Provides an opportunity for engineering graduates from other discipline areas to diversify their knowledge and skills into petroleum engineering.
This course provides the foundations for a professional engineering career in the oil and gas industry, both in Australia and internationally.
Academic Admission requirements (Band 8)
The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.
All applicants are required to have completed a Bachelor of Engineering, or a Bachelor of Technology or a Bachelor of Science in geoscience, geology, physics/applied physics, chemistry/applied chemistry, or mathematics/applied mathematics, with equivalents considered.
Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:
Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or
Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years of relevant professional experience.
English Language requirements (Band 4)
English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:
IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years of relevant professional experience; or
Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.
Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup
Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup
Year 1 - Semester 1
Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources
Reservoir Thermodynamics and Fluid Properties
Reservoir Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation
Year 1 - Semester 2
Petroleum Production Engineering
Year 2 - Semester 1
Process Engineering Fundamentals
Engineering Innovation and Ethics
Master of Technology Project
Students who are unable to complete the degree may be able to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering with Course Coordinator approval.
Course Learning Outcomes
Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise complex ideas, concepts and theories in authentic situations.
Apply communication and collaboration skills to design innovative contributions to professional practice.
Reflect critically on a complex body of petroleum engineering knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of scholarship.
Use high-level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute a substantial project.
The oil and gas, and related upstream and downstream processing industry, requires graduates with the skills developed in this course. Petroleum engineers work in a wide range of industries associated with oil and gas exploration, drilling and well completion, reservoir evaluation, oil and gas production and field development.
Possible future job titles
Petroleum Engineer, Oil and Gas Engineer, Exploration Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Production Engineer.