College of Engineering


Department of Petroleum Engineering

BSc in Petroleum Engineering

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Overview

The educational objectives of the petroleum engineering program are to provide the community with graduates who will be, within a few years of graduation:

·      Engage in productive careers in petroleum engineering in public and private sectors and have the abilities to think and develop further knowledge in the field of oil industry from exploration to production and refinery.

·      Effective engineers that continue to develop personally and professionally into prospective leaders.

·      Successful in demonstrating their obligations to the profession and the society.
 

The program educational objectives are periodically reviewed by the department. The suggested changes are then compared with programs for the feedback and approval. The aim of this periodic review is to continuously improve the program.


Structure

DPET graduate students will have:

·         An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.

·         An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions in petroleum engineering that meet specified needs for the oil industry with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors.

·         An ability to apply the knowledge of petroleum engineering to manage and implement engineering solutions in drilling, reservoir development and production activities in the oil and gas industry.

·         An ability to make plans for drilling of onshore and offshore wells, for recovery (primary and enhanced) of oil and gas from different types of reservoirs, or design and operation of production and injection wells, including processing on the seafloor and with use of permanent installations.

·         An ability to contribute to planning for field development and operation, and to impact studies of petroleum fields.

·         An ability to do further postgraduate studies (M.Sc., or Ph.D.) and join regional and global universities.  

·         An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

·         An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Beneficial Skills for DPET Program

Many skills are helpful when beginning an education in DPET. Especially, strong petroleum technical skills, teamwork skills, problem solving skills, ability to work under pressure, numerical and analytical skills, IT skills, good health and fitness.

 

Analytical Skills

Analytical skills refer to the ability to collect and analyze information, problem solve, and make decisions in petroleum engineering. These strengths can help solve a company problem and improve upon its overall productivity and success. Therefore, some basic analytical skills are very helpful when beginning an education in DPET. Among these are: Ability to collect, gather, visualize and analyze information in detail; ability to see a problem from different point of view; solve complex problems by making decisions in the effective way; be prepared to answer many(how) questions.

Communication Skill

This skill is vital for students joining the DPET program. Having strong analytical skills is ineffective if the student cannot share his analysis with others. He needs to be an effective communicator that can explain the patterns he sees in the data. Sometimes the student needs to explain information orally in a presentation or have to write a report. This needs fluent English language speaking and writing.

 

Language of Instruction:

The language of instruction at the DPET is English for all courses, except the Kurdistan Studies course where the language of study is Kurdish.

Study methods:

The DPET is following a semester-based system implementing the Bologna Process. The method of study depends on lectures, reports, study groups, presentation and laboratory, practical sessions. Students will be taught in different ways, from the classroom to individual or small-group reflection. Our different teaching formats equip you to be an effective independent learner. The assessment is achieved via class workloads, mid-term exams, final exams, essays and reports. Students on the course will be spending time on independent study which includes preparation for lectures and seminars, follow-up work, wider reading, practice completion of assessment tasks, or revision.

In the first year of your English Language and Culture Bachelor's programme, tuition will be in the form of lectures and tutorials:

·         Lectures are a way of getting an overview of a large amount of information in a short amount of time; you and your fellow students will be listening to an expert in the field.

·         Tutorials give you a chance to actively engage with historical issues yourself. You may have to give a presentation or discuss a topic amongst yourselves or work on an assignment. There are plenty of opportunities for interaction and for asking questions.

   

Duration:

The duration of the study at the DPET is 4 Academic years of full-time studies. Normally an academic year starts in the first week of September to the end of June next year.

Program Course Modules taught at the Department:

A bachelor's degree from DPET programs enable students to fully master in written and verbal elements of the English language, from creative writing to speech analysis. The following link provides a full list of Course Modules provided at this department. Each course has a standard course module code which is hyperlinked to its dedicated website for full details information on that particular course. Please note that on each course modules website you will also be directed to the Academic Profile of the lecturer providing the course.


Modules

Basic Courses (B)

The petroleum engineering undergraduate curriculum is designed to give you an established basic course. Department of Petroleum Engineering courses at the Knowledge University require basic courses within the requirements of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Kurdistan Region, where these courses are considered to be university requirements for the first stages in universities, and these courses are Kurdistan Studies, English language, Computer skills and Academic debates  where students must complete the requirements of success in these courses in the first and second semesters of the first academic year.

