Speciality: "Automated Control of Technological Processes"
Specialization: "Automated Control of Ships' Power Plants"
Automation Faculty started its activity in 1965. Its formation was caused by reinforcement of the fleet with highly automated vessels. For marine engineers of universal education the knowledge of automation units and technological processes was of great value. Over recent years in connection with the rapid development of computer-integrated technologies, with the requirements of safe navigation and environmental protection the curricula have been developed and modern full-scale simulators of automated ships' power plants have been installed at the Faculty, which enables it to proceed to new forms of specialists' training.
At the faculty there is a marine simulation centre of ships' power plants, which provides refresher courses for marine engineers and electrical engineers for work on automated ships according to three programmes: ships' power plants control; ships' power plants operation; ships' engine room crew management. There is a center of special technologies on ships maintenance organization. The training direction is "Automation and Computer Integrated Technologies".
The Faculty includes the following departments: Automation of Ships' Diesel and Gas Turbine Plants, Automation of Ships' Steam Power Plants, Theory of Automatic Control and Computing.
Graduates have the right to occupy managing positions of marine engineers of all levels on the world merchant fleet vessels mostly with high level of automation, to work at ship repair yards, at shipping companies' divisions, at designing and scientific organizations, at higher educational institutions.