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World’s Best Universities For Oil, Gas, And Petroleum Engineering In 2017

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The results are in, McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Tulsa tops the list of the world’s best universities for Oil, Gas, and Petroleum engineering, according to the results of the 2017 CEOWORLD magazine university rankings. University of Aberdeen is number two.

The United States continues to dominate the list, with 15 universities in the top 35; the United Kingdom is the second best performing country, with six universities.

China, meanwhile, has 4 ranked universities; India and Norway have two; Austria, Denmark, France, Italy, Greece, and the Netherlands each have one.

These are the world’s best universities for Oil, Gas, and Petroleum engineering in 2017

1McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering at the University of TulsaUS98.7
2University of AberdeenUK98.5
3Department Petroleum Engineering at Montanuniversität LeobenAustria98.3
4John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at the Pennsylvania State UniversityUS97.9
5IFP (Institut Français du Pétrole)France97.6
6Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin US97.2
7Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands97.1
8Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of MinesUS95.8
9Polytechnic University of Turin (Politecnico di Torino)Italy95.7
10Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at the Texas A&M UniversityUS95.5
11Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of OklahomaUS95.4
12Robert Gordon University (RGU)UK95.2
13Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Louisiana at LafayetteUS95.1
14Department of Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologyUS93.7
15Swanson School of Engineeringat the University of PittsburghUS93.6
16Technical University of Denmark (DTU)Denmark93.5
17Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering, Missouri University of Science and TechnologyUS93.4
18Xi'an Shiyou University Petroleum EngineeringChina93.1
19Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia UniversityUS92.9
20Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)Norway92.8
21Department of Energy Resources Engineering at the Stanford UniversityUS92.6
22China University of PetroleumChina92.1
23Imperial CollegeUK91.8
24Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas Tech UniversityUS91.7
25Heriot Watt Institute of Petroleum EngineeringUK91.3
26Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU)US90.7
27East China University of Science and TechnologyChina88.6
28University of Petroleum & Energy Studies DehradunIndia88.5
29Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern CaliforniaUS88.1
30The University of StavangerNorway86.8
31Technical University of CreteGreece85.7
32Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (or PDPU), GujaratIndia82.9
33Teesside University UK82.7
34School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of LeedsUK82.4
35Liaoning Shihua University (LSHU)China82.1


World’s best universities for Oil, Gas, and Petroleum engineering in 2017 by the CEOWORLD magazine is based on six major indicators of quality, overall Score (100%) is the sum of:

1) Academic reputation
2) Admission eligibility
3) Job placement rate
4) Recruiter feedback
5) Specialization
6) Global reputation and influence

Data for these indicators was collected from publicly available sources, university’s website, our research, and survey. It measures the quality of education, job placements of students, and the recruiters feedback, without relying on university data submissions. Students, industry professionals, and recruiters were asked to rate universities on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.”

However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while the universities above are the “CEOWORLD magazine’s world’s best universities for Oil, Gas, and Petroleum engineering in 2017,” there may be many other universities that offer excellent programs.

* This rankings should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing a university, and are simply one element to consider.

* The top-ranked university receives 100 points.

* The rankings are the result of a rigorous analytical exercise, incorporating multiple data sources, without relying on university data submissions.

* Detailed survey data and information collected directly from 85,000 individuals, across 6 data points.

* Surveys completed by 45,000 students, 22,000 industry professionals, and 18,000 recruiters around the world.

* Magazine surveyed 85,000 people in 52 countries.

*The overall score are numerical scores given to the universities based on students, industry professionals, and recruiter feedback — measuring the quality of the university. Overall scores are out of 100.

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The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 96.000 respondents is plus or minus 1.4 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse and measurement error——that could affect the results.

Kind words:

“Our success is due to the commitment of our faculty and staff to providing a quality education resulting in very effective engineers in the industry. This ranking proves our efforts are preparing students for a successful career in industry.” – Dr. Tom Engler, professor of The Petroleum Engineering Department at New Mexico Tech.

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Aimee Lee Webber
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