Automation, Information and Controlling Equipment - AICE

Education in the course of studies in Automation, Information and Controlling Equipment is organised in three educational and qualification degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D.

In the Bachelor's educational and qualification degree, students acquire a balanced fundamental and general engineering training and broad knowledge and skills in the area of automatic regulation, computer management systems, contemporary measurement and control systems, automated control of electric drives, etc. Education in the field of computer equipment and information technologies is carried out throughout the whole course of studies, whereupon hardware and software are in perfect combination. During their course of studies, students obtain a complex of knowledge, skills, and experience that allow a future wide-range occupational fulfilment for the graduates. The bachelors can take key positions or lead teams that build, maintain, and exploit automated systems for control of technological processes and of administrative activities in mining production, in processing plants, and geoexploration enterprises, as well as in all other branches of industry. They can also successfully work for various engineering organisations and companies that design, implement, maintain, and develop computerised information and control equipment and systems.

The holders of a Bachelor's degree can proceed to the Master's educational and qualification degree where they are trained to perform research, design, construction, expert, and scientific applied activities in the area of automation, information, and computerised technologies in mining, transportation, and processing of energy and material sources. The course units included in the course of studies allow holders of a Master's degree to operate in such areas as: automation of production processes, building and exploitation of computer systems for technological and economic management, industrial management, building and servicing of business information systems, development and exploitation of systems for environmental monitoring and purification of polluted environments, development of special-purpose software, building of computer networks and systems, etc. The acquired knowledge and skills are a precondition for their successful occupational fulfilment in scientific and research institutes, polytechnics and secondary schools with vocational training in technology, state and local governance institutions, and engineering organisations and companies.