American University of Ras Al Khaimah
American University of Ras Al Khaimah

American University of Ras Al Khaimah

Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Energy is a key component in modern civilization. Since the drilling of the first commercial oil well in 1858, petroleum engineers and geoscientists engineers have supplied the world with the number one source of energy – crude oil and natural gas. Economic and environmentally safe production of petroleum resources requires the creative application of a wide spectrum of knowledge, including:
  • Basic sciences: mathematics, physics, chemistry and geology.
  • Major engineering subjects: mechanical, chemical, and civil engineering, as well as computer science.
  • R&D fields: nano-technology, advanced materials science, numerical simulation, molecular dynamics, etc.
As a petroleum engineer, you will enjoy a lucratively high-salary* as you evaluate potential oil and gas reservoirs, design and manage drilling activities, enhance hydrocarbon production methods, and design surface pipeline systems and treatment facilities. Petroleum engineers increasingly use advanced computers, not only in analysis of exploration data and simulation of subterranean reservoir dynamics, but also in automation of oilfield production and drilling operations. Petroleum companies own many of the world’s supercomputers. Career Opportunities Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
  • National oil companies (ADNOC, Saudi Aramco, KNOC (Kuwait), Petronas (Malaysia)
  • International oil companies (ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, Chevron)
  • Geothermal energy companies (USA, Australia, Iceland, Turkey, Japan)
  • Investment banks
  • Petro-chemical industries
  • Environmental agencies
  • Regional and private oil and gas companies all over the world
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
  • Drilling engineer
  • Reservoir engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Well control engineer
  • Petrophysicist
  • Well completion engineer
  • Workover engineer
  • Mud engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Geomechanics specialist
  • Product/process development scientist
Required Credit Hours: minimum 132 hours