Bachelor of Science with a Major in Petroleum Engineering (BS)

A minimum of 129 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog.

[University Core Curriculum]
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation." MATH 2413 must be taken as part of the core.42
Major
COSC 1136Funds of Programming Lab1
COSC 1336Fundamentals of Programming3
ENGR 1201Foundations of Engineering I2
ENGR 1204Engineering Graphics2
ENGR 2303Statics & Dynamics3
ENGR 2103Eng Mech Statics & Dynamic Lab1
ENGR 2372Engineering Statistics3
ENGR 2376Cons Prin in Thermal Engr3
ENGR 2380Fluid Mechanics3
ENGR 2390Mechanics of Materials3
ENGR 3300Engineering Economics3
ENGR 3301Engineering Ethics3
PETE 3301Drilling I3
PETE 3307Reservoir Engineering I3
PETE 3310Reservoir Fluids3
PETE 3311Reservoir Petrophysics3
PETE 3320Petroleum Production I3
PETE 3340Geophysics for Petro Engineers3
PETE 4312Reservoir Engineering II3
PETE 4390Capstone Senior Design3
Math and Sciences
GEOL 1303Intro to Physical Geology3
GEOL 1103Intro to Physical Geology Lab1
GEOL 3320Petroleum Geology3
PHYS 2125University Physics I Lab1
PHYS 2326University Physics II3
PHYS 2126University Physics II Lab1
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 2415Calculus III4
MATH 3330Ordinary Diff Equations3
Select 1 SCH surplus from core1
Petroleum Engineering Electives
Select 9 SCH from the following:9
Petroleum Economics
Drilling II
Integrated Reservoir Mngt
Petroleum Production II
Artificial Lift
Env Hlth & Saf in Oil Indus
Engineering Ethics
Drilling Optimization
Shale Oil & Gas
Total Semester Credit Hours129

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I-Lab 1
ENGR 1201 Foundations of Engineering I 2
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
ENGR 1204 Engineering Graphics 2
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4
PHYS 2125 University Physics I Lab 1
PHYS 2325 University Physics I 3
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
 Semester Credit Hours17
Sophomore
Fall
ENGL 2311 Technical Communication-WIN 3
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
ENGR 2303 Statics & Dynamics 3
ENGR 2103 Eng Mech Statics & Dynamic Lab 1
GEOL 1303 Intro to Physical Geology 3
GEOL 1103 Intro to Physical Geology Lab 1
MATH 2415 Calculus III 4
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
COSC 1336 Fundamentals of Programming 3
COSC 1136 Funds of Programming Lab 1
ENGR 2376 Cons Prin in Thermal Engr 3
ENGR 2390 Mechanics of Materials 3
GEOL 3320 Petroleum Geology 3
PHYS 2326 University Physics II 3
PHYS 2126 University Physics II Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours17
Junior
Fall
ENGR 2380 Fluid Mechanics (Creative Arts) 3
PETE 3310 Reservoir Fluids 3
PETE 3311 Reservoir Petrophysics 3
MATH 3330 Ordinary Diff Equations 3
Soc/Behavioral Science 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ENGR 2372 Engineering Statistics 3
PETE 3307 Reservoir Engineering I 3
PETE 3340 Geophysics for Petro Engineers 3
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Senior
Fall
ENGR 3300 Engineering Economics 3
ENGR 3301 Engineering Ethics 3
PETE 3301 Drilling I 3
PETE 3320 Petroleum Production I 3
PETE 4312 Reservoir Engineering II 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
PETE 4390 Capstone Senior Design 3
PETE - Adv Elective 3
PETE - Adv Elective 3
PETE - Adv Elective 3
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours129

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.