Civil Engineering

Summer School - Online / Tailor-made
July 11 - July 22, 2022

International Polytechnic Summer School 2022 will be held in 2 available options:

Option 1 – online.

Option 2 – tailor-made. We may also arrange a tailor-made on-campus program for a group of minimum 10 students holding nationality of the countries Russia resumed international air and railway service with. The countries listed here.

*The list is regularly updated according to the amending documents of the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 16.03.2020 №635-r.

Looking for a course for true Civil Engineers? Join this Summer School!

The outstanding summer school “Civil Engineering” is entirely carried out in English and is cut out for those who are keen on BIM and enegy efficiency in construction.


Duration: 2 weeks

ECTS credits: 4.0

Participation fee: 30 000 RUB / 2 500 CNY

Upon successful completion of the course students will receive hard copies of certificates with ECTS credits (mailed by post in case of the online format of the Summer School).

NB! In addition, students will be granted with authorized Autodesk Revit certificates if they successfully pass the BIM course.

Deadline for registration: June 27, 2022

  • Entrance requirements
    • Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.
    • Applicants are expected to have at least 1 year of University level studies.
  • Building information modeling

    The course introduces the basics of the BIM (Building Information Modeling), its conception, available software and ways to use this technology in real work process.

    This course discusses how BIM provides contractors with the benefit of improved visualization of a construction project through the use of a 3D virtual model, establish a base of knowledge of BIM terminology and look at the benefits of BIM and case studies showing implementation before encouraging participants to study how they could implement BIM. Students do not only acquire a profound professional and methodical education but also the communication skills and cross-cultural experience necessary for future international management posts. The BIM program contains not only general BIM conception, but also its problems, solutions, ways to use and comparison of main software available today, and real experience of using Autodesk Revit – world-leading BIM platform, allowing create and manage projects faster and more economically.

    The course is based on a real experience of BIM implementation in leading Russian’s project and construction companies, BIM software teaching.

    The lectures cover the essential features BIM modeling and leading software.

  • Energy efficiency of the buildings

    The course introduces the concept of energy saving in the world, formation the energy efficiency in Russia and examples of its application in civil engineering. At the beginning students are given brief introduction to the Energy consumption in the residential sector, thermal loss of buildings, the concept of heat and moisture transfer in enclosing structures, types and classification of environmentally friendly building materials.

    Students will know how to determine the energy efficiency classes of buildings, basic indicators of energy consumption, they will consider economical and environmental aspects in the field of energy saving, the major green building rating systems LEED and BREAM.

    The course is held in the form of workshop, where students will consider real projects of new and existing buildings, different ways of improving the energy efficiency of the building, using practical calculations and BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology.

Professors and lecturers: 

  • Aleksandr Vysotskiy, PhD, lecturer of SPbPU, CEO of Vysotskiy consulting, expert in BIM (Building Information Modeling) technologies, Certified Autodesk Revit Professional;
  • Olga Korshunova, PhD, lecturer of SPbPU, Project Manager of Vysotskiy consulting, Certified Autodesk Revit Professional;
  • Daria Zaborova, PhD, leading lecturer and researcher at SPbPU, GREEN ZOOM associate expert.


  • Autodesk Authorized Training Center;
  • Autodesk Expert Elite;
  • Vysotskiy Consulting.


Summer and Winter Schools Team