Petroleum And Natural Gas Engineering
Saint Francis University offers a four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNGE).
Our PNGE program incorporates a Franciscan approach with real-world experience as an integral component of learning coupled with a vital liberal arts education. Small size classes and strong relationships with faculty are signature advantages of the learning environments established for undergraduate students at SFU. Our students develop a wide variety of skills required to be successful in the rapidly growing field of engineering through classroom learning, field trips, lab operation, academic and industrial research project activities, leadership in professional student chapters, and more. Our graduates are qualified to either work in oil and gas operating companies, oil and gas service companies, government (e.g., Department of Energy), and academic/research institutes, or go to graduate school, or open their own business related to the oil and gas industry.
Why Study Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at Saint Francis University?
This four-year degree program prepares our students to be engaged and diligent leaders in the energy industry through:
A Franciscan approach to engineering with a strong stewardship component.
Small class size and individual instruction that assures the quality required for learning.
A focus on undergraduate research experience with our faculty·.
Tailored classroom and lab spaces in our new 70,000 sq. ft. Center.
Individualized instruction from passionate faculty dedicated to both teaching and research.
Taste of diversity with students from multiple continents.
A solid grounding in the liberal arts to develop critical skills in ethics and communications.
Deep care of the environment and public health.
The PNGE curriculum (provided in the following) at Saint Francis University trains the students for a challenging and rewarding career through five major curricular means:
Vibrant General Education program, a keystone of Saint Francis University.
Robust foundation in mathematics and the basic sciences including physics and geology.
The well-founded core of engineering theory and practice.
A specialized sequence of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering courses and laboratory work emphasizing Reservoir Engineering, Drilling Engineering, and Production Engineering.
Significant Capstone Design Project for Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineers.
Our undergraduate students conduct research in small teams advised by PNGE faculty members. Many students begin research as freshmen. Students can work with multiple faculty on different projects over their four years. Students can also receive funding to present their research at regional, national, and international conferences, and have the opportunity to publish their work in peer-review journals as a leading author.
PNGE Research & Service Center
Our PNGE students can be involved in real industrial projects through our Intelligent Reservoir & Service (iRRS) Center.
Beyond the Classroom
Our PNGE program also attaches great importance to learning opportunities beyond the classroom. We offer two field trips every year: geological field trip for the freshman to study structural geology and well site trip for all-level students to understand drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and/or completion. We also strongly recommend and help our students to find an internship position in oil and gas companies and energy-related government position. The SFU SPE Student Chapter and AAPG Student Chapter are led by our students to develop their leadership, community service, and industrial network.
Our PNGE program has established a strong industry advisory committee board with nine high-level, experienced experts providing strong support. We also received valuable donations from oil and gas industry companies for professional software valued at over $1 million, and drilling and completion equipment. Industrial experts are frequently invited to our seminar series every Friday afternoon. The engineering department also hosts an annual career fair Meet & Greet specifically for engineering students.
As a petroleum and natural gas engineer you can experience a variety of work environments including data analysis, design, and modeling in an office; drilling and production operation in the field; drilling and production monitoring in the office and even from your own home; education at a university or in training companies; and others including management, marketing and consulting. In addition, you could even find yourself designing new equipment or developing new techniques resulting in your own small business in the petroleum and natural gas industry. Furthermore, your workplace could be almost anywhere in the world. To the well-qualified petroleum and natural gas engineer are opportunities abound.
Undergraduate Application Process & Requirements
Here is the link for the free application: https://www.francis.edu/Apply-Now/
Send your evaluated transcripts through any of the member organizations of the
National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) such as SpanTran
Applicants are required to submit scores from either the SAT I, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS. Use the codes below to have your official scores sent:
SAT code #2797
ACT code #3682