Petroleum Engineering (M.S. or M.Eng.)
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North Dakota is a leader in producing oil from unconventional sources. The Bakken Formation is the second-largest producer of oil in the U.S. UND's master's degree in petroleum engineering, backed by leading industry participants, produces engineers ready work in the oil industry.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- On-campus or online
- Est. time to complete:
- 2 years
- Credit hours:
Why Earn a Master's in Petroleum Engineering at UND?
The master's in petroleum engineering program at the University of North Dakota will prepare you to address challenges in the oil field. Our graduate students are conducting petroleum research in:
- Geomechanics, production and reservoir studies of hydraulic fracturing.
- Re-fracturing for optimization of production from unconventional shales.
- Data driven modeling in unconventional reservoirs.
- Petrophysical and geochemical analysis of shale oil.
- Geophysics and seismic analysis of unconventional reservoirs.
M.S. vs. M.Eng. Degree in Petroleum Engineering
UND offers both Petroleum Engineering Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degrees. It is recommended you connect with the Department of Petroleum Engineering before making a final decision. In general, a M.Eng. program is more course-based, while the more popular M.S. program includes a thesis and/or research project.
In addition to completing a faculty-approved design project, you must submit a peer-reviewed manuscript on which you are first author, such as a conference or journal paper or patent application.