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 (Honours) 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 in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
3707 Engineering (Honours) Major PETRAH3707
3761 Adv Math (Hons) / Eng (Hons) Major PETRAH3761
3762 AdvSci(Hons)/Engineering(Hons) Major PETRAH3762
3763 Engineering (Honours) / Arts Major PETRAH3763
3764 Engineering (Hons)/Commerce Major PETRAH3764
3765 Engineering (Honours) / Law Major PETRAH3765
3766 Music / Engineering (Honours) Major PETRAH3766
3767 Engineering (Hons) / Science Major PETRAH3767
3769 Music (Hons)/Engineering(Hons) Major PETRAH3769
3772 Engineering(Hons)/Computer Sci Major PETRAH3772
3773 Eng (Hons) / Eng Science Major
3785 Engineering (Hons) / Comp Sci Major PETRAH3785
3961 Engineering (Honours) / Arts Major PETRAH3961

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