For the students’ interviews, one student was interviewed from the chemical engineering programme and two students were interviewed from each of the following programmes: industrial and systems engineering, architectural and urban planning programme, computer engineering, computer science, and electrical engineering. All of the students interviewed are senior students (90+ credit hours finished).
The industry interviews included 3 organizations from the following sectors: construction, research and development, and services. The interviewees were chosen from different departments in the organization which includes managers (senior R&D expert, business development manager, and heads of various departments), HR (HR managers, manager of finance and administration, head of planning and recruitment, and Qatarization planner), training department (senior learning and development advisor for training, head of Qatarization: training and development), and professional engineers or alumni (research and development engineer and project engineer). Most of the interviews done with industry representatives were group interviews.