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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:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences   
  • 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
  • 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
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • 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:
  • Mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials, and thermodynamics to petroleum engineering problems;
    and competency in the: 
  • SPE1. Design and analysis of well systems and procedures for drilling and completing wells;
  • SPE2. Characterization and evaluation of subsurface geological formation and their resources using geoscientific and engineering methods;
  • SPE3. Design and analysis of systems for producing, injecting, and handling fluids;
  • SPE4. Application of reservoir engineering principles and practices for optimizing resource development and management; and
  • SPE5. Use of project economics and resource valuation methods for design and decision making under conditions of risk and uncertainty.

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