Academic Quality

The B.S. program in Petroleum Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

The Program Educational Objectives of the B.S. Petroleum Engineering Program are:

  • Our graduates will have successful careers in the oil and gas industry by using technical knowledge and skills acquired to analyze real-world petroleum engineering problems, develop innovative solutions, and communicate these to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders.
  • Our graduates will demonstrate professionalism through continuing professional development throughout their career, and commitment to ethical standards and lifelong learning.
  • Our graduates will contribute significantly to the global petroleum engineering profession and they will exemplify the behaviors necessary to become industry leaders within and beyond Alaska.

The Student Outcomes of the B.S. Petroleum Engineering Program are:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • understanding of northern issues

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