing Research
Total 6 Elective 3
package MAKT 690 Thesis Fall
A minimum of 9 credit hours from the Major Electives Elective 3 MAKT 690 Thesis 3
package Project Requirements Package (6 CH) Spring MAKT 680 Marketing Consulting 3 Total 6
A minimum of 9 credit hours in requirements for Thesis or Students admitted in the professional track must complete
Project
Project Option as detailed below: 6 CH from the Project Requirements package by Elective 3
completing the courses listed below: Total 6 Spring
MAKT 690 Thesis 3
- Project Option: MAKT 601 Integrated Marketing Communication
MAKT 680 Marketing Consulting Project Total 6
A minimum of additional 3 credit hours from the Marketing
Electives sub-package
A minimum of 6 credit hours in the Project Requirements
package

- Thesis Option:
A minimum of 9 credit hours in the Thesis Requirements
package

Major Requirements Package (12 CH):


Student must complete 12 CH from the following courses:
MAKT 600: Consumer Behavior
MAKT 604: Marketing Management
MAKT 609: Marketing Strategy
MAGT 612: Business Research Methods

Major Electives Package ( 9 CH)


Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours from
courses in the Major Electives package by completing
a minimum of 6 credit hours from courses listed in the

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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION A research-oriented degree culminating in a research-
based experience typically in the form of a thesis and
College of Education Building (2) a professional Masters degree, which is practical in
Phone: (974) 4403-5100 / 5118 nature and emphasizes professional knowledge beyond
Email: Dean-Edu@qu.edu.qa the baccalaureate degree. Masters programs offering a
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/Education Professional track are indicated below.

Dean The College of Education offers the following graduate


Hissa Mohamed Sadiq degree programs:
Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Diploma in Special Education
Professor Yahya Al-Nakeeb Diploma in Primary Education (with concentrations in
either Arabic/Islamic Studies/Social Studies or English/
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Mathematics/Science)
Mrs. Reem Khalid Diploma in Secondary Education (with concentrations in
Arabic studies, Islamic Studies, Social Studies, English,
ABOUT THE COLLEGE Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
Master of Arts in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
The mission of the College of Education is to provide (Research and Professional Tracks)
excellence in the initial and advanced preparation of Master of Education in Educational Leadership
education professionals by establishing a foundation (Professional Track)
that fosters life-long learning, teaching, research, and Master of Education in Special Education (Professional
community partnerships. The College provides: Track)
An educational, motivational, and supportive environment
for both learning and teaching in a climate characterized by
responsible freedom. MASTER OF ARTS IN CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION
Highly qualified education professionals and on-going AND ASSESSMENT
professional development by supporting scholarly
activities, and by sharing the responsibility of educational Educational Sciences Department
reform through effective partnerships. College of Education Building, Room 217
Phone: (974) 4403-5205 / 5206
The members of the College are committed to its Email: anaali@qu.edu.qa
conceptual framework, Together we shape the future Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/education/cia_masters/
through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and index.php
leadership. Our graduate programs are designed to
prepare competent teachers and educational leaders to Coordinator
support education in Qatar. The unit learning outcomes Dr. Ali Al-Rabai
are aligned to the Qatar National Professional Standards
for Teachers and School Leaders. In January 2011, the ABOUT THE PROGRAM
College was awarded International Recognition for Teacher
Education (IRTE) from the Center for Quality Assurance in The Masters of Arts in Curriculum, Instruction and
International Education, which administers this process in Assessment is designed for educators and leaders
collaboration with the National Council for Accreditation of in education. The program offered is research based
Teacher Education. The college established an important including student course work and a capstone 20,000-word
unit in recent times the National Center for Educator thesis. The program is distinct in that it offers students the
Development (NCED). NCED operates closely with the opportunity to develop in three important areas: curriculum,
Supreme Education Council, independent schools and pedagogy and assessment through coursework and
international partners to develop and implement a Qatar- research. The Program includes a total of 30 credit hours.
based national comprehensive educator development Students are expected to complete the program degree
program. requirements in 2 academic years.

DEGREE OFFERINGS Mission


To prepare innovative educators who are able to generate,
Qatar University offers two types of Masters degrees: (1) use and apply research into learning, teaching and

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assessment in order to enhance educational practices. All applicants to the Master of Arts in Curriculum, DEGREE REQUIREMENTS EDEL 603 Educational Policy in Qatar
Instruction and Assessment program are required to Masters of Arts in Curriculum, Instruction and EDCI 605 Critical Issues and Theories in Curriculum
Objectives submit the following documents to the Admissions Assessment Design and Evaluation
Upon completion of the program, candidates will be able Department: A minimum of 30 credit hours are required to complete the
to: Online Admissions Application Master of Arts in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Thesis Requirements Package (6 CH)
Apply curriculum theory to practice Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) with personal statement which includes the following: Students admitted in the research track must complete 6
Design lessons and educational environments that foster Final, official and certified university transcripts A minimum of 18 credit hours in Major Requirements CH from the Thesis requirements package by completing
high expectations for all students One confidential recommendation letter from professors A minimum of 12 credit hours in either the project option the courses listed below:
Employ a range of instructional strategies that reflect or employers or the thesis option as detailed below: EDCI 690 Thesis
best practice Health Certificate - Project option: A minimum of 3 credit hours in the EDCI 691 Thesis Defense
Use multiple formative and summative assessments to Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari Project Option Requirements package and 9 credit hours
evaluate student learning applicants must provide a copy of their passport) in the Major Electives package Project Requirements Package (3 CH)
Modify instruction in response to data and reflection Two recent identical passport-size photographs with - Thesis option: A minimum of 6 credit hours in Thesis Students admitted in the professional track must complete
Produce, evaluate and apply educational research white background Option Requirements package and 6 credit hours in the the following course:
Application Fees Major Electives package EDCI 692 Final Project
Admission Requirements Admission to the Masters of Arts in Curriculum, Instruction
All applicants to the Master of Arts in Curriculum, and Assessment program takes place in the Fall semester Major Requirements (18 credit hours) STUDY PLAN
Instruction and Assessment program must meet the only. For additional information on the program, please EDCI 601 Advance Study of Curriculum Theory
admission requirement to Master programs as stipulated see their website at: http://www.qu.edu.qa/education/ EDCI 602 Assessment Principles and Methods Master of Arts in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
by the QU Admission Policy as well as the following cia_masters/admission.php EDCI 603 Theory and Practice in Classroom Instruction
requirements to be considered for admission to Qatar EDCI 604 Integrating Technology in Education Study Plan for the Thesis Option
University: Learning Outcomes EDUC 606 Educational Research Methodologies
1. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level Graduates of the Masters of Arts in Curriculum, Instruction EDCI 609 Research Methods and Data Analysis FIRST YEAR (18 credit hours)
degree including postgraduate diplomas offered by the and Assessment will be able to: FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
College of Education at Qatar university with a minimum Teaching Major Electives (6 or 9 credit hours depending on the
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 from a university Content: Demonstrate understanding of the key theories selected option)
The Major Electives package includes the following three Fall EDCI 601 Advance Study of 3
or college accredited by an international accrediting and concepts of the subject matter.
sub-packages: Curriculum Theory
association, or by the Ministry of Higher Education or Pedagogy: Plan effective instruction to maximize student
comparable authority in that country may be admitted to learning. - The Assessment sub-package, EDCI 602 Assessment Principles 3
either the research or the professional tracks offered by Technology: Use current and emerging technologies in - The Learning and Instruction sub-package , and and Methods
the program instructionally powerful ways. - The Curriculum sub-package. EDUC 606 Educational Research 3
2. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level Diversity: Foster successful learning experiences for all Methodologies
degree including postgraduate diplomas offered by the students by addressing individual differences. Students admitted to the research track (thesis option)
Total 9
College of Education at Qatar university with a cumulative Scholarship must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours in major
elective courses taken from the same sub-package while SECOND SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
GPA between 2.5 and 2.8 out of 4.0 may be admitted only Scholarly Inquiry: Actively engage in scholarship by
to the professional (project) track of the program. Students learning from and contributing to the knowledge base in students admitted in the professional track (project option) Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
admitted with a GPA below 2.8 must attain a GPA of 3.0 education. must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours in major Spring EDCI 603 Theory and Practice in 3
or higher in the first semester and must register for a Problem Solving: Arrive at data-informed decisions by elective courses taken from the same sub-package. Classroom Instruction
minimum of two regular courses in the field of study in the systematically examining a variety of factors resources. EDCI 604 Integrating Technology in 3
first semester. If a student fails to attain 3.0 or higher in the Leadership Assessment Sub-Package Education
first semester, the student will be automatically dismissed Ethical Values: Apply professional ethics in all SPED 604 Assessment of Students with Disabilities
EDCI 607 Design and Evaluation of Assessment Systems EDCI 609 Research and Data 3
from the program. educational contexts. Analysis
3. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based Initiative: Lead positive change in education EDCI 608 Evaluation of School Programs
Total 9
TOEFL or equivalent test, taken within two years of the
start of the intended semester of admission OR earned a Opportunities Learning and Instruction Sub-Package
previous degree from an accredited institution of higher Graduates of the Masters of Arts in Curriculum, Instruction EDEL 605 Instructional Supervision SECOND YEAR (12 credit hours)
education in a Program where English was the language and Assessment will be prepared for employment in the SPED 602 Inclusive Education for Students with
FIRST SEMESTER (6 credit hours)
of instruction. field of education in areas such as instructional design, Disabilities
4. A satisfactory performance in the personal interview. curriculum development, educational assessment, as SPED 609 Methods of Teaching Learners with Mild/ Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
well as prepared to enter private educational bodies, Moderate Disabilities Fall XXXX Major Elective Course 3
Applicants are encouraged to submit standardized test universities as professionals specializing in the field of EDCI 690 Thesis 3
scores, where available, in support of their application. education. Curriculum Sub-Package
SPED 602 Inclusive Education for Students with Total 6
Disabilities

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MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATIONAL GPA between 2.5 and 2.8 out of 4.0 may be admitted to Actively engage in scholarship in education.
SECOND SEMESTER (6 credit hours)
LEADERSHIP the program. Students admitted with a GPA below 2.8 must Apply professional ethics in all educational contexts.
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs attain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first semester and must Lead positive change in education
Spring XXXX Major Elective Course 3 Educational Sciences Department register for a minimum of two regular courses in the field of
College of Education Building, Room 217 study in the first semester. If a student fails to attain 3.0 or Opportunities
Phone: (974) 4403-5205 / 5206 higher in the first semester, the student will be automatically Graduates of the Master of Education in Educational
EDCI 690 Thesis 3 Email: D.Bukshaisha@qu.edu.qa dismissed from the program. Leadership will be suited for employment in various
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/education/leadership_ 3. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based leadership positions such as principals, vice principals,
EDCI 691 Thesis Defense 0
master/ TOEFL or equivalent test, taken within two years of the subject coordinators, and professional development
Total 6 start of the intended semester of admission OR earned a coordinators in schools, as well as other leadership
Coordinator previous degree from an accredited institution of higher positions within government agencies, non-governmental
Professor Michael Henry Romanowski education in a Program where English was the language of organizations and agencies, and centers providing
Study Plan for the Project Option
instruction. educational services.
FIRST YEAR (18 credit hours)
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Applicants are encouraged to submit standardized test DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours) The Master of Education in Educational Leadership scores, where available, in support of their application.
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs prepares graduates to be highly qualified school leaders Master of Education in Educational Leadership
Fall EDCI 601 Advance Study of 3 for Qatar, the region, and beyond, who demonstrate All applicants to the Master of Education in Educational A minimum of 33 credit hours are required to complete the
Curriculum Theory knowledge and skills in developing excellence in teaching, Leadership program are required to submit the following Master of Education in Educational Leadership.
scholarship, and leadership. documents to the Admissions Department:
EDCI 602 Assessment Principles 3
and Methods Complete Online Admissions Application Major Requirements (33 credit hours)
Objectives Final, official and certified university transcripts EDEL 601 Foundations in Educational Leadership
EDUC 606 Educational Research 3 The Master of Education in Educational Leadership aims Official TOEFL or equivalent score report or other EDEL 602 Management of School Information Systems
Methodologies
to: evidence of English proficiency in accordance with QU EDEL 603 Educational Policy in Qatar
Total 9 Prepare graduates who meet or exceed national and Policy EDEL 604 Curriculum Design and Development
SECOND SEMESTER (9 credit hours) international standards for leaders in education. One confidential recommendation letter from professors EDEL 605 Instructional Supervision
Encourage the habits of scholarship among faculty, or employers EDUC 606 Educational Research Methodologies
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
candidates, and graduates, so that the program reflects Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) EDEL 607 School Finance and Resource Development
Spring EDCI 603 Theory and Practice in 3 and contributes to a growing body of knowledge in EDEL 608 Seminar in Issues in Educational Leadership
Personal Statement.
Classroom Instruction
education. Health Certificate EDEL 609 Action Research
EDCI 604 Integrating Technology in 3 Graduate leaders who are committed to providing Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari EDEL 610 Internship
Education exemplary educational environments and opportunities to applicants must provide a copy of their passport)
EDCI 609 Research and Data 3 learn for every student. Two recent identical passport-size photographs with
Analysis Reflect a commitment to diversity, equity, and justice in white background
Total 9 education. Application fee
Honor and support professionalism and ethical practices
SECOND YEAR (12 credit hours) in education. Admission to the Master of Education in Educational
Leadership program takes place in the Fall semester only.
FIRST SEMESTER (6 credit hours) Admission Requirements For additional information on the program, please see their
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs All applicants to the Master of Education in Educational website at: http://www.qu.edu.qa/education/leadership_
Leadership program who meet the following minimum master
Fall XXXX Major Elective Course 3
criteria will be considered for admission to Qatar
XXXX Major Elective Course 3 University: Learning Outcomes
XXXX Major Elective Course 3 1. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level Graduates of the Master of Education in Educational
degree including postgraduate diplomas offered by the Leadership will be able to:
Total 9
College of Education at Qatar university with a minimum Apply key theories and concepts of the subject matter in
cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 from a university educational settings
FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
or college accredited by an international accrediting Plan effective instruction to maximize student learning.
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs association, or by the Ministry of Higher Education or Use current and emerging technologies in instructionally
Spring EDCI 692 Final Project 3 comparable authority in that country may be admitted to the powerful ways
program. Foster successful learning experiences for all students by
Total 3
2. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level addressing individual differences.
degree including postgraduate diplomas offered by the Arrive at data-informed decisions by systematically
College of Education at Qatar university with a cumulative examining a variety of factors and resources

