Automated Control Systems in Mining
15.04.04 Automation of Technological Processes and Production

In the process of training, students get acquainted with the theory of automatic control, quality and reliability of mining systems; technical and information support of automation systems in mining; modeling of objects and control systems; integrated design and management systems; life cycle of mining products

Reasons for choosing a course
  • The opportunity to study at the Lappeenranta University of Technology on a dual education program
  • The possibility of inclusive education at the University of Mining Leoben (Austria) and other partner universities in the Erasmus+ program
  • The opportunity to engage in scientific activities under the guidance of department staff with writing articles in peer-reviewed and cited journals
  • The opportunity of included studies at the Mining University of Leoben (Austria) and at other partner universities of the Erasmus + program
  • The opportunity to get a popular and highly paid profession in a dynamically developing industry: 80 percent of the top management of Apatit (PhosAgro Group) are graduates of the Mining University

15.04.04 Automation of Technological Processes and Production
Mode of attendance
2 years
Admission tests
Field-specific entrance examination, Diploma grade-point average, Final qualifying work grade
Number of contract-based openings
State-financed openings
Tuition fees
130 000 RUB per semester
Career opportunities
Graduates of this program are employed at such enterprises as: EuroChem International Holding, PhosAgro Group, Sibirsky Business Union Holding Company JSC, Alrosa Mining and OAO Processing Plant, Advantica Recruitment agency, Integrated Automation Association, OAO Mikhailovsky GOK and others as mining engineers, dispatchers of mining processing, system engineers, circuit engineers, designers of computing and automated systems, operators of automatic and semi-automatic lines
Field of study
  • Present-day issues in automation and control
  • Modeling of objects and control systems
  • Modern lines in the development of mining technology
  • Technical and information support for control systems
  • Reliability of mining systems
  • Interconnected mining management systems
  • Methods and algorithms for processing signals and images
  • Design of automation and control systems
  • Quality management information systems in automated and automatic production
  • Integrated systems for design and management of automated and automatic production
Our alumni
Graduate professional skills
  • Skills in developing application software for an automated management system in mining
  • Ability to find ways to solve research problems based on models and software algorithms
  • Skills in analyzing scientific and technical documentation for the modernization of mining systems in terms of their reliability
  • Ability to develop models and algorithms for solving problems in computer-aided design and process control systems in mining

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