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Petroleum Engineering

The Department of Petroleum Engineering, offers a unique blend of academic excellence and industrial expertise to the oil and gas industry.


Members of the faculty have a proven track record in academia and many years’ experience in the petroleum industry. This provides a strong theoretical base coupled with a practical approach to solving real-life industrial problems.

All of our department academic members possess research qualifications at the Doctorate level in subjects that span the pure science and engineering disciplines. This range of talent is used to tackle specific problems of relevance to the petroleum industry and promotes an applied environment for the supervision of Masters and PhD students. A comprehensive teaching program at the Master’s level complements these research and development activities. The emphasis is on developing graduates with the skills which industry needs, as quickly as possible. Consequently a large percentage of the time is spent in applying the course material to real oil and gas field data.

Possible careers

  • Petroleum engineer
  • Reservoir engineer
  • Production/ operations engineer
  • Drilling engineer
  • Well completion engineer

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Contact us

Telephone: +61 8 9266 7857
Email: admin.peteng@curtin.edu.au