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Table of Contents

1 Welcome from the Dean 2 About the College

I. II. III. Vision of the College Mission of the College Strategic Objectives of the College

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III. IV. V. VI. I. II. III. IV. V. VI.

Degree Opportunities Degree Requirements Study Plan- Thesis Option Study Plan- Project Option

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3 College Advisory Board 4 College Administrators 5 Master Programs

I. II. III. IV. V. VI. 5.1 Master of Science in Computing Program Objectives Program Outcomes Degree Opportunities Degree Requirements Study Plan ­ Thesis Option Study Plan ­ Project Option

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5.4 Master of Urban Planning and Design Program Objectives Program Outcomes Degree Opportunities Degree Requirements Study Plan ­ Urban Planning Concentration Study Plan ­ Urban Design Concentration

6 Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering

I. II. III. IV. Program Objectives Program Outcomes Degree Requirements Study Plan

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5.2 Master of Science in Engineering Management I. Program Objective II. III. IV. V. VI. Program Outcomes Degree Opportunities Degree Requirements Study Plan ­ Thesis Option Study Plan ­ Project Option

7 Course Descriptions

7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Master of Urban Planning and Design Master of Science in Engineering Management Master of Science in Computing Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering

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5.3 Master of Science in Environmental Engineering I. Program Objectives II. Program Outcomes

8 Guidelines for the Thesis Preparation and Submission

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Welcome from the Dean

The college of engineering at Qatar University (QU) was established in 1980 with four programs and less than 50 students. Over the years, the college has grown to become a leading college at QU with 8 undergraduate programs, 4 master programs, a PhD program and more than 1500 students, at least 100 of which are pursuing graduate studies. Qatar National Vision 2030 calls for the conversion to knowledge based economy (KBE). The essence of a KBE is research and development, and the increased focus on innovations and entrepreneurship. Hence, and on the national level, 2.8% of the GDP is pledged to support research towards achieving the KBE and consequently the vision. In response to this, and in line with the national vision, the college of engineering has started its vertical expansion by establishing master and PhD programs that cover all traditional engineering, computing, architecture, and urban planning programs as well as interdisciplinary ones. Building research capacity and local knowhow cannot be accomplished without having graduate programs. Our graduate programs are tailored towards helping working professionals to advance their knowledge and to gain research skills. The programs offer two tracks to cater for those who want to focus on the professional track by pursuing an applied project related to their field of work. The PhD program, the first of its kind in Qatar, is tailored to boost the research capacity in the college, and to help advancing the knowledge in Qatar and beyond. We hope that this catalogue gives our current and prospective students all the information about our different graduate programs as well as any other information related to students` life at QU.

Welcome to QU College of engineering

Dr. Mazen Hasna

Dean

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About the College

I. Vision of the College

The College of Engineering will be recognized in the region for its outstanding education, research and community engagement, and for the quality of its socially responsible graduates.

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Mission of the College

The mission of the College of Engineering is to prepare globally competent and socially responsible graduates by providing high quality education. The College through its quality programs and partnerships fosters research and scholarly endeavors that advance knowledge and contribute to the welfare of the country.

III.

The College of Engineering, established 1980, serves the State of Qatar by preparing its graduates to carry out their responsibilities taking into consideration our Islamic and Arabic heritage in an industrialized world with a great number of challenging problems. We prompt graduates to be independent thinkers, articulate, encouraged to question issues and resolve problems. The academic programs offered at the College of Engineering at Qatar University were among the first in the region to achieve "Substantial Equivalency" recognition from ABET under the EC2000 accreditation criteria. Currently, all engineering programs as well as the computer science program are accredited by ABET. Our newly established Architecture program is currently in the process of applying to get accreditation from NAAB.

Strategic Objectives of the College

Prepare globally competent and socially responsible graduates by providing quality education. Establish effective partnerships that can add value and contribute to college programs. Foster research and scholarly endeavors that advance knowledge. Contribute to the welfare of the country Create an enriching supportive working environment for the college community

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

College Advisory Board

Name Title, Company

Director General (DG ), Al Jazeera Network President, Ashghal Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, QAPCO Operation Group Manager, RaGas General Manager, Microsoft Director of Transportation Planning & Infrastructure, Dept., Urban Planning & Development Authority Chief Executive Manager, Qtel Chairman, Energy & Industry Sector. Strategic Qatarization Plan Steering, QP Manager - Oil & Gas Surface Development, QP Director, Dept. of Water Management, Ministry of Environment President, Kahramaa CEO, Qatalum Deputy Managing Director, Maersk Oil Qatar CEO, Msheireb Properties CEO, Arabic Engineering Bureau Chairman, Qatar Society of Engineers Member

Sh. Ahmed Ben Jassim Al-Thani Nasser Ali Al-Mawlawi Dr. Mohammed Yousef Al-Mulla Mr. Hamad Al Muhannadi Mr. Mohammed Hamoudi Mr. Mohammed Abdah

Dr. Nasser Abdullah Maarefia Abu Bakr Al Saiari Mr. Mohammed Al Marri Mr. Yousef Al-Hamar Eng. Essa Al Kuwari Mr. Tom Petter Johansen Sh. Faisal F.J. Al-Thani Eng. Issa Al-Muhannadi Architect. Ibrahim Jaida Eng. Ahmed Jolo Issa Rashid Al-Kaabi

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College Administrators

Name

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Mazen Hasna Abdel Magid Hamouda Qutaibah Malluhi Farid Benyahia Saud Ghani Saleh Mubarak Mohieddine Benammar Ashraf M. Salama Ramazan Kahraman

Position

Dean Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Head, Department of Computer Science & Engineering Head, Department of Chemical Engineering Head, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Head, Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering Head, Department of Electrical Engineering. Head, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning Head, College of Engineering Requirements Unit Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

10. Waled Abdulla Mukahal

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Master Programs

5.1 Master of Science in Computing

The Master of Science in Computing program offers students with an

opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of advanced computing topics that enable them to apply information and communication technologies to real world business opportunities and challenges. The program covers a wide range of courses such as data mining, wireless networking, service oriented computing, advanced databases, computer security, project management, semantic Web etc. This graduate program in computing also offers continuing education opportunity to bachelor degree holders from other disciplines with noncomputing exposure to redirect their career towards computing. In order to make the program more flexible for working professionals, the program offers all classes during evening ­after 5 pm. In addition, the course attendance is compacted into one-day-one-course` per week to fit around busy work and family schedules of the students. The program requires the student to complete total 31 credit hours either as a full time or a part time study. The normal duration of full-time study is two years.

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The program is aimed at professionals as well as fresh graduates who would like to advance their knowledge in computing to gain a competitive advantage which is essential in the current growing and dynamic environments of the computing profession. The program focuses on applied` rather than theory` aspects of computing, and stresses on applications of computing without neglecting research orientation. The research option provides students with the possibility to pursue further study such as doctoral degree in computing in the future.

Phone: (974) 4403-4123 / 44034303 / 44034122 E-mail: [email protected] Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/computer/ms/

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Program Objectives

III.

Degree Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be able to fulfill some of the following objectives: 1. Establish successful computing careers in industry or government that will advance the economic development of the country and the region. 2. Serve industry or government by providing solutions to interdisciplinary, open-ended, and optimization problems. 3. Contribute effectively to the computing profession by fostering effective interaction with colleagues, by using ethical practices and communication skills, and by pursuing further education through lifelong learning. 4. Excel in careers due to the knowledge received as graduates of the Computing program. 5. Meet the changing needs of a knowledge-based economy by adapting and responding to changes in the constantly evolving computing field. 6. Prepare themselves for research, teaching and further graduate studies in computing.

Graduates of this program would be able to upgrade their knowledge with the latest advances in computing technologies. The program would also assist them to enhance and consolidate their existing computing knowledge. Currently the program offers two concentration areas: network systems and information sciences. The program also offers flexibility in the choice of a thesis or a project. Graduates of the Master of Science in Computing program would find themselves suitable in a variety of job environments such as academia, research, industry, government and private organizations. The program could help graduates to pursue a wide range of higher level jobs in computing related disciplines such as project manager, research associate, network systems designer, IT security officer, database administrator, IT manager etc.

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Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Computing degree requires a minimum of 31 credit hours of graduate-level course work for the thesis or the project options which includes the following: For the thesis option, the coursework must include: A minimum of 10 credit hours of core courses. A minimum of 9 credit hours of major electives. A minimum of 6 credit hours of free electives. A minimum of 6 credit hours of master thesis. For the project option, the coursework must include: A minimum of 10 credit hours of core courses. A minimum of 9 credit hours of major electives A minimum of 9 credit hours of free electives A minimum of 3 credit hours of master project. Comprehensive exam.

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Program Outcomes

At the completion of Master of Science in Computing, the student will be able to: 1. Conduct independent research or manage a project under supervision in the field of computing. 2. Analyze, assimilate and produce highly technical material in computing. 3. Recognize professional computing practices in the context of global, economic, environmental, and societal realities as well as other contemporary issues. 4. Design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component to meet desired needs. 5. Engage in self-directed lifelong learning.

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Core Courses (10 Credit Hours)

The following courses must be completed by all students: CMPT 506 CMPT 507 CMPT 508 CMPT 509 Advanced Database Systems (3CH) Advanced Operating Systems (3CH) Advanced Architecture and Design of Computer Systems (3CH) Seminar in Computing (1CH)

CMPT 543 CMPT 544 CMPT 546 CMPT 583

Wireless Systems (3CH) Service Oriented Computing (3CH) Telecommunications Policies and Regulations (3CH) Special Topics in Network (3CH)

Thesis or Project

Students must choose one of the following options by the end of the second semester of their study: CMPT 591 Master Project (3CH) CMPT 595 Master Thesis (6CH)

Major Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours of major electives in one of the two concentrations: Information Sciences or Network Systems

Free Electives

Students must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of free elective courses for the thesis option or 9 credit hours of free elective courses for the project option selected from the following list: CMPT 545 CMPT 561 CMPT 563 CMPT 564 CMPT 567 CMPT 568 CMPT 569 CMPT 570 CMPT 571 CMPT 581 Simulation and Computer Network Analysis (3CH) Web Development (3CH) Data Mining (3CH) Storage Area Networks (3CH) Wide Area Digital Networking (3CH) Telecommunications Management (3CH) Project Management (3CH) Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (3CH) Advanced Algorithm Design and Analysis (3CH) Special Topics in Computing (3CH)

Information Sciences Concentration

Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours in courses selected from the following list: CMPT 521 CMPT 522 CMPT 523 CMPT 524 CMPT 526 CMPT 582 Information Retrieval (3CH) Human Computer Interaction (3CH) Distributed Systems (3CH) Semantic Web (3CH) Systems Development (3CH) Special Topics in Information Science (3CH)

Network Systems Concentration

Students must complete 9 credit hours in courses selected from the following list: CMPT 541 CMPT 542 Advanced Computer Networks (3CH) Computer Security (3CH)

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Study Plan ­ Thesis Option

Term Course no CMPT 506 CMPT 508 Fall CMPT xxx

Semester 1 (9 credit hours) Course Name Advanced Database Systems Advanced Architecture and Design of Computer Systems Free Elective I Cr. Hrs. 3 3

Term Course no CMPT 507 CMPT 509 Fall 3 CMPT xxx CMPT xxx

Semester 2 (10 credit hours)) Course Name Advanced Operating Systems Seminar in Computing Major Elective I Free Elective II Total Cr. Hrs. 3 1 3 3 10

Total Term Course no CMPT 595 Fall CMPT xxx CMPT xxx Semester 3 (9 credit hours) Course Name Master Thesis Major Elective II Major Elective III Total

9 Term Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3 9 Spring Course no CMPT 595

Semester 4 (3 credit hours) Course Name Master Thesis Cr. Hrs. 3

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Study Plan ­ Project Option

Term Course no CMPT 506 CMPT 508 Fall CMPT xxx

Semester 1 (9 credit hours) Course Name Advanced Database Systems Advanced Architecture and Design of Computer Systems Free Elective I Cr. Hrs. 3 3

Term Course no CMPT 507 CMPT 509 Fall 3 CMPT xxx CMPT xxx

Semester 2 (10 credit hours)) Course Name Advanced Operating Systems Seminar in Computing Major Elective I Free Elective II Total Cr. Hrs. 3 1 3 3 10

Total Term Course no CMPT xxx Fall CMPT xxx CMPT xxx Semester 3 (9 credit hours) Course Name Free Elective III Major Elective II Major Elective III Total

9 Term Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3 9 Spring Course no CMPT 591

Semester 4 (3 credit hours) Course Name Master Project Cr. Hrs. 3

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Master of Science in Engineering Management

technology enterprise. The world trend in graduate education suggests that MBA and EM programs are not supplementary but complementary to each other. There are many universities in the Gulf Region and around the globe offer both programs separately.

