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Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering

  • Distinguished Professor: Anderson
  • Professors: Lee, Teufel Langdon Taylor Endowed Chair
  • Associate Professors: Bretz, Chen (Chair of the Department), Engler, Weinkauf
  • Adjunct Faculty: Balch, Buckley, Grigg, Huang, Kelly, Martin, Lorenz, Parkinson, Plisga, Ruan, Seright, Taber, Warpinski

Petroleum and natural gas engineering is a broad-based discipline primarily concerned with the development, exploration, and conservation of oil and gas resources. Petroleum and natural gas engineers plan and supervise drilling and well-completion programs, design and select drilling and production equipment, optimize the production of oil and natural gas, estimate reserves, and manage oil and gas properties.

The oil and gas industry is a progressive and highly technical business, which offers opportunities to young engineers, both in the United States and abroad. A petroleum and natural gas engineering graduate may obtain a responsible position with an oil company, establish a consulting business, or become an independent oil producer.

The Petroleum Engineering program offers two options for a Master of Science Degree—with thesis or independent study—and a Doctor of Philosophy degree. All graduate students are required to register for and attend the Graduate Seminar (PETR 570) each semester it is offered. Exceptions may be made only with approval of the student’s advisor and the department chair.

Students without a B.S. in petroleum engineering will be required to undertake a course of study to prepare them as petroleum engineers. Further details of the departmental requirements can be found at www.nmt.edu/~petro.

Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Thesis Option

The master’s program requires a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework and 6 credit hours of thesis. The courses are designed to advance the student’s knowledge in topics of petroleum engineering. The research thesis provides a means to do independent and analytical thinking on a specific subject. The student’s course of study must be approved by the student’s advisory committee and the department chair and must fulfill the general requirements for the master’s degree.

Independent Study Option

Candidates for the non-thesis Master of Science option must complete a total of 36 credit hours, of which a minimum of three (3) credit hours must be independent study (PETR 590). At least 18 of the credit hours must be from graduate-level Petroleum Engineering courses, excluding PETR 581 and 590. The student’s course of study must be approved by the student’s advisory committee and must fulfill the general graduate requirements for the master’s degree without thesis. The final outcome of the independent study is to submit a formal paper followed by an oral presentation to the advisory committee.

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