Fields of study

Institute of Continuing Professional Education offers more than 400 programs of professional training and retraining on the following fields of study:

Oil and Gas Field Engineering

One of the key factors that secure Russian economic stability and performance, provide security of energy supply is oil and gas complex. Modern level of scientific development and production technologies which serve the needs of oil and gas sector demand regular extension and updating of knowledge possessed by specialists. A role of great importance in this concern belongs to the system of continuing professional education which encompasses such types of education as professional training and retraining.

ICPE makes extensive use of various educational technologies including e-learning and interactive methods of learning, mobile learning sessions, project and case studies with participation of best lecturers of Oil Mining Faculty of USPTU, leading specialists of oil and gas companies and suggests professional training programs in the following essential fields of study: oil mining which includes drilling of oil and gas wells, directional drilling, drilling problems and accidents, technological control and control over the process of drilling of oil and gas wells, drilling fluids, the right of technical supervision for performing mining operation during drilling and well workover; oil and gas which includes innovative technologies of improvement of oil and gas field operation efficiency with maintenance of formation pressure, development of oil and gas fields, development of fields with high oil viscosity; geology and geophysics which includes geologic exploration, oil and gas geology, geophysical survey techniques, methods of interpretation, petrophysics, hydraulic fracturing, etc.

All programs clearly define training outcomes which correspond to goals and demands of oil and gas enterprises and guarantee compliance with the requirements of the corresponding professional standards or qualification requirements for the job description according to the structure of competences given by the continuing professional development program.

Programs of Professional Training

  • Oil and Gas Well Drilling (40 hours)
  • Geophysical Exploration, Interpretation Methods, Petrophysics (36 hours)
  • Fundamentals of Exploration and Production of Raw Hydrocarbons on Gas and Gas Condensate Deposits (40 hours)
  • Prospecting, Exploration and Production on Oil and Gas Fields (96 hours)
  • Field Gathering and Sampling the Production Fluid (40 hours)
  • Production on Fields of High Viscosity and Viscous Oils (36 hours)
  • Up-to-date Field Well Testing (40 hours)
  • Supervising, Methods and Technology of Drilling (72 hours)
  • Sidetracking Methods and Technology (72 hours)
  • Technology of Well Path Control (40 hours)
  • Control on Properties of Drilling Fluid in Drilling Vertical, Deviated and Horizontal Wells (40 hours)
  • Evaluation and Optimization of Transportation, Separation and Treatment Processes of Oil and Natural Gas (40 hours)
  • Well Servicing and Workover Operation Technologies (40 hours)
  • Drilling Fluids and Fluids with Low Solid Phase Content (40 hours)
  • Drilling and Cementing Operations for Oil and Gas Wells (108 hours)
  • Oil and Gas Fields Operation (108 hours)
  • Thermal and Gas Injection Methods of Enhanced Oil Recovery of Reservoirs with Various Viscosity and Permeability Characteristics. Methods of Oil Recovery Enhancement in Oil Production (108 hours)
  • Contemporary Technical Equipment and Techniques of Enhanced Recovery (40 hours)
  • Thermal Methods of Enhanced Oil Recovery for Reservoirs with Highly Viscous and Bituminous Oil (40 hours)
  • Gas Injection Methods of Enhanced Oil Recovery for Various Geological and Physical Reservoir Conditions (40 hours)

Programs of Professional Retraining

  • Oil and Gas Well Drilling
  • Geology of Oil and Gas
  • Oil and Gas Field Development and Operation
  • Well Construction Specialist on Control and Supervision (Drilling Supervisor)
Transportation and Storage of Oil, Oil Products and Gas

Pipeline transportation of oil, gas and petrochemical products is an integral component of fuel and energy complex of Russia, the territory of which is covered by a unique branchy network of trunk and field pipelines carrying oil, gas and petrochemical products. The development of the industry allocates more and more complex tasks for management and specialists of oil enterprises. It’s obligatory today that every specialist in addition to fundamental volume of knowledge must have ability for further learning to search and find necessary information, to use various searching techniques for tackling any particular problem, and to keep on obtaining new knowledge on a regular basis.

Continuing professional development programs are aimed at human recourse development, personal professional development of employees, filling the gaps in qualification of personnel to support operational stability of companies which provide transportation of oil, gas and petrochemical products.

