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Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering or closely related field from an accredited institution

GPA: 3.0 | GRE: 305 (or 1150) | Deadline: Feb. 1 | Apply!

Additional requirements for international students:

TOEFL: 80 | IELTS: 6.5

Ph.D. Programs:

 

The mission of the graduate program in Petroleum Engineering is to prepare students to be leaders in industry, government, or academia.  The field of engineering is continuously evolving and alumni with the advanced education and research skills associated with obtaining graduate degrees have the flexibility, breadth, and depth to become leaders as the problems of tomorrow arise.

All students in the Ph.D. program will learn the research techniques that individuals working in national laboratories, industrial positions and academia.

**Note: An M.S. degree is not required to enter a Ph.D. program.

 

Ph.D. Course Requirements

 

1. Students with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from an accredited institution.

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Items  Course Description  Credits
Core courses  At least three courses from the following:
 PETE 5020 - Thermodynamics
 PETE 5010 - Transport Phenomena
 PETE 5080 - Interfacial Phenomena
 PETE 5310 - Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery
 PETE 5060 - Flow through Porous Media
 9
Required courses  PETE 5355 - Mathematical Methods (3 credits)
 PETE 5100 - Research Methods (3 credits)
 6
Seminar  PETE 5890 - Graduate Seminar  6
Electives  Graduate-approved elective courses (PETE or other), selected by the student with approval of the student's advisor.  21
Dissertation  PETE 5980 – Dissertation Research  30
 TOTAL (minimum)  72

 

2. Students with M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from UW

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Items  Course Description  Credits
Transferred  Plan A M.S. courses  26
Required courses  PETE 5100 - Research Methods  3
Seminar  PETE 5890 - Graduate Seminar  4
Electives  Graduate-approved elective courses (PETE or other), selected by the student with approval of the student's advisor.  9
Dissertation  PETE 5980 – Dissertation Research  30
 TOTAL (minimum)  72

 

3. Students with M.S. degree from another accredited institution

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Items  Course Description  Credits
Transferred  Approved M.S. courses  14
Core courses  At least four courses from the following:
 PETE 5020 - Thermodynamics
 PETE 5010 - Transport Phenomena
 PETE 5080 - Interfacial Phenomena
 PETE 5310 - Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery
 PETE 5060 - Flow through Porous Media
 PETE 5355 - Mathematical Methods
 12*
Required courses  PETE 5100 - Research Methods  3
Seminar  PETE 5890 - Graduate Seminar  4
Electives  Graduate-approved elective courses (PETE or other), selected by the student with approval of the student's advisor.  9
Dissertation  PETE 5980 – Dissertation Research  30
TOTAL (minimum)  72

*Some or all of these credit hours can be transferred from the MS program courses by petition.


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