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COURSE

Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering

GD-PETENG

TAUGHT BY: WASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering (WASM-MECE)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

1year

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

200

About offering

This course aims to provide you with a multidisciplinary education and training in petroleum engineering.

You will study applied geology and geophysics, hydrocarbon phase behaviour and formation evaluation with a high level of exposure to drilling, reservoir and production engineering. High achievers may be eligible to continue their studies with the Master of Petroleum Engineering.

The academic staff members, who will provide your education, are highly qualified professionals with many years of working experience in the field of petroleum engineering, both nationally and internationally.

Why study Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering

  • The petroleum engineering field offers one of the highest salary rates. Graduates entering the industry typically earn salaries of $90 - $100k per annum after completing a three month probation period. It is expected that salaries will increase in proportion to rising fuel costs.
  • You’ll be immediately employable in the industry upon graduation. In fact, most of our students find employment before graduation.
  • Our graduates often find employment with international companies. Petroleum engineers are amongst the best travelled professionals in the world.

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.

Career information

Graduate employers include:

  • Advanced Well Technologies
  • Apache
  • Baker Huge
  • BHP Billiton
  • Bg
  • BP
  • Chevron
  • Halliburton
  • Santos
  • Schlumberger
  • Shell
  • Synergy
  • Weatherford
  • Woodside.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

A recognised four-year bachelor degree with honours in a relevant engineering discipline. Candidates with degrees in other relevant science disciplines who work in the upstream oil and gas industry (with considerable exposure to core technical areas such as drilling and production engineering) may also be considered.

Entry into this course is competitive.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

Essential course prerequisites

An honours or four-year equivalent bachelor degree in a relevant engineering discipline. You may also be considered if you have an honours degree in a relevant science discipline together with considerable industrial experience in petroleum.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

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 only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 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.

International student fees for 2019

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,500*
Indicative year 1 fee $37,000*
Indicative essential incidental course fee $200 *

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent per annum. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: GD-PETENG
  • CRICOS code: 066101E
  • This offering was last updated on: December 15, 2018