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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 and events

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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.

12

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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May

Graduation applications are now open

For students intending to graduate in the Semester 1, 2019 Conferral Round (Ceremony September 2019), it's time to check your status now.

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May

Position available: Graduate Electrical Designer/Drafter

ComAp Pty Ltd specialises in creating electronic control and management solutions for use in the power generation industries and drive power markets, and are  currently seeking a graduate engineer to join the team. Applications close 21 June 2019.

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May

Honours & PhD students: Reimbursement submission

From Monday 29 April, the manual reimbursement form was replaced by our new automated system Kofax. 

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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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