Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas (coursework)
This course provides a comprehensive skill set for engineering graduates to facilitate employment in the oil and gas industries. As we enter the golden age of gas, natural gas is the primary focus in the course, both its extraction and subsequent conversion to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). This is supplemented by an extensive consideration of gas economics, designed specifically for engineering practitioners, as well as a detailed hydrocarbon field development exercise with strong industry involvement. The course is in sync with the rapidly expanding natural gas and LNG industries in Western Australia.
- Course title
- Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas (coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework only
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
- 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 Engineering in Oil and Gas has the following exit awards: 60260 Graduate Certificate in Engineering (24 points) (24 points), 60330 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (48 points) (48 points)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1 year full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 48 points of taught units and 48 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
- Maximum course duration
- 2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Eric May and Associate Professor Zachary Aman
- 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.
Note: Students are advised to refer to the recommended study guides available on the EMS website.
Students who have not completed an Engineering degree in a cognate area, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the Faculty.
|S1||CHPR5501||Advanced Reaction Engineering and Catalysts|
|NS||CHPR5520||Combustion Science and Technology|
|S1||ENSC3006||Chemical Process Thermodynamics|
|S2||ENSC3007||Heat and Mass Transfer|
|S2||ENSC3018||Process Synthesis and Design|
|S2||ENSC3019||Unit Operations and Unit Processes|
Take all units (24 points):
|S1||CHPR5521||Gas Processing 1—Flow Assurance and Gathering|
|S2||CHPR5522||Gas Processing 2—Treating and LNG Production|
|S2||OGEG5809||Field Development Project|
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points. Students who have not completed an engineering degree in a cognate area, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, must take unit(s) to the value of 48 points.
|S2||CIVL5505||Introduction to Design of Offshore Systems|
|S1, S2||GENG5505||Project Management and Engineering Practice|
|S1, S2||GENG5507||Risk, Reliability and Safety|
|NS||GENG5803||Investment Management for Field Development|
|S1||OGEG5801||Introduction to Oil and Gas Engineering|
|NS||OGEG5810||Decision Making and Uncertainty for Oil and Gas Projects|
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
- 60260 Graduate Certificate in Engineering (24 points)
- 60330 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas course before completing it, but after completing level 4 and 5 units to the value of 24 points, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Engineering.
(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas course before completing it, but after completing level 4 and 5 units to the value of 48 points, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Engineering.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
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