Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Required 129 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above) including:

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

II. Petroleum Engineering required courses:  

PTRE 201Introduction to Petroleum Engineering3
PTRE 301Reservoir Rock Properties3
PTRE 311Petroleum Fluid Properties3
PTRE 361Petroleum Engineering Laboratory I1
PTRE 401Well Logging3
PTRE 405Petroleum Eng. Economy and Law3
PTRE 411Drilling Engineering3
PTRE 421Production Engineering3
PTRE 431Reservoir Engineering3
PTRE 445Well Testing3
PTRE 451Advanced Drilling Engineering3
PTRE 462Petroleum Engineering Laboratory II1
PTRE 465Petroleum Geomechanics3
PTRE 471Numerical Reservoir Simulation3
PTRE 475Well Completions3
PTRE 484Research Design3
PTRE 485Senior Design3
Total Credits47

III. Program Required Electives

Technical Electives6
PTRE 461Natural Gas Engineering3
PTRE 493Selected Topics in Petroleum Engineering1-4
ENGR 490Topics in Engineering1-3
GEOL 330Structural Geology3
GEOL 411Sedimentology and Stratigraphy5
GEOL 414Applied Geophysics3
GEOE 417Hydrogeology3

IV. College of Engineering and Mines Requirements:

ENGR 200Computer Applications in Engineering2
ENGR 201Statics3
ENGR 203Mechanics of Materials3
ENGR 340Professional Integrity in Engineering3
GEOE 210Earth Dynamics Geophysics4
GEOL 407Petroleum Geology3
CHE 315Engineering Statistics and Design of Experiments3
or MATH 321 Applied Statistical Methods
ME 306Fluid Mechanics3
ME 341Thermodynamics3
Total Credits27

 V. Requirements outside of the College of Engineering and Mines:

CHEM 121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 122
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
MATH 165Calculus I4
MATH 166Calculus II4
MATH 265Calculus III4
MATH 266Elementary Differential Equations3
PHYS 251University Physics I4
or PHYS 251C
University Physics I
and University Physics I Lab
PHYS 252University Physics II4
or PHYS 252C
University Physics II
and University Physics II Lab
Total Credits31

All courses taken in the College of Engineering and Mines must be completed with a "C" or higher. Students need to meet a minimum of 2.0 GPA within the College of Engineering and Mines. 

Students must ensure all appropriate pre-requisites are met prior to registering for all courses in the curriculum.