About the profession
Since the end of the 19th century, an automobile has clearly become an integral part of human life and a linking element in the global transport system between water, air, railway and pipeline transport. Since the emergence and development of automotive transport, such industry as technical maintenance has formed and developed, and its main components are as follows: service - provision of services for maintaining motor vehicles in good technical condition and technical expertise that forms prerequisites for assessing changes in the potential technical and economic properties of motor vehicles and thus the management of their life cycle.
Already in the first year of study, students are intensively immersed in the profession. They acquire basic knowledge in the professional field by learning the practice-oriented disciplines:
- Modern problems and directions of development of vehicle technical maintenance
- Scientific foundations of autotechnical expertise
- Motor vehicle test methods
- Auto-technical expertise
- Trace examination
- Scientific foundations of experiment
- Special logistics chapters
- Modern computer technologies in the autoservice sphere
- Personnel, maintenance and repair management
- Scientific foundations of corporate and dealer service of motor transport
Traineeship and internship
On-the-job and pre-graduation internships with the subsequent employment are held at the State Unitary Enterprise (SUE) “Mosgortrans" and Limited Liability Company (LLC) RUS-AVTODOM - an official dealer of the Volkswagen Group, as well as at enterprises and organizations in Moscow and regions of the Russian Federation engaged in the operation and maintenance of transport and technological machines and systems.
Starting from a student, trainee, spare parts and accessories service employee in the period of study, upon completion of the master’s degree programme and gaining working experience as a warranty engineer, service technician, staff qualification coordinator and after-sales service training expert, in future you will become a shop foreman, customer service manager, service consultant, workshop manager, spare parts service manager, service manager.
In the field of technical expertise, starting from an assistant, assistant officer or trainee, a graduate of the master’s degree programme of RUDN University has the opportunity to become a leading specialist of the Ministry of Transport, an insurance company, a bank and make the way up the corporate ladder up to a head of department, a director general of a holding.
Upon successful completion of educational programmes, in the automotive business a graduate can run communication campaigns, manage reputational risks, promote products of the world's largest automakers and maintenance services, conduct PR studies, form corporate culture of automotive enterprises, develop effective communications with all groups that influence the company’s results in the automotive business. The main tool of your work is the latest information, experience and your active position.