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We offer a non-thesis Master of Engineering graduate degree completely online, so you can study anywhere in the world. We have delivered online education since 1995, so we have plenty of experience helping students complete our program successfully. 

This degree requires coursework in drilling, production, and reservoir engineering so you can better understand and appreciate these aspects of petroleum engineering. We also require an engineering report on a particular topic, such as a process, technique, or study, to be completed during the last semester before graduation.

Official degree information and application link here.

Below is a general overview of our program.


There are advantages to online learning:

  • You can continue to work full time
  • You can study during hours convenient to you
  • You do not have to come to campus to complete any degree requirements

All exams, projects, and other class assignments are given through the online learning management system, Canvas.

Costs involved

While there are benefits to an online education, the actual expense of an online master of engineering degree is higher than an on-campus degree because of the administrative and operational fees. Check out our online education costs page for more information.

You should already have your bachelor’s degree

We require you to already have a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from an accredited university before you apply.

We do take into consideration a Bachelor of Science degree in a closely-related engineering field, but you will be required to take specific petroleum courses as part of your degree plan.

NOTE: We do NOT offer a Bachelor of Science degree online.

The degree is not self-paced

There is no difference between the on-campus and online Master of Engineering degrees.

  • Both allow seven years to complete the work
  • Both do not require a thesis

Since this is a non-thesis degree:

  • residency is not required
  • lab work is not required

The application process is the same

Our Master of Engineering online degree uses the same graduate admissions process as our department's on-campus Master of Engineering degree because the degrees are the same.

Read through all of our department specific information on the graduate admissions page to learn what documents, tests, and requirements we have, as well as our deadlines for submission.


We have listed everything you need to know about courses on this page.

Technology and Software

Learning online requires both hardware and software. Here are the technology requirements for our program.

Our expectations

We will expect you to:

Visit the Graduate and Professional School website for more information on graduate education at Texas A&M University.

Still have questions?

Get in touch with us using the information on our online learning contact page.