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Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum) and Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)

Degree Type Combined Degree

Duration 5 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code N/A

CRICOS 047988G

No new admissions into this program for 2017.

This five-year degree combines the disciplines of petroleum engineering and mechanical engineering to equip graduates with broad expertise that can be applied to a range of complex challenges.

Petroleum engineering is the practical application of physics, mathematics, chemistry and geology, combined with economic principles, to the recovery of petroleum. Mechanical engineering is concerned with the management of people and resources, and applies advances in technology and scientific principles to the design, development and manufacture of products, processes, machines and mechanical engineering systems.

With a specialist skill set across two complementary engineering fields, graduates can enjoy greater scope of career prospects and a competitive edge in the job market.

For further information about the petroleum engineering component of the degree, see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum). For further information about the mechanical engineering component of the degree, see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical).
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Scholarships

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    With specialist skills across two broad engineering disciplines, graduates have the opportunity to seek national and global careers across a wide range of industries and organisations.

    Petroleum engineers are employed in a diverse range of occupations in oil and gas companies, government agencies and organisations that service the oil and gas industry. For more information about petroleum engineering career opportunities, see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum).

    With broad expertise, mechanical engineers are employed across a range of industries including oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, health, defence, water and waste management, electricity generation and supply, consulting, automotive, aerospace and food processing. For more information about mechanical engineering career opportunities, see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical).

    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

    Industry Placement

    Students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.

    Professional Accreditation

    Graduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.

    Potential careers

    Aircraft Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Mining Engineer, Noise Control Engineer, Oil and Gas Analyst, Petroleum Exploration, Drilling Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Seismologist, Vibrations Engineer

  • 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
    In the early years of the program, students build a strong foundation of mathematics, science, computer applications and engineering principles that are put into practise in the later years of the program via major design and research projects. There is also a focus on management and business-related aspects.

    Students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    To download a copy of your study plan to guide your 2014 enrolment, please use the following link:
    http://ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans


    Core Courses

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    #Students who have not passed SACE Stage 2 Specialist Maths are required to enrol in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM as a prerequisite to enrolling in MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA. The satisfactory completion of MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM is in addition to the normal requirements of this program. Students may manage their enrolment by enrolling in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM in semester 1, followed by MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA in semester 2 and MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB in summer school.

    Electives

    Courses to the value of 15 units including Mechanical Engineering electives to the value of 6 units and Petroleum Engineering electives to the value of 9 units from the following

    Mechanical Engineering Electives

    Petroleum Engineering Electives

    Unless exempted by the Faculty, all international students are required to take ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL. The Faculty will advise which course is replaced by ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL.

    The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.

    Assessment

    Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and examinations.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015

 

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