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STUDY PLAN MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION the program. Students admitted with a GPA below 2.8
must attain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first semester Opportunities
Master of Education in Educational Leadership Psychological Sciences Department and must register for a minimum of two regular courses in Graduates of the Master of Education in Special Education
College of Education Building, Room 217 the field of study in the first semester. If a student fails to will be suited for employment as special education
Phone: (974) 4403-5205 / 5206 attain 3.0 or higher in the first semester, the student will be teachers and in leadership positions as advisors,
FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
Email: noura.alattiyah@qu.edu.qa automatically dismissed from the program. specialists, and coordinators in the area of special
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/education/special_ 3. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based education in schools, higher education, government
Fall EDEL 601 Foundations in Educa- 3 master/ TOEFL or equivalent test, taken within two years of the agencies, non-governmental organizations and agencies,
tional Leadership start of the intended semester of admission OR earned a and centers providing services to students with additional
EDUC 606 Educational Research 3 Coordinator previous degree from an accredited institution of higher educational support needs and their families.
Methodologies Dr. Clayton Edward Keller education in a Program where English was the language DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
EDEL 604 Curriculum Design and 3
of instruction.
Development ABOUT THE PROGRAM Master of Education in Special Education
Applicants are encouraged to submit standardized test 33 credit hours are required to complete the Master of
Total 9
The mission of the Master of Education in Special scores, where available, in support of their application. Education in Special Education, including the following:
SECOND SEMESTER (9 credit hours) Education is to prepare Qatars leaders in special 18 credit hours of major requirements
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs education who will improve the education provided to All applicants to the Master of Education in Special 15 credit hours of concentration requirements
students with additional educational support needs in the Education program are required to submit the following
Spring EDEL 605 Instructional Supervision 3
countrys schools, support the countrys educational reform documents to the Admissions Department: Major Requirements (18 credit hours)
EDEL 608 Seminar in Issues in Edu- 3 efforts, and advance Qatari society. Complete Online Admissions Application SPED 601 Issues, Policy and Practice in Special
cational Leadership Final, official and certified university transcripts Education
EDEL 602 Management of School 3 Objectives Official TOEFL or equivalent score report or other SPED 602 Inclusive Education for Students with
Information Systems The Master of Education in Special Education aims to: evidence of English proficiency in accordance with QU Disabilities
Total 9 Develop leaders for Qatars schools, organizations, Policy SPED 603 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
agencies, and other entities that serve students with One confidential recommendation letter from professors SPED 604 Assessment of Students with Disabilities
THIRD SEMESTER (9 credit hours) additional educational support needs and their families. or employers SPED 605 Collaboration with Family of Children with
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Contribute to the development and use of educational Health Certificate Disabilities
practices that are research-based and culturally and Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari EDUC 606 Educational Research Methodologies
Fall EDEL 603 Educational Policy in 3 technically appropriate for Qatars students with additional applicants must provide a copy of their passport)
Qatar
educational support needs and their families. Two recent identical passport-size photographs with Concentration Requirements: Mild/Moderate
EDEL 607 School Finance and 3 Develop and advance the skills of special educators and white background Disabilities (15 credit hours)
Resource Development other professionals who serve students with additional Application fee Students must complete the following 15 credit hours:
EDEL 609 Action Research 3 educational support needs and their families in Qatar. SPED 607 Characteristics of Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Total 9 Contribute to the special education knowledge base for Admission to the Master of Education in Special Education SPED 609 Methods of Teaching Learners with Mild/Mod.
Qatar, the Arab world, and beyond. program takes place in the Fall semester only. For Disabilities
FOURTH SEMESTER (6 credit hours) additional information on the program, please see their SPED 611 Literacy Assessment & Remediation
Admission Requirements: website at: http://www.qu.edu.qa/educationew/special_ SPED 621 Internship: Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs All applicants to the Master of Education in Special master_program/index.php
Spring EDEL 610 Internship 6 Education program must meet the admission requirement Concentration Requirements: Severe/Profound
to Master programs as stipulated by the QU Admission Learning Outcomes Disabilities (15 credit hours)
Policy as well as the following requirements to be Graduates of the Master of Education in Special Education Students must complete the following 15 credit hours:
Total 6 considered for admission to Qatar University: will be able to: SPED 608 Characteristics of Severe/Profound Disabilities
1. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level Apply key theories and concepts of the subject matter in SPED 610 Methods of Teaching Learners with Severe/
degree including postgraduate diplomas offered by the educational settings Profound Disabilities
College of Education at Qatar university with a minimum Plan effective instruction to maximize student learning. SPED 612 Motor Development & Learning
cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 from a university Use current and emerging technologies in instructionally SPED 622 Internship: Severe/Profound Disabilities
or college accredited by an international accrediting powerful ways.
association, or by the Ministry of Higher Education or Foster successful learning experiences for all students by
comparable authority in that country may be admitted to addressing individual differences
the program. Arrive at data-informed decisions by systematically
2. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level examining a variety of factors and resources.
degree including postgraduate diplomas offered by the Actively engage in scholarship.
College of Education at Qatar university with a cumulative Apply professional ethics in all educational contexts
GPA between 2.5 and 2.8 out of 4.0 may be admitted to Lead positive change in education

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STUDY PLAN POST-BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMS IN Admission Requirements 3. Use current and emerging technologies in instructionally
EDUCATION All applicants to any of the Diploma Programs must meet powerful ways.
Master of Education in Special Education the following admission requirements to be considered for 4. Foster successful learning experiences for all students
College of Education admission to Qatar University: by addressing individual differences.
Phone: (974) 4403-5125/52045109 1. Completed a Bachelors or higher level degree with 5. Arrive at data-informed decisions by systematically
FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours) Email: diplomaced@qu.edu.qa a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 out of 4.00 from examining a variety of factors and resources.
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/education/diploma_ a university or college accredited by an international 6. Actively engage in scholarship in education.
program.php accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher 7. Apply professional ethics in all educational contexts.
Fall SPED 601 Issues, Policy and Prac- 3
Education or equivalent in that country. 8. Lead positive change in education
tice in Special Education
Coordinator 2. Achieved a minimum score of 450 on the paper-based
SPED 602 Inclusive Education for 3 Dr. Fatma Al-Mutawaa TOEFL or 5 on the IELTS or equivalent test (for applicants Opportunities
Students with Disabilities to the English Concentration Only). Graduates of the Diploma Programs in Education will
SPED 603 Advanced Applied 3 ABOUT THE PROGRAMS 3. Pass the computer efficiency test in the college. be prepared to be teachers in schools as well as serve
Behavior Analysis 4. Students must complete and succeed in a discipline as trainers, advisors, and specialists in their fields of
Total 9 The mission of the Diploma Programs in Education is specific content knowledge test. education for organizations, agencies, and centers.
to prepare well-qualified, motivated teachers who have 5. Personal interview.
SECOND SEMESTER (9 credit hours) the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for teaching in 6. Write an essay. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs early childhood, primary, or secondary schools or Special
Education centers. Such teachers will prepare their All applicants to any of the Diploma Programs are required POST-BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAM IN
Spring SPED 604 Assessment of Students 3
students to achieve educational goals at the highest to submit the following documents to the Admissions EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
with Disabilities
international standards and represent the ideals of Department:
Concentration 3 educational reform in Qatar and the region. QU Online Admissions Application A minimum of 30 credit hours are required to complete the
requirement
Final, official and certified university transcripts Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Early Childhood
EDUC 606 Educational Research 3 THE DEGREES AVAILABLE ARE Health Certificate Education, including the following:
Methodologies Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari 12 credit hours of core curriculum requirements
Total 9 Diploma in Special Education applicants must provide a copy of their passport) 18 credit hours of major requirements
Diploma in Early Childhood Education Two recent passport-size photographs (4x6 cm) with
THIRD SEMESTER (9 credit hours) Diploma in Primary Education (with Concentrations in white background Core Curriculum Requirements (12 credit hours)
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs either Arabic/Islamic Studies/Social Studies or English/ Application Fees. EDUC 500 Qatari School and Society
Mathematics/Science) EDUC 501 Human Development & Learning
Fall SPED 605 Collaboration with 3
Family of Children with Diploma in Secondary Education (with Concentrations in For applicants who satisfy all admissions criteria listed EDUC 502 Instructional Planning & Assessment
Disabilities Arabic Studies, Islamic Studies, Social Studies, English, above, admission to any of the Diploma Programs takes EDUC 503 Introduction to Special Education
Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) place in the Fall semester only. For additional information EDUC 504 Management of Educational Environment
Concentration 3
requirement
on any of the programs, please see their websites at:
Objectives Early Childhood Education: http://www.qu.edu.qa/ Major Requirements (18 credit hours)
Concentration 3 The Diploma Programs in Education aim to: education/echildhooddip Students must complete the following 18 credit hours:
requirement
Support the vision of Qatar University by offering high Primary Education: http://www.qu.edu.qa/education/ EDEC 510 Preschoolers and Learning
Total 9 quality, learning-centered education to candidates seeking primary_diploma EDEC 511 Methods of Teaching in Early Childhood
teacher certification. Secondary Education: http://www.qu.edu.qa/education/ Education
FOURTH SEMESTER (6 credit hours)
Support the mission of Qatar University by preparing secondary_diploma EDEC 512 Language & Literacy Development
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs experts in the field of education who have the knowledge, Special Education: http://www.qu.edu.qa/education/ EDUC 520 Methods of Teaching ESL
Spring Internship 6 skills, dispositions, and experiences to be successful special_diploma EDEC 580 Internship
teachers.
Prepare graduates who understand the importance and Learning Outcomes POST-BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAM IN
have the skills to promote academic achievement for all Graduates of the Diploma Programs in Education will be PRIMARY EDUCATION
Total 6 students. able to:
Promote education reform in Qatar by preparing a body 1. Apply key theories and concepts of the subject matter in A minimum of 30 credit hours are required to complete
of teachers qualified to model student-centered, standards- educational settings. the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Primary
based instruction. 2. Plan effective instruction to maximize student learning. Education, including the following:
Promote ongoing research in education in Qatar by 2a. Design instructional plans to maximize 12 credit hours of core curriculum requirements
teaching and modeling inquiry methodologies and data- student learning 18 credit hours of concentration area requirements
informed instruction. 2b. Design a supportive educational environment
2c. Use a range of assessments to inform Core Curriculum Requirements (12 credit hours)
teaching EDUC 500 Qatari School and Society

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EDUC 501 Human Development & Learning EDSE 553 Methods I: Instructional Strategies-Islamic EDSE 565 Methods II: Inquiry and ICT for Chemistry STUDY PLAN
EDUC 502 Instructional Planning & Assessment Studies EDSE 580 Internship
EDUC 503 Introduction to Special Education EDSE 563 Methods II: Inquiry and ICT for Islamic Studies Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Programs
EDUC 504 Management of Educational Environment EDSE 580 Internship Concentration in Physics Requirements
(18 credit hours)
Concentration in Arabic Language, Islamic Studies, Concentration in Social Studies Requirements Students must complete the following 18 credit hours: FIRST SEMESTER (10 credit hours)
and Social Studies Requirements (18 credit hours) (18 credit hours) EDSE 502 Second Language Learners in the Secondary Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Students must complete the following 18 credit hours: Students must complete the following 18 credit hours: Classroom
Fall EDUC 500 Qatari School and Society 1
EDPR 543 Arabic Methods I EDSE 502 Second Language Learners in the Secondary EDSE 503 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
EDPR 544 Arabic Methods II Classroom EDSE 556 Methods I: Instructional Strategies-Physics EDUC 502 Instructional Planning & 3
EDPR 545 Social Studies Methods EDSE 503 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum EDSE 566 Methods II: Inquiry and ICT for Physics Assessment
EDPR 546 Islamic Studies Methods EDSE 557 Methods I: Instructional Strategies-Social EDSE 580 Internship EDUC 503 Introduction to Special 3
EDPR 580 Internship Studies Education
EDSE 567 Methods II: Inquiry and ICT for Social Studies POST-BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAM IN Major Requirement 3
Concentration in English, Mathematics, and Science EDSE 580 Internship SPECIAL EDUCATION
Total 10
Requirements (18 credit hours)
Students must complete the following 18 credit hours: Concentration in English Requirements 30 credit hours are required to complete the Post-
EDPR 540 Reading & Language Arts Methods (18 credit hours) Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Special Education, SECOND SEMESTER (11 credit hours)
EDPR 541 Mathematics Methods Students must complete the following 18 credit hours: including the following:
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
EDPR 542 Science Methods EDSE 502 Second Language Learners in the Secondary 12 credit hours of core curriculum requirements
EDUC 520 Methods of Teaching ESL Classroom 18 credit hours of major requirements Spring EDUC 501 Human Development and 2
EDPR 580 Internship EDSE 503 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum Learning
EDSE 559 Methods I: Instructional Strategies-English Core Curriculum Requirements (12 credit hours) Major Requirement 3
POST-BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAM IN EDSE 569 Methods II: Inquiry and ICT for English EDUC 500 Qatari School and Society Major Requirement 3
SECONDARY EDUCATION EDSE 580 Internship EDUC 501 Human Development & Learning
A minimum of 30 credit hours are required to complete EDUC 502 Instructional Planning & Assessment Major Requirement 3
the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Secondary Concentration in Mathematics Requirements EDUC 503 Introduction to Special Education Total 11
Education, including the following: (18 credit hours) EDUC 504 Management of Educational Environment
12 credit hours of core curriculum requirements Students must complete the following 18 credit hours:
THIRD SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
18 credit hours of concentration area requirements EDSE 502 Second Language Learners in the Secondary Major Requirements (18 credit hours)
Classroom Students must complete the following 18 credit hours: Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Core Curriculum Requirements (12 credit hours) EDSE 503 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum SPED 520 Assessment of Students with Learning Fall EDUC 504 Management of Educa- 3
EDUC 500 Qatari School and Society EDSE 560 Methods I: Instructional Strategies- Difficulties tion Environment
EDUC 501 Human Development & Learning Mathematics SPED 521 Methods and Materials in Special Education Internship 6
EDUC 502 Instructional Planning & Assessment EDSE 570 Methods II: Inquiry and ICT for Mathematics SPED 522 Applied Behavior Analysis
EDUC 503 Introduction to Special Education EDSE 580 Internship EDUC 520 Methods of Teaching ESL
EDUC 504 Management of Educational Environment SPED 580 Internship Total 9
Concentration in Arabic Studies Requirements Concentration in Biology Requirements
(18 credit hours) (18 credit hours)
Students must complete the following 18 credit hours: Students must complete the following 18 credit hours:
EDSE 502 Second Language Learners in the Secondary EDSE 502 Second Language Learners in the Secondary
Classroom Classroom
EDSE 503 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum EDSE 503 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
EDSE 558 Methods I: Instructional Strategies-Arabic EDSE 554 Methods I: Instructional Strategies-Biology
EDSE 568 Methods II: Inquiry and ICT for Arabic Studies EDSE 564 Methods II: Inquiry and ICT for Biology
EDSE 580 Internship EDSE 580 Internship

Concentration in Chemistry Requirements


Concentration in Islamic Studies Requirements (18 credit hours)
(18 credit hours) Students must complete the following 18 credit hours:
Students must complete the following 18 credit hours: EDSE 502 Second Language Learners in the Secondary
EDSE 502 Second Language Learners in the Secondary Classroom
Classroom EDSE 503 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
EDSE 503 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum EDSE 555 Methods I: Instructional Strategies-Chemistry

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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Research Track)
Master of Science in Computing (Research and
College of Engineering Building (Mens Section) Professional Track)
Phone: (974) 4403-4303 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Research
Email: CENG_Graduate @qu.edu.qa Track)
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/graduate. Master of Science in Engineering Management
php (Research and Professional Track)
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
Dean (Research and Professional Track)
Rashid Al-Ammari Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Research
Track)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Master in Urban Planning and Design (Research and
Mohammed Samaka (acting) Professional Track)
Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, Urban Planning,
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer
Abdelmagid Salem Hamouda Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Systems
Associate Dean of Planning and Development Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental
Saud Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTING


Waled Abdulla Ahmad Mukahal
College of Engineering, Engineering Building
ABOUT THE COLLEGE Phone: (974) 4403-4121 / 4303 / 4122
Email: ms.computing@qu.edu.qa
The mission of the College of Engineering is to prepare Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/computer/
globally competent and socially responsible graduates ms/
by providing high-quality education. Through its quality
programs and partnerships, the College fosters research Program Coordinator
and scholarly endeavors that advance knowledge and Ali Jaoua
contribute to the welfare of the country. In todays highly
competitive today, an important criterion for academic ABOUT THE PROGRAM
and research excellence is the fostering of graduate-
level training that features interdisciplinary, cutting-edge The Master of Science in Computing program offers
research and high-quality programs. Graduate training students an opportunity to acquire knowledge and
in the College of Engineering is committed to building understanding of advanced computing topics that enable
strong foundations in order to advance knowledge and them to apply information and communication technologies
attract high caliber students. The College has successfully to real world business opportunities and challenges.
developed world-class educational programs, outstanding The program is aimed at professionals, as well as fresh
research activities, and strong industrial supports. It graduates who would like to advance their knowledge
offers research and graduate programs that will enhance in computing to gain competitive advantage which is
advanced knowledge of students, promote growth of their essential in the current growing and dynamic environments
values, and prepare them to meet future engineering of the computing profession. The program focuses on
challenges. applied rather than theoretical aspects of computing, and
stresses on applications of computing without neglecting
DEGREE OFFERINGS research orientation. The research option provides
Qatar University offers two types of Masters degrees: (1) students with the possibility to pursue further studies such
A research-oriented degree culminating in a research- as doctoral degree in computing in the future.
based experience typically in the form of a thesis and (2) a The Program covers a wide range of courses, such
professional Masters degree, which is practical in nature as data mining, wireless networking, service-oriented
and emphasizes professional knowledge beyond the computing, advanced databases, computer security,
baccalaureate degree. project management, semantic Web, and more. It also
The College of Engineering offers the following graduate offers continuing education opportunities to bachelor
degree programs: degree holders from other disciplines with non-computing

