Automated Control Systems in Oil and Gas Processing
15.04.04 Automation of Technological Processes and Production

In the process of training in this program, students learn about the design and maintenance of technological processes and automated systems in the field of oil and gas processing; object modeling and control systems; storage and protection of computer information; technical and information support systems.

Reasons for choosing a course
  • The opportunity to get a sought-after and well-paid profession in a dynamically developing industry
  • The possibility of inclusive education at the University of Mining Leoben (Austria) and other partner universities in the Erasmus+ program and at the Lappeenranta University of Technology on a dual education program
  • Prospects to engage in scientific activities under the guidance of the department staff with writing articles in peer-reviewed and cited journals.

15.04.04 Automation of Technological Processes and Production
Mode of attendance
2 years
Admission tests
Field-specific entrance examination, degree Grade Point Average, graduation evaluation
Total expected intake
State-financed openings
Tuition fees
260 000 RUB per year
Career opportunities
Graduates can work in the field of designing technological equipment for automation, management, control and diagnostics; testing of main and auxiliary production; development of mathematical, software, information and technical support, as well as methods and means of their design, manufacture, debugging, production testing, operation and scientific research in oil and gas processing.Graduates are employed by such major national companies as Gazprom Neft, NOVATEK, Rosneft, Total, Lukoil, BP, Gazprom and its subsidiaries.
Field of study
  • Progressive technology engineering industries
  • Special control systems in mechanical engineering
  • Software packages for the description of the physicochemical properties of oil and gas products
  • Designing automation and control systems
  • Distributed computer information management systems
  • Integrated logistic support products at the stages of the life cycle
  • Computer technology in the field of automation and control
  • Quality management information systems in automated and automatic production
  • Application programming
  • Modeling of objects and control systems.
Our alumni
Graduate professional skills
  • Competencies in the creation of models and algorithms for solving problems in computer-aided design and process control of oil and gas processing
  • The ability to select automation of processes and production, hardware and software for automatic and automated control systems, diagnostic control, testing and control of oil and gas processing processes
  • Skills in the analysis of scientific and technical documentation for the modernization of process control systems
  • Skills in developing mathematical and applied software for automating processes in oil and gas processing
  • Experience in finding solutions to research problems based on models and software algorithms.

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