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Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering

Course code J69

Provides an opportunity for graduates from other fields to diversify their knowledge and skills in Petroleum Engineering.

This course provides an opportunity for engineering graduates from other fields to develop the fundamental specialist knowledge to pursue career opportunities in the oil and gas industry, both in Australia and internationally. Petroleum Engineers work in a range of industry sectors, often related to oil and gas exploration, drilling and well completion, reservoir study, and hydrocarbon production from underground reservoirs.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

J69

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $24,750

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Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

J69

CRICOS code

095661K

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $27,700

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

1 year full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS5566Reservoir Engineering15
ENS6201Reservoir Thermodynamics and Fluid Properties15
ENS6202Reservoir Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation15
ENS5564Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS5162Drilling Engineering15
ENS5165Petroleum Production Engineering15
ENS5567Well Testing15
ENS5565Reservoir Simulation15

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply high level, independent judgement when analysing and evaluating complex petroleum engineering related problems to generate creative solutions.
  2. Communicate advanced knowledge, concepts and skills to variety of audiences in the field of petroleum engineering.
  3. Demonstrate management skills by initiating, planning, implementing and evaluating projects in the field of petroleum engineering.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $24,750 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $27,700 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

The Oil and Gas, and related upstream and downstream processing industry requires skills of the range provided in the course. The Petroleum Engineer is naturally supported by a range of other discipline specialisations (e.g Chemical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation engineers), but provides many of the core functions in this industry sector.

Possible future job titles

Petroleum Engineer, Oil and Gas Engineer, Exploration Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Refining Engineer, Production Engineer.

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