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.
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.