Petroleum Engineering - PTRLDS5341

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Petroleum Engineering

Contact: School

Program: 5341 - Engineering Science


Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science (Specialisation)

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Stream Outline

This stream belongs to the proposed 1 year (48UOC) Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science program (program code 5341). The new proposal is to ensure alignment of the Petroleum engineering postgraduate specialisation with the UNSW Structure of Postgraduate Programs Policy and Procedures.

Entry Requirements

Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline of engineering with a minimum 65% average.

NOTE: The minimum average required for entry is as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator. Students from a non-211 university in China need a minimum 70% average.

Stream Description

The Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science program is designed for engineers and graduates wishing to develop and expand their knowledge and skills in their current area of expertise.* This will enable students to meet or maintain professional accreditation standards and to provide opportunities for continuing professional development, as well as the opportunity to interact with those at the cutting edge of their discipline.

Students will add breadth to their knowledge of engineering in general and expand their knowledge and skills in engineering management. Students will develop their technical knowledge and ability to analyse engineering problems. They will also gain further skills in solving engineering problems and justifying professional decisions.

The program articulates to the Masters of Engineering Science program with full credit for courses completed in the Graduate Diploma program. Students may exit from this proposed program with a Graduate Diploma award if they have completed the required course requirements. Alternatively they may elect to go on to complete the full Master’s program. A credit average (65%) is generally required to articulate to the next level in the sequence.

Why do a postgraduate course work program?

Whether you choose to undertake a Postgraduate Coursework program straight after your undergraduate studies, a few years into your career or as part of continuous professional development, it will help you to:
  • excel in your field: by extending your knowledge with highly specialised training
  • further develop key transferable skills: such as research and analysis, problem-solving, teamwork, management and communication
  • expand your options: by complementing existing knowledge or retraining to open new career opportunities.

Stream Structure

Students must complete 48 UOC of courses to be eligible for the degree, made up as follows:

24 UOC Core Disciplinary courses and 24 UOC Advanced Disciplinary knowledge courses

Core Disciplinary courses (24 UOC)
Plus 3 from the following:

Advanced Disciplinary knowledge (24 UOC)

Recognition of Prior learning (RPL)

A student may apply to the Program or Stream Authority for advanced standing or exemption as per the UNSW RPL Policy and Procedures. Program or Stream Authorities may grant up to 24UOC of advanced standing or exemption if they consider the student has prior learning (formal, informal or non-formal) where it can be demonstrated that the student has achieved equivalent learning outcomes to the particular course(s). Application for advanced standing or exemption would require substantiating evidence including documents such as academic records, continuing professional education, professional registration and statements of service from the employer.