Relevance Courses (R)

Before delving into your intensive petroleum engineering courses during your junior and senior years, you should have a good knowledge in the basics of Engineering subjects as a College of Engineering required courses. To name important subjects to study include: physics, chemistry, general geology, engineering drawing, technical English, mathematics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics engineering mathematics, strength of materials, and mechanics. and engineering statistics.

Core Courses (C)

The Department of Petroleum Engineering required core courses to introduce you to a body of knowledge and fundamental skills that are essential for you to master if you are to flourish as a talented petroleum engineer. As a core, we study geology and geophysics, production engineering (process equipment design, artificial lifts, well performance, natural gas engineering), drilling engineering (drilling operations, well engineering and directional drilling), reservoir engineering (fluid flow through porous media, rock and fluid properties, well testing, enhanced oil recovery, field development, research methods and group project.

 

Electives Courses (E)

Elective courses allow you to be picky and select courses that fulfill a specific education requirement, may give you the opportunity to explore new hobbies and develop desirable career skills and abilities Check out a DPET program sheet for the full list of available classes.

Research Project / Writing in DPET

Final year project as the name suggests is the project you have to complete in the final year before the end of your degree. Your graduation would not be completed if you fail to develop the final year project before the due date. This project is considered to be a formal assignment chosen by student or small group of students on a topic related to the curriculum and involves out-of-class research and development. At the end of the class, students demo their projects in front of the other students, course staff, and representatives from many local businesses and companies. The know-how of preparing your writing is provided in Knowledge University (KNU) 4th Year Students' Final Research Project .

Throughout the engagement with your research project, you will have regular meetings with your appointed supervisor. These meetings are designed to guide you with your project and make sure you fulfil the requirement of the work. Your supervisor and you are responsible to keep a record of your meeting and monitor your progress. There is a standard KNU supervision form which you can print and fill in here for every individual meeting. 


Skills Development

DPET graduate students will have:

·         An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.

·         An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions in petroleum engineering that meet specified needs for the oil industry with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors.

·         An ability to apply the knowledge of petroleum engineering to manage and implement engineering solutions in drilling, reservoir development and production activities in the oil and gas industry.

·         An ability to make plans for drilling of onshore and offshore wells, for recovery (primary and enhanced) of oil and gas from different types of reservoirs, or design and operation of production and injection wells, including processing on the seafloor and with use of permanent installations.

·         An ability to contribute to planning for field development and operation, and to impact studies of petroleum fields.

·         An ability to do further postgraduate studies (M.Sc., or Ph.D.) and join regional and global universities.  

·         An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

·         An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Career Opportunities

KNU graduates' knowledge and skills embody principles like effective communication, critical thinking and project management skills are central to most careers. The study of petroleum engineering courses and the practical program at KNU equips you with these skills and more, which will be translated readily into any work context. Apart from your knowledge of crude oil and natural gas, you will leave with the confidence and skills that come from successfully completing a demanding course and participating fully in university life. Nevertheless, the following areas are the popular career opportunity for a graduate from DPET, such as; 

·         Reservoir engineer

·         Drilling engineer

·         Petroleum Production engineer

·         Well log (Analyst) engineer

·         Natural gas engineer

·         Petroleum exploration engineer

·         Petrochemical Engineer 

 

Lifelong Learning

Completing the requirements for studying and graduating from the Department of Petroleum Engineering ( DPET )  is just the first step and the beginning of an experience in the life of a beginner petroleum engineer , as it can become a future engineer specializing in more specialized , accurate fields and become a real source of professional success for your life at all levels in Petroleum industry . The field of development in exploration, drilling, and production techniques in the petroleum industry sector, and access to them, gives you the opportunity for continuing education on a large scale to suit different needs in your future career field. Where you can expand your skills using computer technologies and specialized software and target new skills your resources need and enable you to expand the limits of your knowledge.


Admission Criteria

High school certificate or 5 years’ diploma certificate, and have obtained a high school average score of 77% or above.

 

Contact Information

Note: For Academic Year 2020-21 applications, please email registration@knu.edu.iq or call: 0750 3000 600 - 0750 3000 700 - 0750 3000800 or visit KNU Registry Office through these contact Information 


Tuition Fee

IQD 3.825.000 per year