Program code: 11.03.03
Experts estimate that there are more than 3,000 enterprises engaged in the development and production of various electronic devices and appliances in Russia. According to the studies, conducted in five federal districts of Russia (Central, South, North-West, Ural and Volga), including mega-cities Moscow and St. Petersburg, the design engineer in electronics is second most in-demand profession (after application software programmers).
The graduates of this specialization are cable of dealing with the whole complex of problems related to the development of systems, circuits, devices and technologies in the field of electronic engineering.
During their studies Bachelors learn to work with the newest computer-aided design systems, computer simulation software and computer graphics packages. Knowledge in management, acquired in the course of their education, allows graduates to run organizations and enterprises worldwide.
After obtaining their Bachelor degree, students can continue their studies with the “Design and Technology of Radioelectronic Devices” Master degree program.
Participation in real projects
TUSUR University allows students to take part in Project Based Group Learning (PBGL). Students at “Design and Technology of Radioelectronic Devices" participate in following development works:
Computer simulation of electronic designs. Here students work on the practical realization of the automated design method for radioelectronic systems that uses spatial, mechanical, electromagnetic and thermal models. As a result, it is planned to improve the sustainability and reliability of printed circuit assemblies and micro-assemblies by avoiding areas of high heating and thermo-mechanical stresses during thermal cycling. This development is useful to the construction industry.
Study of advanced programmable elements in electronic devices. This research activity involves the creation of stand-alone interactive objects based on the Arduino microcontroller, which can be connected to the PC software. The development enables to expand the introduction area for digital techniques in the field of radio electronics systems design. One of the interested structures is the JSCo "ISS named after Academician M.F. Reshetnev”, Zheleznogorsk.
Study of radar techniques for subsurface sounding. Subsurface radar sounding is a geophysical method based on the radiation of electromagnetic waves pulses and recording signals, reflected from different objects of the probed medium. The subsurface radar is used for the media with low and moderate electromagnetic waves absorption: i.e. granite, quartzite, limestone, gypsum, sandy soils, loams with low humidity, water bodies, glaciers, engineering structures (railways, roads, tunnels and concrete structures). The advantages of the subsurface radar method are relatively low cost of the survey and high performance. Subsurface radar provides continuous measurement and establishes quite clearly the position of the soil interface.
Graduates with a major in Design and Technology of Electronic Systems are multi-skilled professionals who can generate comprehensive approaches to the problems of research and design that are brought on by the onrush of computer technology.
Professional skills include study, design, engineering and production of electronic computing devices in accordance with requirements for their application, reliability, design, operating environment, marketing.
Professional activities deal with techniques and tools for engineering, calibration, testing, quality control of computers and computer components.
Bachelor curriculum includes course in circuit and system engineering, MCU-based electronics design, IC technology, SoC design, basics of biomedical and microwave design, as well as research and design activities at Smena and Stalker Design Bureaus.
Graduates have the option to continue their education at the Master level with a major in Design and Technology of Computer Systems and Design of Biomedical Equipment.
Participation in real projects
Instruction at TUSUR University utilizes the principles of project-based group learning.
Automated fault detection system for information cable lines on spacecraft. This project addresses the problem of fault detection in onboard radioelectronics on spacecraft through automation of information cable line testing for compliance with state standards. The project team is developing functional units and algorithms for automated diagnostics of information cable lines. The end product will help reduce the complexity of monitoring of spacecraft equipment.
Development of diagnostic subsystems for mine structures. Within this project, students design subsurface locators for analysis of the rock and concrete structures, as well as communication systems for an in-mine monitoring system. The goal is to develop the tools and methods for detection of any instabilities within the rock massif and forecasting of any potential rock failure. The project will improve the safety of mine operation.
Development of tools and methods for visual stimulation of cognitive activity. Electromagnetic radiation is a natural regulator in biochemical, biophysical and energy information exchange processes in the human body. They help achieve the mind-body harmony, can be a substitute for some medications and can be used in treatment of some health issues. The project is focused on experimental study of the effect of visual stimulation on heart rate variability in humans.
These and many more projects are used in the curriculum of the Design and Technology of Electronic Systems program, and any student may propose a new one that will be used in project-based group learning.
It is impossible to imagine our world now without electronic devices and systems. The technologies of electronics production are being constantly improved. In recent years, the world has experienced a boom in the development of organic electronics, which will allow us to print the electronic devices and components of chips (from transistors to processors) on plastic, metal or paper foil. This is the technology of tomorrow: OLED lighting, displays that curl into rolls, flexible solar batteries, memory devices, and much more. According to experts, organic electronics will gradually replace other electronic technologies being more effective.
Experts in the electronic technology field are developing and producing new electronic products basing on their knowledge about physico-chemical properties of the materials, processing methods, and principles of creation of modern electronics.
Bachelors at the "Electronic Device Engineering " study physical and chemical bases in the engineering of electronic materials and electronic components, modeling and optimization of radio-electronic devices, semiconductor lighting.
Special disciplines are conducted at the Research Laboratory of the Department of Radioelectronic Technologies and Environmental Monitoring, equipped with the latest world-class facilities that has no analogues in Siberia. Same equipment will be installed at a newly built factory in Tomsk for the production of LEDs and lighting products that will provide graduates with secure jobs.
After obtaining their Bachelor degree, students can continue their studies with the “Electronic Device Engineering” Master degree program.
Participation in real projects
TUSUR University allows students to take part in Project Based Group Learning (PBGL). Students at “Electronic Device Engineering" participate in following development works:
Printing of conducting films. Within the project, students develop novel materials for energy-efficient LEDs to achieve lightning efficiency, decrease the cost and extend the lifetime of LEDs and lightning systems. The project outcome: new export-oriented industry and significant economy of electric energy and fuel resources for generation of electrical energy.
Development of film rechargeable battery. Students are working on the development of rechargeable battery with improved energy density for portable electronics application.
Design and technology development for production of white LEDs with 160 lm/W luminous efficiency. These LEDs can be used in lightning as light sources. The research results could be used for small volume manufacturing with a perspective to transit to a high volume production in 2016. This research topic is unique for Russia.