Petroleum Engineering - China

Basics and applications of fluid mechanics (statics; mass, energy, momentum balances; laminar and turbulent flow, Reynolds number, Moody diagram; non-Newtonian fluid flow; multi-phase flow; flow in porous media, non-Darcy flow); heat transfer (heat conduction,convection, heat exchangers); analogies and similarities within mass, energy and momentum transport.

Locations and Dates

    • Location: Beijing, China
    • Dates: May 15 - June 2, 2017
    • Majors: Mechanical, Civil Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution
    • Program Limit: This program must have a minimum of 15 students and no more than 25 students can participate.

Location Information

Beijing, China

In petroleum and other raw materials, China is both a significant consumer and a world-class producer. China also has many challenging fields that need modern technology. China University of Petroleum (CUP) in Beijing, the host university, has its reputation in the petroleum engineering society. The study abroad program in China with China University of Petroleum will benefit our students by exposing them to the biggest Chinese city, to interact with a handful of students at CUP, and observe the practices in the best petroleum university in China.

Excursions/Field Trips

In addition to taking a course, the purpose of this program is an intense exposure of the student to the rich and diverse culture and history of China. The first week of this course will be held in College Station – the rest of the two weeks will be in CUP in Beijing. Students will live on the CUP campus, sharing meals, facilities and class time with native students. Under the guidance of Dr. Hasan and Dr. Alves, the students will plan a number of trips depending on their individual interests.

For more information contact

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Rashid Hasan
Petroleum Engineering
(979) 847-8564

Dr. Ibere Alves
Petroleum Engineering
(979) 845-2263

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

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

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Courses Offered

PETE 314: Transport Processes in Petroleum Production

Prerequisites: MEEN 315, junior or senior classification, petroleum engineering majors only; or approval of instructor.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA
  • Good academic standing with university
  • Approval of the professor
  • Attendance at ALL study abroad program specific orientations

Scholarship & Financial Aid


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, 2016 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2017. To apply, please visit:


The 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, 2017
  • Required to attend all Study Abroad Programs Office (SAPO) and College of Engineering pre-trip orientations
  • Submit requested documents by deadlines

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
Housing, Tours, Excursions, Group Meals, Coordination and Administration, Faculty Expenses, Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), SAPO Administrative Fee, Miscellaneous $2,300
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 3 credit hours) $1,500
International Airfare $1,500
Passport (if not previously obtained) & Visa $285
Personal Spending $Varies
Meals (not included in Program Fee) $0
Textbooks & Supplies $0
COE Competitive Scholarship (guaranteed) for students with a 2.5 GPA at time of application $500
Total Estimated Cost$5,085

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