Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering
Power ahead on a new global career path
The petroleum industry has long been one of the world’s largest, powering much of modern life and the global economy. Engineering in the field is highly challenging and rewarding, with outstanding career opportunities worldwide.
Our Graduate Diploma of Petroleum Engineering will build on your existing engineering knowledge and experience in another discipline to help you to enter this exciting industry.
What will you do?
Completed over 12 months full-time, the degree features an engaging blend of face-to-face tuition, practical problem solving and team work.
The program is developed and taught by world-class, industry-trained and research-active academics through our Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources (ASPER)—Australia’s only school of its kind, and the leading centre for integrated petroleum research and education throughout the Asia Pacific region.
The wide-ranging and internationally informed curriculum draws on ASPER’s strong collaborations with industry and other leading universities around the world, delivering you:
- knowledge and understanding of a wide range of petroleum engineering principles
- fundamental skills in evaluating, selecting and using appropriate, environmentally responsible methods and techniques in drilling, reservoir and production engineering
- broad skills in analysing and solving complex petroleum engineering problems using advanced methods
- specialised petroleum engineering technical and creative capabilities
- advanced interpersonal communication and teamwork skills.
Regular interaction with ASPER’s world-recognised staff and guest industry presenters will also ensure you emerge with a sound base of international connections and real-world insight.
Where could it take you?You’ll graduate ready to make your mark in the upstream petroleum industry in Australia and anywhere else in the world. You may also choose to continue your studies with our Master of Petroleum Engineering.
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 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. 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. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3GD114 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or equivalent in a discipline other than petroleum engineering.SATAC Code: 3GD114
CRICOS 0101346 Intake February
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 RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or equivalent in a discipline other than petroleum engineering
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $37,000
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $44,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Mining Engineer, Petrochemical Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Petroleum Exploration, Petroleum Manager
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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020