NMT - New Mexico Tech New Mexico Tech Petroleum Engineering

The New Mexico Institute of
Mining and Technology

Department of Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering

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    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.
Program Objectives:

  • 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.
Program Outcomes:

    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.

    Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

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