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Unformatted text preview: 2016-2017 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG TABLE OF CONTENTS President’s Foreword University Leadership Campus Map 9 Academic Calendar University Terminology Disclaimer 6 Organizational Structure Directory Chapter 1 The University Chapter 2 Campus Services Chapter 3 Student Support and Services Chapter 4 Admission Chapter 5 Tuition, Financial Aid, and Academic Scholarships Chapter 6 Academic Integrity Chapter 8 Academic Advising Chapter 7 Academic Policies and Regulations Chapter 9 Colleges and Degrees Chapter 10 Foundation Program Chapter 11 Core Curriculum Chapter 12 Colleges, Academic Departments, and Degrees College of Arts and Sciences 7 11 15 16 17 21 23 28 35 40 49 54 61 74 76 79 84 89 College of Business and Economics College of Education College of Engineering College of Law College of Pharmacy College of Sharia and Islamic Studies College of Medicine Chapter 13 Course Listings 2 3 277 4 5 A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP Welcome to Qatar University. It gives me great pleasure to introduce this document which showcases the exciting program offerings available to students. Using this catalog, you will find a wealth of useful information for guidance as you chart your course of study. The contents of this document highlight the central pillars of Qatar University’s mission, namely the provision of highquality education and the pursuit of an active role in the development of Qatari society. The courses described here have been designed, reviewed and assessed to meet the highest educational standards, with a strong focus on the knowledge and skill-bases needed for a graduate to be competitive in today’s labor market and in graduate education pursuits. The broad range of programs, many of which have attained independent external accreditation from recognized professional associations, has been crafted with a view to cater to the needs of the labor market and the country’s ambitious development course. Over sixty specializations from nine colleges provide a rich array of relevant, useful, and interesting choices. Furthermore, Qatar University boasts a diverse community of faculty and students from the region and beyond, all working together in an atmosphere of tolerance, respect, professionalism, and common purpose. University life offers much more than an education and a path towards a degree. Rather, there is a rich variety of activities, student life programs, and services, of which I hope you will take advantage. Together, the academic and student life teams work to support you and to give you, the student, a comprehensive and well-rounded experience at QU as a first step in the process of life-long learning and growth. I hope you will take full advantage of this catalog to learn all about the University and its programs and services, which are designed to serve its students. We are all here to help on your journey, and I wish you a rich and rewarding experience ahead. Hassan Rashid Al-Derham President, Qatar University Dr. Hassan Rashid Al-Derham President, Qatar University Ex-officio Board of Regents The Board of Regents is the highest level of authority at Qatar University, overseeing all its policies and operations. The Board is responsible for approving the university’s annual budget and any major changes in university policy, degree programs and other administrative and logistic arrangements. General Secretary Dr. Ibrahim Abdulla I Al-Ansari Secretary General, QU Board of Regents President Dr. Hassan Rashid Al-Derham Qatar University’s 6th President, Dr. Hassan Rashid AlDerham is recognized for playing a major role in advancing research activity at both university and national levels. Chair H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Thani Deputy Emir Dr. Al-Derham assumed the position of President on 15 June 2015. He was previously Vice-President for Research from 2007, during which he guided QU to its current position as leader of research excellence in the GCC region, which was enhanced by its continuous success in winning the largest percentage of grants in the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) and Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) under the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). Vice Chair H.E. Sheikh Dr Abdullah Bin Ali Al-Thani Managing Director, Qatar Center of Leadership and Vice Chairman of Board of Regents and CEO Board Members H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Thani Chair He also served in several earlier roles at QU, including Associate VP for Research and Head of Civil Engineering at the College of Engineering. H.E. Sheikh Dr. Abdullah Bin Ali Al-Thani Vice Chair H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Bin Jasem Bin Mohammad Al-Thani Minister of Economy and Commerce Member He holds a PhD and Post-Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management from University of Glamorgan (currently