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:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  8. an understanding of northern issues


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