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The sample number of students is N = 301. The female sample number is N = 191 (63.5 %) out of which 35.4 % Qataris and 64.6 % non-Qataris, while males are N =110 (36.5 %) in which 21.1 % Qataris and 78.9 % non-Qataris; total sample number of Qatari students are N = 90 (30.2 %) and total sample number of non-Qatari students are N = 208 (69.8 %) (with three students who have not replied to this question).
Students who were surveyed belonged to the majority of engineering disciplines including mechanical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and architecture. The average cumulative GPA of surveyed students is 2.91 out of 4.0, and the average total number of credit hours completed is 116.23.
Alumni/Practicing Junior Engineers
The practicing junior engineer sample number is N =28; the majority are males N = 22 (78.6 %) out of which 5.6 % Qataris and 94.4 % non-Qataris, while the female sample number is N =6 (21.4%) with 33.3 % Qataris and 66.7 % non-Qataris. The majority of the sample group have bachelor degrees N = 26, and just a few have masters or diploma or other degree.
Most of the surveyed group are currently employed, and it is not their first job since graduation. Most of them (75 %) declared that they got their first employment in 1-6 months after graduation.
The average number of years they have as their job experience is 11.9 years. The employment role for most of them includes project management N = 14 and design N =8.
Analysis shows that the industrial sector sample number is N = 35; the majority of whom are males N = 28 (80 %), out of which 7.7 % are Qataris and 92.3 % are non-Qataris. The female sample number is N =7 (20 %) with 28.6 % Qataris and
71.4 % non-Qataris. Industry surveys were collected from three main departments N = 13 h, N = 14 managers, and N =8 training personnel.
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