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.
Oil and gas companies are facing technological and commercial challenges to keep their wells flowing and need skilled engineers to shape their future operations. If you are considering a dynamic career in hydrocarbon exploration and production – a degree in petroleum engineering is for you.
You will learn from industry partners, practitioners and researchers. All courses are designed to provide you with a wealth of knowledge from an international perspective, and guest lectures by industry experts also provide valuable networking opportunities.
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.
Past post-graduate projects have included investigations in areas of interest, collaborative industry projects, and projects with researchers at the UQ Centre for Coal Seam Gas (CCSG).
"The curriculum provided me with the knowledge to move straight into an international exploration role with one of Australia's largest oil and gas company"
Tye Gerrard, graduate, Commercial Analyst
A detailed outline of the program is available at UQ Courses and Programs.
NB: 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 using state-of-the art simulation equipment. *Subject to terms and conditions.