An oil derrick on the plains

Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering plays a major role in shaping modern society by providing advanced technology to keep the supply and demand of crude oil met at the national and global level. Drilling technologies are not only used for oil-- precious resources such as natural gas are also extracted using petroleum engineering. KU Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Homepage.

First year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
C&PE 127Intro. to Petro. Engineering Profession 1
CHEM 130HFoundations of Chemistry I5
ENGL 101Composition*3
MATH 125HCalculus I4
 KU Core ElectiveH4
 TOTAL HOURS16
First year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
GEOL 101The Way the Earth Works .3
GEOL 103 Fundamentals of Geology Laboratory2
CHEM 135H Foundations of Chemistry II5
ENGL 102HComposition & Literature3
MATH 126HCalculus II4
 TOTAL HOURS17
Second year - Fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
C&PE 211Material & Energy Balances4
C&PE 219Drilling Fluids Laboratory1
MATH 290HElementary Linear Algebra2
MATH 220HApplied Differential Equations3
PHSX 210HGeneral Physics I for Engineers3
PHSX 216General Physics I Laboratory1
 KU Core Electives **H3
 TOTAL HOURS17
Second year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
C&PE 327Reservoir Engineering I4
C&PE 325Numerical Methods and Statistics3
MATH 127HCalculus III4
C&PE 221Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I3
PHSX 212General Physics II3
PHSX 236General Physics II Laboratory1
 TOTAL HOURS18
Third year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
C&PE 511Momentum Transfer3
C&PE 527Reservoir Engineering II3
C&PE 528Well Logging4
ME 211Statics3
ENGL 203Topics in Reading and Writing:
Writing for Engineers
3
 TOTAL HOURS16
Third year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
C&PE 522Economic Appraisal of C&PE Projects2
C&PE 618Secondary Recovery4
C&PE 619Petroleum Engineering Lab I3
C&PE 219Drilling Fluids Laboratory1
ENGR ELECTEngineering or Science Elective3
GEOL 332Sedimentology for Petroleum Engineers4
 TOTAL HOURS17
Fourth year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
C&PE 627Petroleum Production3
C&PE 625Unconventional Reservoirs3
GEOL 535Petroleum and Subsurface Geology4
 KU Core Electives **H3
 TOTAL HOURS13
Fourth year - spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
C&PE 617Drilling and Well Completion3
C&PE 628Petroleum Engineering Design3
C&PE 624Process Safety and Sustainability3
 KU Core Elective **H3
 Engineering Elective2
 TOTAL HOURS14

CURRICULUM NOTES
* Or approved KU Core Communication course or experience. ** Students must ensure the electives they choose fulfill all remaining KU Core requirements.
H Honors equivalent course is available.

CORE DISTRIBUTION

GE 1.1 CRITICAL THINKING: PHSX 210 or PHSX 211
GE 1.2 QUANTITATIVE LITERACY: MATH 125

GE 2.1 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: ENGL 101 & ENGL 102
GE 2.2 ORAL COMMUNICATION: ELECTIVE

GE 3H ARTS & HUMANITIES: ENGL 203
GE 3N NATURAL SCIENCES: CHEM 130
GE 3S SOCIAL SCIENCES: ELECTIVE

AE 4.1 DIVERSITY IN UNITED STATES: ELECTIVE
AE 4.2 GLOBAL AWARENESS: ELECTIVE

AE 5.1 ETHICS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: C&PE 522 & C&PE 624

AE 6.1 INTEGRATION & CREATIVITY: C&PE 628

2021-2022 Curriculum