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exposure, to redirect their career towards computing. In education in a Program where English was the language Focus area package CMPT 572 Enterprise Information Systems
order to be more flexible for working professionals, the of instruction. A minimum of 12 credit hours in either the project option CMPT 581: Special Topics in Computing
Program offers all classes during the evening (after 5 pm). 4. Passing an interview with the Colleges admission or the thesis option as detailed below:
In addition, the course attendance is compacted into one- panel. The panel may request additional bridging - Project option: A minimum of 3 credit hours in the Bridge Courses (12 credit hours)
day-one-course per week, to fit around busy work and course(s). Project Option Requirements package and 9 credit Students holding a bachelor degree in a discipline other
family schedules of the students. The Program requires hours in the Major Electives package or the focus area than a computing related discipline are required to
the student to complete a total of 31 credit hours, either as All applicants to the Master of Science in Computing packages. complete some or all of the following courses based on the
full-time or part-time study. The normal duration of full-time program are required to submit the following documents to - Thesis option: A minimum of 6 credit hours in Thesis decision of the program admission committee
study is two years. the Admissions Department: Option Requirements package and 6 credit hours in the CMPT 501: Fundamentals of Computing I
Complete Online Admissions Application Major Electives package or the focus area packages. CMPT 502:Fundamentals of Computing II
Objectives Final and official university transcripts Core Requirements (10 credit hours)
STUDY PLAN
Graduates of this program will be able to fulfill some of the Official GRE score report if submitting GRE scores The following courses must be completed by all Master of
Master of Science in Computing
following objectives: Official TOEFL or equivalent score report Science in Computing students:
1. Establish successful computing careers in industry or Two letters of recommendation from undergraduate CMPT 506 Advanced Database Systems.
FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
government that will advance the economic development professors or employers CMPT 507 Advanced Operating Systems
of the country and the region. Health Certificate CMPT 508 Advanced Architecture and Design of Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
2. Serve industry or government by providing solutions to Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card Computer Systems. Fall CMPT 506 Advanced Database 3
interdisciplinary, open-ended, and optimization problems. (Non-Qatari applicants must provide a copy of their CMPT 509 Seminar in Computing. Systems
3. Contribute effectively to the computing profession passport) Information Sciences Focus Area Package CMPT 508 Advanced Architecture 3
by fostering effective interaction with colleagues, by Two recent identical passport-size photographs with (9 credit hours) & Design of Computer
using ethical practices and communication skills, and by white background Students must complete 9 credit hours in courses selected Systems
pursuing further education through lifelong learning. Application Fee from the following list:
CMPT One free elective 3
4. Excel in careers due to the knowledge received as Admission to the Master of Science in Computing program CMPT 521 Information Retrieval
graduates of the Computing program. takes place in the fall semester only. For additional CMPT 522 Human Computer Interaction Total 9
5. Meet the changing needs of a knowledge-based information on the program, please see their website at: CMPT 523 Distributed Systems SECOND SEMESTER (10 credit hours)
economy by adapting and responding to changes in the http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/computer/ms/. CMPT 524 Semantic Web Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
constantly evolving computing field. CMPT 526 Systems Development
6. Prepare themselves for research, teaching and further Opportunities CMPT 582: Special Topics in Information Science Spring CMPT 507 Advanced Operating 3
Systems
graduate studies in computing. Graduates of this program would be able to expand Network Systems Focus Area package (9 credit hours)
their knowledge with the latest advances in computing Students must complete 9 credit hours in courses selected CMPT 509 Seminar in Computing 1
Admission Requirements technologies. The program would also assist them from the following list: CMPT One concentration elec- 3
All applicants to the Master of Science in Computing who to enhance and consolidate their existing computing CMPT 541: Advanced Computer Networks tive
meet the following minimum criteria will be considered for knowledge. Currently, the Program offers two CMPT 542: Computer Security CMPT One free elective 3
admission to Qatar University: concentration areas: network systems and information CMPT 543: Wireless Communication
1. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level sciences. The Program also offers flexibility in the choice CMPT 544: Service Oriented Computing Total 10
degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 of a thesis or a project. Graduates of the Master of Science CMPT 546: Telecommunications Policies and THIRD SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
from a university or college accredited by an international in Computing program would find themselves suitable for Regulations Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
accrediting association, or by the Ministry of Higher a variety of job environments such as academia, research, CMPT 583: Special Topics in Network
Fall CMPT 595 Master Thesis, 3
Education or comparable authority in that country may be industry, government and private organizations. The Thesis or Project options
Or Or
admitted to either the research or the professional tracks Program could help graduates to pursue a wide range of Project Option Requirements (3 credit hours) CMPT One free elective for the
offered by the program higher level jobs in computing related disciplines such as CMPT 591: Master Project project option
2. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level project manager, research associate, network systems Thesis Option Requirements (6 credit hours)
CMPT One concentration 3
degree with a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 2.8 out designer, IT security officer, database administrator, IT CMPT 595: Master Thesis
elective
of 4.0 may be admitted only to the professional (project) manager etc. Major Elective (6 or 9 credit hours)
track of the program. Students admitted with a GPA below Students may select courses from the following list: CMPT One concentration 3
2.8 must attain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first semester DEGREE REQUIREMENTS CMPT 545: Simulation and Computer Network Analysis elective
and must register for a minimum of two regular courses in Master of Science in Computing CMPT 561: Web Development Total 9
the field of study in the first semester. If a student fails to A minimum of 31 credit hours are required to complete CMPT 563: Data Mining FOURTH SEMESTER (3 credit hours)
attain 3.0 or higher in the first semester, the student will be the Master of Science in Computing, which includes the CMPT 564: Storage Area Networks
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
automatically dismissed from the program. following: CMPT 567: Wide Area Digital Networking
3. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based A total of 10 credit hours in Core Requirements. CMPT 568: Telecommunications Management Spring CMPT 595 Master Thesis, 3
TOEFL or equivalent test taken within 2 years of the A minimum of 9 credit hours in one of the two focus CMPT 569: Project Management Or Or
start of the intended semester of admission OR earned a area packages defines by the program: The Information CMPT 570: Enterprise Resource Planning Systems CMPT 591 Master Project
previous degree from an accredited institution of higher Science Focus are package or the Network Systems CMPT 571: Advanced Algorithm Design and Analysis. Total 3

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING meet the changing needs of a knowledge-based economy, program are required to submit the following documents to Applications
MANAGEMENT by adapting and responding to changes. the Admissions Department: EMP 508 Decision Techniques and Data Analysis
Complete Online Admissions Application
College of Engineering, Engineering Building Learning Outcomes Final and official university transcripts Focus Area courses (12 credit hours)
Phone: (974) 44034121 / 4303 / 4122 On completion of the master program, graduates will: Official GRE score report if submitting GRE scores Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours
Email: ceng_graduates@qu.edu.qa 1. Be able to determine the engineering management Official TOEFL or equivalent score report from the Focus Area packages, including the Logistics &
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/master_ variables of interest and processes to manage engineering Two letters of recommendation from undergraduate Supply Chain Focus Area package; the Operations Focus
brief/master_meng.php alternatives. professors or employers Area package; and the Construction Focus Area package,
2. Be able to assess the economic, social and Health Certificate by completing three courses from one of the focus
Program Coordinator environmental requirements, needs, and constraints of the Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari area packages and a fourth course from one of the two
Mohamed Haouari system and its impact on the society. applicants must provide a copy of their passport) remaining focus area packages.
3. Have the ability to manage and administer large Two recent identical passport-size photographs with
ABOUT THE PROGRAM technical engineering projects, budgets and existing white background Logistics & Supply Chain Focus Area package
setups effectively. Application Fee (12 credit hours)
This Engineering Management (EM) program is designed to 4. Be able to use computational tools and management EMP 511 Physical Distribution Management
prepare professionals for the Qatari industrial world at levels software and theories for finding analytical solutions Opportunities EMP 512 Procurement Management
higher than those requiring an undergraduate degree, while to problems necessary for the practice of engineering Qatars growing economy requires capable managers EMP 513 Suppliers Management
preparing them to pursue advanced research. management. with solid technical skills. Engineering Management EMP 514 Supply Chain Management
The structure of the Engineering Management program is 5. Have the ability to apply behavioral principles program will help engineers improve their managerial skills EMP 515 Materials & Logistics Management
unique, as it helps the engineers become more effective connected with awareness, communication, productivity, and equip them with the ability to scientifically oversee
technical specialists, and strengthens their ability to organizational change, and leadership keeping in mind the managerial functions in various areas including Operations Focus Area package (12 credit hours)
lead people and projects. As a specialist, the engineer the changing nature of business strategy and economic infrastructure, construction, petrochemicals, utilities, EMP 521 Facility Planning and Layout
becomes more effective through understanding how his analysis needs. power, and service industries. EMP 522 Service Operations Management
or her engineering skills can best support the goals of the EMP 523 Six Sigma & Strategic Quality Management
organization and its customers. In addition, the trained Admission Requirements DEGREE REQUIREMENTS EMP 524 Systems Analysis and Design
engineering manager becomes uniquely qualified for two All applicants to the Master of Science in Engineering EMP 525 Manufacturing & Enterprise Resource Planning
types of positions: management of technical functions, Management program who meet the following minimum The M.S. in Engineering Management degree requires a EMP 526 Innovation and Technology Management
and the management of broader functions in the high- criteria will be considered for admission to Qatar minimum of 36 credit hours of graduate-level course work
technology enterprise. University: for the thesis or the project options. Students with the Construction Focus Area package (12 credit hours)
The program is fundamentally different from MBAs. 1. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level Project option should pass a comprehensive exam. EMP 531 Construction Engineering Management
MBA programs are designed to help prepare people for degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 EMP 532 Estimating & Financial Analysis for Construction
management roles while focusing on general business and from a university or college accredited by an international For the thesis option, the coursework must include: EMP 533 Construction Equipment Management
managerial aspects rather than leveraging the technical accrediting association, or by the Ministry of Higher Education A total of 18 credit hours in core requirements. EMP 534 Construction Contracts & Legal Concepts in
background. However, in todays world, corporations also or comparable authority in that country may be admitted to A minimum of 12 credit hours from the three Focus Area Construction
demand managers with strong technical backgrounds. either the research or the professional tracks offered by the package. EMP 535 Concrete Formwork Design
The world trend in graduate education suggests that program A minimum of 6 credit hours in either the project option or EMP 536 Project Planning, Scheduling and Control
MBA and EM programs are not supplementary but 2. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level the thesis option as detailed below: EMP 537 Engineering and Construction Materials and
complementary to each other. There are many universities degree with a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 2.8 out of 4.0 - Project option: A minimum of 3 credit hours in the project Methods
in the Gulf Region and around the globe which offer both may be admitted only to the professional (project) track of the option requirements package and 3 credit hours in the free
programs separately. program. Students admitted with a GPA below 2.8 must attain electives package Free Elective Courses
a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first semester and must register - Thesis option: A minimum of 6 credit hours in thesis For the project option, students concentrating in one focus
Objectives for a minimum of two regular courses in the field of study in option requirements package area may take elective course in the other focus area, for
Graduates of this program will be able to fulfill some of the the first semester. If a student fails to attain 3.0 or higher in Students who did not take Operations Research or an the project option, students concentrating in one focus
following objectives: the first semester, the student will be automatically dismissed equivalent course in their prior studies should take EMP area may take an elective course in one of the two other
1. Establish a successful engineering management careers from the program. 502 -Operations Research as the bridge course to the focus areas (Only one elective course)
in industry or government that will help in advancing the 3. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based Engineering Management Program.
development of the state of Qatar and gulf region. TOEFL or equivalent test taken within 2 years of the start of Thesis or Project
2. Establish in-depth proficiency in engineering the intended semester of admission OR earned a previous Core courses (18 credit hours)
management fields relevant to local and regional industry. degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a EMP 503 Business Fundamentals for Engineering Project Option Requirements (3 credit hours)
3. Develop competitive skills in problem solving Program where English was the language of instruction. Managers EMP 591: Master Project
techniques, interdisciplinary teamwork and critical analysis 4. Passing an interview with the Colleges admission panel. EMP 504 Process Improvement Techniques
of engineering management problems. The panel may request additional bridging course(s). EMP 505 Project Management Thesis Option Requirements (6 credit hours)
4. Develop a profound understanding of environmental, EMP 506 Production and Operations Management EMP 595: Master Thesis I
societal, global economic and technological aspects to All applicants to the Master of Science in Computing EMP 507 Enterprise Information Analysis and Business EMP 596: Master Thesis II

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STUDY PLAN MASTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Admission Requirements
All applicants to the Master of Science in Environmental
Master of Science in Engineering Management College of Engineering, Engineering Building Engineering who meet the following minimum criteria will
Thesis Option Phone: (974) 44034121 / 4303 / 4122 be considered for admission to Qatar University:
Email: ceng_graduate@qu.edu.qa 1. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/chemical/ degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00
FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours) SECOND SEMESTER (9 credit hours) program/EEMP/index.php from a university or college accredited by an international
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs accrediting association, or by the Ministry of Higher
Program Coordinator Education or comparable authority in that country may be
Fall EMP 504 Process Improvement 3 Spring EMP 505 Project Management 3
Tech
Dr. Hazem Azim Qiblawey admitted to either the research or the professional tracks
EMP 507 Production and Opera- 3 offered by the program
EMP 506 Cost Estimation, Analysis 3 tions Management ABOUT THE PROGRAM 2. Applicants who completed a Bachelor or a higher level
& Contracts Management
EMP 509 Decision Techniques and 3 degree with a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 2.8 out
EMP 508 Management of Informa- 3 Data Analysis The program is designed to suit engineering and suitably of 4.0 may be admitted only to the professional (project)
tion Systems qualified science graduates who are seeking a formal track of the program. Students admitted with a GPA below
Total 9
Total 9 qualification that will equip them to work in and contribute 2.8 must attain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first semester
FOURTH SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
THIRD SEMESTER (9 credit hours) to this fast developing field. A distinctive feature of this and must register for a minimum of two regular courses in
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs program is that it is highly topical. Therefore, students in the field of study in the first semester. If a student fails to
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs this program will have challenging, real-world issues to attain 3.0 or higher in the first semester, the student will be
Spring Track Based Course 3
Fall Track Based Course 3
Track Based Course 3 study on the doorstep of the University. The real-world automatically dismissed from the program.
Track Based Course 3 input (arising from the pressing needs of local industry) 3. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based
EMP 596 Master Thesis II 3 ensures that the curriculum is relevant to sustainable TOEFL or equivalent test taken within 2 years of the start of
EMP 595 Master Thesis I 3
Total 9 development of Qatar, as well as the industrys needs and the intended semester of admission OR earned a previous
Total 9 assist with future employment of the programs graduates. degree from an accredited institution of higher education in
Environmental engineers develop sustainable solutions a Program where English was the language of instruction.
to environmental problems. They deal with issues such 4. Passing an interview with the Colleges admission panel.
STUDY PLAN
as designing water and wastewater treatment plants, The panel may request additional bridging course(s).
designing solid waste disposal systems, site remediation
Master of Science in Engineering Management
approaches and emission control measures. In addition, All applicants to the Master of Science in Environmental
Project Option
the new environmental challenges will provide new Engineering program are required to submit the following
opportunities for environmental engineers. Successful documents to the Admissions Department:
FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours) SECOND SEMESTER (9 credit hours) response to the impacts of global climate change, fast- Complete Online Admissions Application
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs moving introduction of sustainable development practices Final and official university transcripts
in industry, and greener operations will require the Official GRE score report if submitting a GRE score is
Fall EMP 504 Process Improvement 3 Spring EMP 505 Project Management 3
skills of environmental engineers. Major corporations, required
Tech
EMP 507 Production and Opera- 3 governmental agencies, private consulting and Official TOEFL or equivalent score report or other
EMP 506 Cost Estimation, Analysis 3 tions Management construction firms, and universities are just some of the evidence of English proficiency in accordance with QU
& Contracts Management organizations that employ environmental engineers. Policy.
EMP 509 Decision Techniques and 3
EMP 508 Management of Informa- 3 Data Analysis Two letters of recommendation from undergraduate
tion Systems
Total 9 Objectives professors or employers
Total 9 Graduates of the Master of Environmental Engineering Health Certificate
FOURTH SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
program will: Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari
THIRD SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs 1. Contribute to sustainable development in their applicants must provide a copy of their passport)
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs respective employment sectors such as industry and Two recent identical passport-size photographs with
Spring Track Based Course 3
Fall Track Based Course 3 governmental agencies; white background
Track Based Course 3
Track Based Course 3 2. Take an active role in their continuous professional Application Fees
EMP 591 Master Project 3 development to enable the state of Qatar to build the
Free Elective 3 knowledge-based economy emphasized in QNV2030; Admission to the Master of Science in Environmental
Total 9
Total 9 3. Promote ethical and professional standards in their Engineering program takes place in the fall semester only
careers with respect to the duty of care towards the (September). For additional information on the program,
environment and sustainable development. please see their website at: http://www.qu.edu.qa/
4. Contribute to fulfilling the environmental, societal, engineering/master_brief/master_env_eng.php.
economical and technological needs to address the
challenges of the knowledge-based economy.

