Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Feature Stories

A little less than 30 years after Spindletop started gushing to ignite the Texas oil boom, a small, but significant petroleum engineering department was formed at UT Austin.

The Hildebrand Department is the No. 1 undergraduate program in petroleum engineering, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

As a UT PGE student, Hannah Knaup (BSPE ’18) signed up for the longest annual charity bike ride in the world – the Texas 4000.

Hildebrand Department faculty signed a $5 million deal over 10 years with India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”