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Petroleum Engineering - Germany & UK

This program will be hosted by RWTH Aachen University, Germany, which is widely considered to be the best technical university in Germany. All classes will be held in RWTH Aachen, which is located in the highly-industrialized Rhine valley and has more than 43,000 students enrolled. There will be cultural and technical visits that will highly impact the cultural exchange opportunities for our students.

Faculty-led Program

    • Semester: Summer II
    • Dates: July 3 - Aug 5, 2017
    • Major: Petroleum Engineering

Location Information

Aachen, Germany

Aachen is a small university town, much like College Station. As the westernmost city in Germany, Aachen and the surrounding area belongs to a temperate climate zone, with humid weather, mild winters, and warm summers. Aachen's industries include science, engineering and information technology. The city of Aachen has developed into a technology hub as a by-product of hosting one of the leading universities of technology in Germany, the RWTH Aachen University.

Current plans are to visit the Halliburton facilities in Montrose Scotland.

For more information contact

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Eduardo Gildin
(979) 862-4578
Dr. Mike King
(979) 845-1488

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

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Ms. Bianca Cusimano
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU | (979) 845-0544

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Courses Offered

Track 1: PETE 301 + 485 (for sophomore/juniors) - Dr. Gildin
Track 2: PETE 324 + 485 (for juniors/seniors) - Dr. King
Note: PETE 485 will be co-instructed by both professors.

PETE 324: Well Testing (3 CR) - Required course for PETE majors

Analysis of well performance under varied reservoir conditions including evaluation of unsteady, pseudo-steady and steady state flow; well testing methods used to determine well and reservoir parameters; applications to conventional and unconventional wells producing gas and/or liquids; and, the fundamentals for preparing and operating well test equipment to monitor, measure, and gather samples for evaluating well performance.
Prerequisites: PETE 301(concurrent), 310, 311; GEOL 404

PETE 485: Directed Studies (3 CR)

Applied Mathematics for Petroleum Engineers

PETE 301: Petroleum Engineering Numerical Methods (3 CR)- Required course for PETE majors

Use of numerical methods in a variety of petroleum engineering problems; numerical differentiation and integration; root finding; numerical solution of differential equations; curve fitting and interpolation; computer applications; introduction to the principles of numerical simulation methods.
Prerequisites: PETE 225, 311; MATH 308

Eligibility & Requirements

Admission to this program is competitive and availability is limited. Applications will be evaluated on February 1, 2017. 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 must have:

  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA,
  • Good academic standing with university,
  • Approval of advisor, and
  • Attendance at ALL program specific orientations.

Foreign Language Requirement

None! All courses are taught in English by Texas A&M University Faculty.

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:


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, 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 $5,300
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 6 credit hours)* $2,200
International Airfare $1,700
Passport (if not previously obtained) $145
Personal Spending $ Varies
Meals (not included in Program Fee) $500
Textbooks & Supplies $100
COE Competitive Scholarship (guaranteed) for students with a 2.5 GPA at time of application $1,000
Total Estimated Cost$8,945+

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