ASTU

Arkhangelsk State Technical University

 
Arkhangelsk State Technical University

 

Faculties:  Mechanical engineering faculty

 

 
 

 
 Institute of Information Technologies
 The Faculty of Translation
 Faculty of Natural Resources
 Forestry Faculty
 Building Engineering Faculty
 Chemical Engineering Faculty
 Mechanical engineering faculty
 Industrial Power Engineering Faculty
 The Institute of Law and Entrepreneurship
 The Institute of Economics, Finance and Business
 Faculty of mechanical technology of wood
 Petroleum and Gas Engineering Institute
 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FACULTY

The faculty has trained over 4,500 well-qualified specialists sought after by employers.
The faculty was established in 1954 with the name of forest mechanical faculty, and the aim of training mechanical engineers in machines and machinery for forest industry. Two specialized departments made up the faculty, later in 1960 another one was organized. In 1961 first applicants were enrolled in the undergraduate programme in speciality “Automobiles (maintenance and service)”
In 1988 the forest mechanical faculty was reorganized into mechanical engineering faculty. Due to development prospects of the region, requirements, imposed to the specialists in the framework of market economy there appear new undergraduate programmes, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes.

Nowadays six departments constitute the faculty:

  • Transport vehicles
  • Robotic systems, machines and equipment for forest industry
  • Operation of vehicles and machines for forest industry
  • Technology of construction materials and machine-building
  • Applied mathematics and design principles
  • Foreign languages

We have excellent facilities for training well-qualified specialists: 16 laboratories, training workshops, 9 lecture halls equipped with multi-media apparatus, training and manufacturing centre, engineering centre, service station. These facilities allow the students to obtain all necessary practical skills.

Teaching staff of the faculty is made up of 72 teachers, 3 of them have doctoral degrees and 41 – candidate degrees. The main field of research work conducted is developing machines and machinery for forest industry.

The faculty offers undergraduate programmes, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes.

Within the framework of undergraduate programme “Operation of land transport and transport facilities” the faculty offers the following programmes:

  • “Automobiles (maintenance and service)”, qualification – engineer;
  • “Service of transport and technological equipment (automobile transport)”, qualification – engineer;
  • “Operation of vehicles”, degree obtained - a Bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology.

When training an engineer subjects related to the following areas are studied: construction, test and research, operation, production processing.
When training a Bachelor’s degree holder focus is placed on studying the subjects related to economics, operation and management.
The areas of the graduates’ professional activity are as follows:

  • Transport enterprises and organizations;
  • Design-engineering research organizations;
  • Repair companies;
  • Service enterprises;
  • Service stations;
  • Traffic inspection service, State Inspectorate for Traffic Security (SITS);
  • Technical appraisal;
  • Leasing, dealing, distribution, certification and licence services;
  • Marketing and transport operation services.

Within the framework of undergraduate programme “Technological machines and equipment” the faculty offers the following programmes:

  • “Machines and equipment for forest industry”, qualification – engineer;
  • “Technological machines and equipment”, degree obtained - a Bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology;
  • “Production processes, machines and equipment for forest industry”, degree obtained – a Master’s degree in test and research.

A qualified engineer is able to solve problems of reliable operation, repair, design and construction of forest machines and equipment in the regional enterprises. A Bachelor’s degree holder is to solve mostly operational tasks.
The areas of the graduates’ professional activity are as follows:

  • Machine-building enterprises;
  • Organizations of maintenance and repair of harvesting machines and equipment;
  • Development and research centres;
  • Design and technology organizations, training and manufacturing organizations;
  • Operation and repair of sawmill and woodworking equipment;
  • Operation and repair of equipment for pulp and paper enterprises;
  • Facilities of information, metrology, diagnostic and management support of technological systems to increase the quality of the output.

Within the framework of undergraduate programme “Mechatronics and robotics” the faculty offers the following programme:

“Robots and robotic systems”, qualification – engineer.
Robots and robotic systems are aimed at automation of complex technological processes and operations. They are also designed to replace people when doing all kinds of tiring, monotonous, repetitive, hazardous and dangerous work.
The areas of the specialists’ professional activity are as follows:

  • Robots and robotic systems;
  • Robotic workcells;
  • Computer-controlled machinery;
  • Software and algorithm-based support of managing and programming to implement the given technological process and operation.

The fields of the graduates’ professional activity are as follows:

  • Design and development;
  • Operation and manufacture;
  • Test and research;
  • Service and maintenance;
  • Organization and management;
  • Production processing.

On successful completion the academic programmes the faculty graduates gain highly applied computer literacy, professional, general, scientific, personal and other competencies. These will allow them to:

  • Apply acquired knowledge to achieve newly-set goals, provide competitive advantages in conditions of rigid environmental, economical, social and other limitations;
  • Set and solve innovative tasks of engineering analysis using analytical methods and models in the time of uncertainty;
  • Apply general and speciality-oriented knowledge in business;
  • Work out documentation, employ all necessary equipment and technologies, present and speak in support of achieved results;
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of legal, social and cultural aspects, have a good command of a foreign language;
  • Show readiness to learn in the course of life and career development.