Computer Modeling and Simulation for Engineers

Summer School - Online/Hybrid
August 2 - August 13, 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.

Are you an engineer awho wants to gain new skills in computer modeling and simulation? Join this Summer School!

Computer Modeling and Simulation for Engineers
Computer Modeling and Simulation for Engineers

Duration: 2 weeks

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).

  • 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.


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.

Computer Modeling and Simulation for Engineers
Computer Modeling and Simulation for Engineers

Deadline for registration

Online format: July 19, 2021

Hybrid format:

- for EU- or visa-free countries nationals: July 05, 2021

- for non-EU nationals: May 24, 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

    The course curriculum includes:

    • - Introduction in Modelica (Dymola, OpenModelica);
    • - Introduction in MVL (MwStudium, Rand Model Designer).

    Introduction in Object-Oriented Modeling is based on two courses «Modeling and Simulation with Modelica for engineers» (prof. Alfonso Urguia, Spain ) and «Rand Model Designer for beginners» (prof. Yuri Senichenkov, Russia) developed for InMotion Project. Modelica and Model Vision Language are object-oriented, equation based modeling languages for modeling and simulation complex dynamical systems. Models of complex dynamical systems are hierarchical, component models with event-driven behavior. Both courses iuclude lectures, practical work and independed work with tools for visual modeling.


    • - Isolated models based on differential and difference equation / lectures;
    • - Simple dynamical systems / practical workshop;
    • - Hybrid system and State Machines / lectures;
    • - Event-driven behavior: bouncing ball, ideal diod / practical workshop;
    • - Classes, objects, inheritance, packages and libraries / lectures;
    • - Components with inputs/outputs («Causal» modeling) / lectures;
    • - Control systems: PID regulator / practical workshop;
    • - Components with contacts/flows («Physical» Modeling) / lectures;
    • - Electrical and Hydraulic component systems / practical workshop.

Professors and lecturers:

  • Prof. Yuri Senichenkov, Polytech (Russia)

Program partners:

  • UNED: National University of Distance Education (Spain)


Summer and Winter Schools Team