WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$647 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Student Intake:25
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Start Date:October 2021
Academic Unit:College of Earth Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: August 2021
Programme Overview

Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering takes the advantage that there is a growing demand for petroleum and gas engineers due to increasing consumption, both locally and worldwide of oil and gas resources.

This is a four year degree programme that is intended to produce competent engineers in  oil and gas to  cater for  the petroleum industry. The programme is focused on petroleum exploration, reserve estimation, drilling, well logging, testing and maintenance, oil and gas processing, transportation and distribution.


Programme Structure
Year One
Semester I
LG 104 Communication Skills for Earth Scientists core 10
DS 104 Development Perspectives for Earth Scientists core 7
PE 111 Introduction to Computers and Programming I core 7
MN 111 Engineering Mathematics I core 10
MN 112 Engineering Drawings core 10
AG 112 Introduction to Geology and Geological Process. core 13
AG 113 Principles of Geomorphology core 12

Semester II
MN 121 Engineering Mathematics II core 10
MN 122 Computer aided drafting core 10
MP 122 Physical Chemistry for Engineers core 10
PE 121 Organic Chemistry for Petroleum Engineers core 10
PE 123 Introduction to Oil and Gas Industry core 7
PE 124 Properties of Reservoir Fluid core 7
PE 125 Introduction to Computers and Programming II core 10
PE 122 Industrial Training I for 8 weeks (7 Credits)

Year Two
Semester I
PE 211 Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology core 10
PE 212 Mass and Energy Balances in Petroleum Industries core 10
PE 213 Petroleum Drilling Systems I core 10
MP 211 Fluid Mechanics core 10
MN 211 Engineering Statics core 10
MN 212 Mechanics of Materials I core 7
MN 213 Engineering Mathematics III core 10

Semester II
MN 224 Engineering Thermodynamics core 10
AG 220 Stratigraphy and Paleontology core 10
MN 221 Basic Electrical Engineering core 7
PE 221 Reservoir Petrophysics core 10
PE 222 Petroleum Drilling Systems II core 10
MN 226 Engineering Mathematics IV core 10
MN 225 Mechanics of Materials II core 7
PE 223 Industrial Training II for 8 weeks (7 Credits)

Year Three
Semester I
PE 311 Unit Operations for Petroleum Industry core 13
PE 312 Natural Gas Engineering I core 10
PE 313 Instrumentation and Control core 10
PE 314 Petroleum Production Engineering I core 10
PE 315 Computer applications in Petroleum Engineering core 10
PE 316 Petroleum Engineering Laboratory I core 7
Elective elective 10

Semester II
PE 321 Reservoir Engineering I core 10
PE 322 Petroleum Production Engineering II core 10
PE 323 Petrophysical well logging and interpretation core 10
PE 324 Natural Gas Engineering II core 10
PE 325 Petroleum Engineering Laboratory II core 7
PE 327 Surface operations for oil and gas production core 10
Elective elective 10
PE 326: Industrial Training III for 8 weeks (7 Credits)

Year Four
Semester I
PE 411 Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals core 10
PE 412 Oil and Gas Processing Plant Design core 10
PE 413 Petroleum Economics and Project Evaluation core 10
PE 414 Reservoir Engineering II core 10
PE 415 Final Project I core 7
PE 416 Corrosion Principals and Control in Petroleum Industry core 10
MN 415 Entrepreneurship and Management for Engineers core 10
Elective elective 10

Semester II
PE 421 Principles of Enhanced Oil Recovery Core 10
PE 422 Off shore Oil and Gas Operations core 10
PE 423 Environment and Safety Management core 10
PE 424 Final Project II core 13
PE 425 Reservoir Modeling and Simulation core 10
MN 421 Engineering Procedures, Ethics and professional Conduct core 7
Elective elective 10

AG 310 Geology of Tanzania and mineral resources Elective 10
AG 316 Fuel Geology Elective 10
PE 328 Petroleum formation evaluation Elective 10
AG 329 Marine Geology Elective 10
PE 418 Transportation and marketing of petroleum Products Elective 10
PE 417 Petroleum Engineering design Elective 10
PE 426 Pipe Line Engineering Elective 10
PE 427 Well Testing Analysis Elective 10

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry;
Two principal passes in Mathematics and Physics and principal or subsidiary pass in Chemistry at A-Level. Those without a principal or subsidiary pass in Chemistry must have at least a pass at O-level.

Equivalent Entry;
Diploma/FTC in Engineering or any related Diploma with an average of “B” or GPA of 3.0 and four passes at O’ level.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian and SADC Students: $4
Application Fees for International Students: $4

How to Apply
Applicants are required to lodge applications directly to the University of Dodoma through the UDOM Online Admission System (OAS) at
**An Application fee of 10,000 TZS, is expected to be paid by all Applicants
NOTE: The Application Deadline is in August.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Quarry manager
– Energy engineer
– Geochemist
– Drilling engineer
– Mining engineer
– Geoscientist

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian and SADC Students: $647
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,988

Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students = 1,500,000 TZS
Tuition Fees for International Students = 4,611,200 TZS
Students from countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), also pay the same fee as local Students. The 16 Countries in the SADC region include: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

– All students are required to pay full tuition fees for the year. Payment by installments will only be permitted under special arrangements. It is the responsibility of the students to arrange for the payment of fees by the sponsor or the Higher Education Students‟ Loans Board (HESLB). No student will be allowed to use University facilities before payment of the required fees.
– Students who fail to pay will be expelled from the university.

Relevant Contact

Mr Kennedy Geofrey Fikeni
Head of Department (Petroleum and Energy Engineering)
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies
Responsible for undergraduate studies
College of Earth Sciences Office
Responsible for College Enquiries
School Office
General Enquiries