This internet browser is outdated and does not support all features of this site. Please switch or upgrade to a different browser to display this site properly.

Units in second semester 2020 may be delivered online and in alternative formats whilst restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic are in place.

Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

Postgraduate Major

MJRP-PEENG

Major
Petroleum Engineering Major (M ProEng)
Credit
250

Outline

Improve your understanding of oil and gas exploration, drilling, operation and technical knowledge.

Petroleum Engineering

Top 1%

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Work experience

Gain at least 12 weeks of exposure to professional practice. 

This course is designed for graduates from a four-year Engineering undergraduate degree in a related discipline. Applicants seeking entry who do not hold such a qualification are required to first complete the one-year Graduate Diploma in Professional Engineering (GD-PROENG).

This major provides you with technical knowledge and helps you gain an understanding of the exploration, drilling, production and operation of conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources.

Upon graduation, you will be able to work as a petroleum engineer in the resource industry, service companies and in relevant government organisations, including legal and regulatory authorities.

This major sits within the Master of Professional Engineering degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Master of Professional Engineering.

What you'll learn

  • Refer to Course Learning Outcomes

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Master of Professional Engineering degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Apply now

Help is at hand

See our frequently asked questions or get in touch with us below.

  • As an international student, can I work in Australia while I'm studying?
  • Where can I get an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment document if I am an international student?
  • Why choose Curtin?
  • What are the courses available for international students?
  • What Scholarships are available for future international students?
  • Browse all FAQs

Opening hours: Mon–Fri: 8:00am–5:00pm (UTC+8) excl. public holidays.

Call us: +61 8 9266 5888