Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


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PGE Welcomes You

Photo of Tad PatzekWelcome 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. 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.

Tadeusz W. Patzek
Professor and Chair
The Cockrell Family Chair in Engineering #11 and The Lois K. & Richard D. Folger Leadership Chair



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UT PGE Graduate Students listen to a talk from a professor at the University of Oklahoma on the geomechanics aspects of unconventional reservoir stimulation

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About CPGE

The Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (CPGE) is the research arm of the PGE department that produces innovative faculty and student research. The top-rated program conducts $21 million annually in research through nine major sponsored areas with 85 corporate partners.