Postgraduate

Master of Petroleum Geoscience

Gain experience and geoscience skills related to petroleum exploration.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Geoscience graduates have diverse employment options including working as geoscientists with resource companies, consultancy/service companies, or Commonwealth or state government agencies responsible for onshore and offshore
resources including water and the environment. Resource company roles include exploration, mining, petroleum production, groundwater and/or environmental monitoring and management. Geoscience is also a valuable skill for employment in
education, economics, finance, and government policy and planning.
Geoscience graduates have diverse employment options including working as geoscientists with resource companies, consultancy/service companies, or Commonwealth or state government agencies responsible for onshore and offshore
resources including water and the environment. Resource company roles include exploration, mining, petroleum production, groundwater and/or environmental monitoring and management. Geoscience is also a valuable skill for employment in
education, economics, finance, and government policy and planning.

Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research. Find out about our world-class research at UWA Science Global.
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Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research. Find out about our world-class research at UWA Science Global.
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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$55,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2018
$78,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$78,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor of Science in Geology, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The Master of Petroleum Geoscience is a 2-year coursework or coursework and dissertation degree course. This course aims to develop graduates with advanced skills in geological and geophysical data analysis and integration of datasets related to sedimentary basin analysis and petroleum geoscience

About The Course

This course places considerable emphasis on the development of practical skills underpinned by conceptual knowledge to solve problems related to basin history and petroleum exploration.
Master of Petroleum Geoscience

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the handbook for details
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 73540
CRICOS code
  • 093309J
Master of Petroleum Geoscience
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the handbook for details
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 73540
CRICOS code
  • 093309J
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 - 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Petroleum Geoscience

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

School of Earth Sciences

The University of Western Australia’s School of Earth Sciences applies geoscience to understand the complex processes that shape our planet.
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