Efficient Electric Power Industry

This study programme consists of blocks of theoretical courses dealing with the field of energy, electrical engineering and energy management. At the same time, it comprises a blocks of courses focusing on exploiting theoretical background in practice. The graduates show the knowledge and understanding of the principles and characteristics of device equipment of the power systems and circuits, using of electricity in sources of electric light and heat, and the is-sue of electric power quality.

Language of instructions:

English

Degree acquired:

Master's

Program code:

13.04.02

Graduating Faculty

Faculty of Industrial Automation and Electrical Engineering

Number of students:

10-15

Program:

120 ECTS credits, full-time Master’s Degree (2 years)

Eligibility:

Candidates must hold previous degree in engineering area

Academic year includes:

2 semesters beginning on 1st September and 1st February

Holidays:

Winter holidays - 2 weeks (January); Summer holidays - 2 months (July, August)

Application deadline:

May

Master’s Thesis defense:

June

About the program

Important characteristic of industry and technology at the moment is an energy consumption, which increases rapidly. Currently electric energy is a kind of goods, like a water or fuel. And consumer needs to control quantity and quality of energy provided to him. Industrial enterprises need to reduce power consumption for increasing their profit and for saving environment. In another hand they need to control quality of power they buy, and try to not decrease power quality in common network with their equipment.

Master’s degree program «Efficient electric power industry» is focused on ways to make technology more energy-efficient. Students get knowledge about modern electrotechnological equipment allowing to make more product spending less energy. They get practice in modeling processes in power network for optimization of processes modes. They learn also basic principles of energy audit which is main tool to control own power consumption.

The program is offered by Electrotechnology and Converter Engineering Department and Robotics and Industrial Automation Department. Since 1994 these Departments carry out work devoted to problems of energy efficiency, took part in joint European projects TEMPUS in cooperation with universities of Hannover (Germany), Padua (Italy), Riga (Latvia) and others.

Master’s degree program «Efficient electric power industry» consists of advanced professional studies, elective courses and requires Master’s Thesis preparation. Program curriculum includes fundamental, special and general education courses.

This Master’s degree program consists of blocks of theoretical courses dealing with the field of energy, electrical engineering and energy management. At the same time, it comprises a blocks of courses focusing on exploiting theoretical background in practice. The graduates show the knowledge and understanding of the principles and characteristics of device equipment of the power systems and circuits, using of electricity in sources of electric light and heat, and the issues of electric power quality.

International academic mobility

Students of the program have the opportunity to participate in short-term (2–4 weeks) and long-term (6–10 month) internship programs, including double degree programs. The main international partners, where students of the program often have internships, are:

         

Germany

  • Technische Universität Ilmenau
  • Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • Fachhochschule Stralsund - University of Applied Science

Finland

  • Lappeenranta University of Technology

Invited lecturer

Bernard Nacke, Prof. Dr.-Ing., Leibniz Universität Hannover (QS World University Rankings – 401-410, Times Higer Education World University Rankings – 350-400);

Disciplines

Educational process provides studying of the following subjects:

Foreign Language – 6 ECTS

This course is pointed on providing training courses for foreign citizens who had not studied the Russian language before. It includes language and speech models based on the requirements for the Еlementary certification level. Achieving this level in Russian will satisfy the foreign students’ basic communicative demands in social and cultural as well as in educational spheres of communication.

The content of the program involves implementation of flexible training models, depending on the communicative purposes, native language and students’ individual features.

Energy Management – 2 ECTS

The subject deals with the principles of power systems management and marketing, especially in electric power systems. The classification of electric power systems costs is discussed and the electricity price is defined. Next, the function and problematic of the transmission power network in market conditions and on consumption side management is discussed.

Social Communication in Professional Environment – 2 ECTS

The discipline is aimed at forming and developing general cultural competences of students including interpersonal professional communication skills, group/team management, adaptation to the changing environment conditions, ability to behave adequately in non-standard situations.

History of Science and Technology in the Field of Technical Systems – 2 ECTS

The course is devoted to the study of a new physical phenomena discovery, new scientific theories and laws forming, basic ideas and technical solutions appearance in the field of  electrical engineering, electro mechanics and control, which formed the automatic control science. Main stages in the history of the control theory and technology are overviewed. The discipline includes also the acquaintance with the history of St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” and its main scientific schools.

Energy Saving and Quality of Electric Energy in Power Systems – 4 ECTS

Subject introduces students to the issues of energy saving in technological processes and at power transportation. Particular attention is paid to energy audit as a survey, allowing to determine potential of energy saving and to evaluate influence of industrial equipment on power quality. Students get a practice in using modern tools for energy audits, performing instrumental survey as well as learn to make a power consumption balance.

Information Support in the Electric Power Industry – 5 ECTS

The course is focused on ways to raise efficiency of information sup-port in power engineering, as well as on software packages intended for re-solving interconnected topics of performance analysis and decisions dis-patching. The issues of harmonizing all kinds of calculations not only ac-cording to their intended purposes but using a unified information and rule database are also addressed. The course goes into the topic of achieving higher accuracy of power system telemetry.

Power Converters – 4 ECTS

The course is dedicated to converters of solar and wind energy. For ex-ample, students learn about four basic devices converting solar radiation in-to electric energy such as photovoltaic converters (semiconductor devices that convert solar energy into electricity directly), solar power sta-tions (solar modules that use highly concentrated solar radiation to power various equipment), and solar collectors (low-temperature solar heaters).

