Masters of Engineering (Petroleum)

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1300 UNI NSW (1300 864 679)
Program code: 
PTRLLS8621
Program type: 
Master
Duration: 
2 years
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
Yes
Intake term 3: 
Yes

The two-year Master of Engineering course is for students who want to develop their technical knowledge and skills, and enter the engineering profession with a degree accredited with Engineers Australia.** Students complete at least 16 courses – including professional development in engineering management, analysis and design – and they must meet the prerequisite requirements for each. 

The Master of Engineering takes two years to complete and industrial training is a component of the program. A typical program structure includes: six Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, five Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, two Engineering and Technical Knowledge Courses, one Design course and three Research Project Courses.

The Master of Engineering is designed for those students who do not have an accredited engineering degree, but do have either a non-accredited engineering degree, or have completed the equivalent of the first three years of an accredited engineering degree.

To qualify for the Masters Degree, students should successfully complete courses that total at least 96 UOC and 60 days of Engineering related industrial experience.

 

Required Background

Students need a three or four year equivalent Engineering degree with a minimum 65% average in one a cognate discipline

Applicants with a three or four year Bachelor degree in Engineering or Science degree with other Engineering or Science backgrounds may also be considered.

Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
PTRL5009 Well Drilling Equipment and Operations Introduction to physical processes involved in drilling oil and gas wells. Rotary drilling rigs for both land and offshore operation.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
PTRL5006 Field Development Geology The course focuses on the impact of the sedimentary environment, burial history and associated diagenesis on source rock potential, maturation and migration.
PTRL5014 Petroleum Geophysics In this course, you will engage in activities that align with what would be expected of petroleum geophysicist in industry.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
PTRL5019 Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering A nan
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
PTRL9451 Masters Project A The project provides an opportunity for you to bring together engineering principles learned over your previous years of study and apply these principles to innovatively solve problems
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
PTRL4952 Masters Project B The project provides an opportunity for you to bring together engineering principles learned over your previous years of study and apply these principles to innovatively solve problems
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
PTRL4953 Masters Project C The project provides an opportunity for you to bring together engineering principles learned over your previous years of study and apply these principles to innovatively solve problems
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 1

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
PTRL5006 Field Development Geology The course focuses on the impact of the sedimentary environment, burial history and associated diagenesis on source rock potential, maturation and migration.
PTRL5014 Petroleum Geophysics In this course, you will engage in activities that align with what would be expected of petroleum geophysicist in industry.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
PTRL5019 Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering A -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
PTRL5009 Well Drilling Equipment and Operations Introduction to physical processes involved in drilling oil and gas wells. Rotary drilling rigs for both land and offshore operation.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
PTRL9451 Masters Project A Research Thesis 1/3
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
PTRL9452 Masters Project B Research Thesis 2/3
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
PTRL9453 Masters Project C Research Thesis 3/3
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

† Minimum 65% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator  in a relevant discipline. (Minimum 70% from a non-211 university in China). Find the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator here.