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BS in Petroleum Engineering

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering program requires the completion of 132 credits in the following areas:

Degree Requirements Credits
University General Education Requirements 33
School of Engineering Requirements 30
Petroleum Engineering Program Requirements 69 (63 hrs compulsory and 6 hrs technical electives)
Total 133

University General Education Requirements (33 credit hours)

University General Education Requirements are (33) Credit Hours, as follows:

Orientation Courses (14 Credit Hours)
UNIV 100 – University Freshman Transition is mandatory for freshmen.

Code Course Title Credit
ARAB 101
or
ARAB 110
Beginner Level Arabic and Culture for non-Native Learners I or
Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I
3
CSCI 112 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CSCI 113 Introduction to Computer Programming Lab 1
ENGL 101 Composition 3
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
UNIV 200 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability 3

Knowledge Domains (19 Credit Hours)

The knowledge domains are divided into the following three categories: six credit hours from Social and Behavioral Sciences, seven from the Natural Sciences and six from Fine Arts and Humanities.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credit Hours)

UAES 200 Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies 3
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics  3

Natural Sciences (7 credits minimum)

MATH 113 Calculus I 4
CHEM 211 General Chemistry I  3

Humanities and Fine Arts (6 Credit Hours)

MEST 100 Introduction to Islam in World Culture  3
PHIL 100
or
ENGL 200
Critical Thinking and Reasoning  or
Advanced Composition
3

The fifth writing intensive course for the BS Petroleum Engineering program is PENG 322 Drilling Fluids Laboratory.

School of Engineering Requirements (30 Credit hours)

ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering 2
PHYS 110 University Physics I 3
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 1
MATH 114 Calculus II 4
MATH 203 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 214 Elementary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 220 University Physics II 3
PHYS 221 University Physics II Lab 1
STAT 346 Probability for Engineers 3
IENG 321 Engineering Economy 3
ENGR 390 Internship 3
CHEM 212 General Chemistry I Lab 1

Petroleum Engineering Program Requirements (69 credit hours)

Program Requirements are (69) Credit Hours as follows:

Compulsory: (63 Credit Hours)

PENG 101 Physical Geology 3
PENG 231 Mechanics of Materials 3
CHEM 215 Organic Chemistry I 3
MENG 211 Thermodynamics I 3
PENG 202 Intro. to Petroleum Engineering  1
CIEN 251 Fluid Mechanics 3
PENG 351 Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties 3
PENG 321 Reservoir Rock and Fluid Prop. Lab 1
PENG 361 Drilling Engineering I 2
PENG 322 Drilling Fluids Laboratory 1
PENG 371 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering  3
PENG 381 Well Logging 3
PENG 382 Petroleum Production Engineering (Well Performance) 4
PENG 462 Drilling Engineering II 2
PENG 482 Natural Gas Engineering  3
PENG 472 Applied Reservoir Geology 3
PENG 473 Reservoir Simulation 3
PENG 483 Well Testing 3
PENG 484 Stimulation and Intervention in Petroleum Production Operations 3
PENG 485 Water Flooding 3
PENG 422 Fluid Flow in Porous Media Lab  1
PENG 403 Petroleum Property Evaluation 3
PENG 491 Senior Design Project I 3
PENG 492 Senior Design Project II 3

Technical Electives: (6 Credit Hours)

PENG 486 Enhanced Oil Recovery 3
PENG 442 Transportation and Storage of Petroleum 3
PENG 443 Separation and Treatment of Petroleum Fluids 3
PENG 474 Applied Reservoir Simulation 3
CHEN 404 Safety and Environmental Impact 3
PENG 493 Special Topics in Petroleum Engineering 3
ENGR 399 Undergraduate Research Project 3
Total   132 Credits 
Last updated: Apr 11, 2021 @ 7:39 pm

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