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Masters of Petroleum Engineering (non-thesis option)

Degree Requirements

A Masters of Petroleum Engineering requires thirty (30) credit hours of approved courses for admitted students with B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.  Admitted students with a different engineering undergraduate degree (chemical, civil, electrical, industrial or mechanical engineering) are also required to complete twelve (12) credits of leveling courses which prepare such students for success toward the Masters of Petroleum Engineering but are not credit toward the degree. These leveling courses do not replace an engineering B.S.

A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained for graduation.



A description of each course is available in the online Graduate Course Catalog.

Leveling Courses (not applicable to degree)

The Masters of Petroleum Engineering curriculum assumes strong undergraduate academic preparation in math, science, and a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering. After admission, any student holding any other undergraduate engineering degree besides Petroleum Engineering will be required to complete the following leveling courses that are designed to provide a overview of petroleum engineering.  These leveling courses are not counted for graduate credit towards the Masters of Petroleum Engineering degree.

  • PETR 6351 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
  • PETR 6362 Reservoir Engineering I
  • PETR 6364 Origin/Development of Oil & Gas Reservoirs
  • PETR 6328 Petroleum Fluid Properties and Phase Equilibria

Required Courses

  • PETR 6302 Reservoir Engineering II
  • PETR 6312 Well Logging: Evaluation of Petroleum Formations
  • PETR 6368 Well Drilling & Completion I
  • PETR 6372 Petroleum Production Operations

Advanced Elective Courses

  • PETR 6304 Core Analysis:Evaluation of Petroleum Formations
  • PETR 6308 Advanced Petroleum Production Operations
  • PETR 6310 Petroleum Production Economics
  • PETR 6314 Pressure Transient Testing
  • PETR 6316 Well Drilling & Completion II: Well Logging
  • PETR 6318 Horizontal Drilling 
  • PETR 6320 Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • PETR 6325 Integrated Reservoir Characterization
  • PETR 6326 Applied Reservoir Simulation
  • PETR 6330 Fundamentals of Hydraulic Fracturing
  • PETR 6332 Reserves Estimation I: Deterministic
  • PETR 6336 Petroleum Energy Markets
  • PETR 6338 Applied Math Methods in Petroleum Engineering
  • PETR 6340 Unconventional Resource Engineering
  • PETR 6350 Natural Gas Engineering
  • PETR 6374 Artificial Lift