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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.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • Recognised four-year bachelor degree with honours in a relevant engineering discipline. Candidates with honours 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, OR
  • Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering. If you are applying via this pathway you may be eligible for credit for recognised learning, OR
  • Graduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering with a minimum course weighted average of 65 per cent, and a minimum of 65 per cent in core areas. Applicants via this pathway may be
    eligible for credit for recognised learning.

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. 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.

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