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The Department of Petroleum and Energy Engineering offers the graduates the opportunity to join a challenging and exciting career to explore, develop and produce oil and gas resources.


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Petroleum Engineering

The minor provides students with a world-class, accredited petroleum engineering education within the context of a liberal arts environment, and prepare them for a successful career in the Petroleum industry.

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Petroleum Engineering

The program 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.

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Find out what people have to say about AUC!
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To all the great life and technical lessons, tough challenges, hands-on experiences here and abroad and supportive professors, I'm very thankful for my intense 5 years at AUC for raising the bar so high of what I can do and teaching me that one's potential can be limitless. I'm also thankful for my Petroleum Engineering degree for teaching me to solve any problem life throws at me one at a time and that hard work along with passion are the means to go forward.

Farah Fawzi '16
Field Engineer at Weatherford
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I graduated in Spring 2017 from Petroleum Engineering with Honors and now working as a Wireline Engineer in Schlumberger. The Petroleum Engineering program offered me both theoretical and practical knowledge with renowned professors in both the gas and renewable energy industries. The exposure and extensive knowledge that I've gained shaped me into the Engineer that I am right now. Thank you.

Mahmoud Agamawy '17
Wireline Engineer at Schlumberger
Mostafa Kandil

With an innovative mind already cultivated at the age of 16, Kandil started his AUC studies as a petroleum engineering student, working his way through life he cofounded Swvl. Swvl, a mobile app that organizes convenient and customized transportation routes around Egypt at reasonable prices. Swvl was accelerated at the AUC Venture Lab-recently raised $8 million in its first round of venture capital financing.  

Mostafa Kandil '15
Co-founder Swvl

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