Name Ahmad Al-As'ad
Employer University of Calgary
Division Chemical Engineering
5331 valiant dr nw
City Calgary
Phone 5,877,071,449
Company's Fax No.  
Year B.Sc. Degree obtained 2007
Current Highest Degree M.Sc.
Current Position Research associate
Primary Job Function Research and Development
Please rate the following abilities, attributes, and skills that JUST has equipped you with during your study. FIRST, rate how JUST has prepared you in each, SECOND, rate how important each has been relative to your needs and employment experience since graduation.

1(a) Apply mathematics, and scientific principles and methods.
1 (Excellent)
1(b) Importance: High
2(a) Design, conduct experiments, analyze, and interpret experimental data 1 (Excellent)
2(b) Importance: High
3(a) Design a system, component, or process to meet a desired need and apply modern computer tools and packages for process design 2 (Very good)
3(b) Importance: High
4(a) Function cooperatively on multi-disciplinary teams 2 (Very good)
4(b) Importance: High
5(a) Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems 1 (Excellent)
5(b) Importance: High
6(a) Understand professional and ethical responsibility 1 (Excellent)
6(b) Importance: High
7(a) Communicate effectively in oral, written, graphical and visual forms 1 (Excellent)
7(b) Importance: High
8(a) Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and local context 1 (Excellent)
8(b) Importance: High
9(a) Independently seek new knowledge using various resources and are motivated to pursue further education and training 1 (Excellent)
9(b) Importance: High
10(a) Stay updated on current technology trends and adopt to advances in technologies and disciplines related to their field 1 (Excellent)
10(b) Importance: High
11(a) Effectively use technology (e.g. computers, software, high tech equipment, etc..) in engineering practice 1 (Excellent)
11(b) Importance: High
Please feel free to provide any further comments on the program curriculum and your educational experience at JUST, and to make suggestions on ways to improve the department and curriculum.
Making the practical training a internship (more preferably PAID) where students is working for companies and have duties and task to take care of with at least 8 months length to provide them with a solid and a better understanding of both job market and the responsibilities that they might encounter in real life scenarios. In addition, this will really improve there chances in securing a job especially if they are planing to go to other countries where they are now not a typical undergrad with no experience also this will improve the behavior, communication skills and most importantly networking abilities. Regarding the curriculum, I did my MSc at the University of Calgary and the curriculum for undergrad is very similar to the one in JUST even JUST one is a bit more tough. Finally, JUST professors in chemical engineering department are very and highly qualified and I'm really lucky to be one of there students.