Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum) with Bachelor of Science (BE(Hons)(Petrol) BSc)

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Through this double degree program students can combine the concepts of petroleum engineering with science. All Engineering students will complete a common first year before branching out into their disciplines. 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. In addition to engineering studies, students undertake courses in geology, geophysics and applied geology.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum) with Bachelor of Science is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 5 years. This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.


Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum) with Bachelor of Science

There shall be a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum) with Bachelor of Science.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the double degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum) with Bachelor of Science, 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 84 units, including from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum), including Core courses to the value of at least 78 units and Elective courses up to the value of 6 units.
  2. Courses to the value of 36 Units from the Bachelor of Science, including a major from within the Bachelor of Science.
  3. A total of 8 weeks of approved engineering work placement is required. Students will need to enrol into the ENG 3100 Engineering Internship UG (0 units) course to complete this requirement.  
  4. Unless exempted, international students are required to take ENG 1011 Introduction to Engineering EAL in lieu of ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering.
  5. 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) with Bachelor of Science

To satisfy the requirements for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum) with Bachelor of Science students must complete courses to the value of 120 units.

Petroleum Core

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CEME 1004 Engineering Mechanics - Statics 3
ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering 3
ENG 1003 Programming (Matlab and Excel) 3
ENG 3004 Systems Engineering and Industry Practice 3
ENG 3005 Research Methods and Project Management 3
ENG 4001A Research Project Part A 3
ENG 4001B Research Project Part B 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
MATHS 2106 Differential Equations for Engineers II 3
MATHS 2107 Statistics & Numerical Methods II 3
PETROENG 1005 Introduction to Subsurface Geoscience & GeoEnergy 3
PETROENG 1006 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering 3
PETROENG 2001 Reservoir Thermodynamics & Fluid Properties 3
PETROENG 2005 Sedimentology & Stratigraphy for Subsurface Engineers 3
PETROENG 2009 Formation Evaluation, Petrophysics & Rock Properties 3
PETROENG 2010 Drilling Engineering 3
PETROENG 3005 Reservoir Characterisation & Modelling 3
PETROENG 3020 Production Engineering 3
PETROENG 3025 Reservoir Engineering 3
PETROENG 3026 Formation Damage & Productivity Enhancement 3
PETROENG 4012 Well Testing & Pressure Transient Analysis 3
PETROENG 4022 Integrated Field Development and Economics Project 3
PETROENG 4027 Decision Making and Risk Analysis 3
PETROENG 4034 Petroleum Business and Project Economics 3
PETROENG 4037 Unconventional Resources and Recovery 3
PETROENG 4064 Data analytics in oil and gas industry 3

Petroleum Electives

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PETROENG 3001 Reservoir Simulation 3
PETROENG 3023 Well Completion and Stimulation 3
PETROENG 2019 Structural Geology & Seismic Methods 3

Bachelor of Science

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
GEOLOGY 2504 Mineral Resources II 3


Courses to the value of 33 units from the following:

Level I Science Electives (6 units)
Level II Science Electives (9 units)
Level III Science Electives (18 units)
Science Electives may be chosen from courses listed in the Program Rules for the degree of Bachelor of Science. Students must complete a major in accordance with the Program Rules for the Bachelor of Science.