Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum)

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Petroleum engineering is the practical application of physics, mathematics, chemistry and geology, combined with engineering and economic principles to the recovery of petroleum. A key feature of this program is the modern curriculum that integrates core petroleum engineering with geoscience and management. This focus leads to students equipped with skill sets that match both the needs of industry and the way it operates. It builds a strong foundation of mathematics, physics, geology, geophysics, computer applications and engineering principles. The subjects studied change from more general engineering topics to very specific petroleum-related topics. There is also a focus on management and business-related aspects. This integrated structure makes the petroleum engineering teaching curriculum unique.

Structure

In the first year, students study a range of engineering, mathematics and physics courses that are common to many branches of engineering. Students are also introduced to the petroleum industry and to the key geological, physical and chemical principles that govern recovery from petroleum reservoirs. In the second and third year, these areas of study are developed with the addition of a broader range of petroleum engineering and geosciences topics. In the fourth-year, students expand their technical knowledge and develop business skills such as economic evaluation and project management as well as undertake a final year project. Students are required to complete 6 weeks of approved practical experience.

Subjects

  • Engineering-petroleum

Standard entry requirements

  • Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods and Physics plus one of Specialist Mathematics or Chemistry
  • International Baccalaureate: either Mathematics (HL grade 3) and Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)
  • Or Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) and Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3). If Stage 2 studies were undertaken prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was known as Mathematical Studies.

Recognition

Graduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
North Terrace International: $172,000
  • ATAR: 80
No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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