Petroleum Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering/Master of Science

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 151

Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Curriculum GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Program Code: A764/F765

In order to progress in your curriculum, and as a specific graduation requirement, a grade of C or better is required in each course in the curriculum. Students must successfully complete prerequisite courses (with a minimum C grade) before proceeding to the next course.

Students may enter the accelerated program based on the undergraduate degree pattern offered in the year they first enrolled in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education or later. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA from the time of entering the accelerated program until graduation.

Students must take the GRE and apply for the MS program during the third year; minimum OU GPA and combined GPA of 3.0 is required.  Students should submit an application to the School of Petroleum Engineering for the accelerated program during the fall semester of the Junior year. Students must also apply to the Graduate College during the spring semester of the Senior year to be admitted by that college to the MS program.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
CHEM 1315 General Chemistry (Core II) 1 5
MATH 1914 Differential and Integral Calculus I (Core I) 2 4
HIST 1483
United States, 1492 to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
Approved Elective: Social Science (Core III) 3 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
CHEM 1415 General Chemistry (Continued) 1 5
MATH 2924 Differential and Integral Calculus II 2 4
PHYS 2514 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors (Core II) 4
P E 2011 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering 1
 Credit Hours17
First Semester
MATH 2934 Differential and Integral Calculus III 2 4
PHYS 2524 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors 4
GEOL 1114 Physical Geology for Science and Engineering Majors 4
P E 2113 Statics and Dynamics 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
P E 2213 Thermodynamics 3
P E 2153 Mechanics of Materials 3
P E 3022 Technical Communications 2
P E 3213 Reservoir Rock Properties 3
P E 3221 Rock Properties Laboratory 1
Approved Elective: Artistic Forms (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours15
P E 3222 Petroleum Engineering Practice II (Internship) 4 2
 Credit Hours2
First Semester
MATH 3113 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
P E 3123 Petroleum Reservoir Fluids 3
P E 3223 Fluid Mechanics 3
P E 3313 Drilling I 3
P E 3712 Petroleum Economics 2
P E 3723 Numerical Methods for Engineering Computation 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
GEOL 3003 Structural Geology and Stratigraphy for Petroleum Engineers 3
P E 3413 Production Engineering I 3
P E 3513 Reservoir Engineering I 3
P E 3813 Formation Evaluation with Well Logs 3
P E 4331 Drilling Engineering Laboratory 1
Approved Elective: Non-Western Culture (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours16
First Semester
GPHY 3423 Introductory Petroleum Geology and Geophysics 3
P E 4323 Drilling II 3
P E 4521 Reservoir Fluid Mechanics Laboratory 1
P E 4712 Petroleum Project Evaluation 2
P E 4533 Reservoir Engineering II 3
Approved Elective: Western Civilization & Culture (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
P SC 1113 American Federal Government 3
P E 4423 Production Engineering II 3
P E 5553 Integrated Reservoir Management (Capstone) 5 3
P E Approved Graduate Elective 5 3
Approved Graduate Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Approved Math elective 3
Research Hours 2
 Credit Hours5
Fifth Year
First Semester
Approved Graduate Elective 3
Approved Graduate Elective 3
Approved Graduate Elective 3
Research Hours 2
 Credit Hours11
Second Semester
Approved Graduate Elective 3
Research Hours 2
 Credit Hours5
 Total Credit Hours151

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or Capstone are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved lists.

Two college-level courses in a single foreign language are required; this may be satisfied by successful completion of 2 years in a single foreign language in high school. Students who must  take foreign language at the University will have an additional 6-10 hours of coursework.