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Our Certificates of Continuing Education address the needs of petroleum engineers and other professionals interested in expanding and updating their understanding of specialized areas within petroleum engineering. Our certificates are facilitated through the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment (TEES) EDGE program.

Successful completion of our certificates will not give you a degree or college credit, but they will add valuable depth to your knowledge, especially if you work in the oil and gas industry.

Certificates Offered

Our program features several certificates and individual petroleum engineering courses. Details and start dates can be found on our TEES EDGE webpage.

TEES EDGE petroleum certificates

Benefits

Certificates provide focused training. You earn them by completing the graduate level courses required for each certificate. While these graduate courses cannot go toward a degree, they can:

  • Satisfy job requirements or professional certification requirements
  • Earn you 4.5 continuing education units per course

You do not need to apply to the university to take these courses, and you will receive written verification when you complete each course and certificate.

Costs

Certificates are not as expensive as a degree, but costs are involved because each certificate requires two or more graduate courses for completion. Here are some things to consider:

  • Domestic students and international students pay different amounts per graduate course
  • Many courses have pre-requisites, such as advanced math and engineering physics, which might mean you take more courses
  • Course costs do not include textbooks
  • Some courses may request you to purchase additional publications or software

We recommend you join the Society of Petroleum Engineers to avoid additional costs related to some publications.

Requirements 

We prefer you have an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering. If you don't, we require you to have an undergraduate degree in a closely related engineering discipline and extensive experience in the oil and gas field.

How to Apply

  • Complete and submit the Program Application for approval
  • Submit your resume and transcript in .pdf format when completing the application
  • Wait for an email of approval from our program director

Once you receive approval, you will receive registration instructions. You must be approved before you apply for a petroleum engineering account to access certain resources within the department network. Please activate your account once you receive it.

For registration or account assistance, please contact Mary Lu Epps by email at marylu.epps@tamu.edu or call her at 979-458-4297.

Courses and Scheduling

Courses offered rotate from semester-to-semester and are based on the graduate course schedule for each semester. This means:

  • Course scheduling is subject to change
  • Course availabilities are limited
  • Pre-requisites exist for some courses and are listed in the graduate catalog.

Be approved and admitted to our program before you register for a course.

Policies

  • You may only register for one course in the first semester of the program
  • Course curricula contain graduate level content
  • Graduate level work is expected
  • You successfully complete a course when you submit all required assignments, assessments, and projects by the due date and receive a grade of C or better
  • Taking courses for our certificates will NOT give you college credit
  • If you wish to take courses for college credit, please see our online Master of Engineering degree and apply to the university so you will be accepted as a degree-seeking student and get course credits
  • Certificate and continuing education credit is NOT available for graduate students

Refunds

  • NO refunds are issued after the closing registration date
  • If you need to drop a course, contact Mary Lu Epps by email at marylu.epps@tamu.edu or call her at 979-458-4297.

Technology and Software

  • Visit our technology required page for information on computers, internet connections, web browsers, additional or optional hardware and software, etc. 
  • Software may be required for a specific course, though some courses may provide the software needed to you if you are registered in the course

Questions?

Please contact Mary Lu Epps by email at marylu.epps@tamu.edu or call her at 979-458-4297.