Master of Engineering

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


  • Include a minimum of 36 credit hours in your degree plan.
    • Take at least 3 of the core courses (required for students without a B.S. in PETE).
    • You may take up to 2 courses from outside of the department if advised by the chair of your committee
    • Take 3 hours of PETE 692 for credit for the engineering project
  • Observe University limits on certain courses:
    • No more than 9 hours transfer credit from another peer department/ university.
    • No more than 12 hours of 689 courses.
    • Undergraduate courses only with pre-approval of Graduate Advisor.
  • Select the chairman of your committee before the start of the second semester.
    • Agree on at least 3 committee members, with 1outside 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.
  • Write your independent project (PETE 692 as a professional journal paper) reports involving Petroleum Engineering subject matter and complete your final exam
  • Complete all requirements within 7 years.

Types of Master in Engineering degree programs

Descriptions and requirements for the MS 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 Distant Learning Program. Board convene dates and board results can be found here.

Standard Master of Engineering