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Iran (Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Iran) covers 1,648,000 square kilometres in southwestern Asia. It is bounded on the north by Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, and the Caspian Sea, on the east by Pakistan and Afghanistan, on the south by the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and on the west by Turkey and Iraq ,with about a dozen islands in the Persian Gulf. More than 30 percent of its ( 7,680-kilometers ) boundary is seacoast. The capital is Tehran.
Among Middle Eastern countries, Iran is unique in many ways. Its official language is Farsi (Persian).
SBU(shahid Beheshti University) as one of the top ten universities in the country and having 27 colleges and research institute is considered a comprehensive university while the professional training center has a wide scope of expertise focusing on power and water industry. Main activities of the center include all the trainings that are required in society according to the special education sectors of the university.
Some of the groups which the training center includes are:
•Companies active in the power and water industry;
•Companies active in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry;
•Insurance companies, banks and municipalities;
•Some industries such as steel, cement and automotive;
•University graduates;
•Faculty members and university staff.

 69 Bachelor Programs, 9562 BA and BSc Students
208 Master Programs, 6859 MA and MSc Students
139 PhD Programs, 1356 PhD Students
More than 800 Faculty Members 

By joining Abbaspour School of Engineering (formerly named Power and Water University of Technology, PWUT) in 2013, industrial experiences and capabilities of PWUT has been transferred to SBU, synergically.

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Professional training centre  (PCT) is the largest center for specialized technical training in electrical ,water, power, petroleum, gas and oil, energy and environtment sectors industries in I.R. of Iran. PCT with more than 48 years of experience and very modern technical and training facilities is offering short courses and degree programs to the personnel of affiliated companies to the Ministry of Energy of Iran. The short courses are offered to the experts of the industries to keep them up to date in their jobs. The short courses are given in Technician and Engineering levels in English and/or Arabic (upon request) in PCT or in other regional countries. The content of the courses are considered in such a way as to cover technical information and experiences which are required as the real qualification for industrial jobs.

Professional training centre (PCT  is a full size academic and higher education center affiliated to shahid beheshti university. PCT with 45  years of experience and very modern technical  and training facilities is offering short courses and degree programs for the personnel of the power and water industries.

 Intruduction of PCT:
(PCT) is the largest center for technical training in Electrical, Water and and Waste Water industries in I.R. of Iran.
PCT with more than 48 years of experiences and very modern technical and training facilities is offering short courses and degree programs to the personnel of affiliated companies to shahid Beheshti University. The short courses are offered to the experts of the industries to keep them up to date in their jobs.

The short courses are given in Technician and Engineering levels in Farsi and/or English (upon request) in PCT or in other regional countries. The content of the courses are considered  in  such a  way as to  cover  technical information  and experiences which are required as the real qualification for industrial jobs.
The  degree  programs  in PCT are also offered in , B.Sc. and M.Sc. and Ph.D levels in Farsi or English (upon request).
These activities could be briefly summarized as follows:
•Career analysis and need assessment
•Designing training courses
•Designing and preparing educational contents and pamphlets
•Implementation of professional training courses
•Evaluating the effectiveness of training
•Implementation of Recruitment tests
Sport facilities, dormitories, residences, restaurant, medical center, etc. are among the other facilities that are existing in PCT. 
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PCT is composed of three Faculty and 11 departments including Dept. of Control & Computer Eng., Dept. of Transmission & Distribution Eng. ,  Dept. of Generation Eng., Dept. of Economy, Dept. of Management, Dept. of Accounting, Dept. of Seminary, Dept. of Water Resource Eng. ,Dept. of Hydraulic Installation Eng., Dept. of Water & Wastewater Eng., Dept. of Environment Eng. 
More than 2000 university academic staff along with more than 110 labs and workshops have made PCT a unique center that provides an environment to promote a high level of professional performance for trainees from various backgrounds from different Regional Electric Companies, Power Plants, Water Companies and Water and Waste Water Companies.
​The main mission of PTC can be stated as “training based on needs of diverse industries with a special focus on the water, power, and energy sectors”. 
Accordingly, major principal activities of PTC are designed in such a way that they cover all necessary requirements of educational process. These activities start with need assessment and end in effectiveness assessment. This unique process includes all educational desires of organizations and companies. Recruitment test design and its implementation completes this part of PTC’s activities.
Professional training center of SBU has valuable experience in all of these areas. Employment analysis and training need assessment for the power industry, design education based on merit (competency-based training) for many organizations including the national oil company and parts of the Department of Housing and Urban Development are only parts of the experience of the center. The current portfolio contains about six thousand workshops and short courses that are mostly designed by faculties and teachers of the university. 
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Organizing workshops every year for about 20000 people makes the center the largest center for professional training in the country. Certainly, such a volume of training requires an accurate process and management systems. All training courses held by the center are assessed for effectiveness of training. The methodology for evaluating the impact is based on globally known Kirk Patrick’s model, which is applicable to combine with 360-degree assessment method, and is localized to form an instruction for courses and workshops held by the center. However, proper quality control of the education is not guaranteed because the process of evaluating starts after the end of the whole or part of the training. Therefore, in order to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the programs, the instruction acceptance criteria is developed and implemented by the center. Hence, all materials and training process including lesson plans, worksheets, Teachers, classroom and school environment, etc. must comply with the criteria and qualitative points of acceptance before applying.

 Concise history:

Technical and Engineering Campus of Shahid Beheshti University (formerly known as Power and Water University of Technology) (PWUT) (Persian: دانشگاه صنعت آب و برق Dāneshgāh-e San'ate Aabo Bargh‎) is a state university of technology, engineering and science in Iran. PWUT is also the technical training center for power and water industries in Iran.


Around 120 academic staff with 100 labs and workshops provide an environment for the education of trainees from regional electric companies, power plants, and water and wastewater companies. The university is in northeast of Tehran, Iran. It is named after Hassan Abbaspour, former Iranian Minister of Energy, who was killed in 1981.


Programs are offered at Bachelors, Masters and PhD levels. In addition, PWUT conducts a short course aimed at upgrading or refreshing the knowledge and skills of practitioners. PWUT is accredited by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran and administered by a board of trustees comprising academicians and representatives of national organizations and professors.

PCT provides  an  environment  to  promote a high  level  of professional  training for trainees from various  backgrounds  from different companies affiliated to shahid beheshti university.
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- Founded in 1969 in Tehran for offering short courses and was named as the Center   for Special Training.- Started B.Sc. degree programs (specially for the MOE personnel) in 1982 and was renamed as Sh. Abbaspour Training and Research Center.- Started B. Sc. Programs under supervision of  Ministry of  Science, Research and Tech. in 1990 and was renamed as PCT.- Started Water and Waste Water Engineering M.Sc. (joint) program with IHE (The Netherlands) in 1992.- Started  10 more M.Sc. programs in 1994.-Increased the number of joint short course programs with foreign companies (like  TOTAL, ELF, Shell,AGIP , World Band Project…) and international  organizations (like FAO) since 2000.

 Started Ph.D. (joint) program with French universities in 2001.
- Joined with Shahid Beheshti university in 2012  till now