Entry into the Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Engineering can be via two pathways:
Entry pathway 1 - A 3 or 4 year Bachelor of Engineering/Science degree in a relevant discipline or an equivalent qualification from a recognised university or tertiary institution; OR
Entry pathway 2 - Consideration will be given on an individual basis for those with relevant petroleum industry experience with vocational training based on the portfolio supporting the application. A minimum of 5 years of full-time relevant professional and/or responsibility in the upstream petroleum industry is required. Students are required to demonstrate work experience in the Upstream Petroleum Industry (i.e. the exploration, reservoir engineering, drilling and production of oil &/or gas). An entry interview may be required.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
A student may apply to the Program or Stream Authority for advanced standing or exemption as per the UNSW RPL Policy and Procedures. Program or Stream Authorities may grant up to 18UOC of advanced standing or exemption if they consider the student has prior learning (formal, informal or non-formal) where it can be demonstrated that the student has achieved equivalent learning outcomes to the exempted course(s). Application for advanced standing or exemption would require substantiating evidence including documents including academic records, continuing professional education, professional registration and statements of service from the employer.