Chemical technology of Natural Energy and Carbon Materials
18.04.01 Chemical Technology

During the training process, students get acquainted with technologies for processing natural energy carriers, physicochemical methods for analyzing hydrocarbon raw materials, methods for cleaning gas emissions and effluents from oil refining enterprises. They gain the ability to organize independent and collective research work, develop plans and programs for scientific research and technical development, and develop tasks for performers.  They learn how to use modern instruments and techniques, organize experiments and tests, conduct their processing and analyze their results. Students gain the ability to find optimal solutions when creating products, taking into account the requirements of quality, reliability and cost, as well as deadlines, life safety and environmental cleanliness and learn how to carry out technological and technical calculations for projects, feasibility and functional-cost analysis of project effectiveness. They familiarize with building and using mathematical models to describe and predict various phenomena, to carry out their qualitative and quantitative analysis, and to use application packages when performing design work

Reasons for choosing a course
  • Students can undergo a parallel training at foreign partner universities with the issuance of internationally recognized diplomas
  • Students have the opportunity to receive an additional scholarship based on the results of active and efficient scientific activities
  • This sphere is very popular in the market of specialized personnel with in-depth knowledge of the characteristics of the technology for processing natural energy carriers
  • During training at St. Petersburg Mining University, it is possible to engage in scientific activities at the university laboratories, participate in various competitions of scientific works
  • The approach to training is of a very high quality and has a serious theoretical base on the technology of processing natural energy carriers; in the learning process, modern methods are used along with the state-of-the-art software; all this allows to master the essential theoretical and practical skills

18.04.01 Chemical Technology
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 get jobs in leading companies in the fuel and energy complex, design institutes, research institutions, oil and gas refineries and plants, chemical laboratories, government bodies, etc. as engineers, process engineers, design engineers, plant operators, chemical analysts, etc
Field of study
  • Technology for processing natural energy carriers
  • Dispersion mechanics
  • Technology and equipment for coke production
  • Heat transfer in heterogeneous systems
  • Mass transfer processes in systems involving the solid phase
  • Theoretical and experimental research methods in chemistry
  • Theory of thermal work of furnaces and apparatus for processing natural energy carriers
  • Separation of multi-component mixtures in the technology of natural energy carriers and carbon materials
Our alumni
Graduate professional skills
  • Ability to carry out processing of experimental data using modern software
  • A good basic theoretical and practical training in the processing of natural energy carriers
  • Knowledge of the features of the technological process and its implementation in accordance with the technological regulations
  • Knowledge of the basic technical means used to measure process parameters, properties of raw materials and products
  • Skills in organizing and planning scientific work, experience in conducting research on the composition of raw materials and petroleum products
  • Knowledge of the basics of the design of technological processes using automated systems for technological preparation of production
  • Ability to conduct analytical research to solve production problems, apply methods of mathematical modeling; carry out laboratory, semi-industrial and industrial tests; analyze and process the received data
  • Ability to justify the adoption of a specific technical solution in the development of technological processes; choose technical means and technologies taking into account the environmental consequences of their use

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