December 1 is the 60th anniversary from the foundation day of the Instrumentation Engineering Faculty. Nowadays its successor is the SUSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Today the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science includes 10 departments which perform training of bachelors, specialists, masters and postgraduates in the field of instrument engineering and automated control, radio electronics and computer science.
Deputy Minister of Construction and Infrastructure of the Chelyabinsk region, Ivan Belavkin, is a graduate of the Instrumentation Engineering Faculty’s Department of Automation and Control. Ivan Viktorovich told us why he chose the Instrumentation Engineering Faculty and what qualities he obtained while studying at SUSU.
– How did you decide to get enrolled at SUSU?
− I attended Open House Day a few times: first with my friends then with my parents. I decided to get enrolled to the Instrumentation Engineering Faculty because he attracted me most and provided to me a more vast range of possibilities compared to other faculties.
– Were there any difficulties during your study?
− It was difficult only during the first year of study, because transition from school to an institute means principally another approach to studying; and if one has the desire to learn and work, all the difficulties are easy to overcome. In general, studying was great.
– How did your relationships with the Ministry of Construction and Infrastructure of the Chelyabinsk region evolve?
− The topic that I worked on while studying on the Specialist’s degree program and later during my postgraduate studies was connected with the areas which were implemented there. Willing or unwilling, the relationships were gradually establishing, and when it came to graduating the university, I was offered a job there and I in turn didn’t reject.
– What professional and personal qualities did you obtain at SUSU?
− Diligence, reliability, honesty. As I think, these are the most important ones, as generally there were many positive qualities obtained. A competent teacher won’t give you a good grade out of nowhere.
– What bright moments of your student life can you recall?
− Bright memories are connected with people. I got a lot of friends; among them were students with whom we studied together, practiced sports and participated in competition. The most memorable moments are connected precisely with sport: with ski racing, table tennis and swimming. I gladly recall those moments when I won competitions in these kinds of sport.
– What would you like to wish for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science?
− From the bottom of my heart I would like to congratulate lecturers, professors, associate professors, candidates of sciences and students of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science on the anniversary. 60 years is a serious period of time when a big experience is gathered and a large amount of knowledge is accumulated. I wish the best students, who would provide an excellent result, keep coming to the Faculty. I have not a tiny bit of regret for spending a considerably long period of time studying at the Instrumentation Engineering Faculty. The knowledge that I obtained while studying on the specialty of Automation and Control helped me a great deal in life.