University of South Wales), UK which followed obtaining a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech, USA. His undergraduate is in Architectural Engineering from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University, USA. H.E. Dr. Hessa Sultan Jaber Minister of Communication and Information Technology Member H.E. Dr. Saleh Mohammad Al-Nabet Minister of Development Planning and Statistics Member During his term as VP for Research, Dr. Al-Derham successfully developed and implemented the organization’s research policies, procedures, and priorities, as well as an ambitious research road map fielding strategic national priorities. H.E. Dr. Mohammad Abdul Wahid Al-Hamadi Minister of Education and Higher Education and Secretary General, Supreme Education Council Member Additionally, under his leadership, several research centers 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 Research Complex. H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qasim Al-Thani Chairman, Qatari Businessmen Association Member H.E. Sheikh Dr. Khalid Bin Thani Bin Abdullah Al-Thani Chairman and Managing Director, Qatar International Islamic Bank Member 6 Dr. Al-Derham’s research interests include construction productivity, project optimization, legal contracts and procurement. In 2009, along with his research team, he won Best Paper of the Year in ASCE Journal of 7 Construction Engineering and Management. He is also a member of several professional international societies and organizations. The VP for Student Affairs is responsible for the general supervision of Student Affairs Sector at Qatar University, including the functions of admission, registration, student life and services, campus activities, and student development and success. Dr. Khalid Mohamed Al-Khanji held the position of Vice President for Student Affairs at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in 2012 where he monitored and oversaw student affairs administration, including recruitment, admissions and registration, student housing as well as certain aspects of student life. He held the position of senior consultant in the Corporate Development Bureau of Aljazeera Network, and before that, was the Director of the Student Counselling Center at Qatar University where he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychological Sciences. Dr. Al-Khanji received his bachelor degree in Education from Qatar University, masters in Counseling and Human Resource Development from University of Colorado at Denver, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University, and an MBA from London Business School. He has extensive experience in higher education, student affairs, strategy development and management, corporate and organizational development, human resource development coaching, training and counseling. Vice Presidents Dr Khalid Al-Khater Vice President and Chief Financial Officer The VP and CFO is responsible for the general supervision of QU’s administrative and financial affairs. Dr. Al-Khater received his Bachelor degree in Accounting from Qatar University, MBA-Accounting from Saint Louis University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting from Dundee University. He has served as the Acting Dean of College of Business and Economics from 2003 to 2005, as the Director of the MBA program from 2003 to 2005, and as the Vice Dean from 2000 to 2005. He is currently the Dean of Academic Affairs at Ahmed bin Mohamed Military College. He received the State Incentive Award in 2012 in the field of accounting. He has participated in many committees at Qatar University. Dr. Al-Khater’s research focuses on accounting development in Qatar and he conducts seminars and workshops on a variety of accounting topics and education. Dr. Al-Khater is an active member in some professional accounting associations such as the Qatari Public Accounting Association, American Accounting Association, Scientific Accounting Association and the GCC Accounting & Auditing Organization. Professor Mariam Al-Ali Al-Maadeed Vice President for Research & Graduate Studies Prof. Mariam Al-Ali Al-Maadeed was the Director of the Center for Advanced Materials at Qatar University (QU) and Founder Coordinator of the master’s program in Materials Science and Technology at QU. She received a doctorate in physics (Materials Science) from the University of Alexandria, Egypt in 2001, and joined the Department of Physics at the QU in the same year. Prof. Al-Maadeed has much experience and international recognition in the field of polymers and characterization, as well as in the field of nanocomposites technologies, and nanotechnology expertise. She has more than 120 research papers in international journals and conferences, in addition to a series of book chapters, books and patents. Prof. Al-Maadeed has received many research grants, and she is the lead principal investigator in several projects with a number of universities and institutions around the globe, and with national and