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 overview

Course title
Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MEOG
Course code
62520
Course type
master's degree by coursework only
Status
current / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
CRICOS code
083861A

Course details

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.)
Articulation
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
96
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
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Zachary Aman
Fees
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.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2020

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.

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.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2CHPR4407Transport Phenomena
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy; for pre-2012 courses: MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2020 Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra
S1ENSC3003Fluid Mechanics
Prerequisites:
completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including (ENSC2001 Motion or ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics) and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Incompatibility:
ENSC3010 Hydraulics
lectures/workshops: 2 hours per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; labs: 3 sessions during semester, totalling 6 hours
S1ENSC3006Chemical Process Thermodynamics
Prerequisites:
completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2002 Energy or CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity; or enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week
S2ENSC3007Heat and Mass Transfer
Prerequisites:
completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; labs: 2 hours per semester

Take all units (42 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1CHPR4404Advanced Thermodynamics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation) or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas; for pre-2012 courses: CHPR2431 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, or ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Incompatibility:
CHPR4531 Advanced Prediction of Fluid Properties
S1CHPR5521Gas Processing 1—Flow Assurance and Gathering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation); or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas; for pre-2012 courses: none
Co-requisites:
CHPR4404 Advanced Thermodynamics or CHPR4531 Advanced Prediction of Fluid Properties
S2CHPR5522Gas Processing 2—Treating and LNG Production
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation); or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas; for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
CHPR3531 Process Modelling
S1GENG4410Fossil to Future – The Transition
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy or Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
lectures: 36 hours; practicals: 12 hours
S2GENG5803Investment Management for Field Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or the Master of Business Administration (Oil and Gas) or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
S2OGEG5809Field Development Project
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas (62520)
S1OGEG5810Decision Making and Uncertainty for Oil and Gas Projects
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the (62520) Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or (42520) Master of Business Administration (Oil and Gas)

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 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 30 points.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/ACHPR4408Chemical and Thermal Renewable Energies
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
Lectures 2 hr per week; seminar/case study 1 hr per week; and workshop 1 hr per week
S2CIVL5505Introduction to Design of Offshore Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas; for pre-2012 courses: none. This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the Course Coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
Incompatibility:
CIVL4170 Design of Offshore Systems
S2GENG5504Petroleum Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering; for pre-2012 courses: (MATH2020 Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2) and (ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges or MATE1412 Materials Engineering 1)
Incompatibility:
PETR2510 Petroleum Engineering Fundamentals, PETR3512 Reservoir Characterisation, PETR8504 Reservoir Characterisation
lectures and practical classes
S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering or the Master of Information Technology or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or the Master of Data Science or the Master of Ocean Leadership or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy; for pre-2012 courses: (GENG1003 Introduction to Professional Engineering or ENSC1001 Global Challenges in Engineering) and completion of 96 points towards an Engineering degree
Incompatibility:
CIVL4150 Engineering Practice, ELEC4332 Project Engineering Practice, MECH4400 Engineering for Sustainable Development
lectures: 26 hours; practical classes: 13 hours
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering or the Master of Business and Engineering Asset Management or the Master of Information Technology or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy; for pre-2012 courses: MATH1010 Calculus and Linear Algebra or MATH1020 Calculus, Statistics and Probability or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or equivalent. This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the course coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
lectures: 2 hour per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; workshops: 3 hours per week
S1GENG5516Energy Storage Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable Energy or the Masters of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering) or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
lectures: 36 hours; practical classes: 12 hours; labs: 9 hours
S2OCEN4007Renewable Ocean Energy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Renewable and Future Energy or Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering
lectures: 3 x 45 mins per week; practical classes: 2 x 1 hrs per week; labs: 3 hours every third week
S1OGEG5803Reservoir Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas (62520)
Example 1
Course Study Plan: PSP-62520-1
Example 2
Course Study Plan: PSP-62520-2

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>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).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the 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 requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) an engineering degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) This course has the following 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.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which include conversion units to a value of 48 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

(3) Students who have completed an Engineering degree in a cognate area, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 48 points.

Satisfactory progress

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.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 for the first time is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 for the second time is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 for the third time is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

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

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent which is calculated based on—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.