Petroleum Engineering, Master | University of Adelaide | Adelaide, Australia
18 months
46000 AUD/year
39000 AUD/year
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The Petroleum Engineering program from the University of Adelaide is designed for graduates of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or equivalent science and mathematics degrees. It’s also open to petro-technical professionals seeking to advance their technical careers with formal qualifications.


Our petroleum engineering degrees are developed and taught by industry-trained academics through the Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources. This is Australia and Southeast Asia's academic centre for petroleum research and education, and the only school of its kind in Australia.

What will you do?

  • Learn all about well testing and drilling engineering.
  • Explore unconventional resources and recovery.
  • Access our Tempest reservoir simulator.
  • Gain field experience at an Australian sedimentary basin.
  • Take integrated courses in business, economics and project management.
  • Complete a 6-unit research project thesis.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate ready to enter the upstream sector of the petroleum industry. You could drill exploratory wells for oil, gas and energy companies. You might search for underground or underwater oil fields with a government agency. Perhaps you’ll move into a supervising or managerial role.

Note: 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 their program will only be available part-time and therefore cannot be completed in 1.5 years.

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 Petroleum Engineering program from the University of Adelaide often find themselves working in a team on multi-million dollar projects, designing or using state-of-the-art technology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reservoir Simulation  
  • Well Testing & Pressure Transient Analysis 
  • Drilling Engineering & Well Completion 
  • Formation Damage and Productivity Enhancement 
  • Petroleum Geology & Geophysics 
  • Reservoir Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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36 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

CRICOS: 083678M 

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46000 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    39000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39000 AUD per year during 18 months.

Australian Full-fee place: $39,000

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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