This Engineering Management (EM) program is designed to prepare

professionals for the Qatari industrial world at levels higher than those requiring an undergraduate degree, and at the same time it will prepare them for doing advanced research. The program is fundamentally different from MBAs. MBA programs are designed to help prepare people for management roles while focusing on general business and managerial aspects rather than leveraging the technical background. However, in today's world, corporations also demand managers with strong technical backgrounds. The structure of the Engineering Management program is unique as it helps the engineers become a more effective technical specialist and strengthens its ability to lead people and projects. As a specialist, the engineer becomes more effective through understanding how his or her engineering skills can best support the goals of the organization and its customers. In addition, the trained engineering manager becomes uniquely qualified for two types of positions: management of technical functions and the management of broader functions in the high-

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Program Objective

III.

Degree Opportunities

Qatar`s growing economy requires capable managers with solid technical skills. Engineering Management program will help engineers improve their managerial skills and aim the ability to scientifically oversee the managerial functions in various areas including infrastructure, construction, petrochemicals, utilities, power, and service industries.

Graduates of this program will be able to fulfill some of the following objectives: 1. Graduates of the Engineering Management program will be able to fulfill most of the following objectives 2. Establish a successful engineering management careers in industry or government that will help in advancing the development of the state of Qatar and gulf region 3. Establish in-depth proficiency in engineering management fields relevant to local and regional industry. 4. Develop competitive skills in problem solving techniques, interdisciplinary teamwork and critical analysis of engineering management problems. 5. Develop profound understanding of environmental, societal, global economic and technological aspects to meet the changing needs of a knowledge-based economy by adapting and responding to changes.

II.

Program Outcomes

On completion of the master program, graduates will: 1. Be able to determine the engineering management variables of interest and processes to manage engineering alternatives. 2. Be able to assess the economic, social and environmental requirements, needs and constraints of the system and its impact on the society. 3. Have the ability to manage and administer large technical engineering projects, budgets and existing setups effectively 4. Be able to use computational tools and management software and theories for finding analytical solutions to problems necessary for the practice of engineering management. 5. Have the ability to apply behavioral principles connected with awareness, communication, productivity, organizational change, and leadership keeping in mind the changing nature of business strategy and economic analysis needs

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Degree Requirements

Major Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of the four concentrations keeping in mind the availability of faculty in the department. Out of the four concentrations, students must take at least three courses from one of the following four concentrations and one course from other three remaining concentrations.

The Master of Science in Engineering Management degree requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of graduate-level course work for the thesis or the project options. The students with the Project option should pass a comprehensive exam. For the thesis option, the coursework must include: A minimum of 18 credit hours of the core courses. A minimum of 12 credit hours of the major electives. A minimum of 6 credit hours of master thesis. For the project option, the coursework must include: A minimum of 18 credit hours of the core courses. A minimum of 12 credit hours of the major electives. A minimum of 3 credit hours of the free elective courses. A minimum of 3 credit hours of the master project. Comprehensive exam. Students who did not take Operations Research or an equivalent course in their prior studies, should take EMP 501 Operations Research as the bridge course to the Engineering Management Program. This course is a Pass/Fail course and has zero credit hours.

Logistics and Supply Chain Concentration

EMP 511 EMP 512 EMP 513 EMP 514 EMP 515 Physical Distribution Management (3CH) Procurement Management (3CH) Suppliers Management (3CH) Supply Chain Management (3CH) Materials and Logistics Management (3CH)

Operation Concentration

EMP 521 EMP 522 EMP 523 EMP 524 EMP 525 EMP 526 Facility Planning and Layout (3CH) Service Operations Management (3CH) Six Sigma and Strategic Quality Management (3CH) Systems Analysis and Design (3CH) Manufacturing and Enterprise Resource Planning (3CH) Innovation and Technology Management (3CH)

Core Courses (18 Credit Hours)

The following courses must be completed by all students: EMP 503 EMP 504 EMP 505 EMP 506 EMP 507 EMP 508 Business Fundamentals for Engineering Managers (3CH) Process Improvement Techniques (3CH) Project Management (3CH) Production and Operations Management (3CH) Enterprise Information Analysis and Business Applications (3CH) Decision Techniques and Data Analysis (3CH)

Construction Concentration

EMP 531 EMP 532 EMP 533 EMP 534 EMP 535 EMP 536 EMP 537 Construction Engineering Management (3CH) Estimating and Financial Analysis for Construction (3CH) Construction Equipment Management (3CH) Construction Contracts and Legal Concepts in Construction (3CH) Concrete Formwork Design (3CH) Project Planning, Scheduling and Control (3CH) Engineering and Construction Materials and Methods (3CH)

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Energy and Utilities Concentration

EMP 541 EMP 543 EMP 544 EMP 545 EMP 546 EMP 541 EMP 543 EMP 544 EMP 545 EMP 546 EMP 537 EMP 536 Energy Management (3CH) Risk Management in Energy Industries (3CH) Power System Restructuring (3CH) Electrical Power Engineering with Business (3CH) Maintenance Management for Utilities and Services (3CH) Energy Management (3CH) Risk Management in Energy Industries (3CH) Power System Restructuring (3CH) Electrical Power Engineering with Business (3CH) Maintenance Management for Utilities and Services (3CH) Engineering and Construction Materials and Methods (3CH) Project Planning, Scheduling and Control (3CH)

Free Electives

For the project option student concentrating in one concentration may take elective course in the other concentrations.

Thesis or Project

EMP 591 EMP 595 EMP 596 Master Project (3CH) Master Thesis I (3CH) Master Thesis II (3CH)

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Study Plan ­ Thesis Option

Term Course no EMP 503 Fall EMP 504 EMP 507

Semester 1 (9 credit hours) Course Name Business Fundamentals for Engineering Managers Process Improvement Techniques Enterprise Information Analysis and Business Applications Total Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3 9

Term Course no EMP 505 Spring EMP 506 EMP 508

Semester 2 (9 credit hours) Course Name Project Management Production and Operations Management Decision Techniques and Data Analysis Total Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3 9

Term

Semester 3 (9 credit hours) Course no EMP xxx Course Name Major Elective I Major Elective II Master Thesis I Total Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3 9

Term Course no EMP xxx Spring EMP xxx EMP 596

Semester 4 (9 credit hours) Course Name Major Elective III Major Elective IV Master Thesis II Total Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3 9

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EMP xxx EMP 595

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Study Plan ­ Project Option

Term Course no EMP 503 Fall EMP 504 EMP 507

Semester 1 (9 credit hours) Course Name Business Fundamentals for Engineering Managers Process Improvement Techniques Enterprise Information Analysis and Business Applications Total Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3 9

Term Course no EMP 505 EMP 506 Spring EMP 508

Semester 2 (9 credit hours) Course Name Project Management Production and Operations Management Decision Techniques and Data Analysis Total Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3 9

Term Course no EMP xxx Fall EMP xxx EMP xxx

Semester 3 (9 credit hours) Course Name Major Elective I Major Elective II Free Elective III Total Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3 9

Term Course no EMP xxx Spring EMP xxx EMP 591

Semester 4 (9 credit hours) Course Name Major Elective IV Major Elective V Master Project Total Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3 9

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5.3 Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

universities are just some of the organizations that employ environmental engineers.

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The program is designed to suit engineering and suitably qualified science graduates who are seeking a formal qualification that will equip them to work in and contribute to this fast developing field. A distinctive feature of this program is that it is highly topical. Therefore, students on this program will have challenging 'real world' issues to study 'on the door step' of the University. The real-world input (arising from the pressing needs of local industry) ensures that the curriculum is relevant to Qatar sustainable development as well as the industry's needs and assist with future employment of the program`s graduates. Environmental engineers develop sustainable solutions to environmental problems. Environmental engineers protect the environment, improve water quality, and are essential in planning, designing and constructing water and wastewater treatment plants, solid waste disposal systems, site remediation approaches and emission control measures. In addition, new environmental challenges provide new opportunities for environmental engineers to solve global problems. Successful response to the impacts of global climate change, fast-moving introduction of sustainable development practices in industry, and greener operations will require the skills of environmental engineers. Major corporations, government agencies, private consulting and construction firms, and Phone: (974) 44034123 / 44034303 / 44034122 E-mail: [email protected] Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/chemical/program/EEMP/index.pp

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Program Objectives

III.

Degree Opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Environmental Engineering program will: 1. Contribute to sustainable development in their respective employment sectors such as industry and governmental agencies; 2. Take an active role in their continuous professional development to enable the state of Qatar to build the knowledge-based economy emphasized in QNV2030; 3. Promote ethical and professional standards in their careers with respect to the duty of care towards the environment and sustainable development. 4. Contribute to environmental, societal, economic and technological needs to address the challenges of the knowledge-based economy.

Environmental engineering training offers the graduates opportunities to work in several domains of environmental protection. Environmental engineering training offers the graduate opportunities to work in any aspect of environmental protection. The major areas include air pollution control, industrial hygiene, hazardous waste management, toxic materials control, water supply, wastewater management, storm water management, solid waste disposal, public health, and land management. Within each of these major categories are many subspecialties. The degree will enhance prospects for potential employment in Governmental bodies (Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Works), national and international industries located in and outside Qatar as well as service and utility providers among others. Also, potential employment opportunities exist in consulting companies as well as in research institutions.

II.

Program Outcomes

On completion of the master program, graduates will able to: 1. Apply knowledge of biological science, chemistry, physics, mathematics; statistics, mass, energy and mass conservation and transport principles needed to understand and solve environmental engineering problems 2. Design and conduct experiments necessary to gather data and create information for use in analysis and design 3. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills essential for professional practice of environmental engineering 4. Predict and determine fate and transport of substances in and among air, water and soil phases as well as in engineered systems 5. Gain knowledge on globalization and other contemporary issues necessary to understand the impact of environmental engineering solutions in a global, societal, and environmental context

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Degree Requirements

Major Electives

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of Major elective courses for the thesis option or 14 credit hours of Major elective courses for the project option selected from the following list: EEMP 521 EEMP 522 EEMP 523 EEMP 524 EEMP 525 EEMP 526 EEMP 527 EEMP 528 EEMP 529 EEMP 530 Solid Waste Management (3CH) Hazardous Waste and Contaminated Sites Management (3CH) Marine Environment and Human Development (3CH) Environmental Sustainability (3CH) Industrial Waste Water Treatment (3CH) Clean Energy Resources (3CH) Research strategies and Methods * (3CH) Special Topics in Environmental Engineering (3CH) Atmospheric Pollution and Air Quality Management (3CH) Environmental Assessment and Management ** (2CH)

The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering degree requires a minimum of 35 credit hours of graduate-level course work for the thesis or the project options. The students with the Project option should pass a comprehensive exam. For the thesis option, the coursework must include: A minimum of 19 credit hours of the core courses A minimum of 12 credit hours of the major elective courses A minimum of 4 credit hours of master thesis For the project option, the coursework must include: A minimum of 19 credit hours of the core courses A minimum of 14 credit hours of the major electives. A minimum of 2 credit hours of the master project. Comprehensive exam.

