Applicants must have a Bachelor?s (Hons) degree in a relevant engineering discipline from a recognised institution. Candidates who work in the upstream oil and gas industry with considerable exposure to core technical areas and those with degrees in other relevant science disciplines may be considered. The course?s English requirements includes an IELTS score of 6.5 (overall) and no less than 6.0 in each section. Completion of a Bachelor?s degree in which English is the language of instruction can also be viewed as satisfying the English requirement. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
The Master of Petroleum Engineering programme complements a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programmes offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Science, which has over 2,000 students studying a range of major engineering programmes including Applied Geology and Computing. This is a Master?s conversion course aimed primarily at engineers who do not have any formal qualifications in petroleum engineering, but have Honours degrees in other relevant engineering disciplines. It is also available to graduates from other disciplines who have relevant work experience in areas related to petroleum engineering. The first semester offers units such as applied geology and geophysics, phase behaviour and flow assurance, formation evaluation and fundamentals of reservoir engineering, while semester two covers drilling engineering fundamentals, production technology, advanced reservoir engineering, and well stimulation remedial and intervention operations. Hydrocarbon economics and project management, advanced numerical reservoir simulation, field development planning, and advanced drilling practices are covered in the final semester.