Joe Roustabout

About Us

U.S. News and World Report recently ranked the petroleum engineering department at Texas A&M first for best undergraduate programs in petroleum engineering where the highest engineering degree offered is a doctorate.

The primary goals of the program are to produce up to 200 highly-qualified U.S. and international students each year, placing these students in entry-level industry positions or graduate programs, and to maintain an ABET-accredited program in petroleum engineering.

If we are to reach these goals, we believe we must give our students the best possible preparation to enter this industry. Our curriculum gives every student a solid foundation in petroleum engineering fundamentals, but we also insist on experience in the industry. As a result, our graduates will enter the industry ready to be productive contributors, but they also will understand the need to continue to learn and improve their skills throughout their careers.


That "I am an Aggie Petroleum Engineer" be the most respected, prestigious self-definition within the petroleum engineering profession.


  • to create, preserve, integrate, transfer and apply petroleum engineering knowledge.
  • to produce capable future engineers and to enhance the capabilities of current practitioners.