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Profile of the Program

The general objectives of the program are to:

1.   Prepare students to become successful professional engineers in the demanding field of petroleum engineering;

2.   Provide students the necessary knowledge and technical skills to excel in the oil and gas industry either as operational leaders in the field, technical experts, or researchers;

3.   Provide students with the fundamental principles of science and engineering in order to cope successfully with the technological challenges of the oil and gas industry;

4.   Cultivate analytical skills, problem solving tactics, and critical thinking;

5.   Promote engineering ethics, job responsibility, and moral practices;

6.   Develop skills for effective communication with co-workers, managers, and the public on topics related to technical concepts, risks, and recommendations.

 

The specific objectives of the program are to:

1.      Provide fundamental knowledge, analytical skills, and engineering tools to students in order to cope successfully in a technologically challenging environment in the oil and gas industry;

2.      Facilitate learning in areas of petroleum engineering that are directly linked to industry and current state-of-the-art technology;

3.      Provide the theoretical and computational skills necessary for the solution of both theoretical and practical engineering problems in the field of oil and gas energy;

4.      Provide practical and experimental hands-on experience that allows the students to link directly to fundamental knowledge and theory;

5.      Prepare students to work alone or in groups in order to provide engineering solutions;

6.      Prepare students to design/implement systems and processes towards the solution of engineering problems in the field of oil and gas energy;

7.      Develop communications skills including the abilities to write technical reports and present their work before an audience;