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Electrical Engineering, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days


The Electrical Engineering program lectures at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) cover general terms of power systems; basic concept of power system stability, electrical 3-phase system. Fundamental terms of short-circuit currents calculations are introduced. Temporary and surge overvoltages, reactive power compensation means and high voltage cable lines application issues are also considered. 

Additionally, the course focuses on load flow analysis methods, synchronous machines’ excitation systems and automatic voltage regulators principles of operation and root causes of power system blackouts. Special attention will be paid to the topic Grid Integration of Renewable Energies and e-Mobility. Active teamwork in small groups on projects of the course will bring deeper understanding of the subject.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Deadline for registration:
    • For EU students: July, 03
    • For RUS students / who don’t need visa: July, 18
    • For the rest: June, 01
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
    • Duration description

      2 or 3 weeks of studies + 1 week of cultural activities

  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The cultural program includes:
  • Boat city tour for students to get acquainted with the beauty of the city;
  • Excursion to the Hermitage, one of the world’s largest and oldest museums of fine art;
  • Trip to Peterhof, world famous for its fountains;
  • Picnic at the seashore of the Gulf of Finland where students can enjoy Russian style barbecue;
  • Excursion to beautiful suburbs near St. Petersburg with the palaces' visit. Pushkin / Pavlovsk / Oranienbaum;
  • Closing Ceremony in art space.


  • Ass. Prof. Natalia Do?nmez 
  • Prof. Smolovik 
  • Prof. Schwarz 
  • Prof. Sheskin 
  • Maurizio Delfanti

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Basic knowledge in Electrical Engineering. Good command of English. All classes and out-of-class activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required. Applicants are expected to have at least 2 year of University level studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    570 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    570 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Participation fee:  40'000 / 50'000 rubles for 2 / 3 weeks. Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 34733 - 58700 RUB/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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