Curricula design at Tomsk Polytechnic University

Title: Computer Technologies for Design of Thermal Power Plants  
Degree awarded: Master of Science
Duration: 2 years


The programme Computer Technologies for Design of Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants is one of the programmes within the field of study 140100 Heat and Power Engineering of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU). It focuses on advanced studies in natural and engineering sciences, computer and information technologies. The graduates gain experience in usage of modern soft- and hardware tools for design equipment of power energetics and for operation of Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants (TPP and NPP). The graduates are prepared for research, simulation of strength properties and technological processes of heat transfer, development and implementation of new technologies of conversion the natural energy into electricity.

The acquisition of managerial and economic competencies is incorporated in the study process to ensure carrier prospective in national power energy industry and research/design institutions. The graduates are employed at "Atomenergoproekt", "Teploelektroproekt", SibCOTES, All-Russian Thermal Engineering Institute, Russian Research and Design-Engineering Institute of Nuclear Power Machine Building and other.

 Programme Objectives

The programme prepares graduates for:
O1Research and problem solving in development and optimization of techniques and machinery for TPP and NPP using computer-aided technologies
O2Engineering design of TPP and NPP machinery and equipment taking into account the requirements and standards of process engineering, environment protection and safety regulations
O3Independent life-long learning and professional development

 Programme Learning Outcomes

The programme graduates are able to:
Professional skills
P1 use in-depth knowledge of natural sciences, mathematics and engineering in TPP and NPP design
P2identify and solve problems of engineering analysis related to TPP and NPP equipment and machinery development using the system analysis
P3apply computer and information technologies in design of TPP and NPP and development of thermal and mechanical equipment
P4conduct theoretical and experimental research of thermodynamic, heat and mass transfer processes in thermal and power equipment, interpret, present and give practical recommendations for results implementation
P5develop mathematical models of engineering processes, calculate strength properties of complex systems using modern tools and design databases for TPP and NPP
P6use scientific knowledge and creativity, analyze, synthesize and critically evaluate data
Personal skills
P7demonstrate knowledge of foreign language at the level allowing to communicate effectively with the international engineering community, work out documentation, pre-sent and defend outcomes of innovative engineering activity
P8ffunction effectively as an individual and as a member and leader of a team that may be composed of different disciplines and levels, take responsibility for the results and follow the corporate culture of organization
P9demonstrate in-depth knowledge of social, ethical, cultural and sustainable development issues of innovative engineering activity
P10engage in independent learning and continuous professional development