Can i get a Petroleum Engineering Degree at University of Alaska Fairbanks?

I like the school, can handle the cold, and i like all the Sports like hockey and shooting. But i want to Major in Petroleum Engineering. Can i get a good degree in Petroleum Engineering?

3 Responses to “Can i get a Petroleum Engineering Degree at University of Alaska Fairbanks?”

  1. John Says:

    University of Alaska’s PE program is certainly not listed in the top 10 PE programs within the USA but I would not shun it just for that. It should have some advantages not offered elsewhere. Artic influence on oil and gas production is not likely covered at any other US PE program.

    I took a look at their PE 4-year program and it looks to be traditional compared to other PE programs. The 3 things that make a good PE program are faculty, facilities, and funding. What I’m not sure of is the quality of the PE faculty at the University of Alaska as compared to Texas, Texas A&M, etc. You should check into their professors such as years of experience, number with English as second language, number of technical papers published, level of involvement with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) such as chairing conferences & workshops, past SPE leadership positions, etc.

    Here is a link to the faculty members at UA Fairbanks:

    I can tell you that I have never heard of a one of their professors. But again that should not keep you from considering them

  2. gatorbait Says:

    Call them and ask them.

  3. karl hungus Says:

    They have a program there, and since they’re modestly close to Prudhoe Bay I’d guess that a lot of their engineers go on to work the fields there. I’m sure the industry in the area has a positive influence on the program so I’d say go for it! They’re the only program in Alaska, and it looks like a fairly comprehensive program.