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Learning Outcomes Core Requirements (19 credit hours) STUDY PLAN
On completion of the master program, graduates will able EEMP 504 Environmental Chemistry
to: EEMP 505 Environmental transport and water resources Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
1. Apply knowledge of biological science, chemistry, EEMP 506 Microbiological Processes in environmental Thesis Option
physics, mathematics, statistics, mass, energy and systems
mass conservation, and transport principles needed EEMP 507 Environmental Systems and Modeling
FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours) SECOND SEMESTER (10 credit hours)
to understand and solve environmental engineering EEMP 508 Environmental Measurements and statistical
problems. labs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
2. Design and conduct experiments necessary to gather EEMP 509 Physico-chemical Processes in environmental Fall EEMP 504 Environmental Chemistry 3 Spring EEMP 507 Environmental Systems 3
data and create information for use in analysis and design. systems and Modeling
EEMP 505 Environmental Transport 3
3. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills essential EEMP 510 Design project and Water Resources EEMP 508 Environmental Measure- 1
for professional practice of environmental engineering. ments and Statistical Lab
4. Predict and determine fate and transport of substances Elective courses EEMP 506 Microbiological Processes 3
in Environmental Systems EEMP 509 Physicochemical Pro- 3
in and among air, water and soil phases, as well as in EEMP 521 Solid Waste Management
cesses in Environmental
engineered systems. EEMP 522 Hazardous Waste and Contaminated Sites Total 9
Systems
5. Gain knowledge on globalization and other Management THIRD SEMESTER (10 credit hours)
contemporary issues necessary to understand the impact EEMP 523 Marine Environment and Human EEMP 510 Design Project 3
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
of environmental engineering solutions in a global, Development Total 10
societal, and environmental context. EEMP 524 Environmental Sustainability Fall EEMP XXX Technical Elective 3
FOURTH SEMESTER (6 credit hours)
EEMP 525 Industrial Waste Water Treatment EEMP 527 Research Strategies and 3
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Opportunities EEMP 526 Clean Energy Resources methods
Environmental engineering training offers graduates the EEMP 527 Research strategies and methods* Spring EEMP XXX Technical Elective 3
EEMP 595 Thesis 1
opportunities to work in several domains of environmental EEMP 528 Special Topics in Environmental Engineering EEMP 596 Thesis 3
EEMP XXX Technical Elective 3
protection. The major areas include air pollution control, EEMP 529 Atmospheric pollution and air quality
industrial hygiene, hazardous waste management, toxic management Total 10
materials control, water supply, wastewater management, EEMP 530 Environmental Assessment and Total 9
storm water management, solid waste disposal, public Management**
health, and land management. Within each of these * This is a required course for thesis option.
STUDY PLAN
major categories are many sub-specialties. The degree ** This is a required course for project (non-thesis) option.
will enhance prospects for potential employment in
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
Governmental bodies (Ministry of Environment, Ministry Project Option Requirements (4 credit hours)
Project Option
of Works), national and international industries located in EEMP 591 Industrial Master Project
and outside Qatar as well as service and utility providers EEMP 530 Environmental Assessment and Management
among others. Also, potential employment opportunities FIRST SEMESTER (9 credit hours) SECOND SEMESTER (10 credit hours)
exist in consulting companies as well as in research Thesis Option Requirements (7 credit hours) Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
institutions. EEMP 595 Master Thesis I
Fall EEMP 504 Environmental Chemistry 3 Spring EEMP 507 Environmental Systems 3
EEMP 596 Master Thesis II
and Modeling
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS EEMP 527 Research strategies and methods EEMP 505 Environmental Transport 3
and Water Resources EEMP 508 Environmental Measure- 1
The M.S. Science in Environmental Engineering degree ments and Statistical Lab
EEMP 506 Microbiological Processes 3
requires a minimum of 35 credit hours of graduate- in Environmental Systems EEMP 509 Physicochemical Pro- 3
level course work for the thesis or the project options. cesses in Environmental
Total 9
The students with the Project option should pass a Systems
THIRD SEMESTER (8 credit hours)
comprehensive exam. EEMP 510 Design Project 3
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Total 10
A total of 19 credit hours in Core Requirements Fall EEMP XXX Technical Elective 3
A minimum of 16 credit hours in either the project option FOURTH SEMESTER (8 credit hours)
EEMP XXX Technical Elective 3
or the thesis option as detailed below: Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
- Project option: A minimum of 4 credit hours in the EEMP 530 Environmental Assess- 2
Spring EEMP XXX Technical Elective 3
Project Option requirement package and 12 credit hours in ment & Management
EEMP XXX Technical Elective 3
the Major Electives package. Total 8
- Thesis Option: A minimum of 7 credit hours in Thesis EEMP 591 Industrial Master Project 2
Option Requirements package and 9 credit hours in the Total 8
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MASTER OF URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN of admission OR earned a previous degree from an within the Ministry of Municipalities and Urban Planning MUPD 657 Techniques of Environmental Impact
accredited institution of higher education in a Program and its departments (viz. Centre for GIS, Qatar National Assessment
College of Engineering where English was the language of instruction. Master Plan, Transportation Planning Department) and
Phone: (974) 4403-4340 / 4344 3. Passing an interview with the Colleges admission other key players in the area such as Mshereib Properties,
Email: architecture-urban@qu.edu.qa panel. Qatari Diar, and Barwa, as well as private planning firms
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/ currently involved in the expansion of Doha.
architecture/programs/MsUp/index.php All applicants to the Master of Urban Planning and Design Additionally, graduates may have opportunities to work
program are required to submit the following documents to with some international organizations that address FULL TIME STUDY PLAN
Program Coordinator the Admissions Department: developmental and environmental issues, including Master of Urban Planning and Design
Fodil Fadli Complete Online Admissions Application UNESCO, UNDP, UN-HABITAT and other international Track 1 (Urban Planning)
Final and official university transcripts NGOSs.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM Official GRE score report if submitting a GRE scores FIRST SEMESTER (12 credit hours)
Official TOEFL , IELTS or equivalent score report or DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
The Master of Urban Planning and Design (MUPD) is other evidence of English proficiency in accordance with Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
tailored to address issues of importance to the urban QU Policy. A minimum of 45 credit hours are required to complete Fall MUPD 600 Planning Theory 3
environment in Qatar, the GCC region, and beyond. It aims Recently updated CV the Master of Urban Planning and Design, including the MUPD 610 Urban Planning Legislation 3
to provide students with key knowledge on each and every Two letters of recommendation from undergraduate following:
MUPD 620 Urban and Regional Land 3
aspect of urban planning and design, including urban professors or employers A minimum of 18 credit hours in Core Requirements.
Use
sustainability, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Health Certificate A minimum of 9 credit hours in Focus Area Requirements.
landscape planning in arid regions, integrated land use, Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card A minimum of 9 credit hours of Thesis Option Elective 3
transport planning, environmental impact assessment, and (Non-Qatari applicants must provide a copy of their Requirements. Total 12
more. passport) A minimum of 9 credit hours of Major Electives. THIRD SEMESTER (12 credit hours)
Two recent identical passport-size photographs with
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Objectives white background Core Requirements (18 credit hours)
The Master of Urban Planning and Design aims to Application Fee MUPD 600 Planning Theory Fall MUPD 700 Local and Regional 3
promote: MUPD 610 Urban Planning Legislation Sustainability
Development of an understanding of the nature, purpose, For additional information on the program, please see their MUPD 620 Urban and Regional Land Use MUPD 701 Urban Infrastructure 3
methods and practice of planning. This includes knowledge website at: http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/architecture/ MUPD 611 Urban Economics Planning
about the governance, planning laws, and politics, and programs/MsUp/index.php MUPD 601 Research and Statistical Analysis in Planning MUPD 702 Housing Policies and 3
their impact on individuals and communities -often in a MUPD 621 Computer Aided Planning Planning
multicultural environment- and the techniques of policy Learning Outcomes
Elective 3
analysis and project-making. Graduates of the Master of Urban Planning and Design will Urban Planning Focus Area (9 credit hours)
An understanding of processes of change in the built be able to: MUPD 700 Local and Regional Sustainability Total 12
environment and the relationships between the social, Describe urban development in MENA countries and MUPD 701 Urban Infrastructure Planning
economic and physical factors associated with the beyond. MUPD 702 Housing Policies and Planning SECOND SEMESTER (12 credit hours)
development of the built environment; Apply urban analysis methodologies to explore Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Development of the ability to undertake a substantial developmental issues. Urban Design Focus Area (9 credit hours)
Spring MUPD 611 Urban Economics 3
outcome of specialist-based independent research. Demonstrate skills in land use planning, strategic MUPD 710 Sustainable Urban and Landscape Design
planning, and participatory techniques. MUPD 711 Urban Design in Practice MUPD 601 Research and Statistical 3
Admission Requirements Practice sustainable urban development. MUPD 712 Evolution of Built Form and Townscapes Analysis in Planning
All applicants to the Master of Urban Planning and Design Demonstrate proficiency in written communication by MUPD 621 Computer Aided Planning 3
program who meet the following minimum criteria will be writing with clarity, conciseness, and coherence about Master Thesis Requirement (9 credit hours) Elective 3
considered for admission to Qatar University: relationships among concepts. MUPD 750 Thesis focuses on Urban Planning
Total 12
1. Earned Bachelors degree in a built environment- Demonstrate proficiency in oral communication by giving MUPD 760 Thesis focuses on Urban Design
related discipline, including architecture, urban design, concise, clear, and organized oral presentations, with FOURTH SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
urban planning, planning, landscape architecture, responses and leadership for the audience. Major Electives (minimum of 9 credit hours) Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
interior architecture, construction engineering, and civil Engage effectively in groups on critical thinking, while MUPD 650 Cultural and Physical Aspects of the Islamic
Spring MUPD 750 Thesis focuses on Urban 9
engineering, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 participating weekly on problem-solving activities and City Planning
out of 4.00 from a university or college accredited by an reporting their results to the class. MUPD 651 Urban Renewal Planning
international accrediting association or by the Ministry of MUPD 652 Theory on Urban Form and Design
Total 9
Higher Education or equivalent authority in that country. Opportunities MUPD 653 Design and Regeneration
2. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based Following the recent success of Qatars national bid for MUPD 654 Urban Transportation Systems
TOEFL or the IELTS (minimum score 6), or equivalent test the FIFA 2022 World Cup, as well as current trends in the MUPD 655 City and Regional Planning in Arid Zones
taken within 2 years of the start of the intended semester real estate industry, major job opportunities are to be found MUPD 656 Environmental Planning and Management

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FULL TIME STUDY PLAN MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 3. Conduct research and present results in scientific evidence of English proficiency in accordance with QU Policy.
Master of Urban Planning and Design forums and contribute to the advancement of the scientific Official GRE score report if submitting GRE scores
Track 2 (Urban Design) College of Engineering, Engineering Building body of knowledge. Two letters of recommendation from undergraduate pro-
Phone: (974) 44034121 / 4303 / 4122 Learning Outcomes fessors or employers
FIRST SEMESTER (12 credit hours) By the time he or she completes the requirements for the Health Certificate
Email: graduate_studies@qu.edu.qa
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/master_brief/ Master of Science in Civil Engineering program, the stu- Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari
Fall MUPD 600 Planning Theory 3
dent will have achieved the following Learning Outcomes: applicants must provide a copy of their passport)
1. Able to apply knowledge of mathematics and science Two recent identical passport-size photographs with a
MUPD 610 Urban Planning Legislation 3 Program Coordinator in a creative and innovative way to design, develop, and white background
MUPD 620 Urban and Regional Land 3 Hisham Eid produce useful products and/or services for society; and to Curriculum vitae
Use be able to manage these activities. Application Fees
Elective 3 ABOUT THE PROGRAM 2. Able to apply knowledge of civil engineering concepts Admission to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering
for the analysis and the design of civil engineering systems program takes place in the fall semester only. For addi-
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As Qatar enters a phase of large scale development, the and to understand the impact of their civil engineering tional information on the program, please visit the following
THIRD SEMESTER (12 credit hours) economical use of construction resources and technologies solutions in global and societal context. website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/graduate.php
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs and the development of sustainable designs and materials 3. Able to effectively communicate analysis and design
Fall MUPD 710 Sustainable Urban and 3 will be of prime importance to a sustainable management of ideas to peers, clients, and customers. Opportunities
Landscape Design civil engineering structures. The Master of Science in Civil 4. Able to review, analyze, and interpret the body of scien- Qatars growing economy requires capable managers with
Engineering Program offers an in depth knowledge in the tific literature, contemporary issues and innovations in the solid technical skills. The College of Engineering at Qatar
MUPD 711 Urban Design in Practice 3
fields of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, civil engineering area University has already established itself as a recognized
MUPD 712 Evolutions of Built Form 3 transportation engineering, civil engineering materials, and 5. Able to apply and validate innovations and discoveries leader in many engineering and technology research areas
and Townscapes water resources. in the lab or in real world settings using efficient and effec- as it has secured a good number of external research
Elective 3 The mission of the Master of Science in Civil Engineering tive ways and modern engineering tools, grants. The program is consistent with the recent empha-
Total 12 Program is to prepare students for careers in private and 6. Able to conduct and produce quality research in civil sis of the State of Qatar on research and development to
public sectors and for advanced research work leading to engineering and to understand professional and ethical build a modern knowledge-based society. The master of
high scholarly achievements. The major emphasis of the responsibility. science in civil engineering program aims for excellence in
program is to foster a deeper understanding of the engi- 7. Able to effectively write and present the research output engineering research with regional, national, and interna-
SECOND SEMESTER (12 credit hours) neering research process and to further develop profes- in international journals, conferences, patents, research tional importance. Hence, the College of Engineering at
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs sional skills. proposals and other scientific venues. Qatar University would further align itself with the vision
The structure of the Master of Science in Civil Engineering of His Highness the Emir of Qatar, who stressed for more
Spring MUPD 611 Urban Economics 3
Program is unique, as it helps engineers to be more effec- Admission Requirements research by kindly allocating a considerable amount of the
MUPD 601 Research and Statistical 3 tive technical specialists and able to manage people and All applicants who meet the following minimum criteria will countrys revenue to research.
Analysis in Planning projects. Conducting original research is an important goal be considered for admission to to the Master of Science in Demand for professionals with intermediate level research
MUPD 621 Computer Aided Planning 3 of a Master Program study in the College of Engineering Civil Engineering : skills is not new, but the current development activities and
Elective 3 at Qatar University. Research provides a type of education 1. Earned Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or a the expansion of the economy in Qatar certainly increases
not available through classroom teaching. The Master of related field with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of the need for individuals with this skill. The need to quickly
Total 12 Science in Civil Engineering program is designed to en- 4.00 from a university or college accredited by an interna- enhance the research skills of the Qatari workforce is
FOURTH SEMESTER (9 credit hours) hance students abilities to contribute to the existing body tional accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher reflected in its sustainable development activities.
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs of knowledge and to innovate and create new knowledge. Education or equivalent in that country.
Students are expected to gain strong theoretical and meth- 2. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Spring MUPD 760 Thesis focuses on Urban 9
odological foundations and to develop an ability to conduct TOEFL or an equivalent English proficiency test taken A minimum of 36 credit hours are required to complete the
Design
research independently. within 2 years from the start of the intended admission se- Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering including the
Program Objectives mester. OR earned a previous degree from an accredited following:
Total 9
The Master of Science in Civil Engineering program is a institution of higher education in a Program where English A minimum of 12 credit hours of Major Core Requirements
challenging and rewarding. Graduates of the Master of was the language of instruction. A minimum of 12 credit hours of Major Electives
Science in Civil Engineering program will be able to fulfill 3. Passing an interview with the Department of Civil and A minimum of 12 credit hours in Thesis Requirements
most of the following educational objectives (Obj): Architectural Engineering admission committee.
1. Act professionally and ethically in a modern work envi- Major Core Requirements (12 CH)
ronment through effective communication and leadership, All applicants to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering Students must complete the following courses:
and responsible teamwork. program are required to submit the following documents to GENG 602 Applied Research Methodology
2. Maintain the desire for innovation and engagement in the Admissions Department: GENG 603 Advanced Numerical Analysis
lifelong learning in response to emerging technologies, Complete Online Admissions Application GENG 604 Project Management
social developments, and contemporary issues. Final and official university transcripts GENG 605 Applied Statistics Analysis
Official TOEFL or equivalent score report or other GENG 606 Graduate Seminar (0 CH)

