What will I learn?

Our new Master of Petroleum Engineering Science will not only place you at this in-demand discipline’s cutting edge, but equip you to shape its future. This cross-disciplinary degree is suitable for petroleum engineering bachelor or honours graduates wishing to advance their skills, or honours graduates in other engineering fields seeking to change career paths.

What will you do?

Completed over one to two years full-time (depending on your previous qualifications and professional experience), the degree features an engaging blend of face-to-face tuition, in-the-field application and online learning.

It’s developed and taught by world-class, industry-trained and research-active academics through our Australian School of Petroleum (ASP)-Australia’s only school of its kind, and the leading centre for integrated petroleum research and education throughout the Asia Pacific region.

The wide-ranging and internationally informed curriculum draws on ASP’s strong collaborations with industry and other leading universities around the world. It also includes a significant research project. You will graduate with:

  • deep knowledge and understanding of contemporary global petroleum engineering developments, including reservoir simulation, uncertainty modelling, enhanced oil recovery, advanced geomechanics and the application of machine learning to petroleum engineering.
  • wide-ranging skills in evaluating, selecting and using appropriate, environmentally responsible methods and techniques in drilling, reservoir and production engineering
  • advanced skills in investigating, analysing and solving complex petroleum engineering problems using best-practice methods, including data analytics
  • highly developed research planning and execution skills, and the ability to apply research principles and methods in the field
  • outstanding interpersonal communication and teamwork skills.

Regular interaction with ASP’s world-recognised staff and guest industry presenters will also ensure you emerge with a sound base of international connections and real-world insight.

Where could it take you?

You will emerge ready to play a senior role in the upstream petroleum industry anywhere in the world. You may also choose to take your research further with a PhD.

Potential careers

Petroleum Engineer, Petroleum Exploration, Petroleum Manager, Drilling Engineer, Engineer.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$46,000.00 (US$ 32,278) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 July 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,


South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry is available to graduates with a four-year qualification in Psychology or equivalent (including Honours with a minimum grade of Second Class, Division A and an individually-conducted research project carrying 33% or more of the year's work). The degree must meet the standards set out by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), including the accredited sequence in Psychology having been completed within the last 10 years. Applicants who have an overseas Honours qualification should supply a certified copy of the assessment of their qualifications by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and information about the research component of their qualifications.

For international students

Conversion Master:

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0 in a discipline other than Petroleum Engineering or relevant work experience.

Extension Master:

Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0 in Petroleum Engineering or relevant work experience.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About The University of Adelaide (UoA)

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  • Based in South Australia.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
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