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.

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:
Having knowledge of basic mathematics and physical sciences up to the mark of professing engineering.
Having knowledge of Petroleum Engineering up to the mark of professing any of the three main
branches of the Petroleum Engineering which are Reservoir Engineering,Production Engineering and Drilling Engineering.
Reaching to a critical reasoning level at which s/he can apply,analyse and evaluate the basic engineering and petroleum engineering knowledge that s/he has.
Having the sufficient knowledge for recognizing and portraying the possible problems that s/he may face during professing and having skills of improving stratgies to handle with these problems.
Possessing of reaching to new information, interpretation of that information and self perpetuation ability that is required by their ever-growing, changing job and by disciplinary and interdsiciplinary studies in which they can be included.
Self-perpetuation by continuous learning habit upon their strong basic engineering knowledge that they gained during their education.
Being at the professional perfection for self-working as well having an ability of working with a team harmonazingly.
Having necessary qualifications for taking responsibility individually or as a member of a team,
guiding and collimating when a task is assigned or when needed.
Consciousness of necessity of sharing the acquired craft knowledge and experience with others and
being up to use communication methods and instruments for actively sharing that knowledge and experience.
Regarding not only the professional marks and earnings but also the society and environment
during solving of professional problems.
Paying attention to ethical values and codes of conduct both in professional and social life.
Evaluating the encountered problems not only from engineering perspective but also from social,environment and ethical perspectives and searching for and applying realistic solutions to them by these criterias into account.

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

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
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
PETE110 INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM ENGINEERING 0 0 0 2.0
CENG230 INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING 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
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 4.0
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

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PETE400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 4.0
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