The mission of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Program is to continue a program of excellence in teaching and research and thus provide students with the necessary skills to achieve success in their future professional careers.
- Our graduates will use their highly competitive skills in a range of engineering career paths to become leaders in the energy industry.
- Our graduates will seek out continuing education opportunities, striving for technical excellence.
- Our graduates will leverage evolving technology through collaborative engagement in both industry workshops and professional societies.
Engineering programs must demonstrate that their students attain the following outcomes:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
SPE Program Criteria
The program must demonstrate that graduates have the ability to apply:
- Mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials, and thermodynamics to petroleum engineering problems;
and competency in the:
SPE1. Design and analysis of well systems and procedures for drilling and completing wells;
SPE2. Characterization and evaluation of subsurface geological formation and their resources using geoscientific and engineering methods;
SPE3. Design and analysis of systems for producing, injecting, and handling fluids;
SPE4. Application of reservoir engineering principles and practices for optimizing resource development and management; and
SPE5. Use of project economics and resource valuation methods for design and decision making under conditions of risk and uncertainty.