Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience) ( MSc(PetrolGeosc))

Program Code


Program Minimum Units


Standard Duration

1 Year

Program Faculty

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

AQF Level


Academic Year


Special Notes

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The Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience) program is comprised of comprehensive coursework and research training. The school has strong links with industry, and senior industry personnel teach specialist courses. The program increases student knowledge in the essential areas of Petroleum Geoscience and trains students to use industry-standard techniques and software. Students receive a thorough grounding in the principles of exploration and development geoscience, whilst being exposed to the practical aspects of the oil and gas industry gained by staff through years of experience around the world. Applicants for the program must have completed an AQF Level 8 (Honours) qualification or an equivalent combination of awards and prior learning.

The Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience) is an AQF Level 9 Masters Extension qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience)

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

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master 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 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 18 units
  2. Research Project to the value of 6 units
Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience)


All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PETROGEO 7010 Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience I 3
PETROGEO 7011 Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience II 3
PETROGEO 7012 Petroleum Resource Evaluation 3
PETROGEO 7013 Petroleum Systems and Basin Evaluation 3
PETROGEO 7020 Advanced Petroleum Geoscience I 3
PETROGEO 7021 Advanced Petroleum Geoscience II 3

Research Project

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PETROGEO 7022 Petroleum Geoscience: MSc Research Project 6