The BS program in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,





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The mission of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Program is to continue a program of excellence in teaching and research and thus provide students with the necessary skills to achieve success in their future professional careers.

 Program Objectives:

  •  Our graduates will use their highly competitive skills in a range of engineering career paths to become leaders in the energy industry.
  • Our graduates will seek out continuing education opportunities, striving for technical excellence.
  • Our graduates will leverage evolving technology through collaborative engagement in both industry workshops and professional societies.

 Program Outcomes:

      Engineering programs must demonstrate that their students attain the following outcomes:

  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

SPE Program Criteria
The program must demonstrate that graduates have the ability to apply:

  • SPE1. Mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials, and thermodynamics to petroleum engineering problems;
    and competency in the: 
  • SPE2. Design and analysis of well systems and procedures for drilling and completing wells;
  • SPE3. Characterization and evaluation of subsurface geological formation and their resources using geoscientific and engineering methods;
  • SPE4. Design and analysis of systems for producing, injecting, and handling fluids;
  • SPE5. Application of reservoir engineering principles and practices for optimizing resource development and management; and
  • SPE6. Use of project economics and resource valuation methods for design and decision making under conditions of risk and uncertainty.

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