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Rankings

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

Students

Enrollment (Fall 2018)
Undergraduate 497
Graduate 259
Total Enrollment 756
Degrees Awarded (2017-18) 
Bachelor's 205
Master's 80
Doctor of Philosophy 28
Total Awarded 313
Diversity - Undergraduate (Fall 2018)
Female

17.3%

Hispanic

18.1%

Asian

7.6%

African American

1.5%

Multiracial

1.6%

International

24.4%

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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
  • 19 Professors
  • 3 Associate professors
  • 5 Assistant professors
  • 3 Lecturers
  • 10 Professors of engineering practice
  • 1 Visiting professor
  • 3 National Engineering Academy members
  • 23 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
Unconventional Reservoir Development and Assessment
Well Stimulation