Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Geoscience) (BSc(PetrolGeosc))

Program Code

BSC

Program Minimum Units

72

Standard Duration

3 Years

Program Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

AQF Level

07

Academic Year

2017

Special Notes

This program is only available to continuing students.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

This program will provide students with a coherent understanding of the areas of science that relate to the Earth’s petroleum resources including their nature, origin, distribution, discovery and exploitation. Students will gain the ability to communicate with a diverse array of people and will have an understanding of the geological and technological complexity of the petroleum systems with which they are working. The first year of this program provides a foundation in sciences such as geology and maths, with a choice of additional courses in chemistry, physics and a science elective. Second year develops this foundation by providing more in-depth study in the areas of Petroleum Engineering and Geology. In third year, students will focus on advanced topics including Petroleum Exploration, Reservoir Characterisation and Modelling and Structural Geology and Seismic Methods. Students will benefit from direct exposure to professionals in the Petroleum Geoscience Industry that will enable them to form mentoring relationships.
The Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Geoscience) is an AQF Level 7 program with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Geoscience)

There shall be a Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Geoscience) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Geoscience), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Level I courses to the value of not more than 30 units
  2. Level III courses to the value of 24 units
  3. Core courses to the value of up to 66 units
  4. Elective courses to the value of up to 6 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
GEOLOGY 1103 Earth Systems I 3
GEOLOGY 1100 Earth's Interior I 3

Courses to the value of 18 units from the following:

Note: Course pre-requisites apply.

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3

and

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA 3
CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB 3
CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry IA 3
CHEM 1201 Foundations of Chemistry IB 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PHYSICS 1100 Physics IA 3
PHYSICS 1101 Physics for the Life and Earth Sciences IA 3
PHYSICS 1008 Physical Aspects of Nature I 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PHYSICS 1200 Physics IB 3
PHYSICS 1201 Physics for the Life and Earth Sciences IB 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
GEOLOGY 2500 Sedimentary Geology II 3
GEOLOGY 2501 Structural Geology II 3
GEOLOGY 2502 Igneous and Metamorphic Geology II 3
GEOLOGY 2505 Geochemistry II 3
PETROENG 1005 Introduction to Petroleum Geosciences & the Oil Industry 3
PETROENG 1006 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering 3
PETROENG 2009 Formation Evaluation, Petrophysics & Rock Properties 3
PETROENG 2010 Drilling Engineering 3

Level III

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
GEOLOGY 3013 Tectonics III 3
GEOLOGY 3008 Geophysics III 3
GEOLOGY 3500 Exploration Methods III 3
GEOLOGY 3019 Field Geoscience Program III 3
GEOLOGY 3505 Earth Systems History III 3
SOIL&WAT 3010 Remote Sensing III 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
GEOLOGY 3502 Mineral and Energy Resources III 3
PETROENG 3019 Structural Geology & Seismic Methods 3