Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The objectives of the program are to:
i. Educate students so that their innovative capacity is motivated by teaching them how to learn, identify, formulate problems, propose alternate solutions and develop the capacity to solve such problems in petroleum engineering practice.
ii. Give opportunities to students so that they learn how to communicate efficiently, work in teams, and share knowledge.
iii. Educate students so that they develop design capabilities and decision-making abilities.
iv. Provide a basic science and engineering curriculum so that basics on mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science is given. Encourage them to learn a second language other than their mother language.
v. Give opportunities to students so that they become sensitive to ethics of engineering, become aware of issues relevant to society and their career, environmental issues, health and safety.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CNG100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECH. AND APPLICATIONS 0 2 0 1.0
PHY105 GENERAL PHYSICS I 4 3 2 6.5
ENGL101 DEVELOPMENT OF READING AND WRITING SKILLS I 4 4 0 6.0
CHM111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4 3 2 6.0
MECH113 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING DRAWING I 3 2 2 4.5
GPC100 FIRST YEAR ON CAMPUS SEMINAR 1 0 2 0.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
MAT100 PRECALCULUS 2 1 2 3.0
MAT119 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 5 4 2 7.5

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CNG230 INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING 3 2 2 5.0
MAT120 CALCULUS FOR FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 5 4 2 7.5
PHY106 GENERAL PHYSICS II 4 3 2 6.5
ENGL102 DEVELOPMENT OF READING AND WRITING SKILLS II 4 4 0 6.0
CHM112 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 4 3 2 6.0
PNGE110 INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM ENGINEERING 2 2 0 4.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MAT219 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
CHME204 THERMODYNAMICS I 4 4 0 6.0
PNGE201 GENERAL GEOLOGY 4 3 2 5.0
PNGE220 RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES 3 2 2 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HST201 0 2 0 2.0
HST205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
CVE221 ENGINEERING MECHANICS I 3 3 0 5.0
MECH205 STATICS 3 3 0 5.0

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MAT210 APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERS 4 4 0 8.0
CVE224 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS 3 3 0 5.0
PNGE202 PETROLEUM GEOLOGY 3 2 2 5.0
PNGE211 INTRODUCTION TO FLUID MECHANICS 4 3 2 6.0
PNGE218 RESERVOIR FLUID PROPERTIES 3 2 2 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HST202 0 2 0 2.0
HST206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENGL211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 0 4.0
PNGE300 SUMMER PRACTICE I 0 0 0 4.0
PNGE321 DRILLING ENGINEERING I 4 3 2 6.0
PNGE331 PETROLEUM PRODUCTION ENGINEERING I 3 3 0 6.0
PNGE343 PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TUR101 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
TUR201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 4 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ECO210 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS 3 3 0 5.0
CVE303 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS 3 3 0 6.0
PNGE322 DRILLING ENGINEERING II 3 3 0 6.0
PNGE332 PETROLEUM PRODUCTION ENGINEERING II 3 3 0 5.0
PNGE344 PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II 3 3 0 5.0
PNGE352 WELL LOGGING 3 3 0 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TUR102 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0
TUR202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 4 0 2.0

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PNGE400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 4.0
PNGE411 PETROLEUM PROPERTY VALUATION 3 3 0 5.0
PNGE417 PETROLEUM ENGINEERING DESIGN I 2 2 0 5.0
PNGE461 NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENGL311 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3 3 0 4.0
PNGE418 PETROLEUM ENGINEERING DESIGN II 3 1 4 5.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week