Chemical Engineering - China

The chemical engineering faculty-led study abroad experience is a four-week program in Tianjin, China that offers chemical engineering students the opportunity to not only broaden their technical skills, but also to become familiar with one of the most dynamic and culturally significant countries in the world. Students will have the opportunity to participate in both cultural and technical field trips. Students will have direct interaction with Chinese students not only in a social setting, but in the classroom as well. The technical and cultural visits, together with the engagement of local students, contribute to student global competency development and preparedness to join the global engineering industry.


    • Locations: Tianjin, China
    • Dates: May 12 - June 9, 2018

Location Information

Tianjin, China

Located only 30 minutes from Beijing by high-speed train, Tianjin is China’s sixth-largest municipality, boasting a population of more than 11 million. Although 40 percent of Tianjin’s total area is dedicated to farmland, the municipality remains an important industrial base with major industries including petrochemical, textiles, automotive, mechanical and metalworking. Beijing is an architecturally rich area and features numerous attractions, including the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall. Tianjin University, established in 1895 with the name of “Peiyang University,” is the first educational institution of higher learning in China. More than 1,800 students attend its School of Chemical Engineering where they receive instruction from 300 faculty members.

For more information contact

Faculty Leader

Dr. Katy Kao
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 212 Jack E. Brown Building | (979) 845-5571

Dr. Zheng Dong Cheng
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 220 Jack E. Brown Building | (979) 845-3413

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

View Global Engineering Programs

Ms. Xiaoshuang Wei
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU | (979) 845-0544

View Study Abroad Programs

Courses Offered

CHEN 455: Process Safety Engineering (3 CR) - Required course for CHEN majors

Prerequisites: Senior classification in any engineering major. Cross listed with SENG 455.

Course will also count as a technical elective in BAEN, ID, MMET, MEEN, NUEN and PETE.

CHEN 471: Bioreactor Engineering (3 CR) – Technical elective for CHEN majors

Prerequisites: Senior classification in chemical engineering or approval of instructor. Course will also count as a technical elective in BAEN, MEEN, and NUEN.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all chemical engineering majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and to other engineering majors with permission of course instructors.
  • Good academic standing with university
  • Students must attend all study abroad program-specific meetings and the general orientation workshop in the semester prior to departure

Scholarship & Financial Aid

There are two types of scholarships available to students:


The Study Abroad Programs Office offers scholarships based on merit and financial need. Applications are available through Scholarships & Financial Aid and deadlines are listed on the website below. The Continuing Student Scholarship application opens Nov. 1, 2017 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2018. To apply, please visit:


The Dwight Look College of Engineering is offering scholarship for selected student who has a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application. There is no need to apply for the engineering scholarship, it is automatic if students meet all of the requirements listed below:

  • Have a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application
  • Satisfy the course requirements for admission
  • Be admitted and confirmed by Feb. 15, 2018

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of Texas A&M University study abroad programs. If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (2nd Floor Pavilion) or (979) 845-3236.

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources:


The following chart estimates the total out of pocket expenses a student may have participating in this program.
Cost subject to change.

Estimated Program Fee (subject to change)Cost
Covers lodging, some meals, cultural excursions, in-country transporta-tion, international health insurance, faculty expenses, the Study Abroad Administrative Fee, and miscellaneous program expenses. $4,150
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & fees: based on in-state tuition calculate from summer 2017 (not all fees included). Visit for rates. $2,100
International airfare and travel documents (includes $145 for passport + visa if needed) $1,700
Textbooks, supplies, and some meals. Personal spending not included. $800
COE Competitive Scholarship (guaranteed) for students with a 2.5 GPA at time of application $500
Department of Chemical Engineering Scholarship (for eligibility requirements and deadline refer to program website) $500
Total Estimated Cost$7,750

Check the Student Business Services website ( for exact tuition/fee amount as it varies per student.