Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering

Program Objectives:

The objectives of the program are to promote independent thinking and creative petroleum engineering methodology by developing original research and to prepare highly qualified personnel in the field of Petroleum Engineering such as researchers, senior engineers, and university faculty.

Academic Requirements:

Complete a minimum of 30 credits.

A.  A Minimum of 21 credit hours in 500 or higher level Petroleum Engineering courses.
B.  A Minimum of 9 credit hours in 500 or higher level courses as a minor in other engineering disciplines or sciences.

  1. Successfully pass the Entrance Examination to be held before the end of the first semester of study.
  2. Present two satisfactory seminars.
  3. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above in all graduate courses.
  4. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above in all undergraduate deficiency courses.
  5. Successfully pass the Comprehensive Examination upon completion of the coursework, i.e. 30 credit hours.
  6. Successfully complete a dissertation and its defense.

Curriculum (Degree Plan)

Total credit hours required for Ph.D. degree: 42
First Year
PETE 5xxPETE Elective I303PETE 5xxPETE Elective IV303
PETE 5xxPETE Elective II303PETE 6xxPETE Elective V303
PETE 5xxPETE Elective III303PETE 6xxPETE Elective VI303
PETE 6xxVII303
Second Year
PETE 6xxPETE Elective VIII303PETE 599Seminar100
XXX 5xxTechnical Elective I303PETE 710Ph.D. Dissertation00IP
XXX 5xxTechnical Elective II303
Third Year
PETE 710Ph.D. Dissertation00IPPETE 699Seminar100
PETE 710Ph.D. Dissertation0012