The Future of Energy

As leaders in petroleum engineering research and education, we make sure you're prepared for a successful career with a strong engineering background and professional certifications.

Our commitment to our students translates to a 100 percent job placement rate.

Innovations in Engineering

Our research is not just a supplement to our teaching — it serves as an extensive opportunity for our students to get hands-on experience and help pioneer the newest technologies and methods in petroleum engineering.

With strong support from industry and the University, we have a focus on student-led research as well as professor-led research projects.

Get Ahead

Jumpstart your career while you're earning your degree.

Network with professionals through our undergraduate and graduate research opportunities, as well as through our student chapters of professional organizations. 

Department of Petroleum Engineering

Energy is a key component to people's everyday lives. A secure energy future requires a balance between environmental impact and affordable supply.

As the world's energy consumption continues to increase, there is a constant demand for petroleum engineers to power the globe's cities and businesses. Learn about the complexities of the world's oil industry in Lafayette, La. — a constantly expanding hub for large- and small-scale oil and gas production and engineering companies.

We in the Department of Petroleum Engineering pride ourselves on finding solutions to complex engineering problems through classroom projects and research endeavors. Our Society of Petroleum Engineers student chapter was named best in the world and in North America in the last five years, and the petroleum engineering program has grown significantly over the last decade. Our program is renowned, and our students benefit from that — respect for our program translates into a 100 percent job placement rate for our graduates.

With faculty members who have worked around the world and students dedicated to the field, a petroleum engineering education here means you are prepared for an international career, continued education, public service, and lifelong learning.