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    INDUSTRIAL TRAINING PROGRAM H

    ANDBOOK V.2 SUMMER 2009

    Issued by Industrial Relations Office, College of Engineering, Qatar University,http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/IRO/For your feedback, e-mail us: iro@qu.edu.qa

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    INDUSTRIAL TRAINING PROGRAM HANDBOOK V.2 SUMMER 2009

    Issued by Industrial Relations Office, College of Engineering, Qatar University,http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/IRO/For your feedback, e-mail us: iro@qu.edu.qa

    INDEX

    1. IndustrialRelationsOffice

    2.AboutITP

    3.Definitions

    4.Terms&conditions

    5.GradeBreakUp

    6.Procedures

    7.F.A.Qs

    8.ApplicationForms

    9. ImportantDates

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    INDUSTRIAL TRAINING PROGRAM HANDBOOK V.2 SUMMER 2009

    Issued by Industrial Relations Office, College of Engineering, Qatar University,http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/IRO/For your feedback, e-mail us: iro@qu.edu.qa

    INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS OFFICE

    ABOUT IRO

    The Industrial Relations Office (IRO) is responsible of the communications & relationships between the industriesand the college of engineering (CoE); students, staff & faculties.

    IRO encourages the students of the college of engineering to apply for the Industrial training program (summerinternship) and provides them with the most suitable company that meets their perspectives to choose and betrained in during summer. IRO encourages the companies as well to sponsor students, and also assist the studentsto acknowledge the benefits of the sponsorship program.

    Industrial Relations office coordinates Field Trips for students and faculties to the industrial companies, Exhibitions,school visits, and any other events related to the college indoors and outdoors.

    OUR VISION

    The Industrial Relations Office (IRO) will strive to be recognized as the premier agency in College of Engineering thatbuilds strong and sustaining relations with industry using effective advertising, marketing and communication skills.

    IRO ACTIVITIES

    Faculty ChairsSponsorshipIndustrial Training ProgramField Trips

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    INDUSTRIAL TRAINING PROGRAM HANDBOOK V.2 SUMMER 2009

    Issued by Industrial Relations Office, College of Engineering, Qatar University,http://www.qu.edu.qa/engineering/IRO/For your feedback, e-mail us: iro@qu.edu.qa

    ABOUT ITP

    Industrial Training Program (ITP) is a mandatory course (credited) and called Practical Training/Summer Trainingcourse. This course has to be taken by the college of engineering students in order to graduate; Majors that fallsunder this group are:

    Mechanical Engineering (Males only)Civil Engineering (Males only)

    Architectural Engineering (Females only)Electrical Engineering (Males & Female)Chemical Engineering (Males & Females)

    There is another Industrial Training Program which is eligible to all Students; however, Credited Course students

    come as first priority.Majors that are not listed in the credited ITP are no obliged to take the course.ITP Goal

    Expose the CoE students to the methods of engineering practiceIdentify the strengths and weaknesses in current students through industry feedback and modify the curriculumaccording to the needsStrengthen the relation between industrial institutions and Qatar UniversityBenefits of the industrial training program

    TO THE STUDENTS

    Familiarize the students with practical engineering work in various disciplines.Improve the performance of the students in theory classes by introducing them to the in practical work.

    Help to know the strengths and weaknesses in the students, so they can improve their skills and overcome theirlimitations by taking appropriate measures.Expose students to real work situations and equip them with the necessary skills so that they would be ready for the

    job when they graduate.

    TO THE COLLEGE

    Modify the curriculum based on the feedback from industry, if necessary.Better job placement opportunities for the graduating students from the CollegeMuster the support from industry in the form of sponsorships and scholarships.

    TO THE INDUSTRIAL INSTITUTIONS

    Solidify the relationship between the industrial institutions and Qatar University.Promote the services of the Industrial institutions & CoE.Get the opportunity to hire the perceptive trained students after graduation or have the chance to sponsor them untilthey graduate.

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    INDUSTRIAL TRAINING PROGRAM HANDBOOK V.2 SUMMER 2009

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    DEFINITIONS

    Credited Industrial Training Program(Mandatory)

    The Credited ITP is a mandatory course and called Practical Training/Summer Training course. This course has tobe taken by the college of engineering students in order to graduate; Majors that falls under this group are:

    1. Mechanical Engineering (Males only)2. Civil Engineering (Males only)3. Architectural Engineering (Females only)4. Electrical Engineering (Males & Female)5. Chemical Engineering (Males & Females)

    Non-Credited Industrial Training Program

    All Students are eligible to join the industrial training program; however, Credited Course students come as firstpriority.

    Majors that are not listed in the credited ITP are no obliged to take the course.

    Training Places

    The Training Place is the place where the student will be trained in, meeting some specific criteria. These criteriainclude the presence of a field supervisor (an employee in the training organization) to monitor the students andevaluate him/her at the end of the training based on the observations of the students performance.

    Industrial Relations Office

    Industrial Relations office is responsible to coordinate between the College of Engineering and the trainingplaces/industrial institutions.

    College of Engineering Departments

    Departments are the majors of Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Chemical, and Computer Science & ComputerEngineering. All documents must be delivered to the department assistant only. Any information, and forms can becollected from the students department admin assistant.

    Forms1. Form 01 - Registration form2. Form 02 Drop course3. Form 03 Training field information4. Form 04 Student Evaluation by Field Supervisor5. Form 05 Student evaluation by Academic Supervisor6. Form 06 Training place evaluation7. Evaluation guide

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    INDUSTRIAL TRAINING PROGRAM HANDBOOK V.2 SUMMER 2009

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    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    NON-CREDITED INDUSTRIAL TRAINING PROGRAM (SUMMER INTERNSHIP)

    For the non-credited group there are no Terms & Conditions except the one bound by the industrial Institution that you are trainedin.Documents Required:

    a. Application Form (Internship Application)b. C.V (Resume)c. Official Documents (if needed): High school Certificate, Qatari ID/Passport, resident permit (for non-Qatar/GCC).Resumes must be clear and completed in all aspects.

    CREDITED INDUSTRIAL TRAINING PROGRAM (MANDATORY)

    Students can register in the Industrial training course (MAJOR-399) if he/she satisfies the following requirements and conditions:1. The student has to have at least 90 credit hours.2. The students has to have passed the following classes:

    a. English language classes (ENGL 202 and ENGL 203)b. Computer programming (GENG106)

    3. The approval of the head of department.4. No other courses can be combined with the Industrial Training course during the summer semester.5. Trainings must be within the state of Qatar; otherwise, a formal approval from the head of department and the Dean of

    the college must be presented to the higher management of QU for approval6. No applications will be accepted without necessary forms and the official documents.

    Fill in the application form attached with all the official documents and forward it to the departments admin assistant.

    DROPPING THE TRAINING COURSE

    The student can drop the industrial training course according to the following:

    1. Anytime before he/she starts the training, according to the QU Rules of Drop/Add.2. Student must state convincing reasons with approval from head of the department; it should be at least 2

    weeks after starting training.3. If the student does not meet the deadline of dropping the course, or does not show up, he/she will be

    considered as failed

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    STUDENTS

    1. Commit to the training period.2. Student who misses 10 days of training he/she will be considered failed.3. Inform the training place/Industrial institution of any absence.4. Submit a registered written statement within 4 days in case of sickness.5. Students do not have the right to change the place of training once they have started.6. Comply with the regulations of the training place.7. Student must write a 2 short progress reports; one after 3 weeks of starting the training; the report must

    be delivered at the 4thweek of starting the training and the second report must be after 7 weeks of

    starting