A student holding a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or a qualified senior during the last semester may apply for admission to graduate studies to work toward the non-thesis degree of Master of Engineering, majoring in his or her particular field of engineering. The work in the major field will include one or two written reports (not necessarily involving results of research conducted by the candidate).
The student’s graduate advisor, in consultation with the student, will develop the proposed degree plan. The degree plan must be completed and filed with the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies prior to the deadline imposed by the student’s college, and no later than 90 days prior to the date of the final oral examination. No exceptions are allowed.
This proposed degree plan should be submitted through the online Document Processing Submission System located at ogsdpss.tamu.edu.
Additional course work may be added to the approved degree plan by petition if it is deemed necessary by the graduate advisor to correct deficiencies in the student’s academic preparation. No further changes can be made to the degree plan once the student’s Request for Final Examination or Request for Exemption from Final Examination is approved.
A minimum of 30 semester credit hours of approved courses is required for the Master of Engineering degree.
No specific language requirement exists for the Master of Engineering degree.
The final examination is not to be administered until all other requirements for the degree, including any internship, have been substantially completed.
All degree requirements must be completed within a period of seven consecutive years for the degree to be granted. A course will be considered valid until seven years after the end of the semester in which it is taken. Graduate credit for course work that is more than seven calendar years old at the time of the final examination (oral or written) may not be used to satisfy degree requirements.
Graduate Assistantships and EmploymentMany graduate students at Texas A&M at Qatar are employed as graduate assistants or graduate student workers. Here’s a few terms that help explain.Graduate Assistant (Research) or GAR – works on a faculty research projects.Graduate Assistant (Teaching) or GAT – supports the teaching mission of the university by assisting in lectures or in the teaching labs.Graduate Assistant (Non-Teaching) or GANT – supports the teaching mission of the university by assisting in grading, tutoring, and teaching preparation.Graduate Student Worker – a graduate student may be hired by an academic program or an administrative office on campus, however this is rare.Important Note: Graduate Assistants are required to enroll full-time and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher to keep their assistantship. Full-time is 9 hours in the fall and spring and 6 hours in the summer.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Graduate Assistants are required to enroll full-time and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher to keep their assistantship. Full-time is 9 hours in the fall and spring and 6 hours in the summer.
Assistantships are available to qualified students depending on funding. GARs are selected by faculty members and GATs and GANTs are selected by the academic programs. The Qatar Graduate Studies Office manages the hiring process, ensures adherence to university rules and regulations and prepares the offer letter (or contract). Once the contract is signed by the faculty supervisor, administration and student, the Qatar Graduate Studies Office forwards the Human Resources Services, Finance, Building Operations, and Information Technology offices at the Qatar campus.