Oil and gas engineers work in a variety of areas associated with hydrocarbon exploration and extraction. Typically, an oil and gas engineer specialises in one area (i.e., development, production or reservoir management) but needs to be mindful of the entire process. You will develop a strong knowledge of the full value chain and alternative fuels.
This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.
Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Levels 2, 3 and 4
Parts C, D. Oil and gas engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)
- Mechanics of solids
- Fixed plant engineering
- Advanced engineering mathematics
- Geomechanics I
- Project, risk and safety management
- Sediments and basins
- Resource estimation
- Applied geophysics
- RSE3131 Drilling and well completion
- Process control
- RSE3232 Reservoir engineering
- RSE3231 Production engineering
- Project A
- Numerical modelling
- RSE4131 Production and development planning
- Project B
- Design and feasibility project
- RSE4231 Unconventional resources
Part E. Elective study (36 points)
Single degree students complete a. and b. below:
- 12 points of electives at level 2 or 3 from one of the following options:
- the remaining two units required to complete an engineering-approved minorengineering-approved minor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/eng-beng-approved-minors.html) from another faculty (if the first two units in the minor were completed at level 1)
- level 2 or 3 units from the list of technical electives below
- other electives chosen in consultation the course adviser
- 24 points of level 3 and 4 units from the list of technical electives below
For students completing a double degree, some units required for the partner degree are credited as electives towards this degree.
Oil and gas engineering technical electives
- Material energy balances
- Heat and mass transfer
- Deep earth processes
- ENE3010 Rock mechanics
- Energy and the environment
- Environmental impact assessment and management systems
- Mechanics of fluids
- Instrumentation, automation, asset management
- RSE3242 Geothermal energy
- Advanced rock mechanics
Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:
- E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Students in other courses are not eligible to complete this specialisation.