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Petroleum Engineering, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months


Upon obtaining your master degree, you will be prepared to work as part of the upstream oil and gas industry. Units such as formation evaluation, field development planning and petroleum economics will prepare you to get involved in technical and managerial areas in particular.

Why study the Petroleum Engineering course from Curtin University

  • The petroleum engineering field offers one of the highest salary rates. Graduates entering the industry typically earn salaries of $90 - $100k per annum after completing a three month probation period. It is expected that salaries will increase in proportion to rising fuel costs.
  • You’ll be immediately employable in the industry upon graduation. In fact, most of our students find employment before graduation.
  • Our graduates often find employment with international companies. Petroleum engineers are amongst the best travelled professionals in the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Geology and Geophysics 
  • Phase Behaviour and Flow Assurance 
  • Formation Evaluation 
  • Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering 
  • Drilling Engineering Fundamentals 
  • Production Technology 
  • Advanced Reservoir Engineering 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    300 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

CRICOS code: 034333J

    • An honours degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering or science discipline.
    • English language proficiency.

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      Tuition Fee

      • International

        37000 AUD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 37000 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
      • National

        26700 AUD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 26700 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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