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The Master of Engineering (MEng) degree is practice oriented. Although most of the courses on the degree plan are expected to be in engineering or scientific disciplines, you may select other courses from different fields that reflect your individual interests and career goals.


  • You must include a minimum of 36 credit hours in your degree plan.
    • Take at least three of the core courses (required for students without a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering).
    • You may take up to two courses from outside of the department if advised by the chair of your committee
    • Take three hours of PETE 692 for credit for the engineering project
  • You must observe University limits on certain courses:
    • No more than nine hours of transfer credit from another peer department/ university.
    • No more than 12 hours of 689 courses.
    • Undergraduate courses only with pre-approval of Graduate Advisor.
  • You must select the chairman of your committee before the start of the second semester.
    • Agree on at least three committee members, with one outside the department.
    • File a degree plan before the beginning of your second semester but by no means later than 90 days before your final oral examination.
  • You must have an average GPR of 3.0 for all courses on your degree plan before you take the final exam.
  • You must write your independent project (PETE 692 as a professional journal paper) reports involving Petroleum Engineering subject matter and complete your final exam
  • You must complete all degree requirements within seven years.

Descriptions and requirements for the Master of Science degree and the Standard Master of Engineering degree can be found in the Texas A&M Graduate Catalog. A feature of the Standard MEng degree is that all requirements for this degree can be satisfied through the Online Learning Program.

Additional degree programs

If you are interested in the opportunities listed below, please contact us at and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Texas A&M/French Petroleum Institute (IFP) - Business

This joint, two-degree program is offered by the Institut Francais du Pétrole (IFP) and Texas A&M University.

Texas A&M/French Petroleum Institute (IFP) - Geoscience

This joint, two-degree program is offered by the Institut Francais du Pétrole (IFP) and Texas A&M University.

International Petroleum Management (IPM) Certificate

This is a cooperative program with Mays Business School Center for International Business Studies.