Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering involves the technology of economically developing and producing subterranean reservoirs of oil, gas, steam, and hot water and designing underground waste disposal facilities. This technology relies on basic concepts of physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and economics. Because more than 300 products are derived from petroleum, it has become a vital part of our everyday life. The petroleum industry is one of the largest and most prominent in the United States today, and the companies involved are dependent on the services of petroleum engineers to explore, discover, and produce oil and gas to meet energy needs.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Petroleum Engineering program is one of the oldest in the country with considerable industry support and interaction. Its assets are numerous – the advantages of a relatively small, friendly program, combined with the University’s impressive academic and research facilities; its proximity to major oil fields in California; and a quality education provided by experienced and nationally renowned faculty.

Courses offered by Professional Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization – including content, timing and location. For more information, please contact professional@gapp.usc.edu.

In addition to existing short course offerings, we invite you to explore the USC Viterbi School of Engineering curriculum in the area of Petroleum Engineering to explore all areas of expertise.

Curriculum for Petroleum Engineering
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