M.Sc. Degree in Petroleum Engineering

The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours as follows: 12 credit hours in core graduate courses, 12 credit hours in elective graduate courses, and 6 credit hours in thesis work. The presentation of a satisfactory seminar – usually a thesis proposal - is also required. All graduate PETE courses are scheduled during the evening (5:00 – 8:00 PM).

The elective courses are intended to provide a coherent study of certain well-defined areas and should serve as a basis for furthering the student's personal interests, future graduate studies, or practice in the oil industry. Therefore, they should be selected to serve those purposes. Graduate courses in engineering or science may be counted as elective courses for a maximum of 6 credit hours.


Curriculum (Degree Plan)

First Year
PETE 520Advanced Petrophysics303PETE 548Advanced Reservoir Engineering303
PETE 560Mathematical Methods in Petroleum Engineering303PETE 599Seminar100
PETE 5xxPETE Elective I303PETE 5xxPETE Elective I303
PETE 5xxPETE Elective II303
Second Year
XXX 5xxTechnical Elective I303PETE 610Thesis006
XXX 5xxTechnical Elective II303
PETE 610Thesis00IP
Total credit hours required for M.Sc. degree: 30
  • Each student is expected to submit his detailed degree plan according to the above generic degree plan for approval by the department and the Deanship of Graduate Studies by the middle of the second semester from enrollment.
  • Students are required to adhere to the regulations of the degree plan. No relaxations will be given to any student and the courses taken in conflict of the above will not be counted towards the degree.
  • Up to two senior undergraduate 400-level, PETE or Engineering courses may be taken in place of the two elective courses when approved in the degree plan.
  • · The order of taking the courses can be different from above but the students must take the core courses before the electives.