TPU to Train Heat Power Engineers for Nuclear Industry in Europe, Africa and Asia

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The Engineering School of Energy and Power Engineering at Tomsk Polytechnic University is launching a new master’s program on Operation and Engineering of Nuclear Power Plants. It is designed for international students who come from countries heavily investing in the development and construction of nuclear power facilities.

The program will be provided in English only, with ten extrabudgetary opportunities. The enrolment campaign will start in spring 2021.

“Tomsk Polytechnic University is successfully delivering some academic programs designed for students from Egypt, Vietnam, Kazakhstan and other countries to work at nuclear power plants. We constantly monitor the demand from enterprises for certain professionals. Thus, now there is a demand for heat power engineers,” says Sergey Lavrinenko, senior lecturer at the Butakov Research Center.

“With this in view, we are launching a master’s program for foreign students in power engineering, so that they can continue their studies in Heat Power Engineering and Heat Engineering, but following the specifics of nuclear power plants.”

The program includes disciplines covering the entire life cycle of heat and electrical energy production at nuclear power plants. Students will study the design, operation, and maintenance of nuclear power plants and units.

The program features a significant amount of research activities related to the sustainable, safe, and economical operation of nuclear power plants, as well as research and production practices to consolidate theoretical knowledge.

Thus, future students will have opportunities to do internships at the National Research Nuclear University MEPHI in Volgodonsk, and Butakov Research Center, which have all the thermal and mechanical equipment necessary for operation.

“Our graduates will meet the modern professional standards of the nuclear industry. In particular, they will get the competencies required to design, operate, maintain and repair the principal and auxiliary thermo-mechanical equipment of nuclear power plants.

After graduation, young heat power engineers will be good at high-tech design, simulation, and operation of energy-technological units, including those based on digital technologies.

This approach to the training of future heat and power engineers will ensure the competitive development of the nuclear industry, which is responsive to today’s needs,” Sergey Lavrinenko explains.