Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum, Civil and Structural) (BE(Hons)(PetrolCiv&Struct))

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Through this degree program students can combine the concepts of petroleum engineering with civil and structural engineering. The petroleum program integrates core petroleum engineering with geosciences and management and builds a strong foundation of mathematics, physics, geology, geophysics, computer applications and engineering principles. The civil and structural program will provide students with skills and knowledge in creating and maintaining the physical infrastructure of society while managing and conserving natural resources.

Students are also required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience during their study. Graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum, Civil and Structural) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 5 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum, Civil and Structural)

There shall be a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum, Civil and Structural).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the combined degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum, Civil and Structural), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 120 units, comprising:

  1. Courses to the value of 120 units, including Core courses to the value of 102 units and Elective courses to the value of 18 units
  2. A total of 12 weeks practical experience approved by the Faculty and of which a minimum 6 weeks should be under the supervision of a professional engineer
  3. Unless exempted, international students are required to take ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL in lieu of either a core or elective course as advised by the Faculty
  4. Students who have not undertaken SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) will be required to enrol in Mathematics IM, followed by Mathematics IA with Mathematics IB taken in Summer Semester to complete the Mathematics requirements at Level I. The satisfactory completion of Mathematics IM is in addition to the normal requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum, Civil and Structural)

To satisfy the requirements for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum, Civil and Structural) students must complete courses to the value of 120 units.


All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
C&ENVENG 1008 Engineering Planning & Design I 3
C&ENVENG 1009 Civil & Environmental Engineering I 3
C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics 3
C&ENVENG 2025 Strength of Materials II 3
C&ENVENG 2030 Structural Mechanics 3
C&ENVENG 2069 Geotechnical Engineering II 3
C&ENVENG 2071 Water Engineering II 3
C&ENVENG 3001 Structural Mechanics III 3
C&ENVENG 3005 Reinforced Concrete Design 3
C&ENVENG 3007 Structural Steel Design 3
C&ENVENG 3012 Geotechnical Engineering Design III 3
C&ENVENG 3077 Engineering Hydrology 3
C&ENVENG 3079 Water Engineering & Design III 3
C&ENVENG 4034 Engineering Management IV 3
COMP SCI 1201 Introduction to Programming for Engineers 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
MATHS 2104 Numerical Methods II 3
MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA 3
PETROENG 1005 Introduction to Petroleum Geosciences & the Oil Industry 3
PETROENG 1006 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering 3
PETROENG 2005 Sedimentology & Stratigraphy for Petrol Engineers 3
PETROENG 2009 Formation Evaluation, Petrophysics & Rock Properties 3
PETROENG 2010 Drilling Engineering 3
PETROENG 3019 Structural Geology & Seismic Methods 3
PETROENG 3020 Production Engineering 3
PETROENG 3025 Reservoir Engineering 3
PETROENG 3026 Formation Damage & Productivity Enhancement 3
PETROENG 4004A Petroleum Engineering Honours Project Part 1 0
PETROENG 4004B Petroleum Engineering Honours Project Part 2 6
PETROENG 4022 Integrated Field Development & Economics Project 3
PETROENG 4027 Decision Making & Risk Analysis 3
PETROENG 4034 Petroleum Business & Project Economics 3
PETROENG 4035 Reservoirs, Resources & Reserves 3

Civil Electives

Courses to the value of at least 12 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
C&ENVENG 3029 Environmental Modelling & Management 3
C&ENVENG 3222 Research Methodologies and Project Management 3
C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics 3
C&ENVENG 4069 Advanced Reinforced Concrete 3
C&ENVENG 4073 Water Distribution Systems & Design 3
C&ENVENG 4085 Traffic Engineering & Design 3
C&ENVENG 4099 Structural Response to Blast Loading 3
C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics 3
C&ENVENG 4107 Prestressed Concrete Structures 3
C&ENVENG 4108 Environmental Systems Dynamics 3
C&ENVENG 4109 Designing Water Resource Systems for Urban Environments 3
C&ENVENG 4110 Soil & Groundwater Remediation 3
C&ENVENG 4111 Structural Dynamics & Applications 3
C&ENVENG 4112 Advanced Civil Geotechnical Engineering 3
C&ENVENG 4113EX Christchurch Earthquake Study Tour 3
C&ENVENG 4114 Advanced Hydrological Modelling & Water Resource Management 3
C&ENVENG 4115 Advanced Topics in Flood Hydrology 3
C&ENVENG 4222A Research Project Part A: Civil 0
C&ENVENG 4222B Research Project Part B: Civil 6
CHEM ENG 4051 Water & Wastewater Engineering 3
SOIL&WAT 3007WT GIS for Environmental Management III 3
MINING 3072 Mining Geomechanics 3
MINING 4102 Mine Geotechnical Engineering 3

Petroleum Electives

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PETROENG 3001 Reservoir Simulation 3
PETROENG 3005 Reservoir Characterisation & Modelling 3
PETROENG 3007 Well Testing & Pressure Transient Analysis 3
PETROENG 3023 Well Completion & Stimulation 3
PETROENG 4033 Integrated Reservoir & Project Management 3
PETROENG 4037 Unconventional Resources & Recovery 3