Petroleum Engineering educational programs produce graduates primarily for die upstream sector of the petroleum industry. This paper will present a summary of both the undergraduate and graduate petroleum engineering programs in the United States.

The undergraduate portion of the paper will address the curriculum, accreditation, enrollments, student recruitment, faculty, jobs, starting salaries, and a historical perspective.

The graduate section will address both master and doctoral level programs including the number and size of programs, curriculum, admission requirements, program administration, jobs, salaries, and a historical perspective.

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