An important task of engineering education is to ensure high quality training on the basis of fundamental approaches to training and taking into account the current and future needs of science and industry. The basic higher education in a modern university should combine both classical educational technologies and modern ones, related to the rapid digitalization process, i.e. information technologies including not only the technological infrastructure of auditoriums, but also various online courses, latest e-books, original e-courses, adapted for a specific audience, taking into account the fields of study; videos, training programs, simulators, etc. At a number of Kazan National Research Technological University departments, with the participation of stakeholders, learning and teaching support kits were developed for solving the problem. The structure and content of these meets the requirements of the distance education system. They can be used in any engineering university, as well as in the system of supplementary vocational education. © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020.