Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Petroleum) with Bachelor of Science
Why combine Petroleum Engineering with Science?
Petroleum is one of the highest paid engineering fields internationally, with significant demand for qualified graduates. Petroleum engineers provide oil and gas in efficient, safe, and environmentally responsible ways.
This degree enables an additional geology and geophysics focus to compliment the core engineering foundations.
What will you do?
- Learn about the oil and gas industry and petroleum engineering.
- Explore approaches to business management.
- Develop technical knowledge and network with potential employers.
- Pursue science majors in Geology and Geophysics, and Applied Biology.
- Complete an eight-week practical engineering experience.
- Undertake interactive projects and field trips.
This is a 5-year double, not combined degree. You’ll graduate with two separate parchments, a greater scope of career prospects and a competitive edge in the job market.
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SATAC Code 334881 Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 80 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February Enquiries Future Students team
2018 Admissions Data for school leavers
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 81.5 Median ATAR to receive an offer 81.5 Highest ATAR to receive an offer 81.5 Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 91.4 Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 91.4 Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 91.4 Minimum eligibility score 80 Additional criteria considered Selection rank only Recent Secondary Education You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors ). Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Physics plus one of Specialist Mathematics or Chemistry. IB: either Mathematics (HL grade 3) and Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3); or, Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) & Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) Assumed Knowledge SACE Stage 2 Chemistry Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). 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 compete on the basis of your best GPA. Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Work and life experience You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2019. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2019 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2018 or 2017), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2017). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Other Entry PathwaysSATAC Code: 334881
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2018 Number of students Percentage of all students (A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
N/A N/A (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A (C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
1 50.0% (D) Recent secondary education:
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
- Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
- Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
N/A N/A International students N/A N/A All students 2 100.0%
CRICOS 097243A Intake February. *July entry is ONLY available to internal transfer students, HCMUT and Chengdu University of Technology articulation agreement students.
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 C1 Advanced 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
Academic Entry Requirements
Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 80 International Baccalaureate (IB) 29 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 19 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 15 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 9 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75 British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 5.2 Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 82 ISC & CBSE [India] 75% ISBE [India] 85% SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 1270 AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 9 Abitur 3.1 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.7 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 8.0 STPM or Matrikulasi 3.00 Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 77 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 77 Eynesbury Foundation Program 380 ANU Foundation Studies 69 Monash Foundation Year 72.5 Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 75 UNSW Foundation Year 7.5 University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.9 Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 62 University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.6 Non-Go8 Foundation Score 77 SMA3 (in conjunction with National Final Examination Certificate) 80 Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines 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 Pathway Programs
Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Physics plus one of Specialist Mathematics or Chemistry. IB: either Mathematics (HL grade 3) and Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3); or, Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) & Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) International Qualifications Mathematics and Physics. Chemistry is desirable.
* From 2021 pre-requisites will be Mathematics and Physics
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $9,325
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees International student place: $42,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessThe Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum) is delivered by experts with strong regional, national, and international industry links. This enables graduates to develop networks with potential employers throughout their degree, providing a valuable professional head start when embarking on highly-paid, exciting careers all over the world. From working in the field to the office, graduates can expect careers with oil, gas and energy companies, and government agencies in a diverse range of occupations. This includes roles such as: geoscientists; reservoir drilling and production engineers; managers; commercial analysts; and in business development roles. Graduates may also find employment in other industries requiring strong analytical, business, and communication skills.
For information about career opportunities in science, see Bachelor of Science.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Industry PlacementAs part of the engineering degree, students are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.
Professional AccreditationGraduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.
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Last updated: Thursday, 8 Aug 2019