Zaporizhia State Engineering Academy was founded in 1959 by the Ministry of Higher Education of USSR as the evening faculty of Dnepropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute. Since 1965 it was a branch of DmetI and since 1976 it became Zaporizhia Industrial Institute. Under the leadership of M. Potebnya from a provincial university it became one of the most prominent and fast developing universities not only in Ukraine but in the whole Soviet Union. By Resolution of the Government of Ukraine # 592 issued on 29.08.1994, Zaporizhia State Engineering Academy was founded on the basis of Zaporizhia Industrial Institute. During its 50-year existence due to a good start it has grown from a branch of a provincial institute into an Academy. Graduates from the Academy completely meet industrial region requirements for staff.
The educational complex fully Academy occupies is one city block, which has three main structures, training campus (total area - 9769.7 m), teaching laboratory (8706.9 m), laboratory campus (9043.6 m).
The campus consists of two high-rise residences: № 1, the total area of 7009.6 square meters (320 places) and hostel number 2, an area of 7850.2 square meters, designed for 640 places that have the necessary infrastructure and are located near the educational complex. Sports and physical culture complex on the island of Khortytsya has 3 main buildings with a total area of 5857, 8 m and dining area of 464.8 sq.m. On the shore of the Sea of Azov there is recreation "Montazhnik", where the Academy has a proprietary of 45 places.
Directions: metallurgy, engineering, ecology, environmental protection and balanced use of natural resources
Directions: construction, hydraulics (water recourses)
Specialties:industrial and civil
Urban Construction and Management
Water and Wastewater
Directions: heat power, hydropower, electrical technologies
Directions: software engineering, automation and computer integrated technologies, micro-and nano-electronics, electronic systems
Specialties:software systems provision
automatic process control, physical and biomedical electronics
Directions: enterprise economy, economic cybernetics, finance and credit, accounting and auditing, management
credit and finance
accounting and auditing
management of organization and
The Academy gives the opportunity to obtain a second degree simultaneously with the first one or at the Faculty of Postgraduate Education, as well as doctoral studies and postgraduate studies.
Department of Ferrous Metals
Department of Labour Protection and Ecology of metallurgical production
Department of Graphics and Descriptive Geometry
Department of Physical Education and Sport
Department of Metallurgical Equipment
Department of Metal Forming
Department of Non-Ferrous Metals
Department of Chemistry
Department of Economics Enterprises
Department of Economic Cybernetics
Department of Ukrainian Studies
Department of Foreign Languages
Department of Finance
Department of Management Organizations
Department of Accounting and Auditing
Department of Economic Theory
Department of Philosophy and Political Science
Department of Industrial and civil construction
Department of Urban Construction and Assets
Department of Water Supply and Sanitation
Department of Applied Mechanics and Construction
Department of Software of automated systems
Department of Automated process control
Department of Higher and Applied Mathematics
Department of Physical and Biomedical Electronics
Department of Electronic systems
Department of Physics
Department of Thermal Engineering
Department of Hydropower
Department of Energy Management
To provide high quality educational process there are computer labs in the Academy, which are connected to a high-speed network and equipped by contemporary multimedia computers, which allow to develop modern economic information systems, modeling systems, prognosing and studying of micro-and macro-economic processes. There is the Information and Computer Center (a special ZSEA department) which organises, controls, coordinates, monitors and implements activities to ensure the smooth hardware and software functioning and development in ZSEA.
There are around 14000 students in the Academy. Students often participate in various activities: gathering, ceremonial meetings (e.g. ritual self-burning of full-size doll of the Rector, usually provided by recently graduated students in the beginning of the academic year to wish good luck to first year students ;-) ), business meetings and concerts, festivals. Students sport achievements - it is one of successful activities developed by the Academy. Students of the Academy became the Olympic champions, took silver medals. The is 11 Masters of sport of fencing prepared by the Academy. The Academy provides an opportunity to engage in basketball, athletics, volleyball, competitions in various sports.
Educational process and research activities is provided by 447 teachers, including 49 professors, 223 PhDs.
The Academy has two student dormitories for up to 1280 people with the total area of 14850 sq.m. The dormitories provide all conditions for comfortable stay, independent work and studying.
The special contribution to health protection and promotion of students makes a health centre, the only one among university health centres in Ukraine was awarded the highest category and operates in continuous mode. It consists of doctor offices, surgeries, inhaler facilities, physiotherapy hall, physiotherapy departments as well as other special medical equipment.
All buildings, constructions, utilities are maintained by Technical Department. This department duties also include supplying the Academy with all necessary equipment and stuff for functioning as well as for studying process.
The Academy cooperates with Zaporizhzhya Law Institute (ZLI). Academy students study at ZLI jurisprudence and receive a law degree. There is International Department in the Academy. Since 1998 a lot of work has been done in the international cooperation area, networking and liaisoning with regional, domestic and international funds and organizations that administer international academic and scientific exchange programs. It also familiarizes students, post-graduate students and staff with current academic programs, grants, internships and provides a comprehensive assistance as to participation in them. Academy students and post-graduated students have the opportunity to participate in competitions for scholarships and abroad internships. Students also have the opportunity during their summer holidays to work and travel the countries of Western Europe, USA. After March 2006 a reorganization of the International Department was made by merging it with the Preparatory Department for Foreigners. The Academy followed the principle: an engineer must possess computer technology knowledge and has to know a foreign language. In implementing this principle in practice, ZDIA created Linguistic Center, where students can improve their knowledge of English, German, or French, learn Italian and Spanish. Graduates trained in the linguistic centers have internships in universities of Germany, Finland, or Ireland to earn a master's degree. During the last 3 years the Academy has been collaborating with the National Committee of IAESTE, which organizes research and student exchanges, and includes 54 universities of Ukraine, operates under the aegis of the UN and brings together the national committees in 65 countries worldwide.Yuri Lagutin, Mikhail Ishchenko, Alexander Rezanov, Sergei Kushniruk and Alexander Shipenko - Olympic Champions.
Valentina Lutaeva – member of handball team of the USSR - the winner of the Olympic Games in Montreal and Moscow.
International Master of Sport Fencing Tatiana Chernyavskaya - world champion (1986), silver medalist of the World Student Games in Japan.
Oleksandr Sin - Mayor of Zaporizhia
Bastryga, Ivan Mikhailovich - General Director of Zaporizhia Aluminium Combine
Fedotov, Alexander - Chairman of the Board of Zaporizhia Aluminium Combine
Magazine "Money" in its issue dated 24.03.2011 published the results of rating higher education by employers (Google, Atlanticgroup, METRO Cash and Kerrі Ukraine, the company "Sandora", MTS Ukraine, and others.). ZSEA became one of the twenty best technical universities of Ukraine (15th place).
In the rating of universities made by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport conducted in 2012 in group of "technical universities" made by the criteria of "Resource provision of the educational process," Academy came second and third with KhNURE.Запорізька область: природа, історія, архітектура, культура, економіка: Ілюстрована енциклопедія.- Запоріжжя: Dicke field, 2004. - 540 pp.