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Are you ready to step forward and begin a journey that will lead you to responsibility, career growth, and possible work locations around the world? This is how we do energy at Texas.

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    Energy Majors

    Finance majors can specialize their finance studies on the Energy Finance, Law, and Science track.
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    Energy Management Minor

    The Energy Management Program consists of 18 credit hours and incorporates coursework in business, geoscience, law, and petroleum engineering.

Energy, Finance, Law, and Science Courses

You must also fulfill the general requirements for a finance major. This finance major track is AAPL certified.

Geology

GEO 303 - BASIC GEOLOGY
Offered most semesters
Mineral and rock composition of the earth; measurement of geologic time; origin and evolution of life; earth's interior; plate tectonics; depositional environments and processes; ancient climates; humans, earth resources, and the environment.

 

GEO 401 - PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
Offered most semesters only for Geology majors.
Nature, properties, and distribution of crustal materials; surficial processes; internal processes; origin of continents, oceans, and ocean basins; mineral and fuel resources.

Summer Courses

LEB 370 - OIL & GAS LAW
Only offered in the summer
A study of the law of oil and gas with emphasis on the interests that may be created in oil and gas, the rights of the landowner, provisions in the oil and gas lease, the rights of assignees, and legislation dealing with production and conservation.
Syllabus

 

GEO 316P - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
Only offered in the summer
Examines the controls on patterns of permeability, porosity, and capillary pressure in sedimentary deposits. Includes mechanisms controlling the primary production and distribution of permeability and porosity in sedimentary deposits; diagenetic alteration to original permeabilities and porosities associated with deposit burial and heating; and generation and flow of hydrocarbons through sedimentary rocks.
Syllabus

 

BGS 370 - OIL & GAS EXPLORATION
Only offered in the summer
This course describes the use of the surface by the operators from an ingress and egress point of view; responsible parties; drilling locations; pits; water use and disposal; drilling mud use and disposal; drilling, completion and production operations; hydraulic stimulation; pipeline right of ways; soil use; site emissions and spills; and site abandonment.
Syllabus

Finance Courses

FIN 374C - VALUATION

FIN 377 - ENERGY FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

LEARNING FROM PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELD

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    Summer NAPE & Company Visits

    Students take a two-day trek to Houston to attend the Summer NAPE Expo and network at energy company headquarters, such as Opportune, BP, Alvarez & Marsal, and Schlumberger.
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    Winter NAPE

    Energy Management Program Students have the opportunity to attend Winter NAPE in Houston. NAPE Expo is the oil and gas industry's marketplace for the buying, selling, and trading prospective and producing properties.
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    Dallas Energy Finance Trek

    Approximately 20 EMP, MS Finance, and MBA students visit Prudential Capital in Dallas, Texas, for a one-day visit. Other Dallas energy companies attend and discuss current energy industry policies, trends, observations, and opportunities.
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    Well Site Tour

    Hunt Oil Company hosted students for a tour of its Eagle Ford operations in South Texas. The time included a field visit with a field foreman and district engineer demonstrating the equipment necessary for producing oil and gas.
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    Power Plant Tour

    Students in the summer program take an annual field trip to the Fayette Power Project near La Grange in Fayette County, Texas. They talk one-on-one with engineers and plant operators to see turbines, fuel, and burning units first-hand.

Minor Courses

All courses must be taken for a letter grade and must be passed with a C- or above to satisfy certification requirements. Students pursuing the minor must complete all coursework in conjunction with or at the time of graduation. Students pursuing the certificate are allowed one full year after graduation to complete certificate coursework and to have it added to their UT transcript (certification appears only on your transcript, not your diploma).

Prerequisite Course

This can be taken any time prior to EMP admission (3 Credits).

 

GEO 303 - BASIC GEOLOGY
Offered most semesters
Mineral and rock composition of the earth; measurement of geologic time; origin and evolution of life; earth's interior; plate tectonics; depositional environments and processes; ancient climates; humans, earth resources, and the environment.

 

GEO 401 - PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
Offered most semesters only for Geology majors.
Nature, properties, and distribution of crustal materials; surficial processes; internal processes; origin of continents, oceans, and ocean basins; mineral and fuel resources.

 

GEO 420H - HONORS INTRODUCTORY GEOLOGY
Normally offered in the fall semester only
An accelerated introductory course on the composition, structure, and history of the earth. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester, and several all-day field trips.

Summer Cohort

Only offered in summer; preferred during summer after sophomore year (12 Credits).

 

BGS 370- OIL & GAS EXPLORATION
Only offered in the summer
This course describes the use of the surface by the operators from an ingress and egress point of view; responsible parties; drilling locations; pits; water use and disposal; drilling mud use and disposal; drilling, completion and production operations; hydraulic stimulation; pipeline right of ways; soil use; site emissions and spills; and site abandonment.
Syllabus

 

GEO 316P - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
Only offered in the summer
Examines the controls on patterns of permeability, porosity, and capillary pressure in sedimentary deposits. Includes mechanisms controlling the primary production and distribution of permeability and porosity in sedimentary deposits; diagenetic alteration to original permeabilities and porosities associated with deposit burial and heating; and generation and flow of hydrocarbons through sedimentary rocks.
Syllabus

 

LEB 363/370 - REAL ESTATE LAW
Only offered in the summer
This course examines the legal issues involved in the acquisition, development, management and disposition of real estate. Topics include: offers, purchase and sale agreements, organization of the ownership entity, financing, mortgages, construction, taxation, and leasing.
Syllabus

 

LEB 370 - OIL & GAS LAW
Only offered in the summer
A study of the law of oil and gas with emphasis on the interests that may be created in oil and gas, the rights of the landowner, provisions in the oil and gas lease, the rights of assignees, and legislation dealing with production and conservation.
Syllabus

Fall Capstone

Only offered in fall; preferred during junior year (3 Credits).

 

BGS 370.1 - ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY
Only offered in the fall with this topic 
This class presents students with the background information to understand the broad context of energy production and consumption in the United States and world overall. The class will begin with background material discussing past energy trends and fundamentals of energy and power including the different physical forms in which energy is stored and transformed.

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Hosting energy students from UT Austin lends real-world experience to the energy industry's brightest and most promising future stars. You will network with soon-to-be graduates well-prepared to contribute to the energy industry.