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.
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
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.
Students may elect to take three courses (9 credits). A minimum of two courses must be taken from offerings in petroleum engineering/engineering disciplines (including ENGR). No more than two 4000 level courses may be taken for graduate credit, subject to approval of the advisor and department chair.
Students are required to attend the library and writing modules of ENGR 5940 and to undertake an engineering project approved by the chair of the supervisory committee, which consists of the student advisor and two additional faculty members. A final report is submitted and orally defended in the presence of the supervisory committee.