Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog

Energy and Petroleum Engineering, M.E.


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The program, with an initial four specialization options in energy-related disciplines (Energy, Advanced Drilling, Data Analytics, Blockchain) is a direct response to the high demand of the Energy and Petroleum industry worldwide to employ graduates with these skills.

Curriculum Map and Program Structure


  • Students enrolled in the MEng program will need to complete 30 credits (typically, 10 courses of 3 credits each) to graduate.
  • Students with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering shall select a minimum of five (5) specialized courses from a list of core courses under each discipline and the remaining courses can be taken as technical electives in the department or from other programs across campus. Students with other engineering or related science backgrounds will be required to take five (5) graduate courses in Petroleum Engineering as electives in addition to the five (5) core courses in their specialized area.
  • In some cases, and, if one without a prior degree in petroleum engineering, provides adequate evidence of past training or industry experience in the petroleum industry, the number of petroleum engineering electives may be reduced to allow for more courses in the specialized discipline.

Core Courses in Energy Engineering


This list is the general order of core courses that the students are recommended to take, based on their specialized discipline. Each course listed is 3 credits.

Core Courses in Advanced Drilling Engineering


This is the general order of core courses that the students are recommended to take, based on their specialized discipline. Each course listed is 3 credits.

  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  • EPE 5*** Advanced Well Control
  • EPE 5*** Drilling Problems and Solutions
  • EPE 5*** Deepwater Drilling Engineering 
  • EPE 5*** Managed Pressure Drilling 
  • EPE 5*** Horizontal drilling and Completions
  • EPE 5*** Advanced Well Intervention
  • EPE 5*** Drilling Data Analytics
  • EPE 5*** Non-Newtonian Fluids Characterization

Core Courses in Data Analytics


This is the list and general order of core courses that the students are recommended to take, based on their specialized discipline. Each course listed is 3 credits.

  • Credits: 1-3
  • EPE 5*** Programming Foundation
  • EPE 5*** Database Systems, Could and Data Engineering
  • EPE 5*** Managing Data Science Projects
  • EPE 5*** Time Series Analysis
  • EPE 5*** Information Visualization
  • EPE 5*** Natural Language Processing/Text Mining
  • EPE 5*** Deep Learning
  • EPE 5*** Graph Modeling

Core Courses in Blockchain Technology


This is the list and general order of core courses that the students are recommended to take, based on their specialized discipline. Each course listed is 3 credits.

Elective Courses


Students can take electives from all the specialization areas of MEng, PETE courses, or the following list of approved courses across campus. Each course is 3 credits. Other electives may be selected with advisor approval.

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