Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience)
The Australian School of Petroleum is Australia’s distinguished centre of excellence for petroleum geoscience and engineering research, education and training. The school has strong links with industry in relation to both research and teaching. The Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience) is comprised of a comprehensive coursework program and research training.
The program increases student knowledge in the essential areas of petroleum geoscience and trains students to use industry-standard techniques and software. Students receive a thorough grounding in the principles of exploration and development geoscience, while being exposed to the practical aspects of the oil and gas industry through internationally experienced staff.
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SATAC Code 3CM094 Intake February Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Graduate Entry A completed undergraduate Honours degree in Science (AQF Level 8, or equivalent), majoring in a relevant field (such as geology, geophysics, earth sciences or similar) with an Honours level IIA grade or credit average grade, or higher. Students with a non-Honours undergraduate degree in Science (AQF Level 7, or equivalent) may be considered if they have undertaken at least one year of professional experience in a relevant field, providing appropriate work based learning outcomes that combined with their undergraduate degree is assessed to be equivalent to an Honours (AQF level 8) qualification.SATAC Code: 3CM094
CRICOS 047997F Intake February
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 A completed undergraduate Honours degree in Science (AQF Level 8, or equivalent), majoring in a relevant field (such as geology, geophysics, earth sciences or similar) with an Honours level IIA grade or credit average grade, or higher. Students with a non-Honours undergraduate degree in Science (AQF Level 7, or equivalent) may be considered if they have undertaken at least one year of professional experience in a relevant field, providing appropriate work based learning outcomes that combined with their undergraduate degree is assessed to be equivalent to an Honours (AQF level 8) qualification.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $34,500
Annual tuition fees International student place: $42,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduates of this program can seek employment as geoscientists in the international petroleum industry or may find careers as geologists, geophysicists, oil and gas analysts or in petroleum exploration.
Careers may be pursued within multinational and local exploration and production companies, service providers, consulting companies, government departments and universities.
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Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Mineral Exploration, Natural Resource Manager, Geotechnical Engineer, Geologists, Geophysicists, Geophysics, Oil and Gas Analyst, Petroleum Exploration
This 24-unit program comprises 18 units of coursework and a 6-unit research project, culminating in the submission of a thesis.
The program provides significant research skills development embedded in the coursework content. This includes field research and report production as well as research exercises within the coursework modules. This research skills development is aimed at enabling students to develop their skills as they work towards their 6-unit research project thesis.
Within the coursework program, students undertake a field trip to an Australian sedimentary basin in order to evaluate the basin fill and petroleum systems.
Academic Program Rules
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Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
Assessment includes coursework, fieldwork, research project and examinations.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018