Master of Petroleum Engineering

University of Adelaide

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Masters Degree
1.5 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

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.

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...

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