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ABET Program Objectives & Student 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 curriculum.

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/field of petroleum engineering or related discipline.

  • (PETE-OB2) Demonstrate successful career accomplishment and civic engagement.


Student Outcomes:

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 develop:

  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 judgements, 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 judgement to draw conclusions

  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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Petroleum Engineering

EN 4015

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071


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