Master of  Petroleum Engineering

Program code: 5662
CRICOS code: 092455G

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

Why study the Master of Petroleum Engineering

The Master of Petroleum Engineering program covers the technical disciplines associated with the development of conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources. The program combines UQ's world-class reputation in teaching and research with current industry insights to shape you and your fellow students as the next generation of highly skilled professionals that will solve future energy challenges.

This program is taught by world-class industry experts, including guest lectures from current industry representatives and mentoring opportunities with senior technical managers. The program includes a world first field development capstone project to design a plan for development of an unconventional gas resource, opportunities for research projects on real industry problems, and hands on learning experiences with advanced software tools. Classes are taught in intensive teaching blocks that allow students to combine study with employment, and there are opportunities for industry placements.

Summary

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Degree equivalent to a four-year Australian bachelor honours degree in a relevant field with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. Relevant industrial experience may be considered. Relevant fields include but are not limited to Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Mechanical engineering, Mining engineering, Petroleum engineering, Geology, Earth sciences, Physics, Maths, Chemistry.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

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Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Petroleum Engineering are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Learn more about entry requirements

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Petroleum Engineering are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Petroleum Engineering. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $45,120
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Petroleum Engineering for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Master of Petroleum Engineering can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Petroleum Engineering is 5662. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

All taught courses will be available only in intensive mode and in non-standard teaching periods.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Petroleum Engineering is:

  • May 31 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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