Electrical and Thermal Engineering

Postgraduate program «Electrical and Thermal Engineering» includes the following directions, from which you can choose one to study under:

  • 05.09.03 - Electrotechnical Complexes and Systems;
  • 05.09.10 - Electrotechnology.

The directions are carried out at the Faculty of Industrial Automation and Electrical Engineering.

The objects of graduates professional activity are:

  1. Thermal and nuclear power plants;
  2. Energy supply systems;
  3. Alternative energy;
  4. Power units, steam and gas and gas turbine units;
  5. Heat pumps;
  6. Fuel cells, installations of hydrogen energy;
  7. Heat and mass transfer apparatus for various purposes;
  8. Thermal and electrical networks;
  9. Standardization systems;
  10. Systems and diagnostics of automated control process in power and heat.

Postgraduate study is a system for training highly qualified specialists of the new generation, competitive in the market of intellectual labor, with the skills of analytical, research and teaching activities. To apply for the postgraduate program candidate should hold master’s or specialist’s degree in the related field.

Russian higher education is divided into undergraduate (bachelor's), graduate (master's or specialist’s) and postgraduate (PhD) levels. Bachelor’s degree programs duration is 4 year, master’s degree program is 2 more years (6 years in total). Specialist’s programs are usually lasts for 5 or 5,5 years. Specialist’s degree is equated to bachelor’s + master’s degrees obtained.

Postgraduate programs’ duration is 4 years. At the beginning of the studies an individual training plan is drawn up. Postgraduate education includes research under the guidance of scientific supervisor. Therefore, for admission it is important to accurately determine the faculty and department, where you would like to continue your studies, to have a potential PhD supervisor and thesis abstracts.

During this time, it is necessary to have several scientific publications. Upon completion of the program and postgraduate exams, graduates receive the postgraduate diploma. After receiving a diploma you have the opportunity to become a Candidate of Sciences. It can be achieved by defending a thesis for the Candidate's Degree at the end of the studies.


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