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The Department of Transport Systems and Technologies

Head of the Departmentis Leonid Nikiforovich Shirin,a mining engineer, Doctor of technical sciences, professor, educator of Ukraine.


The department trains specialistsin underground mining of mineral deposits to take higher education degrees of Bachelor, Specialist and Master andgives knowledge in mining to studentsof other specialities. The teaching staff of the department consists of 4 Doctors of technical sciences, professors, and 9 candidates of technical sciences, associate professors and 5 assistants.

According to therequirements of mining companies to the content of professional training, thedepartment trains students in "Transport Systems and Logistics of Mining Enterprises", and since 2005it started to train students in"Technology of Gas Accumulation and Transporting ". Theappropriateness of such training was confirmedat the international scientific conference "Methane of coal fields of Ukraine"to betraditionally held at N.S. Polyakov Institute of Geotechnical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Highly qualified specialists at the departmentare trained at doctoral, postgraduate and mastercourses on specialties 05.15.02 "Underground mining" and 05.05.06 "Mining machines".

Scientific work is carried out in the following areas of the world famous school of mine transport DMI, which was created by N.S. Polyakov, academician of theNational Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, one of the founders of the department:


- adaptation of transportation meansand diagnostic methods of main cargo to modern conditions of production of coal and ore mines;

- research of rolling stock of mine rail transport and additionaltransportwhile miningwith a variable profile;

- research ofloading machines and self-propelled equipment of ore mines;

- geomechanical substantiationof technological schemes parametersof methaneextraction, accumulation, transportation andutilizationin coal deposits;

normative and methodological provision of credit-transfer system of the educational process.

The department has:

- Subject lecture room 510, building 7 named afterof prof. A.A. Rengevich and room 512, building 7;


- Computer classwith 8 modern computers and other information technology;

- Laboratory base equipped withfunctional rail transportation units, belt and drag conveyors and other equipment;

The teaching staff of the department and the students of Transport Systems and Logistics of Mining Enterprises" and "Technology of Gas Accumulation and Transportation" founded a student research centre named after B.A. Kuznetsov (Room 508, building 7).


On December 2, 2009there was an inauguration ceremony of the subject lecture room named afterA.A. Rengevich in building 7 of the National Mining University.G.G. Pivnyak, rector of the NMU, academician of the National Academy of Sciences as well as the university teaching staff and graduates participatedat that event.

This lecture room will memorialise an outstanding man andscientist who longhas been thehead of the department. A.A. Rengevich fought in the war.Later he became a professor and devoted his life tomining. From 1963 to 1972 Alexander Alexandrovich was the rector, and he always helped his native department.

The Department of TST has strong ties withmanagers and specialists of mining enterprises and oil and gas complex of Ukraine: mine named afterZasyadko,Ukrainian Research Institute of natural gas, gas pipeline administration "Kharkovtransgas", Proletarsky productionadministration of underground gas storage, and others. For the first time at the NMU the department initiated the holdingof trial examinations in regions and organized competitions in Dzerzhinsk, Gorlovsky, Pavlograd and Selidove Mining Collegies.

For more effective careercounselingthedepartment ofTST created an educational, research and ndustrial complex "National Mining University - Institute of Geotechnical Mechanics oftheNAS of Ukraine - Zasyadko mine" in thearea of"mining - transportation - processing -alternatives energy sources backup".