Curriculum 154 Credits

Petroleum Engineering curriculum (Total credit hours 154)

 

1st Year: Freshman

2nd Year: Sophomore

3rd Year: Junior

4th Year: Senior

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2nd Semeter

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2nd Semeter

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Philosophy of Marxism and Leninism- SOC01301 (3)

English I - ENG41301 (3)

English II - ENG42302 (3)

English III - ENG42303 (3)

English IV - ENG43304 (3)

Formation evaluation - PET13313 (3)

Reservoir Simulation - PET14318 (3)

Graduation internship - PET14224 (2)

Political economics of Marxism and Leninism - SOC01202 (2)

Scientific socialism - SOC02203 (2)

Calculus III - MAT12203 (2)

Differential Equations - MAT12305 (3)

Petroleum Engineering Numerical Methods - PET13308 (3)

Reservoir Engineering (+ Lab) - PET13414 (4)

Integrated Reservoir Modeling - PET14319 (3)

Graduation thesis - PET14825 (8)

Calculus I - MAT11301 (3)

History of Vietnamese communist party - SOC02205 (2)

Theoretical mechanics - MEC32303 (3)

Strength of Materials (+ Lab) - MEC32304 (3)

Reservoir Fluids - PET13309 (3)

Well Testing - PET13315 (3)

Production Engineering - PET14320 (3)

 

Foundations in Engineering I + Lab  - ELE31201 (2)

Calculus II - MAT11302 (3)

Thermodynamics - MEC32301 (3)

Reservoir Petrophysics (+ Lab) - PET12404 (4)

Petroleum Geology - GEO13311 (3)

Senior Project 1 - PET13116 (1)

Petroleum Project Evaluation - PET14321 (3)

 

General Chemistry 1  - CHE11301 (3)

Career Orientation Field Trip - PET11105 (1)

Physical Geology - GEO12302 (3)

Transport Processes in Petroleum Production system - PET12306 (3)

Geomechanics - PET13310 (3)

Petroleum Economics - ECO13301 (3)

Enhanced Oil Recovery - PET14222 (2)

 

General Chemistry Lab 1 - CHE11102LAB (1)

Foundations in Engineering II + Lab - INC31301 (3)

Petroleum Drilling Systems (+ Lab) - PET12443 (4)

Electronics - Electricity (+ Lab) - ELE32202 (2)

Petroleum Production Systems) (+ Lab) - PET13411 (4)

Health Safety and Environment in Petroleum Industry - PSE13201 (2)

Senior Project 2 - PET14123 (1)

 

General Physics I + Lab - PHY21301 (3)

General Physics II (+ Lab) - PHY21302 (3)

Professional Skills for Engineers - SOC02206 (2)

General Geophysics - GEO12233 (2)

Drilling Engineering - PET13312 (3)

Well Completion & Stimulation - PET13227 (2)

Sustainable energy - PET14333 (3)

 

Introduction to Oil and Gas Industry - PET21201 (2)

Ho Chi Minh's Ideology - SOC01204 (2)

Measurement Engineering - MEC33206 (2)

Summer Internship 1 - PET12107 (1)

Drilling Fluid (+ Lab) - PET13226 (2)

Summer Internship 2 - PET13117 (1)

Sand production and control - PET14140 (1)

 

Physical Education 1  - PED11101(1*)

Physical Education 2 - PED11102 (2*)

Physical Education 3 - PED12103 (1*)

     

Well Abandonment - PET14141 (1)

 

 English preparation - ENG41000 (120 hrs*)

Military Education - MIE01101

           

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University requirements: 27 credits (18%)

Math& Basic Sciences: 38 credits (25%)

Basic Engineering: 28 credits (18%)

Core courses: 61 credits (40 %)

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The 38 credits of mathematics and basic sciences are as follows: 

Mathematics 14 credits
MAT11301  Calculus I  3 credits 
MAT11302  Calculus II  3 credits 
MAT12203  Calculus III  2 credits 
MAT12305  Differential Equations  3 credits 
PET13308  Petroleum Engineering Numerical Methods  3 credits 
Chemistry 4 credits
CHE11301  General Chemistry 1  3 credits 
CHE11102LAB  General Chemistry Lab 1  1 credit 
Physics 9 credits
PHY21301  General Physics I +(Lab)  3 credits 
PHY21302  General Physics II (+ Lab)  3 credits 
MEC32303  Theoretical mechanics  3 credits 
Geosciences 11 credits
GEO12302  Physical Geology  3 credits 
GEO12233  General Geophysics – Elective 2 2 credits 
GEO13311  Petroleum Geology  3 credits 
PET14333  Sustainable energy – Elective 5 3 credits 
Total (mathematics and basic sciences) 38 credits

Engineering Topics 

The PE program at PVU requires 89 credit hours of Engineering Topics or 58% of the total hours, exceeding the ABET minimum of 45 credit hours or 29.2%. Courses in this category are divided into Basic Engineering (highlighted in pink in Table 5-2) which are required across multiple engineering disciplines, and Core courses or Petroleum Engineering courses (highlighted in blue in Table 5-2) which are specific to the discipline).  

