The Department of Mine Surveying

The History of Establishment

The Department of Mine Surveying was established on 10 September 2007. It is one of the structural departments of the Faculty of Mining and Ecology. The aim of the Department establishment is support of the study process within the Specialty “Mine Surveying”.

The Department provides students’ education by the Educational Direction “Mining” – Bachelor Level and by the Specialty “Mine Surveying” – Specialist Level.

The Engineer-surveyor provides control of mining deposits development, accounting of complex extraction of natural resources, and also building of open-pit and underground mining constructions; estimates processes of rocks and surface movements, develops of activities for protection of its harmful influence.

Mine Surveying is brunch of mining science and technique. It provides space-geometrical measurements in the Earth interior and also on the surface (grass) including its further representation on the plans, maps and profiles by mining and geological prospecting works.

Taking into account considerable development of mining industry in Zhytomyr region, experience in mining engineers’ training, lack of educational institution with necessary field of study Specialty “Mine Surveying” was introduced in 2003 at the Faculty of Mining and Ecology. (Previously the Department of Geotechnology and Industrial Ecology was responsible for students’ study within the Specialty “Mine Surveying”).

The Head of the Department

Ruslan Sobolevskyi
Ruslan Sobolevskyi

Prof. Dr.

He was born on 5 June 1980.

In 2002, graduated from Zhytomyr State Technological University, specializing in 8.090301 "Mining", and was awarded the Master of Mining, Mining Engineer. From 2002 to 2005 he was a postgraduate student of the ZSTU of the full-time form of training in the specialty 05.15.11 "Physical processes of mining production". In 2005 he defended his dissertation on the "Substantiation of parameters of extraction and processing of decorative stone on the basis of mining-geometric analysis of deposit structures" (specialty 05.15.01 "Mine Surveying"). In 2005 he was awarded the title of associate professor of the Department of Geotechnologies and Industrial Ecology. In 2017 he defended his doctoral dissertation on "Quality management of non-metallic building materials on the basis of geostationary modeling" on the specialty 05.15.03 - open development of mineral deposits.Sobolevskyi R. is the author of 130 scientific and methodological works, among them 50 professional publications, among which 7 are included in the list of international scientific-metric databases "Scopus" and "Web of Science"., 54 approbations, 1 patent for invention, 20 methodical instructions, 5 manuals and one monograph.

Passed long-term internships at foreign universities: 16.12.2013 - 04.03.2014 -Technical University "Bergakademie" Freiberg (Germany); 09-17-2015-14.03.2016 - Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic).Since 2018 Prof. Dr. Ruslan Sobolevskyi has been working as a Head of the Department of Mine Surveying, Zhytomyr State Technological University.

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The Staff of the Department

Nowadays the pedagogical staff of the Department is 9 persons (full-time and part-time employees). Read more...

Scientific Activity

The Department has a PhD program in the Specialty 05.15.01 “Mine Surveying”. During 2013-2014 academic year the teachers of the Department of Mine Surveying participated in 16 scientific conferences including 7 abroad. In 2013-2014 there were 49 theses and scientific articles published , including 4 in International scientific-metric databases (Scopus, Webometrics etc.).

The department conducts research in the following areas:

  • geometrization of decorativeness, blocking and fracturing array of decorative stone in order to optimize its production process (Assoc. Prof. Kotenko V.V., Assoc. Prof. Iskov S.S.);
  • mathematical modeling of natural forms of separate stones to improve methods of estimating reserves of decorative stone (Senior lecturer Mamray V.V.);
  • improving methods of estimating reserves of decorative stone and quality control of the final product of block quarries to minimize losses through photogrammetric methods (Assoc. Prof. Sobolevskyi R.V., Senior lecturer Levytskyi V.G.);
  • optimization of mathematical processing of surveying measurements through the use of fractal analysis (Assoc. Prof. Panasyuk A.V.);
  • quality management of rubble stone and of crushed stone deposits of raw materials in the quarries of nonmetallic building materials (Vashchuk A.N.);
  • spatial and geometric measurement of disjunctive violations in an array of decorative stone (Horelikova V.V.);
  • development of methods for assessing quantitative and qualitative parameters of amber deposits for their geometrization (Kovalevych L.A.);
  • geometrization of qualitative and quantitative indicators of placer deposits to improve the efficiency of extraction and processing (on example of Zlobytskyi deposits of ilmenite) (Bashynska M.E.);

Faculty staff takes active part in international and republican scientific and practical conferences. Among the main are the following:

  • National Conference for undergraduate, master and PhD students "Contemporary Problems of Ecology and Geo-technology" (Zhytomyr);
  • National scientific-practical on-line conference for undergraduate and graduate students, young scientists dedicated to the Day of Science (Zhytomyr);
  • Ukrainian scientific regional studies conference "The mineral wealth of Ukraine: Ways to optimum use" ( Volodarsk Volynskyy);
  • International Scientific Conference "Surveyor provision of modern Geo-technologies" (Dnepropetrovsk);
  • Conference "Sustainable development of mining and metallurgical complex" (Kryvyi Rih);
  • International Scientific Conference " Innovative development and relevance of science in modern Kazakhstan " (Kazakhstan, Almaty);
  • International conference on problems of mining, construction and energy "Socio-economic and environmental problems of mining, construction and energy" (Belarus, Minsk);
  • "Theory and Practice of mining, processing and use of natural stone" (Russian Federation, Magnitogorsk);
  • Geokinematischertag des Institutes für Markscheidewesen und Geodäsie (Germany, m. Freiberg);
  • Krakow Conference of Young Scientists (Poland, Krakow).

