What Our Students Say
"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