Core Courses (19 Credit Hours)

The following courses must be completed by all students: EEMP 504 EEMP 505 EEMP 506 EEMP 507 EEMP 508 EEMP 509 EEMP 510 Environmental Chemistry (3CH) Environmental Transport and Water Resources (3CH) Microbiological Processes in Environmental Systems (3CH) Environmental Systems and Modeling (3CH) Environmental Measurements and Statistical Laboratories (1CH) Physico-Chemical Processes in Environmental Systems(3CH) Design Project(3CH)

* This is a required course for thesis option. ** This is a required course for project option.

Thesis or Project

EEMP 595 EEMP 596 EEMP 591 Master Thesis I (1CH) Master Thesis II (3CH) Industrial Master Project (2CH)

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Study Plan- Thesis Option

Term Course no EEMP 504 Fall EEMP 505 EEMP 506 Semester 1 (9 credit hours) Course Name Environmental Chemistry Environmental Transport and Water Resources Microbiological Processes in Environmental Systems Total Term Course no EEMP xxx Fall EEMP 527 EEMP 595 EEMP xxx Semester 3 (10 credit hours) Course Name Major Elective I Research Strategies and Methods Master Thesis I Major Elective II Total Cr. Hrs. 3 3 1 3 10 Total 6 Spring Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3 Spring Term Course no EEMP 507 EEMP 508 EEMP 509 EEMP 510 9 Term Course no EEMP xxx EEMP 596 Semester 2 (10 credit courses) Course Name Environmental Systems and Modeling Environmental Measurements and Statistical Laboratories Physico-Chemical Processes in Environmental Systems Design Project Total Semester 4 (6 credit hours) Course Name Major Elective III Master Thesis II Cr. Hrs. 3 3 Cr. Hrs. 3 1 3 3 10

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Study Plan- Project Option

Term Course no EEMP 504 EEMP 505 Fall EEMP 506

Semester 1 (9 credit hours) Course Name Environmental Chemistry Environmental Transport and Water Resources Microbiological Processes in Environmental Systems Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3

Term Course no EEMP 507 Spring EEMP 508 EEMP 509 EEMP 510

Semester 2 (10 credit courses) Course Name Environmental Systems and Modeling Environmental Measurements and Statistical Laboratories Physico-Chemical Processes in Environmental Systems Design Project Total Cr. Hrs. 3 1 3 3 10

Total Term Course no EEMP xxx Fall EEMP xxx EEMP 530 Major Elective II Environmental Assessment and Management Total Semester 3 (8 credit hours) Course Name Major Elective I

9 Term Cr. Hrs. 3 Spring 3 2 8 EEMP 596 EEMP 591 Course no EEMP xxx

Semester 4 (8 credit hours) Course Name Major Elective III Major Elective IV Industrial Master Project Total Cr. Hrs 3 3 2 8

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5.4 Master of Urban Planning and Design

The Master of Urban Planning and Design (MUPD) is tailored to

address issues of importance to the urban environment in Qatar, the GCC region, and beyond. It aims to provide students with key knowledge on each and every aspect of urban planning and design including, amongst others, urban sustainability, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), landscape planning in arid regions, and integrated land use and transport planning.

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I. Program Objectives The Master of Urban Planning and Design aims to:

Developing an understanding of the nature, purpose, methods and practice of planning. This includes knowledge about the governance, planning laws and politics and their impact on individuals and communities often in a multicultural environment and the techniques of policy analysis and project-making. Understanding of processes of change in the built environment and the relationships between the social, economic and physical factors associated with the development of the built environment. Developing the ability to undertake a substantial outcome of specialist based independent research.

III. Degree Opportunities

Following the recent success of Qatar's national bid for FIFA 2022 World Cup as well as current trends in the real estate industry major job opportunities are to be found within the Ministry of Municipalities and Urban Planning and its departments (say Centre for GIS, Qatar National Master Plan, Transportation Planning Department) and other key player in the area such as Mshereib Properties, Qatari Diar, and Barwa as well as planning private firm currently involved in the expansion of Doha. Additionally graduates may have opportunities to work with some international organizations that address developmental and environmental issues including UNESCO, UNDP, UN-HABITAT and other international NGOSs.

II. Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Urban Planning and Design will be able to: 1. Describe urban development in MENA countries and beyond 2. Apply urban analysis methodologies to explore developmental issues 3. Demonstrate skills in land use planning, strategic planning, participatory techniques 4. Practice sustainable urban development; 5. Demonstrate proficiency in written communication by writing with clarity, conciseness, and coherence. 6. Demonstrate proficiency in oral communication by giving concise, clear, and organized oral presentations, with responses and leadership for the audience 7. Engage effectively in groups on critical thinking while participating weekly on problem-solving activities and reporting their results to the class

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IV. Degree Requirements

The Master of Urban Planning and Design degree requires a minimum of 45 credit hours of graduate-level course work which includes the following: A minimum of 27 credit hours of core courses A minimum of 9 credit hours of major electives A minimum of 9 credit hours of master thesis

Major Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours of major electives selected from the following list: MUPD 650 MUPD 651 MUPD 652 MUPD 653 MUPD 654 MUPD 655 MUPD 656 MUPD 657 Cultural and Physical Aspects of the Islamic City (3CH) Urban Renewal Planning (3CH) Theory on Urban Form and Design (3CH) Design and Regeneration (3CH) Urban Transportation Systems (3CH) City and Regional Planning in Arid Zones (3CH) Environmental Planning and Management (3CH) Techniques of Environmental Impact Assessment (3CH)

Core Courses (27 Credit Hours)

For the urban planning concentration, students must complete the following courses: MUPD 600 MUPD 610 MUPD 620 MUPD 611 MUPD 601 MUPD 621 MUPD 700 MUPD 701 MUPD 702 Planning Theory (3CH) Urban Planning Legislation (3CH) Urban and Regional Land Use (3CH) Urban Economics (3CH) Research and Statistical Analysis in Planning (3CH) Computer Aided Planning (3CH) Local and Regional Sustainability (3CH) Urban Infrastructure Planning (3CH) Housing Policies and Planning (3CH)

Thesis (9 Credit Hours)

MUPD 750 MUPD 760 Master Thesis focuses on Urban Planning (9CH) Master Thesis focuses on Urban Design (9CH)

For the urban design concentration, students must complete the following courses: MUPD 600 MUPD 610 MUPD 620 MUPD 611 MUPD 601 MUPD 621 MUPD 710 MUPD 711 MUPD 712 Planning Theory (3CH) Urban Planning Legislation (3CH) Urban and Regional Land Use (3CH) Urban Economics (3CH) Research and Statistical Analysis in Planning (3CH) Computer Aided Planning (3CH) Sustainable Urban and Landscape Design (3CH) Urban Design in Practice (3CH) Evolution of Built Form and Townscapes (3CH)

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V. Study Plan ­ Urban Planning Concentration

Term Course no MUPD 600 Fall MUPD 610 MUPD 620 MUPD xxx

Semester 1 (12 credit hours) Course Name Planning Theory Urban Planning Legislation Urban and Regional Land Use Major Elective I Total Cr. Hrs. 3

Term Course no MUPD 611 Spring 3 3 3 12 Term Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3 3 12 Spring Course no MUPD 750 MUPD 601 MUPD 621 MUPD xxx

Semester 2 (12 credit hours) Course Name Urban Economics Research and Statistical Analysis in Planning Computer Aided Planning Major Elective II Total Semester 4 (9 credit hours) Course Name Master Thesis_Urban Planning Cr. Hrs. 9 Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3 3 12

Term Course no MUPD 700 Fall MUPD 701 MUPD 702 MUPD xxx

Semester 3 (12 credit hours) Course Name Local and Regional Sustainability Urban Infrastructure Planning Housing Policies and Planning Major Elective III Total

Total

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VI. Study Plan ­ Urban Design Concentration

Term Course no MUPD 600 Fall MUPD 610 MUPD 620 MUPD xxx

Semester 1 (12 credit hours) Course Name Planning Theory Urban Planning Legislation Urban and Regional Land Use Major Elective I Total Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3 3 12

Term Course no MUPD 611 Spring MUPD 601 MUPD 621 MUPD xxx

Semester 2 (12 credit hours) Course Name Urban Economics Research and Statistical Analysis in Planning Computer Aided Planning Major Elective II Total Cr. Hrs. 3 3 3 3 12

Term Course no MUPD 710 MUPD 711 Fall MUPD 712 MUPD xxx

Semester 3 (12 credit hours) Course Name Sustainable Urban and Landscape Design Urban Design in Practice Evolutions of Built Form and Townscapes Major Elective III Total Cr. Hrs. 3 3

Term Course no MUPD 760 Spring 3 3 12

Semester 4 (9 credit hours) Course Name Master Thesis_ Urban Design Cr. Hrs. 9

Total

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Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering

The College of Engineering has already established itself as a recognized leader in engineering and technologies. This leadership in research has further enhanced and complemented its capabilities with offering of a doctoral degree in engineering. This program is enriched and augmented with the extensive research activities of the College of Engineering, its world-class faculty members with expertise in sustainable research and reputation. Students enrolled in the program are required to complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of coursework and 54 credit hours of research work. A typical duration of the program is six semesters (three years) and the maximum duration is twelve semesters (six years). The program currently caters only full time students. The program offers concentration on Architecture, Urban Planning, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. .

The Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering is offered for the first time in

2011. The mission of the doctoral program in the College of Engineering is to provide students with intensive advanced training in research that leads to the highest level of scholarly achievement, and enable them to conduct research independently to address new challenges as innovators. In the emerging development context in Qatar, this program is designed to fulfill the growing needs for engineers and scientists with advanced education and research experience. The PhD program is highly research-intensive. The PhD program is designed to enhance students' competencies in contributing to the existing body of knowledge, innovation and creation of new knowledge and techniques. Students are expected to equip themselves with strong theoretical and methodological foundations and to develop their ability to conduct research independently.

Contact us on:

Phone: (974) 44034123 / 4303 / 4122 E-mail: [email protected] Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/

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I.Program Objectives

Graduates of the doctoral program will be able to fulfill most of the following educational objectives: 1. Foster Innovation of new ideas, methods and techniques in science and engineering 2. Contribute to the advancement of scientific body of knowledge in engineering and related fields 3. Lead research and to express the results in scientific forums

III.Degree Requirements

The Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering degree requires a minimum of 60 credit which includes the following: A minimum of 6 credit hours of required course work A minimum of 54 credit hours of PhD thesis

Core Courses (Minimum 6 Credit Hours)

The following course must be completed by all Doctor of Philosophy in engineering students: Applied Research Methodology

II.Program Outcomes

By the time a student completes all requirements of the program, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes: 1. Able to systematically review, analyze, assimilate and interpret the body of scientific literature and innovations in their discipline area 2. Apply and validate innovations and discoveries in the laboratory or real world settings in more efficient and effective ways 3. Produce high quality research 4. Disseminate effectively the research output in reputable international journals, conferences, patents, research proposals and other scientific venues Graduates from this doctoral program will be in a better positioned to secure employment in Qatar and worldwide especially in higher teaching and research institutions, NPRP projects, and in private and Government R and D sectors. State of Qatar pledged 2.8% of its annual GDP on education and research and this expected to lead to a knowledge based economy in the future. This expansion in knowledge will create new employment opportunities in research centers such as QSTP, QF, Ministries, National laboratories and it is expected that PhD holders would be one of the major recruits in these entities.