The process of training under continuing professional development programs is supposed to nourish our trainees with additional knowledge and new technologies in the sphere of pipeline transportation referring to the following issues: methods to secure reliable and environment friendly operation of pipeline systems, contemporary methods of inspection and workover of pipelines and storages, methods of safe construction and repair of petrol filling stations, problems of environmental protection during operation of oil, gas and product pipelines, methods of oil and oil products quality control, fundamental regulations of the system of quality control for construction, reconstruction and overhaul repair of trunk pipelines linear part, pumping stations and petroleum storage depots.

Efficient comprehensive application of traditional educational methods in combination with up-to-date computer technologies, integrated application of laboratory equipment and training simulators, software packages, printed and electronic textbooks and study guides allow achieving necessary level of educational material acquisition.

Pipeline Transportation Faculty and its scientific-pedagogical school build up the foundation for high quality education in this field.

Programs of Professional Training

  • Emergency Response and Restoration Maintenance of Pipelines (96 hours)
  • Trunk Pipelines Dispatch Control (96 hours)
  • Dispatch Control of Gas Distribution System (72 hours)
  • Trunk Pipelines Dispatch Control (72 hours)
  • Capital Projects of Product Pipeline Facilities (96 hours)
  • Compounding Different-Grade Oils and Oil products (72 hours)
  • Metrological Support (96 hours)
  • Supervising the Engineering Surveys (72 hours)
  • Ensuring Oil and Oil Products Conditioning in Transportation and Storage (96 hours)
  • Cleaning and In-line Inspection of Pipelines with the Use of Pipeline Pigs (96 hours)
  • Increasing the Operation Efficiency of Line Pipes and Gas Distribution Facilities (96 hours)
  • Design, Construction and Operation of Trunk Pipelines Transporting Oil and Oil Product (96 hours)
  • Construction and Assembly Works on Oil and Gas Complex Facilities (72 hours)
  • Calculation of Volumes and Time of Pumping Jobs in Drained Area, Fill-up Time and Commissioning of Oil Pipelines (72 hours)
  • Trunk Pipeline Repair (96 hours)
  • Maintenance, Reconstruction and Corrosion Protection of Oil and Oil Product Vessels (96 hours)
  • Welding Operations (96 hours)
  • Construction and Maintenance of Steel Oil and Oil Product Vessels (96 hours)
  • Supervision Services in Construction, Reconstruction and General Repair of Trunk Pipeline Facilities (72 hours)
  • Commodity Transporting Activities (96 hours)
  • Oil Metering and Metrological Support on Trunk Pipeline Facilities (96 hours)
  • Oil Product Metering and Metrological Support on Trunk Pipeline Facilities (96 hours)
  • Operation of Gas Compressor Units with Gas Turbine Drive in Compressor Stations of Trunk Pipelines (96 hours)
  • Trunk Pipeline Operation (96 hours)
  • Operation of Mechanic-Technological Equipment (96 hours)
  • Operation of Trunk Pipeline Equipment (96 hours)
  • Operation of Oil and Oil Product Pipeline Facilities (96 hours)

Programs of Professional Retraining

  • Quality Control of Project, Prospecting, Construction and Assembly Works in Construction, Maintenance and Reconstruction
  • Re-equipment of Oil and Gas Complex Facilities
  • Design and Operation of Oil and Gas Pipelines and Storages
  • Transportation and Storage of Oil and Oil Products
Chemical Technology of Hydrocarbon Raw Materials Processing

At present Russian oil processing industry is going through the period of rapid development. Oil refineries and petrochemical enterprises are constantly modernizing refining capacities, immediately responding to major tendencies of the market, implementing state-of-the-art technologies for improvement of the product quality and reduction of environmental footprint.

Oil refineries and petrochemical enterprises nowadays are aimed at production of output using technologies of deep oil processing, trying to reach maximum added value and comply with contemporary standards of quality and environmental protection.

Professional training and retraining programs in the sphere of oil processing and petrochemistry are focused on study of up-to-date processes of oil and gas refining, efficient technologies, basic trends in improvement of technological processes at an oil refinery. The program covers the following subjects: composition, properties and processes of oil refining; requirements imposed on oil products; contemporary technologies of production of output at auxiliary facilities working as integral part of oil refineries; current state and prospects of development of oil processing industry in Russia and worldwide. The trainees are going to master experimental methods for defining physical and chemical properties of hydrocarbon raw materials and basic types of fuels, oil products and hydrocarbon gases; methods of calculation for major processes, they will also obtain skills for design of processes and apparatuses, technological units and equipment for oil refineries and petrochemical enterprises.