international companies. She is an active member of distinguished associations in the field of science and administration. Dr Mazen O Hasna Vice President and Chief Academic Officer The VP and CAO is responsible for the general supervision of all QU academic programs, research, continuing education and libraries. In February 2013, Dr Hasna was appointed to his current position following his successful tenure as Dean College of Engineering (CENG). He earlier held the positions at the College of Assistant Professor, and later, Head Electrical Engineering Department and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Dr Hasna received his BSc degree in 1994 from Qatar University, an MSc from the University of Southern California in 1998, and a PhD in 2003 from the University of Minnesota, all in Electrical Engineering, majoring in communications engineering. . She has taught several courses at the graduate and postgraduate level in addition to supervising many graduate dissertations at Qatar University and other international Universities. Prof. Al-Maadeed gave many consultations and presented several workshops for Dr Khalid Al-Khanji Vice President for Student Affairs 8 a variety of organizations throughout industries, the ministries and society. She chaired several conferences, was invited as keynote speaker to several international conferences and was member of several committees in the country and abroad. Prof. Al-Maadeed has also worked as a reviewer for many scientific journals and conferences. research. He is currently the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the World Values Survey Association, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committees of the Arab Barometer initiative and the European University Institute. Dr Egon Toft Vice President for Medicine and Health Among the awards received by Prof. Al-Maadeed are the State Prize in Physics in 2010, Plastic Excellence Award from the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association in 2014, and Leadership Excellence Award for Women from the Conference and Exhibition of Engineering for the Middle East in 2015. She is also a leading member of the Albairaq team, having won the World Innovation Summit for Education Award (WISE) in 2015. Dr. Toft brings to Qatar University valuable experience in the establishment and leadership of colleges of medicine. He held the position of Founding Dean of the College of Medicine at Aalborg University from 2010 to 2014 (the newest medical school in Denmark). He was also Associate Dean at the College of Engineering, Science and Medicine at the same university, where he established the Medicine track with Industrial Specialization (2006), Sports Science program (2007) and a Master of Clinical Science and Technology program (2008). Dr Darwish Abdulrahman H Al-Emadi Chief Strategy and Development Officer Dr. Darwish Alemadi’s career in higher education spans over three decades spent mostly at Qatar University in a variety of academic leadership positions. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, with a Ph.D. in Linguistics in 1986, Dr. Alemadi was appointed Assistant Professor (1986) and subsequently Associate Professor (1992) in the Department of English and Modern European Languages. During that time, Dr. Alemadi also assumed a number of senior academic leadership roles at Qatar University, including Vice Dean (1992-2000) and Dean (1995-2000) of the College of Science and Humanities and Dean of the Graduate School (2000-2003). It was during his tenure that the first graduate program was launched at Qatar University, the Master in Business Administration (MBA) in 2002. In 2008, Dr. Darwish became the founding Director of the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute at Qatar University, a thriving research center with a mandate to conduct high quality academic surveys in areas of interest to Qatari society. In 2014, he assumed the position of Associate Vice President for Research Operations overseeing the operation of five research centers. In 2015 Dr. Alemadi was appointed Acting Vice President for Research at Qatar University. In 2016 Dr. Alemadi has been appointed as Chief Strategy and Development Officer. Beyond Qatar University, Dr. Alemadi was the Director of the Education Institute at the then-newly established Supreme Education Council between 2003 and 2004, where his tenure saw the growth of the Education Institute into a 200 employee-strong organization with several departments. Dr. Alemadi’s research interests, publications, and conference presentations reflect his interest in sociolinguistics, and more recently in the area of survey He played a leadership role in Aalborg University Hospital since 1996, most importantly as the Head of the Research School in Health Technology. As Founding Dean, he established a case‐based bachelor’s degree program with an integrated curriculum and clinical placements beginning from the first semester, and a case‐based, problem‐based 3‐year master’s degree program. Dr. Toft is a qualified specialist in cardiology (1994) and also holds a PhD (Dr. Med. Sci., 1995) from Copenhagen University. 