Automation of Technological Processes and Production in Mining Industry
15.03.04 Automation of Technological Processes and Production

In the process of studying, students first study the basic disciplines, such as: mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering graphics and descriptive geometry. On senior courses, students master the theoretical foundations of automated management in mining, familiarize themselves with the processes and apparatus at mining enterprises, with the automation of production processes at open and underground mining, and also study methods for designing and calculating the basic apparatuses of the mining industry.

Reasons for choosing a course
  • The prospect to get a popular and well-paid profession in a dynamically developing industry
  • Career prospects up to the head of a large organization in the mining and ore industry
  • Practical training at large enterprises, such as: PJSC Phosagro, EuroChem Group AG, etc.
  • The possibility of inclusive study at the University of Leoben (Austria) and other partner universities of the Erasmus + program
  • The prospect to study at Lappeenranta University of Technology in a double degree program
  • The prospect to engage in scientific activities under the guidance of department staff with writing articles in peer-reviewed and cited journals

15.03.04 Automation of Technological Processes and Production
Mode of attendance
4 years
Admission tests
Mathematics, Сomputer science, Russian
Total expected intake
State-financed openings
Tuition fees
260 000 RUB per year
Career opportunities
Graduates of this specialization work as technical professionals and engineering personnel at design and planning departments, mining and refining facilities of such companies as PhosAgro JSC, Polimetal JSC, Severstal PJSC, JSC SUEK, AK ALROSA and other mining enterprises. They are also employed as experts at monitoring and supervisory services
Field of study
  • Automation of production processes at mining enterprises
  • Automation of open-cast mining processes
  • Automation of production processes in underground mining
  • Design and calculation of the apparatus
  • Technical systems control
  • Reliability of technological machines and equipment
  • Modeling of objects and control systems
  • Software management systems and data collection
  • Modern issues in automation and control
  • Operating systems and databases
Our alumni
Graduate professional skills
  • Knowledge of basic technological processes
  • Ability to carry out technological and structural calculation of the main and auxiliary equipment
  • Competencies in special software systems that allow to model the main metallurgical processes
  • Practical experience with the equipment gained during the practical training
  • Ability to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the economic efficiency of the project

Additional opportunities
Learning foreign languages (English, German, French) in addition to studying Russian
University departments invite foreign lecturers to teach courses or deliver lectures on particular topics. These courses are taught in foreign languages.
Acquiring skills in working with modern software complexes and equipment
Research activities under the guidance of department professor and associate professors