Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes

In 3 to 5 years after graduation, petroleum engineering program graduates will:

  1. Be practical, employable and qualified petroleum engineers, who effectively solve problems and design new processes and workflows in the oil and gas production and services industries or other similar pursuits. Many will have started to move into leadership roles within their workplace.
  2. Keep their education up to date through self-instruction and other training.
  3. Serve society by encouraging the ideals of ethical behavior, professionalism, and environmentally responsible use of natural resources.

In 3 to 5 years after graduation, geosystems engineering and hydrogeology program graduates will:

  1. Be practical, employable and qualified geosystems engineers and hydrogeologists, who effectively solve problems and design new processes and workflows in subsurface environmental engineering and oil and gas production and services industries or other similar pursuits. Many will have started to move into leadership roles within their workplace.
  2. Keep their education up-to-date through self-instruction and other training.
  3. Serve society by encouraging the ideals of ethical behavior, professionalism, and environmentally responsible use of natural resources.

Student Outcomes:

Graduates of the petroleum engineering program must demonstrate:

  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.

Student Outcomes:

Graduates of the geosystems engineering and hydrogeology program must demonstrate:

  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 petroleum engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

The geosystems engineering and hydrogeology undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.