Develop a broad understanding of oil and gas engineering design as they relate to energy demands, economic stability, national security, and further exploration in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering program. You will apply key science and engineering principles to address the challenges faced by the petroleum and natural gas industry today.
Graduates of this program find rewarding careers across the globe as engineers for governmental and regulatory bodies, oil and gas producing companies, and other independent and service companies in the energy sector.
Where Our Graduates Find Jobs
Oil and gas production companies
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering B.S. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Learn more about our college's ABET accredited programs.
The Integrated B.S./M.S. Degree Program enables academically superior and research-focused undergraduate students to also obtain an M.S. degree in Energy and Mineral Engineering in five years of study.
"The professors of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering program at Penn State strive to make the course content relevant to students' future careers. Not only do we learn advanced problem-solving skills that can be applied to a variety of different industries and careers, but we also gain exposure to specific software and processes that are used in the oil and gas industry. I've had the opportunity to use a drilling simulator, mix drilling mud, model torque and drag, and run economic analyses on real-life reservoirs. I feel well prepared to begin my career thanks to my PNGE education from Penn State." --Carly Haffner, 2017 graduate, petroleum and natural gas engineering
"The Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering major at PEnn State is unlike any other in the country. Partnered with many different exploration and production companies, our world class professors do everything in their power to make sure our students are as knowledgeable and ready for the industry as possible. For the students who are looking for more than just the classroom experience, we also have one of the largest Society of Petroleum Engineers student chapters in the country, whose mission is to connect our students with industry professionals and make them much more appealing to possible future employers. Our major combines rigorous coursework with a group learning dynamic to ensure that every graduating senior can work as a high-class petroleum engineer." --Vivek Thomas, 2017 graduate, petroleum and natural gas engineering