Petroleum engineers are some of the most highly sought-after professionals all over the world, rewarded for their expertise with highly competitive salaries and opportunities to work in dozens of countries.
Though it is a demanding field, our program is designed to help you forge a career in petroleum engineering — and we're proud to boast our 100 percent job placement rate for all graduates. Not only are you prepared for your career, but we are prepared to help you find that career before you don your cap and gown. We are one of only 14 petroleum engineering programs in the country, and we've established a reputation that places us at the top.
You'll learn the intricacies of drilling for oil and extracting natural gas, plus planning wells, creating your own senior design project, analyzing risks in drilling, and evaluating geological formations. You'll also earn your Wild Well Control certification and Helicopter Underwater Egress Training certification, which are essential to working in the oil and gas industry.
This program prepares its students for licensure or certification within the state of Louisiana. Please visit the list of licensure programs for important information if you plan to move out of state.