• Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Debbieh
  • Faculty: Engineering
  • Department: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Program Description


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

 a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c. 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

d. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g. an ability to communicate effectively

h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j. a knowledge of contemporary issues

k. 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 + IC3 + 30 credits transferred from Lebanese Baccalaureate or equivalent.

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

The Student’s Study Plan is given to every student upon his/her enrollment. The PTRE curriculum consists of the following components:

Common Requirements Credits
General University Requirements 20
Basic Sciences and Mathematics 30
General Engineering topics 15
PE Program-Specific Requirements Credits
Petroleum Engineering core 59
Engineering topics from outside the major 9
Petroleum Engineering Technical Electives 12
Final Year Project 4
Internship 1

Program Catalog

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Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
COMP208 Programming I 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) GE
CVLE210 Statics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
MATH281 Linear Algebra 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MCHE201 Engineering Drawing And Graphics 3 (3Crs.: 1Lec,4Lab) GE
PHYS282 Material Properties And Heat 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) BSMC
Second Semester
CHEM281 Principles of Chemistry I 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MATH282 Calculus 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MCHE213 Dynamics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
PHYS281 Electricity And Magnetism 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
PTRE201 Introduction To Petroleum Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
Summer I
ARAB001 Arabic Language 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) CUR
BLAW001 Human Rights 1 1 Lec. CUR
------- General Electives 4 (4) E
Third Semester
ENGL211 Advanced Writing 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
GEOL201 Physical Geology 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
GEOL205 Geophysical Techniques 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
MATH283 Differential Equations 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MCHE339 Fluid Mechanics for PE 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) ETOS
PTRE202 Reservoir Rock Properties 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
Fourth Semester
CHEM282 Principles of Chemistry II 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
CHEM331 Organic Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) BSMC
GEOL206 Principles Of Petroleum Geology 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
MATH284 Numerical Analysis 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
PTRE206 Petroleum Drilling Systems 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRE301 Reservoir Fluids 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
Summer II
ENGL300 Speech Communications 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
MGMT002 Entrepreneurship 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec, 0Lab) GEC
------- General Electives 4 (4) E
Fifth Semester
MCHE319 Mechanics of Materials for PE 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) ETOS
MCHE329 Thermodynamics For PE 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) ETOS
PTRE303 Well Logging 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRE405 Well Testing 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRE409 Reservoir Simulation 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
------- Technical Electives 1 3 (3Crs.) E
Sixth Semester
MATH381 Probability And Statistics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
PTRE306 Petroleum Geomechanics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRE308 Petroleum Production Technology 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRE410 Reservoir Characterization 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
PTRE412 Drilling Technology 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
PTRE500 Research Methodology 2 (2Crs.:2Lec,0Lab) PECC
Seventh Semester
GEOL401 Geology Of Lebanon And Levantine Region 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
INME221 Engineering Economy 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
PTRE499 Internship 1 (1Cr.) PECC
PTRE501 Final Year Project I 1 (1Cr.) PECC
PTRE511 Petroleum Refining Operations 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRE513 Reservoir Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
------- Technical Electives 2 3 (3Crs.) E
Eighth Semester
ENGR001 Engineering Ethics 1 (1Crs.: 1Lec, 0Lab) GEC
PTRE414 Gas Production Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRE502 Final Year Project II 3 (3Crs.) PECC
PTRE512 Environment And Safety 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
------- Technical Electives 3 6 (6) E