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Thesis Requirements (12 CH) MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Outcomes: applicants must provide a copy of their passport)
Students must complete the following course: 1. Able to apply knowledge of mathematics and science in Two recent identical passport-size photographs with
GENG 699 Master Thesis College of Engineering, Engineering Building a creative and innovative way to design, to develop and white background
Major Electives (12 CH) Phone: (974) 44034121 / 4303 / 4122 produce useful products and/or services for society; and Application Fees
Students must complete 12 credit hours (i.e., 4 courses) Email: ceng_graduate@qu.edu.qa be able to manage these activities. Admission to the Master of Science in Electrical
from the following courses: Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/master_ 2. Able to apply knowledge of specialized Electrical Engineering program takes place in the fall semester only.
CVEN 500 Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering brief/ engineering concepts in engineering analysis, and design For additional information on the program, please see their
CVEN 501 Advanced Steel Structures Design in a Electrical as well as understand the impact of their website at:
CVEN 502 Structural Dynamics and Seismic Analysis Program Coordinator engineering solutions in global and societal context. http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/graduate.php
and Design Nader Meskin 3. Able to effectively communicate analysis and design
CVEN 503 Design of Bridges and Other Special Structures ideas to peers, clients and customers. Opportunities
CVEN 504 Finite Element Method ABOUT THE PROGRAM 4. Able to review, analyze, and interpret the body of Qatars growing economy requires capable engineer
CVEN 505 Theory of Plates and Shells scientific literature, contemporary issues and innovations managers with solid technical skills in electrical engineering.
CVEN 506 Advanced Geo-mechanics The mission of the Master of Science in Electrical in Electrical engineering area, The department of Electrical Engineering in College of
CVEN 507 Traffic Engineering Engineering (EE) program in the College of Engineering 5. Able to apply and validate innovations and discoveries Engineering has already established itself as a recognized
CVEN 508 Geometric Design of Highways is to prepare students for careers in private and public in the lab or real world settings in efficient and effective leader in many research areas related to engineering and
CVEN 509 Traffic Safety Analysis sectors and for advanced level in research that leads to ways utilizing modern engineering tools, technologies as has secured a good number of external
CVEN 510 Pavement Management Systems high scholarly achievements, and advanced knowledge. 6. Able to conduct and produce quality research in research grants such as NPRP. The program supports the
CVEN 511 Hydrology The major emphasis of the program is to foster a deeper Electrical engineering, and understand professional and Qatar National Vision 2030 towards a modern knowledge-
CVEN 512 Ground Water Contamination understanding of the engineering research process and ethical responsibility. based society. The EE MSc program aims for excellence
CVEN 513 Hydraulic Analyses learn relevant professional skills. The main research 7. Able to effectively write and present the research output contributions to the electrical engineering research that has
themes in the EE department are power systems and in international journals, conferences, patents, research regional, national, and international importance. Moreover,
renewable energy, information processing, biomedical proposals and other scientific venues. the program intends to support those graduates interested
engineering and industrial electronics and control. The in pursuing PhD studies.
STUDY PLAN EE MSc program helps the electrical engineers become Admission Requirements
more effective technical specialists and scholars, and All applicants to the Master of Science in Electrical DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
FIRST YEAR (18 credit hours)
strengthens their ability to lead people and projects. Engineering program who meet the following minimum
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs It is designed to enhance students' competencies in criteria will be considered for admission to Qatar Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Fall GENG 602 Applied Research 3 contributing to the existing body of knowledge and to University: A minimum of 36 credit hours are required to complete the
Methodology innovation and creation of new knowledge. Students are 1. Earned Bachelor degree in engineering or related field Master of Science in Electrical Engineering including the
GENG 603 Advanced Numerical 3 expected to equip themselves with strong theoretical and with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 from following:
Analysis methodological foundations and to develop their ability to a university or college accredited by an international A minimum of 9 credit hours in Major Requirements
independently conduct research. accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher A minimum of 15 credit hours in Major Electives
GENG 604 Project Management 3
Education or equivalent in that country. A minimum of 12 credit hours in Thesis Requirements
Total 9 Program Objectives 2. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based
Spring GENG 605 Applied Statistics Tech- 3 The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program TOEFL or equivalent test taken within 2 years of the Major Requirements (9 CH)
niques is a challenging and rewarding way of study for a higher start of the intended semester of admission OR earned a Students must complete 3 credit hours from the Major
GENG 606 Graduate Seminar 0 degree. Graduates of the Master of Science in Electrical previous degree from an accredited institution of higher Core Requirements Sub-Package in addition to 6 CH from
Engineering program will be able to fulfill most of the education in a Program where English was the language the Core Supporting Requirements sub-package.
CVEN XXX Technical Elective I 3
following educational objectives: of instruction.
MSE 699 Master Thesis 3 1. Act professionally and ethically in a modern work 3. Passing an interview with the Colleges admission Major Core Requirements sub-package (3CH)
Total 9 environment through effective communication and panel. The panel may request additional bridging GENG 602 Applied Research Methodology
leadership, and responsible teamwork. course(s). GENG 606 Graduate Seminar
SECOND YEAR (18 credit hours) 2. Maintain the desire for innovation and engagement in
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs lifelong learning in response to emerging technologies, All applicants to the Master of Science in Electrical Core Supporting Requirements sub-package (6 CH)
Fall CVEN XXX Technical Elective II 3 social developments, and contemporary issues. Engineering program are required to submit the following Students must complete 6 credit hours from the following
3. Conduct research and present results in scientific documents to the Admissions Department: courses:
CVEN XXX Technical Elective III 3
forums and contribute to the advancement of the scientific Complete Online Admissions Application GENG 603 Advanced Numerical Analysis
MSE 699 Master Thesis 3 body of knowledge. Final and official university transcripts GENG 604 Project Management
Total 9 Official GRE score report if submitting GRE scores GE NG 605 Applied Statistics Analysis
Learning Outcomes Two letters of recommendation from undergraduate GENG 607 Optimization Methods
Spring CVEN XXX Technical Elective IV 3
By the time a student completes the requirements for professors or employers
MSE 699 Master Thesis 6 the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program, Health Certificate Thesis Requirements (12 CH)
Total 9 the student will have achieved the following Learning Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari Students must complete the following course:

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ELEC 698 Master Thesis MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING conduct research. accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher
Education or equivalent in that country.
Major Electives (15 CH) College of Engineering, Engineering Building Program Objectives 2. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based
Students must complete 15 credit hours from the following Phone: (974) 44034121 / 4303 / 4122 The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program TOEFL or equivalent test taken within 2 years of the
courses: Email: ceng_graduate@qu.edu.qa is a challenging and rewarding way of study for a higher start of the intended semester of admission OR earned a
ELEC 551 Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/master_ degree. Graduates of the Master of Science in Mechanical previous degree from an accredited institution of higher
ELEC 552 Power System Dynamics & Control brief/ Engineering program will be able to fulfill most of the education in a Program where English was the language
ELEC 553 Advanced Energy Distribution Systems following educational objectives: of instruction.
ELEC 554 Advanced Topics in Electric Power System Program Coordinator 1. Act professionally and ethically in a modern work 3. Passing an interview with the Colleges admission
Engineering Mohamed Haouari environment through effective communication and panel. The panel may request additional bridging
ELEC 555 Statistical Signal Processing leadership, and responsible teamwork. course(s).
ELEC 556 Advanced Communication Engineering ABOUT THE PROGRAM 2. Maintain the desire for innovation and engagement in
ELEC 558 Bioinstrumentation lifelong learning in response to emerging technologies, All applicants to the Master of Science in Mechanical
ELEC 561 Advanced Digital Signal Processing The Master of Science degree program in Mechanical social developments, and contemporary issues. Engineering program are required to submit the following
ELEC 653 Advanced Topics in Power Electronics Engineering is a research intensive program, which offers 3. Conduct research and present results in scientific documents to the Admissions Department:
ELEC 654 Advanced Topics in Machines and Drives a wide range of challenging and rewarding engineering forums and contribute to the advancement of the scientific Complete Online Admissions Application
ELEC 655 Advanced Topics in Control System Theory experience. This includes research on energy, thermo- body of knowledge. Final and official university transcripts
ELEC 656 Advanced Digital Communication fluids, materials science and engineering, automotive, Official TOEFL or equivalent score report or other
ELEC 657 Biomedical Signal Processing & Diagnostics aerospace, design for sustainability, alternative-energy Learning Outcomes evidence of English proficiency in accordance with QU
ELEC 658 Medical Imaging technologies, manufacturing processes, corrosion By the time a student completes the requirements for the Policy.
ELEC 659 Communication and Information Theory science and prevention, computational mechanics, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program, Official GRE score report if submitting GRE scores
combustion, mechatronics, robotics, computational the student will have achieved the following Learning Two letters of recommendation from undergraduate
science and engineering, process optimization, and Outcomes: professors or employers
biomedical engineering. Master degree in Mechanical 1. Able to apply knowledge of mathematics and science in Health Certificate
engineering can be tailored to meet both broad and a creative and innovative way to design, to develop and Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari
STUDY PLAN
highly specialized interests (such as Materials Science produce useful products and/or services for society; and applicants must provide a copy of their passport)
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Program
and Engineering, Manufacturing Systems) can involve be able to manage these activities. Two recent identical passport-size photographs with
applied or fundamental research, and can prepare 2. Able to apply knowledge of specialized Mechanical white background
FIRST YEAR (18 credit hours) students for employment in industrial sectors. Students engineering concepts in engineering analysis, and design Application Fees
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs with the masters degree can be also prepared to continue in a Mechanical as well as understand the impact of their
Fall GENG 602 Applied Research 3 his education toward a doctoral degree in Mechanical engineering solutions in global and societal context. Admission to the Master of Science in Mechanical
Methodology Engineering. 3. Able to effectively communicate analysis and design Engineering program takes place in the fall semester only.
The mission of the Master of Science in Mechanical ideas to peers, clients and customers. For additional information on the program, please see their
GENG 603 Major Core Course I 3
Engineering program in the College of Engineering is 4. Able to review, analyze, and interpret the body of website at: http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/graduate.php.
ELEC XXX Technical Elective 3 to prepare students for careers in private and public scientific literature, contemporary issues and innovations
Total 9 sectors and for advanced level in research that leads to in Mechanical engineering area, Opportunities
Spring GENG XXX Major Core Course II 3
high scholarly achievements, and advanced knowledge. 5. Able to apply and validate innovations and discoveries Qatars growing economy requires capable managers
The major emphasis of the program is to foster a deeper in the lab or real world settings in efficient and effective with solid technical skills. College of Engineering, Qatar
GENG 606 Graduate Seminar 0 understanding of the engineering research process and ways utilizing modern engineering tools, University has already established itself as a recognized
ELEC XXX Technical Elective II 3 learn the professional skills. 6. Able to conduct and produce quality research in leader in many research areas related to engineering and
ELEC XXX Technical Elective III 3 The structure of the Master of Science in Mechanical Mechanical engineering, and understand professional and technologies as it has secured a good number of external
Engineering program is unique, as it helps the engineers ethical responsibility. research grants. The program is consistent with the recent
Total 9
become more effective technical specialists, and 7. Able to effectively write and present the research output emphasis of Qatar on research and development to build a
strengthens their ability to lead people and projects. in international journals, conferences, patents, research modern knowledge-based society. The Master of Science
Second YEAR (18 credit hours) Conducting original research is an important goal of a in Mechanical engineering program aims for excellence
proposals and other scientific venues.
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Master program study in the College of Engineering, contributions to the engineering research that has regional,
Fall ELEC XXX Technical Elective IV 3 Qatar University. Research provides a type of education Admission Requirements national, and international importance. Hence, College of
not available through classroom teaching. The Master of All applicants to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Qatar University would further align itself with
ELEC 698 Master Thesis 6
Science in Mechanical Engineering program is designed Engineering program who meet the following minimum the vision of His Highness the Emir of Qatar, who stressed
Total 9 to enhance students competencies in contributing to the criteria will be considered for admission to Qatar for more research by kindly allocating a considerable
Spring ELEC XXX Technical Elective V 3 existing body of knowledge and to innovation and creation University: amount of the countrys revenue to research.
of new knowledge. Students are expected to equip 1. Earned Bachelors degree in Engineering or related Demand for professionals with intermediate level research
ELEC 698 Master Thesis 6
themselves with strong theoretical and methodological field with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 skills is not new, but the current development activities
Total 9 foundations and to develop their ability to independently from a university or college accredited by an international and the expansion of the economy in Qatar certainly need

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individuals with this skill. The need to quickly enhance the STUDY PLAN DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ENGINEERING 1. Foster innovation of new ideas, methods and techniques
research skills of the Qatar workforce is reflected in its in science and engineering.
sustainable development activities. Master of Science in Mechnical Engineering College of Engineering, Engineering Building 2. Contribute to the advancement of the scientific body of
Phone: (974) 44034123 / 4303 / 4122 knowledge in engineering and related fields.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Email: ceng_graduate@qu.edu.qa 3. Lead research and express the results in scientific forums.
FIRST YEAR (18 credit hours) Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Admission Requirements
A minimum of 36 credit hours are required to complete the Fall GENG 602 Applied Research 3 Program Coordinator All applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy program who
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering including the Methodology Abdelmagid Salem Hamouda meet the following minimum criteria will be considered for
following: admission to Qatar University:
GENG 603 Advanced Numerical 3
A minimum of 12 credit hours of Major Core Requirements Analysis ABOUT THE PROGRAM 1. Earned Masters degree in a related field with a
A minimum of 12 credit hours of Major Electives minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 from a
GENG 604 Project Management 3
A minimum of 12 credit hours in Thesis Requirements The Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering is now offered for university or college accredited by an international
Total 9 the first time in 2011. The mission of the doctoral program accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher
Major Core Requirements (12 CH) Spring GENG 605 Applied Statistics 3 in the College of Engineering is to provide students with Education or equivalent authority in that country.
Students must complete the following courses: Techniques intensive advanced training in research that leads to 2. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based
GENG 602 Applied Research Methodology GENG 606 Graduate Seminar 3
the highest level of scholarly achievement, and enables TOEFL or equivalent test, taken within 2 years of the
GENG 603 Advanced Numerical Analysis them to conduct research independently to address new start of the intended semester of admission OR earned a
GENG 604 Project Management MECH XXX Technical Elective I 3 challenges as innovators. In the emerging development previous degree from an accredited institution of higher
GENG 605 Applied Statistics Analysis Total 9 context in Qatar, this program is designed to fulfill the education in a Program where English was the language
GENG 606 Graduate Seminar growing needs for engineers and scientists with advanced of instruction.
education and research experience. The PhD program is 3. Submit test scores for the GRE or GMAT exams, as
Second YEAR (18 credit hours)
Thesis Requirements (12 CH) highly research-intensive and it is designed to enhance required by the concentration areas of the program, taken
Students must complete the following course: Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs students competencies in contributing to the existing body within less than 2 years prior to the start of the intended
GENG 699 Master Thesis Fall MECH XXX Technical Elective II 3 of knowledge, innovation and creation of new knowledge semester of admission.
and techniques. Students are expected to equip 4. Passed an interview with the Colleges admission panel.
MECH XXX Technical Elective III 3
Major Electives (12 CH) themselves with strong theoretical and methodological
Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following MSE 699 Master Thesis 3 foundations and to develop their ability to conduct research All applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy program
courses: Total 9 independently. are required to submit the following documents to the
MECH 581 Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering Spring MECH XXX Technical Elective IV 3 The College of Engineering has already established itself Admissions Department:
MECH 582 Mathematical Analysis of Mechanical as a recognized leader in engineering and technologies. Complete Online Admissions Application
MSE 699 Master Thesis 6 This leadership in research has further enhanced and Final and official university transcripts
Engineering Systems
MECH 583 Robotics and Automation Technology Total 9 complemented its capabilities with the offering of a Official TOEFL or equivalent score report or other evidence
MECH 584 Computational Fluid Dynamics doctoral degree in engineering. This program is enriched of English proficiency in accordance with QU Policy.
MECH 585 Advanced Heat Transfer and augmented with the extensive research activities of Health Certificate
MECH 586 Advanced Fluid Mechanics the College of Engineering, and its world-class faculty Three letters of recommendation (at least two from
MECH 587 Combustion and Emission members with expertise in sustainable research and instructors or current supervisors) addressing the applicant
MECH 588 Energy Conversion reputation. Students enrolled in the program are required academic achievement and professional accomplishments
MECH 589 Renewable Energy Utilization to complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of coursework Proposed thesis topic or general area of research
MECH 590 Materials Selection and 54 credit hours of research work. A typical duration (approximately 1000 words)
MECH 591 Conservation and Recycling of Materials of the program is six semesters (three years) and the Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari
MECH 592 Product Design maximum duration is twelve semesters (six years). The applicants must provide a copy of their passport)
MECH 593 Advanced Corrosion Engineering Program currently caters only to full-time students. The Two recent identical passport-size photographs with
MECH 594 Failure Analysis Program offers concentration on Architecture, Urban white background
MECH 595 Advanced Physical Metallurgy Planning, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Application Fee
MECH 596 Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical
MECH 597 Coatings and Surface Engineering Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy program takes
MECH 598 Nanotechnology Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, place in the fall and spring semesters. For additional
MECH 599 Mechanics of Composite Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science and information on the program, please see the following
MECH 600 Advanced Finite Element Analysis Engineering. website : http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/phd_brief/
phdprogram.php
Objectives
Graduates of the doctoral program will be able to fulfill the Learning Outcomes
following educational objectives: By the time a student completes all requirements of the

