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Program Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

The following Program Intended Learning Outcomes represent the general expectation about the qualifications, attributes and capabilities that the graduates of petroleum engineering programs should be able to demonstrate.

A. Knowledge and Understanding:

By the end of the program, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • Basics of mathematics, science, and chemistry for engineering.
  • Exploration methods of petroleum (Oil and Gas) reservoirs.
  • Geological anomalies and oil and gas traps and accumulations
  • Oil well drilling, completion and workover operations.
  • Formation evaluations, well logging, well test analysis, modeling and simulation programs.
  • Oil and gas production, production optimization and processing
  • Reservoir properties in petroleum engineering.
  • Properties of reservoir rock and fluid in oil and gas bearing formation
  • Methods directing and monitoring oil and gas drilling operations.
  • Economical and feasibility assessment studies for developing new oil and gas fields.
  • Global and local safety and environmental impact in oil and gas operations.
  • The basics of material sciences and rock mechanics.
  • The principles of petroleum field development including elements and process design.
  • The methodologies of solving petroleum engineering problems, data collection and interpretation.
  • Business and management principles relevant to engineering.
  • The topics related to humanitarian interests and moral issues.
  • The basics of technical language and report writing.
  • The contemporary petroleum engineering topics, and technologies.
  • The quality assurance systems, health and safety requirements, and environmental issues.
  • The basics of information and communication technology.
  • The basics of engineering graphics, surveying, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics.
  • The current engineering technologies related to petroleum engineering.

B. Intellectual Skills

Graduates should have the ability to:
  • Evaluate and appraise design processes (operations) equipment and machinery and propose improvement
  • Use the principles of engineering science in developing solutions to practical petroleum engineering operations.
  • Design case studies in exploration, drilling, production, oil and gas reservoirs
  • Identify maps and reservoir traps
  • Evaluate well logs and well testing operations
  • Design well drilling operations
  • Select the best method to be used in enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
  • Apply safety and environmental regulations in oil and gas operations
  • Select appropriate mathematical and computer-based methods for modeling
  • Select appropriate solutions for engineering problems based on analytical thinking
  • Exchange different ideas from a range of sources.
  • Evaluate and investigate the failure of components and systems
  • Solve problems on the basis of limited information
  • Select appropriate ICT tools to a variety of engineering problems
  • Judge engineering decisions considering benefits and safety
  • Incorporate economic dimensions and management in design
  • Analyze petroleum engineering problems using numerical simulation models based on mathematics and physics knowledge.
  • Design computer programs for petroleum engineering applications
  • Creating new approach for selecting EOR technique

C. Professional and Practical Skills

Graduates should have the ability to:
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve engineering problems
  • Carry out specialized engineering design in petroleum exploration, drilling, production, and reservoir engineering projects
  • Select well locations based on reservoir maps
  • Perform analysis of well logs and well testing.
  • Employ the traditional methods and advanced technology in petroleum engineering branches
  • Manage drilling and production operations
  • Operate and maintain mechanical equipment, machinery, and instruments in oil and gas fields
  • Deal with the high level of uncertainty in definition and solution of petroleum reservoir problems using general numerical models.
  • Follow the rules and regulations of safety and environment
  • Use a workshops and laboratory equipment to design experiments, collect, analyze and interpret results
  • Apply safe systems at work and observe the appropriate steps to manage risks.
  • Prepare technical petroleum reports.
  • Practice the techniques of graphical communications for constructing engineering graphics using available petroleum engineer software.
  • Use commercial software tools to select optimum EOR methods.
  • Use basic workshop equipment and machinery safety
  • Use drilling engineering Knowledge, understanding to improve the well bore design
  • Design artificial lift systems in production engineering labs to improve oil production
  • Apply best practices in designing petroleum engineering projects
  • Apply basic organizational and project management skillsApply basic organizational and project management skills
  • Exchange knowledge and skills with engineering community and industry

D. General and Transferable Skills

Graduates should have the ability to:
  • Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Work in stressful environment and within constraints
  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate efficient IT capability.
  • Lead and motivate individual
  • Manage effectively tasks, time, and resources.
  • Search for information and engage in long-life learning disciplines
  • Acquire entrepreneurial skills
  • Refer to relevant literatures.