M.Eng. On Campus Blended

Engineering - Petroleum Engineering

24 months
49235 AUD/year
36395 AUD/year
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Gain the specialised knowledge needed for a successful career as a petroleum engineer with this Engineering - Petroleum Engineering degree at the University of New South Wales.


The Master of Engineering is a flexible postgraduate degree delivered by the University of New South Wales Engineering, Australia’s leading engineering faculty. It's designed for students who require an accredited engineering qualification.

You’ll gain the accreditation required for a career in petroleum engineering, the oil and gas industry and other related sectors. While studying this degree you’ll explore a broad range of areas in petroleum engineering including:

  • Project management
  • Reservoir engineering
  • Geophysics, Geomechanics, Geothermal engineering
  • Drilling engineering

Future careers

Petroleum engineers explore, design, develop and produce the oil and gas resources that underpin the energy and materials industries. Our Master of Engineering - Petroleum Engineering graduates open their opportunities to pursue roles that require the direct application of petroleum engineering knowledge.

While renewable energy sources are growing in popularity, the need for Petroleum Engineers continues, with BP - one of the industry’s largest companies - stating that the need to find and produce oil is still steady. Growth in energy consumption is predicted across the globe and with this comes the need for Petroleum Engineers to find and harness this widely used source of energy.

Our graduates have gained employment with some of the world’s and Australia’s largest companies in the industry, including:

  • AGL Energy
  • BHP
  • Shell
  • Saudi Aramco

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Field Development Geology
  • Well Drilling Equipment and Operations
  • Petroleum Geophysics
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Process Engineering in the Petroleum Industry
  • Principles of Programming
  • Optimization
  • Petroleum Production Economics
  • Natural Gas Engineering
  • Geomechanics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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96 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 067604G

Admission to this program requires one of the following:

  • 4-year non-accredited (under the Washington Accord) Bachelor of Engineering degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with a minimum 65% average; or
  • 3-year Bachelor of Engineering Science degree in a cognate discipline, at least equivalent to the first three years of an Engineering degree accredited under the Washington Accord with a minimum 75% average.

A pathway for entry into the program for graduates from both 4-year Bachelor of Engineering degrees in non-cognate disciplines, and 3-year Bachelor of Science degrees, exists via enrolment first into the Bachelor of Engineering (BE) program, where advanced standing (to a maximum of 2 years) may be granted.

Tuition Fee

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    49235 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 49235 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    36395 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36395 AUD per year during 24 months.


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