Special Programs

Mines Petroleum Engineering

Continuing Education for Professionals

Expand your knowledge and enhance your professional skillset with our continuing education programs at Colorado School of Mines. To supplement our degree programs, we offer various continuing education programs for both students and working professionals. Designed to fit your schedule and interests, these programs offer a variety of avenues to take your skills to the next level.

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For Professionals

Super School

Newly revamped program – now hybrid!


Cooperative effort is increasingly important in the petroleum industry as teams of geologists, geophysicists, engineers and operations personnel work together to solve complex problems.

The Petroleum Engineering Summer SuperSchool is an intensive, immersive, program designed to provide the technical fundamentals needed for effective teamwork across the breadth of activities in the upstream petroleum industry. The program is a hybrid of two weeks of in-person, face-to-face learning coupled together with online modules to be finished individually over an eight-week time frame.

Please visit the SuperSchool website for more information on Summer 2024.

PE Short Courses

Short courses for industry personnel.


We are pleased to offer continuing education short courses to industry personnel. Some of the offered courses include:

  • Petroleum Data Analytics
  • Petroleum Engineering Fundamentals
  • Reservoir Engineering Fundamentals and Practice
  • Please contact Rachel Beal if you are interested in having this course at your facility.

We frequently offer customized short courses on a variety of topics, so if what you’re interested in isn’t on this list, please just reach out and we’ll see if we can’t help you with your needs.

Check with Mines’ department of Continuing and Professional Education Services for details on these and other courses designed specifically for working professionals.

For Students

Chevron Short Course Series

Courses taught by industry professionals


The Chevron Short Course Series provides intensive one- or two-day courses taught by industry professionals in software or skills that will be beneficial to seniors about to enter the workforce.

Previous short course topics have included:

  • Data Analytics
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Short Course
  • Real-time Fracture Diagnostic Tool – FracBeat
  • Cementing Technologies and Applications

To sign up or find out more information for upcoming short course topics for the AY of 2021-2022, please contact Rachel Beal at rachel.beal@mines.edu

PE Distinguished Seminar Series

Seminars from innovators and leaders


Our petroleum engineering distinguished seminar series brings in innovators and leaders from both industry and academia to share ideas, make connections and drive the industry forward.

Learn more about our past and future seminars and guests at our seminar series site. 

Continuing Education

Designed to fit your schedule and interests, these programs offer a variety of avenues to take your skills to the next level.