CURRICULUM & DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

To obtain the Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering, a student must approve at least 36 academic credits, distributed as follows:

  • 12 credits from 4 fundamentals courses
  • 16 credits from 4 advanced courses
  • 4 credits from the Collective Integrated Project
  • 4 credits from 1 elective graduate course, or from a fifth advanced graduate course.

It is recommended that students enroll in courses adding up to 8 academic credits per semester. This means that students are recommended to enroll in two graduate courses per semester. This ensures having always an adequate academic load, as well as graduating within the expected two-year term.

  FUNDAMENTALS COURSES

 

  • Students must approve three (3) fundamentals 4-credit courses. A subgroup of the fundamentals courses available in the program are offered each semester, to ensure that students working at field locations as well as students working in regular office locations can take a sufficient number of them so as to fulfill the graduation requirements.
  • As a minimum, the following fundamentals courses are offered within a two-year period: Reservoir engineering, production engineering, hydrocarbon geology, financial assessment of oil and gas projects, and socio-environmental aspects of oil and gas projects.

 

     
  ADVANCED COURSES
  • Students must approve four (4) fundamentals 4-credit courses. A subgroup of the advanced courses available in the program are offered each semester, to ensure that students working at field locations as well as students working in regular office locations can take a sufficient number of them so as to fulfill the graduation requirements. Additionally, a number of advanced courses are offered every summer term.
  • As a minimum, the following advanced courses are offered within every two-year period: Enhanced oil recovery, unconventional reservoirs, introduction to offshore engineering, risk analysis and decision making, systems optimization, and produced water management.

 

     
  COLLECTIVE INTEGRATED PROJECT

 

  • Students must approve the Collective Integrated Project (4 credits). This course is offered every semester, and can be taken after approving at least 28 academic credits, and having left no more than 8 academic credits to fulfill the graduation requirements.

 

     
  ELECTIVE COURSE

 

  • Students must approve one (1) graduate elective course (4 credits), chosen from the ones offered in the graduate programs available at Universidad de Los Andes. Alternatively, upon approval by the academic advisor, students can take an additional 4-credit advanced course from the ones offered in the program.

 

     
  GRADUATE SEMINAR COURSE

 

  • The graduate seminar is a zero-credit, non-mandatory course, in which issues related to graduate student life in the university, as well as profesional life issues, are discussed under the guidance of experts in those subjects. Although the graduate seminar is not mandatory, students are highly encouraged to take it. 

 

     

NOTE: The above list describes the curricular structure of the Master’s program. click here. to see suggested sequences of  courses to take so as to  fulfill the curricular requirements of the program.

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