Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Concentrations

Concentrations allow students within the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering to focus on particular areas of interest.

You must obtain a 2.0 QPA in the sequence to obtain the concentration.

Petroleum Engineering

Led by Prof. Badie Morsi

Students must take any three PETE courses such as:

  • PETE 1160: INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING
  • PETE 1201: RECOVERY OF OIL BY WATERFLOODING
  • PETE 1204: ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY PROCESSES
  • PETE 1205: PETROLEUM PRODUCTION ENGINEERING
  • PETE 1207: PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS PROCESSING
  • PETE 1208: PETROLEUM DRILLING AND WELL COMPLETION DESIGN
  • PETE 1209: HYDRAULIC FRACTURING MECHANICS & APPLICATIONS
  • PETE 1097: SPECIAL PROJECT

Note: PETE courses count as CHE Electives or Professional Electives.

Polymers

Led by Profs. Sachin Velankar and Tara Meyer

Students must take the following three courses:

  • CHE 1754: PRINCIPLES OF POLYMER ENGINEERING
  • CHEM 1600 and 1605 (Lab): SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF POLYMERS
  • CHE 1097: SPECIAL PROJECT (with polymer emphasis)