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Although the petroleum engineering curriculum is designed primarily for careers within the petroleum industry, it’s suitable for careers in related areas reminiscent of ground water hydrology, geothermal energy, solution mining, and underground storage or disposal of fluids. Professional courses in drilling and production, well design, reservoir engineering, petrophysics, well logging, and the phase behavior of hydrocarbons systems follow basic course work in mathematics, chemistry, physics, geology, and the engineering sciences. Additionally, the faculty gives specific attention to the economic evaluation of drilling and production operations.
The department is active in obtaining summer employment within the petroleum industry for its students. The department also strongly recommends that its students join and participate, as student members, in the Society of Petroleum Engineers and take the fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination during their senior year as preparation for licensure as an expert engineer.
The nationally ranked Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering at LSU has alumni throughout the world working for major companies, small independent companies, government agencies, and as independent consultants.
The petroleum engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
This system educational objectives of the BS program in Petroleum Engineering at LSU are to produce graduates, who within 2-5 years after graduation and for the remainder of their careers are capable of:
– Perform as engineering professionals within the oil, gas, and related industries, including academia and government, and excel in leadership, research, operational and technical roles;
– Identify opportunities, solve complex engineering problems, and make decisions and plans within the presence of uncertainty, utilizing appropriate engineering & design principles and emerging technologies;
– Effectively convey information, including technical concepts, risks, and recommendations, to and from peers, employers and employees, and the public;
– Demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics and competency throughout their careers.
The program educational outcomes require that graduates should have:
– an ability to use knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
– an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to research and interpret data;
– an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs;
– an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. The disciplines judged relevant to petroleum engineers are: – petroleum sub-disciplines including drilling, production, reservoir, and formation evaluation;
– geosciences including geology and geophysics;
– other engineering disciplines, especially civil, chemical, and mechanical.
Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Admission to the Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering requires that a student be admissible to the College of Engineering. Along with the College of Engineering requirements, students must meet the following GPA requirements on the time of application for admission:
– A minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA on all course work that applies to the petroleum engineering undergraduate curriculum.
Transferring students admitted to LSU may apply to the Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering once they apply to the College of Engineering. Students who’re denied admission to the department may reapply for admission in a subsequent semester.
Another for college students who don’t meet the GPA requirement but display an exceptional ability and desire to become a petroleum engineer is out there. A committee including the department’s undergraduate advisor, the department’s chair, and the associate dean of undergraduate studies for the College of Engineering will meet and review appeals prior to the start of every semester. Admittance will rely on available space as well as criteria corresponding to grades in freshman and sophomore petroleum engineering courses, relevant work experience and/or activity in student petroleum engineering organizations.