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.
Program Educational Objectives
The graduates of the petroleum engineering program should be able to:
- 1.Use appropriate engineering skills and tools to design sustainable projects;
- 2.Have an ethical and professional commitment to the community and its environment; and
- 3.Communicate effectively and professionally in dealing with basic concepts in management, business, and public policy.
Program Learning Outcomes (based on ABET criteria)
The graduates of the Petroleum Engineering program will have:
- 1.An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
- 2.An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
- 3.An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
- 4.An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
- 5.An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
- 6.An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
- 7.An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
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: