Petroleum Engineering Program


The Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department is devoted to educating exemplary petroleum engineers by instituting best learning practices that drives knowledge, build skills and competencies, and inspire the learner to define a purpose, develop a passion to forever learn, cultivate a sense of responsibility toward the profession, society and the environment, and attain the ability to confront challenges, and in so doing contribute to the advancement of the community, immediate and beyond.


The educational objectives of the Petroleum Engineering (PE) program are determined to support career advancement of the graduates and as they pursue their career goals, the graduates will:
  1. Be competent to handle complex petroleum engineering tasks requiring multifaceted skills.
  2. Be recognized for their ability to pursue innovative solutions through creative integration of best practices.
  3. Demonstrate career advancement and exhibit the habits and personal attributes to handle management and leadership roles.
  4. Exhibit commitment to the wellbeing of the community and the environment in pursuant of relevant solutions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program graduates shall be able to:
  • 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 solutions 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.

Degree Requirements

The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering consists of 150 credit-hours of course work + ICDL.

Career Opportunities

Petroleum engineers attain a broad spectrum of skills sought by almost every relevant profession. Industries, enterprises, and service providers requiring petroleum engineering skills include: oil and gas production, refining and distribution, excavation, process, consulting, environmental institutions, and government. Most importantly, you can imagine something that never was and make it a reality! There is so much work to be done to guarantee the future of mankind and petroleum engineers can tap the possibilities through the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurism.

Program overview