School of Mineral Engineering
Department of Petroleum Engineering
Minimum Requirements for Degree: 134 credits
Petroleum engineering offers a unique look at the challenging problems confronting the petroleum industry. This program requires an understanding of many disciplines including mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology and engineering science. Courses in petroleum engineering deal with drilling, formation evaluation, production, reservoir engineering, computer simulation and enhanced oil recovery.
The curriculum prepares graduates to meet the demands of modern technology while emphasizing, whenever possible, the special problems encountered in Alaska. Located in one of the largest oil-producing states in the nation, the UAF petroleum engineering department offers one of the most modern and challenging degree programs available.
- Complete the general university requirements (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete: MATH 200X, CHEM 105X, CHEM 106X, and LS 101X.)
- Complete the B.S. degree requirements (As part of the B.S. degree requirements, complete: MATH 201X, PHYS 211X and PHYS 212X.)
- Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
ES 201Computer Techniques 3 credits
ES 208Mechanics 4 credits
ES 331Mechanics of Materials 3 credits
ES 341Fluid Mechanics 4 credits
ES 346Basic Thermodynamics 3 credits
GE 261General Geology for Engineers (3)
or GEOS 101XThe Dynamic Earth (4) 3-4 credits
GEOS 370Sedimentary and Structural Geology for Petroleum Engineers 4 credits
PETE 103Survey of Energy Industries 1 credit
PETE 104Fundamentals of Petroleum 1 credit
PETE 205Fundamentals of Drilling Practices 1 credit
PETE 206Introduction to Petroleum Production 1 credit
PETE 301Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties 4 credits
PETE 302Well Logging 3 credits
PETE 303WReservoir Rock and Fluid Properties Laboratory 1 credit
PETE 407Petroleum Production Engineering 3 credits
PETE 411WDrilling Fluids Laboratory 1 credit
PETE 421Reservoir Characterization 3 credits
PETE 426Drilling Engineering 3 credits
PETE 431Natural Gas Engineering 2 credits
PETE 456Petroleum Evaluation and Economic Decisions 3 credits
PETE 466Petroleum Recovery Methods 3 credits
PETE 476Petroleum Reservoir Engineering 3 credits
PETE 478Well Test Analysis 2 credits
PETE 481WWell Completions and Stimulation Design 3 credits
PETE 487APetroleum Project Design** 1 credit
PETE 487BW,OPetroleum Project Design 1 credit
PETE 489Reservoir Simulation 2 credits
Engineering elective*** 3 credits
Technical elective**** 3 credits
- Complete the following program (major) requirements:
MATH 202XCalculus 4 credits
MATH 302Differential Equations 3 credits
MATH 310Numerical Analysis 3 credits
- Complete the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (as approved by the Board of Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors).
- Minimum credits required 134
* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
** PETE 487A is prerequisite for PETE 487B. Must take both courses to meet the oral communication and writing intensive requirements.
*** As approved by advisor (e.g. ME 416 or ES 307).
**** As approved by advisor (e.g. CE 603).