- 2017



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 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.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Contact details

EngineeringEngineering (http://www.monash.edu/engineering/about-us/contact-us)



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.



Levels 2, 3 and 4

Parts C, D. Oil and gas engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)

Students complete:

  • CIV2206 Mechanics of solids
  • MNE2010 Fixed plant engineering
  • ENG2005 Advanced engineering mathematics
  • CIV2242 Geomechanics I
  • MNE2030 Project, risk and safety management
  • EAE2522 Sediments and basins
  • MNE3020 Resource estimation
  • EAE3591 Geophysics
  • RSE3131 Drilling and well completion
  • CHE3162 Process control
  • RSE3232 Reservoir engineering
  • RSE3231 Production engineering
  • CIV4210 Project A
  • RSE4111 Numerical modelling
  • RSE4131 Production and development planning
  • CIV4211 Project B
  • MNE4020 Design and feasibility project
  • RSE4231 Unconventional resources

Part E. Elective study (36 points)

Single degree students complete a. and b. below:

  1. 12 points of electives at level 2 or 3 from one of the following options:
  2. 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

  • CHE2162 Material energy balances
  • CHE2163 Heat and mass transfer
  • EAE2511 The deep earth
  • ENE3010 Rock mechanics
  • ENE3048 Energy and the environment
  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems
  • MEC2404 Mechanics of fluids
  • MNE4120 Instrumentation, automation, asset management
  • RSE3242 Geothermal energy
  • RSE4112 Advanced rock mechanics

Relevant courses


Single degrees

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.