Australian School of Petroleum

The Australian School of Petroleum 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.


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

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News and events



Ray Stalker Award – High Achieving Young Professionals and Students in the Australian Aerospace Industry

This year the Australian Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Australian Youth Aerospace Association established the Ray Stalker Award to recognise exceptional young professionals within the Australian aerospace industry for their outstanding achievements. The Ray Stalker Award honours one of the true pioneers in hypersonic research.  Stalker was Australia’s first professor of space …



Casual academic opportunities within the Australian School of Petroleum (ECMS)

We are seeking dedicated and passionate casual staff to assist with the delivery of our Semester 1 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, commencing 4 March 2019. To submit an application please follow the link below: Applications close 11:55pm (ACST), 20 January 2019.



Graduate Engineering Trainee

Seven Network, Adelaide, SA Seven Adelaide is currently looking for an Engineering Trainee to join the Technical Operations department in a full-time fixed term capacity. The Engineering Trainee will be actively involved in the maintenance of broadcast systems and also receive in-house training in the many facets of broadcast engineering and operations. Applications close 16-December …



International Summer School on Land-Sky-Ocean (HITWH-ISSLASA 2019) – Applications Open!

The 4th International Summer School on Land-Sky-Ocean, Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai (HITWH-ISSLASA 2019) is the succession of the annual HITWH-ISSLASA and again provides a platform for the young talents worldwide to show themselves and conduct friendly competition together. The students will study one-week exciting program in Weihai, one of the most beautiful and most livable cities …