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Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience)

The University Of Adelaide

Program Overview

Upstream excellence  

Petroleum geoscience is about understanding our earth and the processes that shape it. Geoscientists are explorers, problem solvers and innovators. They recover resources and meet energy demands in economical, safe and sustainable ways.

The Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources is a world-class centre for petroleum education, training and research. We have strong links to industry with fully integrated teaching and research programs.

What will you do?

Our Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience) is a one-year intensive degree. You will:

  • work with internationally experienced staff and senior industry personnel
  • access industry-standard techniques, software and datasets
  • study exploration and development geoscience in depth
  • build hands-on skills and practical knowledge
  • undertake an advanced research project.


Where could it take you?

You might pursue careers in mineral or petroleum exploration with multinational and local companies. You could be a geologist, a geophysicist or an oil and gas analyst. Perhaps you’ll work in consulting or as a natural resource manager in a government agency.

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  Location

AdelaideAustralia

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

AU$ 45,500

 Score

IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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This 24-unit program comprises 18 units of coursework and a 6-unit research project, culminating in the submission of a thesis.

The program provides significant research skills development embedded in the coursework content. This includes field research and report production as well as research exercises within the coursework modules. This research skills development is aimed at enabling students to develop their skills as they work towards their 6-unit research project thesis.

Within the coursework program, students undertake a field trip to an Australian sedimentary basin in order to evaluate the basin fill and petroleum systems.

Australian Year 12    

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject

English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide    

IELTS    
Overall 6.5   

TOEFL    
Overall 79

Tertiary Qualifications    

A completed undergraduate Honours degree in Science (AQF Level 8, or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 4.5, majoring in a relevant field (such as geology, geophysics, earth sciences or similar) with an Honours level IIA grade or credit average grade, or higher. Students with a non-Honours undergraduate degree in Science (AQF Level 7, or equivalent) may be considered if they have undertaken at least one year of professional experience in a relevant field, providing appropriate work based learning outcomes that combined with their undergraduate degree is assessed to be equivalent to an Honours (AQF level 8) qualification.

Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)    

International student place:
$45,500

Potential careers

Mineral Exploration, Natural Resource Manager, Geotechnical Engineer, Geologists, Geophysicists, Geophysics, Oil and Gas Analyst, Petroleum Exploration

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