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Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Begins every Fall (August), Spring (January) & Summer (May)
Who Should Apply?
Regardless of where you live or your current profession, you may earn your engineering degree from the University of North Dakota. The part-time, online engineering program is designed for working adults who are unable to attend traditional, on-campus classes.
Becoming a Petroleum Engineer
If you are wondering if a high-tech career in petroleum engineering is right for you, you should compare your interests, talents, and skills to the types of job tasks you will perform.
- Are you interested in geology, math, physics, and chemistry?
- Are you creative and detail-oriented?
- Do you have good communication skills?
- Do you enjoy working with others?
Petroleum engineers design methods to efficiently recover oil and gas from below the earth. As a petroleum engineer, you may be expected to:
- characterize deep geologic formations and their contained oil and gas
- design and drill vertical and directional wells
- complete wells for production by injecting multiphase fluids
- optimize production using reservoir engineering principles
- manage projects using business and economic principles
You may find the information provided by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) helpful as you consider a career in petroleum engineering.