Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

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PGE Welcomes You

jon-homepageWelcome to the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Petroleum engineering is an exciting field of professionals dedicated to providing energy that powers a modern society. Our department is committed to educating the next generation of petroleum engineering leaders who will improve our quality of life. UT PGE is home to the #1 petroleum engineering graduate program and the #2 petroleum engineering undergraduate program. Our tradition of excellence stems from strong curriculum, world-class faculty educators, and an unmatched research program.

Jon Olson
Professor and Chair
George H. Fancher Professorship in Petroleum Engineering and The Lois K. & Richard D. Folger Leadership Chair

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UT Class of 2019 students joined us on campus today for orientation. Students learned about our department and the top 10 differences between high school and college from the UT PGE undergraduate academic coordinator.

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About CPGE

The Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (CPGE) is the research center of the PGE department that produces innovative faculty and student research. The top-rated program conducts $22.7 million annually in research, more than any other U.S. petroleum engineering program, through 11 major areas with almost 85 sponsors and partners.