The program educational objectives correspond to ABET defined outcomes a-k. Outcomes d and j were clarified to better reflect the discipline of petroleum engineering.
The program educational outcomes require that graduates must have:
a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
d) 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.
e) An ability to identify, formulates, and solves engineering problems.
f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g) An ability to communicate effectively.
h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global societal content
i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j) A knowledge of contemporary issues pertaining to energy.
k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.