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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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Nov

Prof Pavel Bedrikovetski receives SPE Distinguished Membership

Congratulations to Professor Pavel Bedrikovetski who was recently awarded the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Distinguished Membership.

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Nov

Congratulations to our graduates from the Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources

Completing your studies is a time to celebrate, reminisce and look to the future. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has impacted formal celebrations, but we want you to know that the School and Faculty staff are extremely proud of your achievements.

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Oct

Matthew Welsh selected as Society of Petroleum Engineering Distinguished Lecturer

Dr Matthew Welsh, a Senior Research Fellow in the Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources (ASPER), is commencing his 2020-21 (virtual) tour as a Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer with invited presentations in nine cities around the world.

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