Like all other engineering disciplines, the petroleum and gas engineering program can provide fundamental knowledge to students that are selected from a wide range of subjects, which are essential in petroleum and gas engineering practices. This graduate program is very useful for the specialization necessary to handle specific problems encountered in industry and also inculcates skills required to follow the technological innovations in the field of petroleum and gas engineering.
In light of these necessities, the objectives of the petroleum and gas engineering undergraduate program can be summarized as providing specialization in the fields of Drilling, Production, and Reservoir Engineering. It also covers the fundamental understanding of Enhanced Oil Recovery, Natural Gas Engineering, and geomechanics. It also helps to develop analytical skills and will provide a strong foundation for initiating and conducting research activities.
Implementation of Outcome Based Education (OBE) System
In Pakistan, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) are currently moving towards Outcome-Based Education (OBE) in view of its relative points of interest over the traditional education framework. OBE emphasizes the accomplishment of student outcomes. In this way, this education system enhances the quality of education to global standards so that the graduates can meet the market needs. The outcome-based educational technique has been implemented in educational frameworks around the globe, from elementary to advanced education levels. Accreditation bodies like Washington Accord and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) have acknowledged OBE as the main teaching approach. As most engineering programs offered in Pakistan have either acquired or struggling for level-II accreditation. It is the need of the day to build up an exhaustive comprehension of this new standard in Pakistan and be at the forefront of this transformation procedure.