Engineering - Petroleum-Engineering

  • Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Debbieh
  • Faculty: Engineering
  • Department: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Program Description

Chairperson Yasmine Fouad
Associate Professors  Zahi Khalil 
Assistant ProfessorsRami Harkous, Kamel Bou Hamdan
LecturerHussein Ghorayeb, Shareef El-Mostafa, Aya El Hajj Chehade

The Petroleum Engineering program is devoted to educating exemplary petroleum engineers by instituting best learning practices that drive knowledge, build skills and competencies, and inspire the learner to define a purpose, develop a passion to forever learn, cultivate a sense of responsibility toward the profession, society and the environment, and attain the ability to confront challenges and to make decisions, and in so doing contribute to the advancement of the community, immediate and beyond.

The educational objectives of the Petroleum Engineering (PE) program are determined to support career advancement of the graduates and as they pursue their career goals, the graduates will:

  1. Be competent to handle complex petroleum engineering tasks requiring multifaceted skills.
  2. Be recognized for their ability to pursue innovative solutions and to make decisions through creative integration of best practices in the oil and gas industry.
  3. Demonstrate career advancement and personal attributes to handle management and leadership roles.
  4. Exhibit commitment to the wellbeing of the community and the environment, pursuant to relevant solutions.


  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering consists of 150 credit-hours of course work + IC3 + 30 credits transferred from Lebanese Baccalaureate or equivalent.

Petroleum engineers attain a broad spectrum of skills sought by almost every relevant profession. Industries, enterprises, and service providers requiring petroleum engineering skills include: oil and gas production, refining and distribution, excavation, process, consulting, environmental institutions, and government. Most importantly, you can imagine something that never was and make it a reality! There is so much work to be done to guarantee the future of mankind and petroleum engineers can tap the possibilities through the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurism.

The Student’s Study Plan is given to every student upon his/her enrollment. The PTRE curriculum consists of the following components:

Common Requirements Credits
General University Requirements 20
Basic Sciences and Mathematics 30
General Engineering topics 15
PE Program-Specific Requirements Credits
Petroleum Engineering core 59
Engineering topics from outside the major 9
Petroleum Engineering Technical Electives 12
Final Year Project 4
Internship 1



Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
COMP208 Programming I 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) GE
CVLE210 Statics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
MATH281 Linear Algebra 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MCHE201 Engineering Drawing And Graphics 3 (3Crs.: 1Lec,4Lab) GE
PHYS282 Material Properties and Heat 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) BSMC
Second Semester
CHEM281 Principles of Chemistry I 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MATH282 Calculus 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MCHE213 Dynamics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
PHYS281 Electricity and Magnetism 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
PTRE201 Introduction To Petroleum Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
Summer I
ENGL211 Advanced Writing 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
ARAB001 Arabic Language 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) CUR
BLAW001 Human Rights 1 1 Lec. CUR
------- General Electives 4 (4) E
Third Semester
CHEM282 Principles of Chemistry II 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
CHEM331 Organic Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) BSMC
GEOL201 Physical Geology 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
MATH283 Differential Equations 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MCHE329 Thermodynamics For PE 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) ETOS
PTRE202 Reservoir Rock Properties 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
Fourth Semester
GEOL205 Geophysical Techniques 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
GEOL206 Principles Of Petroleum Geology 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
MATH284 Numerical Analysis 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
MCHE319 Mechanics of Materials for PE 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) ETOS
PTRE206 Petroleum Drilling Systems 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRE301 Reservoir Fluids 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
Summer II
ENGL300 Speech Communications 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
MGMT002 Entrepreneurship I 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec, 0Lab) GEC
------- General Electives 4 (4) E
Fifth Semester
MCHE339 Fluid Mechanics for PE 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) ETOS
PTRE303 Well Logging 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRE405 Well Testing 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRE409 Reservoir Simulation 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
PTRE500 Research Methodology 2 (2Crs.:2Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRExxx Technical Electives 1 3 (3Crs.) E
Sixth Semester
ENGR001 Engineering Ethics 1 (1Crs.: 1Lec, 0Lab) GEC
INME221 Engineering Economy 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
MATH381 Probability and Statistics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
PTRE308 Petroleum Production Technology 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRE410 Reservoir Characterization 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
PTRE412 Drilling Technology 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) PECC
Summer III
PTRE499 Internship 1 (1Cr.) PECC
Seventh Semester
GEOL401 Geology Of Lebanon And Levantine Region 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRE306 Petroleum Geomechanics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRE501 Final Year Project I 1 (1Cr.) PECC
PTRE511 Petroleum Refining Operations 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRE513 Reservoir Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRExxx Technical Electives 2 3 (3Crs.) E
Eighth Semester
PTRE414 Gas Production Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRE502 Final Year Project II 3 (3Crs.) PECC
PTRE512 Environment And Safety 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) PECC
PTRExxx Technical Electives 3 6 (6) E