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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.

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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 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

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Jul

Huge range of scholarships from Playford Memorial Trust

Applications are opening soon for the Playford Memorial Trust scholarships, providing scholarships across a wide range of different subjects and levels of study.

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Jul

Santos 12-week vacation program

Apply today for the Santos 12-week vacation program - applications close 31 July 2019.

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Jul

Adelaide Summer Research Scholarships - applications now open

ECMS are offering a large number of possible projects spanning all of our schools, institutes and research centres. Applications open Monday 8 July and close 5pm Friday 20 September 2019.

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Jun

Closing soon - EOIs for Adelaide-CSIRO Industry PhD Program

Expressions of Interest closing 28 June 2019 for University of Adelaide and CSIRO PhD opportunity.

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Jun

Indigenous Leaders Scholarship and Internship

McKinsey & Company are offering a $15,000 scholarship and a paid consulting internship in one of our Australian offices, with applications closing 30 June 2019.

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Jun

Women in Leadership Scholarship and Internship

McKinsey & Company would like to support your personal and professional growth through a scholarship and paid consulting internship in one of their Australian or New Zealand offices. Applications close 30 June 2019.

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Events

Employer Presentation: ExxonMobil Vacation Engineering

Meet the ExxonMobil campus recruitment team (including UoA Grad!) and learn about the oil & gas industry, ExxonMobil’s Australian business and summer vacation program – what to expect, how to apply and what they look for - Friday 2 August.

IPAS Research Open Day for Undergraduates

Calling all undergraduates! Join us as we celebrate the fantastic research being conducted at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS), where we use the power of light to make the world a healthier, wealthier and better place, Thursday 8 August - registration includes free pizza!

3MT ECMS Faculty Final - cheer on your fellow students!

Don't miss the opportunity to hear from, and cheer on our very own talented PhD students as they present their thesis in just 3 minutes! When: 18 July. Don't forget to register for this free event.

Project Management for PhD Students

Marc Lyell from Frazer-Nash Consultancy will be on campus 2 July to deliver Project Management training over the course of three sessions specifically designed for Engineering PhD students. Don't forget to register.

Women in Engineering, Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WiETIE) Networking Event

Join the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) SA/NT for an evening of insights to highlight the incredible work in South Australia that many women are achieving in their Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine (STEMM) careers and business careers in STEMM organisations.

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