Within less than a generation, dramatic changes in the computing needs of petroleum engineering graduates have occurred. Slide rule techniques gave way to hand calculators, which, in turn, has given way to solving problems using personal computers. The rapid change in technology has caught the academic community off guard, with some asking if the petroleum engineering curriculum prepares students for the advanced computing technology that is In use today. This paper addresses the problem and proposes an approach to computer use in undergraduate petroleum engineering curricula.

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