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



AusIMM 2019 Education Endowment Fund scholarship winners announced

Congratulations to Max Donaldson (School Chemical Engineering), Brayden Sturm (School of Chemical Engineering) and Sophia Li (Australian School of Petroleum and CEME) who were recently awarded AusIMM EEF Premium Scholarships.



AINSE Winter School Scholarship

The Australian Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) is offering a prestigious scholarship for students interested in the use of nuclear techniques, across a wide range of disciplines. Students studying disciplines such as archaeology, biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, materials science, medicine, nanotechnology, and physics are encouraged to apply.



Joint PhD Program with the University of Nottingham now open to Engineering!

The jointly awarded PhD Program from the University of Adelaide and the University of Nottingham has now open to all disciplines, including Engineering!





Northern Star Resources: Career Development & Networking

Network with the team from Northern Star Resources and learn about their exciting Graduate, Undergraduate and Vacation Student Programs and career progression. If you are a motivated and driven Engineering student across Mining, Geo-technical, Geology, Metallurgy and Surveying then don’t miss this event!



Tim Tams and Future Collaborations

In early January, the Australian School of Petroleum (ASP) was pleased to host Mike Party, incoming president of AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists).