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DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Office: 329 Gouaux Hall
Phone: 985-448-4739
Associate Professor: Griffin.
Assistant Professors: Edrisi, Gautreaux (Executive Director), Saidu (Head).
Instructors: Foust, Poskey.

Petroleum Services Programs

The university awards the Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Services to the student who completes the course work listed below. The curriculum is designed for personnel employed in the petroleum industry or for those seeking employment in the petroleum industry while attending school. All classes are scheduled to permit attendance of persons employed on a seven‑days‑on/seven‑days‑off work schedule. The curriculum of technical, people‑oriented, and safety courses prepare the student for middle‑to‑upper level management positions in drilling or production operations, or for the service and supply segment of the petroleum industry. Students may choose a concentration in Safety Technology (PSST) or Exploration and Production (PSEP) by completing the 21 hours of courses specified.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Services

  • Exploration and Production Concentration (PSEP)
  • Safety Technology Concentration (PSST)
  • CLR – Computer Literacy Requirement
  • GER – General Education Requirement
  • OCR – Oral Communication Requirement
  • UR – University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course UR 1
1 MATH 101 GER 3
1 MATH Elective GER 3
1 PSET 121 3
1 PSET 241 3
1 PSET 171 3
1 Physical Sciences Elective ** GER 3
1 Physical Sciences Elective ** GER 3
1 SATC 101 3
1 Oral Communication Elective OCR 3
2 ENGL Literature Elective GER 3
2 HIST Elective GER 3
2 Humanities Elective GER 3
2 Biological Sciences Elective GER 3
2 Computer Literacy Elective CLR 2
2 PSET 231 3
2 PSET 301 3
2 SATC 112 3
2 SATC 220 3
2 SATC 230 3
2 SATC or PSET Elective   3
3 Fine Arts Elective GER 3
3 Writing Intensive Elective 300-level or above GER 3
3 Concentration Course See below 3
3 Concentration Course See below 3
3 Concentration Course See below 3
3 SATC 240 3
3 SATC 440 3
3 SATC or PSET Elective 300-level or above 3
3 Approved Electives*** 300-level or above 3
4 PSET 305 3
4 Concentration Course See below 3
4 Concentration Course See below 3
4 Concentration Course See below 3
4 Concentration Course See below 3
4 PSET 401 3
4 PSET 452 3
4 Social Sciences Elective GER 3
4 Social Sciences Elective GER 3
  TOTAL HOURS     120

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)
**Physical Sciences Electives (6 hours) must be in the same discipline.
***Electives can be from any 300- or 400-level science, technology, engineering, math, or business course.

Safety Technology Concentration (PSST)
SATC 325
SATC 375
SATC 380
SATC 385
SATC 420
SATC 450
SATC 480

Exploration and Production Concentration (PSEP)
PSET 310
PSET 331
PSET 371
PSET 381
PSET 384
PSET 431
PSET 477

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Petroleum Services – Two-Year Degree Programs

The university awards the Associate of Science degree to the student who completes course work listed below in Petroleum Services or in the Safety Technology. The curriculum is designed to accommodate persons working seven‑on/seven‑off so that they may attend classes on their days off as full‑time students.

The curriculum contains a blend of technical and supervisory courses to prepare a person for the more complex technical and middle‑management positions in the drilling and production operations as well as the highly technical service and supply segment.

Associate of Science Degree in Petroleum Services

  • CLR – Computer Literacy Requirement
  • GER – General Education Requirement
  • OCR – Oral Communication Requirement
  • UR – University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 Computer Literacy Elective CLR 2
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course UR 1
1 MATH 101 GER 3
1 MATH Elective GER 3
1 Oral Communication Elective OCR 3
1 PSET 121 3
1 PSET 241 3
1 PSET 171 3
1 SATC 101 3
1 Social Sciences Elective GER 3
2 Fine Arts Elective GER 3
2 Humanities Elective GER 3
2 PSET 231 3
2 PSET 295 3
2 PSET Elective 3
2 Physical Sciences Electives  ** GER 3
2 Physical Sciences Electives  ** GER 3
2 SATC Elective 3
2 Approved Elective *** 3
  TOTAL HOURS     60

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)
**If pursuing the bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Services, both physical sciences must be the same discipline.
***Any additional PSET or SATC course or science, technology, engineering, math, or business course

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Associate of Science Degree in Safety Technology

This curriculum is designed to prepare a person for all aspects of safety.

  • CLR – Computer Literacy Requirement
  • GER – General Education Requirement
  • OCR – Oral Communication Requirement
  • UR – University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course UR 1
1 MATH 101 GER 3
1 MATH Elective GER 3
1 PSET 121 3
1 PSET 171 3
1 Physical Sciences Elective ** GER 3
1 Physical Sciences Elective  ** GER 3
1 SATC 101 3
1 SATC 112 3
1 SATC 220 3
2 Computer Literacy Elective CLR 2
2 Fine Arts Elective GER 3
2 Humanities Elective GER 3
2 Oral Communication Elective OCR 3
2 SATC 230 3
2 SATC 240 3
2 SATC 295 3
2 Social Sciences Elective GER 3
2 Approved Elective *** 3
  TOTAL HOURS     60

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)
**If pursuing the bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Services, both physical sciences must be in the same discipline.
***Any additional PSET or SATC course or science, technology, engineering, math, or business course.

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