Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Rock Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students will have:

  • 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 judgments, 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.

Related Links

Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, BS Program Page

Physics and Engineering Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

If you are a Liberal Studies student, please click here for your Curriculum Guide.

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.0 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher

Summary*

Rock Studies Requirements41
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major Requirements85
Natural Science and Math College-Wide Requirements12

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Rock Studies Requirements

The Rock
SUBJ 139University Seminar 13
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
MATH 225Calculus I4
Select one of the following:3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
Ethics and Civil Discourse
Civil Discourse and Democracy
Subtotal16
Integrated Inquiry
Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Humanities Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Social Science Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Natural Sciences Inquiry
CHEM 107General Chemistry I3
CHEM 111General Chemistry I Lab1
Physical Sciences Inquiry
PHYS 211General Physics I with Lab4
Subtotal17
Additional Rock Studies Requirements
MATH 230Calculus II4
PHYS 213General Physics III/ Lab4
Subtotal8
Total Hours41

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major Requirements 

  • 43 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 43 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Required Engineering Courses
ENGR 110Introduction to Engineering 12
ENGR 120Engineering Design Tools 12
ENGR 130Engineering Computing Tools2
ENGR 230Mechanics of Materials3
ENGR 301Fluid Mechanics 13
ENGR 320Thermodynamics 13
PHYS 314Statics 13
PNGE 201Introduction to Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering 11
PNGE 312Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties 14
PNGE 315Reservoir Fluids 13
PNGE 325Reservoir Engineering 13
PNGE 410Drilling engineering with Lab 14
PNGE 420Production Engineering 13
PNGE 430Reservoir Simulation 13
PNGE 432Formation Evaluation 13
PNGE 435Pressure Transient Analysis 13
PNGE 441Oil and Natural Gas Resource Valuation and Economics 13
PNGE 459Petroleum and Natural Gas Design/Capstone I 11
PNGE 460Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Design/Capstone II 12
Subtotal51
PNGE Electives (PNGE or EGEO)
Students must select two of the following courses, a minimum of five credits:5
Unconventional Resevoir Engineering 1
Hydraulic Fracturing 1
Natural Gas Engineering with Lab 1
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Undergraduate Research 1
Introduction to Geophysics/Lab 1
Subtotal5
Required Math and Science Courses
EGEO 201Earth Materials and Processes/Lab 14
EGEO 327Structural Geology 14
MATH 230Calculus II 1,24
MATH 231Calculus III 14
MATH 301Differential Equations I 13
MATH 309Linear Algebra 13
PHYS 212General Physics II with Lab 13
PHYS 213General Physics III/ Lab 14
Subtotal29
Total Hours85

Natural Science and Math College-Wide Requirements

CHEM 107General Chemistry I 13
CHEM 111General Chemistry I Lab 11
MATH 225Calculus I 14
PHYS 211General Physics I with Lab 14
Total Hours12

PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING - BS (6180)
This program is effective as of Fall 2019.
Revised 8-2019
UCC 4.23.2019 

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Recommended Rock Studies Four-Year Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
ENGR 110 Introduction to Engineering 2
ENGL 102 Critical Writing 3
MATH 225 Calculus I 4
CHEM 107 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I Lab 1
SUBJ 139University Seminar 1 3
INDS 101 FYRST Seminar 1
 Hours17
Spring
ENGR 120 Engineering Design Tools 2
ENGL 104 Critical Reading 3
MATH 230 Calculus II 4
CHEM 108 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II Lab 1
PHYS 211 General Physics I with Lab 4
 Hours17
Second Year
Fall
ENGR 130 Engineering Computing Tools 2
MATH 231 Calculus III 4
PHYS 212 General Physics II with Lab 3
ENGR 210
Statics (cross listed the course in Spring 2019)
or Statics
3
EGEO 201 Earth Materials and Processes/Lab 4
PNGE 201 Introduction to Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering 1
Declare a Thematic Thread 1  
 Hours17
Spring
PHYS 213 General Physics III/ Lab 4
ENGR 230 Mechanics of Materials 3
PNGE 312 Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties 4
MATH 301 Differential Equations I 3
Civil Discourse Requirement - select one 3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice  
Ethics and Civil Discourse  
Civil Discourse and Democracy  
 Hours17
Third Year
Fall
MATH 309 Linear Algebra 3
ENGR 301 Fluid Mechanics 3
PNGE 410 Drilling engineering with Lab 4
PNGE 315 Reservoir Fluids 3
EGEO 327 Structural Geology 4
 Hours17
Spring
ENGR 320 Thermodynamics 3
PNGE 420 Production Engineering 3
PNGE 325 Reservoir Engineering 3
Rock Studies Requirements 3
 Hours12
Fourth Year
Fall
PNGE 430 Reservoir Simulation 3
PNGE 441 Oil and Natural Gas Resource Valuation and Economics 3
PNGE 432 Formation Evaluation 3
PNGE 459 Petroleum and Natural Gas Design/Capstone I 1
Technical Elective 3
Rock Studies Requirement 3
 Hours16
Spring
RSP 3
RSP 3
PNGE 435 Pressure Transient Analysis 3
Technical Elective 3
PNGE 460 Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Design/Capstone II 2
 Hours14
 Total Hours**127

Major Code: 6180
Revised: 12-2019

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Some planners may show more than 120 credits because faculty have created flexibility in choosing courses.  However, only 120 credits are required to obtain a degree. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.