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Bachelor of science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Both fundamental and applied courses are included in the curriculum, relating to the engineering areas of exploration, reservoir, drilling, production, transportation, economics, and natural gas. It is stressed on computer applications in petroleum engineering in order to better prepare the graduate engineer to work in the complex world of modern technology. In a developing country, more emphasis is needed on practical training, whether in the laboratory or in the field. The department has well-equipped laboratories in different disciplines.


Program Objectives

1. Graduates will perform as highly skilled engineers in the local and international petroleum and natural gas industry

2. Graduates will continue to learn, improve and evolve in their jobs.

3. Graduates may pursue higher education to participate in academia and involve in research.


Program Outcomes

1. An ability to apply the knowledge of mathematics, geology, physics, chemistry as well as other engineering sciences.

2. An ability to conduct experiments safely and accurately and to be able to correctly analyze the results.

3. An ability to design an engineering process or system to meet desired needs.

4. An ability to work in a team environment.

5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.

6. An ability to understand professional and ethical responsibilities.

7. An ability to communicate successfully and effectively.

8. An ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal contest.

9. An ability to Recognize of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

10. An ability to knowledge of contemporary issues.

11. An ability to understand the use of modern techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for petroleum and natural gas engineering practice.


Degree Requirements

The program is offered for males only. The program is a one track mode with a degree title: “Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering”. This general track prepares graduates to work in various petroleum engineering fields such as: exploration, drilling, reservoir and production. The B.Sc. program in petroleum and natural gas engineering department is offered in a full-time enrolment mode only with a total required credit hours are 163 hours (132 hours main program + 31 hours preparatory year). The program consists of ten semesters (two semesters per academic year). The department offers also a Master of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (M.Sc.) degree.

After successfully passing the preparatory year (31 credits) and to complete the graduation requirements for a B.Sc. in petroleum and natural gas engineering, the students are required to successfully pass a total of 132 credit hours. The program is divided into:

     - 12 credit hours of university requirements

     - 51 credit hours of college requirements of which 41 credit hours are compulsory courses for all departments and 10 credits of complementary courses

     - 69 credit hours of departmental requirements of which 61 hours are core courses, and 8 credit hours of chemical and mechanical Engineering courses