High quality of education is provided due to application of modern educational technologies and educational software products, extended use of mathematical modelling methods during design of chemical enterprises. Flexibility and dynamic format of the programs are ensured by adjustment of curriculum based on demand of the customer.

Programs of Professional Training

  • Scientific Foundation of Basic Refining and Petrochemical Processes (72 hours)
  • Guidelines of Improving the Technological Processes in Refinery Plants (72 hours)
  • Delayed Coking Process in Oil Refinery Flow Schemes (24 hours)
  • Developing the Production of Polymer Materials (96 hours)
  • Up-to-date Visbreaking Processes in Oil Refinery Flow Schemes (24 hours)
  • Up-to-date Processes Sweetening the Products and Fortifying the Oil Refinery (40 hours)
  • Chemical Technologies of Oil Refinery and Petrochemical Processing (72 hours)
  • Chemistry and Technology of Polymers and Monomers for Production (72 hours)
  • Technology and Processes of Oil Refining (108 hours)
  • Contemporary Problems of Oil Refining and Their Solution (40 hours)

Programs of Professional Retraining

  • Chemical Technology of Organic Substances
  • Chemical Technology of Natural Energy Sources and Carbon Materials
Corrosion Protection for Equipment and Structures of Oil and Gas Complex, Technology of Oil, Gas and Chemical Apparatuses Construction

Extensive implementation of modern technologies in production, transportation, storage and processing of oil and gas under conditions of regular exposure of oil and gas equipment to aggressive corrosion environment leads to early breakdown of equipment.

The problem of corrosion protection of equipment is frequently associated with operation of equipment and pipelines which have already exceeded service life.

Application of contemporary methods of corrosion protection allows extending service life of the equipment and facilitates to increase the operational life of new equipment.

For those specialists, who have no particular training in the sphere of corrosion protection, ICPE has worked out and runs programs for continuing professional development.

Programs of professional training and retraining open possibilities to get the personnel ready for carrying out timely corrosion protection treatment under conditions of rapid development of new technologies in oil and gas industry. The programs encompass all stages of hydrocarbon materials treatment: corrosion protection for downhole equipment, oil and gas field equipment, primary crude oil processing equipment, pipeline transportation of oil and gas, corrosion protection for tank farms and auxiliary equipment, as well as equipment of oil refineries and petrochemical enterprises.

Main distinguishing feature of training, available for the specialists in the sphere of corrosion protection, is explanation of mechanisms of corrosion processes which take place under the aggressive conditions that every specialist comes across with at his or her working place, we also carry out training for making a relevant choice of the methods of corrosion protection and their engineering design. For the training of specialists we use up-to-date equipment and test benches which allow evaluating efficiency of methods for corrosion protection under conditions close to reality. Special attention is focused on methods of corrosion testing in laboratory and operational environment.

Programs of Professional Training

  • Application of Corrosion Inhibitors for Pipeline Corrosion Rate Control (40 hours)
  • Corrosion Protection of Petroleum Refinery Equipment (108 hours)
  • Corrosion Protection of Oil and Gas Production, Transportation, and Treatment and Storage Facilities (108 hours)
  • Non-destructive Testing (90 hours)
  • Corrosion Protection of Oil and Oil Product Storage Tanks (96 hours)
  • Corrosion Protection of Equipment in Oil Refinery and Oil Processing Plants (96 hours)
  • Corrosion and Protection of Oil and Gas Field Equipment and Pipelines (96 hours)
  • Use of Inhibitors for Protecting Oil and Gas Equipment from Corrosion, Scaling and Bio-contamination (40 hours)
  • Designing the Corrosion Protection of Equipment and Facilities (40 hours)
  • Technical Supervision on Quality and Delivery of Pipe Production and Fittings (72 hours)
  • Technical Supervision on Quality and Delivery of Shut-off Valves and Pumps (72 hours)
  • Technical Supervision on Quality and Delivery of Tank’s Metal Structure (72 hours)
  • Electrochemical Protection of Trunk Pipelines and Tanks (96 hours)

Programs of Professional Retraining

  • Specialist on Corrosion Protection of Oilfield Equipment and Trunk Pipelines
Design, Mounting, Operation and Repair of Machinery and Equipment at Oil and Gas Enterprises