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program, the student will have achieved the following MECH 569 Solar Energy Utilization Applications
learning outcomes: Thesis Requirement (33 CH) MECH 588 Energy Conversion EMP 508 Decision Techniques and Data Analysis
1. Able to systematically review, analyze, assimilate and Students must complete 33 CH in the Thesis Requirement MECH 651 Advanced Special Topics I EMP 522 Service Operations Management
interpret the body of scientific literature and innovations in Course: MECH 652 Advanced Special Topics II EMP 651 Advanced Special Topics I
their area of discipline. DENG 699 PhD Thesis
2. Apply and validate innovations and discoveries in the lab Concentration in Materials Science and Engineering Concentration in Environmental Engineering (12 CH)
or real- world settings in more efficient and effective ways. (12 CH) Students who choose the Environmental Engineering
3. Produce high quality research. Concentration in Civil Engineering (12 CH) Students who choose the Materials Science and Concentration area must complete 12 CH in the
4. Disseminate effectively the research output in reputable Students who choose the Civil Engineering Concentration Engineering Concentration area must complete 12 CH in Environmental Engineering Electives package as detailed
international journals, conferences, patents, research area must complete 12 CH in the Civil Engineering the Materials Science and Engineering Electives package below.
proposals and other scientific venues. Electives package as detailed below. as detailed below. Environmental Engineering Electives package (12 CH)
students must complete 12 credit hours from the following
Opportunities Civil Engineering Electives package (12 CH) Materials Science and Engineering Electives package courses:
Graduates from this doctoral program will be in a better Sstudents must complete 12 credit hours from the (12 CH) EEMP 651 Special Topics
position to secure employment in the state of Qatar and following courses: Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following EEMP 505 Environmental Transport and Water
worldwide, especially in higher teaching and research CVEN 505 Theory of Plates and Shells courses: Resources
institutions, NPRP projects, and in private and Government CVEN 506 Advanced Geo-mechanics MSCE 591 Corrosion Engineering EEMP 507 Environmental Systems and Modeling
R & D sectors. The State of Qatar pledged 2.8% of its CVEN 507 Traffic Engineering MSCE 592 Failure Analysis and Prevention EEMP 509 PhysicoChemical Processes in Environmental
annual GDP to education and research, in support of CVEN 509 Traffic Safety Analysis MECH 595 Advanced Physical Metallurgy Systems
building a knowledge-based economy in the future. This CVEN 651 Advanced Special Topics I MECH 597 Coatings and Surface Engineering EEMP 521 Solid Waste Management
expansion in knowledge will create new employment CVEN 652 Advanced Special Topics II MECH 598 Nanotechnology EEMP 526 Clean Energy Resources
opportunities in research centers such as QSTP, QF, MSCE 651 Special Topics I
Ministries, National laboratories and it is expected that PhD Concentration in Electrical Engineering (12 CH) MSCE 652 Special Topics II Concentration in Chemical Engineering (12 CH)
holders would be one of the major recruits in these entities. Students who choose the Electrical Engineering Students who choose the Chemical Engineering
Concentration area must complete 12 CH in the Electrical Concentration in Industrial and Systems Engineering Concentration area must complete 12 CH in the Chemical
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Engineering Electives package as detailed below. (12 CH) Engineering Electives package as detailed below.
Students who choose the Industrial and Systems
Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Electrical Engineering Electives package (12 CH) Engineering Concentration area must complete 12 CH in Chemical Engineering Electives package (12 CH)
A minimum of 60 credit hours are required to complete Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following the Industrial and Systems Engineering Electives package Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following
the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, including the courses: as detailed below. courses:
following: ELEC 552 Power System Dynamics & Control CHME 650 Transport Phenomena
A minimum of 15 credit hours in Core Required Courses ELEC 561 Advanced Digital Signal Processing Industrial and Systems Engineering Electives package CHME 653 Advanced Process Dynamics and Control
A minimum of 12 credit hours in Concentration Elective ELEC 653 Advanced Topics in Power Electronics (12 CH) CHME 661 Principles of Bioprocess Engineering
Courses ELEC 654 Advanced Topics in Machines and Drives Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following CHME 662 Advanced Chemical Engineering
A minimum of 33 credit hours for the PhD Thesis ELEC 655 Advanced Topics in Control System Theory courses: Thermodynamics
Passing the comprehensive examination ELEC 656 Advanced Digital Communication IENG 554 Decision Techniques and Data Analysis CHME 651 Special Topics I
Passing the Candidacy Examination ELEC 657 Biomedical Signal Processing & Diagnostics IENG 556 Supply Chain and logistics CHME 652 Special Topics II
Passing the Dissertation Defense ELEC 658 Medical Imaging IENG 557 Systems Analysis and Design
ELEC 659 Communication and Information Theory IENG 558 Robotics and Automation Technology Concentration in Computer Science (12 CH)
Core Required Courses (15 CH) ELEC 660 Communication Networks IENG 651 Advanced Special Topics I Students who choose the Computer Science
Students must complete 6 credit hours in the courses ELEC 751 Advanced Special Topics I IENG 652 Advanced Special Topics II Concentration area must complete 12 CH in the Computer
listed below in addition to 9 CH from the Core Supporting ELEC 752 Advanced Special Topics II Science Electives package as detailed below.
Requirements sub-package. ELEC 753 Time-Frequency Signal Processing Concentration in Engineering Management (12 CH)
DENG 602 Applied Research Methodology Students who choose the Engineering Management Computer Science Electives package (12 CH)
DENG 621 Graduate Seminar Concentration in Mechanical Engineering (12 CH) Concentration area must complete 12 CH in the Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following
Students who choose the Mechanical Engineering Engineering Management Electives package as detailed courses:
Core Supporting Requirements subpackage (9 CH) Concentration area must complete 12 CH in the Mechanical below. CMPT 507 Advanced Operating Systems
Students must complete 9 credit hours from the following Engineering Electives package as detailed below. CMPT 542 Computer Security
courses: Engineering Management Electives package (12 CH) CMPT 564 Storage Area Networks
DENG 603 Advanced Numerical Analysis Mechanical Engineering Electives package (12 CH) Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following CMPT 571 Advanced Algorithm Design and Analysis
DENG 604 Applied Statistics Techniques Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following courses: CMPT 581 Special Topics in Computing
DENG 624 Innovation and Technology Management courses: EMP 504 Process Improvement Techniques CMPT 583 Special Topics in Network Systems
DENG 625 Sustainable Development MECH 564 Finite Element Analysis EMP 506 Production and Operations Management CMPS 653 Big Data Analytics
DENG 626 Modeling and Simulation MECH 565 Advanced Thermodynamics EMP 507 Enterprise Information Analysis and Business

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Concentration in Computer Engineering (12 CH) FULL TIME STUDY PLAN
Students who choose the Computer Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering
Concentration area must complete 12 CH in the Computer
Engineering Electives package as detailed below.
FIRST SEMESTER (12 credit hours)
Computer Engineering Electives package (12 CH) Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following Fall DENG 699 PhD Thesis 9
courses:
CMPT 541 Advanced Computer Networks DENG XXX One prescribed course 3
CMPT 543 Wireless Communication Total 12
CMPT 546 Telecommunications Policies and Regulations
SECOND SEMESTER (12 credit hours)
CMPT 567 Wide Area Digital Networking
CMPE 651 Advanced Special Topics I Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
CMPE 652 Advanced Special Topics II Spring DENG 699 PhD Thesis 9
DENG XXX One prescribed course 3
Concentration in Architecture (12 CH)
Students who choose the Architecture Concentration Total 12
area must complete 12 CH in the Architecture Electives
THIRD SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
package as detailed below.
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Architecture Electives package (12 CH) Fall DENG 699 PhD Thesis 9
Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following
Total 9
courses:
PHAP 701 Participatory Design and Planning
PHAP 702 Architecture and Urbanism of Globalized Cities FOURTH SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
PHAP 710 Building Performance Assessments and Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Measurements Spring DENG 699 PhD Thesis 9
PHAP 711 History, Theory, and Criticism in Architecture
PHAP 712 Energy and Buildings Total 9
PHAP 751 Advanced Special Topics in Architecture I
PHAP 752 Advanced Special Topics in Architecture II FIFTH SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Concentration in Urban Planning (12 CH) Fall DENG 699 PhD Thesis 9
Students who choose the Urban Planning Concentration
Total 9
area must complete 12 CH in the Urban Planning Electives
package as detailed below.
SIXTH SEMESTER (9 credit hours)
Urban Planning Electives package (12 CH) Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following
Spring DENG 699 PhD Thesis 9
courses:
MUPD 600 Planning Theory Total 9
MUPD 652 Theory of Urban Form and Design
PHAP 701 Participatory Design and Planning
PHAP 702 Architecture and Urbanism of Globalized
Cities
PHUP 753 Sustainable Urbanism
PHUP 751 Special Topics I
PHUP 752 Special Topics II

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COLLEGE OF LAW is also poised to start new graduate programs in both
Arabic and English. The first two masters programs in
CBE/LAW BUILDING (H08) Public and Private Law will be in Arabic. . These graduate
Phone: (974) 4403 5293 programs are expected to add a new dimension to our
Fax: (974) 4403 5253 work and take the college to a new level..
Email: law@qu.edu.qa The mission of the college is to provide students with
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/law/ the highest standards of legal education and skills for
professional success. This is one reason why the selection
Dean process of the Masters programs is very rigorous. In the
Mohammed A. Al Khulaifi end, those privileged to be admitted to the program can
expect to receive a dynamic academic and professional
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies training experience..
Francis Botchway
DEGREE OFFERINGS
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Yaser Khalaileh The College of Law offers the following graduate degree
programs:
Associate Dean for Outreach & Community 1. Master of Law in Public Law
Engagement 2. Master of Law in Private Law
Yassin El Shazly

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs


Ola Shadid MASTER OF LAW IN PUBLIC LAW

CBE/LAW BUILDING (H08)


ABOUT THE COLLEGE Phone: (974) 4403 5293
Fax: (974) 4403 5253
In pursuit of a vision to embed the rule of law in Qatars Email: law@qu.edu.qa
development, Decree No. 4 was issued in 1993 to Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/law/
establish an academic center of legal education. As the
countrys development gathered momentum, the need for
expansion in legal education became inevitable, hence the ABOUT THE PROGRAM
establishment of an autonomous College of Law in 2006.
In about a decade of this bold decision, the College of Law The Master of Law in Public Law includes a total of 33
has grown exponentially. The current student population credit hours. Students are expected to complete the
is approximately 800 with faculty strength of 50 highly program degree requirements in 2 academic years. The
educated and diverse academics supported by a team of program is full-time based on face-to-face lecture delivery
highly motivated administrative staff. A range of programs with the assistance of classroom technology. All lectures
have been introduced to enrich the curriculum and will be delivered on campus in the evening from 18.00
achieve the colleges mission. These include the Center to 21.00. Course lectures will be delivered once a week
for Energy and Sustainability Law to serve as platform during weekdays. As per QU rules, a mixed section will be
for engagement with industry, the Externship program opened for both Male and Female students. Arabic is the
designed to give our students a taste of practical work language of instruction.
prior to graduation, a Legal Writing program that advances
the writing and research skills of our students, clinics in Mission
Domestic Violence, Human Rights, Environment as well as The mission of the Master in Public Law program is to
many other initiatives. provide a high level of legal understanding concerning the
Our teaching methods, curricula and research programs key pillars of the law and a fundamental understanding
have been revamped resulting in over a million dollars of specialty areas by offering a wide range of courses
in research grants, engagement with the community and in public law. The program is committed to graduate
industry and the graduation of high quality students. In students who possess the highest academic standards,
tandem with this growth, a new custom multi-purpose the necessary values to meet societys needs in legal
building, including a law library and moot courtrooms, is practice and research, and a commitment to professional
being erected exclusively for the Law College. The college and ethical conduct. The program also aims to enhancethe

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level of competency of public law practitioners, whether - Two confidential letters of recommendation PULW 611 Comparative Administrative Law Study Plan
they be judges or civil servants. - Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) PULW 512 Advanced Studies in Public International Law
The Master in Public Law will be in line with Qatar's vision - Health Certificate PULW 513 Principles and Skills of Legal Research
as a country that promotes and adheres to the rule of law. - Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari FIRST YEAR ([9 ] credit hours)
The program will provide society with graduates capable applicants must provide a copy of their passport) Courses in the Major Requirements Package Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
of offering professional legal consultations in the areas of - Two recent identical passport-size photographs with
PULW 510 Comparative Studies of 3
public law, in addition to working as legislators competent white background Major Electives ( 9 CH) the General Theory of
to draft new laws. Additionally, the program will meet the - Application Fees Student must complete 9 CH from the courses listed Crime
needs of the diplomatic sphere by graduating students below:
Fall
who are well aware of the legal aspects of international Learning Outcomes PULW 550 Fundamental Rights and Freedoms PULW 511 Comparative Constitu- 3
relations and interstate dispute resolution techniques. 1. Discuss and explain the key concepts and principles of PULW 551 Administrative Contracts tional law
related branches and segments of public law. PULW 552 Cyber Crimes
Objectives 2. Utilize rules and provisions of a particular contemporary PULW 55X Elective course 3
PULW 553 Cross-Border Organized Crimes
The Master of Law in Public Law has the following subject that relates to branches of public law. PULW 554 The Law of International Responsibility Total 9
objectives: 3. Apply knowledge to perform problem-solving techniques PULW 555 Peaceful Settlement of Inter-State PULW 512 Advanced Studies of 3
1. To provide an advanced and focused program to students that relate to branches of public law. Disputes Public International
looking to specialize in particular fields of law. 4. Analyze and evaluate legal provisions and judicial Law
2. To enable students to have more advanced knowledge rulings that relate to branches of public law. Thesis Requirements (6 CH) Spring
and critical thinking abilities of public law related subjects. 5. Conduct comparative legal research between the laws Students must complete the following course: PULW 513 Principles and Skills of 3
3. To prepare exceptional students for possible academic of Qatar and the laws of other nations. PULW 690 Thesis Legal Research
careers. 6. Conduct high quality research in related areas of public PULW 690 Thesis 3
4. To provide students with the professional skills needed for law.
senior governmental and professional roles. Total 9
5. To develop students' research abilities, and to conduct Opportunities
research independently in public law related subjects. Graduates of the Master of Law in Public Law have a SECOND YEAR ([ 9 ] credit hours)
6. To ensure that the College of Law becomes a competitive number of opportunities.
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
educational and research institute within the region. These include public service in the governmental and non-
governmental sectors; PULW 610 Comparative Criminal 3
Admission Requirements Private practice of the law as well as academic career Procedure Law
All applicants to the Master of Law in Public Law program opportunities. Fall PULW 611 Comparative Administra- 3
who meet the following minimum criteria will be considered tive Law
for admission to Qatar University: Graduation Requirements PULW 55X Elective course 3
Completed a Bachelor degree in Law from Qatar The graduation requirements are in line with QU
Total 9
University or in a law related field from another university requirements. An academic degree is awarded to students
or college accredited by an international accrediting who complete all the requirements of the graduate PULW 55X Elective course 3
Spring
association or by the Ministry of Higher Education or program in which he/she is enrolled with a minimum PULW 690 Thesis 3
equivalent in that country with a minimum cumulative GPA cumulative GPA of 3.00 for Masters. Total 6
of 2.80 out of 4.00 or its equivalent..
Applicants graduating from universities other than Qatar
university will need to pass an equivalency evaluation by DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
an ad-hoc committee that stands for this purpose.
A satisfactory performance in the personal interview with A minimum of 33 credit hours are required to complete the
the Admission Committee. Master of Law in Public Law , including the following:
A minimum of 18 credit hours in Major Requirements
All applicants to the Master in Public Law program A minimum of 9 credit hours in Major Electives
are required to submit the following documents to the A minimum of 6 credit hours in Thesis Requirements
Admissions Department:
Major Requirements ( 18 CH)
All applicants to the Master in Public Law program Student must complete 18 CH from the courses listed
are required to submit the following documents to the below:
Admissions Department: PULW 510 Comparative Studies of the General
- Complete Online Admissions application Theory of Crime
- Final, official and certified university transcripts PULW 610 Comparative Criminal Procedure Law
- A personal statement (motivation letter) PULW 511 Comparative Constitutional Law

