We're excited about your interest in the University of Wyoming's Energy & Petroleum
Engineering department! You're encouraged to explore our Masters and Doctoral degree
offerings, as well as our faculty's research interests, using the links below to find
the right fit for your academic and career goals.
Learn more about us and what we offer
The mission of the graduate program in Energy & Petroleum Engineering is to prepare
students to be leaders in industry, government, or academia. The field of petroleum
engineering is continuously evolving and engineers with the advanced education and
research skills associated with graduate degrees have the flexibility, breadth and
depth of knowledge to become tomorrow's leaders. UW's Energy & Petroleum Engineering
Department is home to 15 faculty and approximately 55 graduate students. Because of
our smaller size, we are able to offer you a lower student-to-faculty ratio to maximize
your classroom experience, one-on-one contact to investigate a research problem, and
options to choose between small exploratory projects and large, well established projects,
in both applied and basic disciplines.
A graduate degree in petroleum engineering opens up a wide array of career paths.
Opportunities exist in industry, academia, and national research laboratories. Industry
positions include typical plant and field project work with increased/advanced management
opportunities. In addition, research and development positions are possible. Similarly,
research positions are also available at national research laboratories and government
agencies. With a doctoral degree, positions in academia for both classroom teaching
and laboratory research are also possible.
What to expect
As a graduate student, you will be exposed to all areas of energy and petroleum engineering
through your course work, student-chosen electives, department seminars, and graduate
assistant responsibilities in both the classroom and research labs. This broad exposure
will provide opportunities to teach in a real classroom setting, deliver professional
presentations, design and conduct experiments, perform data analysis, and learn professional
technical writing. In addition, you will obtain depth in your field of study through
advanced elective and researchbased courses designed to assist in your research project.
Finally, as part of your research project, you will become an expert in your chosen
field of study and develop new knowledge to advance your field.
Is this enough? Ready to apply?
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Still want more?
Check out these other web pages for more information about graduate education at UW.
International Student Admissions
International Students and Scholars
School of Graduate Education