Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Engineering

Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC102
CRICOS 0101347

Fuel new global career opportunities

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 Certificate of Petroleum Engineering will build on your existing engineering knowledge and experience in another discipline to help you enter this exciting industry.
 

What will you do?

Completed over 6 months full-time, the degree features an engaging blend of face-to-face tuition and practical problem solving.

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:

  • basic knowledge of petroleum engineering principles
  • fundamental skills in evaluating, selecting and using appropriate, environmentally responsible methods and techniques in drilling, reservoir and production engineering
  • skills in solving petroleum engineering problems
  • specialised petroleum engineering technical and creative capabilities
  • effective interpersonal communication skills.

Interaction with ASPER’s world-recognised staff and guest industry presenters will also help you develop valuable connections and real-world insight.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate ready to enter the upstream petroleum industry in Australia or anywhere else in the world. You may also choose to continue your studies with our Graduate Diploma of Petroleum Engineering. 

  • 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 3GC102
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    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: 3GC102

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 0101347
    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 of Engineering (Honours) or equivalent in a discipline other than petroleum engineering.
    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: $18,500 for 12 units

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Tuition fees International student place: $22,250 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

    Potential careers

    Petroleum Engineer, Petroleum Exploration, Petroleum Manager, Engineer

  • Degree Structure

  • Further Information

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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020