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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.

ASK ECMS

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

22

Sep

Raytheon Australia 2021 GradX Program

Raytheon Australia’s innovative and unique GradX program will initially see ten undergraduates join in their last year of study, with a guaranteed full time position upon completion of their degree and first year of the program. Applications close 3 November.

14

Sep

KPMG Foundations Program

Foundations Week will run from 19 – 22 October to give students the opportunity to immerse themselves into the world of KPMG. Applications close Friday 25 September.

8

Sep

Appointment of Executive Dean for the Faculty of ECMS

Following an international search, Professor Katrina Falkner has been appointed Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.

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Events

29

Sep

Master of Engineering: Sourcing and Applying for Work

29 September: This seminar will provide you with a range of sources to apply for work experience, but also explain how to source non-advertised positions.

1

Oct

Impact of COVID-19 on the Malaysian Economy and Employability

1 October: This webinar will feature a distinguished Malaysia-based panel including Mr Michael Growder, Deputy High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur. 

7

Oct

Engineers Australia: Advice from an Engineering Leader

Engineers Australia speak with senior engineering leaders to discover their journey to the top, hear about their thoughts on the future of engineering, and what young engineers can do today to make themselves the leaders of tomorrow.

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