General Information

Mail: University of Houston
Cullen College of Engineering
E421 Engineering Bldg 2, 4722 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77204-4007
Map & Driving Directions (includes parking information)
Email: info [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] edu

CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

News

Subsea Program Profiled in Offshore Publication

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF version

By: 

Toby Weber
Subsea Engineering Program Founding Director Matt Franchek (center left) with members of the Subsea Engineering Society, a group founded by UH students.
Subsea Engineering Program Founding Director Matt Franchek (center left) with members of the Subsea Engineering Society, a group founded by UH students.

OE magazine, a publication dedicated to the global offshore industry, has published an article profiling the subsea engineering program at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

The article notes that the program began offering an M.S. in subsea engineering just this year and already has 70 students. That figure, said program director and professor of mechanical engineering Matt Franchek, is expected to triple by January 2015 thanks in part to online learning options. The most popular course in the program is flow assurance. That class is taught by Phaneendra Kondapi, an engineering manager at FMC Technologies and KBR Adjunct Professor, as well as the winner of the 2013 Teaching Excellence Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers International. His course has more than 40 students, making it the largest graduate class at the University of Houston.

“Students enrolled in Dr. Kondapi’s flow assurance course are getting job offers just on taking that class.” Franchek said in the piece. “I don’t have anyone in subsea coming up to me and saying they can’t find a job.”

Click here to read the full article.

Faculty: 

Department: 

Related News Stories

Scholarship Recipients Thank Donor Who Changed Their Lives at Brookshire Luncheon

Last year the lives of 85 UH Engineering undergraduate students changed drastically when they received scholarships donated by the incredibly generous alumnus Dr. William A. Brookshire. On Feb. 9, these students had the opportunity to meet and thank the man who made such a lasting impact in their lives at the Brookshire Scholarship Luncheon held at the UH Hilton.

Spring Engineering Career Fair a Success

Making connections at Engineering Career Fair

Aside from attaining knowledge itself, most students attend college to find a path forward in their lives, searching for a career that suits them. At the Engineering Career Fair, that job is made easier as company representatives from the Houston area drop in to offer opportunities, mentor students and share stories of how they went from being a college student to a company employee.

Subsea Engineering’s “Passport to UH” is a Passport to Fun for Young Students

Sparking young minds at Passport to UH events

Engineering may not be elementary, but elementary-aged students can still enjoy engineering. And they did, en masse, during two Passport to UH events hosted by the Cullen College’s subsea engineering program.

On Jan. 20, baby engineers from Lamar ISD 5th grade classes gathered at UH during Subsea STEM Day, which encourages young students to become involved in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.