PE Curriculum

Undergraduate Curriculum in Petroleum Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

The PE Program prepares students with knowledge and skills so that they can go to work immediately after graduation or continue their higher academic qualifications. We expect our graduates, after a certain time (from 3 to 5 years), can achieve the program educational objectives as follows. Graduates of the Petroleum Engineering program will:

  1. Be practical, employable and qualified production engineers, who are capable of designing, executing, producing, researching, innovation and management in specialized field.
  2. Continue their professional development and become professional managers for enterprises of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, multinational companies, and/or become scientists for research institutes and universities.
  3. Keep their education up to date through self-instruction and other training to meet the challenges of the competitive, modern and dynamic workplace.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes of our Petroleum Engineering Program are the same as those required by ABET for any engineering program to receive accreditation. The Petroleum Engineering graduates will have:

  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.

Petroleum Engineering curriculum (Total credit hours 155)

First Semester Cr   Second Semester Cr
SOC01301 Philosophy of Marxism and Leninism 3   ENG41301 English 1 3
MAT11301 Calculus 1 3   SOC01203 Scientific socialism 2
ELE31201 Foundations in Engineering 1 (+ Lab) 2   MAT11302 Calculus 2 3
CHE11301 General Chemistry 1 3   PET11105 Career Orientation Field Trip 1
CHE11101LAB General Chemistry Lab 1 1   INC31301 Foundations in Engineering 2  (+ Lab) 3
PHY21201 General Physics 1 2   PHY21202 General Physics 2 2
PHY21101LAB General Physics Lab 1 1   PHY21102LAB General Physics Lab 2 1
PET21201 Introduction to Oil and Gas Industry 2   SOC01205 History of Vietnamese communist party 2
SOC01202 Political economics of Marxism and Leninism 2   SOC01204 Ho Chi Minh's Ideology 2

English preparation

(120 hrs.*)

    PED11102 Physical Education 2 (1*)  
PED11101 Physical Education 1 (1*)     MIE01101 Military Education (165 hrs*)  
    19       19
First Semester Cr   Second Semester Cr
ENG42302 English 2 3   ENG42303 English 3 3
MAT12203 Calculus 3 2   MAT12305 Differential Equations 3
MEC32303 Theoretical mechanics 3   MEC32304 Strength of Materials (+ Lab) 3
MEC32301 Thermodynamics 3   PET12304 Reservoir Petrophysics (+ Lab) 3
GEO12302 Physical Geology 3   PET12306 Transport Processes in Petroleum Production Systems 3
PET12443 Petroleum Drilling Systems (+ Lab) 4   ELE32202 Electronics - Electricity (+ Lab) 2
SOC02206 Professional Skills for Engineers 2     Elective 2 2
  Elective 1 2   PET12207 Summer Internship 1 2
PED12103 Physical Education 3 (1*)          
    22       21
First Semester Cr   Second Semester Cr
ENG43304 English 4 3   PET13313 Formation evaluation 3
PET13308 Petroleum Engineering Numerical Methods 3   PET13314 Reservoir Engineering (+ Lab) 3
PET13309 Reservoir Fluids 3   PET13315 Well Testing 3
GEO13311 Petroleum Geology 3   PET13116 Senior Project 1 1
PET13310 Geomechanics 3   ECO13301 Petroleum Economics 3
PET13411 Petroleum Productions Systems (+ Lab) 4   PSE13201 Health Safety and Environment 2
PET13312 Drilling Engineering 3   PET 13242 Geostatistics 2
          Elective 3 3
        PET13217 Summer Internship 2 2
    22       22
First Semester Cr   Second Semester Cr
PET14318 Reservoir Simulation 3   PET14324 Graduation internship 3
PET14319 Integrated Reservoir Modeling 3   PET14825 Graduation thesis 8
PET14320 Production Engineering 3       11
PET14321 Field Development Project 3        
PET14222 Enhanced Oil Recovery 2        
PET14123 Senior Project 2 1        
  Elective 4 2        
  Elective 5 1        
  Elective 6 1        
Course Title Cr   Course Title Cr
Elective 1 (Choose one)   Elective 4 (Choose one)
GEO12234 Sedimentology 2   PET14232 Cement (+ Lab) 2
GEO12235 General Geophysics 2   PET14228 Process and Transportation of oil and gas 2
        PET14233 Renewable Energy 2
Elective 2 (Choose one)   Elective 5: Special Topics
PET13229 Drilling and Production Facilities and Operation  2   PET14141 Field Decommissioning 1
MEC32205 Fluid Machine and Equipment 2   PET14140 Sand production and sand control in petroleum industry 1
PET13226 Drilling Fluids (+ Lab) 2   PET14138 Heavy oil production 1
        PET14134 Drilling Technology in Complicated Conditions 2
Elective 3 (Choose one)   Elective 6: Special Topics
PET13327 Well Completion and Stimulation 3   PET14139 Natural Gas production and Processing Engineering 1
PET13330 High performance drilling design and operational practices 3   PET14135 Directional and Extensional Drilling 1
PET13331 Solving Common Production Engineering Problems 3   PET14136 Oil and Gas Production Technology at Vietnam Continental Shelf 1
    PET14137 Marginal field development 1