High concentration of sophisticated equipment at modern oil production and oil refining enterprises, severe competition in the market, issues related to industrial safety and ecological situation impose a strong demand not only on managing personnel but on every employee of an enterprise to demonstrate high professional knowledge and competences, keep up-to-date of the latest achievements in science and engineering. Operating and control of complex equipment is one of the major indicators of proficiency of an employee at the moment. To meet the high requirements of current challenges it’s vital to perform regular and constant retraining of personnel, supply them with new knowledge and control their expertise in the following spheres: assembly and repair of oil refining industry equipment, testing for detection of principal types of oil refinery equipment deterioration, knowledge of contemporary equipment for drilling and production of oil and gas.

Under the circumstances when the government of the country has taken the course for redistribution of purchased services and goods in favour of domestic manufacturers, an intense demand for specialists in the sphere of import substitution is becoming more and more obvious. It is particularly true concerning oil and gas complex where the share of foreign equipment and services reaches 97% in some cases. Oil and gas companies specialists can obtain new qualification at ICPE. A specialist in import substitution studies the market of import substitution, business-planning and import substitution strategy, interchangeability and standardisation of machinery and aggregates of oil and gas industry in Russia and in developed countries, mode of deformation modelling to secure the strength of the parts of equipment, technology and application of 3-D modelling for manufacturing of equipment parts.

Forward-looking content of education, extensive application of current educational technologies which correspond specifically to actual needs of the market validate innovative character of continuing professional development programs.

Programs of Professional Training

  • Inspecting the Main Failure modes of Oil Refinery Equipment (40 hours)
  • Installation and Maintenance of Oil and Gas Refinery Equipment (72 hours)
  • Ensuring the Safety of Chemical, Petrochemical and Oil Refinery Enterprises. Process and Instrumentation Design (72 hours)
  • Equipment, Units and Special Purpose Machinery for Oil and Gas Fields (40 hours)
  • Calculations on Integrity of Vessels, Units, Pipelines and other Facilities of Oil, Gas and Chemical, Refinery, and
  • Petrochemical Industries in the Design, Production and Operation (40 hours)
  • Work of Mechanical Supervisor at Enterprises of Fuel and Energy Complex (72 hours)
  • Modern Equipment for Oil and Gas Well Drilling (40 hours)
  • Modern Equipment for Oil and Gas Well Drilling (40 hours)
  • Maintenance and Repair of Oilfield Equipment (72 hours)
  • Piping System of Oil and Gas Gathering and Processing (40 hours)
  • Piping System of Chemical and Petrochemical Refinery Plants (40 hours)

Programs of Professional Retraining

  • Machinery and Equipment on Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Technosphere Safety of Oil and Gas Enterprises and Environmental Protection

Enterprises of oil and gas complex and their authorities are fully aware of the potential hazards and possible negative effect that such large-scale and extremely complex operational activities may put on the lives and health of employees and therefore take regular measures to minimise risks and prevent hazards of possible accidents, dangerous occurrences, occupational traumatism and occupational diseases of the employees. Steady development of oil and gas industry enterprises is based upon arrangement of safe working conditions, maintenance of high level of performance reliability, industrial and ecological safety.

ICPE offers for administrative personnel and specialists of oil and gas complex enterprises programs of professional training and retraining in the following spheres: industrial safety, occupational safety and environmental protection.

During professional training and retraining administrative personnel and specialists of Russian and foreign enterprises of oil and gas industry will get acquainted with scientific and technological achievements of USPTU and study the practices of implementation of industrial safety projects, occupational safety and environmental protection. The trainees have a good chance to exchange their practical experience and establish business cooperation with departments of the university and within the groups for additional knowledge as they provide each other with consultations and technical assistance. All educational programs may be transformed into corporate training courses.

The outcome of the training is professional improvement or obtaining of new competences in the sphere of occupational safety, industrial and environmental safety which is based on development of the employees ability to predict and prevent possible incidents, improvement of industrial safety of production facilities to the point where it corresponds to the best practices of the most advanced in that respect enterprises.

