Russia (Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University)

Winter Programs

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) is the oldest technical university in Russia and is also a national research university. The university’s graduates are in demand across research, engineering, design and business. Since the foundation of the university in 1899, a huge number of its graduates have received worldwide recognition in various spheres and won prestigious awards, including the Nobel Prize. The university is situated in St.Petersburg – one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Being the second largest city in Russia, Saint-Petersburg is designated as the Russian ‘cultural capital’ welcoming over 5 million people every year. It was founded by one of the most remarkable emperors ever in Russia – Peter the Great. His wide outlook and vivid reforming policy made the city amazing and unforgettable for many visitors.

SPbPU offers two-week study programs for JI students with subjects of particular interest to Mechanical Engineering majors.

Major: ECE or ME

Study Year: Sophomore, Junior or Senior

GPA Requirement: None

English Requirement: None

2 weeks in January/February

Students can choose one of the following three program options:

  1. Turbomachinery
    During the Summer School in Turbomachinery students with the help of internationally recognized professors will study theoretical and practical issues of steam, gas and micro-turbine’s life-cycle.The course is practically oriented and consists of lectures, practical exercises, group work and technical games.

    • Process and process calculations
    • Cycle configurations
    • Components and component design
    • Development trends
    • Off-design and partial-load operation
  2. Nuclear Engineering
    The School provides the opportunity to attend intensive academic program, which is composed of different lectures in nuclear engineering with experience from professors and experts from the Russian Federation and European countries, with different opinions and approach.Course content (the following topics will be covered):

    • Technological Foundation for Internalization of WWER Technology
    • Introduction to Nuclear Engineering. Physical basis of nuclear energy
    • Steam generation at nuclear power plants. Methods of calculation
    • Heat and mass transfer enhancement in the equipment of nuclear power units
    • Moisture separators-reheaters of steam turbine units of nuclear power plants: Russian and foreign construction of MSR, their operation experience
    • Thermal Regimes of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage in Water Reservoirs
    • Nuclear Fuels
    • Fuel Cycle
    • Reactor Physics
    • Nuclear safety
    • PWR & BWR , GCR & PHWR
    • FBR & Sustainability
  3. Electrical Engineering
    The course provides the opportunity to attend intensive academic program, which is composed of different lectures in electrical engineering with experience from professors and experts from the Russian Federation and European countries, with different opinions and approach.Course content (the following topics will be covered):

    • Today and Future Perspectives of Electric Power Engineering development
    • High Voltage Engineering and Insulating Materials
    • Planning of Transmission Grids
    • Protection of Transmission Grids
    • General terms of power systems. Basic concept of power system stability
    • Fundamental terms of short-circuit currents. Principles of grids’ elements simulation for the purposes of short-circuit currents calculations
    • Overvoltages in power systems. Temporary and surge overvoltages
    • AC transmission lines. High voltage transmission lines serial and shunt compensation. Compensators’ principles of operation
    • High voltage cable lines application issues, transmission capacity, screen grounding, reactive power compensation
    • Power flow analysis. Network equations. Gauss-Seidel method. Newton-Raphson method
    • Micro Excitation systems of synchronous machines. Types, performance, control and protective functions turbines
    • Basic concepts of small-signal and transient stability of power systems. Approaches for analysis and improvement
    • System blackouts. Examples of blackouts. Investigation of triggering events. Prevention of system blackouts

The cost for the program is TBD. It will cover

  • Study program (Leadership / Marketing / Entrepreneurship)
  • Flight tickets
  • Visa application fee
  • Insurance
  • Housing
  • Cultural and social events