The list and brief description of Master programs, which are proposed by member universities for student exchange and development of joint education programs on its basis.
University name: National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institte”
Educational program: Master of Science
Program title: Sustainable Thermal and Energy Systems
Responsible person: As.Prof. Yekaterina Zhigulina -

The purpose of the educational program " Sustainable Thermal and Energy Systems” is to prepare qualified specialists with professional knowledge, skills and abilities to solve the following tasks in  the field of industrial heat and power systems and social sphere:
  1. to develop and maintain modern power engineering and heat installations;
  2. to develop and implement promising heat-and-power systems and appropriate equipment for them;
  3. to ensure rational use of fuel and energy resources at industrial enterprises and utilities;
  4. to conduct a feasibility study with justification of the priority directions for solutions of resources saving problems with a combination of centralized and autonomous power supply including the renewable energy sources usage;
  5. to create advanced life support systems at enterprises and housing; 
  6. to develop mathematical models of studied objects for analysing their efficiency via modern computer programs;
  7. to ensure the environment protection.  

The Master of Science degree program integrates the technology side of energy systems development with the financial planning needed to effectively implement them. The goal of the educational program is to create a high-level signature, interdisciplinary graduate program for the engineer or technical business major, who is pursuing an industrial or public planning based career.
The program curriculum is firmly rooted in energy technology and includes exposure to the interface with business and financial decision processes. Practicing professionals with experience at this interface who have successfully implemented energy systems or devices and policies are actively involved in the program as faculty and invited speakers.
The curriculum is flexibly designed with a set of a number of  core courses in engineering knowledge and finance, including "Energy Efficiency Increasing Methods", "Impact Pathways Analysis", "World Energy Development Prospects", "Business Planning in Power Engineering" and etc. Through this curriculum and interaction with practitioners, our students are prepared to effectively integrate energy system development over a broad spectrum of technologies with specific financial requirements to successfully implement them and compete in the global energy market.
Graduates of the program will be involved in the decision making or policy planning that will deliver sustainable, energy efficient systems to the global market. They will have the basic training necessary to lead efforts within companies to plan and implement new energy generation investments, realize energy efficiency improvements specifically at the system level, and participate in energy and environmental markets such as, heat and  power purchase agreements, energy management monitoring and cap-and-trade systems.
Curriculum: MPEI 1 MSc curriculum
University name: National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institte”
Educational program: Master of Science
Program title: Operation and Management of Environmentally Safe              Thermal Power Plants
Responsible person: As.Prof. Dmitry Gorbunov -
The main purpose of the basic professional educational program of higher education «Operation and management of environmentally safe thermal power plants» is to train highly qualified personnel for successful professional activity on the progressive enterprises and in the prestigious companies in the field of heat power engineering.
We live in the rapidly changing world. And power engineering changes greatly – new technologies, new methods of management and information transmission appear every day. What can help present people to adapt to these conditions?  Only learning capacity. Moreover, the best way nowadays to achieve outstanding results in career is to realize the idea of long-life learning.
The proposed educational program is one of the steps on the way to this aim. The program is based on the principle of synergy for three extremely important today terms starting with the letter E – Ecology, Economics and Energy.
 Educational disciplines from the unit “Ecology in Power Engineering” help the students to learn the basic directions of increase for ecological safety of different thermal power plants, including reduction of their physical impact on the environment, protection of air and water that is very important for today’s world.
Subjects from educational unit “Economics and Management in Power Engineering” allow the students to develop ability to analyze the economic and financial situation at the enterprise and to take effective economic and management decisions.
Unit “Heat Power Engineering” makes it possible to study the basic rules of technical operation and operating modes for thermal power plants, as well as improving modes of their main and auxiliary equipment, prospects for further development of the global power engineering.
General professional disciplines (philosophy, languages, computer modelling, etc.) help young people to develop universal competence useful from social-cultural and communicative points of view, be more flexible and adaptive.
Thus, education by the proposed program will enable students to acquire basic and relevant knowledge and skills from several scientific areas and to develop necessary at present competencies. Communication with teachers and students from different counties during learning will expand their vision of the world and provide new social and business opportunities. All this will make them competitive in the global labor-market and allow them to build a successful career in the field of power engineering.
Curriculum: MPEI 2 MSc curriculum