Bachelor of Engineering, Petroleum (Honours) (3707)

Program 3707

This degree will prepare you for a career in the oil and gas industry. Therefore you need to get a good foundation in the physical, mathematical and engineering principles underlying the profession. You will also need to study in more detail the specific disciplines of the profession of Petroleum Engineering. This will give you the skills and knowledge to identify and solve problems associated with exploration, exploitation, drilling and production of hydrocarbons and alternative sources of energy from deep beneath the earth's surface, as well as the related economic and management problems associated with this work.

Information on the structure of combined degree programs is given separately. 

Students commencing in 2017 onwards will follow the below Study Plan:

YEAR 1   S1 S2
MATH1131 or
MATH1141
Mathematics 1A or
Higher Mathematics 1A
6 UoC  
PHYS1121 or
PHYS1131
Physics 1A or
Higher Physics 1A
6 UoC  
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovations 6 UoC  
  Year 1 Elective [1] 6 UoC  
MATH1231 or
MATH1241
Mathematics 1B or
Higher Mathematics 1B
  6 UoC
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers   6 UoC
MATS1101 Engineering Materials and Chemistry [2]   6 UoC
PTRL1001 Intro to Petroleum & Geology   6 UoC
    24 UoC 24 UoC

 

YEAR 2   S1 S2
CEIC2001       Fluid and Practicle Mechanics 6 UoC  
  Engineering Elective  6 UoC  
PTRL2010 Bus. Practices in Petro. Ind. 6 UoC  
  General Education [3] 6 UoC  
PTRL2030 Field Dev. Geology   6 UoC
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E [5]   6 UoC
PTRL2020 Petrophysics   6 UoC
PTRL2019
Reservoir Engineering A   6 UoC
    24 UoC 24 UoC

 

YEAR 3   S1 S2
PTRL3001  
Reservoir Engineering B 6 UoC  
PTRL3030 Reservoir Charac. & Geophys. 6 UoC  
PTRL3015       
Well Drilling Equip. & Operat. 6 UoC  
  Professional Elective 6 UoC  
PTRL3040 Numerical Reservoir Simulation 1                   6 UoC
PTRL3022
Design for Petroleum Engineers        6 UoC
PTRL3050
Well Pressure Testing   6 UoC
PTRL3025
Petroleum Economics   6 UoC
    24 UoC 24 UoC
YEAR 4   S1 S2
PTRL4010 
Thesis A [4] 6 UoC  
PTRL4012       
Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery                 6 UoC  
PTRL4020
Natural Gas Engineering 6 UoC  
  Professional Elective 6 UoC  
PTRL4011
Thesis B [4]   6 UoC
PTRL4017
Well Technology   6 UoC
PTRL4021
Petroleum Production Eng   6 UoC
  General Education [3]   6 UoC
    24 UoC 24 UoC

 A printable version of this schedule is also available here.

 

Students commencing prior to 2017 will follow the below Study Plan:

YEAR 1   S1 S2
MATH1131 or
MATH1141
Mathematics 1A or
Higher Mathematics 1A
6 UoC  
PHYS1121 or
PHYS1131
Physics 1A or
Higher Physics 1A
6 UoC  
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovations 6 UoC  
  Year 1 Elective [1] 6 UoC 6 UoC
MATH1231 or
MATH1241
Mathematics 1B or
Higher Mathematics 1B
  6 UoC
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers   6 UoC
MATS1101 Engineering Materials and Chemistry [2]   6 UoC
    24 UoC 24 UoC

 

YEAR 2   S1 S2
CEIC2001       Fluid and Practicle Mechanics 6 UoC  
PTRL1010 Intro to Petroleum Industry 6 UoC  
PTRL2010 Bus. Practices in Petro. Ind. 6 UoC  
  General Education [3] 6 UoC  
GEOS3321 Fundamentals of Petroleum Geology [1]   6 UoC
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E [5]   6 UoC
PTRL2018 Introduction to Petrophysics   6 UoC
PTRL2019
Reservoir Engineering A   6 UoC
    24 UoC 24 UoC

 

YEAR 3   S1 S2
PTRL3001  
Reservoir Engineering B 6 UoC  
PTRL3003
Field Dev. Geology & Geophys. 6 UoC  
PTRL3015       
Well Drilling Equip. & Operat. 6 UoC  
  Professional Elective 6 UoC  
PTRL3002
Reservoir Charac. & Simulation                   6 UoC
PTRL3022
Design for Petroleum Engineers        6 UoC
PTRL3023
Formation Evaluation   6 UoC
PTRL3025
Petroleum Economics   6 UoC
    24 UoC 24 UoC

 

YEAR 4   S1 S2
PTRL4010 
Thesis A [4] 6 UoC  
PTRL4012       
Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery                 6 UoC  
PTRL4020
Natural Gas Engineering 6 UoC  
  Professional Elective 6 UoC  
PTRL4011
Thesis B [4]   6 UoC
PTRL4017
Well Technology   6 UoC
PTRL4021
Petroleum Production Eng   6 UoC
  General Education [3]   6 UoC
    24 UoC 24 UoC

A printable version of this schedule is also available here.

Notes:

  1. It is strongly recommended that Petroleum Engineering students should take PTRL1010 in S1 and GEOS3321 in S2 for Year 1 Elective courses and take 2 Professional Electives in Year 2.
  2. CHEM1011 or CHEM1031 are acceptable alternatives for MATS1101.
  3. For General Education, students may choose courses starting with GEN, or select courses from outside the Faculty of Engineering and in disciplines that are not available in their program as core courses.
  4. Students with an overall WAM of at least 80% can choose to enrol in PTRL4040 (Thesis A) and PTRL4041 (Thesis B) instead of PTRL4010 and PTRL4011 by filling out the application form. Please contact tetb@unsw.edu.au for more information.
  5. MATH2018 is an acceptable alternative for MATH2019.