History of the Faculty of Energy, Automation and Telecommunications!


The Faculty of Mining and Electromechanical Engineering (GEM) was opened in 1957, and in 1958 the first twenty mining electrical engineers graduated. In the period from 1957 to 1960, the deans of the GEM were A.M. Epstein, O.V. Khoroshev, A.F. Kichigin. During these years, the faculty included the Departments of General and Mining Electrical Engineering, Mining Machinery and Mine Transport, Mining Electromechanics (GE).

In 1962, a new specialty “Electrification and automation of mining operations (HA)” was opened to train engineers with the qualification of “mining electrical engineer”. The Department of Automation of Production Processes (APP) is organized.

With the transfer of a number of specialties in 1963 to the Temirtau branch of the Karaganda Polytechnic Institute, a reorganization took place and the faculty joined the Faculty of Mechanics and Technology. However, already in 1966, the Mining and Electromechanical Faculty was recreated.

In 1969, the Department of Industrial Electronics was established, which in 1970 was transformed into the Departments of Electronic and Measuring Technology (EIT) and Information and Computer Technology (IT).

The transformations made it possible to set the task of training specialists in Central Kazakhstan in the field of automated methods of information processing and information systems in the specialty 0638 – “Automation and mechanization of information processing and issuance processes” — AIS and in 1975 the Faculty of Automation and Information Systems (AIS) was opened on the basis of the Mining and Electromechanical Faculty. V.K. Donis was appointed Dean of the faculty. The faculty included the departments of APP, EIT, IVT, electrification of industrial enterprises (EPP), theoretical foundations of electrical engineering (TOE), where more than 50 teachers worked, half of them had academic degrees and titles.

Five years later, the Rector’s office decided to reorganize the AIS Faculty into the Faculty of Electromechanics (EMF) with the inclusion of the departments of APP, IVT, TOE, GE, EPP, GMiC, OiTSP in its composition. Associate Professor, Candidate of Technical Sciences L.S. Ushakov became the dean of the Faculty of Electromechanics, the graduating departments were APP and EPP in the specialty GA; IVT in the specialty AIS; GMiK, GE in the specialty “Mining machines and complexes”, OiTSP in the specialty “Welding production Technology”.

In 1993, the Administration of KarPTI decided to create a new Faculty of Information Technology (FIT) with the inclusion of the departments of IIT, ITT and AIS in its composition. The departments of automation of production processes, power supply and Electrical engineering (merged in 1997), mining machinery and equipment remained as part of the Electromechanical Faculty. Since September 1, 2001, the dean of the faculty has been Doctor of Technical Sciences, academician of the MAIN, Professor of the Department of APP B.N. Feshin, graduate of KarPTI 1971.

In 2004, the Department of Communication Technologies and Systems joined the faculty.

In 2005, the bachelor’s degree specialty 050717 – “Heat power Engineering” was opened. Since July 1, 2008, in accordance with the range of specialties produced at the Faculty, the Faculty of Electromechanics was renamed the Faculty of Energy, Communications and Automation. The Department of Power Supply and Electrical Engineering was renamed the Department of Energy. In total, 87 teachers work at the faculty, including 78 full–time teachers. Among the teaching staff there are 7 doctors, 25 candidates of technical sciences.

Since May 15, 2008, the faculty has been headed by Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of Energy B.A. Zhautikov, graduate of KarPTI 1985.

The high level of basic, theoretical and special training of FES students allows them to adequately represent the faculty at student Olympiads, scientific conferences and competitions.

The faculty’s teaching staff is focused on the introduction of modern computer systems for teaching and knowledge control, the creation and implementation of complex computer systems in the educational process-simulators of real machines and mechanisms, devices and systems that allow students to get as close as possible to their future activities as a qualified engineer in the fields of energy, communications and automation.

At the Faculty of Energy, Automation and Telecommunications, based on the widespread use of modern computer technology, local area networks and new information technologies, work is underway to improve the quality of training of qualified specialists in the bachelor’s degree specialties demanded by the national economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan: “Automation and Control”, “Embedded digital Control Systems”, “Thermal Power Engineering”, “Electric Power Engineering”, “Radio Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications”, master’s and doctoral studies are actively working.

Since September 15, 2010, the Faculty of Energy, Communications and Automation (FESA) has been transformed into the Institute of Energy, Telecommunications and Automation (IETA). In September 2010, the Institute of Telecommunications, Energy and Automation was headed by V.V. Likhachev, PhD.

From June 2011 to October 2015, the Faculty of Telecommunications, Energy and Automation (FEAT) was headed by Dr. Tatkeeva Galiya Galimzyanovna.

Since October 2015, the FEAT has been led by Associate Professor, Felix Nazymovich Bulatbayev.