McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering

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Petroleum Engineering at TU

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Mission Statement

The mission of the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering is to provide a high-quality educational experience that prepares each graduate either to work in the petroleum industry or to pursue an advanced degree.

Housed within the TU College of Engineering & Natural Sciences (ENS), the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering (MSPE) is internationally recognized as one of the top-ranked petroleum engineering schools in America.  The school includes 13 faculty, an enrollment of about 500 undergraduate students, 84 graduate students, and 9 research consortia that are supported by the world's leading oil companies. The MSPE is the largest department on the campus.

Research funds obtained by the school's faculty members average nearly $6 million per year. Students learn state-of-the-art technology through the faculty's participation in undergraduate teaching and can choose an option in geosciences, mechanical engineering or chemical engineering.

While teaching a balanced petroleum engineering curriculum is our major goal, the school also is committed to discovery of new concepts and technologies in the areas of drilling, production, and reservoir engineering utilizing unique experimental facilities. The McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering is unique in its offering of Artificial Lift, Flow Assurance, and Unconventional Resources courses. 

The MSPE offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and doctoral degrees. The B.S. program in petroleum engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (

Petroleum Engineering  Undergraduates   Masters   Doctoral 
 Enrolled Fall 2014  




 Degrees Awarded AY 2013-2014