Department of Road Construction Machines and Hydraulic Systems

The 1960s are characterized by rapid growth of all branches of industry and construction. The giants of domestic chemical, mining, timber processing and energy industries are being constructed in the East Siberian region. To provide the mentioned volume of constructions with highly skilled personnel by the order of the Minister of higher and specialized secondary education of RSFSR in the Irkutsk Polytechnic Institute there was organized a chair of automobile transport and road-building machines. The first intake of students was in 1961. The post of the head of the department was given to the candidate of technical sciences, associate professor Y.A.Soshnikov, who was elected to this post by the institute council on the 28th of June 1963. The Department of Road Construction Machines and Hydraulic Systems has been training specialists since 1965. At the present time the department provides undergraduate and post graduate educational programs in Land and Industrial Vehicles The mission of the department is to provide high-quality engineering education that meets the modern requirements of the real sector of the Russian economy, based on the integration of educational, scientific, industrial and innovative processes.

Key personnel

Research projects

  • Upgrading and reconstruction of Asphalt-and-Concrete Plant; Road Construction Department
  • Positive-displacement hydraulic drive diagnostics
  • Import-substitution of hydraulic drive elements and an engine
  • Development and creation of exchangeable working equipment for single-bucket excavator for destruction of resistant materials with increased energy of single impact
  • Design and creation of resonant vibrating equipment for compaction of concrete mixes

Vostochnaya Technika
official dealer of Caterpillar ® in Russia since 1998. It is part of the Barloworld Group of companies (Johannesburg, South Africa), a distributor of the world's leading equipment brands. For more than 20 years, Vostochnaya Technika LLC has been helping customers achieve results in their business: construction, road construction, mining, energy and other industries.
Timbermash Baikal
Since its foundation in 2003, Timbermash Baikal has been offering special equipment for the road construction, mining, logging and agricultural industries.
Being a dealer of the world brands Sonny, John Deere, Wirtgen Group, Manitou, Hangcha, the company implements an integrated approach to the technical equipment of enterprises, which allows solving problems of different levels
Road Service of the Irkutsk region
The Road Service of the Irkutsk Region is an operating organization that conducts its main activity in the operation of highways and roads, it has 16 branches of DSIO JSC throughout the Irkutsk region maintain more than 12,000 km of roads.

Trud JSC is among the ten best road construction divisions in the country. The company's branches operate in 6 regions of Russia - from the Moscow Region to the Kuril Islands (Sakhalin, Amur, Irkutsk, Moscow Region, Trans-Baikal Territory and the Republic of Buryatia).

Outstanding graduates

Nikolay Trufanov
Legislative Assembly of the Irkutsk Region, Chairman of the Committee on Property and Economic Policy of the Legislative Assembly of the Irkutsk Region / Chairman of the Committee on Property and Economic Policy
graduate of 1993
Leonid Mamaev
Bratsk State University / Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs
graduate of 1973
Aleksandr Khankhalaev
the 6th Duma / Deputy Chairman
graduate of 1975