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Accreditation

The Petroleum Engineering Department is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Petroleum Engineering Educational Objectives
The educational objectives for program graduates within three to five years are:
  1. Graduates will demonstrate their ability to work successfully as a member of a professional team.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate themselves as practicing professionals with modern skills or engage in advanced study in petroleum engineering.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate their capability of assuming professional leadership including involvement in community and professional societies.
Petroleum Engineering Student Outcomes
Outcome 1: Broad education, based on:

1.1 UL Lafayette and Regents' core curriculum emphasizing general education.
1.2 Effective communication skills.
1.3 Skills that promote a diverse and global professional career.
1.4 Understanding of the need and ability to participate in lifelong learning.

Outcome 2: Strong foundation in engineering principles and practices, based on:

2.1 Course coverage of fundamentals of engineering topics.
2.2 ABET Program Criteria
2.3 Significant students’ participation in relevant engineering interactions.
2.4 Qualified petroleum engineering faculty with diverse experience.

Outcome 3: Applied problem solving skills, as demonstrated by:

3.1 Designing and conduction experiments.
3.2 Analyzing and interpreting data.
3.3 Problem solving skills in engineering practice.
3.4 Completing practical/industrial problems and projects.

Outcome 4: An understanding of ethical, social, and health, safety, and environmental issues and professional responsibilities, as demonstrated by:

4.1 Knowledge and appreciation of the codes of ethics of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and the Society of Petroleum
4.2 Awareness and appreciation for health, safety, and environmental issues.
4.3 Integrating ethical, social, health, safety, and environmental issues into practical/industrial problems and projects.

Outcome 5: Multi-Disciplinary team skills, as demonstrated by:

5.1 Functioning with peers from other disciplines.
5.2 Integrating information and data from multiple sources.
5.3 Functioning as an intern in the industry, and participating in technical seminars, field trips, and industrial/professional functions and events.
5.4 Critical team skills.