DENG 602

Student should select a minimum of one of the following courses (some students may be required to complete more than one course): Advanced Numerical Analysis Applied Statistics Techniques Special Topics

DENG 603 DENG 604 DENG 605

Thesis (54 Credit Hours)

Complete the following course of 54 credit hours DENG 699 PhD Thesis

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IV.Study Plan

Term Course no Fall DENG 699 DENG xxx

Semester 1 (12 credit hours) Course Name PhD Thesis One prescribed course Total Semester 3 (9 credit hours) Course no Course Name PhD Thesis Total Cr. Hrs. Cr. Hrs. 9 3 12

Term Course no Spring DENG 699 DENG xxx

Semester 2 (12 credit hours) Course Name PhD Thesis One prescribed course Total Cr. Hrs. 9 3 12

Term Course no Spring DENG 699

Semester 4 (9 credit hours) Course Name PhD Thesis Total Cr. Hrs. 9 9

Fall DENG 699 9 9

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Course Descriptions

MUPD 601 Research and Statistical Analysis in CH(3,3,0) Planning The course offers and overview of research methods in planning and management. Probability, statistics, and decision theory and their applications in city planning. Basic probability concepts, data classification and summarization, statistical sampling, hypothesis testing, goodness of fit, regression analysis, analysis of variance, contingency tables, and elementary Bayesian decision making. Computer statistical packages will be utilized in different assignments delivered and practiced throughout the semester. Prerequisites MUPD 620 Co-requisites None MUPD 610 Urban Planning Legislation CH(3,3,0) This is course is an overview of planning legislation and a short history of planning process in Qatar and the Gulf Region. Methods, techniques and instruments for implementing plans through decrees and administrative acts, the basis for urban and regional planning and its relation to Shariah Law as well as the structure and organization of Qatari public planning administration. Discussion of zoning procedures, subdivision review practices and budget preparation and execution. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None MUPD 611 Urban Economics CH(3,3,0) Issues of distribution of population and economic activities in urban areas. Microeconomic principles to understand the economic nature of the urban system. The economic aspects and models of urban growth and city size, land-use pattern, housing, transportation, environmental problems, unemployment, and public policy are discussed. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

The distribution of hours is (x-y-z) where: - x = number of credit hours , - y = number of lecturing hours , - z = number of lab hours, (F): Fall Semester (S): Spring Semester Terminologies A co-requisite is a course which must be taken in the same term as the course to which it is a co-requisite. If two (or more) courses must absolutely be taken in the same term, co-requisites should be used. A prerequisite is a course which must usually be completed in a term earlier than the course for which registration is attempted and prerequisites are being checked. The Concurrency Indicator can be used to modify a prerequisite requirement and indicate that the prerequisite course can be taken either in an earlier term or in the same term as the course in which registration is attempted. When not set, the prerequisite course must be taken in a term earlier than the one in which registration is attempted. When set, the prerequisite course can be taken in the same term.

7.1 Master of Urban Planning and Design

MUPD 600 Planning Theory CH(3,3,0) This course introduces issues that pertain to history and definition of planning, determinants, goals and objectives of spatial planning. Role, legitimacy and authority of planning. General and specific theories, such as Descriptive, Prescriptive and Normative theories also in the context of developing countries. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

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MUPD 620 Urban and Regional Land Use CH(3,3,0) The course introduces aspects that pertain to history and definition of land use planning. The concept of policy, programming and planning. Determinants and systems guiding land use development. Socioeconomic development and Land use. Space requirements, Spatial distribution and localization concepts. Land use planning models. Procedures for formal land use plans. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None MUPD 621 Computer Aided Planning CH(3,2,2) Information and experience with the rapidly growing field of Computer-Aided Planning. Management Information Systems (MIS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Knowledge Based Expert Systems and Automated Mapping and Graphing will be introduced. Basic principles will be emphasized that are common to the design and use of software in this area. Prerequisites MUPD 620 Co-requisites None MUPD 650 Cultural and Physical Aspects of CH(3,3,0) the Islamic City This course involves aspects related to historical development of the traditional Muslim towns. Determinants of "Islamic" urban spatial structure. The physical aspects of the urban form and the role of the socio-cultural factors and legal system in the structure of Muslim towns. Urban design principles of traditional Arab and Muslim towns. Discussion of the problems of contemporary Islamic cities and the relevance of the traditional design principles to build future cities in the Islamic world. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

MUPD 651 Urban Renewal Planning CH(3,3,0) This course discusses the changes in urban land use and the socioeconomic structures of urban settings. Emphasis will be on historical districts revitalization and regeneration. Goals, plans and operations of adaptive re-use and regeneration of local traditional as well as modern districts are discussed and presented. Case studies from historic Middle Eastern and European cities are discussed and analyzed. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None MUPD 652 Theory on Urban Form and Design CH(3,3,0) This course is a review of architecture and urban design history. Theories and concepts of urban spatial design. Elements and analysis of the concept of urban space. Major theoretical and critical responses to the crises of the modern urban environment. Discussion of urban design concepts through analysis of urban settings in the region. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None MUPD 653 Design and Regeneration CH(3,3,0) The course will provide a theoretical basis for the understanding of design in the built environment, and an appreciation of the evolving integration of aspects of design and regeneration in both urban and rural environments. The theoretical material will include consideration of aesthetics, urban morphology, rural settlement, design method and sustainable development, and will encourage multi-disciplinary and critical perspectives on these aspects of the subject. The multi-disciplinary approach and the critical perspectives will also embrace the components of integrated regeneration. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None MUPD 654 Urban Transportation Systems CH(3,3,0) This course involves discussion and analysis of planning and management of urban transportation systems. Functional description, planning, and analysis of transportation systems. Characteristics of major transportation modes in Qatar and neighboring countries. Current research, technology, and policy issues are stressed. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

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MUPD 655 City and Regional Planning in Arid Zones CH(3,3,0) This course involves discussion of problems and planning aspects specific to arid zones. Different factors influencing the built environment in the arid regions including climate, water, vegetation, and soil. Emphasis on basic considerations on problems of urban sites; economically related aspects of urbanized regions; specific problems of construction and site selection; the design of specific urban physical city-scape and landscape in arid zones forms. Physical planning for sustainable resources. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None MUPD 656 Environmental Planning and Management H(3,3,0) This course provides discussion of major aspects of environmental analysis, planning and management. Problems and principles of site analysis, land use methods, and geologic hazard planning. Natural resource, pollution and residuals management. Economics of renewable and non-renewable resources, and the economic cost of environmental controls. Environmental impact assessment and local case studies of environmental management. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None MUPD 657 Techniques of Environmental Impact CH(3,3,0) Assessment This course introduces concepts, legal frameworks, public policies, approaches, and methodologies utilized in determining environmental impacts of proposed urban and costal projects. Processes of environmental impact assessment and implementation are emphasized. A focus on the nature and consequences of the impact from different perspectives is undertaken including economic development, social equity, and the environment. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

MUPD 700 Local& Regional Sustainability CH(3,3,0) This course will cover the relationship between local and regional regeneration within a context of integrated sustainable development. The first section will examine policy issues such as compact development; smart growth; local development frameworks, polycentric development, and the new urbanism. This will be undertaken in a comparative perspective, addressing particularly the experience in Europe and the US with highlights on some regional practices. The second section will consider planning responses to this policy agenda in terms of building sustainable communities, and the links within a planning hierarchy between local and regional dimensions. Prerequisites MUPD 600 and MUPD 610 and MUPD 620 Co-requisites None MUPD 701 Urban Infrastructure Planning H(3,3,0) This course covers planning for and management of urban infrastructure projects. Identification of physical infrastructure systems such as water and sewage systems, urban transportation networks,....etc. Management, finance and budgeting, and operation and maintenance of infrastructure projects. Case studies of local and regional urban infrastructure systems will be discussed. Prerequisites MUPD 600 and MUPD 610 and MUPD 620 Co-requisites None MUPD 702 Housing Policies and Planning CH(3,3,0) This course in an overview of the housing stocks and its function as a commodity. The private housing development process versus the public one. The user and housing design. Housing rehabilitation and conservation as a community development strategy. Adaptive reuse and urban revitalization and manufactured housing. The overall evaluation of housing supply and demand versus housing need based on local demographic developments and general housing strategies at the local, regional, and national levels. Prerequisites MUPD 600 and MUPD 610 and MUPD 620 Co-requisites None

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MUPD 710

Sustainable Urban and Landscape CH(3,3,0) Design This course provides a theoretical basis for the understanding of design in the built environment, and an appreciation of the evolving integration of aspects of design and regeneration in urban, rural, and desert environments. The theoretical material will include consideration of aesthetics, urban morphology, rural and desert settlement, design method and sustainable development, and will encourage multidisciplinary and critical perspectives on these aspects. Prerequisites MUPD 600 and MUPD 610 and MUPD 620 Co-requisites None MUPD 711 Urban Design in Practice CH(3,3,0) The focus of this project-based course is the integration of theories and principles of urban design with practice applications in a real-world context. Lectures and workshops will build on the theoretical foundations and background knowledge students already have. However will be designed to equip students with relevant skills in topics such as site appraisal, urban design analysis, the design of urban infill and physical aspects of the public realm. Students will be expected to think creatively and rationally in working with a live` design challenge. The project component of the course will be introduced early and will run parallel with and complementary to the lectures/workshops. It will focus on the theme of sensitive change and innovative intervention in dynamic urban environments. Prerequisites MUPD 600 and MUPD 610 and MUPD 620 Co-requisites None

MUPD 712

Evolution of Built Form and CH(3,3,0) Townscapes The course will focus on the settlement evolution, the townscape qualities and the distinctive architectural features of the Middle Eastern towns. The first section will cover the history of settlement desert environments, the second section will locate the Arab and Islamic city in a wider regional context, the third section will consider the development of built form and architectural style with particular reference to the middle east and north Africa, and the fourth and final section will relate settlement and architectural development to their policy context, with particular focus on sustainability and conservation policies. Prerequisites MUPD 600 and MUPD 610 and MUPD 620 Co-requisites None MUPD 750 Thesis focuses on Urban Planning CH(9,1,0)

Thesis students will be asked to consider potential topics for either a thesis or a work-based project, preferably related to the core research themes in the department. If students decide to complete a thesis, this will be required to be a substantial research thesis, and to meet the normal standards for this level of academic study. Prerequisite None Co-requisites None MUPD 760 Thesis focuses on Urban Design CH(9,1,0) Thesis students will be asked to consider potential topics for either a thesis or a work-based project, preferably related to the core research themes in the department. If students decide to complete a thesis, this will be required to be a substantial research thesis, and to meet the normal standards for this level of academic study. Prerequisite None Co-requisites None

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1.2 Master of Science in Engineering Management

EMP 500 Probability and Statistics CH(3,3,0) Classification of Data. Graphical representation. Arithmetical description. Probability theory, probability of an event and composite events. Addition rule and multiplication rule, independent events. Counting techniques. Random variables and probability distributions. Expected values. Continuous and discrete random variables. Normal distribution. Binomial distribution. Poisson distribution. Joint and marginal probability distributions. Independence of random variables. Covariance and correlation. Random sampling. Unbiased estimates. Statistical intervals and test of hypothesis for a single sample. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 501 Engineering Management CH(3,3,0) The Nature of management, Leadership, Organizations, Motivation, Organization Structures, Planning, Network Analysis, Critical Path method, Resources Allocation. Application in Critical Path method, Personnel management, Communication. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 502 Operations Research CH(3,3,0) Introduction to fundamental operations research concepts covering modeling and solution methodologies. Modeling of industrial decision making problems. Linear, non-linear, and mixed integer programming formulations. Linear programming solution techniques. Network models. Decision making under uncertainty; decision trees. Multicriteria decision making. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

EMP 503

Business Fundamentals for Engineering CH(3,3,0) Managers Introduction to business fundamentals in the areas of cost accounting, cost analysis, financial accounting, marketing, and human resources management. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 504 Process Improvement Techniques CH(3,3,0) Concepts of work, role of product & process design in improvements, Techniques for work analysis, principles of method improvement at operator process, line, and organizational levels, Concepts of process mapping & charting at various levels, Understanding various types of wastes and their removal, Concepts of Lean operations and management, Lean sigma, and case studies. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 505 Project Management CH(3,3,0) Role of projects in organization's competitive strategy; Standard methodologies for managing projects; Project life cycle; Designimplementation interface; Estimating: preliminary and detailed; Contractual risk allocation; Scheduling: PBS; WBS; Integration of scope, time, resource and cost dimensions of a project; Evaluation of labor, material, equipment, and subcontract resources; Scheduling techniques including CPM/ PERT, GERT, critical chain; Solving real world project schedules; Monte Carlo simulation; Cost budgeting; Cost baseline; Cash flow analysis; Earned value analysis; Cost control; Proposal presentation; Application of software for project management. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

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EMP 506 Production and Operations Management CH(3,3,0) Offering a comprehensive overview of Production and Operations Management to enable the students to understand Production and Operations Management tasks related to product development and design and production planning and production. Use general principles and selected models and methods to work on Production and Operations Management problems. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 507 Enterprise Information Analysis and CH(3,3,0) Business Applications. Types of information and fundamentals of information systems, Business processes, organizations and systems, The relational data bases, architecture and logical data base design, Information & decision making, understanding the information requirements of an enterprise--understanding user interface, design and implementation of forms and reports based working for varied user requirements, Introduction to E-commerce and Fundamentals of Enterprise applications. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 508 Decision Techniques and Data Analysis CH(3,3,0) Quantitative methods for interpreting and understanding data; the use of partial information derived from random samples; and techniques summarizing applications Quantitative and qualitative aspects of problem solving and decision-making. Includes: structuring and basics of decision-making, application of probability, functional relationships, marginal analysis and linear programming. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

EMP 511 Physical Distribution Management CH(3,3,0) Scope, Functions, Strategy and Planning for Physical Distribution. Order Processing. Selecting Warehouse Location. Inventory Storage. Calculating Cost, Freight and Storage Fee. Transportation Management and Organization. Packaging. Methods and Techniques for Physical Distribution Management. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 512 Procurement Management CH(3,3,0) This course provides students a detailed view of the integration for project and procurement life cycles, defining roles and responsibilities for the project procurement and contracting function, integrating procurement and contracting (P-C) planning with up-front project planning, and managing the procurement and contracting scope as a project. In addition, it will include discussion on topics such as performance-based contracting, economic analysis tools and quality programs. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 513 Suppliers Management CH(3,3,0) This course covers strategies for creating value through supply alliances. Topics include the scope, structure and dynamics of strategic relationships; how to work with different external and internal organizational structures; how to evaluate a relationship for alliance potential, including a real-world opportunity to work on a relationship of your choice; how to incorporate a purchasing/ supplier alliance into your organization; how to plan, negotiate, implement and monitor/ manage alliance relationship in your organization`s supply strategy and operations; and to recognize and address cultural and organizational barriers to forming positive relationships. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

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EMP 514 Supply Chain Management CH(3,3,0) The course covers supply chain operating practices and principles (i.e., the fundamentals of materials and logistics management). Topics includes analyzing the dynamic nature of supply chain management for products and services, the impact of the global economy on the supply chain management process, strategies for customer service, quality, logistics management, inventory management, forecasting, postponement, sourcing (in particular, global sourcing), network design, and virtual integration (web-centric) and integrated supply chain management , practices and performance measures to diagnose supply chain performance and to develop supply chain strategies. Topics include the formulation of supply chain management strategies that would integrate with companies` e-business strategies and practices and develop action plans for upgrading the supply chain practices and supporting ICT systems to deliver improved supply chain performance. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 515 Materials and Logistics Management CH(3,3,0) Material Classification, Codification, Standardization And Variety Reduction, Operating Cycle: Working Capital Turn-Over Ration; Role And Functions Of Purchasing; Vendor Development And Rating Systems; Material Requirement Planning For Dependent Demand Items. Logistics System Design, Demand Planning, Multiple Channel Distribution, Concept Of Warehousing, Warehousing Locations, Method Of Storage, Primary And Secondary Transportation, Logistic Costing, Logistic Information Systems, Integrating All Activities For Effective Supply Chain Performance. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

EMP 521 Facility Planning and Layout CH(3,3,0) Fundamentals of facilities planning and design. Facilities planning models including location selection and location allocation modeling. Product, process and schedule design. Flow, space and activity relationships as well as personnel requirements. Material handling equipment selection and materials handling systems. Systematic layout planning and computer aided layout improvements and design. Storage and warehouse system. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 522 Service Operations Management CH(3,3,0) Understanding Services, how the operations and management of services is different than manufacturing, role of services in economy and value chains, service strategies and competitiveness of value chain, design of services, service systems and the various considerations, managing and operating services, service considerations for select sectors such as health care, public and private nonprofit organizations, global performance aspects of services. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 523 Six Sigma and Strategic Quality CH(3,3,0) Management This course covers the concepts of Six Sigma methodology and how to improve the quality of manufacturing and business process improvement. Topics include measuring, evaluating and improving performances in conjunction with Six Sigma methodology and Quality Function Deployment (QFD), loss function; system, parameter and tolerance design using statistically designed experiments Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

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EMP 524 Systems Analysis and Design CH(3,3,0) This course introduces systems analysis and design methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to assess how computer, based technologies can most effectively add value to the enterprise. The course covers a systematic methodology for analyzing an organizational problem or opportunity, determining what role, if any, computer, based technologies can play in addressing the needs, articulating organizational requirements for the technology solution, specifying alternative approaches to acquiring the technology capabilities needed to address the organizational requirements, and articulating the specifications for the information systems solution. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 526 Innovation and Technology Management CH(3,3,0) The process and dynamics of innovation and characteristics of different types of innovations. Relations between innovations, technology and product development. Dynamics of technological evolution and technological shifts. Social and human side of innovations, technology development incremental and radical, and product development. Impact of creativity in fostering innovations and motivating professional people in technological oriented corporations. Organizational and managerial aspects of organizing product development in concurrent engineering way in cross-functional teams and exploring barriers to integration. Principles of new approaches in managing complex systems; Exploring Information Driven Management (IDM) approach and Self-Organizing principles. Exploring the principles of Dependence Structure Matrix (DSM) and Domain Mapping Matrix (DMM) in managing complexity and uncertainty. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

EMP 531 Construction Engineering Management CH(3,3,0) Macro-level principles and practice of construction engineering and project management. Introduction to Project planning, development of cost estimates and project schedules, construction methods and fundamental terminology used in the engineering and construction industry. Introduction to project management processes. The owner`s study & project evaluation methods, formation of project teams, project coordination in construction, and project closeout. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 532 Estimating and Financial Analysis for CH(3,3,0) Construction The construction industry, its makeup, operation, estimating and bidding procedures. Theory and practice of estimating materials, labor, equipment and overhead costs for various types of construction. Emphasis on preliminary cost estimates during the conceptual design phase of a construction project. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 533 Construction Equipment Management CH(3,3,0) Analysis of construction equipment. Performance under various operating conditions. Application of engineering fundamentals to construction methods. Selection of equipment production rates, and unit costs of work in place. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

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EMP 534

Construction Contracts and Legal CH(3,3,0) Concepts in Construction The nature of contracts. Contract documents. Master format. Principles of specification writing. Contract types. Bonds and insurance. Bidding. Subcontracting. Methods and techniques of tracking and control of construction projects. Contract administration, Evaluation of current research findings top contract implementation. Managing the pre-award and the post award phases of construction projects. Legal concepts in construction projects and claim analysis. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 535 Concrete Formwork Design CH(3,3,0) Design of formwork for concrete structures. Analysis of loads, deflections, and stresses of forming systems. Evaluation of economics of formwork design. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 536 Project Planning, Scheduling and CH(3,3,0) Control Project planning course in the principles and practice of scheduling and control management. Pre-project planning, development of critical path methods, and project schedules, fundamental cost and schedule analysis, and earned value concepts used in the engineering and construction industry. Linear scheduling techniques and scheduling techniques based on artificial neural networks. Building Information Modeling (BIM) technique for construction projects. Integration of project planning & modeling techniques, 5D planning & scheduling of construction projects. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

EMP 537

Engineering and Construction Materials CH(3,3,0) and Methods Analysis of engineered materials for construction and project operations. Examination and analysis of construction methods for civil engineering projects. Management of engineered materials development of site operations and analysis of construction methods and materials. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 591 Master Project CH(3,3,0) Students may choose and pursue an intensive practical project base derived from industry or other related area. The work will culminate in a project report that is evaluated and approved by student advisory. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 595 Master Thesis I CH(3,3,0) Students may choose and pursue a major research topic with their respective supervisor(s). The work will culminate in a thesis report that is approved by thesis supervisor before submission to thesis examination committee. The course will be considered pass/fail. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EMP 596 Master Thesis II CH(3,3,0) Continuation of EMP 595; represents the completion of the thesis started in EMP 595. Prerequisites EMP 595 Co-requisites None

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1.3

Master of Science in Computing

CMPT 501 Fundamentals of Computing I CH(6,6,0) Overview of discrete mathematical structures, introduction of computer programming; elements of procedural and object-oriented paradigms; assignments, relational expressions, decisions, repetition, pointers, and functions; classes, objects, inheritance and polymorphisms; programming applications in a variety of computer related areas such as software engineering; elements of algorithms and data structures; introduction to databases with their programming and applications. Credits are not applicable towards the M.S. degree. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 502 Fundamentals of Computing II CH(6,4,2) Logic gates and circuits, Boolean algebra, circuit simplification; elements of computer organization and architecture such as computer systems, CPU components, memory considerations, I/O considerations; elements of computer operating systems such as real and virtual storage, deadlocks, performance, and distributed systems. Principles of data communication, layered reference models, network topologies, Transmission Media, Local Area Networks, switching and routing, Backbone Networks and Virtual LANs, Wide Area Networks. Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree. Credits are not applicable toward the M.S degree. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 506 Advanced Database Systems CH(3,3,0) Elements of data modeling; relational models and mapping; system architectures; security, transactions, concurrency control, recovery, query, optimization, and database tuning; hands-on applications on the design and use of database systems. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

CMPT 507 Advanced Operating Systems CH(3,3,0) Process concepts, management, and asynchronous concurrency; storage management related to real and virtual storage as well as disk performance optimization; multiprogramming operating systems including process distributed memory, multiprocessors and distributed systems; network communication issues and special purpose systems; network operating systems. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 508 Advanced Architecture and Design of Computer Systems CH(3,3,0) Description of computer systems at the system and register transfer levels; computer system models; CPU components such as the control unit, the ALU, integer and floating point processors; memory considerations such as hierarchy, associative memory, virtual memory, memory contention resolution; I/O processors considerations; comparison of well-known architectures. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 509 Seminar in Computing

