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Master of Engineering Science (Petroleum Engineering)

MEngSc(Curtin) - MC-ENGPET Science and Engineering
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
Duration 2 years full time

This comprehensive course will provide you with a multidisciplinary education and hands-on training in petroleum engineering. You will cover a wide variety of subjects central to the petroleum engineering field, including applied geology and geophysics, drilling and reservoir engineering, hydrocarbon phase behaviour, formation evaluation, petroleum economics and project management.

In your final semester you will complete an individual research project and develop a thesis under the guidance of one of our highly experienced staff.

To assist your studies, we will provide you with access to top of the range computer hardware and software, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers online information library.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • Recognised four-year bachelor degree with honours, preferably in a petroleum engineering discipline, with excellent academic standing. You must also demonstrate considerable research experience in areas relevant to upstream petroleum engineering, OR
  • Master of Petroleum Engineering with high academic standing. Applicants via this pathway will be eligible for credit for recognised learning for all common units.

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 first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. 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 recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

There is a strong demand for qualified petroleum engineers in the oil and gas industry, both within Australia and internationally. Our graduates have found work as fully qualified petroleum engineers in the upstream oil and gas industry.

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