Each year more than 3,000 young people come to SibSAU to begin their student life. Here they study engineering, economics, and social sciences and become highly-qualified specialists – rocket builders, engineers, specialists in computer technologies, financiers, and managers.

The University currently trains students for a wide range of specialties: 32 Bachelor's degree and Specialist's degree programs designed to meet the needs of the space and high-tech industries. SibSAU is also one of the universities which trains specialists and scientific staff for state defense.

Recent years have seen a significant development in the Master's degree programs offered by the University. There are now 43 Master's degree programs in 15 areas.

Today the University enrolls more than 11,500 students. A multi-level system of training at SibSAU gives students new opportunities for advancement of their knowledge and trains them to be high-level professionals, specialists, and researchers in various areas of science and technology.

Education at SibSAU is carried out by 150 professors with doctors of sciences, and more than 400 associate professors with candidates of sciences. The educational process is implemented by the Aerospace College, 2 University subsidiaries, 4 institutes, 10 faculties, more than 50 chairs, and a complex of scientific and educational departments.

The University was founded as a unique higher educational institution where theoretical training is combined with practice in hi-tech enterprises from the very beginning of study. This tradition has been maintained throughout SibSAU’s history. Not only are students educated in university classrooms but also in scientific laboratories, workshops, and departments of affiliated enterprises. The Russian Academy of Sciences oversees the University’s activities and its educational and research programs.

Constant improvement of the educational process, the implementation of modern educational technologies, and competitive approaches provide for the dynamic development of the University. The University also focuses on in-depth language training – the English language is studied by students of all specialties and areas throughout their studies.

Over its many years, SibSAU has employed an innovative strategy which has fostered the evolution of the University as a leading space research university with an infrastructure for education and training, scientific and technical research, and industrial activities. The University, which started with a narrow focus, now offers a broad range of educational opportunities in engineering, science, and the humanities.