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Program Requirements & Outline

In order to successfully complete the online Petroleum Engineering Certificate program at CSU Bakersfield, students must fulfill all of the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 18 semester units of coursework

  • Meet all program prerequisites

Any of the courses included in the certificate program that have already been completed for degree credit may be counted toward completion of the Petroleum Engineering Certificate. A minimum of 12 units out of the required 18 units must be earned through CSU Bakersfield.


Petroleum Engineering Postbaccalaureate Certificate Courses:

GEOL 4060 Fundamentals of Petroleum Exploration and Production (4)

ENGR 4260 Economics of Engineering Design (3)

ENGR 4520 Petroleum Production Engineering (3)

ENGR 4530 Reservoir Engineering (4)

ENGR 4540 Drilling Engineering and Completion Technology (4)