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Petroleum engineering universities in South africa


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Other names for Petroleum Engineer:

  • Biofuels Engineer
  • Gas Engineer
  • Mud Engineer
  • Natural Gas Engineer
  • Oil Refinery Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineering Technologist
  • For training options in South Africa - scroll down

    What is a Petroleum Engineer?

    A Petroleum Engineer plans and organises the engineering aspects of finding and extracting petroleum or natural gas from our planet.

    What does a Petroleum Engineer do?

  • researches and determines location of extraction of coal, metallic ore, non-mtealillic mminrerals, building materials (stone & gravel) etc
  • determines the best method of extracting these materials
  • determines best drilling site
  • plans the layouts of shafts and tunnels for construction
  • researches best transportation methods of water, oil etc
  • maintains safety standards
  • liaises with all technical staff (geologists etc)
  • studies deposits to determine the quality
  • Are you . . . ?

  • interested in the petroleum industry?
  • interested in engineering?
  • good at maths and science?
  • responsible and reliable?
  • intelligent?
  • a problem solver?
  • observant?
  • How do I become a Petroleum Engineer?

    PATH 1

    Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering

  • North West University
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Kwazulu-Natal
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • University of the Witswatersrand
  • PATH 2

  • 3 Years workplace experience (register as Candidate Engineering Technician with ECSA)
  • Professional Review (apply for registration as a Professional Engineering Technician after review has taken place)
  • Designation: Professional Engineer. NOTE: Only engineers registered with ECSA may use the designation Professional Engineer.


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