Why Study Petroleum Engineering
Opportunities can take you to exciting field locations throughout the world, to a regional technical and business office, a research centre/laboratory, or even up to the corporate headquarters.
Explore the high seas, remote jungles, vast deserts and mountain ranges, developing oil and gas reserves where no one has drilled before. Live and work in many countries. Understand other cultures. Develop a network of friends and colleagues from all nations. As a petroleum engineer, travel and the opportunity to become a citizen of the world can be an important and exciting part of your career adventure.
As a petroleum engineer, you will contribute to meeting mankind's energy needs while safeguarding the environment. Equally satisfying, petroleum engineers also gain responsibility faster and supervise important projects sooner than those in other engineering fields. Entry-level salaries for university graduates are among the highest of any engineering field. So are the long-term financial rewards.
What will you learn?
Our curriculum addresses the profound new economic and technological changes sweeping the international oil and gas industry, and prepares graduates to meet the imposing challenges of the global petroleum economy.
The curriculum has been designed to introduce students to the petroleum industry early in the first year, but also includes studies in mathematics, engineering and sciences, especially geology and geophysics, in order to enhance students' broad understanding of the different aspects of science and engineering which make up the petroleum exploration and production industry. In the second and third year these areas of study are developed, and in addition, aspects of managing petroleum assets are introduced. These are a particular focus of the School and make its teaching curricula unique providing our graduates with a clear advantage in todays highly competitive, uncertain and dynamic world. In the fourth year, students have an opportunity to specialise in one aspect of petroleum engineering, while expanding their technical and management skills further.
Scholarships - Study made easier
The Australian School of Petroleum offers undergraduate students the chance to apply for a Santos Scholarship of up to $10,000 per year over the four year Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering Program. With financial support, undertaking such an intensive program of study will be made much easier.