Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is home to 50,000 students who are all different in their interests and backgrounds. They are community of talented and open-minded individuals who come together to change the world after leaving UT Austin. The University of Texas at Austin offers student services and support to ensure success during a student’s college tenure. Once on campus, students will have access to the resources of a tier one research institution, and will still have a small-community feel at the PGE department.

UT Austin Student Organizations

UT Society of Petroleum Engineers - UT SPE is an organization committed to helping students learn more about the energy industry by offering the opportunity to network with company representatives, encouraging the exchange of ideas with others, and providing experience in the field through a variety of educational trips taken throughout the year.

Petroleum Graduate Student Association - PGSA aims to connect the graduate students in petroleum engineering with each other as well as with those working in the oil and gas industry. The organization organizes student and company technical seminars, graduate socials, externships, software workshops as well as intramural sports teams.

Graduate Engineering Council - The purpose of GEC is to serve the needs of the Engineering Graduate Students at The University of Texas at Austin by representing students to the Student Senate and the Dean's Office.

Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts - SPWLA, Austin chapter is a professional group, focused on education, to promote the petrophysical knowledge of young students and professionals, to fill the gap between students and professionals and to increase SPWLA membership.

Sports & Fitness

Recreational Sports - All students at the University have access to one of the best gyms in the country. With classes that fit your schedule, personal trainers, rock climbing, and two outdoor pools, Gregory Gym offers students a chance to lead healthy lifestyles. If intramural sports are a passion that you have, RecSports offers the opportunity to play your favorite sports with a team of students. In addition, the PGE department has its own running group - Team Energy - made up of graduate students and faculty. No prior running experience is required.

UT Athletics - The University of Texas is a research one institution, but the students on campus live and breathe Longhorn Football. This Division I NCAA team has four national titles. You and 100,000 of your closest friends can gather in the fall to cheer on our team in Darrel K Royal Stadium. Students also enjoy the 19 other Longhorn athletic teams that compete throughout the academic school year.

The Arts

The gems of the university await you in the Museums, Libraries & Galleries.

From the nine million volumes of the university’s library system to the arts, history, environment and sciences collections of the museums and arts and cultural centers on and off campus, you can spend a lifetime in discovery and exploration on campus. Some of these destinations include:

Blanton Museum of Art

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Harry Ransom Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

Visual Arts Center

When you browse the rich media resources of the Fine Arts Library, you won't be disappointed. The collection includes about 500,000 books and scores, 400 serial subscriptions, 47,000 compact discs, 9,000 DVDs, 17,000 video cassettes and videodiscs, 6,200 reels of microfilm, 24,000 microfiche and more than 100,000 LPs.


#1 Petroleum Engineering Program
97% of students receive financial support
$21 million conducted in research annually
10% of alumni serve in executive level positions in industry

Contact Us

CPE 3.168A

Office Hours

Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Contact: Amy Stewart

Graduate Coordinator


"What Does UT PGE Mean to You"

UT PGE interviewed its students and faculty to learn what the department means to them. Take a look at what they said through this short video.