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Graduate Students

Petroleum Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Minimum Admission Criteria:

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

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

Additional English proficiency requirements for international students:

TOEFL: Minimum score of 80 | IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5 in each section

 

Application documents needed for uploading:

Current resume

Transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended, unofficial copy

 GRE Test Scores, unofficial copy

TOEFL/IELTS Test Scores, unofficial copy

 Statement of purpose (personal statement)

 Email contact information for three professional references

 


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 5090 - 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 5090 - 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. in Petroleum Engineering 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 5090 - 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 by petition, provided they are non-degree credits. 

 

4. Students with M.S. degree in a geoscience from another accredited institution

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Items  Course Description  Credits
Transferred Approved M.S. and non-degree graduate courses in geosciences  12
Core courses  At least six 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
 PETE 5355 - Mathematical Methods
18*
Required courses  PETE 5090 - Research Methods  3
Required Undergraduate Courses At least eight undergraduate courses: six credits in mathematics and 18 credits in petroleum engineering, including                                                                                                                         PETE 3200 - Reservoir Engineering
 PETE 3715 - Production Engineering
 PETE 3255 - Basic Drilling Engineering
24
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
Thesis  PETE 5980 – Doctoral Thesis   30
TOTAL (minimum)  72

*Some or all of these credit hours can be transferred by petition, provided they are non-degree credits.

Contact Us

Graduate Admissions Coordinator – Michele Foist

Engineering Room 4015

Email: pete-info@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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