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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).

Full Course Structure

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


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Entry requirements:

Entry into this course is competitive. You must have a four-year bachelor degree with honours in a relevant engineering discipline from a recognised university.

Candidates who work in the upstream oil and gas industry (with considerable exposure to core technical areas such as drilling and production engineering) may be considered with degrees in other relevant science disciplines.

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

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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:

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

2016 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 or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

1 year full-time

Fees for 2016:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $17,800
Indicative year 1 fee $35,600
Total indicative course fee $35,600
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 27 August 2015