China University of Petroleum



China University of Petroleum (CUPB) was founded in 1953, nominated as one of the key national universities in 1960, and is a ‘211’ national universities under administration of the Ministry of Education. As a first-tier national university of China, the mission of CUPB is to prepare qualified engineers and offer great technical service for the global oil industry through its education of the highest quality and excellent research.

University Overview

With years of efforts, CUPB has been working on improving its programme quality, continuously evolving to stay at the cutting edge of research and industrial advances, and broadening its disciplines and research areas. The present focus of CUPB includes its traditional energy related fields alongside with the new outreach to sustainable and renewable energy technology and clean energy technology, deep-water technology, energy strategy and policy study, safely engineering technology, environmental engineering and energy management. There are 16 colleges in total at CUPB which offers 27 Bachelor programmes, 99 Master programmes and 48 PhD programmes. It has 2 national key labs, 1 national engineering education center and 20 ministerial key labs or research institutes.

The academics, who account for CUPB’s position as a national leader in energy related subjects, are an essential part of its rich academic environment. There are 1,369 teachers in total including 229 professors and 274 associate professors. Among them, there are two winners of Chinese Academy of Science Awards, two winners of Chinese Academy of Engineering Awards. CUPB currently has 7,663undergraduate students, 5,426 Master students, 1076 PhDs and 832 overseas students from 52 countries.

One of the principles of CUPB has been to work closely with world-leading energy companies such as China National Petroleum Corporation, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, TOTAL, Shell, Petronas, Saudi Aramco, Kogas, BP, StatOil, etc. More than 65% of its research projects are supported by these organizations. Internationalisation is one of the three key strategic priorities of CUPB whose target is to attract scholars around the world and involve our faculty and students to explore the world and share their capacity with the world through linkages with CUPB’s global partner institutions. CUPB currently has collaborative relationship with 120 higher education institutions and academic organizations from 36 countries.


China University of Petroleum, Beijing, is located in a scenic region of tourist interest in Changping County, Beijing, about 5 miles to the Ming Tombs and 15 miles to the Great Wall. Changping is dynamic yet laid-back, culturally rich but down to earth. One can easily explore Changping on foot or by bike with its perfect size. CUPB has a beautiful campus divided into two relatively independent quarters, which has excellent teaching and learning facilities and well-equipped residential areas.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Chinese

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Master in Petroleum Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 China Beijing + 1 more

Supported by the College of Petroleum Engineering, which has been leading the petroleum academy for the past six decades, our Petroleum Engineering Master Program in English enjoys an uncomparable status. [+]

Supported by the College of Petroleum Engineering, which has been leading the petroleum academy for the past six decades, our Petroleum Engineering Master Program in English enjoys an uncomparable status. Here over the three-year study life, students’ growth could be guaranteed by our first-class facilities, elite faculties and the traditional spirit of always pursuing for excellence. The program aims to cultivate students’ professional knowledge, as well as practical abilities. Moreover, the characters of diligence, integrity and preciseness academic attitude are also within the fostering goal. Having been the choice of an increasing number of professional talents, the Petroleum Engineering Master Program in English has been the focused attention of the college. CURRICULUM Course Requirement: No less than 30 credits, including 22 compulsory credits. Fostering time: 3 years for fully registered students and 4 years for partly registered students. Research Dissertation: Oil and gas well engineering Oil and gas field development engineering Oil storage and transportation engineering COMPULSORY COURSES Advanced Fluid Mechanics Advanced Well Drilling Engineering Advanced Well Completion Engineering Advanced Fluid Mechanics in Porous Media Advanced Reservoir Engineering Advanced Production Engineering Well Test Analysis Rock Mechanics EOR Theory and Method Natural Gas Engineering SOME OPTIONAL COURSES Reservoir Description and Modeling Reservoir Numerical Simulation Multiphase Flow Theory Phase Behavior of Petroleum Fluids Exploration and Development Economics of Oil and Gas COORDINATION: Dr. WANG Fei ( Ms. ZOU Meng ( [-]