Minor in Petroleum Engineering

​​​​​​​​​The minor in petroleum engineering is open to AUB students from all majors, who have finished their first one academic year (non-engineering students) and their first academic two years (engineering students) and have attained a GPA ≥ 70.

Minor Program Requirements (18 Credits)​

The student taking the minor is required to complete 18 credits. The student has to complete 12 credits of core courses and 6 credits of elective courses.​

Required Core Courses (12 Credits)

  • PETR 200 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering [3 cr.]
  • PETR 322/ CHEN​ 595 Drilling Engineering I [3 cr.]
  • PETR 421/CHEN 690 Reservoir Engineering [3 cr.]
  • PETR 432 Production Engineering [3 cr.]

Elective Courses (6 Credits) selected from the following courses:

  • PETR 300 Petroleum Exploration [3 cr.]
  • PETR 312 Reservoir Petrophysics [3 cr.]
  • PETR 321 / CHEN 594 Reservoir Fluids [3 cr.]
  • PETR 520 Reservoir Modeling [3 cr.]
  • PETR 514 Reservoir Economics and Risk Management [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 480 Safety and Loss Prevention [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 590 Petroleum Refining [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 591 Natural Gas Processing [3 cr.]
  • MECH 768 Transport through Porous Media [3 cr.]
  • GEOL 225 Petroleum Geology [3 cr.]
  • GEOL 226 Introduction to Geophysics [3 cr.]

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​​Note: Other courses may be approved as minor equivalents at the consent of the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department. Students cannot receive more than 6 credits for both PETR/CHEN cross listed courses as technical electives in chemical engineering major. For other majors please check with your department.