Gain industry-relevant advanced knowledge for a career in the oil and gas industry.


Provides a comprehensive skill set for engineering graduates seeking employment in the global oil and gas industry.

Designed in collaboration with UWA’s industry partners to match current energy trends, the course is in sync with the rapidly expanding natural gas and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industries in Western Australia and is unique in its focus on downstream oil and gas processing.

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Course description, features and facilities

Students will develop professional levels of skill in a range of key areas including petroleum engineering, gas economics, investment strategies and liabilities, work-flow concepts, and current production and processing technologies.

A particular focus is placed on natural gas, both its extraction and subsequent conversion to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

Business-orientated units will cover the principles of project planning and project management within the managerial context of the oil and gas industry.

Students will also produce a variety of written technical reports and business proposals, and will take part in group projects, including a unique field hydrocarbon development design project.

During your studies, you will benefit from close interaction with our leading academics and their links to industry.

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Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017; 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 2018 or 2019.

Note: Students are advised to refer to the recommended study guides available on the ECM 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.

S2CHPR4406Reaction Engineering
S2CHPR4407Transport Phenomena
S1CHPR5501Advanced Reaction Engineering and Catalysts
NSCHPR5520Combustion Science and Technology
S1ENSC3003Fluid Mechanics
S1ENSC3004Solid Mechanics
S1ENSC3006Chemical Process Thermodynamics
S2ENSC3007Heat and Mass Transfer
S2ENSC3018Process Synthesis and Design
S2ENSC3019Unit Operations and Unit Processes

Take all units (24 points):

S1CHPR4404Advanced Thermodynamics
S1CHPR5521Gas Processing 1—Flow Assurance and Gathering
S2CHPR5522Gas Processing 2—Treating and LNG Production
S2OGEG5809Field 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.

S2CIVL5505Introduction to Design of Offshore Systems
S2GENG5504Petroleum Engineering
S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
NSGENG5803Investment Management for Field Development
NSOGEG5801Introduction to Oil and Gas Engineering
S1OGEG5803Reservoir Engineering
N/AOGEG5805Drilling Engineering
NSOGEG5810The Hydrocarbon Economy

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Career opportunities

A Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas unlocks a wide range of career opportunities within the oil and gas industry both here in Australia and internationally.

Related careers

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Further study opportunities

Further study will allow you to gain a qualification in Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). It will open up opportunities in academia and research to help you to pursue your goals in a wide range of careers, depending on your area of research.

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

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

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


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

English competency

See the full list of English language requirements.

Please note: requirements may be higher for some individual courses, where this is the case the additional requirements will be specified.

These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. How to apply
  2. Fees
  3. Contact us

How to apply

Apply online. Refer below for application dates and access to the Online Application System (OASys):


Refer to the Fee Calculator for up to date course and unit costs.

Contact us

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7 Fairway (corner Cooper Street)
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
Normal opening hours
Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5pm (Western Standard Time)

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Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas - Coursework: the details

Available 2017
Locations offered
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
The estimated weekly time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Standard full-time completion
Course duration is 1-2 years of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study (depending on the relevance of the engineering discipline that students have previously completed).
Maximum time to complete
5 years
Contact details: course information
ECM Student Office
Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building, The University of Western Australia M054, 35 Stirling Highway Crawley WA 6009
+61 8 6488 3061
Course code