Alternative Energy – 5 ECTS

This course addresses the important global issue of using an alternative energy. Alternative and renewable energies are changing the energy industry fast, creating a more diverse sector with huge opportunities for new technologies, new businesses and new ideas. The course provides in-depth knowledge of all major renewable technologies. Alternative energy technologies analysed include: bioenergy, geothermal, solar, wind power, hydropower and ocean power.

Efficient Industrial Installations –6 ECTS

The discipline introduces students to the issues of the use of electric heating in the industry; with efficient technologies and devices for heating, heat treatment and metal melting; with structural materials used in design and features of heating and melting units for ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Special attention in discipline is paid to the electrophysical and chemical processes proceeding of the metals in electric processing units and systems in general, to design features and scheme solutions of installations and devices. Theoretical bases of the arc discharge, a heat transfer and heat conductivity on examples of the real technological processes and devices used in the industry are studied.

Mathematical Modeling and Synthesis of Nonlinear Elements in Robotic System – 5 ECTS

The course deals with the construction of various forms of nonlinear dynamic systems` mathematical models such as Volterra functional series, neural networks, wavelet neural networks, spline neural networks, polynomial perceptron networks, fuzzy inference adaptive networks and other.

Practical issues of synthesis of polynomial and neutral filters and postcompensators of signal nonlinear distortion are considered.

or Mathematical Modeling of Objects and Automatic Control Systems – 5 ETCS

The discipline «Mathematical Modeling of Objects and Automatic Control Systems» includes physical and mathematical bases of construction of models of objects and control systems, methodology of their research, the principles of creation and research models in interactive engineering software environments.

Systems of Ensuring the Safety for Technical Control Devises – 3 ECTS

The discipline considers general engineering issues in complex security. Also, principles of design and construction such systems are discussed. The focus is on the safety requirements in the test instrument. The discipline covers problems related to the features of technical equipment in terms of electromagnetic compatibility, ergonomic engineering and other.

Renewable Energy Automation Stations – 6 ECTS

The course analyzes development trends of power system automation in conjunction to renewable-energy sources. Students learn about renewable-energy power plant automation namely battery charge controllers, batteries, DC-DC and DC-AC power inverters. Performance improvement methods for DC-DC and DC-AC power inverters also are addressed.

Intelligent Control Systems for Renewable Energy Stations – 5 ECTS

The course is dedicated to the assembling of solar power plants, strategies leading to their better energy output, mathematical models, as well as methods for the design of such objects. The students also learn about the system that controls rotation drives of solar panels for ensuring maximum battery voltage during charging. Various issues of intelligent electronic de-vices (IED) such as basic information modules of protective relays and bay controllers are addressed as well.

Modeling of Processes in Power Industry – 5 ECTS

The discipline introduces students to methods of solving problems of electrotechnologies at electroenergetic on the base of mathematical modelling methods and numerical tests. All stages of the problem solution (electromagnetic and thermal), starting from choice of solution method and ending with creation of program in algorithmic language, are shown. Finite differential and finite element methods are considers for solving differential equations. Also provides analytical and combined solution methods. Presents solution of inverse electromagnetic problems. On the base of commercial program ANSYS provides solution problems of electromagnetic field and thermal conductivity for two- and three-dimensional cases.

Professors

Sergei A. Galunin

Head of the Program. PhD, Head of the Electrotechnology and Converter Engineering Department

Discipline: Alternative Energy

Andrey V. Weinmeister

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Automatic Control Systems Department

Discipline: History of Science and Technology in the Field of Technical Sys-tems

Vladimir V. Ishin

Senior Lecturer, Electrotechnology and Converter Engineering Department

Discipline: Energy Saving and Quality of Electric Energy in Power Systems

Elena B. Solovyova

Dr.Sc, Professor, Theoretical Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Depart-ment

Discipline: Mathematical Modeling and Synthesis of Nonlinear Elements

Maxim N. Kudrysh

PhD, Senior Lecturer, Electrotechnology and Converter Engineering Depart-ment

Discipline: Efficient Industrial Installations

Vladimir N. Pavlov

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Occupational Safety Department

Discipline: Systems of Ensuring the Safety for Technical Control Devises

Ludmila P. Kozlova

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Robotics and Industrial Automation Department

Aleksei V. Shevchenko

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Robotics and Industrial Automation Department

Dmitrii V. Samokhvalov

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Robotics and Industrial Automation Department

Artem N. Prokshin

Senior Lecturer, Robotics and Industrial Automation Department

Igor V. Pozniak

PhD, Associate Professor of the Electrotechnology and Converter Engineering Department

Discipline: Modeling of Processes in Power Industry

Andrei Yu. Pechenkov

PhD, Associate Professor of the Electrotechnology and Converter Engineering Department

Discipline: Internships, Field experience, Master thesis

Alexei N. Shatunov

PhD, Associate Professor, Electrotechnology and Converter Engineering De-partment

Discipline: Internships, Field experience, Master thesis

Kirill Yu. Blinov

PhD, Associate Professor, Electrotechnology and Converter Engineering De-partment

Discipline: Internships, Field experience, Master thesis

Ilia N. Scrigan

Аssistant Professor, Electrotechnology and Converter Engineering Department

Discipline: Internships, Field experience, Master thesis

Madina Yermkova

Аssistant Professor, Electrotechnology and Converter Engineering Department

Discipline: Internships, Field experience, Master thesis

Admission

Daria A. Uverskaia

International Student Recruitment & Support Manager

Sergei A. Galunin

Program coordinatorr

Contact Information

Mon.-Fri.: 10:00-17:00 (admission 10:00-16:30)
197376, Russian Federation, St. Petersburg, Professora Popova str., 5, building 3, 4th floor (room 3418)
+7 (812) 234-35-53
master@etu.ru
Daria A. Uverskaia
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