Master of Petroleum Geoscience (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
The Master of Petroleum Geoscience is a two-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. The course places considerable emphasis on the development of practical skills underpinned by conceptual knowledge, and the application of both to solving problems related to basin history and petroleum exploration through coursework and research project components of the course. Students have the opportunity to use latest digital technology to develop advanced skills in the analysis of geoscientific data and constructing 3D models.
- Course title
- Master of Petroleum Geoscience (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- The Master of Petroleum Geoscience has the following exit awards: 74240 Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Geoscience (24 points) (24 points), 74340 Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Geoscience (48 points) (48 points)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 2 years
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Julien Bourget
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2018; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.
Take all units (54 points):
|NS||GEOP4002||Near-surface and Environmental Geophysics|
|NS||GEOS4410||Australia's Geological Evolution|
|S2||GEOS4418||Basin Analysis Techniques|
|NS||GEOS5503||Advanced Petroleum Geoscience|
|NS||GEOS5506||Structural Analysis for Petroleum Geoscience|
|NS||GEOS5509||Sedimentary Basin Field Excursion|
|S1, S2||SCIE4403||The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science|
For students in course by coursework and dissertation only, take all units (24 points):
|S1, S2||GEOS5011||Masters Research Project in Geoscience Part 1|
|S1, S2||GEOS5012||Masters Research Project in Geoscience Part 2|
|S1, S2||GEOS5013||Masters Research Project in Geoscience Part 3|
|S1, S2||GEOS5014||Masters Research Project in Geoscience Part 4|
For students in course by coursework only, take units to the value of 42 points, including at least 30 points at Level 5. The 30 points at Level 5 may include up to two options, chosen as substitutes, from related areas, as approved by the Faculty.
For students in course by coursework and dissertation, take units to the value of 18 points including at least 6 points at level 5.
|S2||ECON5511||Climate, Energy and Water Economics|
|NS||ENVT4403||Coastal and Estuarine Processes|
|NS||ENVT4409||Remote Sensing of the Environment|
|NS, S2||ENVT4411||Geographic Information Systems Applications|
|S2||ENVT5511||Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management|
|NS||GEOS5505||Multiscale Tectonic Systems|
|NS||GEOS5507||Analytical Techniques for the Geosciences|
|S1, S2||GEOS5596||Geoscience Internship|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 74240 Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Geoscience (24 points)
- 74340 Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Geoscience (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Petroleum Geoscience course before completing it, but after completing 24 points, at least 12 of which are core to the degree,, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Geoscience.
(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Petroleum Geoscience course before completing it, but after completing 48 points, at least 24 of which are core to the degree, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Geoscience.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction