HBKU CSE to Offer New Undergraduate Engineering Programs

QF’s Hamad Bin Khalifa University to Offer Undergraduate Engineering Programs in Education City

28 Mar 2024

College of Science and Engineering to launch series of degree programs addressing key industry needs

HBKU will admit its inaugural freshman class to these programs this fall.
HBKU will admit its inaugural freshman class to these programs this fall.

Building on Qatar Foundation’s (QF) ongoing legacy and commitment to fostering human potential and reflecting the steady continuation and evolution of Education City’s higher education ecosystem, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) will be launching a series of new undergraduate engineering programs through its College of Science and Engineering (CSE) starting from the academic year 2024-25.

HBKU’s CSE will offer forward-looking bachelor’s degrees across a range of disciplines in the engineering sciences that particularly cover the future needs of the labor market of both the public and private sectors. The addition of these undergraduate offerings also underscores HBKU’s consistently positive evolution from a predominantly postgraduate studies-focused institution in Qatar.

Commenting on the development, Dr. Ahmad M. Hasnah, President, HBKU, said: “This is another milestone in Education City’s legacy. It marks a natural next step in what has already seen HBKU consistently advancing into the multidisciplinary and research-centric academic institution it is today. Our mandate to support Qatar in solving critical challenges vital to national development compels us to always look forward and expand, developing students, graduates, and professionals of the highest caliber.”

Observing the college’s enhanced offerings, Dr. Mounir Hamdi, Founding Dean, CSE, said: “As one of HBKU’s longest-established colleges, CSE already possesses a track record of engagement and leadership in research and education disciplines of national and global importance. By adding to its extensive array of academic programs, CSE underpins a collective dedication to fostering innovation in new fields of teaching and learning.”

HBKU will admit its inaugural freshman class to these programs this fall, also including the last batch of applicants to Texas A&M University at Qatar, which recently announced plans to close its campus in Qatar in 2028.