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Graduate Students

MS in Petroleum Engineering

Unconventional Resources Concentration


The Fall 2020 semester graduate application deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020.


Deadlines to Apply: 

Fall Admission: February 1  |  Spring AdmissionSeptember 15  |  Apply!


Graduate students with a BS in Petroleum Engineering from an accredited program may pursue an MS degree in Petroleum Engineering, with a concentration in Unconventional Resources, at UW using one of these two options.

The requirements for each option are as follows:

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

ITEMS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDITS

Core Courses

At least three courses from the following:

PETE 5010 - Transport Phenomena
PETA 5020 - Thermodynamics
PETE 5060 - Flow through Porous Media
PETE 5080 - Interfacial Phenomena
PETE 5310 - Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery
PETE 5350 - Advanced Reservoir Engineering
PETE 5810 - Unconventional Gas Production
PETE 5215 - Rock Mechanics
PETE 5800 - Shale Reservoir Development

15

Required Course

PETE 5355 - Mathematical Methods

3

Seminar

PETE 5890 - Graduate Seminar

2

Electives

Graduate-approved elective course (PETE or other), selected by the student with approval of the student's advisor

6

Thesis

PETE 5960 - Thesis Research in UR

4

TOTAL

30

 

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

ITEMS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDITS

Core Courses

At least three courses from the following:

PETE 5010 - Transport Phenomena
PETA 5020 - Thermodynamics
PETE 5060 - Flow through Porous Media
PETE 5080 - Interfacial Phenomena
PETE 5310 - Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery
PETE 5350 - Advanced Reservoir Engineering
PETE 5810 - Unconventional Gas Production
PETE 5215 - Rock Mechanics
PETE 5800 - Shale Reservoir Development

15

Required Course

PETE 5355 - Mathematical Methods

3

Seminar

PETE 5890 - Graduate Seminar

2

Electives

Graduate-approved elective course (PETE or other), selected by the student with approval of the student's advisor

6

Thesis

PETE 5970 - Project Evaluation Report in UR

4

TOTAL

30

Contact Us

Graduate Admissions Coordinator – Michele Foist

Engineering Room 4015

Email: pete-info@uwyo.edu

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