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Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering

GradDipPetEng(Curtin) - GD-PETENG Science and Engineering
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February

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

Duration 1 year full time

This course aims to provide you with a multidisciplinary education and training in petroleum engineering.

You will study applied geology and geophysics, hydrocarbon phase behaviour and formation evaluation with a high level of exposure to drilling, reservoir and production engineering. High achievers may be eligible to continue their studies with the Master of Petroleum Engineering.

The academic staff members, who will provide your education, are highly qualified professionals with many years of working experience in the field of petroleum engineering, both nationally and internationally.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • Recognised four-year bachelor degree with honours in a relevant engineering discipline. Candidates with degrees in other relevant science disciplines who work in the upstream oil and gas industry (with considerable exposure to core technical areas such as drilling and production engineering) may also be considered.

Entry into this course is competitive.

English language proficiency

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

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 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. $26,700*

Fees are indicative only.

* 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.

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.

Credit for previous study

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

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Graduate employers include:

  • Advanced Well Technologies
  • Apache
  • Baker Huge
  • BHP Billiton
  • Bg
  • BP
  • Chevron
  • Halliburton
  • Santos
  • Schlumberger
  • Shell
  • Synergy
  • Weatherford
  • Woodside.

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