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 a science major in Geology (Geophysics).
  • 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.

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia.

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Direct access to industry leaders and paid internship opportunities: The Academy by Deloitte
This degree gives you the opportunity to be part of our new The Academy by Deloitte You’ll be part of a supportive student cohort that learns from one another and industry leaders. Formal and informal experiences will allow you to build relationships within the Deloitte network.


  • #1 in Australia and #7 in the world for petroleum engineering^
  • Broaden your expertise with courses in geophysics, ecology and more
  • Showcase your work and network with future employers at Ingenuity

^ARWU, 2021

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 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 further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 334881
2022 CSP ATAR 80
2022 CSP IB 29
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 80
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 29
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February
Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods , Specialist Mathematics and Physics. IB: Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (HL) and Physics (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3) MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods. Unsure if you will meet prerequisites or ATAR? Check out our Engineering Pathway.
Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. 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). Applicants who have not achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors) required for selection may be selected based on the grades in selected year 12 subjects. Applicants do not need to apply to be considered for subject-based entry, as this will automatically be done. For more information, please see: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/study/undergraduate/entry-pathways/recent-secondary-education/ Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2023. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2023 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2022 or 2021), 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 2021). 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 Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 334881

2022 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer <5
Median ATAR to receive an offer <5
Highest ATAR to receive an offer <5
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer <5
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer <5
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer <5
Minimum eligibility score 80
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $8,300

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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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The partnership between the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME), the South Australian Government and the Playford Trust continues to provide outstanding scholarship opportunities for school leavers enrolling in mining or petroleum engineering at the University of Adelaide.

For further details, including how to apply, visit the Playford Trust Scholarship website.

*Please note: Applicants must be either an Australian citizen or a holder of a permanent resident visa and a resident of South Australia, intending to commence their first year of university study in mining or petroleum engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2022.

Careers

Career Readiness

Direct access to industry leaders and paid internship opportunities: The Academy by Deloitte
Students who as part of their studies take part in The Academy by Deloitte experience will have the benefit of undertaking a paid internship with Deloitte. This internship is designed to shape their business readiness through significant real-world client exposure, access to multiple networking opportunities and relevant professional training.


The 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 Placement

As part of the engineering degree, students are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.

Professional Accreditation

Graduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.

Potential careers

Mineral Exploration, Minerals Processing Engineer, Mining Engineer, Biochemist, Natural Resource Manager, Natural Resource Planner, Oil and Gas Analyst, Petrochemical Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Petroleum Exploration, Petroleum Manager, Petrophysicist, Power Generation Engineer, Process Engineer, Product Engineer, Development Engineer, Development Officer, Quality Control Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Remote Sensing and GIS, Reservoir Engineer, Resource Management, ...

Degree Structure

Assessment

Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Sep 2022