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Petroleum Engineering

Get an accelerated M.S. in Petroleum Engineering: If you're working toward your B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and have GPA over 3.4, our Quick Start program may be for you. Undergraduate Student Information


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Petroleum Engineering Program Curriculum

4-year Undergraduate Program

Student Services for Petroleum Engineering

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam 

Jobs for Petroleum Engineers

Prospective Students

To schedule a visit to the University of Wyoming, click here. Be sure to mention your interest in engineering. For more information on how to become an engineering student, see the College of Engineering and Applied Science Academics page.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Fees is administered through the University of Wyoming Registrars' office and student questions about tuition and fees should be directed there. Click here to visit UW Tuition and Fees webpage.


Students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science are automatically considered every year
for our college scholarships. No application is required. These are merit-based, competitive
awards, and for incoming freshmen are based upon the unweighted HS GPA, ACT Composite and ACT Math scores. For continuing students, the UW cumulative GPA is used. Here’s the website with
information: We encourage you to contact Student Financial Aid to see if there are other awards you might qualify for.

In addition to the scholarships available through the College and UW Student Financial Aid, the department receives many other scholarship opportunities directly from industry professional organizations and chapters. Our students often compete with other regional schools who also offer Petroleum Engineering curriculum. Here are some of the various entities from which our students have won scholarships:

  • SPE Denver Petroleum Section
  • SPE Wyoming Petroleum Section
  • Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
  • AADE Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter
  • AADE Denver Chapter
  • Wyoming Engineering Society

Professional Societies

The Department of Petroleum Engineering supports four professional student societies, in which students are encouraged to participate. There are many other engineering student groups you may be interested in as well. The full list can be found here.

  • American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
  • International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
  • Pi Epsilon Tau, Petroleum Engineering Honor Society (PET)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)


The Petroleum Engineering curricula at the University of Wyoming are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

For specific information about Petroleum Engineering and ABET, visit this page: Petroleum Engineering ABET Information.


Contact Us

Petroleum Engineering

EN 4015

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4258


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