Comparative Analysis of International and Nigeria Universities Curriculum for Petroleum Engineering: Delta State University as a Case Study

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John Oloro


The purpose of this research work is to (i) determine the extent the present DELSU curriculum for the petroleum engineering department is consistent with those of other Nigerian universities (ii) to identify relevant courses that will meet both national and internal challenges of the petroleum industries. The outcome of this study has made it possible for Petroleum and Gas Engineering, the Faculty, Delta State University (DELSU), and stakeholders in curriculum development to know the status of the current petroleum and gas engineering curriculum. The research has made us know the differences in the local curriculum and those of the international countries, in terms of course replication, too much emphasis on elementary and general courses to the detriment of the core petroleum courses at the early stage of the program. This knowledge will greatly assist the department to take appropriate actions to develop a better curriculum.

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