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Bsc Petroleum Engineering

The Department of Petroleum Engineering is one of the five departments that comprise the Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology of the Alpha College of Technology (ACT). The department runs a four year programme leading to the award of BSc. Degree in Petroleum Engineering.

The Department has a state-of-the-art laboratory which has Generic Oil and Gas Process Simulator (GENSIM 5000), Oil Cementing, Rock Properties and Reservoir Fluid equipment to aid the practical laboratory component of the Petroleum Engineering programme. The Department as part of its training programme, sends students to the Nigeria Oil Industry to undertake internship programme.
The Department has well qualified and seasoned lecturers, including visiting professors and scholars from UMaT partner universities.

Aims
The programme aims at providing firm grounding in basic concepts of Petroleum Engineering and allied disciplines to meet the requirements for the Ghanaian and international petroleum and allied industries.

Objectives
The main objectives are:
• To train competent first degree graduates.
• To prepare first degree graduates to take up jobs in the petroleum and allied industries.
• To prepare candidates for higher degrees in petroleum and petroleum related programmes.

Programme Admission Requirement BSc

For admission, candidates must have:

1. Passes in THREE CORE SUBJECTS at Senior High School (SHS) LEVEL in English, Mathematics, and Integrated Science AND passes in THREE SCIENCE ELECTIVES in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

OR

2. Passes in the GCE ORDINARY-LEVEL in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and GCE ADVANCED Level passes in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

YEAR ONE
SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Subject T P C
PE 151
PE 153
PE 155
PE 157
PE 159
PE 161
PE 167

Applied Electricity
Linear Algebra and Trigonometry
Technical Drawing
Communication Skills I
Introduction to Computing
Physical and Structural Geology
Basic Mechanics2
2
2
2
1
2
2

2
2
2
1
2
2
2

3
3
3
2
2
3
3

Totals

13

 

13

 

19

 

YEAR ONE
SEMESTER TWO Course No.SubjectTPCPE 150
PE 152
PE 154
PE 156
PE 158
PE 162
PE 170
PE 172

 

Calculus
Strength of Materials
Physical and Analytical Chemistry
Engineering Drawing
Communication Skills II
Applied Electronics
Principles of Stratigraphy and Sedimentation
Principles of Petroleum Engineering2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

2
1
1
2
0
1
2
1

3
2
2
3
2
2
3
2

Totals

16

 

10

 

19

 

 

 

 

YEAR TWO
SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Subject T P C
PE 251
PE 255
PE 259
PE 263
PE 267
PE 269
PE 273
PE 275
PE 277

Literature in English I
Mathematical Analysis
Geology of Ghana
Drilling Operations and Equipment
Thermodynamics
Drilling Fluids
Properties of Reservoir Rocks and Fluids
Fundamentals of Natural Gas Engineering
Applied Geophysics1
2
2
2
2
1
2
2
2

1
1
1
1
2
2
2
1
1

1
2
2
2
3
2
3
2
2

Totals

16

 

12

 

19

 

YEAR TWO
SEMESTER TWO Course No.SubjectTPCPE 252
PE 254
PE 256
PE 264
PE 270
PE 272
PE 274
PE 278

 

Literature in English II
Drilling Engineering I
Land Surveying
Fluid Mechanics
Field Trip and Technical Report Writing I
Natural Gas Engineering
Reservoir Engineering I
Petroleum Exploration1
2
2
2
0
2
2
2

1
2
2
2
4
2
2
2

1
3
3
3
1
3
3
3

Totals131712* Fieldtrips maybe organised in either semester but the results shall be credited only at thesecond semester

 

YEAR THREE
SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Subject T P C
PE 351
PE 353
PE 357
PE 359
PE 361
PE 373
PE 377
PE 375
Computer Applications
Drilling Engineering II
Rock Mechanics
Transportation of Oil and Gas
Probability and Statistics
Environmental Management in the Petroleum Industry
Production Operations and Equipment
Survey Field Work
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
0
3
2
4
2
1
2
2
5
2
3
3
3
2
3
3
1
Totals 13 21 20
YEAR THREE
SEMESTER TWO
Course No. Subject T P C
PE 350
PE 352
PE 356
PE 372
PE 374
PE 378
PE 380
Petroleum Production Engineering
Public Relations
Fieldtrip and Technical Report Writing II
Gathering of Oil and Gas
Well Logging
Reservoir Engineering II
Production Operation of Problem Wells
2
2
0
2
2
2
2
2
0
4
2
2
2
2
3
2
1
3
3
3
3
Totals 12 14 18
* Fieldtrips maybe organised in either semester but the results shall be credited only at thesecond semester

 

YEAR FOUR
SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Subject T P C
PE 451
PE 453
PE 455
PE 457
PE 459
PE 461
PE 471
Economic Development Planning
Oil and Gas Field Project Evaluation
Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Law of Contract and Torts
Operations Research
Principles of Economics
Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
0
2
3
0
2
0
2
2
3
2
2
3
2
3
Totals 13 9 17
YEAR FOUR
SEMESTER TWO
Course No. Subject T P C
PE 450
PE 452
PE 454
PE 456
PE 458
PE 460
Project Work
Colloquium/Seminar
Business Entrepreneurship
Petroleum Laws and Regulations
Principles of Management
Instrumentation and Control
0
1
2
1
2
2
12
4
0
3
0
2
4
2
2
2
2
3
Totals 8 21 15

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