Aug 02, 2021  
2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering, M.S.E., Petroleum Engineering Concentration


CIP Code: 8793 (140101)

All specialty aspects of petroleum engineering that align with UL Lafayette Department of Petroleum Engineering faculty's areas of expertise can serve as potential specialization areas for both course selection and thesis topics. Example areas of particular emphasis by the department include reservoir engineering, tertiary recovery, environmental engineering, computational fluid flow, drilling, process economics, and computer-visualization of petroleum systems.

Course Requirements


Thesis Program


For the Thesis Program, thirty (30) semester hours of graduate credit with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required as follows: (1) a minimum of 12 credit hours of 500 and/or 400G level graduate courses in the Petroleum Engineering Department with 6 of these credit hours being two core department courses that will be identified for the student upon acceptance into the program. [Note that no more than 6 graduate hours may be below the 500 level.]; (2) 6 credit hours achieved by the successful passing of two college-level core graduate courses: ENGR 501  and MCHE 508 ; (3) a minimum of 3 credit hours of either mathematics, statistics, or the sciences; (4) a minimum of 3 credit hours of additional graduate courses from either the Petroleum Engineering Department or another engineering department; (5) enrollment in the Petroleum Engineering Graduate Seminar course every semester the student is within the program at UL Lafayette; and (5) a minimum of 6 credit hours of thesis work and a thesis approved by the graduate committee.

Non-Thesis Program


For the Non-Thesis Program, thirty-six (36) semester hours of graduate credit with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required as follows: (1) a minimum of 18 credit hours of 500 and/or 400G level graduate courses in the Petroleum Engineering Department with 6 credit hours being two core department courses that will be identified for the student upon acceptance into the program. [Note that no more than 6 graduate credit hours may be below the 500 level.]; (2) 6 credit hours achieved by the successful passing of two college-level core graduate courses: ENGR 501  and MCHE 508 ; (3) a minimum of 6 credit hours of either mathematics, statistics, or the sciences, and (4) a minimum of 6 credit hours of additional graduate courses from either the Petroleum Engineering Department or another engineering department; (5) 3 hours of a research component and the submission of a research report; (6) satisfactory performance on a comprehensive exam to be given during the graduation semester.

Note(s)


All graduate courses must be approved by both the committee chairperson and department graduate coordinator.