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 and PHYS 2325 must be taken as part of the core.42
ENGR 1201Foundations of Engineering I2
ENGR 2303Statics & Dynamics3
ENGR 2103Eng Mech Statics & Dynamic Lab1
ENGR 2236Programming for Engineers2
ENGR 2376Cons Prin in Thermal Engr3
ENGR 2380Fluid Mechanics3
ENGR 2390Mechanics of Materials3
ENGR 3301Engineering Ethics3
Petroleum Engineering
PETE 3300Petroleum Economics3
PETE 3301Drilling Engineering I3
PETE 3101Drilling Engineering I Lab1
PETE 3310Res Rock & Fluid Properties3
PETE 3110Res Rock & Fluid Propert Lab1
PETE 3307Reservoir Engineering I3
PETE 3311Formation Evaluation3
PETE 3111Formation Evaluation Lab1
PETE 3320Petroleum Production Eng I3
PETE 3120Petroleum Production Eng I Lab1
PETE 4370Well Testing3
PETE 4380Shale Oil & Gas Engineering3
PETE 4382Reserv Modeling & Simulation3
PETE 4190Senior Eng Capstone Proposal1
PETE 4290Senior Eng Capstone Design2
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
Drilling Engineering II
Geophysics for Petro Engineers
Reservoir Engineering II
Integrated Reservoir Mngt
Petroleum Production Eng. II
Artificial Lift
Env Hlth & Saf in Oil Indus
Drilling Optimization
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, meeting all course prerequisites, and writing intensive course (WIN) requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
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 1201 Learn a Global Context I 2
 Semester Credit Hours18
ENGL 2311 Technical Communication-WIN 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4
PHYS 2325 University Physics I 3
PHYS 2125 University Physics I Lab 1
UNIV 1302 Signature Course 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
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
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
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
Social Behavioral Science 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
ENGR 2380 Fluid Mechanics 3
PETE 3310 Res Rock & Fluid Properties 3
PETE 3110 Res Rock & Fluid Propert Lab 1
PETE 3311 Formation Evaluation 3
PETE 3111 Formation Evaluation Lab 1
MATH 3330 Ordinary Diff Equations 3
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
ENGR 2236 Programming for Engineers 2
PETE 3307 Reservoir Engineering I 3
PETE 3301 Drilling Engineering I 3
PETE 3101 Drilling Engineering I Lab 1
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
PETE - Adv Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
ENGR 3301 Engineering Ethics 3
PETE 3300 Petroleum Economics 3
PETE 3320 Petroleum Production Eng I 3
PETE 3120 Petroleum Production Eng I Lab 1
PETE 4190 Senior Eng Capstone Proposal 1
PETE 4380 Shale Oil & Gas Engineering 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
PETE 4290 Senior Eng Capstone Design 2
PETE 4370 Well Testing 3
PETE 4382 Reserv Modeling & Simulation 3
PETE - Adv Elective 3
PETE - Adv Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours129

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

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.