The Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources is Australia’s highest ranked and only multidisciplinary school for education, training and research in petroleum, future geoenergy resources, and carbon and hydrogen geostorage. 

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Combining integrated teaching and research programs, our industry-focused undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research degrees will prepare you for a diverse range of rewarding careers in energy and mineral resources, gas geostorage, geothermal energy and groundwater management.

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What is petroleum engineering?

Petroleum engineering is the practical application of physics, mathematics, geoscience, engineering and economic principles to the management and recovery of subsurface energy resources and geostorage of carbon dioxide and hydrogen.

What is Petroleum Engineering?

Our research

Our leading researchers are committed to both applied and fundamental research excellence, and have considerable expertise in subsurface engineering and geoscience, fluid flow in porous media, mathematical modelling and in carbon and hydrogen geostorage.

Our Research

Support for current students

Are you a current or commencing student? Our Ask ECMS team is available for any questions you have regarding your petroleum engineering degree—from enrolment and practical experience, to degree checks and credit transfers. You can also access online resources, including study plans and forms.

Student support

Short courses

We offer a variety of continuing professional development (CPD) short courses tailored to professionals seeking to expand their skill set and open up new career opportunities related to the management of current and future subsurface energy resources. Our short courses focus on subsurface geoscience and engineering, carbon geostorage and petroleum, risk analysis and decision making. 

Short courses

Will you be joining us from overseas?

The Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources offers a range of world-class programs. Studying at the University of Adelaide, continuously ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, will challenge and inspire you. Find out more about study options, entry requirements, how to apply and life in Adelaide, South Australia.

International students

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Do you need to contact the Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources? If your question relates to a specific matter, you can contact the relevant Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources staff member directly.

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Australian Rover Challenge 2022

University students from across Australia tested their rovers by competing in a full-scale simulated lunar mission at the Australian Rover Challenge.



Casual work opportunities in ECMS - Academic teaching support

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is seeking dedicated and passionate casual staff to assist with the delivery of our Semester 1 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, commencing 28th February 2022.



Final year engineering students investigate carbon capture and storage solutions to reduce emissions

For their honours project, Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum) students Liam Alchin and Andre Lymn investigated how to ensure a gas reservoir would be suitable for the injection and long term storage of CO2.





IPAS Optics & Photonics Showcase + pizza!

Please join us for an evening celebrating the great work being undertaken in this field at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS). Even if you don’t think optics and photonics is for you, please come along – you may be surprised! In any case we promise you will be inspired, have fun and be fed.



Ingenuity 2021

Ingenuity is an interactive showcase of university student projects exploring real-life applications of architecture, engineering, computer and mathematical sciences. This year, SA's largest technology expo will be brought to you both face-to-face and virtually, letting you choose how you wish to explore this year's 300+ student projects! 



Engineers Australia present: Public Speaking Workshop

Join Young Engineers Australia for a series of public speaking workshops that are designed to boost your confidence and provide you with practical tools to excel your communication and leadership skills.