Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering

The goal of this program is to graduate master-level petroleum engineers who are highly qualified for a rewarding professional experience. Graduates may choose to work in the petroleum industry, continue on to other graduate level degrees, or join consulting/contracting companies. Prospective students have to be motivated to seek life-long learning and professional development and be capable of becoming professionals and leaders in the global petroleum industries. (Total credit hours is 30 for theses and 33 for no-theses).

Program Objectives

  • To generate graduates with high levels of competence in fundamental and applied concepts of petroleum engineering.
  • To provide opportunities to address industrially important problems and to propose and investigate possible solutions.
  • To provide an environment in which students can embrace social and personal development.
  • To motivate the students to seek life-long learning and professional development
  • To enhance students recognition and understanding of the professional and societal responsibilities associated with working in the industry.
  • To develop computational techniques, and written and oral communication skills.
  • To cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship through deeper understanding and advanced knowledge of the Petroleum Engineering principles and operations.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply advanced concepts of fundamental sciences and engineering to solve complex Petroleum Engineering problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively both independently and in teams of various backgrounds.
  • Apply innovative and practical solutions to existing or novel processes in research.
  • Search, evaluate and acquire information from relevant petroleum engineering literature.
  • Design advanced approaches to conduct petroleum engineering experiments.
  • Use advanced quantitative and qualitative methods to interpret research experimental results.
  • Disseminate and discuss their professional and scientific work to the general public, as well as to experts in both writing and oral formats.
  • Observe and apply ethical and professional codes and responsibilities.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 30 hours

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences

Required Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CPSE600Graduate Seminar0.000
CIVL602Environmental Impact Assessment Principles & Applications3.000
STAT615Design/Analysis of Experiments3.000


Petroleum Engineerng

Required Courses (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CPSE610Fluid Phase Equilibria3.000
ELEC600Numerical Methods in Engineering3.000
PETE612Advanced Natural Gas Engineering3.000
PETE615Advanced Reservoir Engineering3.000

Elective Courses - 6 CH for thesis option and 15 CH for non-thesis option (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CPSE624Well Stimulation3.000
CPSE695Technical Project  13.000
PETE621Non-Thermal EOR Methods3.000
PETE622Advanced Well Test Analysis3.000
PETE623Reservoir Simulation for IOR3.000
PETE625Selected Topics in Petroleum Engineering3.000
1 : Non-thesis option



Required Course (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CPSE699Thesis Research6.000