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Master of Petroleum Engineering

MPetEng(Curtin) - MC-PETENG Science and Engineering
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
Duration 1.5 years full-time

This course provides you with both a multidisciplinary education and hands-on training in petroleum engineering.

Upon obtaining your master degree, you will be prepared to work as part of the upstream oil and gas industry. Units such as formation evaluation, field development planning and petroleum economics will prepare you to get involved in technical and managerial areas in particular.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

You must have an honours-level four-year bachelor degree in a relevant engineering discipline from a recognised university.  

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

If you successfully complete a Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering from Curtin you may apply to enter the Master of Petroleum Engineering course. You will be eligible to receive credit for recognised learning for all the units successfully completed as a part of the diploma.

If you successfully complete a Graduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering from Curtin with a minimum course weighted average (CWA) of 65%; and score no less than 65% in core areas, you may also apply to enter this course.

Please note: entry into this course is competitive.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 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. 300 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 (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Graduates find work as fully qualified petroleum engineers in the upstream oil and gas industry.

More information about Petroleum Engineering