Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

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In this section, undergraduate students can track their course progress, learn about the student organizations and how to get involved, find out more information on Camp Longhorn offered in Louisiana, and finally, discover resources available to assist you with obtaining an internship or permanent position.  

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many student organizations within the PGE department and the Cockrell School of Engineering. The benefits of joining include:

Shell’s Jack Hirsch Memorial Drilling and Production Camp (a.k.a. Camp Longhorn) in Louisiana is a fantastic week-long opportunity for students to receive hands-on experience in the field with a renowned energy company.

UT PGE undergraduates are recruited and hired by top energy companies for internships and full-time positions. Internships allow students to put theory to practice with hands-on projects in industry. Students are taken out of the classroom environment and go into the field at locations across the country, including: Houston, Denver and Prudhoe Bay, Alaska for a rewarding and educational summer experience. Internships are one of the best avenues for students to obtain full-time positions upon graduation.

The Petroleum Engineering Reading Room serves the students, faculty and staff of the Hildebrand Department. The Reading Room collection includes textbooks, technical publications, journals, theses, and dissertations on the subject of petroleum engineering and related fields. The Reading Room staff is available for assistance in locating and checking items out.

UT PGE is hosting its inaugural Norway Maymester Engineering, Energy and the Environment Program in the summer of 2019. The program, led by UT PGE faculty members Jon and Hilary Olson, takes place along the beautiful coastal city of Grimstad at the University of Agder  from June 6 to July 6.

Offshore oil and gas development has had an incredible history on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and Norway is a leader in alternative energy development as well. This course provides a unique opportunity to study energy and global culture in the midst of the stunning natural beauty of the Norwegian fjords and mountains.

The course explores the energy and environmental policies that have shaped Norway's development as one of the wealthiest nations as a result of its large oil and gas resources. The program includes field trips to Stavanger, which is considered the Houston of Europe, and cultural activities in Oslo. Students will visit several sites during the course to see equipment and training facilities: e.g., Baker Hughes GE, National Oilwelll Varco (NOV) and Halliburton. 

In 3 to 5 years after graduation, petroleum engineering program graduates will:

1. Be practical, employable and qualified petroleum engineers, who effectively solve problems and design new processes and workflows in the oil and gas production and services industries or other similar pursuits. Many will have started to move into leadership roles within their workplace.

2. Keep their education up to date through self-instruction and other training.

3. Serve society by encouraging the ideals of ethical behavior, professionalism, and environmentally responsible use of natural resources.

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CPE 3.168B

Office Hours

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact: Arletta Tompkins

Undergraduate Academic Advising Coordinator