A minor in Petroleum Engineering (PTE) will prepare students for additional study or employment in the field of petroleum engineering. Students will become familiar with basic theory and techniques necessary for evaluating and managing oil and gas reservoirs and informing their design decisions involving oil and gas recovery. Academic advising toward the PTE minor is available from the CHE Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Julie Jessop.
Students majoring in petroleum engineering are not eligible for this minor. Students majoring in chemical engineering will find it easiest to pair the minor with the Practice Concentration.
A minimum of 21 hours must be taken to obtain the PTE minor. All hours earned in the Petroleum Engineering minor program must be taken at MSU. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in all courses in the minor program.
For all eligible MSU engineering majors, the PTE minor consists of six required courses and one restricted elective course. Note that some courses may require other courses as prerequisites.
|Required Courses||18 Total Credit Hours|
|PTE 3953 – Petroleum Reservoir Rock Properties||3|
|PTE 3903 – Petroleum Reservoir Fluid Properties||3|
|PTE 3963 – Drilling||3|
|PTE 3973 – Petroleum Production Operations||3|
|PTE 4923 – Completion Design||3|
|PTE 4903 – Petroleum Reservoir Engineering I||3|
|Required Elective Course (Choose one of the following.)||3 Total Credit Hours|
|PTE 4913 – Petroleum Reservoir Engineering II||3|
|PTE 4953 – Formation Evaluation||3|
|PTE 4963 – Oil Recovery Methods||3|