Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Petroleum and Mechanical)

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

Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Communication Training
IT Management
GCSE Mathematics

Course programme

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum and Mechanical) 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 mechanical engineering topics.
There is also a focus on management and business-related aspects.
This integrated structure makes the petroleum and mechanical engineering teaching curriculum unique.
The first two years of the academic program are spent developing an understanding of the foundation subjects of petroleum and mechanical engineering and geosciences topics.
In the third year, these areas of study are further developed through an additional range of advanced topics.
In the fourth year, students put mechanical engineering knowledge into practice via major design, research and experimental projects, including a mechanical engineering project.
In the fifth year, students expand their technical petroleum engineering knowledge and develop business skills such as economic evaluation and project management, as well as 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 Mechanical) Example Study Plan BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS) (PETROLEUM AND MECHANICAL) Year1S1 PETROENG 1005 Introduction to Petroleum Geosciences & the Oil Industry (3 units) C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics (3 units) ELEC ENG 1101 Electronic Systems (3 units) MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)# S2 MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics (3 units) MECH ENG 1006 Design Graphics & Communication (3 units) PETROENG 1006 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering (3 units) MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units) Year2S1 MECH ENG 2100 Design Practice (3 units) MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA (3 units) PETROENG 2010 Drilling Engineering (3 units) MECH ENG 2021 Thermo-Fluids I (3 units) S2 CHEM ENG 1009 Materials I (3 units) PETROENG 2009 Formation Evaluation, Petrophysics & Rock Properties (3 units) COMP SCI 1201 Introduction to Programming for Engineers (3 units) MECH ENG 2002 Stress Analysis & Design (3 units) Year3S1 PETROENG 3025 Reservoir Engineering (3 units) MECH ENG 3102 Heat Transfer & Thermodynamics (3 units) MECH ENG 3030 Structural Design & Solid Mechanics (3 units) MECH ENG 2020 Materials & Manufacturing (3 units) S2 MECH ENG 3027 Engineering Systems Design & Communication (3 units) PETROENG 2005 Sedimentology & Stratigraphy (3 units) MECH ENG 2019 Dynamics & Control I (3 units) PETROENG 3020 Production Engineering (3 units) Year4S1 Mechanical Engineering Elective (3 units)* MECH ENG 3105 Sustainability & the Environment (3 units) Mechanical Engineering Elective (3 units) Mechanical Engineering Elective (3 units) S2 Mechanical Engineering Elective (3 units)* Mechanical Engineering Elective (3 units)* Petroleum Engineering Elective (3 units) MECH ENG 3028 Dynamics & Control II (3 units) Year5S1 PETROENG 4004A Petroleum Engineering Honours Project Part 1 (3 units) PETROENG 4027 Decision Making & Risk Analysis (3 units) Petroleum Engineering Elective (3 units) Petroleum Engineering Elective (3 units) S2 PETROENG 4004B Petroleum Engineering Honours Project Part 2 (3 units) PETROENG 4022 Integrated Field Development & Economic Project (3 units) PETROENG 4034 Petroleum Business & Project Economics (3 units) Petroleum Engineering Elective (3 units) #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.
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).
CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING PETROLEUM ENGINEERING ELECTIVES SEMESTER1 PETROENG 4035 Reservoirs, Resources & Reserves (3 units) PETROENG 3007 Well Testing & Pressure Transient Analysis (3 units) PETROENG 4033 Integrated Reservoir & Project Management IV (3 units) PETROENG 3005 Reservoir Characterisation & Modelling (3 units) PETROENG 3026 Formation Damage & Productivity Enhancement (3 units) SEMESTER2 PETROENG 4037 Unconventional Resources & Recovery (3 units) PETROENG 3001 Reservoir Simulation (3 units) PETROENG 3019 Structural Geology & Seismic Methods (3 units) MATHS 2104 Numerical Methods II (3 units) PETROENG 3023 Well Completion & Stimulation (3 units) CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ELECTIVES SEMESTER 1 MECH ENG 4102 Advanced PID Control (3 units) MECH ENG 4121 Materials Selection & Failure Analysis (3 units) MECH ENG 4105 Advanced Vibrations (3 units) MECH ENG 4111 CFD for Engineering Applications (3 units) MECH ENG 4112 Combustion Technology & Emissions Control (3 units) MECH ENG 4143A Mechanical Honours Project Part A (3 units) MECH ENG 4118 Finite Element Analysis of Structures (3 units) MECH ENG 4124 Robotics M (3 units) MECH ENG 4104 Advanced Topics in Fluid Mechanics (3 units) MECH ENG 4144 Renewable Fluid Power Technology (3 units) SEMESTER 2 CHEM ENG 4032 Composites & Multiphase Polymers (3 units)^ MECH ENG 4107 Airconditioning (3 units) MECH ENG 4143B Mechanical Honours Project Part B (6 units) MECH ENG 4101 Biomechanical Engineering (3 units) MECH ENG 4114 Corrosion: Principles & Prevention (3 units) MECH ENG 4115 Engineering Acoustics (3 units) MECH ENG 4145 Sustainable Thermal Technologies (3 units) MECH ENG 4120 Fracture Mechanics (3 units) MECH ENG 4125 Stresses in Plates & Shells (3 units) SUMMER MECH ENG 4120 Fracture Mechanics (3 units) MECH ENG 4126 Topics in Welded Structures (3 units) MECH ENG 4115 Engineering Acoustics (3 units) GUIDE TO ENROLMENTThis study plan should be used to guide enrolment for the current academic year.
Some students may need to modify their enrolment base on previous study (e.
student granted advanced standing/credit, student repeating previously failed courses).
*Students who choose to complete a Mechanical Honours Project in addition to a Petroleum Honours project must undertake both MECH ENG 4143A Mechanical Honours Project Part A and MECH ENG 4143B Mechanical Honours Project Part B in lieu of 9 units of electives.
Note completion of Part B is dependent on the completion of Part A in order for 9 units to count towards the program.
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 Mechanical) 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.