Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Geology and Geophysics

Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC037
CRICOS 016441K

Add geoscience to your resume

Petroleum geology and geophysics is about understanding our earth and the processes that shape it. Geoscientists are explorers, problem solvers and innovators. They recover resources and meet energy demands in economical, safe and sustainable ways.

The Australian School of Petroleum is a world-class centre for petroleum education, training and research. We have strong links to industry with fully integrated teaching and research programs.

What will you do?

Our graduate certificate builds core skills and knowledge for careers in geoscience. You will:

  • access industry-standard techniques, software and datasets
  • learn from internationally experienced staff
  • study exploration and development geoscience in depth
  • build hands-on skills and practical knowledge.

Where could it take you?

You might pursue careers in mineral or petroleum exploration with multinational and local companies. You could be a geologist, a geophysicist or an oil and gas analyst. Perhaps you’ll work in consulting or as a natural resource manager in a government agency.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    SATAC Code 3GC037
    Intake February
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree in Geology or Geophysics or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC037

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 016441K
    Intake February
    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
    Pearson 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
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent. Relevant bachelor degree must be in Earth Science, Mining Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Physics or a related field.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $17,250 for 12 units

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Tuition fees International student place: $21,000 for 12 units

    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

    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

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

  • Degree Structure

    This is a 12-unit program. The following courses will be completed: Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience I and II, Petroleum Resource Evaluation, and Petroleum Systems and Basin Evaluation.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    Assessment

    Assessment includes coursework, fieldwork and examinations.

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  • Further Information

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    Phone: +61 8 8313 5208 (toll free 1800 061 459)

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Last updated: Thursday, 27 Jun 2019