College of Basic Professional Studies

“The educational process at the College of Basic Professional Studies is built on the use of innovative teaching methods, and the training process itself takes place in classrooms and laboratories equipped with modern, high-tech equipment. Students can combine full-time and distance learning, and all our learning materials are available online for students. Blended learning is applied in most leading universities around the world.”

Tatyana Beshenenko

Head of NUST MISIS College of Basic Professional Studies

The College of Basic Professional Studies was founded in 2006. During the first two years of a student’s undergraduate time in this college, they will receive a basic education in general studies. Lecturers and senior students help newcomers to adapt to the education process regardless of their area of training and specialization. These mentors monitor academic progress and class attendance, as well as helping students to get accustomed to the university’s social sphere.

In addition to general education training, the College trains foreign language teachers and translators and implements master`s degree programs and programs for training educational research staff in postgraduate studies.

Today, the College is comprised of 6 departments that train students in mathematics, physics, general and inorganic chemistry, Russian and foreign languages, philosophical-historical and socio-legal sciences, and physical training. Also, 2 educational centers operate through the College.

The Department of Mathematics is one of the University’s oldest departments. Existing since 1933, it has played a key role in training 1st and 2nd year undergraduate and specialist program students. The groundwork for further STEM studies is laid after students master the following areas of mathematics: Mathematical Analysis, Differential Calculus, Analytical Geometry, the Theory of Probability, and Statistics.

In the Department of Physics — another basic discipline in undergraduate and specialist program training, 1st and 2nd year students study such modules of physics as Mechanics, Molecular Physics and Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, and Atomic & Nuclear Physics. Starting in 2017, the Department has begun training master`s degree students in the field of Technical Physics. After graduating from the master`s degree program students can continue their education and obtain a PhD in the fields of Physics & Astronomy or Chemical Engineering.

The Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry trains first and second year students in the following disciplines: Chemistry, Organic chemistry, and the Chemical Basis of Production. The College trains postgraduate students in Chemistry.

The Department of Foreign Languages and Communication Technologies trains undergraduate and specialist programs students from their 1st to 4th year of studies. At the end of the 4th year of their English language studies, students take the IELTS exam—one of the most popular international exams. The exam results are accepted by universities in 120 countries worldwide. In addition, the department prepares students enrolled in the undergraduate program in Linguistics to become professional foreign language teachers and highly-qualified translators. The department also launched an international master`s degree program in Communications & International Public Relations.

The Department of Social Sciences and Technologies teaches social humanitarian disciplines: philosophy, history, personal efficiency, law, political science, history & the philosophy of science, sociology, cultural studies, psychology, logic, research methodology, and the pedagogy of higher education. Training is held for undergraduate, graduate, specialist, and postgraduate programs.

The Department of Physical Training offers students optional classes: football, basketball, volleyball, aerobics, swimming and general physical training, as well as classes in sports clubs, which engage students who wish to improve their sports skills. Our students typically perform well in the Olympic Games, and World, European, and Russian Championships.

The Russian Language Center provides training of Russian as a foreign language for international students at every level of education. International students have an opportunity for additional Russian language training as part of the general educational program, in both individual and group classes.

The Center for Regional Projects performs search and implementation of priority research and educational projects and programs on a regional level, which increase the University`s efficiency and competitiveness.