History

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 the 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 centre 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.

Campus

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.

Programs taught in:
  • English
  • Chinese

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China University of Petroleum

Chemical Engineering and Technology is a first-class subject in the category of engineering, which focuses on studying the common discipline of chemical, physical and bio ... [+]

Chemical Engineering and Technology (081700) Program Introduction

Chemical Engineering and Technology is a first-class subject in the category of engineering, which focuses on studying the common discipline of chemical, physical and biochemical process in the chemical industry as well as the other industrial process. Taking Chemical Engineering subject as a guide, combining theories with practical use, this major has already become the vital engineering field of national economic construction and social development. Meanwhile, by mutually taking advantages of intersectional areas like information, biology, material, computing, resources, energy, marine and aviation, chemical engineering and technology successfully facilitates the development of cutting-edge technology.... [-]

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Geology is a knowledge system that studies material compositions, internal structure and external features of the earth, mutual interactions between earth layers and the ... [+]

Geology (070900) Program Introduction

Geology is a knowledge system that studies material compositions, internal structure and external features of the earth, mutual interactions between earth layers and the history of the evolution of the earth. The first-level discipline of Geology complies with five second-level disciplines of Mineralogy-Petrology-Gitology, Geochemistry, Structural Geology, Palaeontology & Stratigraphy and Quaternary Geology. The researchers of our Geological disciplines mainly characterized in that of the structure and property of a basin, the depositional systems and sedimentary effects, the physical, chemical or biological effects which occurred inside the sedimentary basin, and how these geological effects control the deposition and formation of fossil fuels. During the 1950s, with the help of experts from the Soviet Union, the geological department began to recruit graduate students, and in early 1980s, authorized by the Chinese government and became one of the first departments to offer master degrees, and later to establish doctoral programs in Mineralogy, Petrology and Gitology in 1993, Geochemistry in 2003, Structural Geology in 2005. In 2003, approved by the National Ministry of Personnel, our department established the Post-doctoral Research Station in Geology. In 2006, we were authorized to offer doctor degree in Geology discipline.... [-]

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The discipline Management Science and Engineering is one of the disciplines at the first-level in the Management Discipline Group according to the Chinese Discipline Clas ... [+]

Management Science and Engineering (120100) Program Introduction

The discipline Management Science and Engineering is one of the disciplines at the first-level in the Management Discipline Group according to the Chinese Discipline Classification. The theoretical and knowledge foundation of this discipline is formed by combining management, economics, mathematics, systems science, information science and so on. By comprehensive applications of these scientific principles and methodologies, it aims at analyzing and solving various management related problems in society, economy, enterprises and other institutions through both qualitative and quantitative methods, with quantitative research as the more important aspect. The main research tasks of this discipline are to provide enterprises and other organizations with systematic theory foundations, methodological models, and information systems so as to support their decisions in relation to the business, operation, management as well as project evaluation and management. As the earliest founded discipline and one of the fastest developed disciplines in the Management Discipline Group, the discipline Management Science and Engineering has formed more completed theoretical system base, with distinguished characters in more emphasizing scientific methodology and models, a closer connection to engineering areas and more attention to practical applications.... [-]

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The predecessor of the Mechanical Engineering in China University of Petroleum is the original discipline of petroleum mechanical engineering founded in 1952 at the depar ... [+]

Mechanical Engineering (080200) Program Introduction

The predecessor of the Mechanical Engineering in China University of Petroleum is the original discipline of petroleum mechanical engineering founded in 1952 at the department of petroleum engineering in Tsinghua University, which is the earliest established oil field mechanical discipline. The program began to recruit graduate students in 1961 and was authorized to award master's degree in 1981. It was approved as the first domestic doctoral program of petroleum mechanical engineering in 1986, the China Petroleum and Natural Gas Corporation ministerial key discipline in 1996, Beijing key discipline in 2002 as well as the postdoctoral mobile station of mechanical engineering in 2009 and was authorized to award first-level Ph.D. degree of mechanical engineering in 2011. The major of mechanical design, manufacturing, and automation was awarded characteristic specialty and national characteristic specialty of Beijing in 2008 and 2009 respectively. The program is always at the forefront of oil and gas equipment and technology research. It has developed basic theories and application technologies on the discipline of oil and gas mechanical engineering and has built up a high-level academic team with international influence, strength, and echelon of talents.... [-]

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Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering is a discipline that aims to understand the fundamental properties of oil and gas reservoir and the law of oil and gas flow in p ... [+]

Oil and Gas Field Development
 Engineering (082002) Program Introduction

Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering is a discipline that aims to understand the fundamental properties of oil and gas reservoir and the law of oil and gas flow in porous media, build the effective displacement system to develop the oil and gas field properly and extract the oil and gas to the ground surface economically. Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering is the most significant component in the upstream of the petroleum industry.

This discipline was established in 1953 on the basis of the previous department of petroleum engineering in Tsinghua University, which is one of the earliest major disciplines of petroleum in China and is the only subject that enters the key construction discipline list in Project 211. It was authorized to award the master's degree in 1961and doctoral degree in 1986. In 1991, the post-doctoral mobile research station of oil and natural gas engineering was established. In 2001, it was awarded the national key disciplines. After the construction supported by the ninth five-year plan, the tenth five-year plan and Project 211, this discipline was significantly improved with the remarkable achievements. The construction plan of the innovative platform of superior discipline was launched in 2006. This program has become the base of the important theoretical innovation, scientific research and high-level personnel training in the oil & gas field development research areas.... [-]

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Oil and gas wells are physical and informational conduits in the exploration and development of underground oil and gas resources. The major known as oil and gas well eng ... [+]

Oil and Gas Well Engineering (082001) Program Introduction

Oil and gas wells are physical and informational conduits in the exploration and development of underground oil and gas resources. The major known as oil and gas well engineering is aimed at investigating the knowledge related to the construction (drilling and completion), measurement, usage and maintenance of wells, which demands a synthetic combination of technology and budget management. It is not only crucial throughout all the stages of the exploration and development process, but also provides significant insight for the exploitation of other subsurface resources such as methane gas or thermal energy.

The oil and gas well engineering program at China University of Petroleum was among the earliest established petroleum subjects in China. It started the graduate program in 1961 and granted doctoral education in 1986. The program was then evaluated at the key subject at the ministry level in 1993 and selected to be the key subject at the national level in 2001. It has been ranked as the top petroleum program in the country. After years of progress, the program has now formulated four primary fields of study and possesses the laboratory of oil and gas well engineering which provides an experimental platform for the simulation of downhole operation and the investigation on rock mechanics, fluid mechanics, drilling, and completion fluid chemistry. Our program also constitutes as one of the major subjects supporting the Key Laboratory of Petroleum Engineering of Ministry of Education and the State Key Laboratory of Petroleum... [-]

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Location address
China University of Petroleum-Beijing, 18 Fuxue Road, Changping,
Beijing, Beijing, 102249 CN
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