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Research University as a source of competitive petrochemical engineers

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2015 ASEE International Forum


Seattle, Washington

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June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

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Concurrent Paper Tracks - Session I

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19.29.1 - 19.29.5



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Farida Tagirovna Shageeva Kazan National Research Technological University

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Alfiya Ivanovna Lakhova Kazan National Research Technological University

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Inna Mikhailovna Gorodetskaya Kazan National Research Technological University

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Research University as a source of competitive petrochemical engineers Oil and gas chemical complex is a crucial sector of economy with a multi-level technicalequipment and adaptability which has innovative development vector. Large-scale innovation ofthe industry is largely determined by ensuring its production of highly skilled staff. During the transition from one stage of company development to another, there is anaccumulation of organizational problems. These problems may be the result of wrongmanagement decisions that can be corrected through minor adjustments to the control system, ormay be indicative of the approach of the next stage of production life cycle, and, therefore, arerelated to the need for organizational change. Thus, an effective and stable activity of thecompany is largely dependent on how the administrative staff understands, evaluate and take intoaccount organization life cycle and each stage of development. An effective way to prepare such specialists is to implement Masters’ multidisciplinarytraining, which will form qualified, prognostic and innovation-oriented personnel able to ensureefficient operation of production at present and in terms of their future development, includingtechnological project managers in high technology, capable of operating in the global capitalmarkets. We present the educational program "Life cycle managing of petrochemical enterprise.The curriculum is designed in order to meet the requirements of Russian Federal stateeducational standards of higher education in “Chemical Technology”. The total number oftraining sessions is 120.0 credit units, which corresponds to 4320 academic hours. The planprovides for 21 control point, including 2 coursework, 7 exams and 12 tests. Consolidation and deepening of theoretical knowledge on specific subjects of thecurriculum of the educational program "Life cycle managing of petrochemical enterprise"ensures the master’s passage of various types of practices: industrial, research and scientific. The aim of the practical training is a practical study of modern technological processes andequipment, mechanization and automation of production, organization of best practices, securityof life and environmental protection. Masters acquaint with the production and technology. The Kazan National Research Technological University cooperates with a number of largeindustrial enterprises of Russia ("TANECO", "Lukoil", "KIRISHI") for the organization of suchpractices for Master-students at the Department of Chemical Technology of oil and gas refining: - Moonlighting of production workers as teachers (Department of Chemical Technologyof oil and gas refining set up a branch in the department of OAO "LUKOILNizhegorodniinefteproekt" so that masters can acquire knowledge in a production environmentin real terms); - Scientific cooperation (employees of industrial enterprises are invited to the conference,the scientific school, the Olympics as lectures and members of the jury). It is also important that students have the opportunity to go through all kinds of practicesdirectly on the site of these enterprises.

Shageeva, F. T., & Lakhova, A. I., & Gorodetskaya, I. M. (2015, June), Research University as a source of competitive petrochemical engineers Paper presented at 2015 ASEE International Forum, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/1-2--17152

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