The Department of Chemical Engineering will offer a new degree, Masters of Science in Petroleum Engineering, starting this Fall 2013. The current production increases in oil and natural gas in the United States have created a need for Petroleum Engineers. The intent is to provide well-qualified engineers with the skills needed to responsibly develop oil and gas resources.

Students admitted to the program will be required to complete 33 hours consisting of course work, field studies and a project. The courses will be taught by the faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering, the Energy and Geoscience Institute and the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah. The program is designed to be completed in 16 months, but the students are also allowed to pursue the degree at their own pace. The degree will be offered to students on campus and through distance education.

The program is designed for students with a B.S. degree in engineering, typically, chemical, mechanical, civil or geological engineering. All applicants are expected to take the GRE test. Applicants with significant industrial experience, after consulting with the Program Coordinator, may submit their applications without taking the GRE.

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