In 1964 a faculty of Volgograd polytechnical institute was established in Krasnoarmeysky district on request of several industrial enterprises. Primarily it was a general technical faculty that offered extra-mural education for workers of the local enterprises. That year first 150 students were enrolled in mechanical and engineering programs. The faculty occupied several classrooms in one of the schools. V.N. Kuibyshev, an engineer of Volgograd Oil Refinery Plant, was the first dean of the faculty.
From 1965 till 1982 the faculty was located in one of the buildings of Oil Refinery Plant. At that time it was headed by V.V. Naumov, also an engineer of the plant. Industrial enterprises of Krasnoarmeysky district supplied the faculty with laboratory and testing equipment, devices, furniture, chemical agents and glassware, etc. Within a year the chairs of organic and inorganic chemistry, physics and electrical engineering were set up.
The faculty offers training in the following specialties: "Technology of basic organic and petrochemical synthesis", "Machine-building technology, metal-cutting machines and tools", "Chemical production machines and devices", "Economics and organization of chemical production".
Since 1967, when associate professor Ya.A. Gokhberg was appointed the dean, the faculty has developed considerably. In 1982 a new building was constructed where the dean's office, the library, several auditoriums and other faculty's divisions were relocated. It became possible to set up new laboratories and modernize the existing ones in the old building. High qualification of the academic staff and good teaching facilities allowed organizing full-time tuition at the faculty and it was renamed a mechanical-metallurgical faculty.
Since 1991 the faculty has been headed by associate professor A.P. Mantaroshin, Cand.Sc. (Technology). In 1992 the specialization "Ecology and nature management" was introduced and a new laboratory on ecology was created.
About 500 students are enrolled at the faculty. There are preparatory courses, an engineering-technical lyceum. Courses for computer users are available at the faculty's computer center.
The faculty has educated about 3000 engineers for chemical, petrochemical and other industrial enterprises of Volgograd region. Many of its graduates took key positions in local industry and organizations.
Address: 400051, Russia, Volgograd, Stoletov avenue 8, Krasnoarmeysky mechanical-metallurgical faculty
Tel.: (8442) 62-66-17, 62-66-18, 62-66-19
Dean: Alexey Alexandrovich Emelyanov