Petroleum Engineering - BSc

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The petroleum engineer is concerned mainly with the exploration, drilling, reservoir and production operations. Economic and environmentally safe petroleum production and processing require the application of engineering principles in addition to a wide spectrum of knowledge including chemistry, geology, physics, and mathematics.

The petroleum engineering program at AUC graduates a petroleum engineer who, within a few years of graduation, meets societal needs in one or more of the following roles:

  • A professional team member to meet local and global petroleum industry demands.

  • A successful member of an academic or research organization or as an entrepreneur.

  • A distinguished member in the petroleum community through promotion or professional development with awareness of ethics and environmental issues.

Students will gain the following knowledge and skills:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

  2. 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.

  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

 

ENROLLMENT TRENDS

 

 

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

Full-Time Students

180

172

156

145

120

117

Part-Time Students

14

12

9

5

15

13

Students FTE

188.67

178.67

161.5

148.25

129

124.5

Graduates 

35

34

49

27

26

31

 

PENG Graph-Enrollment trend through academic years 2014-2020

 

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The Petroleum Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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