Student Outcomes

The program educational objectives correspond to ABET defined outcomes a-k. Outcomes d and j were clarified to better reflect the discipline of petroleum engineering.

The program educational outcomes require that graduates must have:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. The disciplines judged relevant to petroleum engineers are:
    • Petroleum sub disciplines including drilling, production, reservoir, and formation evaluation
    • Geosciences including geology and geophysics
    • Other engineering disciplines, especially civil, chemical, and mechanical
  • An ability to identify, formulates, and solves engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global societal content
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues pertaining to energy
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice