UT PGE Undergraduate Program Tops U.S. News List

September 11, 2022

The Hildebrand Department’s undergraduate petroleum engineering program maintained its No. 1 position in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings released Sept. 12. UT PGE also hosts the longstanding No. 1 graduate program in petroleum engineering. This paired recognition affirms the UT PGE’s position as the leading petroleum engineering department in the nation.

UT PGE students on the Dean Keeton bridge.

UT PGE undergraduates learn fundamentals of engineering practice from world-class faculty, preparing them to be leaders in the energy industry with a focus on keeping energy reliable, affordable and sustainable. Students engage in high-caliber research that includes key oil and gas topics such as unconventional resources and enhanced oil recovery, as well as emerging topics in geothermal energy, data analytics, and carbon capture and storage. In addition, undergraduates participate in hands-on energy case study competitions, AI hackathons, and professional conferences and paper competitions. Students connect with industry leaders and innovators through the Hildebrand Department's Professors of Practice, Alumni in Residence and Workforce Initiative programs.

The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering ranks No. 9 among the nation’s engineering schools, with its aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, environmental and mechanical engineering undergraduate programs all ranking in the top 10.

U.S News & World Report undergraduate engineering program rankings are based solely on the results of peer assessment surveys.

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