9 College of Sharia & Islamic Studies College of Pharmacy College of Law Road Safety Studies Center Qatar Mobility Innovations Center Laboratory Animal Research Center Career Services Gas Processing Center Environmental Sciences Center Learning Support Student Services Student Counseling Central Laboratories Biomedical Research Center Student Activities Center for Advanced Materials Registration Office of Academic Research Admission College of Education College of Business & Economics College of Arts & Sciences College of Medicine Colleges Honors Program Information Technology Foundation Program Core Curriculum Program Business Operations Libraries Continuing Education Academic & Programs Learning Outcome Assessment Housing Procurement Scholarships & Partnerships Faculty & Instructional Development Academic Council Human Resources College of Engineering Institutional Effectiveness Finance Vice President for Research Vice President for Student Affairs Vice President for Institutional Planning & Development Vice President and Cheif Financial Officer External Relations Legal Affairs Vice President and Cheif Academic Officer Vice President for Medical Education Faculty Senate Social & Economic Survey Research Institute Executive Management Committee (EMC) PRESIDENT BOARD OF REGENTS Internal Audit ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE QATAR UNIVERSITY - ORGANIZATION CHART 10 DIRECTORY Offices Number Email Qatar University Main Line 44033333 [email protected] SESRI Call Centre 44033030 [email protected] Talabati Services 44035555 [email protected] Emergency Services 44036666 BOD Helpdesk 44033636 [email protected] Student Call Center 44034444 [email protected] Academic Programs and Learning Outcome Assessment 44034007 [email protected] Admissions Department 44033737 [email protected] Admission Section 44033733/3741 [email protected] Graduate Admission Section 44033750 [email protected] Recruitment & Orientation Section 44033751/2752 [email protected] Scholarships Section 44033747/3748 [email protected] Transfers Section 44033744/3745 [email protected] Alumni Relations Section 44033059/3071 [email protected] AVP for Facilities & Information Technology 44033107 [email protected] AVP for Faculty Affairs 44036300 AVP for Student Life & Services 44037900 [email protected] AVP for Admissions and Enrollment Management 44035902 [email protected] AVP for Student Success and Development office 44033882 [email protected] Academic Advising Center 44033875 [email protected] Career Services Center 44033883 [email protected] Student Learning Support Center 44033870 [email protected] Student Counseling Center 44033755 [email protected] Inclusion and Special Needs Support Center 44035106/3854 [email protected] Business Operation Department 44033500 [email protected] Central Laboratory Unit 44033927 [email protected] 11 College of Arts & Science 44034500 [email protected] Department of Islamic Studies 44034470 [email protected] Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Program 44034584 [email protected] College of Medicine 44037800 [email protected] Department of Arabic Language 44034820 [email protected] Environmental Studies Center 44033939 [email protected] Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences 44034530 [email protected] Enrollment Services One Stop Section 44037979 [email protected] Department of Chemistry & Earth Sciences 44034650 [email protected] External Relations Department 44033050 [email protected] Department of English Literature and Linguistics 44034900 [email protected] Faculty Senate 44034018 [email protected] Department of Health Sciences 44034800 [email protected] Finance Department 44033111 [email protected] Department of Humanities 44034700 [email protected] Fire Emergency 44033999 Department of International Affairs 44034957/4941 [email protected] Food & Catreing Services 44033865 Department of Mass Communication & Information Science 44034860 [email protected] qu.edu.qa Gas Processing Center 44034370 [email protected] Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics 44034600 [email protected] Health Clinic 44033285 [email protected] Department of Psychological Sciences 44035200 [email protected] Health Emergency 44035050 [email protected] Department of Social Sciences 44034750 [email protected] Housing Department 44033160 [email protected] Sports Science Program 44034960 [email protected] Human Resources Department 44033240 [email protected] College of Business & Economics 44035000 [email protected] Human Resources Helpdesk 44033366 [email protected] Department of Accounting and Information Systems Continuing Education Office 4403-3925 [email protected] 44035051 [email protected] Core Curriculum Program 44034043/4044 [email protected] Department of Finance and Economics 44035080 [email protected] ...
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