The Engineering Faculty
Direction of training: 1003 "Navigation and Ships' Power Plants"
Speciality: 8.100302 "Ships' power plants operation"
Specialization: "Ships' power plants operation" "Ships' power and refrigerating plants operation"
The Engineering faculty has been functioning since the Academy was founded. Nowadays this faculty is a powerful educational, scientific complex, capable to train highly-qualified ship's engineers. The level of these engineers corresponds to international requirements. It is provided by highly-qualified teaching staff. There are 28 laboratories up-to-date-equipped with facilities and simulators at this faculty.
The faculty trains: bachelors of ships' power engineering, the term of training - 4 years; specialists in control of ships' power plants, the term of training - 1,5 years; masters of ships' power plants, the term of training - 1,5 years.
The Engineering faculty includes the following departments: Fleet Operation and Maintenance; Ship's Power Plants; Ship's Refrigerating and Auxiliary Plants and Systems and their Operation; Ship's Heat-power Engineering; Safety of Life at Sea; Theoretical Mechanics; Technology of Materials and Ship's Repair; English Language in Ships` Engineering Department.
Highly qualified teachers, engineers, instructors, the majority of which have practical maritime experience work at chairs, laboratories, training centers. More than 60% of teachers have academic degrees of candidates and doctors of science and academic statuses assistant professors and professors.
Teachers and post-graduates of the faculty conduct research work connected with the promotion of efficiency of ships' power plants control, the results of which are published in collected articles "Ships' Power Plants", accredited by Higher Accreditation Committee. 3-4 Ph. D. theses are defended at the faculty annually. Graduates of this faculty can work as ship's universal engineers of all levels and on all types of vessels. They can operate and maintain power plants of different capacity. They can work at shipyards on offshore rigs; at shipping companies; at developer and scientific organizations; at the appropriate higher educational institutions.
Since 2005 training of ship's engineers and mechanics has been conducted in compliance with Bologna Declaration and credit-modular system of educational process' organization, which helps to upgrade the quality of training, to enter the European space of higher education and world labor market.