Mission

The Petroleum Engineering program seeks to graduate petroleum engineers who use their knowledge and ability to design and construct sustainable petroleum engineering systems, which serve the needs of society and adhere to professional, ethical, and environmental standards. Graduates will understand and be able to apply current knowledge of engineering, environmental, and legal issues to advance sustainable engineering practices.
The curriculum shares three basic tenants: scientific and technological excellence, balance between theory and practice, and a commitment to self-maintained and enduring personal and professional development. Petroleum engineering graduates are naturally committed to life-long learning and are problem-solvers ready to deal with any technological challenge at local, regional and/or international scales.

Total Credits
150
Apply Before
January 2018
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Program Educational Objectives

The graduates of the petroleum engineering program should be able to:

  1. 1.Use appropriate engineering skills and tools to design sustainable projects;
  2. 2.Have an ethical and professional commitment to the community and its environment; and
  3. 3.Communicate effectively and professionally in dealing with basic concepts in management, business, and public policy.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduates of the petroleum engineering program will have:

  1. 1.An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. 2.An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. 3.An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  4. 4.An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. 5.An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. 6.An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. 7.An ability to communicate effectively;
  8. 8.The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  9. 9.A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. 10.A knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. 11.An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Degree Requirements

The Petroleum Engineering program is currently hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and leads to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering. The course requirements for the degree involve a total of 150 credits divided into the following pools:

Courses

Liberal Arts Curriculum (27cr.)

Approved Professional Training (1cr.)

Free Electives (3cr.)

Include any course, of sophomore level (200-level) or above, offered by the University.

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year I (15cr.)
MAT
213 Calculus III
3 cr.
CEN
202 Engineering Mechanics: Statics
3 cr.
ENG 201 Introduction to Engineering 3 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore English Rhetoric 3 cr.
CHM 211 Principles of Chemistry
3 cr.
Spring Semester Year I (16cr.)

MAT

215

Linear Algebra
3 cr.

MAT

224

Calculus IV
3 cr.

MEN/CEN

202/203

Mechanics of Materials I
3 cr.

GEO

201

Physical Geology
3 cr.

CHM

221

Organic Chemistry I
3 cr.

CHM

271

Principles of Chemistry Lab
1 cr.
Summer Session Year I (9cr.)
ENL 230 English in the Workplace 3 cr.
PHS 206 Heat, Vibration and Waves
3 cr.

LAC 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year II (17cr.)

CEN

204

Mechanics of Materials Laboratory 1 cr.

EEN

205

Electric Circuits 3 cr.

ENG

202

Computers and Engineering
3 cr.

MAT

235

Ordinary Differential Equations
3 cr.
MEN 201 Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics 3 cr.

MEN

210

Thermodynamics I 3 cr.
PHS 275 Experimental Physics I
1 cr.
Spring Semester Year II (16cr.)

CEN

392

Engineering Economy
3 cr.
MAT 326 Probability & Statics for Engineers 3 cr.

MEN

320

Fluid Mechanics I
3 cr.

PEN

205

Reservoir Rock Properties
3 cr.

PEN

220

Petroleum Reservoir Fluids
3 cr.

PEN

275

Rock Properties Laboratory
1 cr.
Summer Session Year II (9cr.)

LAC 3 cr.
LAC
3 cr.
LAC
3 cr.
Fall Semester Year III (17cr.)
ENG 212 Computational Tools for Engineers
3 cr.

PEN

305

Structural Geology & Stratigraphy for Pet. Engr.
3 cr.

MAT

339

Numerical Analysis
3 cr.

MEN

376

Thermo-Fluid Lab.
1 cr.

PEN

302

Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering
3 cr.

 

 

LAC
3 cr.
Spring Semester Year III (16cr.)
MAT 335 Partial Differential Equations
3 cr.
PEN
310 Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer
3 cr.
PEN
320 Well Logging and Formation Evaluation
3 cr.
PEN
340
Drilling and Completion I
3 cr.
PEN
371
Reservoir Fluid Mechanics Lab.
1 cr.
PEN 372 Well Logging and Formation Evaluation Lab.
1 cr.
    LAC 3 cr.
Summer Session Year III (1cr.)
PEN 489 Approved Professional Training 1 cr.
Fall Semester Year IV (17cr.)
PEN 405 Geophysics for Petroleum Engineers
3 cr.
PEN
410 Petroleum Production
3 cr.
PEN
440 Drilling and Completions II
3 cr.
PEN
472
Drilling and Production Engineering Lab.
1 cr.
PEN
598 Engineering Design I
1 cr.
PEN
5xx Major Technical Elective
3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year IV (17cr.)
PEN 450 Petroleum Economics
3 cr.
PEN
461 Surface Production Operations
3 cr.
PEN
599 Engineering Design II
2 cr.
PEN
5xx Major Technical Elective
3 cr.
PEN
5xx Major Technical Elective
3 cr.
Free Elective 3 cr.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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