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Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Petroleum Geology and Geophysics)

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Petroleum Geology and Geophysics) is a one-year full-time program for graduates who have completed a Bachelor of Science or equivalent in geoscience, and are interested in using geology and geophysics to explore for and develop oil and gas fields. This program is the entry level qualification for a career in the Australian petroleum industry. The Australian School of Petroleum (ASP) is unique in Australia in offering an honours program, which is specifically designed to prepare graduates for such a career. Our students receive a thorough grounding in the principles of exploration and development geoscience, while being exposed to the practical aspects of the oil and gas industry gained by our staff through years of experience around the world.

Program Structure

This honours degree consists of a coursework program and a research project, which is written up in a thesis. The coursework program covers the spectrum of disciplines involved in petroleum geoscience and is focused in the first half of the year. The second half of the year is dedicated to the research project, although time will be allocated for students to start work on their projects from the start of the program. Research projects are generally provided by petroleum companies or government agencies, although data may be provided from research projects being conducted by academics within the ASP.

Career Opportunities

The School is proud of the excellent employment record of its graduates. The honours program is widely recognised as providing the essential training for a career in the industry, as well as a thorough preparation for postgraduate study. The curriculum is periodically updated in consultation with the petroleum industry to maintain its relevance.

Admission Information

Applications for admission to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Petroleum Geology and Geophysics) will be reviewed in two rounds. The first round on the last Friday of August, and the second round on the last Friday of October. Successful applicants will be notified shortly after these dates. Unsuccesful applicants reviewed in the first round will be carried over and included in the second round of review. All applicants reviewed in the second round of review will be notified shortly afterwards of the outcome. If places on the program remain, applications received after October will be reviewed soon after they have been received, up until the program starts.

If you have any enquiries about this degree program, please contact the Program Coordinator, Dr Mark Bunch or the Australian School of Petroleum Office.

Australian School of Petroleum



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