Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering
The goal of this program is to graduate master-level petroleum engineers who are highly qualified for a rewarding professional experience. Graduates may choose to work in the petroleum industry, continue on to other graduate level degrees, or join consulting/contracting companies. Prospective students have to be motivated to seek life-long learning and professional development and be capable of becoming professionals and leaders in the global petroleum industries. (Total credit hours is 30 which includes 9 credit hours of thesis work).
- To generate graduates with high levels of competence in fundamental and applied concepts of petroleum engineering.
- To provide opportunities to address industrially important problems and to propose and investigate possible solutions.
- To provide an environment in which students can embrace social and personal development.
- To motivate the students to seek life-long learning and professional development
- To enhance students recognition and understanding of the professional and societal responsibilities associated with working in the industry.
- To develop computational techniques, and written and oral communication skills.
- To cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship through deeper understanding and advanced knowledge of the Petroleum Engineering principles and operations.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Apply advanced concepts of fundamental sciences and engineering to solve complex Petroleum Engineering problems.
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively both independently and in teams of various backgrounds.
- Apply innovative and practical solutions to existing or novel processes in research.
- Search, evaluate and acquire information from relevant petroleum engineering literature.
- Design advanced approaches to conduct petroleum engineering experiments.
- Use advanced quantitative and qualitative methods to interpret research experimental results.
- Disseminate and discuss their professional and scientific work to the general public, as well as to experts in both writing and oral formats.
- Observe and apply ethical and professional codes and responsibilities.
Required Credit Hours : minimum 30 hours
|Required Courses (15 hours )||Credit Hours|
|PETE615||Advanced Reservoir Engineering||3|
|PETE626||Advanced formation evaluation||3|
|ELEC600||Numerical Methods in Engineering||3|
|PETE619||Advanced Petroleum Production Engineering||3|
|PETE612||Advanced Natural Gas Engineering||3|
|Student should only select 2 courses from the list below (6 hours )||Credit Hours|
|PETE621||Non-Thermal EOR Methods||3|
|PETE625||Selected Topics in Petroleum Engineering||3|
|PETE608||Advanced Drilling Engineering||3|
|PETE627||Advanced Reservoir Simulation||3|
|STAT612||Experimental Design & Analysis||3|
|Required Course (9 hours )||Credit Hours|
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