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Petroleum Engineering Degree

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Petroleum Engineering

At The University of Texas Permian Basin, petroleum engineering students get hands-on experience learning the broad-based discipline that focuses on the development, exploration, conservation, and transportation of oil and gas resources. Petroleum engineers plan and supervise drilling and well-completion programs, design and select drilling and production equipment, estimate reserves, and manage oil and gas properties.

Careers for Petroleum Engineering Majors

A petroleum engineering graduate can start a career in the energy industry among other career options, including:

  • Establish consulting business
  • Independent oil producer
  • Work for state/federal agencies

Degree Requirements

  • The minimum total semester credit hours required for a BS in Petroleum Engineering is 126.
  • Students must complete 44 semester credit hours of general education courses.
  • Students are required to complete MATH 2413, Math 2414, PHYS 2325, PHYS 2125 and CHEM 1311, CHEM 1111 before moving on to upper level engineering courses.

Petroleum Engineering Degree Requirements

  • Students are required to complete 54 semester credit hours of upper-level courses.
  • Since all students seeking a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering are required to take a cross-section of courses from a variety of engineering disciplines, the College does not award double majors.
  • Students must choose two of the following electives: PENG 4304, PENG 4306, PENG 4307 and PENG 4308.

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