May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Petroleum Engineering, B.S.P.E.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Be able to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. Be able 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. Be able to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. Be able 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. Be able 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. Be able to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Be able to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Tulsa Curriculum and First Year Experience (25 hours)

General Curriculum (18 hours)

  • Block I Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience (6 hours)
  • Block II Historical and Social Interpretation (12 hours)

Petroleum Engineering Major Requirements (93 hours)

Petroleum Engineering Option (6-9 hours)

Petroleum Engineering Options

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering (B.S.P.E.) degree must complete one of the following degree options:

Total: 124-127 hours


Block course electives are limited to courses that qualify as humanities or social sciences electives as defined by ABET accreditation criteria and the Tulsa curriculum requirements. These courses must demonstrate depth of study in at least one area rather than be simply a series of introductory courses.

A student must earn a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in the major (all petroleum engineering courses and all approved technical electives) and 2.0 overall to be a candidate for a degree in petroleum engineering.

Foundation courses in petroleum engineering include PE 1001 , MATH 2014 , MATH 2024 , GEOL 1014 , CHEM 1013 , and PHYS 2053 . A student must earn a grade point average of at least 2.5 in foundation courses. A student must complete all foundation courses within three semesters.

A student must complete PE 1001  successfully in a single attempt.

A student may earn no more than 4 grades of F or W in petroleum engineering courses.