The Issues of Today’s Science and Industry (Power Engineering)

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Specialisation: Power Supply

Degree: Master

Course units:

Unit 1. Introduction. Current situation in the global power sector and Russia’s place in it. Restructuring Russia’s electric power industry.

Unit 2. Models, structure and functioning of Russian and foreign electricity markets.

Unit 3. Issues of electric power generation, conversion and long-distance transmission.

Unit 4. Electric power distribution and power consumption optimization issues. Power supply optimization.

Unit 5. Theory and practical methods of power plant equipment diagnostics. New types of insulation applied in power lines and stations.

Unit 6. Reliability of electric power systems. Solar power plant reliability optimization issues.

Unit 7. Unconventional and renewable energy sources: Issues and prospects. Environmental issues of electric power industry.

Unit 8.New approaches to electric power consumption and quality enhancement.


  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 72

Total points – 2

Classroom hours – 30

Unsupervised hours – 42

Midterm assessment – Pass/fail examination

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