The Petroleum Engineering Program is designed to serve the needs of the Kurdistan region and its neighboring countries. The Petroleum Engineering Program provides a strong foundation in petroleum science and
engineering for the professional development of its students. The curriculum of the program is a balanced combination of the theoretical and practical aspects of Petroleum Engineering with enough flexibility to allow integration of the ever-developing state-of-the art technology and the changing needs of the region.
The graduates of the program should be able to work for oil & gas companies, service companies and for research institutes, or to pursue their graduate studies. The faculty is committed to providing an academic environment that encourages active learning, teamwork activities, and high-quality student performance.
The objective of Petroleum Engineering program is to produce graduates who are ethical professionals. Following their graduation by three to four years, they are expected to use their petroleum engineering knowledge and experience, and soft skills to:
Successfully practice the profession of Petroleum Engineering and engage in a professional career.
Be prepared to solve project-related challenging problems and demonstrate innovation and critical thinking in engineering design to solve the energy needs of the region.
Assume leadership responsibilities and exceed the expectations of employers in the petroleum industry, academia, and government.
Attainment of this degree prepares students and graduates to enter the professional practice with:
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 decision, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions, in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
An ability to function 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 judgment to draw conclusions.
An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed using appropriate learning strategies. (ABET, 2019)
With a degree in Petroleum Engineering, you can work as:
Drilling Engineer: Drilling Engineers Prepare drilling program and performing all aspects of drilling engineering works for the successful, cost effective and safe implementation of drilling activities in all oil and gas companies
Reservoir Engineer: Reservoir Engineers work closely with other technical departments including Geology and Geophysics, to find and extract oil and gas from existing fields as well as searching for potential new development targets. Also works closely with the Commercial department. Mainly employed by Operators or Geoscience Consultancy firms in oil and gas companies.
Production Engineer: Production Engineer’s job involves designing and selecting the equipment that will get the well to produce oil and gas after it is drilled. … Production Engineers work both in an office and out in the field at well sites in oil and gas companies.
Petroleum Engineer: Petroleum Engineer work in petroleum service companies and research centers related to conventional and non-conventional energy resources.
You can set your study pace according to your circumstances and convenience:
Minimum 3.5 years, upon the successful completion of 12 courses per year.
Standard 4 years, upon the successful completion of 10 courses per year.
Maximum 5 years, upon the successful completion of 8 courses per year.
* This study duration does not include English language courses.
Academic Year Breakdown:
* The start and end dates are subject to changes.
Instructional period of 14 weeks plus a final examination period offered twice a year
(referred to as Fall and Spring semester). Additional instructional periods include
intersessions and Summer sessions.
The American University of Kurdistan’s annual tuition fees per academic program is 8000$ (for 30 credits). However, self-funded students can benefit from a newly implemented 15% discount on the tuition fees. This discount does not apply to international students. For self-funded students and those awarded Merit Scholarships, the below tuition rates apply:
Annual tuition fees payment
Annual tuition fees payment after 15% discount (NEW)
98.0 – 100
Mustafa Barzani Merit Scholarship
90.00 – 97.99
Chairman Masrour Barzani Merit Scholarship*
80.00 – 89.99
Board of Trustees Merit Scholarship*
The above rates are applicable for students register for courses at AUK from January, 2021.
Annual tuition is based on registration as a full-time student and the successful completion of 30 credits.
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