Chemical Engineering Process Safety - China

The chemical engineering faculty-led study abroad experience is a three-week program in Qingdao, China that offers chemical engineering students the opportunity not only to 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. The technical and cultural visits, together with the engagement of local students, will contribute to a student's global competency development and preparedness to join the global engineering industry.

Locations and Dates

    • Location: Qingdao, China
    • Dates: July 3 - Aug. 6, 2018

For more information contact

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Sam Mannan
Regents Professor and Director
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Jack E Brown Building Room 246
(979) 862-3985

Dr. Costas Kravaris
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Jack E Brown Building Room 236 
(979) 458-4514

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

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

Prerequisites: Senior level in any engineering major.

Cross-listed with SENG 455. Course will also count as a technical elective in BAEN, ID, MEMT, MEEN, NUEN and PETE.

CHEN 461: Process Dynamics and Control (3 CR) - Required course for CHEN majors

Prerequisites: CHEN 320, CHEN 464 or registration

Analysis of process dynamics and methods for the design of automatic control systems for chemical process plants.

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.
  • Prerequisite courses include CHEN 323, CHEN 304, or approval by course instructor.

Location Information

Qingdao, China

Qingdao is a major city in eastern Shandong Province of China. It is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial center, boasting a population of more than 8.7 million. The world’s longest sea bridge, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, links the main urban area of Qingdao with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas. China University of Petroleum (East China), was established in 1953 with the name of “Beijing Petroleum Institute,” and was founded by acquiring the best petroleum associated departments in the world. The university specializes in upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum science and engineering.

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, 2017 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2018. To apply, please visit:


The Texas A&M University 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
  • 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: