Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

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

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

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


Liberal Studies Requirements43
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major/Concentration 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.

Liberal Studies Requirements

See Liberal Studies Guide for Goal and Enrichment choices

Goal Course Requirements
Complete Goal requirements as indicated below
Basic Requirements
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
COMM 200Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice3
The Arts
Global Community
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships
PHIL 123Ethics3
Science, Technology & Math
CHEM 107General Chemistry I 13
CHEM 111General Chemistry I Lab 11
MATH 225Calculus I 14
PHYS 211General Physics I with Lab 14
Challenges of the Modern Age 2
Enrichment Course Requirements
Select one course from two of the following Enrichment Areas:7
The Arts (This requirement is waived)
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships (This requirement is waived)
Total Hours43


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 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 330Unconventional Resevoir Engineering3
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 460Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Design/Capstone II 12
Required Math and Science Courses
CPSC 146Programming Principles3
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
Total Hours83

Natural Science and Math College-Wide Requirements

Students must take the following four courses:
CHEM 107General Chemistry I 13
CHEM 111General Chemistry I Lab 11
MATH 225Calculus I 14
PHYS 211General Physics I with Lab 14
Total Hours12

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

This program is effective as of Fall 2016.
Revised 2-2019