Petroleum Engineering - BSc

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Program Overview

AUC’s petroleum engineering program adopts an integrated approach, striking a balance between the fundamentals of oil and gas exploration, production and practical know-how, and applications of advanced technology. The program focuses on strengthening ties with the industry and provides graduates with excellent opportunities in the regional and global job markets. 

This program is suitable for students who are interested in the discovery, exploration, and processing of the earth's energy resources through the knowledge of basic sciences, geosciences, and petroleum engineering.

Our alumni have excellent job opportunities in one of the highest-paying professions worldwide. Target employers include, but are not limited to, oil and gas companies, oil field services, and more.

Assistant professor, Sherif Fakher '16, gives a short brief about AUC’s petroleum and energy engineering undergraduate program

Graduates of the petroleum engineering program at AUC are able, within a few years of graduation, to meet 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:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

  • 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.

  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences

  • 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.

  • Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

  • Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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

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The program’s many alumni include Sherif Fakher ’16, who holds a PhD from Missouri University of Science and Technology and is an assistant professor at AUC. His research resulted in the publication of more than forty technical papers and multiple awards worldwide. 

Our alumni have worked for the top companies in the field, including:

  • Schlumberger 
  • Apache Corporation
  • Baker Hughes 
  • Halliburton 
  • Shell 
  • BP
  • Khalda 

 

 

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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