Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Petroleum and Chemical)

The University of Adelaide
In Adelaide (Australia)

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Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Adelaide (Australia)
  • When:

5 years

part-time equiv.
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Where and when

Starts Location
University Of Adelaide Thebarton Campus 3/49 Holland Street, SA 5005, South Australia, Australia
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What you'll learn on the course

Chemical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Communication Training
IT Management
Process Engineering
GCSE Mathematics

Course programme

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum and Chemical) builds a strong foundation of mathematics, physics, geology, geophysics, computer applications and engineering principles.
Over the course of the program, the subjects studied change from more general engineering topics to very specific petroleum and chemical engineering-related topics.
There is also a focus on management and business-related aspects.
This integrated structure makes the petroleum and chemical engineering teaching curriculum unique.
The first two years of the academic program are spent developing an understanding of the foundation subjects of petroleum and chemical engineering.
In the third year, these areas of study are further developed through an additional range of advanced topics.
In the fourth year, students put their chemical engineering knowledge into practice via major design, research and experimental projects, including a chemical engineering project.
In the fifth year, students expand their technical petroleum engineering knowledge and develop business skills such as economic evaluation and project management, and undertake a final year petroleum engineering project.
Students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.
Academic Program Rules The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Petroleum and Chemical) Example Study Plan BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS) (PETROLEUM AND CHEMICAL) Year1S1 CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA (3 units) PETROENG 1005 Introduction to Petroleum Geosciences & the Oil Industry (3 units) MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)# CHEM ENG 1007 Introduction to Process Engineering (3 units) S2 PETROENG 1006 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering (3 units) CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB (3 units) MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units) COMP SCI 1201 Introduction to Programming for Engineers (3 units) Year2S1 CHEM ENG 2018 Process Fluid Mechanics (3 units) MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA (3 units) CHEM ENG 2010 Principles of Process Engineering (3 units) PETROENG 2010 Drilling Engineering (3 units) S2 CHEM ENG 2011 Process Engineering Thermodynamics (3 units) MATHS 2104 Numerical Methods II(3 units) PETROENG 2009 Formation Evaluation, Petrophysics & Rock Properties (3 units) CHEM ENG 2014 Heat & Mass Transfer (3 units) Year3S1 CHEM ENG 3035 Multi-Phase Fluid & Particle Mechanics (3 units) CHEM ENG 3034 Kinetics & Reactor Design (3 units) PETROENG 3005 Reservoir Characterisation & Modelling (3 units) PETROENG 3025 Reservoir Engineering (3 units) S2 PETROENG 3001 Reservoir Simulation (3 units) PETROENG 3020 Production Engineering (3 units) CHEM ENG 3030 Simulation & Concept Design (3 units) CHEM ENG 3031 Process Control & Instrumentation (3 units) Year4S1 CHEM ENG 3024 Professional Practice III (3 units) Chemical or Petroleum Elective (3 units) Chemical Elective (3 units)* CHEM ENG 4050 Advanced Chemical Engineering (3 units) S2 CHEM ENG 4014 Plant Design Project (6 units) Chemical Elective (3 units)* CHEM ENG 3033 Separation Processes (3 units) Year5S1 PETROENG 4004A Petroleum Engineering Honours Project Part 1 (3 units) PETROENG 4027 Decision Making & Risk Analysis (3 units) PETROENG 4035 Reservoirs Resources & Reserves (3 units) Chemical or Petroleum Elective (3 units) S2 PETROENG 4004B Petroleum Engineering Honours Project Part 2 (3 units) PETROENG 4022 Integrated Field Development & Economics Project (3 units) PETROENG 4034 Petroleum Business & Project Economics (3 units) PETROENG 4037 Unconventional Resources & Recovery (3 units) CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING PETROLEUM ENGINEERNIG ELECTIVES SEMESTER1 PETROENG 4033 Integrated Reservoir & Project Management IV (3 units) PETROENG 3026 Formation Damage & Productivity Enhancement (3 units) PETROENG 3007 Well Testing & Pressure Transient Analysis (3 units) SEMESTER2 PETROENG 3023 Well Completion & Stimulation (3 units) PETROENG 3019 Structural Geology & Seismic Methods (3 units) CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ELECTIVES SEMESTER1 CHEM ENG 4053 Pinch Analysis & Process Synthesis (3 units) CHEM ENG 4052 Food Process Engineering (3 units)^ CHEM ENG 4056 Research Practice (3 units) SEMESTER2 CHEM ENG 3036 Unit Operations Laboratory (3 units) CHEM ENG 3036 Unit Operations Laboratory (3 units) CHEM ENG 4054 Research Project (3 units) GUIDE TO ENROLMENT This study plan should be used to guide enrolment for the current academic year.
Some students may need to modify their enrolment based on previous study (e.
students granted advanced standing/credit, students repeating previously failed courses).
#EXTRA COURSE REQUIREMENT Students who have not taken SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) will be required to enrol in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM in semester 1, followed by MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA in semester 2 with MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB in Summer School to complete the Mathematics requirements at Level 1.
The satisfactory completion of Mathematics IM is in addition to the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION Unless exempted by the Faculty, all international students are required to take Engineering Communication.
At the commencement of study, the Faculty will advise which course is to be replaced by ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL.
*Students who choose to complete a Chemical Honours Project in addition to a Petroleum Honours project must undertake both CHEM ENG 4056 Research Practice and CHEM ENG 4054 Research Project in lieu of 6 units of electives.
COURSE AVAILABILITY^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.
Download a print copy of the study plan Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Petroleum and Chemical) Assessment Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and examinations.