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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, other courses may be selected from different fields that reflect the individual interests and career goals of the student.


  • Include a minimum of 30 credit hours with a Bachelor of Science petroleum engineering degree or up to 36 hours with another engineering degree. Additional hours may be added at either your or your advisory committee’s discretion.
    • Take at least three of the core courses (required for students without a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering).
    • 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
  • 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.
  • Select the chairman of your committee before the start of your 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.
  • Maintain 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) report involving petroleum engineering subject matter and complete your final oral examination. Note that you MUST work closely with your chair (advisor) in planning, organizing, drafting and completing the report.
  • Complete all degree requirements within seven years.

Descriptions and requirements for the On Campus Master of Engineering degree can be found in the Texas A&M Graduate Catalog. The only difference between the On Campus MEng and the Online MEng degree is that all requirements - all exams, projects, and other class assignments - are given through the online learning e-campus system. You have the option to attend classes on campus or take your oral examination on campus, should you choose to do so.

Here is a general overview of our online Master of Engineering degree, including benefits, costs, technology needed and more.