Programs of Professional Training

  • Risk Evaluation and Assessment at Hazardous Production Facilities (24 hours)
  • Safe Work and Labor Safety at Trunk Pipeline Facilities (96 hours)
  • Safe Work at Deposits with a High H2S Content (40 hours)
  • Industrial Safety in Operation of Facilities and Line Pipes of Trunk Pipelines (40 hours)
  • Organizing and Ensuring the Inspection on Compliance with the Requirements of Industrial Safety (24 hours)
  • Safe Gas Dangerous Works: Organization and Processing (40 hours)
  • Labor Safety in Oil and Gas Complex (40 hours)
  • Labor and Industrial Safety in Operating Trunk Pipelines (96 hours)
  • Fire Safety (96 hours)
  • Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) (90 hours)
  • Development and Organization of Industrial Safety Management (40 hours)
  • Investigation, Statistics and Analysis of Accidents on Hazardous Industrial Facilities (24 hours)
  • Environmental Safety and Conservation (96 hours)

Programs of Professional Retraining

  • Fire Safety
  • Specialist in Industrial Safety and Health Safety for Oil and Gas Industry
  • Environmental Specialist of Fuel and Energy Complex
Automation and Power Engineering for Oil and Gas Production

Most of technological facilities of oil and gas industry are classified as complex, potentially hazardous production facilities, safe and efficient operation of which is impossible to imagine without up-to-date system of automation and remote control engineering. Bearing in mind that most production facilities are large and extended in area geographically it’s essential to maintain well-coordinated management control through the use of automation and remote control systems which perform collection, transmission and processing of the necessary volume of information sufficient for evaluation of technical condition of the equipment; it minimises the time for making management decisions or, when needed, enables to prevent or minimise the consequences of emergency situations.

The programs of continuing professional development represent contemporary CAM products (intellectual sensors, programmed logic controllers, SCADA-packages, industrial networks, telecommunication technologies, etc) and cover issues of design and operation of electric grids, electric equipment, electric drives in application to the system of automation and control of technological processes of production, transportation and refining of oil and gas. The program covers issues of automation for all facilities of oil and gas “life circle”, beginning from oil and gas wells and finalizing with distribution network. A specialist in automation must be competent not only in modern systems and products but in peculiarities of automated technological facilities and processes. In this respect the trainees of professional retraining programs, who in many cases don’t have academic degree in oil and gas industry, are supplied with necessary knowledge on technologies which are currently applied in the industry.

Programs of professional training and retraining are aimed at development of the present and obtaining of new competences, necessary for design, implementation and efficient operation of modern automated system, expandability of their functions, advancement of reliability and safety in the process of operation.

Programs of Professional Training

  • Process Automation in Oil and Gas Industry (96 hours)
  • Process Control Systems (96 hours)
  • Microprocessor-based Control Systems and Means for Automation of Oil Transporting Pipelines (96 hours)
  • Design of Electric Power Supply System in Oil Industry (46 hours)
  • Automation System and Instrumentation of Chemical and Technological Processes (72 hours)
  • Operation of Power Engineering Equipment (96 hours)
  • Operation of Motor Drives, Electrical Grids and Electrical Equipment of Trunk Pipelines (96 hours)

Programs of Professional Retraining

  • Automation Technologies for Oil and Gas Industry
  • Electric Drive and Electrification in Oil and Gas Industry
Economics and Management at Enterprises of Fuel and Energy Complex

Training of specialists for the sphere of economics and management today distinguishes itself by combination of intensive study of economic subjects with practical adaptation of economic principles and methods to the peculiarities of the Russian market.

Modern manager of an enterprise, with no respect to the size of the company or the business structure of it, can not fulfill his or her duties without obtaining some economic educational background. Particularly helpful in this concern are the programs of professional training and retraining aimed at the managers and specialists who haven’t done their degree in economics.

Application of modular and competence type concept for presentation of continuing professional programs and curriculum planning enables to demonstrate flexibility in training of the students for corresponding competences and gives possibilities to work out individual trajectory of program mastering depending on the level of professional background of every trainee.

On completion of the training the specialists will be able not only to understand the essence and characteristic features of economic processes which are specific for fuel, energy and construction complexes, but also will have a good command in most advanced methods and instruments for management with consideration for oil, gas and construction businesses bearing in mind specific nature of these spheres, he or she will apply contemporary international practices of management accepted in oil, gas and construction industries, generate efficient strategies for development of a company.

