Civil Engineering

Summer School - Online/Hybrid
July 19 - July 30, 2021

The course will be held online but 3 participation options are available for certain individuals:

Option 1 - online.

Option 2 - hybrid. Due to massive and continuous vaccination in Russia and resuming international air and railway service with 29 countries we offer a hybrid online/on-campus summer school option to students holding citizenship of:

the United Kingdom, Tanzania, Turkey, Switzerland, Egypt, Maldives, the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Korea, Cuba, Serbia, Japan, the Seychelles, Ethiopia, Vietnam, India, Qatar, Finland, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Greece, Singapore, Venezuela, Germany, Syria, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka.

You can join the online course for 270 euro (+4000 Rub for reg. fee) but come to St. Petersburg to take touristic advantages for the duration of the program and attend online classes at your dormitory/hostel.

If you choose Option 2, just apply for the online course here and inform us on your choice via email to get further instructions.

Option 3 – 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.

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. Staying in our charming city with its marvelous architecture would be of a great value and contribution to this course.

Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering

We welcome students to come to St. Petersburg - the Venice of the North! St. Petersburg is the cultural heart of Russia as well as a major trade gateway, financial and industrial center. You will definitely enjoy staying in Saint-Petersburg and having fun while summer holidays.

Duration: 2 weeks

ECTS credits: 4.0

Participation fee:

Online format: 270 Euro

Hybrid format: 270 Euro + 4000 Rub (non-refundable registration fee for the Letter of Invitation)

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, field trips and cultural program.

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.

  • Cultural program

    Online format:*

    • - Online Pub Quiz;
    • - Online Interactive Tour to SPbPU Museum;
    • - Online broadcasting of excursion to the Hermitage museum;

    Cultural program in the Hybrid format is discussed with participants individually.

    *All of the listed above activities are planned to take place but in case any of those will have to be cancelled, an alternative event will be offered to participants.

Accommodation

Provided only for the Hybrid or the Tailor-made formats:

  • on campus at the university dormitory
  • off-campus at partner hostels in the city center

Details of the options and booking procedures will be discussed with each applicant individually.

Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering

Deadline for registration

Online format: July 05, 2021

Hybrid format:

- for EU- or visa-free countries nationals: June 21, 2021

- for non-EU nationals: May 11, 2021

  • 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.

Course description

  • 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.

Partners: 

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

Contacts:

Summer and Winter Schools Team