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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.

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 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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Oct

ASP student first Australian to win Geology Student Author award

Recently graduate and geoscientist Natalie Debenham has been awarded the Journal of Structural Geology’s Student Author of the Year Award for 2019.

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Sep

Graduation applications now open!

If you intend to graduate in the Semester 2, 2019 Conferral Round with a ceremony in April/May 2020, please check your application status in Access Adelaide now!

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Sep

Up for a challenge?

Try the Dassault Systèmes international contests to test your skills! 

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Sep

Closing soon - STEM Cadetship Program

Applications close 11 September: Are you currently studying an undergraduate degree in: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), photography or imaging? Read on to find out more about the Department of Defence STEM Cadetship.

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Sep

Call for papers: Emergent practice in cybersecurity

We are seeking proposals for chapters from any disciplines dealing with the interdisciplinary boundaries of cyber risk as it applies to business.

9

Aug

Professor John Kaldi appointed as CO2CRC Distinguished Scientist

Congratulations to Professor John Kaldi for his appointment as a Distinguished Scientist with Australia's leading carbon capture CO2CRC.

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Events

29

Oct

Raytheon Australia presents: Dr Karl Kruszelinicki - "Great moments in engineering"

29 October: University of Adelaide students have an exclusive opportunity to see Dr Karl live when he comes to campus to present 'Great Moments in Engineering' - register today!

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Oct

Alumni invitation: Creating a sustainable future in space at Ingenuity

30 October: As a valued graduate of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), you are invited to join for a drink and hear from the Director of our new Centre for Sustainable Planetary and Space Resources (CSPSR), Associate Professor John Culton III, followed by a sneak peek of our student final year showcase, Ingenuity.

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Oct

Ingenuity 2019

Thursday 31 October: Celebrating tomorrow’s technology leaders, Ingenuity 2019 showcases the dynamic world and real life applications of engineering, computer and mathematical sciences.

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Nov

2019 Luxton Memorial Lecture: Avoiding the winner's curse: How to manage Australia's energy transition

21 November: Dr Alex Wonhas, Chief System Design and Engineering Officer, the Australian Energy Market Operator will presents the 2019 Luxton Memorial Lecture, "Avoiding the winner's curse: How to manage Australia's energy Transition”.

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