Connections of the Department are spread out both on the territory of Ukraine and abroad. The Department fruitfully cooperates with the following higher institutional establishments:

  • National Technical University “KPI”,
  • National Mining University of Ukraine,
  • Kryvyi Rig Technical University,
  • Donetsk National Technical University,
  • State Agro-ecological University of Ukraine,
  • Dniprodzerzhynsk Technical University,
  • Moscow State Mining University,
  • Magnitogorsk Technical University,
  • HEIs of Germany, Poland, the US and other educational institutions.

Students’ Scientific Activity

At the Department there are specialized laboratories equipped with the necessary equipment and materials for laboratory classes, practical classes and research work of students:

  • digital photogrammetry laboratory - allows students to learn how to use modern digital photogrammetric unit "Delta" to create topographical plans and solve various mining and geometrical problems;
  • GIS technology laboratory has modern software, which allows students to get practical skills in using mining software for surveying automation;
  • Geodetic and surveying devices laboratory is equipped with modern optical devices and allows students to learn practical skills of testing and adjustment of devices;
  • A modern computer lab is in use, as well as a specialized methodical study classroom of the department of mining and ecology.

International Relations

Mining and Ecology Faculty and the Department of Mine Surveying is actively involved into cooperation with foreign educational institutions and agencies.

One direction of the cooperation is the organization of educational trips for students to the foreign universities and institutes.

On 14-25 of June 2009 the best 3rd year students of specialty "Mine surveying" and "Mining" under the guidance of teachers: Mamray V.V. and Levitsky V.G., visited three mining German universities: Technical University of Dresden, Technical University "Freiberg Mining Academy" and the Technical University Clausthal-Tselerfeld. The trip was funded within the framework of DAAD program "Training and study tour group of students to Germany".

ZSTU has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Science and Technology "Mining and Metallurgical Academy" in Krakow (Poland). Mining and Ecology Faculty and Department of Mine Surveying of ZSTU actively collaborates with the Faculty of Mining and Geo-engineering of Krakow "Mining and Metallurgical Academy".

During the recent years there have been a couple of visits of undergraduate and post-graduate students to both universities:

  • In 2011 3rd year students of specialty "Mine surveying" and "Mining" visited the partner university under the supervision of Mamray V.V., Levytskyi V.G., Bashynska M.E.
  • In 2012 the group of students and teachers from the Polish University visited ZSTU.

The staff of the department participates in the “ Krakow international conference for young scholars”. In 2012 and in 2013 the representatives of the department took part in this conference which was held at the premises of University of Science and Technology "Mining and Metallurgical Academy" in Krakow.

Representatives of the department take active part in the individual mobility programs.

In August 2011 senior lecturer Mamray V.V. won the scholarship in "Swedish Institute" program and participated in summer school at the University of Technology "Blekinge" (Sweden).

Undergraduate and post-graduate students and teachers of the department had an opportunity to participate and to win the funding for studying and doing internships abroad within the framework of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine 2201250 «Training, internships and professional development of undergraduate students, post-graduate students, scientific and pedagogic staff abroad»:

  • PhD students Kovalevych L.A. and Horelikova V.V. studied at the Department of open cast mining, at the Technical University "Freiberg Mining Academy" (Germany) in 2012-2013 academic year;
  • PhD student Tolkach O.M. studied at the Faculty of Mining, University of Pennsylvania (USA) in 2013-2014 academic year;
  • Assoc. Prof. Sobolevskii R.V. ,Assoc. Prof. Iskov S.S., Master student Trotsenko T.O. had their internships at the Department of open cast mining, at the Technical University "Freiberg Mining Academy" (Germany) in 2013-2014 academic year.

Teaching staff of the department annually participates in international conferences. Thus, annual participation of teachers and post-graduate students in the International Forum of miners at the National Mining University (Dnepropetrovsk) has already become traditional. Teaching staff takes part in the International scientific conference of students, graduate students and young scientists "Ecology. Human. Society" at the National Technical University of Ukraine" KPI "(Kyiv), the scientific conference" Theory and practice of mining, processing and use of natural stone" at the Magnitogorsk State Technical University (Russia).

In addition to the mentioned above, the faculty and the department is constantly working on gaining individual mobility grants, projects’ preparation for the different international programs.


Address: 103, Chudnivska str., Zhytomyr, 10005, Ukraine
Room: 402