Petroleum Engineering


Petroleum Engineering is a specialised engineering discipline concerned with recovering hydrocarbons from the earth to satisfy the world's energy needs. It applies physical, mathematical and engineering principles to identify and solve problems associated with exploration, exploitation, drilling, production, processing, transportation and all the related economic and management problems associated with recovery of hydrocarbons and geothermal energy from deep beneath the earth’s surface.

Petroleum Engineering also involves economic and management disciplines. There is a demand for graduates in the oil and natural gas industries, and related industries and research institutions.

Studying Petroleum Engineering at UNSW

The study of Petroleum Engineering at UNSW is primarily through the School of Petroleum Engineering ( Both undergraduate and postgraduate programs of study are available. Please refer to the table below for a list of programs available at UNSW.

Petroleum Engineering can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name At the Level of Stream
5338 Engineering Science Specialisation PTRLAS5338
7338 Engineering Science Specialisation PTRLAS7338
8538 Engineering Science Specialisation PTRLAS8538
8539 Engineering Science (Ext) Specialisation PTRLAS8539

go to top of page
 Petroleum Engineering

Study Levels

UNSW Quick Links