Master of Petroleum Engineering Science
Prepare to lead in global resources
Our new Master of Petroleum Engineering Science will not only place you at this in-demand discipline’s cutting edge, but equip you to shape its future. This cross-disciplinary degree is suitable for petroleum engineering bachelor or honours graduates wishing to advance their skills, or honours graduates in other engineering fields seeking to change career paths.
What will you do?
Completed over one to two years full-time (depending on your previous qualifications and professional experience), the degree features an engaging blend of face-to-face tuition, in-the-field application and online learning.
It’s 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. It also includes a significant research project. You will graduate with:
- deep knowledge and understanding of contemporary global petroleum engineering developments, including reservoir simulation, uncertainty modelling, enhanced oil recovery, advanced geomechanics and the application of machine learning to petroleum engineering.
- wide-ranging skills in evaluating, selecting and using appropriate, environmentally responsible methods and techniques in drilling, reservoir and production engineering
- advanced skills in investigating, analysing and solving complex petroleum engineering problems using best-practice methods, including data analytics
- highly developed research planning and execution skills, and the ability to apply research principles and methods in the field
- outstanding 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 will emerge ready to play a senior role in the upstream petroleum industry anywhere in the world. You may also choose to take your research further with a PhD.
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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information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July|
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
|Higher Education Study||Conversion Master:
? Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or equivalent in a discipline other than Petroleum Engineering or relevant work experience.
|Intake||February and July|
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||
|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||Conversion Master:
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $46,000|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Petroleum Engineer, Petroleum Exploration, Petroleum Manager, Drilling Engineer, Engineer
My degree includes numerous modern developments of the petroleum discipline and helped broaden my understanding of the industry.
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Last updated: Friday, 22 Oct 2021