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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.

Enrollement Statistics
Undergraduate Enrollement (Fall 2013 - Fall 2018)
Cat. Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Fr. 190 273 231 100 52 34
So. 99 142 147 97 61 27
Jr. 72 97 125 111 72 45
Sr. 131 188 210 240 206 127
Total 492 700 713 548 391 233
Graduate Enrollement (Fall 2013 - Fall 2018)
Cat. Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
MS 59 64 61 45 26 16
PhD 5 8 8 14 17 18
Total 64 72 69 59 43 34
Total Enrollement (Fall 2013-Fall 2018)
  Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Grand Total 556 772 782 607 434 267
Degrees Awarded (2012-2018)
Cat. 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
UG 36 47 76 86 110 124
MS 23 12 30 26 26 14
PhD - - - 1 3 3
Total 59 63 106 112 139 141