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Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering

GradDipPetEng(Curtin) - GD-PETENG

Science and Engineering

Petroleum engineers plan and manage the recovery of oil and gas from petroleum reservoirs. They may also be involved in carbon dioxide geosequestration and geothermal energy production. 

What the course involves:

This one-year postgraduate diploma is multidisciplinary and provides hands-on training in petroleum engineering. It is taught by professionals with many years' experience in the petroleum industry, both nationally and internationally.

You will be trained in the area of applied geology and geophysics, hydrocarbon phase behaviour and formation evaluation. During the course you will recieve a high level of exposure to drilling, reservoir and production engineering.

This course can also provide you with a solid foundation to undertake further advanced qualifications. You may choose to continue to the Master of Petroleum Engineering course, and your postgraduate diploma course will be credited towards the master degree. 

Professional recognition

Students may apply for student membership of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (U.S). Upon graduation you may apply for active membership of the society.

Career opportunities

Graduate empoyers include Advanced Well Technologies, BHP Billiton, Synergy, Woodside, Santos, Chevron, BP, Shell, BG, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Weatherford, Baker Huge, Apache, and many more. 

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Units

Current students: Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

Credits needed to graduate: 200

Core units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
Applied Geology and Geophysics 4.0 25.0
Formation Evaluation 3.5 25.0
Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering 4.0 25.0
Phase Behaviour and Flow Assurance 4.0 25.0
Year 1 Semester 2
Advanced Reservoir Engineering 3.5 25.0
Drilling Engineering Fundamentals 4.0 25.0
Production Technology 4.0 25.0
Well Stimulation Remedial and Intervention Operations 4.0 25.0

See Courses Handbook for full course structure


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Entry requirements:

An honours or four-year equivalent bachelor degree in a relevant engineering discipline. You may also be considered if you have an honours degree in a relevant science discipline together with considerable industrial experience in petroleum. 

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

This multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma provides hands-on training in petroleum engineering. 

How:

Full-time or part-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

Expected completion: 1 years

Fees (indicative only)

Year Student type Cost
2015 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee paying?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
$25,400*

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

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2014 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6
Speaking 6
Reading 6
Listening 6
Overall band score 6.5

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 58

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

1 year full-time

Fees for 2014:

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 58

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

1 year full-time

Fees for 2015:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $17,000
Indicative year 1 fee $34,000
Total indicative course fee $34,000
Indicative essential incidental course fee $100

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

CRICOS: 066101E

This page was last updated on 25 August 2014