Facts and figures about Power Engineering Education at SUSU

The Faculty of Power Engineering was established among the first educational units of the University in 1951, and it is proud of its extensive expertise and rich traditions of education. Four departments of the Faculty (“Industrial Heat Power Engineering”, “Automated Electric Drive”, “Electric Power Plants, Networks and Power Supply Systems”, “Theoretical Foundations of Electrical Engineering”) provide graduate and undergraduate programs in Heat Power Engineering and Electric Power Engineering.

There are 7 concentrations to choose from:

  • Smart Grids
  • Optimization of the electric supply systems
  • Sustainability of  renewable energy sources
  • Control of electric drives
  • Systems of Electric Power Generation and Supply
  • Integrated Systems of Relay Protection and Automation
  • Smart Electromechanical solutions

More than 1,500 students enroll in these programs annually.

The key to success of Power Engineering education at SUSU is our highly qualified and experienced staff. The Faculty of Power Engineering is home to 2 Associate members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 9 Doctors of Sciences, 12 Full-time professors and 60 Associate Professors. Many of our professors have been invited to act as reviewers for international peer-reviewed journals; some of them are experts for international competitions and programs (e.g. the European Commission project – Horizon 2020; University of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Energy section “brain trust”). Our researchers are involved in a number of national and international networks such as IEEE, Worldwide Energy University Network, Energy Universities Alliance under the One Belt One Road Initiative.

There are more than 20 labs and research centers at the Institute, including but not limited to Electric Drive Lab, Energy Conversion Engineering Lab, Computer simulation lab, which are set up for real-time study of electric processes.

Research addresses questions in renewable energy sources, distributed energy solutions, optimization of fuel consumption,  energy-efficiency, digital twins, new types of electric drives (e.g. a field-regulated reluctance machine based on an electric drive feeder of a cold pipe rolling mill (PJSC “Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Plant (ChTPZ))) and other fields. Our staff has more than 100 patents for inventions over the past 10 years.

The Faculty of Power Engineering has a long history of collaboration with foreign universities. We are proud of well-established partnerships with University of Cadiz, Czech Technical University in Prague, Zhejiang Ocean University, China University of Petroleum, campus Beijing, Beijing Institute of Technology, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. 

In 2016, we signed an academic agreement and launched our double master’s degree programs with North China Electric Power University.   The first 15 students successfully completed their studies and were awarded master’s degrees in summer 2019. Our graduates are highly qualified and well-paid engineers who can operate and maintain equipment used for each stage of technological chain –  electricity generation, transmission, distribution and consumption. They are also managers able to make the right decision to increase environmental sustainability and energy-efficiency of industrial facilities in a variety of fields – power engineering, metallurgy, oil-and-gas, construction.