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The Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources is a world-class institution for petroleum education, training and research. It is Australia’s only multidisciplinary school serving the petroleum sector.

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Combining integrated teaching and research programs, our industry-focused degrees will prepare you for a rewarding career in petroleum engineering, geosciences and management. We offer undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research degrees.

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What is petroleum engineering?

Petroleum engineering is the practical application of physics, mathematics, engineering and economic principles to the recovery of petroleum. It is one of the highest paid fields of engineering, and there is significant demand for highly-qualified graduates.

What is Petroleum Engineering?

Our research

Our leading researchers have considerable experience in petroleum exploration and production. We perform applied research—supported by relevant fundamental research—with the overall aim of increasing finding and production of petroleum, subject to economic constraints.

Our Research

Support for current students

Are you a current or commencing student? Our Ask ECMS team is available for any questions you have regarding your petroleum engineering degree—from enrolment and practical experience, to degree checks and credit transfers. You can also access online resources, including study plans and forms.

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Short courses

The school offers a variety of continuing professional development (CPD) short courses tailored to petroleum industry professionals seeking to expand their skill set and open up new career opportunities. Our short courses focus on the areas of petroleum engineering and geoscience, including risk-analysis, decision-making and petroleum exploration for non-technical staff.

Short courses

Will you be joining us from overseas?

The Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources offers a range of world-class programs. Studying at the University of Adelaide, continuously ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, will challenge and inspire you. Find out more about study options, entry requirements, how to apply and life in Adelaide, South Australia.

International students

Contact us

Do you need to contact the Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources? If your question relates to a specific matter, you can contact the relevant Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources staff member directly.

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News

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Aug

Sacyr iChallenges Program

The Sacyr iChallenges Program is an open innovation program sourcing intellectual property, research projects, and businesses that address challenges for Sacyr, one of the leading multinationals in the construction sector. Applications close 10 September.

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Aug

Adelaide Summer Research Scholarships for 2020

The Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship program is now accepting applications from current undergraduate students across all Schools within the Faculty of ECMS. Applications close 18 September.

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Jul

AusIMM scholarship: Bicentennial Gold 88 Award

The Endowment is made annually, for the advancement of education and research in earth sciences to benefit economic geology in Australia. Applications close 9 October 2020.

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Events

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Aug

Research Tuesdays: Space makers

11 August: Join the leaders of our internationally recognised Centre for Sustainable Planetary and Space, Professor Volker Hessel and Associate Professor John Culton, for an awe-inspiring glimpse into a future that’s literally out of this world.

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