2018-2019 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Required 129 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. The Following Curriculum:

All students must meet each semester with their academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
GEOE 210 Earth Dynamics & Geophysics 4
MATH 165 Calculus I 4
ENGL 110 College Composition I (Essential Studies) 3
CHEM 121
121L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory (ES=Q)
4
Arts & Humanities Elective 3
 Credits18
Spring
PTRE 201 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering 3
ENGR 200 Computer Applications in Engineering 2
MATH 166 Calculus II 4
PHYS 251 University Physics I 4
CHEM 122
122L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
 Credits17
Sophomore Year
Fall
ENGR 201 Statics 3
PTRE 301 Reservoir Rock Properties 3
MATH 265 Calculus III 4
PHYS 252 University Physics II 4
ME 341 Thermodynamics 3
 Credits17
Spring
PTRE 311 Petroleum Fluid Properties 3
PTRE 361 Petroleum Engineering Laboratory I 1
MATH 266 Elementary Differential Equations 3
ME 306 Fluid Mechanics 3
ENGR 203 Mechanics of Materials 3
GEOL 407 Petroleum Geology 3
 Credits16
Junior Year
Fall
PTRE 401 Well Logging 3
PTRE 431 Reservoir Engineering 3
PTRE 411 Drilling Engineering 3
GEOL 520
Statistical Applications in Geology
or Applied Statistical Methods
or Engineering Statistics and Design of Experiments
3
Arts & Humanities Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
PTRE 451 Advanced Drilling Engineering 3
PTRE 445 Well Testing 3
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
Technical Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Credits15
Senior Year
Fall
PTRE 421 Production Engineering 3
PTRE 465 Petroleum Geomechanics 3
PTRE 484 Research Design 3
PTRE 471 Numerical Reservoir Simulation 3
PTRE 405 Petroleum Eng. Economy and Law 3
 Credits15
Spring
PTRE 485 Senior Design 3
PTRE 475 Well Completions 3
PTRE 462 Petroleum Engineering Laboratory II 1
CHE 340 Professional Integrity in Engineering 3
Arts & Humanities Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits129
*

ES = represents courses satisfying the Essential Studies requirements of the University.

Approved Electives for Petroleum Engineering

Approved Courses for Technical Elective
PTRE 461Natural Gas Engineering3
PTRE 493Selected Topics in Petroleum Engineering1-4
CE 431Environmental Engineering I3
GEOG 474
474L
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
and GIS Laboratory
3

Geology courses 300 level or higher may be used as technical electives, dependent upon departmental approval.

* All ENGR and Geol courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

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