The automotive faculty was established in 1942 together with the university itself. Presently there are 5 departments at the faculty. Qualification-awarding departments:
- Combustion engines
- Automobiles and tractors
- Agricultural machinery
- Automobiles and automobile supply
- Traffic organization and security
The departments train specialist in different fields connected with automobiles industry. All the specialties are in high demand at the moment as the country is being automobilized rapidly. The smartest graduates can continue their education at post-graduate courses.
The faculty and its departments have everything necessary for high-quality training: highly qualified teaching stuff, modern teaching facilities, computers etc. Many students take part in scientific researches at the faculty departments. Almost all students get driver licenses. Those students who are interested in extra study activities take part in the sport automobiles and automobiles supply coteries, participate in Russian and international scientific conferences. The students who study Chinese can undertake internships in Chinese companies. There is a postgraduate and doctoral school at the faculty; also two dissertation councils one of which deals with doctoral dissertations.
There is also a sport cars laboratory, a motordrome, computer classrooms and different kinds of laboratories.