MSc in Petroleum Geoscience

The Australian School of Petroleum is Australia's premier centre of excellence for education, research and training in petroleum geoscience, petroleum engineering and petroleum business decision making. The Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience) is a 1-year program aimed at increasing student knowledge in the essential areas of petroleum geoscience, and providing advanced training in the theory and practice of industry-standard techniques and workflows. Students receive a thorough grounding in the principles of exploration and development geoscience, while being exposed to the practical aspects of the oil and gas industry through internationally experienced staff.

The MSc program begins in February and is completed within 12 months. It comprises a ¾ fundamental and advanced coursework component and a ¼ integrated research project component. The multidisciplinary curriculum has been developed in consultation with our petroleum industry partners, and is regularly reviewed by our advisory board to ensure its continuing relevance. As part of the coursework program, students undertake a field trip to the Sydney Basin in order to evaluate aspects of the basin in terms of sedimentary geology and petroleum systems elements. The trip and a follow-on petroleum systems evaluation project constitute an end-of-semester capstone experience.

In addition to our world-class study program you will have the chance to discover and experience one of the world's best kept secrets - South Australia! Adelaide is ranked one of the top ten most liveable cities worldwide. There are many reasons - for example, our Southern Californian climate - that are too numerous to mention in full. Come and find out why for yourself - we promise we'll give you the time!

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