Masters of Science in Petroleum Engineering Gearing up for New Cycle


EGI, in collaboration with the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah, launched a Masters of Science degree program in Petroleum Engineering in the 2013 fall semester. Understanding that one of the most significant challenges facing humanity is the depletion of natural resources we recognize the valuable contributions to be made by Petroleum Engineers to meet mankind’s energy needs while safeguarding the environment. Equally satisfying, petroleum engineers also gain responsibility faster and supervise important projects sooner than those in other engineering fields. Petroleum engineers currently rank #2 on the USA Today’s “10 fastest-growing jobs in the USA” and are some of the highest paid workers in the nation.

The flagship course of the degree is an eleven-day geologic and engineering facilities and operations field study. The purpose of the field study is first hand “exposure” to relevant geologic features and demonstration of how these relate to petroleum engineering operations and decisions. The instructors are EGI faculty with extensive geologic and engineering experience in the E&P industry.

In addition to students pursuing the M.Sc. degree through the Chemical Engineering Department, EGI also offers this field study program as a non-credit course to our Corporate Associate members.

Details for the full degree program are on the University of Utah’s Department of Chemical Engineering website.

For more information, interested parties may contact Associate Professor John McLennan, Professor Milind Deo, or Chemical Engineering Graduate Advisor Cynthia Ruiz.