FACULTY OF MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY OF WOOD
The faculty was established in June, 1930, being one of the oldest faculties in the university. The Arkhangelsk region has always been rich in wood resources and this factor led to establishing the Faculty of Mechanical Technology of Wood. As our region is the largest base of raw wood the regional enterprises deal with complex full-scale processing of raw wood into finished products.
As the time goes on, the faculty has also changed.
The present faculty offers three undergraduate programmes:
Undergraduate programme Technology of logging and wood processing – 250400 (656300) in speciality:
Technology of wood working – 250403.65 (260200)
Qualification – production engineer.
Undergraduate programme Life safety – 280100 (656500) in specialities:
Qualification – engineer.
Undergraduate programme Artistic design of materials - 261000 (656700) in speciality:
Artistic design of materials - 261001.65 (121200)
Qualification – production engineer.
The faculty is made up of four departments:
- The department of wood sawing and joinery;
- The department of furniture-making and design;
- The department of safety of technological processes and production operations;
- The department of wood technology and heat treatment.
Since its foundation the faculty has trained 6,000 specialists, 200 of them –having a diploma with honours.
On completion the programmes offered by the faculty the graduates obtain qualifications of an engineer or a production engineer. They may be employed in managerial posts in one of the leading branches of industry in the North of our country – forest industry.
Undergraduate programme in speciality Technology of wood working – 250403.65 (260200)
Specialization - Architecture and construction of wooden buildings and structures
New specialization “Architecture and construction of wooden buildings and structures” based on the programme “Technology of wood working” was started in 2008. The study process lasts for five years.
Wood is the oldest, valuable and precious building material. There have been a lot of outstanding buildings and structures made from timber-framed construction throughout the development of architecture and construction.
Availability, workability of wood and meeting consumer’s appeal in the North climate conditions have always made wood one of the most highly demanded products. Wood is natural, strong and durable material especially when undergone modern processes of pre-use treatment: thorough drying, coating with preservatives and fire-resistant solutions.
The programme provides its students with a broad background in:
- Basics of engineering surveying;
- Design of different wooden structures;
- Efficient use of wood-based materials, equipment, relevant programmes, calculation results and variables of technological process;
- Technical control and quality management of timber and woodwork;
- Dealing with construction, reconstruction and redevelopment plans with regard to regulatory requirements, etc.
The following subjects allow the students to gain knowledge and necessary skills:
- Engineering surveying;
- Moisture-heat treatment and preservation of wood;
- Production of structural elements of wooden houses;
- Footings and foundations;
- Reconstruction and rehabilitation of wooden buildings and structures;
- Basics of designing buildings and structures, etc.
The areas of the graduates’ professional activity:
- Design and building companies;
- Enterprises of house-building and wood working;
- Restoration companies and architectural monuments.
Undergraduate programme in speciality “Fire safety” - 280104.65 (330400)
The motto of fire-fighters in the tzar Russia was “Praise God, defend your neighbour”. These words were inscribed in an icon to Our Lady “Neopalimaya Kupina”. In other words “God helps those who help themselves”. This programme is aimed at those who are ready to offer their assistance in no time even risking their life.
The undergraduate programme in speciality “Fire safety” - 280104.65 (330400) was started in 2006. The study process lasts for five years. On completion the programme the graduates obtain qualification of an engineer.
Knowledge and skills gained allow the graduates to design up-to-date fire safety systems for industrial and civil buildings.
A number of practical classes are conducted in working fire stations under the authority of high-qualified specialists.
The following subjects are studied in the course of training:
- Fire water supply;
- Buildings, structures and their resistance to fire;
- Fire engineering;
- Fire tactics;
- Fire safety audit, etc
The technical and theoretical knowledge that students gain is supported with practical training through placements in working department of State Fire-Fighting Service. Practical skills allow the graduates to fulfill their duties and tasks related to protection of people and property from fire.
Undergraduate programme in speciality “Emergency protection” - 280103.65 (330600)
“Rescue, prevent, help” – the motto of all the officers of Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES).
Focus in the work of officers of MES is placed on rescuing people. It is a challenging, risk-involving profession which has gained tremendous popularity and national respect in the last decade.
One never forgets actions of rescue squads in Lensk (spring freshet), in Turkey (earthquake), in Indonesia (tsunami), in Tshinval (evacuation of citizens) and other operations both in Russia and abroad.
The undergraduate programme in speciality “Emergency protection” - 280103.65 (330600) was started in 2007. The study process lasts for five years. On completion the programme the graduates obtain qualification of an engineer.
In the course of their training the students acquire broad background in humanitarian, social and economic, science and speciality-oriented subjects. Key subjects studied in the programme are as follows:
- Emergency medicine;
- Organizing and carrying out salvage and rescue operations;
- Tactics of “Universal State System of Prevention and Response to ES” and “Civil Defence”;
- Rescue techniques and basic machines;
- Communication and alert systems;
- Radiological and chemical defence;
- Fire and explosion protection, etc.
The theoretical and technical knowledge the students will gain is going to be supported with practical training through placements in working units of MES in the Arkhangelsk region. This will allow them to gain professional skills necessary for successful completing given tasks.
As part of the programme active work is carried out to organize students’ rescue squads.
Undergraduate programme in speciality Artistic design of materials - 261001.65 (121200)
First applicants in this programme were enrolled in ASTU in 1998. The students are trained at the department of furniture-making and design. The study process lasts for five years. The head of the department is Rybitsky P.N., candidate of technical sciences, associate professor.
Nowadays design as a kind of artistic and construction activity is in high demand in creating aesthetic environment. Adding necessary functional and aesthetic aspects to things and interior a well-qualified specialist in artistic design of materials is able to make your home more comfortable and even influence on social and cultural life of the country.
Well-qualified teaching staff will teach you how to be more creative and how to work with natural materials. Mastering traditional ways of working with wood, clay, metal, leather, textile, etc you will learn how to create artistic compositions and art-objects. Special attention is paid to artistic wood working. You will be taught how to design and construct wooden furniture articles. The students gain background in the following artistic subjects: drawing, painting, composition and design. Focus is also placed on training in the area of technology.
The graduates obtain qualification of a production engineer and can be employed in industrial and artistic companies, workshops, design studios and firms.