Faculty of Naval Architecture and Ocean Technology
St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University is represented in the project consortium by Faculty of Naval Architecture and Ocean Technology.
The Faculty is a large unit (140 persons of academic staff) and it has 11 Departments.
For nearly half a century the Faculty of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering has been a leading centre for ship research and design and is widely recognised for its contribution to such areas as structural mechanics, applied mathematics, fluid dynamics, marine dynamics, naval architecture and overall ship design.
Grounding upon this historical base the Faculty today provides essential preparation that ultimately enables its graduates to conceive, initiate and direct complex engineering projects.
The requirements for entering any educational programme available at the Faculty begin with basic mathematics, sciences and engineering fundamentals and extend beyond to prepare a professional capable of responding to the broad demands of complex engineering tasks. Through selection of degree and Diploma courses and also elective subjects students can concentrate on hydrodynamics, marine and structural dynamics, applied mathematics, computer science, ocean and offshore technologies, computer-aided design and manufacturing.
According to your preference you can choose to focus on any aspect of research, design and manufacturing of waterborne vehicles operating on, below and just above the sea surface. You may concentrate on high-speed marine vehicles that have brought serious competition to aircraft or on modern ship technology of design and manufacturing aiming to meet the increasingly stricter safety and environmental regulations.
Within the programmes in applied mathematics, fluid dynamics, marine dynamics and structural dynamics you will be emphasised on mathematical tools and physical phenomena along with their applications to practical engineering problems.
You can also take courses concerning all stages of discovering, extraction and delivering offshore resources. Much attention is paid at advanced technologies making the exploration of the Ocean economically attractive and compatible with the environment.
An explosive growth in the use of computers and computation in all spheres of engineering, businesses and service industry was a good reason for developing undergraduate and postgraduate courses providing intellectual tools and skills in computer science. Students are strongly encouraged to improve their understanding of advanced software systems of increased power sophistication and flexibility. Within a Diploma course in Computer Science students are expected to acquire theoretical foundation and practical skills in algorithms, programming languages, operational systems, computer architecture, computer simulation, data base processing, artificial intelligence systems and information technology applications. The course is equipped with up-todate learning facilities including computer laboratories and work stations. The staff of the Computer Science Department is increasingly active in research covering the spheres of structural and system analyses, development of information logical models of knowledge, learning systems, computer simulation of discrete and continuous media.
The curricula of a prospective Marine Engineer regardless of the chosen field, revolves around three central components. The first is a firm foundation in such basics as fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, applied mathematics, energy conversion and computer sciences. The second is a broad expose and skills in design. The third component is the understanding of practical applications of acquired knowledge and skills. The offered courses combine these components in a balanced way to provide an educational base for a rewarding career.
The Faculty staff has wide and continuing research and industrial experience. Learning facilities including a wind tunnel, a ship model towing tank, fluid dynamics and structural dynamics laboratories and computer facilities ensure a variety of opportunities for laboratory experience.
The Faculty is constantly increasing the number of educational programmes aiming to meet personal interests of every student and postgraduate.