Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog

Petroleum Engineering, M.S.


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Petroleum M.S. Students With a B.S. In Petroleum Engineering


All Petroleum M.S. students with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from an accredited program must take the following required courses:

Total Credits: 14 Hours


Plan A Thesis Additional Course Requirements:


Total Credits: 30 Hours


Plan B Non-Thesis Additional Course Requirements:


Total Credits: 30 Hours


Petroleum M.S. Students With a B.S. In Chemical or Mechanical Engineering


All Petroleum M.S. students with a B.S. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited program must take the following required courses:

Total Credits: 26 Hours


Plan A Thesis Additional Course Requirements:


Total Credits: 40 Hours


Plan B Non-Thesis Additional Course Requirements:


Total Credits: 40 Hours


Graduate Seminar Requirements


All petroleum engineering PhD students must enroll in PETE5890 - Petroleum Engineering Graduate Seminar , every semester. All seminars, including the required presentations described below, must be scheduled by the seminar coordinator. Graduate students enrolled in continuous registration are exempt from having to enroll in PETE 5890  in their final semester. MS students are required to take PETE 5890  for at least two semesters.

Graduate Teaching Requirement


All Petroleum Engineering graduate students must complete at least one semester as a teaching assistant within the Petroleum Engineering curriculum. Students receiving a state-funded graduate assistantship will be required to serve as a teaching assistant every semester of their award. Students funded by a faculty mentor will work with their mentor to determine an appropriate time to complete this requirement.

Program of Study Requirement


All Petroleum Engineering graduate students must complete their Program of Study worksheet at the beginning of their second academic year of study or 3rd semester of enrollment, and PhD students must submit it prior to their preliminary examination.

M.S. and Ph.D. Final Examination (Thesis or Dissertation Defense)


All M.S. and Ph.D. students must orally defend their final report, thesis, or dissertation at a public final examination. If, for any reason, a student’s Ph.D. research goals are substantially changed after successful completion of the preliminary examination, the student must arrange a subsequent meeting to provide their committee with an accurate and current overview of their proposed work. The final examination consists of a public defense in oral presentation format. At least three weeks before the examination, the student must provide each member of the graduate committee with a copy of the written thesis or dissertation and provide the department an announcement of their defense for public advertisement. The results of the defense are reported by the committee on the Report of Final Examination form. Often, graduate committee members request changes in the final thesis or dissertation, and they may postpone signing this form until they are satisfied that those changes have been made.

Publication of Thesis or Dissertation


After the defense, an electronic copy (in PDF format) of the thesis or dissertation must be uploaded in accordance with the directions provided on the Registrar’s web site. This copy will be rejected if the format standards specified by the Thesis or Dissertation Format Guide are not met. This guide allows for a publication-ready format. An electronic copy must also be submitted to the department for the departmental library. Most students will want copies for their own use. Students should consult with their chair to determine if they also want a copy of the final paper or other research documentation.

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