Building cities, erecting buildings, designing utility networks and systems, understanding cartography, and managing urban areas. All of this is possible for specialists with a high level of knowledge in various fields: from architecture to construction, from geodesy to city beautification. The Department of Town Planning, Engineering Networks and Systems of the Institute of Architecture and Construction of South Ural State University provides students with fundamental knowledge and professional skills in the design of utility networks and systems, urban development, land management, and cadastres.
“The technical education received at the department gives graduates irrefutable competitive advantages for employment and career growth,” notes the Head of the Department of Town Planning, Engineering Networks and Systems, Candidate of Sciences (Engineering), Associate Professor Dmitriy Ulrikh. “Graduates of the department can quickly adapt to and work effectively in the largest construction firms and organisations, in design research institutes, and in committees on urban development and architecture.”
The department offers Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees (Construction; Land Management and Cadastres), and postgraduate degrees (Earth Sciences; Architecture; Construction Engineering and Technology).
Graduates of the programmes 08.03.01 Civil Engineering and 21.03.02 Land Management and Cadastres have skills in design, engineering, and service and operation. There are three specialties within the programme 08.03.01 Construction: Urban Development (elite training group); Water Supply and Sanitation; and Heat and Gas Supply and Microclimate of Buildings.
Within the department’s programmes, students learn the architecture of civil and industrial buildings, acquire knowledge related to complex public improvements in urban areas, planning, development and reconstruction of residential areas, learn to understand the heating, water supply and sanitation, heating, gas supply and ventilation systems, and the microclimate of buildings.
Urban Development specialty (elite training group)
Bachelor’s students of the Urban Development specialty are professionals capable of performing the tasks of the full production cycle (design, construction, reconstruction and technical operation) of both individual buildings and the residential complexes of entire cities, providing a normal life to modern cities and settlements. The knowledge and skills of graduates of the Urban Development specialty are applicable not only in various areas of construction, but also in the management, registration, and maintenance of capital construction projects. The students of the elite training group are taught in-depth courses in their professional disciplines and in the English language.
Water Supply and Sanitation specialty
The Bachelor's degree with a specialty in Water Supply and Sanitation involves learning how to solve the complex tasks of designing, installing, operating, and reconstructing water supply and sanitation systems. During their training, students learn to design water intake facilities, water supply networks, and water disposal networks, develop technical schematics and design water and sanitation treatment facilities, solve problems of water treatment and sanitation treatment for businesses, design the utility systems for buildings, and design the drainage of rain and snowmelt runoff from residential areas and industrial enterprises. Particular attention is paid to practical and laboratory classes: students get acquainted with the quality indicators of natural and waste water and gain skills in the technologies of treating and conditioning natural water and methods of treatment of precipitation. Thus, students are prepared not only for design, but also for research and manufacturing.
Heat Supply and Microclimate of Buildings specialty
Students of the Heat Supply and Microclimate of Buildings Bachelor’s programme specialty learn the complex tasks of design, installation, operation, and reconstruction of heat supply and building microclimate systems; can solve the issues of creating comfortable conditions for residential, administrative, and industrial buildings; can ensure that the optimal temperature and humidity levels are maintained using utility systems; study the air basin of industrial, civilian, and other objects, including the treatment of gas emissions and the disposal of hazardous substances. Graduates are simultaneously designers, builders, heat power engineers, and gas specialists.
Urban Cadastre specialty within the 21.03.01 Land Management and Cadastres programme
The Bachelor’s programme specialty Urban Cadastre studies the intricacies of cadastral registration of land, amending the cadastral value of real estate, amending the size of land plots and real estate objects using modern geodetic equipment. Students learn the modern methods, materials, and equipment used in geodetic surveys and cadastre registration of real estate. Graduates of this profile become cadastral engineers, geodetic engineers, land surveying engineers, heads of production units, or state and municipal employees.
Entrance tests: Physics, or Computer Science (USE), specialized Mathematics (USE), Russian Language (USE). The programme lasts 4 years; a part-time programme is available for the specialties Water Supply and Sanitation, and Heat and Gas Supply and Microclimate of Buildings, with the duration of 5 years. Students can enrol by contract or on a government scholarship.
“At the moment there is a great demand in the labour market for graduates of the Heat Supply and Microclimate of Buildings profile. Even before graduation young specialists are already hired by the leading engineering enterprises of the region. Besides the demand for the specialists of our profile, the advantages of this programme are in the fascinating academic program, which is full of practical and laboratory classes with the state-of-the-art equipment,” says Maksim Nirenburg, Director of M-Klimat Ltd. and an alumnus of the department. “I am deeply convinced that it is the teachers' approach to the educational process and the knowledge acquired through the programme that gave me the opportunity to take part in the execution of various engineering projects in the Chelyabinsk Region and beyond its borders.”
"I graduated with a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Water Supply and Sanitation," says Daria Gevel, senior expert of the Ministry of Roads and Transportation of the Chelyabinsk Region. “I would like to express my gratitude to the university and the department for the opportunity to present my research at various conferences and participate in competitions. During my studies we published articles both in the SUSU Bulletin and in international publications (Scopus), and we attended conferences in such cities as Ufa, Samara, and Tyumen. There are good professors in the department, they are wonderful people who are always ready to lend a shoulder and support even after graduation!"
"I chose the Land Management and Cadastre specialty while I had still been in school. I liked the variety of disciplines studied. We studied not only real estate cadastre, but also related subjects: photogrammetry, land reclamation, geoinformation systems, geodesy, cartography, and landscaping,” says Anna Kocharina, alumnus of the department, engineer of the photogrammetric works department of AO Uralmarkscheideriya. “During our studies we learned to work with geodetic tools and mastered GIS programs. The instructors of the department gave us an extensive foundation of knowledge for further practical work, which I now successfully apply on the job.”
Master’s programmes in the 08.04.01 Construction programme are offered in: Water Supply and Sanitation specialty (2 years full-time, 2.5 years part-time); Heat and Gas Supply and Microclimate of Buildings (2 years full-time); Digitalization in Architecture and Construction (2 years full-time (contract), taught in English). The Master’s exam is required for enrolment.
The department’s academic partners include: Polytechnic University of Catalonia, University of Belgrade in Serbia, Astrakhan State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Don State Technical University, Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Irkutsk National Research Technical University, and Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin.
Employers of department graduates:
- in the Construction programme: OGAU State Inspection of the Chelyabinsk Region, SK Legion LLC, SK Stroykom LLC, ExpertStroy-Control LLC, OAO Chelyabtyazhmashproekt, MUP POVV of Chelyabinsk, PO Vodokanal of Zlatoust, Chelyabzheldorproekt LLC, ZAO Chelyabinsk Promstroyproekt, LERU LLC, ZAO Gidrospetsstroy, ZAO Vodokanalstroy, Mechel, OAO ChEMK, PK GPI Chelyabinskgrazhdanproekt, Gazprom, South Urals Engineering Company LLC, Nikas Investment and Production Complex, OAO Chelyabinskgorgaz, Russian division of Wilo "WILO RUS", AO Urals Heat Networking Company (AO UTSC), Heating Systems LLC, Boiler Plants and Power Plants LLC.
- in the Land Management and Cadastre programme: Head Office of the Federal Registration Service for the Chelyabinsk Region, Head Office of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Chelyabinsk City Administration, Uralgeostroy LLC; FGUP Uralmarksheideriya; and OOO NPP Ural.
Department of Town Planning, Engineering Networks and Systems
Address: 141 Kommuny Str., Chelyabinsk 454080.
Rooms: 321, 324, 332 (Laboratory building)
Phone: (351) 267-92-98, (351) 267-91-44