The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s B.S. degree program in petroleum engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. All of the Cullen College’s undergraduate programs are ABET accredited.
As the petroleum engineering industry grows more and more lucrative for professionals, educational institutions are having a harder time recruiting experts for academic roles, according to a new article published in the Houston Chronicle on July 4.
The undergraduate Petroleum Engineering Program at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is booming, with roughly 525 students set to enroll this fall – a huge increase from its inaugural class of just 15 in 2009. To better serve these students, the program has been granted its own chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
The University of Houston-Rice University student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) was named Chapter of the Month for April. The international SPE office chose the group for their achievements from 190 chapters worldwide.
The organization’s drive to be more active helped earn them the honor, according to Philip John, vice president of SPE and a graduate student in UH’s petroleum engineering program.
A longtime Shell researcher has been appointed to lead the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering's petroleum engineering program in training the next generation technical workforce.
Thomas K. Holley, a senior staff geophysicist with the global energy and petrochemical company, will begin work at UH April 1. He will succeed Ray Flumerfelt who has served as director of the program since fall 2008.