Automation of Technological Processes and Production in Oil Processing
15.03.04 Automation of Technological Processes and Production

In the course of studying, students start with basic disciplines: mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering graphics and environmental sciences. Students of senior grades master the theory of automatic control, programming and algorithm development, familiarize themselves with the processes and equipment of oil refining, with the basic instruments and means of monitoring and controlling technological processes, and also study the methods of diagnostics and reliability of automated systems in the oil refining industry.

Reasons for choosing a course
  • The opportunity to get a extremely demanded and well-paid profession in a dynamically developing industry
  • Practical training at major oil refining complexes, such as: LLC KINEF, JSC GAZPROMNEFT-MNPZ (Moscow Refinery), JSC Syzran Refinery, JSC Ufaneftekhim, etc.
  • Double-degree options with the Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Opportunities to take active part in scientific activities under the guidance of the department staff, publishing articles in peer-reviewed and cited journals

15.03.04 Automation of Technological Processes and Production
Mode of attendance
4 years
Admission tests
Mathematics, Computer 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 LC KINEF, PJSC Gazprom Neft, LLC PROMAVTOMATIKA-SPB and other Oil and gas processing enterprises. They are also employed as experts at monitoring and supervisory services.
Field of study
  • Automatic control theory
  • Computers, computer systems and networks
  • Programming and algorithm development
  • Technological processes in automated production in oil and gas processing
  • Automation and control
  • Modeling systems and processes
  • Automation of product life cycle management
  • Integrated design and management systems
  • Management and data acquisition software
  • Automation of technological processes of oil and gas processing
Our alumni
Graduate professional skills
  • General engineering literacy, understanding of the principles of automation systems
  • Ability to choose the means of automating processes and production, hardware and software for automatic and automated control systems
  • Ability to develop a product model at all stages of its life cycle as objects of automation and control in accordance with the requirements
  • Competencies in special software systems that allow modeling of refining processes
  • Competencies in special software packages that allow programming controllers
  • 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