UPC China

Bachelor’s in Petroleum Engineering

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s in Petroleum Engineering at China University of Petroleum – East China (UPC) is a four year program for international students taught in English.

About the Program

This program will enable students to be qualified personnel in morality, intellectuality and physical fitness in order to meet the personnel needs of oil industries’ development. Students will be able to undertake petroleum engineering design, operation, production management, scientific development and applied research, etc. as well as know about Chinese society and culture when they graduate. Students should acquire the academic knowledge and research abilities. They should have solid foundation on math, physics, chemistry, mechanics, and geology and master basic Chinese. They should have the ability to design projects of oil and gas well drilling and producing, oil and gas field exploitation, to analyze and solve practical problems, to make technological improvement, scientific development and to process applied research. Graduates will have fairly strong experiment test ability, calculation ability and expression ability. Graduates will have insight and ability to process production and organizational management with systematic engineering ideas and modern operational knowledge.

Start Date of the Program

September or March

Entry Requirements

  • Under the age of 25
  • High school degree
  • TOEFL iBT 60 or above/IELTS 5.0 or above/certificate of English as the instruction language during previous studies

Application Deadline

August 1 or February 1


Oral Chinese, A Survey of China, Primary Chinese Reading, Advanced Math, Physics, Engineering Drawing. Program Design Language C, Chemistry, Oil Field Chemistry, Fluid Mechanics, Material Mechanics, Filtration Mechanics, Petro-physics, Electric Electronics. Comprehensive Design of Petroleum Engineering. Drilling Engineering Production Engineering, Reservoir Engineering.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 20000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 80,000 RMB.


There are fourteen floors in UPC International Students’ Apartment. En suite double-rooms and single rooms are available for students furnished with hot-water shower, air conditioner, electric fan, desk and so on. For more information visit the accommodation page here.


To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and before an admissions decision is given. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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