DEPARTMENT OF POWER ENGINEERING
address: mechanical corp., Naberezhna Peremohy, 40, Dnipro, 49094
tel .: +38 (056) 753-58-60
The Department prepares specialists for the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the following fields of knowledge:
Branch of Knowledge: 14 “Electrical Engineering”
Specialty: 144 “Heat Power Engineering”
Educational program: “Heat Power Engineering”
NEW Specialty: 143 “Nuclear power engineering” (license volume – 50 places)
Educational program: “Nuclear power engineering”
Power engineering plays a crucial role in the functioning and development of the state. Electricity production in Ukraine is now mainly provided by nuclear power plants (NPP), thermal power plants (TPPs) and hydroelectric power plants (HPP, PSPs). Also, wind, solar stations, and biofuel power plants are increasingly being used.
For Ukraine, nuclear power engineering is a strategically important element of energy supply: its current and projected share is about 49% of the electricity produced in the country. TPPs produce about 40% of electricity, hydroelectric power plants – about 9%, and the share of electricity from alternative sources, block stations and other sources is about 2%.
Therefore, the successful functioning of nuclear energy is one of the prerequisites for ensuring national security.
Today there are 4 nuclear power plants in Ukraine:
- Zaporizhzhya – capacity 6000 MW;
- Southern Ukrainian – 3000 MW;
- Rivne – 2880 MW;
- Khmelnitsky – 2000 MW.
Zaporizhzhya NPP (Energodar) is the largest station not only in Ukraine but also in Europe.
Nuclear power engineering is a technology based on the use of the nuclear fission reaction to generate heat and generate electricity. As fuel for NPPs, the fuel elements (TVELs) that contain enriched uranium are used.
A promising direction in the development of nuclear energy in the world and in Ukraine is the use of small modular reactors (SMR) with a capacity of 50-300 mW. They have a much higher level of safety compared to traditional types of reactors, lower total cost, have the ability to work in power maneuver, and have the ability to hybrid use of nuclear and renewable energy, are built on small areas and do not require the supply of powerful power lines.
NNEGC Energoatom and Holtec International (USA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the use of small modular reactors in Ukraine for the construction of these reactors at Ukrainian NPPs and the partial localization of the production of equipment for SMR at Ukrainian enterprises. This will contribute to the formation of Ukraine as a leading global exporter of reactor systems, structures and components for small modular reactors.
Energy range of SMR reactors
SMR for non-“electrical” applications
The Department is accredited by the IVth level, in accordance with the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine dated 03.05.2018 № 554-l “On Licensing Educational Activities” and the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine dated 03/05/2018, No. 93/2
The teaching process at the Department is provided by 12 teachers, including 3 professors, 7 associate professors, 1 assistant and a senior lecturer.
Department of Power Engineering
The Department, due to highly qualified teaching staff, the availability of a laboratory fund and research laboratories, trains students and further specialists for the atomic-energy complex of the country.
The Department is actively engaged in research work. It has laboratories:
- internal combustion engines
- technical thermodynamics
- hydraulics and hydraulic machines
- energy saving.
The scientific activity of the Department is focused on increasing the efficiency of the use of fuel resources, development, research, selection and implementation of rational energy sources, progressive heat engineering solutions, energy saving thermal schemes on the basis of renewable energy sources (solar, wind, geothermal energy and etc.), perfect structures heat engineering equipment, optimal operating modes and measures of modernization of energy equipment (furnaces, steam boilers, heat exchangers aratas, refrigeration and heat pump plants, etc.).
The Department constantly improves the educational process using modern pedagogical technologies, methods of training of teaching and methodological support with the use of information and communication technologies.
Students of the Department take an active part in the scientific and research activity of the department, in the work of scientific seminars, conferences of various levels, constantly increasing their professional level. I independently choose the actual directions of research of my future works and projects. The results obtained in this case have both scientific and applied value.
Students of the Department are preparing for production-technological, organizational-managerial, design-and-development and research activities.
At present, the Department performs significant state budget and contract works on energy saving by creating energy supply systems with the use of renewable energy sources with the use of sorption batteries of thermal energy, combustion intensification and reduction of harmful emissions due to the use of low-temperature plasma, impulse fuel supply and oxidizer, modeling and optimization of processes heat exchange
Over the past 5 years, 1 doctoral dissertation, 3 candidate dissertations, 4 textbooks, 8 textbooks, 2 monographs, dozens of articles were defended at the Department.
We will be happy to prepare qualified specialists for you and will accept graduates from schools, vocational schools, colleges and graduates of higher education institutions who wish to receive higher education in the specialties 144 “Heat Power Engineering” and 143 “Nuclear power engineering”.