Petroleum Engineering, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 68

Degree Program Core:
PETE 5313Advanced Drilling Modeling and Simulation3
PETE 5333Advanced Production and Flow Assurance3
PETE 5373Advanced Well Stimulation3
PETE 6813Research Methods in Petroleum Engineering3
Hours Subtotal12
Three hours from:3
Petroleum Engineering Seminar
Degree Program Guided Electives:21
Petroleum Engineering (CEAT)
Special Topics in Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum Geomechanics
Advanced Reservoir Engineering
Petroleum Economics and Investments
Advanced Well Design and Operational Analysis
Directional Drilling
Advanced Well Completions
Special Problems in Petroleum Engineering 1
Advanced Topics in Petroleum Engineering
Chemical Engineering (CEAT)
Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering
Process Simulation
Neural Networks
Chemical Engineering Process Modeling
Geology (CAS)
Petroleum Geology
Structural Styles in Oil and Gas Exploration
Advanced Well Log Analysis
Petroleum Water Management
Unconventional Petroleum Reservoirs
Geology of Shales
Rock Fractures
Mathematics (CAS)
Calculus of Several Variables
Advanced Linear Algebra
Partial Differential Equations
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
Numerical Analysis for Linear Algebra
Finite Element Methods for Partial Differential Equations
Statistics (CAS)
Statistics for Experimenters I
Mechanical Engineering (CEAT)
Advanced Fluid Dynamics I
Multiphase Flow
Finite Element Methods
Continuum Mechanics
Hours Subtotal24
PETE 6000Doctoral Thesis 232
Total Hours68

A maximum of 3 credit hours of PETE 5990 may be counted toward the guided electives requirement.


6 hours of PETE 5000 may be substituted for PETE 6000 or 6 Hours of other coursework may be substituted for PETE 6000 at the discretion of Petroleum Graduate Coordinator.  

Graduate College Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2023-2024 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.