Overview

The goal of this program is to graduate master-level petroleum engineers who are highly qualified for a rewarding professional experience. Graduates may choose to work in the petroleum industry, continue on to other graduate-level degrees, or join consulting/contracting companies. Prospective students have to be motivated to seek life-long learning and professional development and be capable of becoming professionals and leaders in the global petroleum industries. (Total credit hours is 30 for these and 33 for no-theses).

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Program Objectives

  • To generate graduates with high levels of competence in fundamental and applied concepts of petroleum engineering.
  • To provide opportunities to address industrially important problems and to propose and investigate possible solutions.
  • To provide an environment in which students can embrace social and personal development.
  • To motivate the students to seek life-long learning and professional development
  • To enhance students recognition and understanding of the professional and societal responsibilities associated with working in the industry.
  • To develop computational techniques and written and oral communication skills.
  • To cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship through deeper understanding and advanced knowledge of the Petroleum Engineering principles and operations.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply advanced concepts of fundamental sciences and engineering to solve complex Petroleum Engineering problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively both independently and in teams of various backgrounds.
  • Apply innovative and practical solutions to existing or novel processes in research.
  • Search, evaluate and acquire information from relevant petroleum engineering literature.
  • Design advanced approaches to conduct petroleum engineering experiments.
  • Use advanced quantitative and qualitative methods to interpret research experimental results.
  • Disseminate and discuss their professional and scientific work to the general public, as well as to experts in both writing and oral formats.
  • Observe and apply ethical and professional codes and responsibilities.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours: minimum of 33 hours

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences

Required Courses (6 hours) Credit Hours
CPSE600 Graduate Seminar 0
STAT615 Design/Analysis of Experiments 3
PETE619 Advanced Petroleum Production Engineering 3

Petroleum Engineering

Required Courses (12 hours) Credit Hours
ELEC600 Numerical Methods in Engineering 3
PETE612 Advanced Natural Gas Engineering 3
PETE615 Advanced Reservoir Engineering 3
PETE626 Advanced formation evaluation 3
Elective Courses - 6 CH for Thesis option and 15 CH for non-thesis option (15 hours) Credit Hours
CPSE624 Well Stimulation 3
CPSE695 Technical Project 1 3
PETE621 Non-Thermal EOR Methods 3
PETE625 Selected Topics in Petroleum Engineering 3
PETE608 Advanced Drilling Engineering 3
PETE627 Advanced Reservoir Simulation 3
1: Non-thesis option

Thesis

Required Course (6 hours) Credit Hours
CPSE699 Thesis Research 6

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of higher education and scientific research.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in all undergraduate work.
  • A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent.
  • This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application, with the following exceptions:

Conditional Acceptance

An applicant with a Bachelor degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research may be granted conditional admission into the Master’s program in one and only one of the following cases:

An applicant with an IELTS score of 5.5, or its equivalent. Such a Student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. Must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or its equivalent, by the end of the student’s first semester of study;
  2. May take a maximum of six (6) credits hours in the first semester, not including intensive English courses;
  3. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

An applicant with an undergraduate cumulative GPA less than 3.0 but equal or higher than 2.5, or its equivalent. Such a student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. May take a maximum of nine (9) credits hours in the first semester of study;
  2. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

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Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated September 26, 2019
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