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Rankings

The department's undergraduate program is currently ranked first in the nation and the graduate program is second in the nation, according to  U.S. News & World Report.

Students

Degrees Awarded (Dec 2019-Aug 2020)

Degrees Award
Numbers
Bachelor's 135
Master's 53
Doctor of Philosophy 25
Total Awarded 213

Enrollment (Fall 2020)

Classification Enrollment
Numbers
Undergraduate 390
Graduate 178
Total Enrollment 568

Diversity (Fall 2020)

Category Percentage
Female

18.5%

Hispanic

21.8%

Asian

6.9%

African American

1.8%

American Indian

0.2%

Multiracial

1.9%

International

21.3%

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Faculty

With a high-quality student body and outstanding faculty, the department is well poised to achieve its mission of excellence. Some indicators of our faculty recognition include:

  • 1 University Distinguished Professor
  • 3 Regents Professors
  • 13 Professors
  • 1 Research professor
  • 5 Associate professors
  • 3 Assistant professors
  • 12 Professors of Practice
  • 2 Lecturers
  • 2 National Engineering Academy members
  • 5 Society of Petroleum Engineers honorary members
  • 17 Society of Petroleum Engineers distinguished members

Research Areas

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Advanced Drilling Technologies
Advanced Well Completion Technologies
Gas Hydrates
Prediction Models for Unconventional Reservoirs
Reservoir Modeling and Simulation
Unconventional Reservoir Assessment and Development
Well Stimulation