The trainees will get knowledge in the field of modern methods of an enterprise management, human recourses management, conflict prevention and management in a working team, book-keeping, financial and management accounting, insurance and business law, basic problems of modern economics of industries, financial and investment planning at an enterprise; they will obtain some skills related to management of financial flows, ability to perform economic and financial analysis of an enterprise operation.

Programs of Professional Training

  • Tax System and Tax Planning in Oil and Gas Industry Enterprises (40 hours)
  • Modern Practice of Management Account in Oil and Gas Companies (40 hours)
  • Comparative Study of Assets Accounting in Compliance with Russian and International Standards (96 hours)
  • Strategic and Current Planning at Enterprises of Oil and Gas Industry (40 hours)
  • Theoretical Basis of Management of Long Term and Short Term Decision Making and HR Management (46 hours)
  • Business Planning at the Enterprise (40 hours)
  • Innovation and Investment Management in the Company (40 hours)
  • Non-financial Assets Accounting in Compliance with International Accounting Standards (Workshop) (72 hours)
  • Economics of Oil and Gas Production Enterprise (36 hours)
  • Economics of Drilling Enterprise (36 hours)
  • Economics and Management at Pipeline Transportation Enterprise (40 hours)
  • Economics and Management at Refinery and Petrochemical Enterprise (40 hours)
  • Economics and Management at Oil and Gas Production Enterprise (96 hours)
  • Effective Project Management (36 hours)

Programs of Professional Retraining

  • Specialist in Management of Industrial Processes of Oil and Gas Enterprise
  • Specialist in Project Management of Oil and Gas Complex
  • Economics and Management at Enterprises of Oil and Gas Complex
  • Economist in International Accounting
Construction and Architecture

New construction materials and structures, new solutions for design and technology applied in the process of production facilities and buildings erection, application of modern information technologies and development of the level of computerization in construction industry together with requirements for the entry into self-regulated organizations draw steady attention to regular professional training for specialists of construction industry.

Professional training of specialists working in the system of self-regulated organizations is focused on the issues connected with responsibility for the quality of civil engineering works, these issues are closely related to safety of construction for the permanent buildings and facilities.

ICPE carries out training of administrative personnel and specialists in construction industry under programs of professional training in compliance with Order No. 624 issued by Minregion of Russia, dated December 30, 2009 “On Approval of List of Works Related to Civil-Engineering Survey on Front-End Engineering Design for Construction, Reconstruction and, Total Renovation of Permanent Buildings, which Make Impact on Safety of Permanent Facilities”.

Continuing professional education programs, their contents and compliance with requirements of professional standards and demands of employing companies, quality and level of management, pedagogical methods, educational, information, facility and other resources determine quality of professional training provided for administrative staff and specialists of construction industry.

USPTU in the person of ICPE has entered the Register which lists educational establishments recommended for professional retraining of specialists by Builders Association of Russia.

USPTU by virtue of ICPE has organised and has been accredited as a Centre of Testing for Attestation of Executive Management Personnel and Specialists of Construction Industry.

Programs of Professional Training

  • Controlling the Process of Biologic Purification and Self-purification of Water (with microscopic examination practice) (72 hours)
  • Design of Water Supply and Sewerage System (72 hours)
  • Design and Building of Municipal Infrastructure (72 hours)
  • Water Supply and Sewerage System Operation (72 hours)

Programs of Professional Retraining

  • Specialist in Management of Industrial Processes of Oil and Gas Enterprise
  • Highway Engineering
  • Construction Manager
  • Specialist in Water Supply and Disposal
  • Construction, Reconstruction and Design of Civil and Industrial Buildings and Structures
Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving

State policy in the sphere of energy saving and cost-effective use of resources is aimed at development of comprehensive and efficient system of management for energy saving and improvement of energy efficiency based on complex development of infrastructure, professional training of administrative personnel and specialists. Management strategy imposes great demand for highly qualified specialists in such spheres as energy audit and management, energy services.

Programs of professional training and retraining delivered in ICPE reflect major concepts of State Program of the Russian Federation “Energy Saving and Improvement of Energy Efficiency for the Period until 2020”. Thus, the main objective of the programs referred to energy audit is analysis of fuel and energy recourses consumption, planning of energy saving activities, issuing of energy passports, training of specialists and professional training of energy auditors so that they could enter a self-regulated organisation for performing energy audits.

