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.
The term "nanoelectronics" is relatively new and has come to replace the more traditional term "microelectronics", which refers to the technology of semiconductor electronics with micron-sized elements that was considered advanced in the 60s of 20 century.
Nanoelectronics is associated with the development of architecture and technologies to produce functional electronic devices with the topological size of elements less than 100 nm (nanometers), and sometimes even 10 nm. The main characteristic of nanoelectronics is not a simple mechanical size reduction, but the phenomena that appears when elements of this tiny size are being dominated by quantum effects, like the wave properties of the electron. This phenomena makes the technology very promising. For example, one of the most popular materials created with nanotechnology, is graphene. Graphene is a two-dimensional crystalline carbon nanomaterial that looks like a plate consisting of carbon atoms. This material has unique conductive characteristics that allow it to serve as a very good conductor and a semiconductor. In addition, graphene is extremely durable and can withstand huge pressures: both rapture and bending. This material was discovered and produced for the first time by a group of Russian scientists from the University of Manchester.
Nanotechnologies are also useful for data storage. The possibilities of modern approaches in data storage are reaching their limits, and so the challenge is to create the new ways of storing the data is being urgent.
One of them is to create a single-electron memory circuit, wherein two or three electron store one bit of information (in modern microelectronic it takes about 10,000 electrons to store one bit of information).
Bachelors at "Nanoelectronic devices Design and Technology" study methods of RES (radioelectronic systems) design on microcontrollers, especially the design of biomedical equipment, participate in research, take part in developing methods for creating models of nanostructured objects and heterojunction in modern semiconductor materials.
After obtaining their Bachelor degree, students can continue their studies with the “Design and Technology of Nanoelectronic 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 Nanoelectronic Devices" participate in following development works:
Development of diagnostic system elements for mine structures. In the project, students are working on subsurface radars for the solid rock and concrete structure analysis. Also, they develop a communication system for a mine monitoring. The research aims to create tools and techniques that could be used for the state diagnosis of unstable rock mass and the prediction of impending collapses. It will also enhance the safety of the mine facilities.
Development of system and method for visual cognitive activity stimulation. Electromagnetic radiation of optical range is a natural regulator of biochemical, biophysical and info-energetic processes in human body. They contribute to the psychosomatic harmony, can replace drugs and serve as a universal treatment to many diseases. The project represents an experimental study on how visual stimulation influences the heart rate variability of a human. The study report will be drawn up, reflecting the possibility of using LED devices to optimize the functional status and human performance.
Development of a didactic module for the microcontroller devices design. The project consists in studying a number of problems that come from practical implementation of microcontroller-based devices with the controlling software. It is planned to develop models, algorithms and programs, as well as methodological guidelines for laboratory work, using microcontrollers for the educational process of PBGL. The use of microcontroller devices on new element base will be applied then in educational and research purposes.
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.