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Petroleum Engineering, B.S.P.E.

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CIP Code:  CODE: 4790 (142501-01)

Total Credit Hours:  128

Degree Awarded:  Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Career Opportunities:  Petro-chemical industry, Oil and gas companies, research facilities, private engineering and consulting firms

Students with Math ACT sub-score of 28 or above, and with at least 8 weeks of trigonometry in high school may register for MATH 270 - Calculus I upon entry. Students with Math ACT sub-score between 26-27 may take the advanced placement test given by the Math Department or MATH 143 - Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry. Those who do not meet these qualifications and have an ACT sub-score in Math of at least 23 must take MATH 109 - Pre-Calculus Algebra  and MATH 110 - Pre-Calculus Trigonometry and Function Theory. Students requiring pre-calculus courses are advised to complete these courses in the summer semester prior to the freshman year.


Freshman Year

Required Courses

    UNIV 100 - First Year Seminar: Cajun Connection 2 Credit(s).
    CHEM 107 - General Chemistry I 3 Credit(s).
    CHEM 108 - General Chemistry II 3 Credit(s).
    CHEM 115 - General Chemistry Laboratory 2 Credit(s).
    ENGL 101 - Introduction to Academic Writing 3 Credit(s). (Requires at least a "C")
    ENGL 102 - Writing and Research About Culture 3 Credit(s). (Requires at least a "C")
    GEOL 111 - Physical Geology 4 Credit(s).
    MATH 270 - Calculus I 4 Credit(s). (Requires at least a "C")
    MATH 301 - Calculus II 4 Credit(s). (Requires at least a "C")
    PETE 101 - Introduction to Petroleum Engineering 1 Credit(s).

Electives

HIST (3 Credits)

Select from approved College of Engineering list of courses in History.

Total: 32 Credits


Sophomore Year

Required Courses

    UNIV 200 - Information Literacy 2 Credit(s).
    ECON 300 - Fundamentals of Economics 3 Credit(s).
    ENGR 201 - Electrical Circuits 3 Credit(s).
    ENGR 218 - Statics and Strength of Materials 3 Credit(s).
    ENGL 365 - Technical Writing 3 Credit(s).
    GEOL 314 - Structural Geology 4 Credit(s).
    MATH 350 - Differential Equations 3 Credit(s).
    PETE 382 - Drilling Fluids 3 Credit(s).
    PETE 384 - Drilling Fluids Laboratory 1 Credit(s).
    PHYS 201 - General Physics I 4 Credit(s).

Electives

BIOL SCI (3 Credits)

With department head approval.

    BIOL 121 - Biological Principles and Issues I 3 Credit(s).
    BIOL 261 - General Microbiology 3 Credit(s).
    BIOL 304 - Plants and Human Affairs 3 Credit(s).

LIT (3 Credits)

Select from approved College of Engineering list of courses in American, English or FORL literature.

Total: 35 Credits


Junior Year

Required Courses

    ECON 430(G) - Industrial Economics and Finance 3 Credit(s).
    ENGR 301 - Thermodynamics 3 Credit(s).
    ENGR 305 - Transport Phenomena 3 Credit(s).
    PETE 391 - Phase Behavior of Hydrocarbon Systems 2 Credit(s).
    PETE 392 - Reservoir Fluid Flow 3 Credit(s).
    PETE 394 - Reservoir Mechanics Laboratory 1 Credit(s).
    PETE 481(G) - Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation 3 Credit(s).
    PETE 483(G) - Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation Laboratory 1 Credit(s).
    PETE 491 - Drilling Engineering 3 Credit(s).
    PETE 493 - Drilling Laboratory 1 Credit(s).

Electives

ARTS (3 Credits)

Select from approved College of Engineering list of courses in DANC, MUS, THEA, and VIAR.
MATH (3 Credits)
PETE/GEOL (3 Credits)

Requires approval of Department Head.

Total: 33 Credits


Senior Year

Required Courses

    PETE 401 - Senior Design Project I 1 Credit(s).
    PETE 402 - Senior Design Project II 1 Credit(s).
    PETE 478 - Natural Gas Engineering 3 Credit(s).
    PETE 482(G) - Improved Petroleum Recovery Processes 3 Credit(s).
    PETE 484(G) - Well Planning and Control 3 Credit(s).
    PETE 485 - Petroleum Project Economics, Risk Analysis, and Property Evaluation 3 Credit(s).
    PETE 486 - Petroleum Production Engineering 3 Credit(s).
    PETE 488 - Petroleum Production Laboratory 1 Credit(s).
    PETE 489(G) - Well Completion 3 Credit(s).
    PETE 494(G) - Reservoir Engineering 3 Credit(s).
    PETE 496 - Reservoir Laboratory 1 Credit(s).

Electives

PETE (3 Credits)

Requires approval of Department Head.

Total: 28 Credits


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