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Master of Petroleum Engineering

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 1.5 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM183

CRICOS 083678M

The Master of Petroleum Engineering is designed for graduates of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or equivalent in a discipline other than petroleum engineering. The program is suited to students who wish to gain a petroleum engineering qualification and enter the upstream (exploration and production) part of the petroleum industry. It is also aimed at petro-technical professionals already working in the upstream petroleum industry who wish to advance their technical careers in petroleum engineering by achieving a formal qualification.

Individuals who have a relevant Bachelor degree (Honours) with a strong science and mathematics component (such as geology, geophysics, geosciences, physics and applied mathematics or similar) may gain entry into this program. Individuals with a Bachelor degree and suitable upstream oil and gas experience may have their prior academic and professional experience assessed to be equivalent to an honours level qualification and, in such cases, may also gain entry into this program.

A key feature of the petroleum engineering programs at the University of Adelaide is the modern curriculum, integrating core petroleum engineering with geosciences and management, leading to a skill set that meets the needs of industry and complements the way it operates.

Mid-year entry into this program is open to domestic students only and is subject to availability. This entry point is best suited to applicants wishing to study part-time while continuing to work in the industry. Applicants seeking mid-year entry into this program should be aware that the program will only be available part-time and cannot be completed in 1.5 years when commencing in semester 2.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3CM183
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or equivalent in a discipline other than petroleum engineering. Individuals who have a relevant Bachelor degree (Honours) with a strong science and mathematics component (such as geology, geophysics, geosciences, physics and applied mathematics or similar) may gain entry into this program. Individuals who have a Bachelor degree with suitable upstream oil and gas experience may have their prior academic and professional experience assessed to be equivalent to an honours level qualification and in such cases may also gain entry into this program.

    Mid-year entry into this program is open to domestic students only and is subject to availability. This entry point is best suited to applicants wishing to study part-time whilst continuing to work in the industry. Applicants seeking mid-year entry into this program should be aware that the program will only be available part-time and cannot be completed in 1.5 years when commencing in semester 2.

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM183

    International applicants

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 083678M
    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
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge 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
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or equivalent in a discipline other than petroleum engineering. Individuals who have a relevant Bachelor degree (Honours) with a strong science and mathematics component (such as geology, geophysics, geosciences, physics and applied mathematics or similar) may gain entry into this program. Individuals who have a Bachelor degree with suitable upstream oil and gas experience may have their prior academic and professional experience assessed to be equivalent to an honours level qualification and in such cases may also gain entry into this program.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $34,500

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $40,000

    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

    Career Readiness

    Petroleum engineers are employed in a diverse range of occupations in oil and gas companies, government agencies and companies that service the oil and gas industry. Graduates of this degree could become drilling engineers, reservoir engineers or production engineers. They may also find successful careers as managers, in sales or technical support as oil and gas business analysts or environmentalists. Graduates of this program often find themselves working in a team on multi-million dollar projects, designing or using state-of-the-art technology.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Mining Engineer, Oil and Gas Analyst, Petroleum Engineer, Petroleum Exploration, Petroleum Manager, Drilling Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Seismologist

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    To qualify for the Master of Petroleum Engineering, students must satisfactorily complete 36 units, comprising a minimum of 30 units of core courses and a 6-unit capstone project.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    MASTER OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
    Year 1 PETROENG 7063 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering (3 units) 

    PETROENG 7042 Drilling, Engineering & Well Completion (3 units) 

    PETROENG 7058 Petroleum Geology & Geophysics (3 units) 

    PETROENG 7059 Reservoir Engineering VII (3 units)

    PETROENG 7050 Production and Facilities Engineering (3 units) 

    PETROENG 7035 Reservoir Simulation (3 units) 

    PETROENG 7051 Formation Damage and Productivity Enhancement (3 units) 

    PETROENG 7038 Well Testing & Pressure Transient Analysis (3 units)
    Year 2 PETROENG 7060 Petrophysics (3 units) 0

    PETROENG 7062 Unconventional Resources & Recovery (3 units) 0

    PETROENG 7070 Integrated Field Development Planning & Economics Project or

    PETROENG 7071 Research Project (6 units)

    COURSE AVAILABILITY
    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.

    Please refer to the ECMS website for a study plan to guide
    your enrolment http://www.ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans/

    Assessment

    Assessment includes coursework, assignments, project and examinations.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017