MC-ENGPET v.1 Master of Engineering Science (Petroleum Engineering)
Course CRICOS Code: 064461G
Registered full-time Duration: 2 Years
Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.
This course provides multidisciplinary education and training in petroleum engineering. It has been developed in a close collaboration with the oil and gas industry ensuring that a comprehensive range of skill sets are provided to the students based on the most recent needs of the industry. Candidates completing the course are expected to work as qualified petroleum engineers requiring minimum supervision in the oil and gas exploration and production industry. The teaching staff in the department are professionals with many years of working experience in teaching and research in academia as well as the oil and gas industry. The students are required to complete the Petroleum Engineering Thesis in the final semester, which may be on campus or work-based.
Students completing this course may apply for Acting Membership of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
The graduates of this Master program may have domestic and international job opportunities in the oil and gas industry. The course is comprehensive in nature and provides multidisciplinary education and training in petroleum engineering. Candidates completing the course are expected to work as qualified petroleum engineers requiring minimum supervision in the oil and gas industry.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require an honours or 4 years' equivalent bachelor degree in petroleum engineering with outstanding academic standing, and demonstrated ability in research. Applicants with an honours or 4 years' equivalent bachelor degree in other relevant engineering (other than Petroleum Engineering) may be considered after successful completion of the Master of Petroleum Engineering (MC-ENGPET) with a minimum overall Course-Weighted Average (CWA) of 65%, and not more than two individual units scores below 65% as a pathway course in Curtin University. In such a case, students may be granted Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) for all units successfully completed as a part of aforementioned pathway course. This course is generally available in Semester 1. However, a Semester 2 intake could be considered subject to the approval from the Course Coordinator.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course:
GD-PETENG Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering; MC-PETENG Master of Petroleum Engineering
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees. For further details, see the Graduate Research School website http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/
Course Entry/Completion Note
This course is fee-paying for International Students and Domestic Students.
Master Degrees (Coursework) contain a series of units in a specialised area of study which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may also contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from.
The course takes two years to complete, with four units per semester for the first three semesters and a final thesis during the fourth (final) semester. Completion of the two year course allows international students the opportunity to apply for Permanent Residency status, so that contacts obtained with industry during the thesis component may allow sponsorship.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply knowledge of petroleum engineering to the design and execution of petroleum wells and production facilities to optimise hydrocarbon production from subsurface reservoirs in a safe, clean and efficient manner; develop feasible field development planning and broaden the perceived knowledge of petroleum engineering through research activities
2. approach Petroleum Engineering problems in a logical way; analyse various scenarios critically; and employ system thinking, creativity and reflective practices to formulate an optimum and practical solution to relevant problems
3. demonstrate the ability to access, evaluate and synthesise information, from a range of sources, using a variety of methods and appropriate technologies. Justify evidence based conclusions for problems relevant to the practice of petroleum engineering
4. work clearly and concisely, to communicate engineering findings effectively, to a professional standard appropriate to a trans disciplinary and varied audience, for a range of purposes and to a professional standard
5. use technological resources to effectively collect petroleum production and exploration information; recognise their capabilities and limitations and use appropriately for upstream petroleum engineering applications
6. evaluate one’s own learning and development needs, set and achieve self-learning goals and develop strategies to maintain currency in professional practice
7. recognise the local and global nature of the oil and gas industry and its relationship to and impact on international energy supply and demand issues; evaluate issues from a variety of perspectives and apply international standards and practices within petroleum engineering to participate effectively in a global environment
8. recognise the impact and importance of cultural diversity in the implementation of engineering projects; operating with a respect for, cultural perspectives and practices
9. demonstrate professional integrity and ethical behaviour at all time in the planning, conducting and reviewing of engineering projects, both when working independently and in teams. Demonstrate leadership qualities and responsibilities when required
Duration and Availability
This course is four semesters full-time study or part-time equivalent.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|GEOP6008||v.1||Applied Geology and Geophysics||4.0||25.0|
|PEEN6004||v.1||Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering||4.0||25.0|
|PEEN6002||v.1||Phase Behaviour and Flow Assurance||4.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|PEEN6005||v.1||Drilling Engineering Fundamentals||5.5||25.0|
|PEEN6012||v.1||Advanced Reservoir Engineering||3.5||25.0|
|PEEN6013||v.1||Well Stimulation Remedial and Intervention Operations||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|PEEN6014||v.1||Advanced Numerical Reservoir Simulation||5.0||25.0|
|ECON6007||v.1||Hydrocarbon Economics and Project Management||4.0||25.0|
|PEEN6007||v.1||Field Development Planning||4.0||25.0|
|PEEN6008||v.1||Advanced Drilling Practices||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|PEEN6001||v.1||Petroleum Engineering Thesis||20.0||100.0|
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