MPEI has the following educational levels offered to foreign citizens:
- Preliminary course. In accordance with Russian regulations, the education in Russian universities is arranges fully in Russian language. The preliminary Russian language course is necessary for Russian language studying during two semesters plus the short preliminary courses (at the spring semester) of mathematics, physics, chemistry, informatics and engineering drawings for future Bachelor students. Fall semester is for Russian language only in the groups of 6-8 persons. After Preliminary course the students should pass through the exit exams, which will reckon as the entrance exams on Bachelor course. Future students of Master level study at Preliminary course the Russian language only;
- Bachelor course is the main educational course at initial stage and it lasts four years. MPEI has many different directions of training at Bc.Eng. course and gives the wide and deep higher education in the chosen direction. After each semester the students should pass through the exams and at the end they must successfully fulfilled the final Bachelor project in the chosen specialty. Graduates have got the State Russian Diploma confirming the higher education at Bachelor level. After Bachelor course the graduates may continue the higher education at Master of Science course;
- Master of Science course is oriented to the future researchers working at the research organizations and companies in specific direction. This course lasts two years after Bachelor course. The education is finished by Master thesis, which should be successfully defended behind the State Attestation Commission. After graduation the students have got the State Russian Diploma of Master of Science (in Russian Magister) in the chosen specialty.
- Doctor of Philosophy course is open for graduates from Master courses. It is the course oriented on the preparation of high-experienced researcher in the specific Ph.D. specialties. This course can be offered in Russian language strictly in accordance with Russian regulations. This course lasts three-four years after Master course (depending on specialty). The education is finished by Ph.D. thesis, which should be successfully defended behind the State Scientific Council. After graduation the Ph.D.-students have got the State Russian Diploma of Doctor of Philosophy (in Russian Candidate of Science) in the chosen Ph.D. specialty.
- Doctor of Sciences
course is open for the persons having Ph.D. degree. Doctor of Sciences
is the highest Russian scientific degree. This course is oriented on the
very experienced scientific researched during long time conducting the
well-known researches. This course lasts usually three years and should
be finished by the defense of Dr.Sci. thesis behind the State Scientific
Council. After successful defense the applicants have got the State
Russian Diploma of Doctor of Sciences in the chosen specialty.