Accreditation

The Chemical Engineering Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Petroleum Engineering Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Chemical Engineering

The principal objective of our program is to prepare graduates for professional practice in industry, government, or for post-undergraduate training in chemical engineering, medicine, and other related disciplines.

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The curriculum must include:

a)  Applications of mathematics, including differential equations and statistics to engineering problems.
b)  College-level chemistry and physics courses, with some at an advanced level, as appropriate to the objectives of the program.
c)  Engineering application of these sciences to the design, analysis, and control of processes, including the hazards associated with these processes.

Petroleum Engineering

The principal objective of our program is to prepare graduates for professional practice in industry, government, or post-undergraduate training in petroleum engineering and other related disciplines.

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The curriculum must provide both breadth and depth across the range of engineering topics implied by the title and objectives of the program.

The curriculum must include:

(a) mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials, and thermodynamics;
(b) design and analysis of well systems and procedures for drilling and completing wells;
(c) characterization and evaluation of subsurface geological formations and their resources using geoscientific and engineering methods;
(d) design and analysis of systems for producing, injecting, and handling fluids;
(e) application of reservoir engineering principles and practices for optimizing resource development and management; and
(f) the use of project economics and resource valuation methods for design and decision making under conditions of risk and uncertainty.