The Petroleum Engineering faculty consists at present visiting faculty, all active in current research, with worldwide experience and very diverse origins from countries including Egypt, Nigeria and the USA. Petroleum Engineering education at AUST focuses on academic excellence. The program has very close links with the oil and gas industries, government and related agencies and the private sector. The program focuses on producing people with research and entrepreneurial flair and a compassionate spirit to help transform communities and improve the human condition across the African continent.
The goal of the graduate curriculum in Petroleum Engineering is to prepare advanced professionals who can play a transformational role in African industry, business and academia. Since students are admitted from diverse engineering and related programs/backgrounds, the first six months of the graduate curriculum is designed to provide a foundation in the core subject areas, as well as proficiency in computer use and mathematics. Specialized or core courses are offered in the next six months, followed by research that leads to the award of Masters or doctorate degrees.
The Petroleum Industry Advisory Board is a major strength of the Petroleum Engineering Program. Members are drawn from the private, public and government agencies with a view to advise and be a part of the development and periodic review of the program curriculum. The body forms a strong link between the program and the stake holders or outside constituents.