CH(1,1,0) The art of writing research proposals and finding related materials as with libraries, web access, and other resources; discussion of delivery and presentation styles; techniques for writing scientific papers and technical reports. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None COMPT 521 Information Retrieval CH(3,3,0) Introduction, modeling, retrieval evaluation, query languages, query operations, text and multimedia languages and properties, text operations, indexing and searching, user interfaces and visualization, multimedia information retrieval, searching the web, digital libraries. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

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CMPT 522 Human Computer Interaction CH(3,3,0) Interface design theories, principles and practices for computer-based systems; methods and tools for developing effective user interfaces; evaluation methods; design of appropriate interface elements including the design of menus and other interaction styles. Psychological and cultural issues in making an interface more appealing to the user. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 523 Distributed Systems CH(3,3,0) Clients, servers, application servers, database servers, clusters of servers; distributed architectures such as single-tier, two-tier, multi-tier; implementation issues such as performance, security, transactions; enterprise application server capabilities coding, access, and software development tools. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 524 Semantic Web CH(3,3,0) Introduction to semantic web technologies; semantic web objectives; ontology construction and evolution, mediation, merging, aligning, and engineering methodologies; semantic annotation, human language technology, information access, and web services. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 526 Systems Development CH(3,3,0) Study of structured systems development methods and techniques as applied to information systems development; use of principal project management elements such as planning, organizing and controlling applied to systems development processes; use of software engineering elements such as planning, estimating, requirements, modeling, documenting, implementation, testing, maintenance, as applied to product and systems development. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

CMPT 541 Advanced Computer Networks CH(3,3,0)) Network technologies; packet/circuit switching, switching and routing: packet switch architectures, Interior and Exterior internet routing protocols and their performance; protocol processing. Network control: traffic management, congestion (flow and rate) control, admission control. Applications demanding high-speed communication. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 542 Computer Security CH(3,3,0) This course deals with the advanced issues of computer security and information assurance. It provides students with a deeper understanding of the security topics such as threats, vulnerabilities, intrusion detection, cyber security, security strategic policy, legal and ethical factors in security, security management technologies, tools and practices. It also focuses on several emerging threats including , drive-by-pharming, online extortion, next-generation phishing, multi-application botnets, crime ware, mobile worms, and VoIP security. Emphasis is on secure software models and design, including. discovery and prevention of computing systems security vulnerabilities. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 543 Wireless Communication CH(3,3,0) Transmission fundamentals; communication networks, protocols, TCP/IP suite; antennas and propagation; signal encoding techniques; spectrum, coding and error control, satellite communications, cellular wireless networks, cordless systems and wireless local loop, mobile IP and wireless access protocol, wireless LAN technology, IEEE 802.11; wireless LAN standard; Bluetooth. Wideband CDMA, Wideband OFDM, and MIMO techniques. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

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CMPT 544 Service-Oriented Computing CH(3,3,0) Service-oriented computing is the new emerging paradigm for distributed computing that is increasingly changing the way software applications are architected and used. This course investigates some of the latest developments in the field of web-based applications such as Web services, an insight into the latest developments in service discovery, dynamic service composition, services adaptation, and QoS, compliances among services. The major topics covered in this course include identifying remote services, assigning appropriate service types, allocating ownership of data to services, and composing quality features. Emphasis is given to the design of a functional infrastructure for business processes and how to achieve process integrity, systems heterogeneity, and initiate the technical infrastructure. This course examines architectures for Web based systems on the classical publish, discover, and compose triangle of services. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 545 Simulation and Computer Network CH(3,3,0) Analysis Introduction to the probability models, queuing theory, and simulation techniques; event probability, standard discrete and continuous probability distributions; Poisson processes, random number generation; discrete-event system modeling and simulation techniques, statistical estimation, and basic queuing models. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 546 Telecommunications Policies and CH(3,3,0) Regulations Principles of organizational policy; review of historical events and current trends of regulatory agencies; technology and structure of telecommunications industry; strategic considerations in the planning of major telecommunications systems. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

CMPT 561 Web Development CH(3,3,0) Comprehensive introduction to web development with scripting languages currently used in industry; client side and server side development, overview of JavaScript language, embedding JavaScript code in a HTML page; events, multimedia, client side form data validation; dynamic HTML; data transmission between a client and a web server; processing data forms and database connectivity (ODBC or JDBC). Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 563 Data Mining CH(3,3,0 Principles of data mining; classification (decision tree induction, Bayesian, Rule based, k-nearest neighbors, etc.), clustering (hierarchical methods, density based methods, grid based methods, outlier analysis, etc.), association rules (frequent item set mining methods, mining multilevel association rules, mining multi-dimensional association rules), text, spatial, and temporal mining. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 564 Storage Area Networks CH(3,3,0) Network storage landscape; data flood and fluid data; data storage on open systems servers; SCSI systems servers and their limitations, volume managers and device drivers, software mirroring over LAN and WAN, cashes in storage networks are covered; boosting availability and performance with RAID and disk subsystems; laboratories 10 include usage of SAN protocols at hardware and software levels. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 567 Wide Area Digital Networking CH(3,3,0) Introduction to access, transmission, and switching technologies used in high-speed, wide-area digital networks, including the public telephone network, enterprise networks and the internet; topics include integrated services digital network (ISDN) and as required, frame delays, ATM, SONET, and emerging technologies will be covered. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

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CMPT 568 Telecommunications Management CH(3,3,0) Principles of managerial accounting; financial analysis and project management as applied to the planning, implementation and operation of telecommunications systems. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 569 Project Management CH(3,3,0) Introduction to projects and project management as applied to software systems; project selection, research methods, managing progress and change, project planning(activities, schedules and cost management), leadership and team work, project quality management, project risk management, project review and reflection. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 570 Enterprise Resource Planning CH(3,3,0) Systems Business functions, processes and data requirements; development of enterprise resource planning systems, marketing information systems, production and supply chain management information systems, accounting in ERP systems; human resources and processes with ERP, process modeling, process improvement; ERP implementation including ERP and electronic commerce. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 571 Advanced Algorithm Design and CH(3,3,0) Analysis Design and analysis of problems involving sorting, searching, scheduling, graph theory, and geometry; design techniques such as approximation, branch-and-bound, divide-and-conquer, dynamic programming, greed, and randomization applied to polynomial and NPhard problems; analysis and space utilization; implementation of algorithms based on advanced data representation techniques and object oriented modeling. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

CMPT 581

Special Topics in Computing

CH(3,3,0)

The content of this course varies to cover emerging theoretical and practical issues in computing. The department must approve the contents of this course as offered per semester. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 582 Special Topics in Information CH(3,3,0) Science The content of this course varies to cover emerging theoretical and practical issues in information science. The department must approve the contents of this course prior to the offering each semester. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 583 Special Topics in Networks Systems CH(3,3,0)

The content of this course varies to cover emerging theoretical and practical issues in network. The department must approve the contents of this course prior to the offering each semester. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 591 Master Project CH(3,3, 0) Students may choose and pursue an intensive computing project based on a practical computing application derived from industry or other related area. The work will culminate in a project report that is evaluated by three committee members including the student project advisor. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None CMPT 595 Master Thesis CH(3,3,0)

Students may choose and pursue a research topic with their respective advisors. The work will culminate in a thesis report that is evaluated by three committee members including the student thesis advisor. Prerequisites Department approval Co-requisites None

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1.4 Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

EEMP 504 Environmental Chemistry CH(3,3,0) This course covers current analytical techniques, and the scientific background and skills needed for research in environmental chemistry. Topic areas include the development of advanced technologies and materials for air and water purification and for the saving and storage of energy, water and air pollution control, soil and sediment remediation, environmental technology, chemical limnology, and groundwater chemistry. Students design mass and energy flows and quantify matter transformations, in particular those of pollutants; analyze scientific literature; describe and evaluate the role of compounds and processes in soil, water and air at the molecular-mechanistic level; identify effects and toxicity of pollutants on living organisms; and evaluate methods for studying of eco-toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EEMP 505 Environmental Transport and Water CH(3,3,0) Resources The course deals with the integration of two modern fields of study, environmental hydraulics and water quality modeling. The course will deal with the development and application of models that integrate our current understanding of the transport and transformation of materials to predict the fate of those materials in the natural environment. The course will cover the engineering applications of the hydrodynamic principles to predict the fate and transportation of pollutants in the environment. The course emphasis will be divided between groundwater, coastal engineering and atmospheric transport. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

EEMP 506

Microbiological Processes in CH(3,3,0) Environmental Systems This course focuses on microbiological processes that may be applied to a broad range of environmental concerns. Wastewater Characteristics, Chemical and Biochemical Oxygen Demand, Kinetics of SuspendedGrowth Biological Processes, Kinetics of Attached-Growth Biological Processes, Nitrification, Denitrification, Biotransformation of Hazardous Compounds are some of the topics that will be covered in this course. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EEMP 507 Environmental Systems and Modeling CH(3,3,0) Systems analysis is at the heart of engineering and this is what allows both quantitative analysis of both environmental problems and technologies. This course covers mathematical modeling that covers mass and energy balances, kinetics, transport, reactor theory, and modeling approaches for air, surface and groundwater and treatment systems. In this course, students learn to use the Mat Lab software package for modeling. Topics discussed in Environmental Systems and Processes: Principles, Modeling, and Design include: fluid flow and mass transport; passive and reactive interphase mass transfer; elementary and complex process rates; ideal, hybrid, and nonideal system modeling and design; and multiphase and interfacial process dynamics and design. Prerequisites EEMP 505 Co-requisites None

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EEMP 508

Environmental Measurements and CH(1,0,1) Statistical Laboratories This practical course consist of a series of laboratory experiments that should enable the students to plan/hypothesize, design, and execute laboratory experiments of various complexity, collect and analyze data, write technical reports, and make presentations of their research outcome. Experiments will include: Reactor operations, Physiochemical processes such as Water Softening and Colour Removal by Coagulation/Flocculation, Membrane Filtration, Biological Processes such as: Biofilms Development Kinetics. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EEMP 509 Physico-Chemical Processes in CH(3,3,0) Environmental Systems This is an advanced graduate course in water treatment, with a broadened focus to physical-chemical processes. The course retains a strong emphasis on water treatment, however, because of its processbased nature, the same concepts can be applied to waste treatment, site remediation and pollutant transport. This course focuses on regulatory and control trends; and environmental impact determinations. Government and municipal regulations Prerequisites EEMP 504 Co-requisites None EEMP 510 Design Project CH(3,3,0) This is a project based course on the design of environmental systems such as waste water treatment units, air pollution abatement units, contaminated soil remediation units, etc. It is anticipated that specialist software such as Superpro Designer, and AspenPlus be utilized in the design projects. Prerequisites EEMP 506 Co-requisites None

EEMP 521 Solid Waste Management CH(3,3,0) This course deals with solid waste handling world-wide, and specifically in the Gulf region, through lectures, case studies, assignments and field visits. The course covers the different types of waste with a primary focus in treatment and disposal techniques and the underlying principles of management options, environmental impacts, and problems associated with activities such as open dumping, landfill, composting, incineration, and non-incineration thermal techniques. Specific topics include problems associated with household hazardous wastes, demolition waste, domestic waste, sewage sludge and municipal waste, agricultural waste, and construction-site waste. Students are taught how to evaluate ground water pollution and options for protection at disposal sites; susceptibility of aquifers to contamination; computer modelling of how pollutants reach groundwater; designs of ground water protection systems at hazardous waste disposal sites and facilities; biological warfare. Prerequisites EEMP 504 Co-requisites None EEMP 522 Hazardous Waste and CH(3,3,0) Contaminated Sites Management Integrated waste management. Functional and fundamental properties of hazardous waste. Toxicological properties of contaminants. Contaminant release mechanisms. Fate and transport of contaminants in the environment. Contaminated site assessment principles. Quantitative human health risk assessment (QHHRA) as applied to contaminated sites. Hazard identification, exposure pathway analysis, risk characterization. Risk management and site remediation. Methods of hazardous waste treatment and contaminated site remediation. Secure land disposal of hazardous waste and contaminated soils and sludges. Prerequisites EEMP 504 Co-requisites None

