The history of the chair is connected with the history of the technological and economic department. In 1975, the university (at that time, the ESPI) created a general technical faculty, later renamed the Faculty of Technology and Economics. In September 2011, in connection with the transition to new areas of student training, the Faculty of Technology and Economics was renamed the Department of Engineering and Technology, and the Chair of Technical Mechanics and Machine Science - the Chair of General Engineering Training.
In recent years, within the framework of research work, the chair has been dealing with modern problems of technological and engineering education.
Teachers of the department published a large number of articles in prestigious journals, collections of international and all-Russian scientific and practical conferences, as well as monographs, educational and teaching appliances. A lot of scientific work is carried out with students: articles are published in various collections, winners and prize-winners of All-Russian, republican and university competitions for the best student research work are prepared.
The chair actively cooperates with public education bodies: teachers work at advanced training and retraining courses for teachers, engineering and pedagogical workers of the PLVT (Primary Level of Vocational Training) and MVT (Middle Vocational Training) system, make presentations and master classes at all-Russian, republican and regional scientific and methodological seminars for educational workers, participate in the preparation, organization and holding of technology olympiads and competitions among schoolchildren at various levels: municipal, regional, republican.
Topics of applied methodological research
Propedeutics of engineering education in a comprehensive school