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Petroleum Engineering



Petroleum Engineering is an engineering filed that involves activities related to exploration and production of hydrocarbons within the upstream sector. The curriculum in Petroleum Engineering is intended to prepare students for the oil and gas industry and other fields which implicate fluid flow from subsurface reservoirs to the surface, design of surface collection and treatment facilities, as well as specific task associate to drilling, production, reservoir engineering and transportation of hydrocarbons to a refinery or pipeline.

The programme stresses the development of strong fundamentals in mathematics, sciences and engineering followed by a thorough coverage of fundamental petroleum engineering courses such as Introduction to Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Geoscience, Drilling Engineering, Reservoir Engineering, Well Test Analysis and others. Courses in geology provide an understanding of the geological structures and conditions favourable for petroleum deposits. The fundamental courses in Petroleum Engineering which illustrate the application of the engineering principles to the type of problems and solution methods used in the petroleum industry.


Prior to completion of study, students are required to complete various projects ranging from engineering design, field development project (FDP), and individual projects selected from actual oil and gas field data and relevant industrial problems.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • Petroleum Engineers who are competent with the potential to become leaders in Oil and Gas industry.
  • Engineers who are committed to sustainable development of Oil and Gas industry for the betterment of the society.

Programme Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and engineering specialisation to the solution of complex Petroleum Engineering problems.
  • Identify, formulate, conduct research literature and analyse complex Petroleum Engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • Design solutions for complex Petroleum Engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigation of complex Petroleum Engineering problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to evaluate complex Petroleum Engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations.
  • Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex Petroleum Engineering problems.
  • Evaluate sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex Petroleum Engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.
  • Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  • Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.
  • Communicate effectively on complex Petroleum Engineering activities with the engineering community and society.
  • Apply knowledge of Petroleum Engineering management principles and Petroleum economic decision making in one's own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering with Honours, students are required to obtain a minimum of 143 credit hours. and a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00

Summary of Courses Required for ​Graduation
Course Group (G) Number of Credit Hours
NR - National Requirement 10
UR - University Requirement 14
CC- Core Common 25
CD - Core Discipline 71
CI - Core Industrial Internship 14
CSp - Core Specialisation 9