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EEMP 523

Marine Environment and Human CH(3,3,0) Development The course focuses on key aspects of the interface between human development and environmental sustainability of the marine environment including the influence of economic growth, social development and environmental management; sustainable use and access to water; management and conservation of the marine environment ; and the influence of climate change on human development. The major environmental challenges that Qatar faces and that need to be resolved effectively are considered, particularly achieving water security, reducing carbon emissions, increasing energy efficiency, and reducing risks that threaten the safety of the marine environment. Cross-reference to other courses dealing with regulatory and policy issues is emphasized. Prerequisites EEMP 504 Co-requisites None EEMP 524 Environmental Sustainability CH(3,3,0) Products, contexts and capacities; life cycle design; minimizing resource consumption; product lifetime optimization; extending the lifespan of materials; system design for eco-efficiency; methods and support tools for environmental sustainability analysis and design; evolution of sustainability in design. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EEMP 525 Industrial Waste Water Treatment CH(3,3,0) Treatment of industrial water from refining, petrochemical and gas processing industries; Oil separation, flocculation, sedimentation, flotation, treatment of spent caustic, cooling water systems, protection against scale and corrosion. Prerequisites EEMP 506, EEMP 509 Co-requisites None

EEMP 526 Clean Energy Resources CH(3,3,0) Emissions from industrial activities, energy systems, power plants, renewable energy; solar and wind, photovoltaic power generation, geothermal energy, energetic use of biomass. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EEMP 527 Research Strategies and Methods CH(3,3,0) This course is an introduction to research methodologies including literature review techniques, record keeping, technical report and scientific paper writing, experimental design, statistical analysis, usage of specialist software in research. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EEMP 528 Special Topics in Environmental CH(3,3,0) Engineering New courses on specialized topics relevant to environmental engineering. It may also be offered to specific students to enable them to pursue advanced studies in particular areas under the direction of a faculty member, which must be arranged and approved prior to registration Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EEMP 529 Atmospheric Pollution and Air Quality CH(3,3,0) Management Clean air act quality, emission standards. Sources and effects of air pollution. Air pollution from fuel combustion, fuel pre-cleaning. Control of particulate matter (gravity settlers, cyclones, electrostatic devices, scrubbers and filtration). Control of VOCs, SOx, and NOx. Adsorption and absorption of air pollutants Air Pollution Control Prerequisites EEMP 504 Co-requisites None

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EEMP 530

Environmental Assessment and CH(2,2,0) Management Review of EIA basics: definitions, cause-effect mechanisms, description of engineered activities and baselines, environmental impact predictions, testing and monitoring of effects, project evaluation and decision making for engineering design, and impact management of engineered facilities. Environmental management plans and audits, communication with stakeholders, and review of projects Prerequisites None Co-requisites None EEMP 591 Industrial Master Project CH(2,2,0) A one-term project which allows students with the opportunity to work on a comprehensive research or design project under the supervision of one or more faculty members, which must be arranged and approved prior to registration. A written proposal, progress reports, and a final report are required Prerequisites EEMP 530 Co-requisites None EEMP 595 Master Thesis I CH(1,1,0) A two-term thesis which allows students with the opportunity to work on a comprehensive research or design project under the supervision of one or more faculty members, which must be arranged and approved prior to registration. A written proposal, progress reports, and a final thesis are required Prerequisites EEMP 508 Co-requisites None

EEMP 596 Master Thesis II CH(3,3,0) A two-term thesis which allows students with the opportunity to work on a comprehensive research or design project under the supervision of one or more faculty members, which must be arranged and approved prior to registration. A written proposal, progress reports, and a final thesis are required. Prerequisites EEMP 595 and EMMP 527 Co-requisites None

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1.5 Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering

DENG 602 Applied Research Methodology CH(3,3, This course will develop the research abilities of PhD students in Engineering. The goal of the course is to equip students with both qualitative and quantitative tools to conduct research. This is practical course designed to help graduate students arrive at a workable thesis plan, & a comprehensive knowledge of the resources available to them to pursue it. It covers the thesis as a type of writing, project planning, time management, research ethics, information retrieval, and professional skills. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None DENG 603 CH(3,3, 0) This course aims at understanding the construction and appropriate use of numerical algorithms that provide solutions to science and engineering problems. The following algorithms are studied; root finding, interpolation and approximation of functions, numerical differentiation and integration, numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations and boundary value problems. An emphasis will be given to understanding the accuracy, convergence, divergence, limit analysis, efficiency, and stability of various algorithms. The course will use some commercially available software such as MATLAB. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None DENG 604 Applied Statistics Techniques CH(3,3,0) This applied course is designed for graduate students. The goals of the course are to develop the skills necessary to identify an appropriate technique, estimate models, and interpret results for independent research and to critically evaluate contemporary research using advanced quantitative methods. The focus of the Advanced Numerical Methods

course is on estimating models and interpreting the results, rather than understanding in detail the mathematics behind the techniques. The course will provide students with a solid foundation in advanced quantitative methods, which is in high demand in many fields. The course will include random distributions, error analysis, confidence levels, statistical analysis of reduced sample size and other important topics to help the students understand the importance of applying statistical techniques to their research findings. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

DENG 605 Special Topics CH(3,3,0) This course covers selected topics that meet student interests and reflect trends in the field. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None DENG 699 PhD Thesis CH(3-54,3-54,0) A distinct and original contribution to basic knowledge of the subject. The student will be required to show initiative and resourcefulness in overcoming both theoretical and practical difficulties by devising novel ways and means of achieving objectives that elude the more conventional approaches to them. The course is a test of initiative and of the student's ability to accept responsibility and bring a task to a satisfactory conclusion. Straightforward development work, coupled with a critical survey of the previous work although important, is not sufficient for a PhD degree. Prerequisites None Co-requisites None

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8.

Guidelines for the Thesis Preparation and Submission

College of Engineering Office of Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies (ADRGS)

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INTRODUCTION This document covers the general suggestions on thesis preparation, submission, and includes various forms. Students should consult their supervisor(s) for specific content requirements of their thesis. The final version of the thesis must be free from typographical, grammatical and other errors when submitted. The College of Engineering (CENG) will not accept the thesis if it is not error free. For the thesis examination, two (2) copies of the thesis and a CD must be submitted to the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering by the deadline (please see the "Thesis Examination Schedule"). Each thesis copy must be originally signed by the student and supervisor(s). Supervisors and students must ensure that all thesis requirements have been fully met before an oral examination (defense), if applicable, takes place. The examination of the thesis will be based on two components: written thesis and an oral examination/public defense (if applicable). An examination panel for final thesis will be appointed by the Office of Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. After the completion of the thesis examination, the student is required to submit four (4) bound copies of the revised thesis addressing the examiners' comments. The revised thesis must be verified and approved by the thesis supervisor(s). THESIS EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

Deadline Thursday in the 2nd week of each semester Thursday in the 4th week of each semester Thursday in the 10th week of each semester Activity Notification for the intention to submit the thesis Nomination of three external examiners Submission of the thesis Form to be submitted FORM-903: Request for Thesis Examination form signed by the student and the supervisor(s). FORM-905: Nominate External Examiners form signed by the supervisor(s).. FORM-904: Thesis Submission Checklist signed by the student and supervisor(s). Two copies of the thesis and a CD must be submitted by the student.

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GENERAL THESIS REQUIREMENTS The primary objective of research is to innovate or discover new facts, tools, concepts, knowledge and theories. It could also include comprehensive analysis and verification of existing facts with new evidence to reconfirm the known knowledge. A thesis is a scholarly work that will consist of the student's own account of his/her research findings, and describe how they appear to him/her to advance the study of the topic. The thesis must contain sufficient evidence to suggest that it is a distinct original contribution of the student to the knowledge of the researched field. The thesis must clearly indicate which parts of the thesis are the student's original scholarship and distinct contributions to the field. The thesis should include the evidence that the related literatures of the field have been thoroughly reviewed, analyzed, and referenced by the student. It must provide a critical assessment of the relevant literature in relation to the research problem(s) addressed in the thesis. The thesis must include integrated as well as coherent arguments of the student, not derived from other sources. The thesis must clearly state the sources from which related work done by others have been derived, referenced, and documented. It must describe the method(s) adapted to do the investigation, and include a critical discussion on what respects they are better approach than others, and the main contribution of the student. The thesis should demonstrate the student's ability to design and implement an independent research project. The maximum word lengths for the PhD thesis is 100,000 words, and MS thesis is 60,000 words.

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PREPARING THE THESIS PROPOSAL The thesis proposal is a 1-2 page document. The purpose of the proposal is to provide the graduate committee members of the department with a clear and concise description of the proposed study in order to determine the soundness of planned thesis work. The proposal should identify clearly the research problem. The proposal is not merely a survey of the literature. Plan and start early for your thesis Choose and discuss with your potential supervisor(s) about your specific thesis ideas Talk to your potential supervisor(s) and discuss matters that you are not sure about Pick the area for your thesis. Criteria can be: o Something (hopefully) that you like and enjoy o Something that your supervisor wants o Something that you/your advisor are funded to do. Select a research problem, select your supervisor Write and submit your thesis proposal (see Appendix A for Form-901) o Try to be as specific as possible about what you want to achieve o This will help you in pursuing your research o This will help you and your supervisor as this can serve as a contract between you and your advisor stating what you are expected to do (avoid unexpected surprises in the future). Refine proposal if any comments come from the graduate program committee Register for the thesis

A good proposal will contain several components that may include: Tentative title of the thesis Problem o Concise statement of the problem o Scope of study Rationale o What is the purpose of the study? o Why is this purpose important? Brief review of relevant work Review or summary of existing research, methods or approaches Adding a short bibliography at the end is proper. General method(s) to be employed (if known) Expected outcome (if possible)

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GUIDELINES ABOUT WRITING THESIS Once your proposal is approved, start reviewing the literature in the selected field o Read, read, and read o Build an annotated bibliography (bib item + summary + own comments) o Can get papers through various digital libraries which you have access to at QU. Can get additional relevant papers through the bibliography of the paper or through the website of the authors. o Discuss with your supervisor(s) about your readings Develop/perform/implement your thesis Demonstrate that your system/research results is/are good and working. Here are examples of what you could do: o Build a demo program and measure its effectiveness o Simulate your solution and report simulation results o Have a mathematical model that can validate your results/solution o Have users use and give feedback about your solution o Publish a paper in a conference (hopefully more than one--beyond expectation would be a journal publication). Write your thesis o Start writing your thesis. o Much of the information you need should be ready from earlier steps o Hand an early draft to your supervisor o Hand the final thesis to your examination committee members at least four weeks before the defense (or as instructed by the program coordinator).

