Petroleum Engineering - Graduate Studies Curriculum
The Master's of Science in Petroleum engineering requires 21 hours of course work, including four core courses and three elective courses, plus 9 total hours of research hours earned with the combinations of 3 hours of seminar and 6 hours of research. A minimum of 30 credit hours are required in total for the MS degree. To maintain Good Academic Standing, a GPA of 3.0 must be maintained at all times and progress must be made in research once a research advisor is assigned. The student, upon completion of the written thesis, takes a final oral examination that may cover both course work and the thesis topic. A thesis is required for an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering.
MS in Petroleum Engineering
PE Graduate Core Courses (12 hours)
C&PE 701 Methods of Chemical and Petroleum Calculations
C&PE 731 Convective Heat and Momentum Transfer
C&PE 771 Advanced Reservoir Engineering
C&PE 795 Enhanced Petroleum Recovery
Electives (9 hours)
Research (9 hours)
C&PE 800 Seminar (3)
C&PE 803 Research (6)
Oral Examination (presentation of the thesis to your committee)
*Students who do not have a Chemical or Petroleum Engineering B.S. degree are required to take prerequisite courses in Chemical and Petroleum engineering as well as Geology where applicable. Those courses include:
For the Petroleum Engineering M.S Degree:
C&PE 511 : Momentum Transfer
C&PE 521 : Heat Transfer
C&PE 527 : Reservoir Engineering II
C&PE 618 : Waterflooding
A geology course such as Geol 535 : Petroleum and Subsurface Geology, is also recommended
Depending on a student's academic background and proposed plan of study, additional undergraduate prerequisite courses may be required. Up to three credit hours of the undergraduate prerequisite courses (numbered 500 or above) may be counted as elected hours in the M.S. degree program.
Once enrolled, each student, with the help of graduate advisor and the student research director, shall, before the end of the first semester of M.S. study, submit a plan of study to the Associate Dean of Engineering for Graduate Study.