How to Get a Master's Degree at SPbPU
A two-tier system of education, which includes bachelor's and master's degree programs, has been functioning in the Russian higher education for five years. A bachelor's degree program lasts four years and provides fully valid higher education. Those looking to deepen their knowledge in a certain field have the option to study for two more years and get a master's degree. In the context of modern, knowledge-driven economy, students are more interested in continuing their education and improving their skills. That is why Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University held a Winter School for those who are entering a master's degree program.
The Winter School was held at the premises of eight institutes of SPbPU and covered 15 master's degree programs, such as Advanced Technologies in Construction (Institute of Civil Engineering), Vacuum and Compression Equipment (Institute of Energy and Transport Systems), Neurobiological Engineering (Institute of Physics, Nanotechnology and Telecommunications), Laser and Additive Manufacturing Technologies (Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies), etc. Program directors, teaching staff, master's degree students, and representatives of major Russian companies took part in the Winter School.
Heads of Institutes presented their master's degree programs, students delivered reports on the most relevant and advanced projects, while representatives of potential employers described their companies and the requirements that graduates must meet in order to be employed.
We have already written about the Winter School for those who are entering a master's degree program at the Institute of Energy and Transport Systems (IETS). In his welcome speech, the IETS Director N. A. Zabelin emphasized that "the Winter School is a great opportunity for young experts who wish to achieve new results to communicate with each other, gain new knowledge and experience."
Over a hundred students took advantage of this opportunity. They came from such universities as Astrakhan State University, Kazan Federal University, Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, and many others, including universities of St. Petersburg.
By the end of the Winter School, all participants were awarded certificates of completion and various memorabilia. "Unfortunately, for now, the certificate does not give you any advantage when you are entering a master's degree program at SPbPU," V. Yu. RODIONOV, Head of the Department of Continuous Additional Education and Student Acceptance, explained. "However, next year, we are planning to grant benefits to the participants of the Winter School in the form of individual achievements, adding 10 additional points to competitive score when you are entering a master's degree program at SPbPU." Vasily Yuryevich stated that this year, the certificate "will give a green light to the participants of the Winter School in terms of document submission."
Media Center, SPbPU