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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Petroleum Engineering Certificate Program


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The Petroleum Engineering Certificate (PEC) is designed to prepare individuals to work in the oil and gas industries.  The PEC program is primarily concerned with physical geology, fluid and rock properties, formation evaluation, exploration, development, drilling, and management of oil and gas resources.  The PEC program will help individuals to understand reservoir engineering, production engineering, drilling engineering, and oil well completion.  Upon completion, students will be able to design and select drilling and production equipment, estimate reserves, and manage oil and gas properties. The number of credit hours required for the PEC program is 20 semester credit hours.

  1. The PEC program is open to students who have completed the prerequisites for PEC courses.  Some transferred petroleum engineering courses may be applied toward the PEC program after evaluation by the McCoy School of Engineering.  There are three types of students who may be considered for admission to the certificate program, those who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and apply as post-baccalaureate students; those who are working on a bachelor’s degree, which must be completed before the certificate can be awarded; and those who are simultaneously working on a Master of Science degree with a major in Geosciences.  Admission to the PEC program as a post-baccalaureate student requires a minimum 2.0 cumulative G.P.A. for the undergraduate degree.
  2. Students will meet the petroleum engineering certificate requirements with 20 semester credit hours, including 11 required hours [GEOS 1134 , PETE 2103 , PETE 4204 ] and at least 9 hours of elective courses from PETE 2123 , PETE 2213 , PETE 3203 (effective Fall 2016), PETE 3233 (effective Fall 2016), and PETE 4273 .  Only GEOS 1134  is permitted to be counted toward both the certificate and another academic program or major.
  3. A post-baccalaureate certificate in petroleum engineering will be awarded upon completion of 20 semester credit hours with a G.P.A. of 2.0 or above in PEC courses.  The student must complete the application for certificate and pay the certificate application fee by the stated deadlines.  (See Academic Calendar  - the same deadlines apply that are used for graduation.)

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