Civil Engineering

Winter School - Online
January 18 - January 29, 2021

The course is held online


*Available only for students who will have participated in the online courses of a relevant field of study in winter 2021.

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

Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering

Online lectures will be delivered synchronized as live talk with professors and groupmates. Records of classes will be available on SPbPU platform for 1 month after the course end.

Duration: 2 weeks

ECTS credits: 4.0

Participation fee: 270 Euro

Upon successful completion of the course students will receive hard copies of certificates with ECTS credits mailed by post.

  • Cultural program

    Socio-cultural program of extracurricular activities and networking events are included*:

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

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


Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering

Deadline for registration: January 10, 2021

  • Entrance requirements
    • - Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are carried out 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, CEO of Vysotskiy consulting, expert in BIM;
  • Daria Zaborova, leading lecturer of SPbPU.


  • Autodesk Authorized Training Center;
  • Autodesk Expert Elite.


Department of International Educational Programs