Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum and Mining) (BE(Hons)(PetrolMining))

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Through this degree program students can combine the concepts of petroleum engineering with mining 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 mining program focuses on analysis and design and combines knowledge from geotechnical, environmental, structural and water engineering, geology, computing, mathematics and finance.

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 and Mining) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 5 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum and Mining)

There shall be a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum and Mining).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the double degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum and Mining), 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. Core courses to the value of 120 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 of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum and Mining)

To satisfy the requirements for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum and Mining) 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 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics 3
C&ENVENG 2025 Strength of Materials II 3
C&ENVENG 2069 Geotechnical Engineering II 3
C&ENVENG 2071 Water Engineering II 3
CHEM ENG 1007 Introduction to Process Engineering 3
COMP SCI 1201 Introduction to Programming for Engineers 3
GEOLOGY 2504 Economic & Mine Geology II 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
MATHS 2104 Numerical Methods II 3
MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA 3
MINING 1011 Introduction to Mining Engineering I 3
MINING 3068 Mine Ventilation 3
MINING 3069 Rock Breakage 3
MINING 3070 Resource Estimation 3
MINING 3071 Mining Systems 3
MINING 3072 Mining Geomechanics 3
MINING 3073 Mine Planning 3
MINING 4101 Mine Management 3
MINING 4102 Mine Geotechnical Engineering 3
MINING 4106 Hard Rock Mine Design & Feasibility 3
MINING 4111 Coal Mine Design & Feasibility 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
PETROENG 3001 Reservoir Simulation 3
PETROENG 3005 Reservoir Characterisation & Modelling 3
PETROENG 3007 Well Testing & Pressure Transient Analysis 3
PETROENG 3019 Structural Geology & Seismic Methods 3
PETROENG 3020 Production Engineering 3
PETROENG 3025 Reservoir Engineering 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 4033 Integrated Reservoir & Project Management 3
PETROENG 4034 Petroleum Business & Project Economics 3
PETROENG 4035 Reservoirs, Resources & Reserves 3
PETROENG 4037 Unconventional Resources & Recovery 3