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eac-cmyk-b The B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (

Program Educational Objectives are to provide graduates with the ability to:

  • Become competent petroleum engineering professionals
  • Analyze and design engineering systems, understand the associated uncertainties, and evaluate the economic, environmental, and social impacts
  • Synthesize inputs from various sources, apply multidisciplinary fundamentals and articulate technical concepts

Student Outcomes
To meet these educational objectives, students in the program will attain:

  • 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
  • A basic knowledge of design principles in each area of petroleum engineering – drilling, production and reservoir – and be aware of their interdependence

Enrollment and Degree Data

Petroleum Engineering Undergraduates  Masters  Doctoral
Enrolled for Fall 2017  284 50 41
Degrees Awarded 07/01/2016 – 06/30/2017  69 25 3

Includes second majors enrolled in other colleges.