Qatar has world-class natural gas reserves and significant reserves of petroleum. Chemical engineers transform natural gas and petroleum resources into a wide range of valuable chemicals, such as fuels, lubricants and polymers that are key feedstocks for the world’s economies. The primary job of the chemical engineer is to ensure that the chemical industries produce high-quality products at a cost that keeps Qatari products competitive in the international marketplace.
The undergraduate chemical engineering degree program at Texas A&M University at Qatar is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. Texas A&M at Qatar also launched its first master's program in January 2011. The program is the first of its kind in Qatar and offers two graduate degrees in chemical engineering: a Master of Science (M.S.) and a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.).