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Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering

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First- and Second-Year Preparation

Recommended enrollments for the first 2 years are as follows:

Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering Degree Requirements

A student must attain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0 in required C&PE courses taken at KU through the junior year before being admitted to senior-level courses.

A student must attain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0 in C&PE courses taken at KU for graduation with a B.S. degree in chemical or petroleum engineering.

A total of 131 hours is required, as follows:

Petroleum Engineering Science (25 hours)

C&PE 117 Energy in the Modern World
C&PE 127 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering Profession 1
C&PE 121 Introduction to Computers in Engineering 3
C&PE 217 Introduction to Petroleum Drilling Engineering 3
ME 312 Basic Engineering Thermodynamics 3
C&PE 511 Momentum Transfer 3
C&PE 517 Reservoir Engineering I 4
C&PE 521 Heat Transfer 3
C&PE 527 Reservoir Engineering II 4

Design and Integrating Courses (20 hours)

C&PE 522 Economic Appraisal of Chemical and Petroleum Projects 2
C&PE 528 Well Logging 3
C&PE 617 Drilling and Well Completion 3
C&PE 618 Secondary Recovery 4
C&PE 619 Petroleum Engineering Laboratory I 2
C&PE 627 Petroleum Production 3
C&PE 628 Petroleum Engineering Design 3

Engineering Science Electives (9 hours)

CE 201 Statics 2
EECS 315 Electric Circuits and Machines 3
CE 310 Strength of Materials 4

Basic Sciences (37 hours)

CHEM 184 Foundations of Chemistry I 5
CHEM 188 Foundations of Chemistry II 5
CHEM 622 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 3
PHSX 211 General Physics I 4
PHSX 212 General Physics II 4
Basic science or engineering science elective 3
GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology (3) and
GEOL 103 Geology Fundamentals Laboratory (2)
GEOL 331 Sedimentology and Surface Processes 4
GEOL 535 Petroleum and Subsurface Geology (If GEOL 331 or GEOL 535 is not offered, GEOL 562 Structural Geology may be substituted for 1 of these courses.) 4

Mathematics Courses (18 hours)

MATH 121 Calculus I 5
MATH 122 Calculus II 5
MATH 290 Elementary Linear Algebra 2
MATH 220 Applied Differential Equations 3
MATH 526 Applied Mathematical Statistics I 3

General Education Component (15 hours)

Advanced English (ENGL 203 or any advanced English course designated H except ENGL 361 and ENGL 362) 3
Humanities and social sciences courses 9
Contemporary issues elective 3

English (6 hours)

ENGL 101 Composition
ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3

Credit for ROTC Courses. Only ROTC courses qualifying as engineering electives and humanities/social sciences may be used.

Credit for Foreign Language. Foreign language courses listed as H or WH count toward the humanities requirement. Courses listed as S or WS count toward the social science requirement. A maximum of 6 hours listed as U count toward the humanities requirement if the student is not a native speaker of that language.

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