Head of the department
associate professor, doctor of technical sciences
Address: 9/8, Studentilor str., block of study nr. 6
Tel: +373 22 50-99-28
I. GENERAL INFORMATION
The history of Transport Department (TD) begins in 1975 with the foundation of Auto Transport Department of the Faculty of Mechanics of the Chisinau Polytechnic Institute. In 1997 on the base of Auto Transport Department was created The Department Engineering and Management in Transport. In 2014 following the reorganization FEMM was created the Department of Transport. During more than 40 years of specialist training in the transport field, the specialized department have had the following personalities as heads:
- Vitalie SCALNAI, assoc. prof., dr. t. sc. (1975-1985; 1993-1998),
- Vasile CALMUTCHI, univ.prof., dr. hab. (1985-1992),
- Vladimir POROSEATCOVSCHI (1992- 1993),
- Valentin AMARIEI, , assoc. prof., t. sc.. (1997-1999, department EMT),
- Vladimir ENE, assoc. prof., in eng. (1998-2008, department AT),
- Tudor ALCAZ, assoc. prof., dr. ec. sc.. (1999-2007, department EMT),
- Victor CEBAN, assoc. prof., dr. t. sc. (2007-2014, department EMT),
- Ilie MANOLI, assoc. prof., dr. t. sc..(2008 – 2014 department AT).
The Department of Transport is one of the main didactic and scientific subdivisions in the structure of the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Transport of TUM and activates under the Education Code of the Republic of Moldova, the University Charter, other regulations and normative acts of the Ministry of Education and University.
Currently, the Department is the main base for training professionals in the field in Moldova, which endorses training of highly qualified licentiate engineers, master and doctoral students in the field of of auto and rail transport, competitive on the national and international labor market at three cycles in higher education:
a) cycle I – licentiate higher education with awarding the title of licensed engineer in the following programs of studies lasting four years at full-time section and five years – reduced attendace:
- Engineering and Management in Transport (full-time, r/at),
- Operating Technologies in Transport (full-time, r/at),
- Auto Transport Engineering and technology (full-time, r/at),
- Railway Transport Engineering and Technology (full-time);
b) Cycle II – master higher education awarding the Master’s degree in the field at the following study programs with duration of 1.5 years:
- Management and exploitation of transport (full-time),
- Safety and greening of road transport (full-time);
c) Cycle III – doctoral higher education granting the title of doctor of technical sciences in the following programs of studies lasting three years at full-time section and four years – reduced attendance:
- Engineering and production management by branches,
- Motor vehicles and tractors,
The Department of Transport, through the University Centre for Continuing Education, organizes initial and continuous professional training of personnel in road transport in following programs:
- Initial professional training “Engineering and Management in Transport” – the second specialty in higher education: 1456 hours, the title licensed engineer.
- Continuous professional training of personnel from drivers training system 144 hours, with specialization:
- Teacher of road safety,
- Driving instructor,
- assessor in qualification system of drivers.
- Training of specialists in road transport and professional competences certification at the following specializations:
- Road transport manager,
- manager for periodical technical inspection activity of road vehicles,
- Expert for the periodical technical inspection activity of road vehicles,
- manager for the activity of autoservice workshop,
- manager / expert for assembly work, verification of tachographs, speed limiters,
- road transport driver.
- Training and retraining courses of drivers: 21-264 hours.
- Continuous training of teachers of technical vocational education institutions in the field of specialty.
Specialists finishing the studies in one of these programs can activate as heads of sections, presidents of associations and companies, executives and managers, chief engineers or technical directors, marketing managers of enterprises, mechanical engineers, heads of departments.
II. DIDACTIC-METHODICAL ACTIVITY
FEMM Department of Transport ensures the teaching of about 30 disciplines. The training process is carried out through the following forms of didactic activity:
- practical lessons or seminars;
- laboratory works;
- year works and projects;
- technological and production internships at enterprises.
Each didactic activity is supported with methodological materials, facilities and necessary equipment. Students have free access to Internet network and have specialized software.
The actual directions of DT didactic methodical activity are the following:
- Identifying, allocating and approving through the standards of professional training of specialist’s current competences with licentiate higher education, Master and PhD in transport.
- Increasing the attractiveness of studied specialties by updating educational plans, curriculum development so that competences to be completely reflected.
- Optimization of the didactic activity through volume hierarchy of knowledge according to the steps of the training (student, master, PhD student).
- Increasing the degree of compatibility of educational programs at national and European level, the integration of educational plans, according to the principle of maximum overlapping of disciplines, in compliance with standards in force.
- Establishment of an effective, student-centered education.
- Elaboration and publication of manuals and university courses.
- Modernisation of transmission process of knowledge by introducing the interactive courses and, in particular, those of e-learning type.
- Organization of methodical and scientific seminars on cycles of disciplines to examine the modern training methods, implementation of scientific research results in the educational process.
- Improving the conditions of practical professional training through better collaboration between the Department and the socio-economic environment.
III. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ACTIVITY
The Transport Department represents a collective with teaching and research preoccupations, oriented to the highly topical areas and interest to the profile. In the research activity are included nine young researchers up to 35 years, 14 doctors in technical and economic sciences, doctoral students, masters and students. The high scientific potential of ST is quite productive. Annually the teaching staff of the section organizes the National Scientific Practical Conference with international participation “Transport: engineering, economics and management”.
