The system of study in the petroleum engineering program is a credit hours system, in which courses are offered over two semesters per year and the duration of each semester is fifteen teaching weeks. In addition, courses may be offered in a summer semester of five teaching week’s duration. Students must successfully complete 171 credit hours in ten semesters over five years to obtain the bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering.
In the department’s curriculum, the first two years are spent studying mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, probability, and statistics), basic sciences (chemistry, and physics), introductory engineering, the humanities, social sciences, courses in English, and computer and information technology. Petroleum engineering students also take courses such as reservoir petro physics, petroleum engineering systems, and physical geology during these two years. In the last three years, the petroleum engineering program includes courses in drilling and production systems, geostatistics, well performance, reservoir fluids, petroleum project evaluation, engineering ethics, and well completion and stimulation.
Instruction in the department is supported by international partnerships from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, USA and University of Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary.