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Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:August 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering
Start Date:October 2020
Academic Unit:School of Engineering
Campus:Baham Campus
Application Deadline: September 2020
Programme Overview

Petroleum Engineering students may enhance their academic preparation for the growing opportunities in the related industries by pursuing a selection of courses with a petroleum emphasis.

Energy is a key component to people’s everyday lives; and a secure energy future requires a balance between environmental impact and affordable supply. Petroleum and geosystems engineers are able to address and solve important issues that will lead to energy security and thus are in high demand.

Economic and environmentally safe production of petroleum resources requires creative application of a wide spectrum of knowledge, including, but not limited to:
– Mathematics
– Physics
– Geology
– Chemistry

Petroleum engineering overlaps with many of the engineering disciplines, such as: mechanical, chemical, and civil.

Mission Statement 

  1. To create, preserve, integrate, transfer and apply petroleum engineering knowledge.
  2. To produce capable future engineers and to enhance the capabilities of current practitioners.

Vision
To produce an engineer who is the most respected and has a prestigious self-definition within the petroleum engineering profession.

Programme Goals
The primary goals of the programme are to produce highly-qualified students each year, placing these students in entry-level industry positions or graduate programmes, and to maintain an accredited programme in petroleum engineering.If we are to reach these goals, we believe we must give our students the best possible preparation to enter this industry. Our curriculum gives every student a solid foundation in petroleum engineering fundamentals, but we also insist on experience in the industry. As a result, our graduates will enter the industry ready to be productive contributors, but they also will understand the need to continue to learn and improve their skills throughout their careers.

Programme Outcomes
In order to meet our Mission and Vision, PEN graduates must have:
– An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
– An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
– An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
– An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
– An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
– An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
– An ability to communicate effectively
– The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
– A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
– A knowledge of contemporary issues
– An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
– An ability to deal with the high level of uncertainty in definition and solution of petroleum reservoir problems

Curriculum

The curriculum in petroleum engineering is intended to prepare students for the petroleum industry and other fields which involve fluid flow through subsurface formations and particularly for those professions which have to do with drilling, production, reservoir engineering and transportation of oil, gas, and other subsurface resources.

The four-year curriculum in petroleum engineering includes sufficient training in basic engineering sciences to prepare the graduate for the application of engineering principles to the petroleum industry. Courses in geology give an understanding of the geological structures and conditions favorable for petroleum deposits. To the basic subjects are added courses in petroleum engineering which illustrate the application of the engineering principles to the type of problems and solution methods used in the petroleum industry.

Internship Requirement
A minimum of one semester (16 weeks) of approved experience in oilfield operation is required for registration in senior petroleum engineering courses.

Admission Requirements

General Requirements:
– A pass in the GCE Ordinary Level or Probatoire
– A pass in at least two GCE Advanced Level subjects or BAC
– A pass in English Language at the GCE Ordinary Level or proof of Proficiency in the English Language from an accredited Language Learning Centre or the University Intensive English Language Course

Specific Requirements:
– A/L – Chemistry & Maths/Physics

Application Process
Application Fees for Cameroonian Students: $0
Application Fees for International Students: $0

1. Pay a Registration Fee of 10.000frs into into any of our Bank Accounts: Cameroon and collect a receipt of payment.

Account Name: Catholic University of Cameroon, (CATUC) Bamenda
a) ECOBANK = 0200122608355201
b) SGBC = 05160350250-22
c) NFC BANK = 17301022306
d) Union Bank of Cameroon (UBC) = 00111013204
e) United Bank of Africa (UBA) = 04050000060

NB: All Payments should be done in the Student’s Name.

2. Present the Bank Receipt at the Registry, and collect an Application Form A1 (for Faculty of Business – FBMS, Faculty of Science – FSC, Faculty of Humanities -FHSS), or collect an Entrance Form (for those sitting the Entrance Exams into the Professional Schools; School of Engineering – SENG, School of Agriculture -STANR, School of Health & Medical Sciences -SHMS).

or Download the appropriate application form from the internet

3. Fill the Form A1 and submit it to the Registry with the following documents attached:

i. One clean photocopy of Birth Certificate
ii. One clean photocopy of GCE O’L Certificate/Result Slip or Probatoire
iii. One clean photocopy of GCE A’L Certificate/Result Slip or BAC
iv. 1000frs for Passport-size Photograph (hard & soft to be taken on campus)

NB:
– Students with foreign degrees/certificates should present Equivalences to their certificates obtained from the Ministry of Higher Education
(MINESUP), Yaounde.
–All students applying for the Philosophy programme should certify all their certificates.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme will:
– Evaluate potential oil and gas reservoirs
– Oversee drilling activities
– Select and implement recovery schemes
– Design surface collection and treatment facilities

Petroleum engineers increasingly use advanced computers, not only in analysis of exploration data and simulation of reservoir behaviour, but also in automation of oilfield production and drilling operations. Petroleum companies own many of the world’s supercomputers.

Petroleum engineers have a future full of challenges and opportunities. They must develop and apply new technology to recover hydrocarbons from oil shale, tar sands, and offshore oil and gas fields. They must also devise new techniques to recover oil left in the ground after application of conventional producing techniques.

Since many petroleum companies conduct worldwide operations, the petroleum engineer may have the opportunity for assignments all over the world. Petroleum engineers must solve the variety of technological, political, and economic problems encountered in these assignments. These exciting technological challenges combine to offer the petroleum engineer a most rewarding career.

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Cameroonian Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

Tuition Fees per year for Cameroonian Students = 854,500 F CFA
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 1,254,500 F CFA

NOTE:
A message from the school about the 2020-2021 academic year reads:
Cognizant of the fact that the people of the Northwest and Southwest regions have been groaning under the weight of the socio-political crisis for close to four years now, and that currently the entire country is in the grips of the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic which both have far-reaching economic implications, the Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda have decided to grant certain percentage discounts on tuition fees to the ‘early birds’ who enrol on any of the school’s degree programmes, beginning next academic year till further notice.

Relevant Contact

 
Lana Afor Foncham Taboh
Executive Assistant to Vice Chancellor
 
General School Office
For General/Admission Enquiries