Basic Engineering  28 credits 
ELE31201  Foundations in Engineering I  2 credits 
INC31301  Foundations in Engineering II + Lab  3 credits 
MEC32301  Thermodynamics  3 credits 
MEC33206  Measurement Engineering – Elective 1  2 credits 
MEC32304  Strength of Materials (+ Lab)  3 credits 
PET12306  Transport Processes in Petroleum Production system  3 credits 
ELE32202  Electronics - Electricity (+ Lab)  2 credits 
PET13310  Geomechanics  3 credits 
ECO13301  Petroleum Economics  3 credits 
PET14321  Petroleum Project Evaluation  3 credits 
PET14141  Well Abandonment – Elective 6  1 credit 
Core courses  61 credits 
PET21201  Introduction to Oil and Gas Industry  2 credits 
PET11105  Career Orientation Field Trip  1 credit 
PET12443  Petroleum Drilling Systems (+ Lab)  4 credits 
PET12404  Reservoir Petrophysics (+ Lab)  4 credits 
PET12107  Summer Internship 1  1 credit 
PET13309  Reservoir Fluids  3 credits 
PET13411  Petroleum Productions Systems) (+ Lab)  4 credits 
PET13312  Drilling Engineering  3 credits 
PET13226  Drilling Fluids (+ Lab) – Elective 3  2 credits 
PET13313  Formation evaluation  3 credits 
PET13414  Reservoir Engineering (+ Lab)  4 credits 
PET13315  Well Testing  3 credits 
PET13116  Senior Project 1  1 credit 
PET13227  Well Completion & Stimulation – Elective 4  2 credits 
PET13117  Summer Internship 2  1 credit 
PET14318  Reservoir Simulation  3 credits 
PET14319  Integrated Reservoir Modeling  3 credits 
PET14320  Production Engineering  3 credits 
PET14222  Enhanced Oil Recovery  2 credits 
PET14123  Senior Project 2  1 credit 
PET14140  Sand control – Elective 6  1 credit 
PET1422  Graduation internship  2 credits 
PET14825  Graduation thesis  8 credits 
Total (Engineering Topics)  89 credits 

The elective courses are listed as follows: 

Elective courses 1, 2, 3, 4   
MEC32205  Hydraulic Equipments  2 credits 
MEC33206  Measurement Engineering  2 credits 
GEO12233  Introduction to Geophysics  2 credits 
PET12242  Geostatistics  2 credits 
GEO12234  Sedimentology  2 credits 
PET13226  Drilling Fluids (+ Lab)  2 credits 
PET13232  Cement (+ Lab)  2 credits 
PET13227  Well Completion & Stimulation  2 credits 
PET13228  Processing and Transportation of Oil and Gas  2 credits 
PET13229  Drilling & Production Facilities and Operation  2 credits 
Elective courses 5   
PET14330  High Performance Drilling Design and Operational Practices  3 credits 
PET14331  Solving Common Production Engineering Problems  3 credits 
PET14333  Sustainable energy  3 credits 
Elective courses 6 (select 2 courses)   
PET14134  Drilling Technology in Complicated Conditions  1 credit 
PET14135  Directional and Extensional Drilling   1 credit 
PET14136  Oil and Gas Production Technology at Vietnam Continental Shelf  1 credit 
PET14137  Oilfield Projects Development  1 credit 
PET14138  Heavy oil production  1 credit 
PET14139  Natural Gas production & Processing Engineering  1 credit 
PET14140  Sand production and control  1 credit 
PET14141  Well Abandonment  1 credit 

General Education and Others 

Petroleum Engineers have an obligation to practice their profession in a socially responsible manner and their education must prepare them for these responsibilities and make them aware of the constraints imposed by societal factors. Thus, the Petroleum Engineering curriculum requires the study of 16 courses totaling 27 credit hours of general education and others (Table 5-1). The general education component of the curriculum consists of the following courses: 

General Education and Others  27 credits 
SOC01301  Philosophy of Marxism and Leninism  3 credits 
SOC01202  Political economics of Marxism and Leninism  2 credits 
PED11101  Physical Education 1 (1*)  0 credit 
ENG41000  English preparation (120 hrs*)  0 credit 
ENG41301  English I  3 credits 
SOC02203  Scientific socialism  2 credits 
SOC02205  History of Vietnamese communist party  2 credits 
SOC01204  Ho Chi Minh's Ideology  2 credits 
PED11102  Physical Education 2 (1*)  0 credit 
MIE01101  Military Education  0 credit 
ENG42302  English II  3 credits 
SOC02206  Professional Skills for Engineers  2 credits 
PED12103  Physical Education 3 (1*)  0 credits 
ENG42303  English III  3 credits 
ENG43304  English IV  3 credits 
PSE13201  Health Safety and Environment in Petroleum Industry  2 credits