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.

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 and events

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May

Student Chapter of AAPG receive L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant Program

Congratulations to the University of Adelaide Student Chapter of AAPG who have been selected as a grant recipient for the 2019 American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant Program.

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May

First Aid Updates

Where to find new defibrillators and after-hours first aid kits, 3 important apps to have on your phone and reporting first aid treatments or near misses.

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May

Academic Teaching Support - Casual Work Opportunities in ECMS

We are seeking dedicated and passionate casual staff to assist with the delivery of our Semester 2 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, commencing Monday 29 July.

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Apr

ASP students take out top spots at IPTC 2019

Congratulations to Dharshana Navaratnam and Joshua Johnston (Australian School of Petroleum) who were among 70 students from around the world chosen to attend the Education Week program of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) in Beijing.

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Apr

Playford Memorial Trust Scholarship 2019 Winners Announced

Congratulations to Yazan Arouri (Australian School of Petroleum) who has been awarded the prestigious Playford Memorial Trust Scholarship.

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Apr

World-leading economic geologist returns home to Adelaide

One of the University of Adelaide's most distinguished alumni and one of the world's preeminent economic geologists, Ken McClay, has recently returned to his hometown roots to take up a Honorary Professorship at the Australian School of Petroleum.

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