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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING IN THE
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


Dean Ben Streetman of the College of Engineering has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed changes to the sequence of courses in the Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering in the College of Engineering chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the department and the dean approved the proposed changes on January 30, 2004. The dean submitted the changes to the secretary on February 10, 2004. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on March 22, 2004, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on March 23, 2004. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on April 6, 2004, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on April 16, 2004.


<signed>

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on April 8, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.

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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING IN THE
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006



On page 172 under the heading DEGREES in the College of Engineering chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

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CURRICULUM

Course requirements are divided into three categories: basic sequence courses, major sequence courses, and other required courses. Enrollment in major sequence courses is restricted to students who have received credit for all of the basic sequence courses and have been admitted to the major sequence by the College of Engineering Admissions Committee. (Requirements for admission to a major sequence are given in pages 126-127.) Enrollment in other required courses is not restricted by completion of the basic sequence.

Courses used to fulfill technical and nontechnical elective requirements must be approved by the petroleum and geosystems engineering undergraduate adviser before the student enrolls in them. Courses that fulfill the social science and fine arts/humanities requirements are listed on pages 134-135.

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


Basic Sequence Courses
  Chemistry 301, 302, Engineering Mechanics 306, Geological Sciences 312K, 416M, Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 102, 310, 312, 333T, Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N,  
  Rhetoric and Composition 306
49

Major Sequence Courses

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 421K, 322K, 323, 424, 326, 430, 331, 362, 365, 368, 373K, 373L
39
Approved area [elective] electives
[3] 6

Other Required Courses

  English 316K
3
  Engineering Mechanics 319
3
  Required technical area courses
9 or 10
  American government, including Texas government
6
  American history
6
  Approved fine arts or humanities elective
3
  Approved social science elective
3
 
MINIMUM REQUIRED
[124 or 125] 127 or 128



RATIONALE: The Petroleum Undergraduate Committee reviewed the progress of its major sequence courses; it was decided that we needed to add another 3 hour technical area elective to give the student a broader understanding of the field of petroleum and geosystems engineering as well as departmental expectations of the student. Implementing this change would also improve our recruiting and retention efforts.