master of petroleum engineering uq

Last Updated on February 3, 2022

Why study the Master of Petroleum Engineering?

The Master of Petroleum Engineering program covers the technical disciplines associated with the development of conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources. The program combines UQ’s world-class reputation in teaching and research with current industry insights to shape you and your fellow students as the next generation of highly skilled professionals that will solve future energy challenges.

This program is taught by world-class industry experts, including guest lectures from current industry representatives and mentoring opportunities with senior technical managers. The program includes a world first field development capstone project to design a plan for development of an unconventional gas resource, opportunities for research projects on real industry problems, and hands on learning experiences with advanced software tools. Classes are taught in intensive teaching blocks that allow students to combine study with employment, and there are opportunities for industry placements.

What you can study

Courses and requirements

See the courses and requirements for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Petroleum Engineering.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities.

How to apply

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Entry requirements for Australian students

Visit the Future Students website for admissions information

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

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Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 – July 20 of the year of commencement.

What it costs

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fees and costs

Fees for Australian students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University’s Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven’t yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Master of Petroleum Engineering


Petroleum engineers work for some of the world’s largest companies looking to design and develop new methods for extracting oil and gas. Australia’s oil, gas and energy industry play a key role in the economy, underpinning the economic performance of the transport, mining and agriculture sectors. With continued population growth and the ever-increasing need for energy, the future economic growth of the modern industry looks definite. There are also many opportunities to work overseas.

Program rules for the Master of Petroleum Engineering

To complete the Master of Petroleum Engineering

To fulfil the requirements of the Master of Petroleum Engineering, a student must complete the requisite number of courses chosen from the course list in accordance with the Program Rules.

For more information on program requirements, please contact the Faculty.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland policies and rules which govern the conduct of UQ programs. These may be found on the UQ policies and rules page on the my.UQ website.

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