Department today

The Department provides fundamental training of specialists in the specialty 142 “Power engineering” (educational program “Energetics”) in the following areas:

  • “Engines and hybrid power plants of vehicles” (bachelor’s degree, master’s degree);
  • “Innovative engineering of transport power plants” (master’s degree).

The educational process and scientific research at the department are provided by 6 professors, 5 associate professors, 1 senior teacher, 1 assistant, 2 heads of laboratories and 2 engineers. About 100 people study at 1-6 courses. There are 3 laureates of the State Prize of Ukraine, 2 laureates of the Cabinet of Ministers Prize among the teachers of the department.

The department has a unique material and technical base. The total area of the department is about 1700 sq. meters. It includes classrooms for technical teaching aids, a computer class, laboratories for measurements and fuel equipment, two halls with 16 motor stands, where mini-equipment engines, automobile, tractor, and other special engines are installed, also engines compartments for marine and locomotive. The branches of the department operate at two car service stations.

The curriculum for the training of students provides for the teaching of more than 40 special disciplines, including: “Computer technologies in power units of vehicles”, “Chemotology and zero-hydrocarbon power supplies”, “Computer-aided design systems”, “Construction of vehicles power plants”, “Theory of internal combustion engines”, “Electric motors of vehicles”, “Dynamics and strength of vehicles power units”, “Operation and repair of vehicles power units”, ” Vehicles with engines and hybrid power plants”, “Tests of vehicles power units”, “Software engineering in engine construction”, “Methods of mathematical optimization in engine construction”, “Probability theory, mathematical statistics and the reliability of power plants”.

At the department there is the possibility of admission to the English-language study on the master’s program of double diplomas of NTU “KhPI” and Warsaw Polytechnic (Poland). The duration of the program is 1 year 9 months. Students study in Warsaw for two semesters and have practical training at enterprises in Poland.

Graduates are employed at state and private design firms, centers for the sale and service of vehicles, service stations, machine and tractor stations, railways, sea and river vessels, stationary energy facilities, oil and gas production and transportation enterprises. For the graduates of the department who have shown the ability for research activities the possibility to continue their studies in postgraduate studies are given.