Program Educational Objectives

  1. Our alumni become competent petroleum engineering professionals.
  2. Our alumni are able to analyze and design engineering systems, understand the associated uncertainties, and evaluate the economic, environmental, and social impacts.
  3. Our alumni are able to synthesize inputs from various sources, apply multidisciplinary fundamentals and articulate technical concepts.

Student Outcomes

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • a basic knowledge of design principles in each area of petroleum engineering - drilling, production and reservoir - and be aware of their interdependence