Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


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Future Students

Welcome to the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin. We are home to the No. 1 graduate and undergraduate petroleum engineering programs according to US News & World Report. Our tradition of excellence stems from our strong curriculum, outstanding faculty and unmatched research program.

We invite you to become a part of a diverse community known around the world for its bold spirit of pride and competitiveness. Define your future as you realize you are free to question ideas, pursue long-held passions and explore new interests—to redefine what's possible.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate students in the PGE department receive a strong education, empowering them to become leaders in the energy field. In this section, learn more about the top-rated undergraduate petroleum and geosystems program plus the value of a UT education, the abundant campus activities, why everyone is talking about Austin and the career opportunities available to you post-graduation. The section also provides the guidelines for admission and all the details on how to apply.

Graduate

Graduate students in the UT PGE department collaborate with world-class faculty on innovative research that results in game-changing solutions for the energy industry. In this section, learn more about what program option is the best fit for you, the financial support available, the abundant campus activities, why everyone is talking about Austin and the career opportunities available to you post-graduation. The section also provides the guidelines for admission and all the details on how to apply.

Why UT PGE?

#2 Petroleum Engineering Program
#1 Petroleum Engineering Program
$963,000 in Annual Scholarships
$21 Million Conducted in Research Annually
10% of Alumni in Executive Level Positions in Industry

Contact Us

Undergraduate Student Contact: Arletta Tompkins
Graduate Student Contact: Amy Stewart

State-of-the-Art Energy Labs

See how Dr. Eric van Oort is reinventing drilling labs through automation.

Facts & Figures

View UT PGE by its impressive numbers.