Petroleum Engineering Certificate


The oil and gas industry is a multidisciplinary field that use engineering and science to extract and enhance hydrocarbon recovery through innovative and cost effective strategies to provide energy across the world. One of the largest shale plays is the Eagle Ford, which is located in South Texas, gives TAMIU a unique geographical location to provide the necessary education and research to support the local community job opportunities in the oil and gas industry.

The objective of the Petroleum Engineering Certificate is to provide students with the necessary background in petroleum engineering fundamentals to pursue career in the oil and gas industry. The certificate provides the fundamental knowledge in the main areas of petroleum engineering, which includes reservoir petrophysics, reservoir engineering, drilling and production engineering.

Admission Criteria

The Petroleum Engineering Certificate follows TAMIU regulations. Students interested in pursuing a certificate in Petroleum Engineering should register with the School of Engineering and meet with one of the petroleum engineering faculty. The general admission criteria are:
    - Engineering background with the required engineering course prerequisites.
    - Be in academic good standing with minimum GPA of 2.5.

Certificate Criteria

To earn the certificate, candidate must:
      - Successfully complete the minimum required courses.
      - Earn a grade of C or higher in all required courses.

Required Courses
PETE 3301Drilling I3
PETE 3320Petroleum Production I3
PETE 3311Reservoir Petrophysics3
PETE 4312Reservoir Engineering3
Total Semester Credit Hours12