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

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Special Notes

This program will not be offered in 2023.

Academic Year

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The Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience) program comprises a comprehensive set of coursework and research training experiences. The school has strong links with the basin energy exploration & production industry sector, and senior industry personnel who contribute teaching to some of our specialist courses. The program increases student knowledge in the essential areas of Energy 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 practical aspects of the industry sector learned through decades of resource development 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.


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 Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience)

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

Qualification Requirements

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 15 units
  2. Research Project to the value of 9 units

Core Courses