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.

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, 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.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3GD114
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February
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Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or equivalent in a discipline other than petroleum engineering.
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3GD114

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $39,000

Scholarships

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

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Careers

Potential careers

Mining Engineer, Petrochemical Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Petroleum Exploration, Petroleum Manager

Degree Structure

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Last updated: Saturday, 25 Sep 2021