Dec 09, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Petroleum Engineering (M.Sc.)


The Master Degree in Petroleum Engineering prepares graduate students to provide the industry with a workforce equipped with technical skills and research capabilities with the understanding of business, management practices, safety and environment and ethical work habits.

Program Objectives

The Petroleum Engineering Program Educational Objectives for the Master Programs are:

  • Perform an independent petroleum engineering research work that meets the current industry standards and needs
  • Provide the students with the optimum design experiences required for graduates to join the industry of petroleum engineering and continue life-long professional development.
  • Apply and abide with highest standards of ethics, environmental, and societal requirements in petroleum industry

Admission Requirements

Full admission may be granted to entering students who have met the minimum criteria for the AUC graduate admission in addition to the following requirements:

  • A BSc degree in petroleum engineering or closely related field with an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 or its equivalent, and 3.0 or its equivalent in the major.
  • The department may prescribe a number of prerequisite courses to make up for any deficiency. The prerequisite will depend on the student background, petroleum industry experience and the formal training obtained in the industry.

General Elective Courses (Maximum 6 credit hours)


The courses are selected from a set of graduate courses in all engineering disciplines, physical sciences, and other related graduate or 4000 level courses subject to advisor and chair’s approval.

Research Guidance Thesis (9 credit hours)


The thesis work will include 3 credit hours of Graduate Seminar (ENGR 5940 ) and 6 credit hours of Research Guidance Thesis (PENG 5254 ).

Research guidance thesis work is an important and required part of the Petroleum Engineering Master of Science degree program. Each student must submit a thesis topic that has been approved by a faculty advisor by the end of the first academic year. Students must complete ENGR 5940  before registering for thesis credits. To ensure adequate faculty consultation on the thesis, the student must register for PENG 5254 , Research Guidance Thesis, by the completion of 18 credit hours. Students must register in PENG 5254  continuously and for at least two semesters. The first two registrations in PENG 5254  must be for three credit hours, after that PENG 5254  is taken for one credit hour each semester until completion of the program requirements.