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EXAMPLE OF THESIS CONTENTS Executive Summary (One page self-contained summary that articulates the following) What is the problem/research question you are trying to address? Why is this problem/question important and worth solving/asking? How did other people solve it in the past? What is your new approach and what are the improvements that you are making on existing solutions? How can you demonstrate that your solution is a good one and is working. Introduction A summary of the problem you are trying to solve and about your approach. Problem Statement Details of the problem you are trying to solve. Background and Literature Survey Describe the field in general and then concentrate on the problems you are solving by showing how others have tried to solve it. Approach Describe your approach for solving the problem and describe potential strengths and weaknesses of this approach. Implementation Describe the implementation of your approach. Include things like system diagrams, algorithms, software architecture, etc. Evaluation Describe how did you evaluate your system to show that your approach is working and is effective. Talk about your evaluation methodology, results, and conclusions that you can make from your evaluation. Conclusion Summarize your thesis and highlight how your evaluation demonstrates that your approach/solution is successful. Describe future work in the area. A suggested format of the thesis is provided in Appendix G 53 Graduate Catalog ( 2011- 2012)| College of Engineering- Qatar University

ORAL EXAMINATION (PUBLIC DEFENSE)

The following are the possible results from the oral examination (public defense) The degree be awarded as it Stands The degree be awarded subject to corrections and minor modifications o Minor typographical errors or minor editorial amendments are deemed necessary. These need to be specified to the candidate who will have a maximum of two months to make them. The degree be awarded subject to substantial amendments (without re-examination) o The thesis is considered to contain limited deficiencies that the examination panel is confident can be corrected satisfactorily by the student. Re-examination is not needed, but a time period is usually specified in which to make the substantial amendments. Major revision and resubmission with re-examination o This result means that the examiners' view the candidate's work to be essentially on the right lines, but needs some improvement before it can be finally accepted. The candidate is therefore given the opportunity to make major specified revisions and resubmit for examination and viva by the same panel. Again there is a time limit (typically up to two years) for resubmission. Fail: no degree to be awarded o The examiners have to state as fully as possible why they were unable to make any other recommendation. Disagreement between Internal and External Examiners In the event that the internal and external examiners do not agree on the outcome of examination, they should try to resolve the issue by reasoned, detailed discussion of any points raised. The external examiner`s view carries ultimate weight in such discussions. If it is not possible for the examiners to reach a mutually agreed decision, they must submit separate reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies who must bring the matter to the attention of the College Graduate Studies Committee. This committee will suggest an appropriate way forward, taking account of the individual circumstances of the case. Options may include the appointment of a second external examiner to assist in resolving the disagreement. However, this should be considered as a last resort option only and every effort should be made to reach a resolution as quickly as possible with minimum impact on the student being examined.

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College of Engineering APPENDIX A FORM-901:Thesis Proposal Form

FORM-901: THESIS PROPOSAL FORM

Students should fill this form. Please complete this form and submit it to the Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies). Attach your research proposal (maximum 2 pages) with this form Have your proposed thesis supervisor's signature on this form.

Proposed thesis starting semester /Year:

STUDENT DETAILS

Program name (MS/PhD): Discipline:

Student ID: Name: E-mail: Mobile:

THESIS PROPOSAL

Proposed thesis title (attach your research proposal maximum 2 pages) :

Proposed principal supervisor`s name:

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Name of the student: Signature of the student: Date:

Comments of the proposed principal supervisor:

Signature ( Proposed principal supervisor):

Date:

OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE DEAN

Comments:

Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies):

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College of Engineering APPENDIX B FORM-902: Prescribed Study Plan

FORM-902: PRESCRIBED STUDY PLAN

This form should be filled by the principal supervisor and submitted to: The Office of the Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) STUDENT DETAILS

Program name (MS/PhD): Discipline:

Student ID: Name: E-mail: Mobile:

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SIGNATURES

Name of the student: Signature of the student: Date:

Name of the principal supervisor: Comments:

Signature (Principal supervisor):

Date:

Name of the associate supervisor(if any): Comments:

Signature (Associate supervisor)

Date:

OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE DEAN

Comments:

Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies):

Signature (Associate Dean):

Date:

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College of Engineering APPENDIX C FORM-903: Request for Thesis Examination

FORM-903: REQUEST FOR THESIS EXAMINATION

The student should complete this form if the thesis is ready for examination Get all signatures and submit this form to the Office of Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) by Thursday in the 10th week of each semester.

Thesis Examination Semester /Year:

STUDENT DETAILS

Program name (MS/PhD): Discipline:

Student ID: Name: E-mail: Title of the Thesis: Mobile:

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SIGNATURES

Name of the Student: Signature of the Student: Date:

Name of the principal supervisor: Comments:

Signature (Principal supervisor):

Date:

Name of the associate supervisor(if any): Comments:

Signature (Associate supervisor)

Date:

OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE DEAN

Comments:

Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies):

Signature (Associate Dean):

Date:

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College of Engineering APPENDIX D FORM-904: Thesis Submission Checklist

FORM-904: THESIS SUBMISSION CHECKLIST

STUDENT DETAILS

Program name (MS/PhD): Discipline:

Student ID: Name: E-mail: Thesis Title: Mobile:

Checklist:

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Two copies of the thesis and an electronic copy stored in CD Title page Declaration page signed by the student Declaration page with original signatures of all members of the Supervisory Committee Acknowledgements Completed all prescribed courses with the GPA 3.0 or higher (attached the approved study plan FORM-902 if applicable) Passed the qualifying exam after completing 18 credit hours. Attended a minimum of five technical seminars. Delivered at least two public presentations (45 min. each). The thesis has been completed within six years after the admission.

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SIGNATURES

Name of the Student:

Signature of the Student:

Date:

Name of the Principal Supervisor: Comments:

Signature (Principal Supervisor):

Date:

Name of the Associate Supervisor(if any): Comments:

Signature (Associate Supervisor)

Date:

OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE DEAN

Comments:

Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies):

Signature (Associate Dean):

Date:

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College of Engineering APPENDIX E FORM-905: Nomination of External Examiners

FORM-905: NOMINATION OF EXTERNAL EXAMINERS

The nominated external examiners must be full professors. Please attach CV of each of the nominated external examiner. This form should be submitted by the Principal Supervisor of the thesis by Thursday in the 4th week of any semester to: The Office of Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Studies), College of Engineering

STUDENT DETAILS

Program name (MS/PhD): Discipline:

Student ID: Name: E-mail: Mobile:

SYNOPSIS OF THE THESIS

Thesis title:

Key words:

Field of study: Sub-field: Note: Please attach an Executive Summary/Abstract (maximum 300 words) of the thesis

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CONTACT DETAILS OF EXTERNAL EXAMINERS

First preference

Name: Institute: Department: Academic rank: Educational degrees:

Field of study:

Number of MS/MPhil/PhD thesis supervised:

Address:

Email: Telephone: Fax:

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Second preference

Name: Institute: Department: Academic rank: Educational degrees:

Field of study:

Number of MS/MPhil/PhD thesis supervised:

Address:

Email: Telephone: Fax:

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Third preference

Name: Institute: Department: Academic rank: Educational degrees:

Field of study:

Number of MS/MPhil/PhD thesis supervised:

Address:

Email: Telephone: Fax:

Please attach CV of each of the above nominated external examiner.

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SIGNATURES OF THE SUPERVISOR(S)

Principal supervisors` declaration

Are you aware of any connections (professional, academic or personnel) between the student and/or supervisor(s) and any of the above nominated examiners? YES/NO. If yes, please specify the nature of the connection and period:

Have any of the nominated examiners been involved in this thesis? YES/NO. If yes, please provide more information:

Name of the principal supervisor:

Comments:

Signature (Principal supervisor):

Date:

Name of the associate supervisor (if any): Comments:

Signature (Associate supervisor)

Date:

OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE DEAN

Comments:

Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies):

Signature (Associate Dean):

Date:

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College of Engineering APPENDIX F FORM-906: Graduation Checklist

FORM-906: GRADUATION CHECKLIST

This form should be submitted by the student after the completion of all requirements including the oral examination to: The Office of Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Studies), College of Engineering

STUDENT DETAILS

Program name (MS/PhD): Discipline:

Student ID: Name: E-mail: Thesis Title: Mobile:

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST

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Thesis has been examined and graded Oral examination (if applicable) has been graded Four copies of the revised thesis (bound) and a CD have been submitted Passed all prescribed courses with the grade point average (GPA) 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.00. (A minimum of 6 credit hours of doctoral-level course work must be completed.) Passed the qualifying exam after completing 18 credit hours. Attended a minimum of five technical seminars. Delivered at least two public presentations (45 min. each). The thesis has been completed within six years after the admission.

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SIGNATURES

Name of the student:

Signature of the student:

Date:

Name of the principal supervisor:

Comments:

Signature (Principal supervisor):

Date:

Name of the associate supervisor (if any):

Comments:

Signature (Associate supervisor)

Date:

OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE DEAN

Comments:

Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies):

Signature (Associate Dean):

Date:

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College of Engineering APPENDIX G Suggested Thesis Components

SUGGESTED THESIS COMPONENTS

Note: Students are urged to consult with their supervisor(s) regarding this. The thesis should contain the following components in addition to descriptions of methodology, results and scholarly discussion, in accordance with disciplinary norms: 1. Title page: This must include the following information: 1.1. The title of the thesis 1.2. The student's name, department name, followed by "College of Engineering, Qatar University" 1.3. The month and year the thesis is to be submitted 1.4. The following statement: "This thesis submitted to Qatar University in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of _______________________ _____________________________________" 2. Copyright page: A separate page should include the copyright statement with "©" followed by the student's full name and the year the thesis is to be submitted. 3. Declaration page: This page has two parts: Student declaration signed by the student, and Supervisors' declaration signed by all supervisors. "To the best of my knowledge, the thesis contains no material previously published or written by another person or institution, except where due reference is made in the text of the thesis. The thesis contains no material which has been accepted for the award of any other degree in any university or other institution." This statement must be signed and dated by the student. The supervisor(s) will sign after the following declaration, "To the best of my/our knowledge, the thesis conforms the requirements of Qatar University, and we/I endorse this thesis for examination." 4. Table of Contents and Table of Figures

The student declaration includes the following statement,

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5. Executive Summary (maximum one page): Outlining the research problem(s) addressed, the methodology used, and the findings in non-technical terms. It should be easily understood by anyone from other fields without much effort. This must provide a concise summary of the thesis. 6. Acknowledgements: The student is required to declare the extent to which assistance has been given to the student by members of faculty staff, fellow students, technicians, or others in the collection of data, the design and construction of tools/methods, the experiments/testing/validations, the analysis/synthesize of findings/data, and the preparation of the thesis including editorial assistance. 7. Introduction: This component summarizes the research problem the student is addressing in your thesis. This should crisply define the research problem(s), and unambiguously state the rationale and objectives of the research. The introduction should also provide a context to prepare the readers upfront on what are expected in the rest of the thesis including a breakdown of the proposed solutions into parts that could be explained in the latter chapters. 8. Background and Literature Survey: A comprehensive review of the relevant literature according to disciplinary norms containing the weaknesses/deficiencies of the existing work related to the research problems addressed in the thesis. It includes an account on how others have addressed this or similar problem(s), which approach(s) they used etc. 9. Approach/Methodology: The research approach/methodology is a tool or a set of tools and techniques that are used to conduct research. The thesis should describe which approach(s)/methodologies are adapted in this research, why these are selected over others, how these are applied in the research. 10. Implementation/Research Findings: This component can be presented in more than one chapter which could clearly present the findings of the research with adequate data. It includes a description on how the approach has been applied/implemented, algorithms, architectures, process diagrams etc. 11. Evaluation/Validation: This component should provide an account on how the findings have been evaluated, tested, and finally validated. The data of the verification /testing/ experiment should also be presented with adequate explanation. 12. Discussion: An in-depth scholarly discussion on the findings should be provided along with future research directions. It should also include a detail account on why the findings of the thesis are better than the previous or exiting results done by others. 13. Conclusion: This component should restate the major theme and findings of the thesis, and pull the entire thesis together. 14. References: A thorough bibliography or reference list. 15. Appendix (if any). 16. The maximum word lengths for the PhD thesis is 100,000 words, and MS thesis is 60,000 words.

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