Apr 04, 2020  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Petroleum Engineering, M.S.


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Petroleum engineering combines geology, drilling engineering, and petrophysical logging methods to find and produce crude oil and gas from deposits deep under land and sea. Petroleum engineers design and operate surface facilities for drilling and for preparation of oil and gas for shipment to refiners and markets. They test to determine the predominant natural forces causing production in each deposit and apply principles of chemical engineering in devising processes for increasing recovery efficiency. Economics, safety, and environmental protection are essential aspects of all these activities.

Master of Science - Thesis Option


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A minimum of 30 semester hours, including a thesis, are required for the degree of Master of Science. Required thesis semester credit hours vary with each department. All applicants should contact their departmental or interdisciplinary program graduate advisor for information on variations in the semester hour requirements for the Master of Science degree. All students selecting the thesis option must satisfactorily defend the thesis in the presence of the thesis committee prior to its acceptance.

Master of Science - Non-Thesis Option


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A non-thesis option in the Master of Science degree is available in Chemical, Civil,  Mechanical  and Subsea Engineering Civil Engineering requires 36 semester hours while Mechanical and Chemical Engineering require 33 and 30 semester hours, respectively. The non-thesis Master of Science option is also available in several interdisciplinary programs: Aerospace Engineering (30 hours), Computer and Systems Engineering (36 hours), Environmental, Geosensing and Subsea Engineering (30 hours). Departmental or program graduate advisors should be consulted regarding these and other requirements for the degree.

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