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

Undergraduate students can study Petroleum Engineering through the Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering degree program. Petroleum Engineering may also be studied at the postgraduate level through PhD (Research) and Masters (Research and/or Coursework) degree programs, and Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate programs.

Petroleum Engineering can be studied as 

Specialisation At the Level of Stream
Petroleum Engineering Major PETRA13045

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