New Master of Engineering degree in Energy Transition  - The University of Tulsa
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New Master of Engineering degree in Energy Transition 

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Mohan Kelkar, chair of petroleum engineering

The University of Tulsa announces a new Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree in Energy Transition. The McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering in TU’s College of Engineering & Computer Science is internationally recognized as one of the top petroleum engineering schools in the country for its groundbreaking contributions to the energy industry. This new degree program will further propel TU in its long history as a pioneer in the energy sector.

TU is determined to help reduce carbon dioxide emission. However, the industry faces drawbacks such as lack of infrastructure, disconnect between where the energy is located and needed, and storage challenges. TU is committed to advancing clean and reliable energy solutions that benefit people around the world. “This advanced degree offers energy professionals the opportunity to learn about how their skill sets can be applied in various energy transition fields,” said Mohan Kelkar, chair of petroleum engineering.

“With concerns about climate change becoming more intense, transition to different energy sources becomes more vital. It is imperative for future generations to prepare for this expansion,” said Andreas A. Polycarpou, dean of TU’s College of Engineering & Computer Science. “Energy transition means diversification of energy sources from fossil fuels. The principles learned in this degree can successfully be applied in energy transition.”

TU’s distinguished faculty includes accomplished scholars, dedicated educators, and experts in their respective fields such as Kelkar and the most recent announcement of National Academy of Engineering member Jim Brill joining the faculty. With a commitment to fostering academic excellence, the program will invest in infrastructure, workforce development, and education to ensure that Oklahoma, and the United States, remain at the forefront of the global energy transition.