Build in-demand skills for a diverse professional career in engineering with this Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum Engineering) Honours course from Edith Cowan University.
Designed for students with no prior experience seeking to start a career in engineering, this qualification offers the essential skills, knowledge and experience required to work in the dynamic field of petroleum engineering. In this course, you’ll develop advanced knowledge of the exploration, mining, production, delivery and downstream processing of fossil fuels, and will graduate with a diverse range of practical skills to work in a range of roles in the industry both in Australia and overseas.
As well as providing core mechanical and chemical engineering skills, the course provides specialist knowledge in drilling, reservoir and petroleum production engineering. This course will also equip you with industry-relevant skills in teamwork, problem-solving and leadership. You’ll graduate with strong skills in analysis, critical thinking, project management and leadership, and have the opportunity to complete work experience, connecting engineering theory and practice.
This qualification is accredited by Engineers Australia and is recognised nationally. If you’re looking for a career in engineering and want a strong theoretical and practical base, this qualification is your next step.
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
- Hold a minimum indicative of ATAR of 82 (or equivalent); OR
- Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
- Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
- Hold a STAT result that meets ECU’s higher entry requirements; AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and special admissions requirements (see below).
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
Special Admissions Requirements: All applicants are required to have Mathematics: Methods ATAR, with equivalents considered, and Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, with equivalents considered. It is desirable that all applicants have Mathematics: Specialist ATAR, with equivalents considered.
What You’ll Learn
In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:
- Introduction to engineering
- Electrical engineering 1A
- Mathematics 1
- Engineering drawing and computer-aided design
- Engineering mechanics
- Mathematics 2
- Materials and manufacturing 1
- Electrical engineering 1B
- Engineering systems
- General chemistry
- Reservoir petrophysics and formative evaluation
- Process engineering fundamentals
- Engineering dynamics
- Programming fundamentals
- Engineering geology and rock mechanics
- Reservoir thermodynamics and fluid properties
- Engineering innovation and ethics
- Fluid mechanics
- Reservoir engineering
- Drilling engineering
- Offshore science and engineering
- Well testing
- Engineering honours thesis 1
- Heat and mass transfer
- Unconventional oil and gas resources
- Engineering honours thesis 2
- Petroleum production engineering
- Engineering management
- Reservoir simulation
- Engineering practicum
- Process systems analysis
- Chemical thermodynamics
- Sustainability and renewable energy
- Hydrology and hydraulics
- Mechanics of solids
- Chemistry: Structures and reactions
Why study with Edith Cowan University?
Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.
ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.
From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.