An "Option" within the College of Engineering is a prescribed set of courses that provides a concentration of specialized training in one particular field of study in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.E.) program. Options are approved at the College level but are unique to Departments within the College, consisting of at least 15 credit units, none of which are core courses taken by all students within the Department.

This option is available to students pursuing the B.E. in Chemical Engineering program. It provides students the opportunity to take courses within the chemical engineering program that give them a focus on petroleum engineering, oil/gas engineering and bitumen upgrading.  Students wishing to complete this option must take CHEM 221.3 in year 2 of the program.

Required Petroleum Electives (21 credit units)

Please consult an Academic Advisor for assistance in choosing electives.

The Petroleum Option courses can replace Group A and Group B electives in the regular Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.E.) Chemical Engineering program.

Required Courses (12 credit units)

  • CHE 364.3
  • CHEM 221.3
  • CHEM 231.3
  • GEOL 108.3 or GEOL 121.3

Elective Courses (9 credit units)

  • CHE 453.3
  • CHE 454.3
  • CHE 460.3
  • CHE 464.3
  • GEOE 466.3