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Petroleum Engineering

Academic Advising

What is Academic Advising?

This is a forum in which students can develop their academic, career and life goals. Academic advising is the shared responsibility between the advisor and advisee in which plans are created together to achieve established goals.


What are the expectations of students during advising sessions?

Students are expected to fully participate in the advisor-advisee relationship. The student's role is to increasingly direct his or her academic goals.


How does a student prepare for advising?

  • Know your program curriculum/courses you will need to take (Curriculum Plans)
  • Have clearly established academic goals
  • Develop a plan to achieve those goals
  • Come prepared with any questions
  • Bring your degree evaluation

Recent Policy Changes

The Department of Petroleum Engineering made several policy changes in its undergraduate program. The purpose of these changes is to increase the quality of the program.

Minimum Grade Requirements
A grade of C or better is required for the following courses:
(1) All Engineering Science courses
(2) PETE 1060 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering Problem Solving
(3) PETE 2050 Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering

Academic Suspension
Students who have been suspended twice are no longer eligible to enroll in the Petroleum Engineering program and will be formally dismissed from the program.

Repeating a Course
Students who fail a PETE class three times are no longer eligible to enroll in the class anymore.

Transfer Credit Limit (Fall 2017)
(1) To graduate with a degree in Petroleum Engineering from UW, students must successfully complete at least 20 hours of required PETE courses from the University of Wyoming.
(2) For transfer students, once a student has transferred to Petroleum Engineering, she/he may take no more than 9 additional transfer credits at other institutions.
(3) For non-transfer students, students may take no more than 18 transfer credits at other institutions.

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