In their final semester, each MES major takes the following "capstone" course:
Petroleum and Oil Spill Science
A broad and thorough study of the petroleum production technology and also oil spill science. Topics will include petroleum exploration, production and shipping systems. The composition of crude oil and petroleum products will be studied as will a basic description of measurement techniques for studying crude oil, distilled petroleum products, and oil found in the environment including oil spill fingerprinting techniques. The sources, fate and transport of petroleum pollution will be studied in depth, including modeling techniques used by modern pollution responders. Oil spill clean-up technology will be described, and nationally prominent guest speakers will describe the current state of oil spill response and science.
Typically Taken: Spring, 1/c year