Posted on May 01, 2016

Continuing its commitment to being the premier provider of engineering education in the State of Qatar, Texas A&M University at Qatar is expecting to award 109 undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering in the branch campus' largest-ever commencement ceremony Thursday (5 May) at 6:30 p.m. in Education City. Of those degrees awarded, 43 will be awarded to Qatari graduates. In addition, Texas A&M at Qatar will graduate its largest batch of master’s candidates, with 20 degrees expected to be awarded to those who have completed the Master of Science or Master of Engineering degree programs in chemical engineering.

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His Excellency the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada is the invited speaker for the ceremony, which will be presided over by Interim Dean Dr. Ann. Kenimer. Texas A&M President Michael K. Young, making his inaugural visit to the branch campus, will also address the students. Former Dean and CEO Dr. Mark H. Weichold, himself a Class of 1978 graduate of Texas A&M University, will be on hand to inaugurate the graduates into the Texas A&M Association of Former Students, an organization that comprises the more than 400,000 graduates of the university and is known worldwide as the Aggie Network.