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The U.S. News and World Report currently ranks our petroleum engineering program at Texas A&M University as Number 1 for undergraduate programs (2022) and Number 2 for graduate programs (2022).

Our primary goal is to produce highly-qualified U.S. and international student graduates.

Our undergraduate program provides our students with the best possible preparation to enter the oil and gas industry. We maintain an ABET-accredited program, provide a curriculum that includes a solid foundation in petroleum engineering fundamentals, and insist our students gain internship experience before they graduate. As a result, our graduates enter the industry ready to be productive contributors who also understand the need to continue learning and improving their skills throughout their careers.



Our graduate degree programs offer coursework at both the Masters and Ph.D. levels. We also offer certificate programs that continue education beyond or instead of a graduate degree.



Our Vision

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

Our Mission

We see our mission then, as being able:

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