To provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to develop with efficiency, effectiveness, quality and economy the inherent activities in the different processes involved in the exploitation of hydrocarbons, water and geothermal energy (drilling, production, oil fields and well services) which are essential resources for the development of the country.
In general, students in Petroleum Engineering degree at the National Polytechnic Institute must have the basic knowledge and skills from the previous level, this in order to guarantee an adequate performance. They must also display the attitudes and values necessary for the realization of their training process and take an active and frontal position in their studies and the development of the required projects and work, while remaining in accordance with the ideology and principles of the institution.
The graduate has a comprehensive education in basic and engineering sciences that applies to the solution of problems through the management of systems and computer media, simulation and process control, material technology elements, energy savings and the skills needed to develop new products and processes; enriched with foreign language mastery that allow it to adapt to the globalized environment.
The graduate shows leadership skills, organizational capacity, integration and analysis of information, ability to adapt to changing situations, strategic thinking, entrepreneurship, analytical and teamwork skills, communicability and values, among the most important tolerance, honesty and responsibility.
The physical and chemical properties and standards that govern the methodologies of analysis of the characterization and valuation of crude oil, natural gas and its derivatives.
The bases of the operation and the methodologies of calibration of the equipment of instrumental analysis.
Apply the fundamentals of business administration and its quality systems.
Promote individual and collaborative work in a methodical and efficient way, with empathy and self-knowledge to exercise leadership in the organization.
The field of professional practice for Petroleum Engineering graduates are companies and institutions such as PEMEX, Mexican Institute of Petroleum, Federal Commission of Electricity, Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, suppliers and service companies of the oil industry. The investments made in 2002 by Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) strongly impacted the demand for oil engineers, as both the oil industry and the Mexican Oil Institute and the supply and service companies offered multiple positions and even though all the graduates were hired, the job offer continued, which is an indication that only part of the demand was covered.
Check the list of subjects, credits and total hours of the program on the website of each school.