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Petroleum Engineering

Master's Graduate Program Guidelines

All incoming M.S. Plan A students who have not been assigned to an advisor are required to meet with all the faculty members (and obtain their signatures) in their program to get information regarding their research projects and evaluate the possibility of joining one of the research groups.

All incoming M.S. Plan B students must have an adviser. The student is responsible for contacting faculty members in order to find an adviser.

 

Expectations of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Students

Students who graduate with an MS in Chemical or Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming will:

  • have experience conducting original research.
  • develop skills which foster professionalism as related to their chosen fields.

 

MS Course Requirements

Graduate students with a BS degree from an accredited program may pursue their MS degree using one of two options. The requirements for each degree option are as follows:

 

Plan A: Research-Thesis Option for Students with a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering

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Items Course Description Credits
Core Courses At least three courses from the following:
PETE 5010 - Transport Phenomena
PETE 5020 - Thermodynamics
PETE 5060 - Flow through Porous Media
PETE 5080 - Interfacial Phenomena
PETE 5310 - Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery
9
Required Course PETE 5355 - Mathematical Methods 3
Seminar PETE 5890 - Graduate Seminar 2
Electives Graduate-approved elective courses (PETE or other), selected by student with approval of student advisor. 12
Plan A PETE 5960 - Thesis Research 4
TOTAL 30

 

Plan B: Course-work Option for Students with a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering

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Items Course Description Credits
Core Courses At least three courses from the following:
PETE 5010 - Transport Phenomena
PETE 5020 - Thermodynamics
PETE 5060 - Flow through Porous Media
PETE 5080 - Interfacial Phenomena
PETE 5310 - Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery
9
Required Course PETE 5355 - Mathematical Methods 3
Seminar PETE 5890 - Graduate Seminar 2
Electives Graduate-approved elective courses (PETE or other), selected by student with approval of student advisor. 14
Creative Component PETE 5100 – Research Report 2
TOTAL 30

 

MS Course Requirements for other degree options:
3. Plan A: Research-Thesis Research Option for Chemical & Mechanical Engineering Majors | Download the PDF
4. Plan B: Course-work Option for Chemical & Mechanical Engineering Majors | Download the PDF
5. Plan A: Research-Thesis Research Option for Dual Degree Program - MBA/MS in Petroleum Engineering for Students with a BS in Petroleum Engineering | Download the PDF
6. Plan B: Course-work Option for Dual Degree Program - MBA/MS in Petroleum Engineering for Students with a BS in Petroleum EngineeringDownload the PDF
7. Plan A: Research-Thesis Research Option for Dual Degree Program - MBA/MS in Petroleum Engineering for Students with a BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering | Download the PDF
8. Plan B: Course-work Option for Dual Degree Program - MBA/MS in Petroleum Engineering for Students with a BS in Petroleum Chemical or Mechanical Engineering | Download the PDF

 

M.S. Thesis Defense

M.S. Plan A students must orally defend their thesis or dissertation at a public final examination. The defense time and room must be scheduled by the seminar coordinator. A copy of the M.S. thesis must be delivered to each member of the graduate committee at least two weeks before the examination. Thesis students must give a defense announcement to their department. The defense must be advertised by bulletin board postings, e-mail, or other means. The results of the examination are reported on the final examination form. Often, graduate committee members request changes in the thesis, and they may postpone signing the form until they are satisfied that those changes have been made.  

 

Publication of Thesis

After the defense, an electronic copy (in PDF format) of the thesis must be uploaded in accordance with the Registrar's requirements. This copy will be rejected if the format standards specified by the Dissertation Format Guide are not met. This guide allows for a publication-ready format. If required by the department and/or committee additional copies should be delivered to the University Bookstore for binding. A third, bound copy must be submitted to the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering for the departmental library. Most students will want one or more copies for their own use. Students should consult with their adviser to determine if the adviser wants a copy of the thesis, dissertation, or other research documentation.


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