Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

GENERAL INFORMATION: In the development of primary sources for energy, petroleum and natural gas occupy an important place. The engineering field concerned with exploration, drilling and production of oil and gas requires knowledge of basic sciences (physics, mathematics, chemistry and geology), and rapidly growing technology forces engineers to become acquainted with recent subjects such as shale gas,
shale oil, gas hydrates. In the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department, undergraduate education is
aimed at equipping the students with the knowledge of basic sciences as well as with the tools of rapidly
growing technology.

MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT: The mission of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department is to educate students for the practice of their profession in drilling, production and reservoir engineering topics for underground fluid resources and, for the advancement of knowledge and technology that form the basis of petroleum engineering as well as for finding solutions to the national, international, societal and environmental issues related to petroleum industry.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The following program objectives are expected to be achieved within a few years after graduation by the graduates of Middle East Technical University Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering program. They:
- are preferred by major national and international companies as successful Petroleum Engineers to
take part in development and production activities of underground energy sources including oil and natural gas, geothermal, shale gas and coal gas.
- reach the managerial positions in the national and international organizations where they serve
at active and policy-maker positions.
- have successful academic career at Petroleum Engineering departments in the academia.
- carry on successful tasks at the other sectors of the industry such as research and development,
transportation, supervising, marketing and sales.

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering undergraduate program was accredited by the Engineering Accreditation
Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

STUDENT OUTCOMES: The following outcomes are expected to be gained by the graduates of Middle East Technical University Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering program upon their graduation:

*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 that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
*An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
*An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
*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
*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

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS105 GENERAL PHYSICS I 4 3 2 6.5
CHEM111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4 3 2 6.0
MATH119 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 5 4 2 7.5
ME105 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING GRAPHICS 3 2 2 5.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
OHS101 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY-I 0 0 0 2.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS106 GENERAL PHYSICS II 4 3 2 6.5
CHEM112 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 4 3 2 6.0
MATH120 CALCULUS OF FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 5 4 2 7.5
BA100 CAREER PLANNING 0 1 0 2.0
PETE110 INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM ENGINEERING 0 0 0 2.0
CENG240 PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON FOR ENGINEERS 3 2 2 4.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MATH219 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
ES202 MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERS 3 3 0 5.0
ES221 ENGINEERING MECHANICS I 3 3 0 5.0
GEOE201 GENERAL GEOLOGY 4 3 2 5.0
PETE220 RESERVOR ROCK PROPERTIES 3 2 2 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ES224 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3 3 0 5.0
CHE204 THERMODYNAMICS I 4 4 0 7.0
PETE211 INTRODUCTION TO FLUID MECHANICS 4 3 2 6.0
PETE218 RESERVOR FLUID PROPERTIES 3 2 2 5.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
OHS301 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY - II 0 0 0 2.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 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
ES303 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3 3 0 5.0
ES361 COMPUTING METHODS IN ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
PETE300 SUMMER PRACTICE I 0 0 0 5.0
PETE321 DRILLING ENGINEERING I 4 3 2 6.0
PETE331 PETROLEUM PRODUCTION ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
PETE343 PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK303 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ECON210 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS 3 3 0 5.0
GEOE410 PETROLEUM GEOLOGY 3 2 2 5.0
PETE322 DRILLING ENGINEERING II 3 3 0 6.0
PETE332 PETROLEUM PRODUCTION ENGINEERING II 3 3 0 5.0
PETE344 PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II 3 3 0 5.0
PETE352 WELL LOGGING 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK304 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0

FOURTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PETE400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 5.0
PETE411 PETROLEUM PROPERTY VALUATION 3 3 0 5.0
PETE417 PETROLEUM ENGINEERING DESIGN I 2 2 0 5.0
PETE461 NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PETE418 PETROLEUM ENGINEERING DESIGN II 3 1 4 5.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week