Modern Internal Combustion Engines
About the profession:
It is impossible to imagine the modern world without electric and thermal energy. Energy is consumed in all areas of human activity. Most of the electrical and thermal energy is produced by internal combustion engines, steam and gas turbine units and engines. The bachelor’s degree programme “Power Engineering” is aimed at training specialists in the field of research, production and operation of internal combustion engines, steam and gas turbine units and engines.
Research and development of physical processes and means of their control in internal combustion engines, steam and gas turbine units, combined engines and power plants, pressurization units, fuel supply and air supply systems, lubrication and cooling systems, systems of reuse of exhaust gas heat and cooling working media, systems of neutralization of toxic substances in exhaust gases; modeling and experimental study of processes of mixture formation, combustion, gas dynamics, heat-and-mass transfer, formation of toxic substances during fuel combustion, vibro-acoustic radiation; development of methods and algorithms for managing power plants and their technical diagnostics.
The field of professional activity of holders of a bachelor’s degree in this field of study includes: design, research, installation and operation of energy machines (units, plants and systems of their control), which working processes are based on various forms of energy conversion. Training of undergraduates in the field of power engineering involve an in-depth study of a wide range of disciplines, which gives a graduate versatility, i.e. the ability, if necessary, to easily adapt to many related specialties, which increases his/her competitiveness in the labor market.
Specialized disciplines cover the main areas of power engineering in relation to internal combustion engines (ICE), steam and gas turbine units (SGTU): History of Energy, Fundamentals of Energy, Energy-Converting Machinery, Theory of Operation Procedure for ICE or SGTU, Design and calculation of ICE or SGTU, Units with ICE or SGTU, Operation and repair of ICE or SGTU, Heat engine systems, Energy-conserving units and alternative fuels, Heat transfer, Fluid and gas mechanics, Thermodynamics and heat transfer, Computational methods in engineering tasks, CAD (Computer Aided Design), Turbine and engine building technology, etc.
During the period of study, students undertake an internship at the Department, in Kolomensky Plant OJSC, TPP-23, TPP-20, TPP-16, TPP-26, Mosenergo OJSC.
When undertaking introductory, educational and on-the-job internships, students learn current technology, organization and management of enterprises, as well as the latest research methods.
The Department has long-term and productive relationship with the leading Russian universities (Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow State Automobile & Road Technical University, Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Kazan Aviation Institute, Moscow Aviation Institute, Moscow Automechanical Institute, etc.)
Upon successful completion of the educational programme, graduates can get a job at major industrial enterprises, such as FSUE Salyut, Chernyshov Moscow Plant, major heat and power plants, dealer and service centers of Russian and foreign automobile companies Rolf, Avtoframos, Renault, Volvo, Mitsubishi, VW, etc.