Texas A&M at Qatar Graduates 1,000th Engineer

Texas A&M at Qatar graduated its thousandth engineer during the its commencement at Qatar National Convention Center on May 9, 2019.

TAMU-Q graduated 95 students with bachelor’s degrees in chemical, electrical, mechanical, or petroleum energy. 36 of those graduates were female. TAMU-Q also graduated 12 students with Master’s of Science and Master’s of Engineering degrees in chemical engineering. This raises the total number of engineers TAMU-Q has graduated to 1,056. More than 50% of those graduates are non-Qatari citizens.

Texas A&M University awarded His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada an honorary Doctor of Letters degree during the ceremony, in recognition of his accomplishments and support of the university.


HE Dr. Al Sada is Qatar’s former Minister of Energy and Industry and the former chairman of Qatar Petroleum.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this honorary degree from Texas A&M University. This is not only a personal accolade for me but also a tribute to the State of Qatar under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar. Since 2003, I have witnessed the evolution, development and growth of Texas A&M at Qatar as a branch campus of Texas A&M University. It is a matter of pride for all of us to have witnessed the successes and accomplishments of this institution over the past 16 years. The work of Texas A&M at Qatar directly contributes to the pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030, and I applaud this prestigious institution for all it does to make a positive impact on Qatar and throughout the region in the noble cause of education.” – His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada

Other speakers included HE Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, and Saeed Binnoora, a graduate from the class of 2019.

“Qatar is committed to investing in the young generations and this is reflected in the success stories that Education City is witnessing, among them Texas A&M commencement, which I’m honored to speak at today where I would like to congratulate Class of 2019 graduates.” – His Excellency Hassan Al Thawadi

Coinciding with the milestone for Texas A&M at Qatar, the main Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas is also celebrating half a million degrees awarded since its founding in 1876.



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