AdU launches BS Petroleum Engineering

Date Posted: June 19, 2015 at 11:47 AM

Adamson University continues to make innovations in education with its offering of a new engineering program.


The university has now opened the Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering program for School Year 2015-2016 with its first batch of enrollees starting this semester. The Petroleum Engineering program prepares and enables students for a career dealing with activities related to the production of hydrocarbons, which can either be crude oil or natural gas. It also involves the technology of economically developing and producing oil, gas, steam, and hot water reservoirs and designing disposal facilities. Emphasis will be given on the use of advanced technology together with good knowledge of related disciplines, such as geophysics, petroleum geology, drilling, and economics, among others. The program’s curriculum is designed to meet these educational standards by emphasizing fundamental knowledge, transferable skills, and lifelong learning. 


Currently administered by the Chemical Engineering Department, BS Petroleum Engineering is allied with other College of Engineering programs such as Chemical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Geology. AdU is only the third university in the Philippines to offer the program, after Palawan State University and Batangas State University, and the first private university in the country to do so. This new offering also responds to the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) list of in-demand courses for 2014-2018.


Graduates of the BS Petroleum Engineering program can look forward to a career that ranks high on several “best jobs” list. Petroleum engineers have great job opportunities not only in the country but overseas as well, with salary levels that are higher than the national average.


The BS Petroleum Engineering program is an exciting addition to the College of Engineering and aims to continue its tradition of being a premiere school for engineers. This new offering will see Adamsonian engineers having a future full of challenges and opportunities, thus allowing them a rewarding career.