Dean of faculty – Vladimir ROGOZHIN, PhD in Engineering, Associate Professor
The Correspondence Faculty was founded in 1962. Fifty people started their studies in two majors: "Technology of Mechanical Engineering, Metal-Cutting Machines and Tools" and "Road Construction Machines and Equipment". Since 1968, courses in 11 majors have been offered for working students who can combine studies and work. The courses are held by 130 teachers, including 30 PhD degree holders and associate professors.
Currently, more than 2,000 students are trained at the Faculty of Correspondence at the first and second stages of higher education according to educational standards of the Republic of Belarus. For students majoring in "Automated Data Processing Systems" and "Automated Electric Drive" the academic process is organized with elements of distance learning technologies (e-learning). One of the main requirements for e-learning is the availability of the Internet for access to educational resources of the University.
The academic process for correspondence students is organized in the form of introductory and laboratory and examination periods, with introductory and laboratory periods preceding examinations. Standard invitation letters are sent to part-time students to inform them about the studies. Students' self-studies are coordinated by means of academic schedules, which provide information on the dates of exams, subjects to be studied, forms of control, tests and course papers (projects), and the dates when students can get personal instructions from teachers, retake examination and submit assignments that were missed. Students are provided with excerpts from regulations governing the academic process at the University; the schedules have barcodes for automated registration of students' papers.
A number of highly skilled professionals have been trained at the Faculty; many of them subsequently have taken senior positions at industrial enterprises and government bodies.