Master of Petroleum Engineering

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This course is comprehensive in nature and provides multidisciplinary education and hands-on training in petroleum engineering. Candidates completing the course are expected to work as fully qualified petroleum engineers requiring minimum supervision in the upstream oil and gas industry. The teaching staff in the Department are professionals with many years of working experience in the oil and gas industry.


This course is made up of 300 credit points, 12 core units in total. The program is organised on a semester modular format with almost 50 per cent of the time spent on applications of the knowledge using real oil and gas field data.


  • Engineering-petroleum

Standard entry requirements

Specifically, applicants require an honours degree or 4-year engineering degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline. Candidates with honours degrees in other disciplines may be considered where they have relevant industrial experience. Additionally, candidates who have passed the Graduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering with a minimum mark of 65% in each unit, and with a pass in Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Process Heat Transfer as a minimum, will be considered for admission.


Society of Petroleum Engineers

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at This course is an exit award of the Master of Engineering Science (Petroleum Engineering).

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus Domestic: $40,050
International: $55,500
No information available Yes
  • Part-time : 3 years
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

Further information

Curtin Course Code: MC-PETENG. Extensive computer hardware and software are available for use as is the Society of Petroleum Engineers' online information library.

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