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 through the School of Petroleum Engineering. Please refer to the table below for a list of research programs available at UNSW.

Petroleum Engineering can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
1017 Petroleum Engineering Research PETRAR1017
2156 Petroleum Engineering Research PETRAR2156
2645 Engineering Research PETRBR2645

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