18 months
37350 AUD/year
24500 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Master of Petroleum Engineering offered at Edith Cowan University provides an opportunity for engineering graduates from other discipline areas to diversify their knowledge and skills into Petroleum Engineering.  


This Master of Petroleum Engineering offered at Edith Cowan University course provides the foundations for a professional engineering career in the oil and gas industry, both in Australia and internationally. 

Petroleum Engineers work in a range of industry sectors, often related to oil and gas exploration, drilling and well completion, reservoir study, and hydrocarbon production from underground reservoirs.

Course Learning Outcomes  

  • Reflect critically on a complex body of petroleum engineering knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of scholarship.
  • 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.
  • Use high-level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute a substantial project.

Employment opportunities

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources  
  • Reservoir Engineering 
  • Reservoir Thermodynamics and Fluid Properties 
  • Reservoir Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation 
  • Well Testing  
  • Reservoir Simulation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We recommend you apply as soon as you can. It's best to receive an offer as early as possible so you can prepare for orientation and semester start.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 095662J  

  • All applicants are required to have completed a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology prior to enrolling into this course, with equivalents considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37350 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37350 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    24500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24500 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Joondalup

1400 - 2500 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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