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ABET Engineering AccrediationThe University of Tulsa B.S. Petroleum Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for the Petroleum and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

Petroleum Program Educational Objectives

The current educational objectives of the Petroleum Engineering program are:

  • Graduates will be competent petroleum engineering professionals in their workplaces
  • Graduates will accomplish professional development by engaging in advanced studies or other educational activities

Petroleum Engineering Student Outcomes

Students from the Petroleum Engineering program will attain (by the time of graduation):

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategy.