System of education
Provides pre-university language and general engineering training. Period of studies is one year. Academic year begins in September-November and finishes in June. Main subjects include: the Russian language, mathematics, physics, chemistry, informatics, biology, geography, country studies, history of Ukraine. This is completed with a Certificate which makes the students eligible to continue education at the University faculties or in other institutions of higher learning in Ukraine.
Degree programmes at PSTU faculties: B / M degrees
PSTU Faculties and Departments provide training in a variety of academic fields within bachelor and master degree programmes. Academic year begins on Sept 1 and finishes on June 30. Study programmes include fundamental and professionally-oriented disciplines; doing internships at companies within Mariupol. Bachelor degree (B) requires four years and is completed with a State Examination or Diploma Project, depending on the study programme. Master’s degree (M) requires 2 year (after receiving the bachelor’s degree) and is completed with Master’s Graduation Paper.
Post-graduate Department and Doctoral Programme
Foreign citizens are offered post-graduate programmes at PSTU to work on the thesis in fulfillment of the requirements to the degree of Candidate of Science (CandSc) and Doctor of Science (DSc).
For graduates of Ukrainian universities period of studies is normally three years with prior degree of a master or a specialist and a certificate from the Preparatory Department. Graduates from abroad period of studies are first required to complete one year at the Preparatory Department. The recognition procedure of the master degree received at the university abroad should be completed during the first year of studies. The degree programme is completed with a dissertation.
Post-graduate students may work on a dissertation in certain fields, but in most cases, must defend it elsewhere.
PSTU has an Academic Council on defending candidate and doctoral dissertations and inferring academic titles of a candidate and doctor of science in some specific areas like economics, mechanics, metallurgy and transport, welding.