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Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience)

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM094

CRICOS 047997F

The Australian School of Petroleum is Australia’s distinguished centre of excellence for petroleum geoscience and engineering research, education and training. The school has strong links with industry in relation to both research and teaching. The Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience) is comprised of a comprehensive coursework program and research training.

The program increases student knowledge in the essential areas of petroleum geoscience and trains students to use industry-standard techniques and software. Students receive a thorough grounding in the principles of exploration and development geoscience, while being exposed to the practical aspects of the oil and gas industry through internationally experienced staff.

  • Entry Requirements

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    SATAC Code 3CM094
    Mid-year entry? No
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only.
    A completed undergraduate Honours degree in Science (AQF Level 8, or equivalent), majoring in a relevant field (such as geology, geophysics, earth sciences or similar) with an Honours level IIA grade or credit average grade, or higher. Students with a non-Honours undergraduate degree in Science (AQF Level 7, or equivalent) may be considered if they have undertaken at least one year of professional experience in a relevant field, providing appropriate work based learning outcomes that combined with their undergraduate degree is assessed to be equivalent to an Honours (AQF level 8) qualification.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM094

    International applicants

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    IELTS Overall 6 [more info]
    Mid-year entry? No
    CRICOS 047997F
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only
    Prerequisites
    A completed undergraduate Honours degree in Science (AQF Level 8, or equivalent), majoring in a relevant field (such as geology, geophysics, earth sciences or similar) with an Honours level IIA grade or credit average grade, or higher. Students with a non-Honours undergraduate degree in Science (AQF Level 7, or equivalent) may be considered if they have undertaken at least one year of professional experience in a relevant field, providing appropriate work based learning outcomes that combined with their undergraduate degree is assessed to be equivalent to an Honours (AQF level 8) qualification.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $33,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates of this program can seek employment as geoscientists in the international petroleum industry or may find careers as geologists, geophysicists, oil and gas analysts or in petroleum exploration.

    Careers may be pursued within multinational and local exploration and production companies, service providers, consulting companies, government departments and universities.

    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

    Mineral Exploration, Natural Resource Manager, Researcher, Geotechnical Engineer, Teacher, Geologists, Geophysicists, Geophysics, Oil and Gas Analyst, Petroleum Exploration

  • 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

    This 24-unit program comprises 18 units of coursework and a 6-unit research project, culminating in the submission of a thesis.

    The program provides significant research skills development embedded in the coursework content. This includes field research and report production as well as research exercises within the coursework modules. This research skills development is aimed at enabling students to develop their skills as they work towards their 6-unit research project thesis.

    Within the coursework program, students undertake a field trip to an Australian sedimentary basin in order to evaluate the basin fill and petroleum systems.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    MASTER OF SCIENCE (PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE)
    Year 1 PETROGEO 7010 Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience I (3 units)

    PETROGEO 7011 Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience II (3 units)

    PETROGEO 7012 Petroleum Resource Evaluation (3 units)

    PETROGEO 7013 Petroleum Systems and Basin Evaluation (3 units)

    PETROGEO 7020 Advanced Petroleum Geoscience I (3 units)

    PETROGEO 7021 Advanced Petroleum Geoscience II (3 units)

    PETROGEO 7022 Petroleum Geoscience: MSc Research Project (6 units)
    COURSE AVAILABILITY
    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.

    Assessment

    Assessment includes coursework, fieldwork, research project and examinations.

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Last updated: Monday, 7 Nov 2016

 

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