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Doctor of Philosophy Curriculum & Courses

Areas of Study

All petroleum engineering courses can be taken for credit. A grade of B or better must be obtained in all graduate courses. No more than six hours of PETR 5000 can appear in a doctoral degree plan without approval from the graduate dean. The curriculum is organized into five core areas that denote the teaching and research concentration of the faculty. The doctoral degree plan should include at least two courses in each core area.

Area of Study PETR PETR PETR PETR PETR PETR PETR PETR
Reservoir Engineering 5000 5307 5311 5320 5321 5323 5325 5326
Formation Evaluation 5000 5304 5305 5308 5324 5328 5329
Computational 5309 5310 5312 5313 5322 5327
Production Engineering 5000 5306 5314 5316 5318 5319
Drilling Engineering 5000 5302 5303 5315 5317

All graduate students are required to register for PETR 5121 or 7121 each long semester unless exempted by the chairperson. The graduate seminar course does not count toward fulfilling degree requirements for the graduate program.