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Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Geoscience)

Degree Type Bachelor

Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code N/A

CRICOS 054944E

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Geoscience is at the heart of all modern natural resource industries, not only their exploration phase, but also their development and management practices. This program will provide students with a coherent understanding of the areas of science that relate to the Earth's petroleum resources including their nature, origin, distribution, discovery and exploitation. Students will gain the ability to communicate with a diverse array of people and will have an understanding of the geological and technological complexity of the petroleum systems with which they are working.

 

  • Entry Requirements

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    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 Applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent (48 units) university study. You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Applicants who have studied Mathematics 1 and either Physics 1 or Chemistry 1 at the University of Adelaide (or equivalent) must have achieved at least a credit grade average for these courses.
    Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies) and either Physics or Chemistry.

    IB: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) and either Physics or Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3).


    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent university study. Applicants who have studied Mathematics 1 and either Physics 1 or Chemistry 1 at the University of Adelaide (or equivalent) must have achieved at least a credit grade average for these courses. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You are ranked on the basis of your best GPA.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Other Entry Pathways
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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 054944E
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 80
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 27
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 13
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 15
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 9
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75
    ISC & CBSE [India] 75%
    ISBE [India] 85%
    SAT [US] 1270
    Abitur 3.1
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.7
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 8.0
    STPM or Matrikulasi 3.00
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 77
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 380
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
    Prerequisites
    Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies) and either Physics or Chemistry.

    IB: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) and either Physics or Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3).

    International Qualifications Mathematics and either Chemistry or Physics
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,000

    Scholarships

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Employment opportunities exist for graduates in:

    • Consulting companies
    • International petroleum companies
    • State and national geological surveys
    • The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and other research agencies

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Personal / Research Officer (Local MP), Policy Adviser, Project Officer, Research Associates, Science Educators, Scientific Data Analyst, Scientific Officer, Lecturer, Life Scientist, Mineral Exploration, Consultant, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Geology, Environmental Geoscientist, Research Assistant, Researcher, Scientist, Geologists, Geophysicists, Geophysics, Government Officer, Sustainability Manager, ...

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure
    The first year of this program provides a foundation in sciences such as geology and maths, with a choice of additional courses in chemistry, physics and a science elective. Second year develops this foundation by providing more in-depth study in the areas of Petroleum Engineering and Geology. In third year, students will focus on advanced topics including Petroleum Exploration, Reservoir Characterisation and Modelling and Structural Geology and Seismic Methods. Students will benefit from direct exposure to professionals in the Petroleum Geoscience Industry that will enable them to form mentoring relationships. An additional year of study is available for those wishing to obtain an Honours degree.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Level I

    Semester 1 (core courses)

    together with passes in additional Level I courses to the value of 6 units selected in accordance with Academic Program Rules 4.2, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 for the degree of Bachelor of Science, which must include at least one of the following:

    Semester 2 (core courses)

    together with passes in additional Level I courses to the value of 6 units selected in accordance with Academic Program Rules 4.2, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 for the degree of Bachelor of Science, which must include at least one of the following:

    Level II

    Semester 1 (core courses)

    Semester 2 (core courses)

    Level III

    Semester I (core courses)

    Semester 2 (core courses)

    Together with additional Level III courses to the value of 3 units, chosen from:

    Assessment

    Assignments, exams, practical work, field trip reports

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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017

 

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