Taught course

Science in Petroleum Engineering

University of Queensland · Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: Entrants to the program will normally have an Honours Degree in engineering or a relevant science discipline such as geology, physics, chemistry or mathematics. In addition to the academic qualifications, relevant industrial experience is taken into consideration. Visa requirements: CRICOS Code: 078223G International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International. Click here for more information on applying for a visa. English proficiency: IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy. How to apply: Applications must be lodged through UQ International. Click here for application procedures for International students. Closing date: To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year. This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing. Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Petroleum Eng is offered jointly by the University of Queensland and the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) at Heriot-Watt University in the UK. Heriot-Watt Univ is recognised internationally as a leading centre of excellence in petroleum engineering and petroleum geosciences teaching, training and research with strong links to industry worldwide. The program incorporates lectures and project work, encompassing a wide range of petroleum engineering fundamentals, pertinent to the modern petroleum industry and Australia's gas industry. Courses are applied in nature so that a graduate is technically well prepared for, and has a sound knowledge of industry. Project work applies ideas and methods to real field evaluation and development design problems. Given the current world record rates of oil and gas production and Australia's growing gas industry this is an increasingly important global industry and a major source of energy and future employment. Companies face increasing technological and commercial challenges and are increasingly seeking input from well qualified petroleum engineers and geoscientists. The MSc in Petroleum Eng will provide new and exciting opportunities in this area.

Information for international students

http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/english-language-requirements http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/student-visas http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/application-instructions http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/svp http://www.immi.gov.au/Study/Pages/student-visa-assessment-levels.aspx

Fees and funding

International students
AUD$ 33280

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

UQ International
+61 3 8676 7004