The world-famous conference DyCoSS (IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems) was held in RUDN University in May-June, 2017. Experts from 18 countries presented the latest research results on cleaning up space from orbiting garbage, optimization of spacecraft flight trajectories, processing of satellite imagery, logistics and technology of flights to the moon, the mechanics of flights to asteroids. Beginning in 2018, the Academy will host an IAA Workshop on Space Flight Mechanics.
Academy students themselves design and construct race cars and electric bikes. The teams of RUDN University engineers participate in the competitions “Formula Student”, Formula Electric and Smart Moto Challenge in Italy, Spain, Holland, Hungary and Russia. Our students are especially strong in the categories “Safety”, “Economy”, “Ecological compatibility”. There are already 4 cars in the hangar of the academy, 2 electric bikes, and their quantity and quality is growing every year.
At the student design bureau young professionals try their hand at developing their projects from scratch, and then present them at professional exhibitions and discuss them with experts. The works of RUDN University engineers have won in competitions on energy saving, architecture, design, and business economics.
In 2006, the student of the Engineering Academy Atiensia Vilyagomes Jose Miguel (Ecuador) became the 50-thousandth graduate of the University. At present, he works in the department of mechanics and mechatronics as an Associate Professor and he is engaged in research in the field of computer-aided design systems.
Twice a year, RUDN University engineers arrange a rock festival “Rock Orjo”. There are many talents from all over the world among our students. Students themselves play and perform world hits of American, English, German, Russian and even Chinese rock bands. “Rock Orjo” is a good music, clear sound, worthy lyrics and a special atmosphere of freedom.
Department of Mechanics and Control Processes
The Department trains specialists in the field of information technology, mechanics and control processes in different intelligent and robotic systems for various industries, including aerospace, including technologies for designing space missions, developing and applying geographic information systems based on aerospace monitoring of the Earth.
Department of Mineral Developing and Oil&Gas Engineering
The department trains specialists in the field of geology, prospecting, exploration and extraction of mineral raw materials; geological and mine survey support for development of mineral deposits and raw materials, rational use and protection of the Earth's interior, creation of innovative technologies for mining and oil and gas production; development and operation of oil and gas fields; operation and maintenance of pipeline transport systems.
Department of Mechanical and Instrumental Engineering
Department of Transport
The Department trains specialists in the field of operation of transport and technological machines and complexes, service maintenance of transport and technological machines and transport logistics, operation and technical examination of vehicles, equipment and technology of land transport and operation of road transport.
Department of Civil Engineering
The department trains specialists in the development of technologies and projects for the organization and management of construction, design of structures and construction of buildings and structures, operation and repair of construction facilities, design and construction of hydraulic structures, highways, airports, cosmodromes and other special structures.
Department of Architecture
The department trains specialists in the field of architectural design of buildings and structures, the design of architectural facilities. Graduates of the department master the latest computer technologies for designing buildings and structures, modern methods of creating a comfortable living environment in different climatic conditions, apply innovative world architectural and construction solutions.
Department of Innovation Management in Industries
The department trains specialists in the field of feasibility studies and project management in aerospace and other science-intensive industries, mathematical modeling of social and economic systems management processes, and innovation management of high-tech enterprises.
Department of Nanotechnology and Microsystem Engineering
The base department trains specialists in the design, manufacture, diagnostics and testing of nano- and micro-sized systems for various applications, the development of materials for photonics, nano-, optoelectronics and microsystem technology, the development of technological processes for the manufacture of nano- and optoelectronic products.
Department of Foreign Languages of Academy of Engineering
The department provides training for students of Academy of Engineering in foreign languages for the main training programs. Educational programs provide several years of intensive training in foreign languages and are organically incorporated into the educational process. Students also successfully master the skills and abilities of translation in the areas and specialties of the engineering profile.
The department takes an active part in the work of scientific and practical conferences at various levels in cooperation with Goethe Institute, Cervantes Institute, Institute of the French Language, Stuttgart University of Technology, University of Potsdam, Berlin Technical University, etc.
Department of the Russian Language of Academy of Engineering
The department provides training for bachelors, undergraduates and postgraduates of the Engineering Academy in the following disciplines: Russian in professional activities, the basics of rhetoric and communication, the basics of business communication and language communication, the methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language, the basics of professional translation.
- Engineers from A to Z
We teach how to build a beautiful and technically comfortable city for living, to assemble a smart robot, to create a superpowerful engine, to strike oil, to operate a modern plant, to project a flight of a quadcopter, an airplane and a spacecraft. Everyone can get a profession he likes and make the world better.
- International Arena
RUDN University students participate and win world-class competitions. The leading universities of the world are among the partners of the Academy of Engineering. This facilitates the organization of internships, academic exchange programs, dual diplomas, international conferences and congresses. Links have been established with universities and research institutes in France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Malaysia, Britain, Bulgaria, China, Sweden and other countries.
- Science, research and development
New methods of solving problems in the field of mechanics and control processes, control of various aircraft - from a quadcopter to a spacecraft, the creation of robotic and intelligent systems, the creation of materials with new properties, the construction of residential buildings and industrial structures, earthquake-resistant construction, renewable and non-renewable energy sources, computer modeling of complex technical systems, mechanical engineering and instrument making, innovation management in industries.
- Common ground with progress
To speak on the technologies in English, Russian, French, German, Spanish students at RUDN University are taught a professional foreign language, they can get a diploma “Translator: in Engineering Specialities”. A modern engineer should find a common language with progress, i.e. to be able to talk about his profession, read about the latest technologies, to communicate with colleagues and customers from all over the world. A conference "New technologies in engineering" is held every year for students, where everyone can speak to the audience and talk about the results of their developments in foreign languages.
- From knowledge to competence through practice
The obligatory part of RUDN University training is practice at production site. The Engineering Academy has more than a hundred agreements with organizations of the industrial sector: enterprises of various industries, design offices, service centers, design studios, geological and oil and gas companies, and others. Students undergo obligatory internships to test their professional skills and further to develop the practical and intellectual competencies of a modern engineer.
History of the Academy of Engineering
The Academy of Engineering dates back to 1961, when the faculty of Engineering was founded at the RUDN University. That time within the framework of general engineering training at RUDN University, educational programs and scientific schools were formed in traditional engineering areas — construction, mechanical engineering, geology, mining and oil and gas business. With the formation of the engineering training of specialists, new engineering directions appeared and the existing engineering directions were developed.
The Academy of Engineering received its modern status in 2016 after the reorganization of the faculty of Engineering with the addition of other divisions of the RUDN University. Currently, the Academy of Engineering is a polytechnic institute in the structure of a classical university. The Academy trains specialists in the field of various traditional engineering technologies, engineering management, as well as in the field of modern supra-industry technologies — information technology, nanotechnology, space technologies.
More than 3700 students study at the Academy of Engineering. About a third of the students are from more than 100 countries of the world. The basis of the Academy of Engineering consists of 6 educational departments and 3 basic departments, created in conjunction with enterprises of the real sector of the economy. The educational process is provided by more than 200 teachers, including more than 30 doctors of sciences, more than 100 candidates of sciences, 10 academicians and corresponding members of industry and international academies of sciences. The Academy of Engineering has a modern laboratory base equipped with the necessary equipment for training highly qualified specialists in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs in various areas of training.