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Location and Dates

  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Program Dates: To be determined
  • Term Offered: Summer 2021 and fall 2021
  • Majors: All engineering majors

Special Hybrid Internship Model - Don’t let another opportunity pass you by because of the pandemic. Join a summer research program working with a Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) faculty mentor and the mentor's research team, just virtually. Your summer will be filled with valuable engineering, research, cultural, teamwork and global competency skills. Adapt to the Malaysian mindset and time zone without ever getting on a plane. After your summer research concludes, you will join all Texas A&M University College of Engineering interns who participated in international summer programs back in College Station! Your fall 2021 semester will include a one-credit hour fall course, ENGR 484. Wrap your summer experience up by reflecting on all aspects of the international research programs. Learn how to put your best foot forward and use this global hybrid opportunity to set the stage for your future engineering career!    

Application deadline: April 15, 2021

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Two Part Commitment

Part one:

  • VIRTUAL - summer 2021 (eight to 10 weeks)
  • $400 program fee
  • ENGR 484: zero credit hours
  • Pass/fail
  • 35-45 hours per week of research
  • Weekly meetings with faculty mentor
UTP Virtual Research Programme (V-RAP)

Part two:

  • IN PERSON (College Station) - fall 2021
  • ENGR 484: one credit hour
  • Grade bearing
  • Workshops - Frame Your Experience
  • Deliverables due: Technical and cultural report
  • Poster presentation
  • Global Competency Certificate

Contact Leslie Donaway for additional details. 


In this program, students work on a research topic of their interest under the supervision of a professor from Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP). Student/faculty matching is done by UTP.

The one-credit ENGR 484 can count as a technical elective. Approval by each department. It counts as the international component of the Engineering International Certificate.

About the University

Universiti Teknologi Petronas was established in 1997 and has grown to be one of the most prominent private universities in Malaysia. UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering and technology programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. UTP has produced more than 10,000 graduates and currently has an enrollment of more than 6,000 undergraduate students and 1,200 postgraduate students from more than 50 countries around the world. The university complements its engineering and technology programs with quality education in the areas of management and humanities, with the aim of producing well-rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities.

About Universiti Teknologi Petronas

Courses Offered

To view the course requirements, click on the link below.

For summer, register for zero credit. For the fall, register for one credit.

Eligibility and Requirements

Admission to this program is competitive and availability is limited. Evaluation will be based on academic performance, application package materials and program goals. Only complete applications that meet all minimum admissions criteria will be accepted for evaluation.

Students who desire to study abroad in Malaysia must have:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Good academic standing with the university
  • Required to attend all program-specific orientations
  • Sophomore, junior or senior (seniors graduating in the summer are not eligible) 


The following chart estimates the total out of pocket expenses a student may have participating in this program. For a full list of the financial aid requirements please visit our Financial aid and Scholarship page.

Please note that all costs are subject to change and will vary based on cost and location.

Estimated Program Costs Cost
Fees Collected by Halliburton Engineering Global Programs Office
Program cost  (includes faculty host matching, pre-departure orientations, logistics coordination, post-program activities, workshops, Education Abroad administrative fee, and Global Competency Completion Certificate) $400
Global Program Fee Total $400

Contact Information

Engineering Global Programs
Zachry Engineering Education Complex
Suite 410

Leslie Donaway
Engineering Global Programs Office
Zachry Engineering Education Complex
Suite 410 |