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MASTER OF LAW IN PRIVATE LAW Admission Requirements DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Study Plan
All applicants to the Master of Law in Private Law program
CBE/LAW BUILDING (H08) who meet the following minimum criteria will be considered A minimum of 33 credit hours are required to complete the
Phone: (974) 4403 5293 for admission to the program: Master of Law in Private Law , including the following:
Fax: (974) 4403 5253 Completed a Bachelor degree in Law from Qatar A minimum of 18 credit hours in Major Requirements FIRST YEAR ([9 ] credit hours)
Email: law@qu.edu.qa University or in a law related field from another university A minimum of 9 credit hours in Major Electives Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/law/ or college accredited by an international accrediting A minimum of 6 credit hours in Thesis Requirements
PRLW-510 Advanced Studies in Civil 3
association or by the Ministry of Higher Education or Law
ABOUT THE PROGRAM equivalent in that country with a minimum cumulative GPA Major Requirements ( 18 CH)
of 2.80 out of 4.00 or its equivalent. Students must complete 18 CH from the courses listed Fall PRLW-511 Advanced Studies in 3
Commercial Law
The program includes a total of 33 credit hours. Students Applicants graduating from other universities will need to below:
are expected to complete the program degree requirements pass an equivalency evaluation by an ad-hoc committee PRLW 510 Advanced Studies in Civil Law PRLW-55X Elective course 3
in 2 academic years. The program is full time, based that stands for this purpose. PRLW 512 Comparative Civil Law Total 9
on face-to-face lecture delivery with the assistance of A satisfactory performance in the personal interview with PRLW 611 Sources of Legislation in Islamic Sharia
PRLW-512 Comparative Civil Law 3
classroom technology. All lectures will be delivered on the Admission Committee. PRLW 511 Advanced Studies in Commercial Law
campus in the evening from 18.00 to 21.00. Course lectures PRLW 610 Practical Studies in Law of Civil
will be delivered once a week during weekdays. As per QU All applicants to the Master in Private Law program Procedures Spring PRLW-513 Principles and Skills of 3
Legal Research
rules, a mixed section will be opened for both Male and are required to submit the following documents to the PRLW 513 Principles and Skills of Legal Research
Female students. The language of instruction is Arabic. Admissions Department: PRLW-690 Thesis 3
Complete Online Admissions Application Major Electives ( 9 CH) Total 9
MISSION Final, official and certified university transcripts Student must complete 9 CH from the courses listed below:
The mission of the Master in Private Law program is to A personal statement (motivation letter) PRLW 550 Insurance Contracts
SECOND YEAR ([ 9 ] credit hours)
provide a high level of legal understanding of the key pillars Two confidential letters of recommendation PRLW 551 Civil Liability of Professionals
of the law and a fundamental understanding of specialty Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) PRLW 552 International Construction Contracts Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
areas by offering a wide range of courses in private law. Health Certificate PRLW 553 Conflict of Laws in International Contracts PRLW-610 Practical Studies in Law 3
The program is committed to graduate students who Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari PRLW 554 International Banking Transactions of Civil Procedures
possess the highest academic standards, the necessary applicants must provide a copy of their passport) PRLW 555 Commercial Concern Fall PRLW-611 Sources of Legislation in 3
values to meet societys needs in legal practice and Two recent identical passport-size photographs with white PULW 556 Contemporary Issues in Corporate Law Islamic Sharia
research, and a commitment to professional and ethical background PRLW-55X Elective course 3
conduct. The program also aims to enhance the level of Application Fees Thesis Required courses (6 CH)
competency of private law practitioners, whether they be Student must complete the following course: Total 9
judges or civil servants. Learning Outcomes PRLW 690 Thesis PRLW-55X Elective course 3
1. Discuss and explain the key concepts and principles of Spring
PRLW-690 Thesis 3
OBJECTIVES related branches of private law.
Total 6
The College of Law at Qatar University is the sole provider 2. Utilize rules and provisions of a particular contemporary
of specialized legal education in the state of Qatar, and is subject that relates to branches of private law.
well placed to clearly and boldly build a graduate program 3. Apply knowledge to perform problem solving technics that
founded on its unique mission to contribute effectively to relate to branches of private law.
Qatari society and its development. 4. Analyze and evaluate legal provisions and judicial rulings
The objectives of the new program are as follows: that are related to branches of private law.
1. To provide an in-depth and focused program to students 5. Operate a comparative legal research between Qatar
looking to specialize in particular fields of law. laws and other national laws.
2. To enable students to have more advanced knowledge 6. Conduct high quality research in related areas of private
and critical thinking abilities of related subjects. law.
3. To prepare exceptional students for possible academic
careers. Opportunities
4. To provide students with the professional skills needed for This is the first graduate program in law in Qatar.
senior governmental, business or professional roles. Consequently, the opportunities available to the graduates
5. To develop students research abilities and to conduct of the program are numerous. It is higher than LLB and JD
research independently in private law-related subjects. and offers more in-depth study and specialization.
6. To ensure that the College of Law becomes a competitive Graduates will find relatively easy employment and career
education and research institute within the region. enhancement opportunities in the industry, private law firms
and government institutions.
Careers in academia are also facilitated by the program.

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COLLEGE OF PHARMACY MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHARMACY
Womens College of Sciences Building
Womens College of Sciences Building Phone: 974) 4403-5553 5615 / 55594
Phone: (974) 4403-5553 / 5554 Email: mscpharm@qu.edu.qa
Email: pharmacy@qu.edu.qa, mscpharm@qu.edu.qa, Website: www.qu.edu.qa/pharmacy/program/MSc_
pharmd@qu.edu.qa Program.php
Website: www.qu.edu.qa/pharmacy
Head
Dean Feras Alali
Ayman El-Kadi
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Mohamed Diab The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical
SciencesPharmacy is a two-year, minimum, 33 credit-
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies hour, post-baccalaureate, thesis-based, research-
Feras Alali oriented, graduate studies program, designed to build
on the undergraduate degree experience and further
Assistant Dean for Faculty & Student Affairs enhance student critical thinking and research skills.
Alla El-Awaisi Banan Mukhalalati The MSc (Pharm) program will also prepare students
who wish to continue to pursue a subsequent Doctor of
ABOUT THE COLLEGE Philosophy (PhD) degree. Pharmacy graduate students
will specialize in one of the pharmaceutical sciences
The mission of the College is to prepare our students to research focus areas represented in our college, including
provide optimal pharmaceutical care and advance health pharmacognosy, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology,
care outcomes, to promote research and scholarly activity, pharmacokinetics, and pharmaceutics, clinical pharmacy
and to serve as a pharmacy resource for Qatar, the and pharmacy practice. Also, they can specialize on five
Middle East and the world. Our vision is to be the leading clinical pharmacy and practice research focus areas;
pharmacy school in the Middle East region. The specific Social & Administrative Pharmacy, Pharmacoeconomics
goals of the program are: , Health Outcome Research, Pharmacy Practice, and
1. To foster integration of knowledge and skills, and to Clinical Pharmacy. This list will expand in parallel with our
develop our students general and professional abilities in faculty recruitment. The scope of the degree will include
a systematic ability-based curricula. any aspect of the discovery, development and use of
2. To integrate knowledge with practical experience to medicines to improve health care and related outcomes.
enhance the career path and development.
3. To contribute to the professional education of practitioners. Objectives
4. To advance pharmaceutical and health outcomes by the The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
conduct of internally and externally funded independent Pharmacy aims to:
and collaborative research. Provide an opportunity for students to advance their
5. To provide an intellectual and academic atmosphere that is knowledge, skills and attitudes in special areas of interest
conducive to recruitment and development of qualified faculty. within the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacy and
pharmacy practice.
DEGREE OFFERINGS Prepare students for research and teaching positions
requiring personnel with a strong background in these
Qatar University offers two types of Masters degrees: specialty areas.
(1) A research-oriented degree culminating in a research- Develop students with the research skills needed to carry
based experience typically in the form of a thesis and (2) a out basic and applied studies.
professional Masters degree, which is practical in nature
and emphasizes professional knowledge beyond the Admission Requirements
baccalaureate degree. All national and international female and male applicants
The College of Pharmacy offers the following graduate to the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
degree programs: Pharmacy who meet the following minimum criteria will be
1. Master of Science in Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences considered for admission to Qatar University:
(Full-time program only) (Research Track) 1. Completed Bachelor degree or equivalent degree in
2. Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) (Professional Track) Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences,

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Human Nutrition, Chemical Engineering or related field Learning Outcomes STUDY PLAN
with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of Graduates of the Master of Science in Pharmacy will be Core Requirements (14 credit hours) Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
at least 2.80/4.00 from a university or college accredited by able to: PHAR620 Research Design, Ethics and Statistical
an international accrediting association or by the Ministry Apply advanced knowledge and critical thinking skills Methodology I
of Higher Education or equivalent in that country. required to master, generate, interpret and disseminate PHAR621 Research Design, Ethics and Statistical FIRST SEMESTER (10 credit hours)
2. Completed a minimum of a 5-year BSc (Pharm) degree pharmaceutical knowledge. Methodology II
with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of Work collaboratively with others within and external to the PHAR625 Life Cycle of Medication: From Discovery to Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
2.80 out of 4.00 from Qatar University. profession for the purpose of dissemination and extension Market Withdrawal Fall PHAR620 Research Design, Ethics 2
3. Students holding a bachelor degree in a discipline of knowledge in pharmaceutical sciences, clinical PHAR640 Graduate Seminar I and Statistical methodol-
other than pharmacy will be required to complete bridge pharmacy and pharmacy practice. PHAR641 Graduate Seminar II ogy I
course(s) based on the decision of the program admission Communicate with diverse audiences in written and PHAR642 Graduate Seminar III PHAR625 Life Cycle of Medication: 2
committee. spoken English, using a variety of strategies that take PHAR643 Graduate Seminar IV From Discovery to Market
4. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score while into account the situation, intended outcomes of the PHAR650 English-Based Communication Skills for Withdrawal
not required, is recommended as it will strengthen the communication and the target audience. Graduate Students PHAR640 Graduate Seminar I 1
student application. The GRE score will be considered, Honor their roles as future pharmaceutical scientists PHAR660 Directed Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences PHAR650 English-Based Communi- 2
when available, in evaluating student application. through the fulfillment of their obligations to the profession, cation Skills for Graduate
5. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based the community, and the society at large, in accordance Discipline-Specific package (6 credit hours) Students
TOEFL or equivalent test taken within 2 years of the start with the vision, mission and goals of the College of Students must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours in
PHAR670 Advanced Topics in Phar- 3
of the intended semester of admission OR earned degree Pharmacy. courses that are discipline-specific: maceutical Sciences I
from an accredited institution of higher education in a Conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates an PHAR670 Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences I
program where English was the language of instruction. understanding and adherence to the principles of scholarly PHAR671 Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences II Total 10
6. Sufficient preparatory background to carry out graduate integrity and ethical research. THIRD SEMESTER (6 credit hours)
work in the chosen field. Major Electives (3 credit hours) Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
7. A satisfactory performance in the personal interview (by Opportunities Students must complete a minimum of 3 credit hours in
Fall PHAR642 Graduate Seminar III 1
invitation). There will be many employment opportunities for Major Electives courses:
The application process for this degree program graduates of this program within Qatar, the region PHAR680 Elective in Pharmaceutical Sciences PHAR690 MSc (Pharm) Thesis 5
is coordinated by the Qatar University Admissions and elsewhere. Potential employers in Qatar include Thesis package (10 credit hours) Total 6
Department. For more information, please see: http://www. pharmaceutical industry (e.g. research scientists Students must complete a minimum of 10 thesis credit hours:
qu.edu.qa/pharmacy/program/MSc_Program.php with a future local biotech company or a branch of a PHAR690 MSc (Pharm) Thesis SECOND SEMESTER (11 credit hours)
multinational corporation), biomedical research institutions PHAR691 MSc (Pharm) Thesis
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
All applicants to the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical (e.g. research scientist at Sidra Biomedical Research or
Sciences program are required to submit the following Qatar Science and Technology), drug regulation (e.g. Spring PHAR621 Research Design, Ethics 2
documents to the Admissions Department: pharmaceutical product analysis at Supreme Council for and Statistical Methodol-
ogy II
Complete Online Admissions Application Health), patient care (Hamad Medical Corporation and
Official, final and authenticated academic transcripts from affiliates) , ADL-Q, Health authorities, hospital setting and PHAR642 Graduate Seminar II 1
all post- secondary educational institutions; all patient health sectors and others. PHAR660 Directed Studies in Phar- 2
Official and final TOEFL or other evidence of English Employment opportunities for graduates of the Master maceutical Sciences
proficiency in accordance with QU Policy. of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences are available in PHAR671 Advanced Topics in Phar- 3
Curriculum vitae (C.V.) academic institutions, governmental regulatory authorities, maceutical Sciences II
Official, final and authenticated GRE scores (within hospital and clinic settings, quality assurance and research
PHAR680 Elective in Pharmaceuti- 3
past 2 years) sent to Designated Institution Code 7574 (if and development in the pharmaceutical industry and in
cal Sciences
provided) is recommended research laboratories in government and non-government
Personal statement describing why you wish to pursue organizations. Total 11
this degree FOURTH SEMESTER (6 credit hours)
Three letters of recommendation from undergraduate DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
professors or employers
Spring PHAR643 Graduate Seminar IV 1
Health Certificate Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari A minimum of 33 credit hours are required to complete the PHAR691 MSc (Pharm) Thesis 5
applicants should also provide a copy of their passport) Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, including Total 6
Two recent identical passport-size photographs with the following:
white background A minimum of 14 credit hours in Core Requirements.
Application fee A minimum of 6 credit hours of Discipline-specific Package.
A minimum of 10 credit hours in the Thesis Package.
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DOCTOR OF PHARMACY (PharmD) PROGRAM 2. For admission as part-time students, applicants must pharmaceutical care and to facilitate management of Up to 23 credit hours of Bridge Courses (Qualifying and
have completed a minimum of a 5-year BSc (Pharm) patients medication and overall health needs. Didactic A).
Womens College of Sciences Building degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average Communicator: The PharmD student will communicate
Phone: (974) 4403-5553 / 5554 (GPA) of 2.50 out of 4.00 from a university, faculty, school with diverse audiences, using a variety of strategies that Didactic B Courses (4 credit hours)
Email: pharmd@qu.edu.qa or college accredited by an international accrediting take into account the situation, intended outcomes of the PHAR605 Advanced Pharmacy Research, Evaluation
Website: www.qu.edu.qa/pharmacy/program/PharmD_ association or by the Ministry of Higher Education or communication and the target audience. and Presentation Skills I
Program.php equivalent in the country. Collaborator: The PharmD student will work PHAR606 Advanced Pharmacy Research, Evaluation
3. Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based collaboratively with teams to provide effective, quality and Presentation Skills II
Director TOEFL or equivalent test taken within 2 years of the start health care and to fulfill their professional obligations to the
Dr. Kerry Wilbur of the intended semester of admission OR earned degree community and society at large. Internship courses (32 credit hours)
from an accredited institution of higher education in a Manager: The PharmD student will use their PHAR630 Advanced Professional Practice Internship I
ABOUT THE PROGRAM program where English was the language of instruction. management skills in daily practice to optimize care of PHAR631 Advanced Professional Practice Internship II
4. Achieved a passing score on the Qatar Supreme patients, to ensure the safe and effective distribution of PHAR632 Advanced Professional Practice Internship III
The PharmD program is designed to prepare promising Council for Health pharmacist licensure exam (Prometrics- medications, and to make efficient use of health resources. PHAR633 Advanced Professional Practice Internship IV
BSc (Pharm) graduates for a fulfilling career in advanced based exam since April 2010). Advocate: The PharmD student will use their expertise PHAR634 Advanced Professional Practice Internship V
clinical pharmacy practice, research and academia. The 5. A satisfactory performance in the personal interview (by and influence to advance the health and well-being of PHAR635 Advanced Professional Practice Internship VI
program admit student either in full time or part time basis. invitation) as conducted by the Admission Committee. individual patients, communities, and populations, and to PHAR636 Advanced Professional Practice Internship VII
support pharmacists professional roles PHAR637 Advanced Professional Practice Internship VIII
Objectives The application process for this degree program Scholar: The PharmD student will possess and apply
The PharmD program is designed to meet international is coordinated by the Qatar University Admissions core knowledge and skills required to be a medication Bridge Courses (Up to 23 CH)
standards for an advanced degree in the health sciences Department. For more information, please see: http://www. therapy expert, and be able to master, generate, interpret, Students admitted into the program on part-time basis
field. It involves post-baccalaureate study designed to build qu.edu.qa/pharmacy/program/PharmD_Program.php and disseminate pharmaceutical and pharmacy practice may be required to complete up to 23 credit hours in
on the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values developed knowledge bridge courses from the Qualifying courses and from the
during the undergraduate degree experience. All applicants to the Doctor of Pharmacy program are Professional: The PharmD student will honor their roles Didactic A courses packages as specified by the program
The goal of the PharmD program is to educate pharmacy required to submit the following documents to the as self-regulated professionals through both individual admission committee at admission time, but will not
practitioners to become highly proficient in the delivery and Admissions Department: patient care and fulfillment of their professional obligations exceed 23 CH.
evaluation of pharmaceutical care, and to further advance Complete Online Admissions Application to the profession, the community, and society at large.
the practice of pharmacy. Official, final and authenticated academic transcripts from These educational outcomes will be achieved at a level of Student must complete 7CH from the Qualifying courses
all post secondary educational institutions performance that is higher than a BSc (Pharm) graduate. package and 16 CH from the Didactic A courses package:
Admission Requirements Official and final TOEFL or other evidence of English The selection of Bridge Courses includes:
The admission process for the PharmD degree program is proficiency in accordance with QU Policy. Opportunities
designed to ensure that the best and brightest candidates Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) The PharmD program is designed to prepare promising Qualifying courses (7 CH)
are admitted to the program. Acceptance into the program Official, final and authenticated Qatar Supreme Council BSc (Pharm) graduates for a fulfilling career in advanced PHAR 306 Pharmacy Research Evaluation and
is highly competitive and considers not only the academic for Health pharmacist licensure exam results (Prometric- clinical pharmacy practice, research and academia. Presentation Skills II
qualifications of applicants but also program resources based exam taken after April 2010 only) PHAR 340 Professional Skills III
and capacity for the semester of admission. Only complete Personal statement describing applicants motivation to DEGREE REQUIREMENTS PHAR 341 Professional Skills IV
admission applications will be considered by the PharmD pursue a PharmD degree program PHAR 371 Pathophysiology II
Degree Program Admissions Committee. Three letters of recommendation from undergraduate Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program PHAR 381 Pharmacotherapy II
The PharmD degree program admits students either professors or employers A minimum of 36 credit hours are required to complete the
on full-time or part-time basis. Admission as full-time is Health Certificate PharmD program. Students admitted on part-time basis Didactic A courses (16 CH)
limited only to select Qatar University graduates who have Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card may be required to complete up to 23 additional credit PHAR359 Interpretation of Laboratory Data I
completed the degree requirements for the BSc (Pharm) (Non-Qatari applicants should also provide a copy of their hours based on the decision of the program admission PHAR360 Interpretation of Laboratory Data II
degree at Qatar University. This option is not open for passport) committee at admission time. The minimum of 36 credit PHAR361 Patient Assessment Laboratory I
non-Qatar University graduates. Admission as part-time is Two recent identical passport-size photographs with hours required by the program for both full time and PHAR362 Patient Assessment Laboratory II
open only to qualified BSc (Pharm) graduates who reside white background part time students over a 12-month period includes the PHAR405 Pharmacy Research Evaluation and
in Qatar and are practicing pharmacy. Application fee following: Presentation Skills III
A minimum of 4 credit hours of Didactic B courses (on PHAR406 Pharmacy Research Evaluation and
All applicants with a complete application to the PharmD Learning Outcomes campus). Presentation Skills IV
degree program who meet the following minimum criteria The goal of the Qatar University Doctor of Pharmacy A minimum of 32 credit hours of Internship courses (off PHAR440 Professional Skills V
will be considered for admission to Qatar University: (PharmD) degree program is to graduate medication campus). PHAR 441 Professional Skills VI
1. For admission as full-time students, applicants must therapy experts. Graduates of the PharmD program will PHAR 446 Rx Elective II
have completed a minimum of a 5-year BSc (Pharm) achieve the following general learning outcomes: Students admitted into the program on part-time basis PHAR 480 Pharmacotherapy III
degree from Qatar University with a minimum cumulative Care Provider - The PharmD student will use their may be required to complete the following additional PHAR 481 Pharmacotherapy IV
grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 out of 4.00. knowledge, skills and professional judgment to provide number of credit hours:

