CCSG plays a key role in meeting the educational needs of the Australian CSG/LNG industry. The centre has established a Master of Petroleum Engineering program. The Centre also continues to have specialised speakers both academic and from industry engaging with Masters and PhD students as part of its educational initiative. 

Master of Petroleum Engineering

The Master of Petroleum Engineering is delivered by CCSG and the UQ Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT). The program has strong support from the local CSG industry and requires students to undertake projects linked to Queensland’s CSG developments.

Entry requirements include an undergraduate engineering degree or a four year Science degree (BSc Hons) in a relevant discipline. The course is targeted at professionals already in the industry seeking to upgrade their skills/qualifications or suitably qualified professionals from other disciplines seeking to transfer to the CSG industry.

A detailed outline of the program is available at UQ Courses and Programs. 

NEW: From 2017, up to 25 students of the Master of Petroleum Engineering at UQ will also be able to undertake internationally recognised and certified well control courses (e.g. Well Control  Levels 2 to 4 – both IWCF and IADC) while studying with us at no extra cost. This is owing to a unique collaboration with an industry leading training provider, Fendley Skills Development. *Subject to terms and conditions.

Scholarships available

The Centre for Coal Seam Gas is offering scholarships for high calibre candidates wishing to study the Master of Petroleum Engineering commencing in Semester 1, 2017. These prestigious scholarships will be awarded on merit to candidates who clearly demonstrate the potential to positively contribute to the oil and gas industry as a petroleum engineer. For more information see flyer.

  • One partial tuition fee scholarship (up to $15,000) (all domestic applicants)
  • One partial tuition fee scholarship (up to $15,000) (female domestic applicants only)


Scholarship candidates must meet the following requirement:

  • An approved bachelor degree or equivalent.
  • Domestic status - Australian/New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents

How to apply 

Candidates can apply online until 16 January 2017. The Program will commence in February 2017 at The University of Queensland (Brisbane). For scholarship application forms, terms and conditions, search ‘petroleum’ at: