Why earn a petroleum engineering certificate online?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

The petroleum industry is vitally important to North Dakota's future. As the state's only Petroleum Engineering program, we've benefited from strong support from the university, state and the petroleum industry itself. The Petroleum Engineering certificate prepares students to:

  • Address practical aspects
  • Apply technical knowledge in the industry
  • Join the oil and gas workforce

Top Online Engineering College in the Nation

UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic and research institutions in the nation for petroleum engineering. We consistently rank among the best for educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes. 

UND's Petroleum Engineering Certificate

  • Complete the entire certificate online.

  • UND's undergraduate petroleum engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

  • Gain networking and career opportunities through relationships with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, North Dakota Petroleum Council and other groups.

  • UND's Petroleum Engineering Department is host to the world’s largest – and only - oil drilling simulator.

Petroleum Engineering Careers


Median salary in 2019 for a petroleum engineer in the U.S.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The petroleum industry continues to grow, and those with knowledge of petroleum engineering are in great demand. Completing the petroleum engineering certificate opens opportunities for non-petroleum engineering degree holders in the oil and gas sectors such as:

  • Refining
  • Petro-chemical production
  • Transportation of products
  • Geosciences
  • Environmental efforts
  • International commerce

When You Earn a Certificate in Petroleum Engineering

A Petroleum Engineering certificate gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Production Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Strategic Planning

UND Petroleum Engineering Alumni

Petroleum Engineering alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Center for Energy and Environment
  • Keane Group Holdings, LLC
  • Continental Resources, Inc.
  • Eog Resources, Inc.
  • FedEx Corporation

Petroleum Engineering Online Certificate Courses

Petroleum Engineering at UND 

Leaders That Do

The Petroleum Engineering program provides hands-on learning experience in a variety of disciplines.