Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum engineering refers to the subsurface engineering activities related to the production of hydrocarbons, which can be either crude oil or gas. Petroleum Engineering focuses on maximizing economic recovery of hydrocarbons from subsurface reservoirs and estimation of the recoverable volume of this resource using a detailed understanding of the physical behavior of Oil, water and gas within porous rock at very high pressure. Petroleum Engineering requires a good knowledge of many other related disciplines, such as Geology, Petrophysics, Geophysics, and Petroleum Geology. Improvements in computer modeling, materials and the application of statistics, probability analysis have drastically improved the toolbox of the petroleum engineer in recent decades. The Petroleum Engineering undergraduate program in the College of Engineering at the United Arab Emirates University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. For more details on this program, click here.
- PEO-1: Have successful careers in various fields related to petroleum engineering and have leadership roles in industry/organizations.
- PEO-2: Demonstrate high level of professionalism, commitment to ethical and social responsibility, and desire for life-long learning.
- PEO-3: Demonstrate innovative solutions for the petroleum industry through creative thinking.
- PEO-4: Pursue advanced degrees and careers in engineering, academia, research and development, or business.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Competency in mathematics through differential equations, linear algebra, probability, and statistics; and engineering subjects including strength of materials, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics; and ability to apply these courses to practical petroleum engineering problems. (A)
- Ability to design and conduct different petroleum laboratory experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret laboratory and field data. (B)
- Competency in petroleum engineering including design and analysis of well systems, procedures for drilling and completing wells, characterization and evaluation of subsurface geological formations, design and analysis of systems for producing, injecting, lifting and handling fluids; application of reservoir engineering principles and practices for optimizing resource development and management; use of project economics and resource valuation methods for design and decision making under conditions of risk and uncertainty. (C)
- Ability to work and interact effectively in groups/teams which have diverse personalities, cultures, and backgrounds. (D)
- Ability to identify, formulate, and solve practical petroleum engineering problems. (E)
- Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.(F)
- Ability to develop effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. (G)
- Ability to evaluate potential risks, i.e. consequences and probabilities of engineering solutions which may affect the society and environment. (H)
- Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in independent-learning and life-long learning. (I)
- Knowledge of contemporary issues related to the petroleum industry. (J)
- Ability to use computer software such as spreadsheets, mathematics packages, word processors, reservoir simulation models, and design packages in solution of petroleum engineering problems. (K)
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 147 hours
General Education (Req. CH:42)
Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)
Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Ethics (2.00 hours)
|GENG215||Engineering Ethics 1||2.000|
1 : Also counts towards the Major
Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (3.00 hours)
|ESPU107||Introduction to Academic English For Engineering||3.000|
Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)
Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)
Cluster 3: The Human Community - Social and Behavioral Sciences (3.00 hours)
|GENG315||Engineering Economics 3||3.000|
3 : Also counts towards the Major
Cluster 4: The Natural World - Mathamatics (3.00 hours)
|MATH1110||Calculus I for Engineering 4||3.000|
4 : Also counts towards the Major
College of Engineering