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Graduate Students

For Current Students in Graduate Education in Petroleum Engineering

Newly Admitted Students

You made it through the admissions requirements and wondering what to do next?

Please visit this page in Admissions for information about next steps for all new graduate students.

Here are some great resources from the Office of Graduate Education for new incoming AND existing graduate students.

New Students

Enrolled Graduate Students

We are happy to help answer any questions you have regarding our program and beyond. Please use this page as your first stop for information, and contact our main office at if you have any additional questions.


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Professional Societies

The Department of Petroleum Engineering supports four professional student societies, in which students are encouraged to participate in. 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)

Student Travel Information

UW Travel Website
  • Students traveling on UW business (meetings, conferences, presentations, etc.) must complete a travel request form and submit it to their faculty supervisor in advance of the travel dates. This applies every time you travel regardless of who is paying the expenses.
  • Students traveling internationally have specific requirements regarding their insurance and that information is found on this website, so review the information carefully before each trip.
  • International students should check in with the ISS office well in advance of planned travel to ensure visa requirements are met.
  • Students are welcome to submit a request for financial support when traveling to approved meetings and conferences. 
    1. Submit requests to the Petroleum Engineering Graduate Committee.
    2. If recommended, they will forward your request to the department head.
    3. Cost-sharing is a requirement for student travel. Be prepared to request funding from multiple sources:


Contact Us

Graduate Admissions Coordinator – Michele Foist

Engineering Room 4015


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