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STUDY PLAN STUDY PLAN FIFTH SEMESTER (18 credit hours)
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) - Full Time Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) - Part Time
Fall PHAR605 Advanced Pharmacy 2
FIRST SEMESTER (18 credit hours) FIRST SEMESTER (4 credit hours) Research, Evaluation and
Presentation Skills I
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
PHAR630 Advanced Professional 4
Fall PHAR605 Advanced Pharmacy 2 Fall PHAR371 Pathophysiology II 1 Practice Internship I
Research, Evaluation and
PHAR381 Pharmacotherapy II 3 PHAR631 Advanced Professional 4
Presentation Skills I
Total 4 Practice Internship II
PHAR630 Advanced Professional 4
Practice Internship I PHAR632 Advanced Professional 4
SECOND SEMESTER (3 credit hours) Practice Internship III
PHAR631 Advanced Professional 4
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs PHAR633 Advanced Professional 4
Practice Internship II
Spring PHAR306 Pharmacy Research 1 Practice Internship IV
PHAR632 Advanced Professional 4
Evaluation and Presenta- Total 18
Practice Internship III
tion Skills II
PHAR633 Advanced Professional 4
PHAR341 Professional Skills IV 2 SIXTH SEMESTER (18 credit hours)
Practice Internship IV
Total 3 Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Total 18
THIRD SEMESTER (8 credit hours) Spring PHAR606 Advanced Pharmacy 2
SECOND SEMESTER (18 credit hours) Research, Evaluation and
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Presentation Skills II
Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Fall PHAR359 Interpretation of 1 PHAR634 Advanced Professional 4
Spring PHAR606 Advanced Pharmacy 2 Laboratory Data I Practice Internship V
Research, Evaluation and PHAR361 Patient Assessment 1
Presentation Skills II PHAR635 Advanced Professional 4
Laboratory I Practice Internship VI
PHAR634 Advanced Professional 4 PHAR480 Pharmacotherapy III 3
Practice Internship V PHAR636 Advanced Professional 4
PHAR440 Professional Skills V 2 Practice Internship VII
PHAR635 Advanced Professional 4
Practice Internship VI PHAR405 Pharmacy Research 1 PHAR637 Advanced Professional 4
Evaluation and Practice Internship VII
PHAR636 Advanced Professional 4 Presentation Skills III
Practice Internship VII Total 18
Total 8
PHAR637 Advanced Professional 4
Practice Internship VII FOURTH SEMESTER (8 credit hours)
Total 18 Term Course # Course Title Cr Hrs
Spring PHAR360 Interpretation of 1
Laboratory Data II
PHAR362 Patient Assessment 1
Laboratory II
PHAR481 Pharmacotherapy IV 3
PHAR441 Professional Skills VI 2
PHAR406 Pharmacy Research 1
Evaluation and
Presentation Skills IV
Total 8

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COLLEGE OF SHARIA AND ISLAMIC STUDIES develop a juristic mind that has the ability to analyse,
criticize and deduce arguments as well as the skills of
College of Sharia and Islamic Studies Building comparison and judicious preference,
Phone: (974) 4403-4416 contribute to research in order to provide practical
Email: ssharia@qu.edu.qa solutions to con temporary issues related to sharia and
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/ar/sharia/index.php juristic disciplines,
provide the society with those in possession of expertise
Dean and competencies in myriad spheres of life for the service
A. Hakeem Yousuf A. Alkhelaifi of Islam and Muslims.

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


Sultan Ibrahim S K Al-Hashmi
Eligible applicants must have:
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 1. Completed a Bachelor degree from the College of
Yousef Mahmood Al-Sidekey Sharia and Islamic Studies at Qatar University with a
minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 or equivalent
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs from a university or college accredited by an international
Muhammad Modassir Ali accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher
Education or equivalent in that country.
DEGREE OFFERINGS 2. Passing the personal interview with the College
Admission Committee with a minimum grade of 75%.
The college of Sharia and Islamic Studies offers the 3. Admission into the program is competitive and
following graduate degree programs: considers the English competencies of applicants.
Masters of Fiqh and Usul Al-Fiqh
Master of Quranic Sciences and Exegesis It is to be noted that applicants admitted to the program
with Bachelor degrees other than in Fiqh and Usul Al-Fiqh
MASTERS OF FIQH AND USUL AL-FIQH are to successfully complete bridge courses as required
by the college admission committee prior to registering in
Head of the Department of Islamic Studies the master level program courses. Students must
Salih K Karim al-Zanki successfully complete all required bridge courses with a
minimum grade of (C+) before registering in the master
About the Program program courses.
This program seeks to prepare graduates carrying a
bachelors degree in Islamic law and Islamic studies All applicants to the Masters of Fiqh and Usul al Fiqh
to become highly proficient and intelligent experts with program are required to submit the following documents to
the requisite skills of research in the field of Islamic the Admissions Department:
Jurisprudence and its principles and also equipped with Complete Online Admissions Application
the characteristic spaciousness of Islamic law. This Final, official and certified university transcripts
would be achieved through an interactive, systematically Health Certificate
progressive and stimulating learning environment, based Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card
on active learning and the integration of technology (Non-Qatari applicants must provide a copy of their
which would link theoretical issues to their practical passport)
applications and would allow the students to deal with Two recent identical passport-size photographs with
the issues of contemporary life objectively depicting white background
the tolerance of the Islam and its comprehensiveness, Application Fees
diversity, openness and culturally interactive nature.
Admission to the Masters in Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Objectives program is offered in the Fall semester only.
The Masters in Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh program aims to For additional information on the program, please see their
assist the student to: website at: http://www.qu.edu.qa/ar/sharia
relate the classic juristic heritage to the contemporary
one thereby enabling them to interact with the original Learning Outcomes
sources of Islamic law and utilize it in dealing with the 1. Offer possible verdicts combining the classic juristic
emerging developments and problems, tradition and modernity and be able to comprehend the

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situation at hand in its general and specific contexts. FIQH 670 Fiqh of Money and Economics STUDY PLAN
2. Produce sound academic papers in the areas of Master of Fiqh and Usul al Fiqh
Jurisprudence and its Principles and the purposes of law. Thesis Requirements (6 CH)
3. Utilize his/her knowledge of jurisprudence, Students must complete the following course: FIRST YEAR (18 credit hours) SECOND YEAR (18 credit hours)
its principles and purposes in setting modern FIQH 680 Thesis Term Course No. Course Title Credit Hours Term Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
contemporary issues in their correct legal framework.
4. Compare between the Islamic legal system and Major Electives (9 CH) FIQH610 Textual Islamic Law
contemporary legal systems in various areas. Students must complete 9 credit hours from the following Study of 3 of Judiciary
5. Propose appropriate solutions to family issues courses: Usul al-Fiqh FIQH 660 and Evidence 3
(Fiqh al-Qada
as well as judicial, economic and financial FIQH 605 The Purposes of Islamic Law
FIQH 640 Research wa al-Ithbaat)
ones; in addition, be capable of addressing FIQH 615 Methodology of Derivation of Legal Opinion Fall
Methodology
Islamic politics and international relations. and Judgment of Fiqh and 3 Contempo-
FIQH 625 Islamic Political System Usul al Fiqh rary Issues
Opportunities FIQH 635 Islamic Law of International Relations Fall FIQH 650 of Islamic 3
Graduates of the Masters of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh FIQH 645 New Issues of Islamic Worship Elective 3 Family Law
program will be suitable for employment in various FIQH 655 Islamic Penal Code and Contemporary Issues
Total 9
positions such as: FIQH 665 Islamic Banking Operations Analogy and
Lecturers and Teaching Assistants in universities. FIQH 675 Textual Study of Fiqh FIQH 630 Themes of 3 Reasoning
FIQH 620 (al-Qiyas wa 3
Researchers in Specialized cultural centers, including the Implications
Al-Jazeera Centre for Strategic Studies. Bridge Course Requirements Package (3-9 CH) (al-Dalalaat) al-Taleel)
Teachers in government and independent schools. Students holding a bachelor degree in disciplines Implications
(al-Dalalaat) Elective 3
Media centers. other than Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh, may be required to
Employees or Consultants in the following Institutions : complete a maximum of three additional bridge courses Spring Total 12
FIQH 670
1. Ministry of Awqaf. as specified by the program admission committee Fiqh of
2. The Supreme Council for Family Affairs. at admission time. The credit hours allocated to Money and Dissertation
Spring FIQH 680 6
3. The Supreme Council of Magistracy. bridge courses are not counted towards satisfying Economics 3 (al-Dalalaat)
4. Islamic banks. the 36 credit hours required by the program. (Fiqh al-Maal
wa alqtisad) Total 6
5. Zakat Fund.
6. It will also provide a solid foundation to those who would
Elective 3
like to pursue doctoral studies.
Total 9

DEGREE REQUIRMENTS

A minimum of 36 credit hours are required to complete the


Master of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
including the following:
A minimum of 21 credit hours of Major Core
Requirements
A minimum of 9 credit hours of Major Electives
A minimum of 6 credit hours in Thesis Requirements
For students holding a baccalaureate degree in a discipline
other than Fiqh and and Usul al-Fiqh, they may be
required to complete additional bridge courses as specified
by the program admission committee at admission time.

Major Core Requirements (21 CH)


Students must complete the following courses:
FIQH 610 Textual Study of Usul Al Fiqh
FIQH 620 Analogy and Reasoning
FIQH 630 Themes of Implications
FIQH 640 Research Methodology of Fiqh and Usul Al Fiqh
FIQH 650 Islamic Law of Judiciary and Evidence
FIQH 660 Contemporary Issues of Islamic Family Law

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MASTER OF QURANIC SCIENCES AND EXEGESIS Opportunities A minimum of 18 credit hours of Major Core Requirements Thesis Requirements (6 CH)
Graduates of the Master of Quranic Sciences and A minimum of 9 credit hours of Major Electives Students must complete the following course:
College of Sharia and Islamic Studies Building Exegesis will be qualified to be employed in the following A minimum of 6 credit hours in Thesis Requirements ISLA 690 Thesis
Email: ssharia@qu.edu.qa positions:
Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/ar/sharia/index.php Ministry of Endowment (al-Awqaf). For students holding a baccalaureate degree in Arabic, in Major Electives (9 CH)
Phone: (974) 4403-4416 Supreme Education Council. Dawaa and Mass communication, or in a related discipline Students must complete 9 credit hours
Lecturers of religious courses. other than Islamic Studies, the following additional from the following courses:
Head of the Department of Islamic Studies International Centre for Interfaith Dialogue. requirement apply: ISLA 606 Textual Studies in the Books of Tafseer
Salih K Karim al-Zanki Assistant lecturers in the universities. Student must complete 12 credit hour in Bridge Course ISLA 607 Quranic Rhetorics
Scientific and research centers. Requirements ISLA 608 Modern Trends of Quranic Exegeses
ABOUT THE PROGRAM Any job vacancy needed for highly qualified candidate in ISLA 609 Ranks of Quranic Exegetes
the field of Quranic Studies. Major Core Requirements (18 CH) ISLA 610 Science of Divine Laws in Nature
This program is a unique religious program in the col- It will also provide a solid foundation to those who like to Students must complete the following courses: ISLA 611 Introduction to the Objectives of al Quran
lege of Sharia and Islamic Studies. It seeks to prepare pursue their doctoral studies. ISLA 600 Analytical Exegeses ISLA 612 Scholarly Responses to Skepticisms about the
graduates carrying Masters degree in Quranic Sciences ISLA 601 Quranic Sciences Noble Quran
and Exegesis to become highly proficient, well equipped, Admission Requirements ISLA 602 Inimitability of al Quran
deeply rooted and intelligent experts with required skills All applicants to the Master of Quranic Sciences and ISLA 603 The Quran and Contemporary Hermeneutics Bridge Course Requirements package (12 CH)
of understanding and research in the field of Quranic Exegesis program who meet the following minimum criteria ISLA 604 Principles of Quranic Exegeses Students holding a bachelor degree in Arabic, in Dawa and
Sciences. and Exegesis This goal would be achieved will be considered for admission to Qatar University: ISLA 605 Research Methodology in Quranic Studies Mass communication, or in a related discipline other
through an interactive, stimulating, cooperative, systematic 1. Completed a Bachelor degree from the College of than Islamic Studies, must complete 12 credit hours in
learning environment, based on active learning, utilizing Sharia and Islamic Studies at Qatar University with Bridge Course Requirements consisting of four courses
recent technology. This program would enable Master stu- a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 or as specified by the program admission committee at
dents in Quranic Sciences and Exegesis and to interpret equivalent from a university or college accredited by an admission time.
and defend the Noble Quran against western classical international accrediting association or by the Ministry STUDY PLAN
and contemporary skepticism and deviated doctrines. of Higher Education or equivalent in that country. Master of Quranic Sciences and Exegesis
2. Passing the personal interview with the College
Objectives. Admission Committee with a minimum grade of 75%.
The Master of Quranic Sciences and Exegesis aims at FIRST YEAR (18 Credit Hours) SECOND YEAR (18 Credit Hours)
3. Admission into the program is competitive and
achieving the following: considers the English competencies of applicants. Term Course No. Course Title Credit Hours Term Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
Deepening skills of research in the field of Quranic
Sciences (Tafseer) and Exegesis (Ulum al-Quran). Fall ISLA604 Principles of 3 Fall ISLA603 The Quran and 3
All applicants to Master of Quranic Sciences and Quranic (Usul Contemporary
Shaping and building active, efficient researchers and Exegesis are required to submit the following al Tafseer) Hermeneutics
scholars to face different social, cultural and scientific documents to the Admission Department: ( Naqd al Qiraat
challenges in the field of Quranic Sciences (Tafseer) and ISLA605 Research 3 al Muasarah
Complete Online Admissions Application Methodology in lil Quran)
Exegesis (Ulum al Quran). Final, official and certified university transcripts. Quranic Studies
Integrating and consolidating between classical Arabic Health Certificate (Usul al Bahth ISLA602 Inimitability 3
of al Quran
and Islamic heritage. Photocopy of the applicants Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari
wa al Tahqiq
fi al Dirasat al (Ijaz al Quran )
Advancing and strengthening comparative studies in the applicants must provide a copy of their passport). Quraniyah)
field of Quranic Sciences (Tafseer) and Exegesis (Ulum al Two recent identical passport-size ISLA601 Quranic Sci- 3
Quran) Elective 3 ences Advanced
photographs with white background (Ulum al Quran
Promoting the dialogue and intercommunication with Application Fees 9 Mutaqaddim)
Total
other human sciences.
Spring ISLA606 Textual Studies 3 Elective 3
Admission to the Master of Quranic Sciences and
Learning Outcomes. Exegesis is offered in the Fall Semester only. For
in the Books of
12
Tafseer ( Dirasat Total
After the completion of the Master level program, the additional information about the program, please see Nassiyyah fi
students will be able: their website at: http://www.qu.edu.qa/ar/sharia Kutub al Tafseer) Spring ISLA690 Thesis 6
Preparing, writing and publishing high quality scholarly works.
ISLA600 Analytical 3
Practicing obtained cognitive skills in serving the Noble DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Advanced
Total 6
Quran. (Tafseer Tahlili
Mastering the skills of the interpretation of the Noble Master in Quranic Sciences and Exegesis