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Petroleum Engineering Curriculum Table

First Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
MATH 1451, Calculus I With Applications * 4 MATH 1452, Calculus II With Applications * 4
ENGL 1301, Essentials of College Rhetoric * 3 ENGL 1302, Advanced College Rhetoric * 3
POLS 1301, American Government, Organization 3 POLS 2302, American Public Policy 3
CHEM 1307, Principles of Chemistry I * 3 Oral Communications 3
CHEM 1107, Experimental Principles of Chemistry I (lab) * 1 PHYS 1408, Principles of Physics I * 4
PETR 1305, Engineering Analysis I * 3    
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 17
Summer
Course Hours
HIST 2300, History of the United States to 1877 3
TOTAL 3

Second Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
MATH 2450, Calculus III With Applications 4 Higher Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists I 3
PHYS 2401, Principles of Physics II 4 GEOL 4324, Geology of Hydrocarbons 3
CE 2301, Statics or
ME 2301, Statics
3 CE 3303, Mechanics of Solids or
ME 3403, Mechanics of Solids
3/4
GEOL 3324, Geology for Petroleum Engineers 3 CE 3305, Mechanics of Fluids or
ME 3370, Fluid Mechanics
3
ME 2322, Engineering Thermodynamics I 3 PETR 2322, Petroleum Methods 3
    IE 2324, Engineering Economic Analysis 3
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 18/19

Third Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
PETR 3105, Petroleum Field Trip 1 ENCO 3350, Basic Land Practices 3
GEOL 4334, Structural Analysis in Hydrocarbon Systems 3 CE 3302, Dynamics or
ME 2302, Dynamics
3
PETR 3302, Reservoir Fluid Properties Design 3 PETR 3401, Petroleum Development Design 4
PETR 3402, Reservoir Rock Properties 4 PETR 3304, Formation Evaluation 3
PETR 4303, Petroleum Production Methods 3 PETR 3306, Reservoir Engineering 3
MATH 3342, Statistics for Engineers or
IE 3341, Engineering Statistics
3    
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 16

Fourth Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
PETR 4121, Petroleum Design I 1 PETR 4222, Petroleum Design II 2
PETR 4300, Petroleum Property Evaluation and Management 3 HIST 2301, History of the United States Since 1877 3
Multicultural/Visual and Performing Arts 3 Humanities 3
PETR Senior Elective #1 (select specialization) † 3 PETR Senior Elective #3 ‡ 3
PETR Senior Elective #2 † 3 PETR Senior Elective #4 ‡ 3/4
TOTAL 13 TOTAL 14/15

* These courses must be completed, along with a 3.0 GPA, in order to be admitted into petroleum engineering.
(Starting in Fall 2014, a GPA of 3.2 will be needed to declare petroleum engineering.)

Fall Senior Elective Offerings Spring Senior Elective Offerings
Reservoir Operations Reservoir Operations
PETR 4306 PETR 4307 PETR 4319 PETR 4405
PETR 4324 PETR 4314 PETR 4308 PETR 4309
    Any Specialization
    PETR 4385

Accreditation

The bachelor of science in petroleum engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

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