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Can you go straight into petroleum engineering with a bachelors in chemical engineering with no emphasis?

Are petroleum engineering jobs all going to be taken by petroleum engineering grads and other disciplines with high gpa's? Also my degree is from Mizzou, will that hurt me that its not from a top engineering school in the long run?

Asked By: Chris N - 12/22/2007
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I don't know what you would call a "top engineering school" but there are certainly a lot of chemical engineers working for oil companies in the area that a petroleum engineer would normally work... More
Answered By: oil field trash - 12/22/2007
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Yes, start applying early and try to get internships ASAP. Internships are really what help you land that first 'real' job. ABET accreditation of your program is what typically matters and what can get you excluded (or force you to get an MS first).
Answered By: contemplating - 12/22/2007
 
It's funny that you chose to continue your education at Mizzou when you could have gone to UMR which had a petroleum engineering program. This past semester they graduated only two students from the program. So the industry is looking for people to fill the engineering positions and a chemical engineer would be a... More
Answered By: Lola - 12/22/2007
 
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