The process of training is delivered by highly qualified academicians from USPTU Industrial Power Engineering Department, which is the place where Centre of Energy Saving of the Republic of Bashkortostan was created and keeps on working in full function now. The department possesses laboratory of instrumental energy audit, which can pride on the fact that it’s one of the best-equipped laboratories in Russia. The department is ranked within the first ten top organisations in the Russian Federation providing services of energy auditors. The programs are carried out in the class rooms which are equipped with heat and power engineering facilities and devices, there is also a specialised show ground demonstrating achievements made by the industry of energy saving systems design and manufacturing, computer classes with specialised software installed for calculations and internet access available.

USPTU in the person of ICPE is registered in Unified Geoinformation Database of Educational Establishments specialising in the sphere of energy saving and energy efficiency.

Programs of Professional Training

  • Energy Inspection to Improve Energy Efficiency (72 hours)
  • Design, Operation and Efficiency Gains of Heat Supply Facilities (72 hours)
  • Industrial Heat-and Power Engineering: Energy Efficiency, Development and Innovations (40 hours)
  • Energy Efficiency and Energy Audit of Trunk Pipeline Facilities (40 hours)
  • Energy Efficiency and Energy Audit of Surface Infrastructure at Oil Production Enterprises (40 hours)
  • Energy Efficiency of Technological Equipment and Surface Infrastructure at Oil Production Enterprises (40 hours)
  • Energy Efficiency of Buildings (40 hours)

Programs of Professional Retraining

  • Industrial Heat-and-Power Engineering
Social and Business Communications

Training of executive management personnel which is able to cope with all kinds of problems in economic, political, social and moral aspects of modern society life involves obtaining of knowledge related to the sphere of social and business communications.

High proficiency and effectiveness of team work is impossible without development and constant improvement of the system of internal (intercompany) and external (micro and macro level) communications.

Today the process of internalisation in business and management is rapidly growing; the competition among manufacturers, traders, human resources in the framework of global community and in local markets is becoming more and more fierce. In this connection there is an actual demand in systematic knowledge, skills and abilities to interact in social and business environment which stand out as attributes of efficient professional behaviour.

In the process of study the trainee will attain theoretic knowledge about functioning of the system “man- business environment-society” and find out basic rules of business etiquette in Russia and abroad. The specialist will also be trained to carry out independent analysis of the current situation, identify the pattern of business communication at an intercompany, micro and macro level, conduct business dialogue and deal with correspondence, hold meetings and negotiations, give public speeches and make presentations, apply manipulation techniques, manage conflicts and apply emotional self-regulation techniques in situations of strain, techniques of maintaining necessary emotional mindset, create a business image, and obtain skills of cross-cultural communication, etc.

The training is performed in various formats: lectures-presentations, skill workshops, master classes, business role-playing games, case-studies, group work with algorithms, role playing of situations with video recording and detailed discussion.

HR Development in Educational Institutions

The Law of the Russian Federation on Education, №273-FL, dated December 29, 2012, the Labor Code of the Russian Federation and other regulatory legal acts, national system of qualification, professional standards and independent qualification assessment specify high requirements on research – pedagogical and other staff working in educational institutions.

The training and retraining courses within this field of study can be attended by managers, specialists and teaching staff of any secondary, continuing or high educational institutions.

From July 1, 2016, the educational institutions should apply professional standards in their professional activity. The professional standard «The teacher of professional training, professional education and continuing education» constitutes advanced high requirements to teacher’s training. The scope of teacher’s education should correspond to the course of study, discipline (or module). The professional standard recommends teaching staff retraining not less than once in three years. Program themes can be determined based on labor functions and activities, necessary knowledge and skills.

Together with research – pedagogical staff the educational institutions give work to engineers, business and administrative personnel, educational support and medical staff and other workers with back-office functions. Shown in Part 1, Article 52 of the Law of the Russian Federation on Education, the right to hold the post is given to persons conformed to the qualification demands named in job evaluation catalog and/or in professional standards. At present the employees working in educational institution should conform to the named professional standards according to the type of works: work safety specialist, specialist on organization and document support of management, HR specialist, accountant, income auditor, and specialist in the sphere of procurement, patenting specialist, specialist on educational establishments’ security, photographer, programmer and many others. Each professional standard shows the demands for basic and continuing professional education.

ICPE will develop new special-purpose programs on a customer’s demand as soon as the customer is ready to form and assign groups of specialists for professional training at ICPE. For your convenience we can arrange on-site training at the educational centers of our customers.