During the last years due to the DT scientific staff involvement there were performed the following significant projects:
- 1998: Public Transport Development Strategy in. Chisinau mun, research project implemented due to the funding from the TACIS INPHORMM. Scientific and activities coordinator the Transport Department.
- 2002-2004: Creating a national network of distance multidisciplinary continuing training in Moldova (Under Tempus / TACIS IB-JEP -22081-2001). Coordinator and Project responsible – Technical University of Moldova.
- 2005-2006: Management of urban public transport system in Chisinau (in partnership with BCI, TUM with financial support of LGI / OSI, Budapest).
- 2006-2008: Creating a university information service and professional orientation of the students (Under Tempus /Tacis JEP-25121-2004). Coordinator and Project responsible – Technical University of Moldova.
- 2010-2011: TransNEW project “Transport research capability in the Republic of Moldova” (TCS8-GA-2009-234330) financed by the 7th EU Framework Programme.
- 2011: The project “Improving public transport in Chisinau”, implemented in partnership with the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives „Viitorul”.
Within the department functions:
- National Centre for Research, Innovation and Design in Transport (NCRIDT),
- Centre for continuing training and research „Road safety”.
The main areas of scientific research, development and innovation of Transport Department are defined within the European and national level strategies as follows:
a) Secure sources of energy, clean and efficient. Energy sources and consumption habits of European industries, transport, constructions, towns and cities are largely unsustainable, which creates a significant impact on the environment and climate change. Thus, energy efficiency may provide one of the most profitable ways to reduce energy demand, thereby enhancing security of energy supply, reducing the impact on the environment and climate and boosting the competitiveness.
b) Intelligent means of transport, ecological and integrated. Research and innovation contribute substantially to the development and adoption of solutions needed to substantially reduce emissions from the transport activities harmful to the environment (such as CO2, NOx and SOx); to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and thus to reduce the transport impact on biodiversity and to preserve natural resources.
The scientific activity of scientific-didactic staff of the Department of Transport is achieved through following directions of research:
- Economic integration and the development of transport systems,
- management of transport enterprises,
- technical operation and reliability of means of transport,
- Tribology of kinematic plugs hard required,
- information systems and technologies in transport,
- development strategies for transport-logistic systems,
- modeling, planning and forecasting in transport,
- urban transport,
- economic and financial functioning of the transport-logistic systems,
- Improving the training methodological bases of the transport drivers,
- road traffic organization and safety,
- ecological safety,
- marketing and quality of transport services.
IV. MATERIAL AND TECHNICAL BASE
To achieve the educational programs and research projects the Section possesses: renewed classrooms, a rolling car park and the following education and research units:
- Laboratory “Exploitation materials”
- Laboratory “Electrical and electronic equipment”
- Laboratory “The construction of the vehicle with MAS”
- Laboratory “The construction of the vehicle with MAC”
- Laboratory ” Cars Diagnosing”
- Laboratory “Automotive repair technology”
- Laboratory “Testing of car engines”
- Laboratory “Organization and road traffic security”
- Laboratory ” Tribological Research”
The department concluded contracts with “Transfrigo” LLC, “Orizont” LLC, “the Urban Park of Buses” JV, Moldovan Railroads SE, General Directorate of Public Transport and Ways of Communications, other transport companies – leaders in the branch, that have a developed technical and material basis with advanced technologies of transport organizing.
Relations with resort institutions: Ministry of Transport and Roads Infrastructure; General Directorate of Public Transport and Ways of Communications, Chisinau mun..
Relations with socio-economic organizations: Transportation and Road Managers Union; auto transport companies.
Collaborative relationships with profile institutions: Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania; “Transilvania” University of Brasov, Romania; University of Pitesti, Romania; Society of Automotive Engineers of Romania; Netherlands Maritime University, Rotterdam, Netherlands; State Technical University of Automobiles and Road in Moscow Russia.
VI. COMPOSITION OF THE DEPARTMENT
|No||Name, surname||Function, scientific and didactic title|
|1.||Victor Ceban||Head of the section, assoc. prof., dr.|
|2.||Tudor Alcaz,||assoc. prof., dr.|
|3.||Grigore Ambrosy||assoc. prof., dr.|
|6.||Anatolie Corpocean||int. assoc. prof.|
|7.||Ion Cotruţă||senior lect.|
|9.||Nina Garstea||senior lect.|
|10.||Vladimir Goian||assoc. prof., dr.|
|11.||Iurie Guber||assoc. prof., dr.|
|12.||Nicolae Hancu||assoc. prof., dr.|
|13.||Alexandra Hotineanu||senior lect.|
|14.||Serghei Kant||senior lect.|
|15.||Anatol Lisnic||assoc. prof., dr.|
|16.||Aliona Lasai||assoc. prof., dr.|
|18.||Ilie Manole||assoc. prof., dr.|
|19.||Diana Osipov||senior lect.|
|20.||Daniela Padure||senior lect.|
|21.||Olivian Padure||assoc. prof., dr.|
|22.||Oleg Petrov||assoc. prof., dr..|
|23.||Vasile Plamadeala||senior lect.|
|24.||Igor Rotaru||senior lect.|
|26.||Vasile Russu||senior lect.|
|27.||Natalia Sestenco||senior lect.|
|28.||Iurie Tezec||assoc. prof., dr.|
|29.||Galina Voloscenco||assoc. prof., dr.|
|30.||Margareta Varcolici||assoc. prof., dr.|