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Program Objectives & Outcomes
A program educational objective is a description of the characteristics
of some, most or all of the graduates from an engineering degree program
at a time of approximately three to six years following graduation.
Program educational objectives are consistent with the mission of the
institution. Our curriculum and associated processes are planned and
organized to assure that these objectives can be achieved. Processes
include the means to develop, deliver, evaluate, and improve the
Petroleum Engineering Program Educational Objectives:
ABET Definition: Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.
Three to six years after graduation, graduates who choose to practice in Petroleum engineering should:
- (PETE-OB1) Successfully practice the profession of petroleum engineering.
- (PETE-OB2) Demonstrate successful career growth
ABET Definition: Program outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program.
During the course of study in Petroleum Engineering, the student should:
- 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 within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve 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, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- a knowledge of contemporary issues.
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.