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Master programs: Automation and Control, Innovations

Program code: 27.04.04

Department of Simulation and System Analysis

One of the most important indicators of a society’s development is the portion of manual labor in the technological process of manufacturing goods, products and services. As early as half a century ago, no industry could operate without human intervention: one of the main elements was a worker who operated various equipment and machines. The modern society does it all much safer and faster, because the modern industry makes use of automated systems and industrial robots.

The purpose of master programs within this major is to train elite multi-skilled specialists in the field of automation and control systems, who are well aware of the whole range of complex engineering, capable of developing the existing and creating new control and automation systems, organize business, and the specialists who make up the leading staff of small and medium business (industries) in the field of automated systems, robotics, and information technologies. This group of people encompasses administrative and technical directors of companies, senior project managers for development and implementation of automated systems and information technologies, managers and section heads of relevant companies.

Graduate’s expertise and skills

In course of the two years’ training, the students with the major in control in engineering systems will receive additional knowledge and skills, necessary for successful development of the elements and devices of automation and control systems, robotic systems, their modeling, experimental research, and the development of control tasks solution algorithms. The main activity of the graduates will be as follows:

  • Develop the theory and methods of the design of automation and control systems elements and devices.
  • Develop the algorithms and programs for the operation of automation and control systems.
  • Model and identify automation and control systems.
  • Update the existing automation and control systems.
  • Modern automation and control systems are as a rule territorially distributed complex information control systems with centralized monitoring and control, based on industrial hardware and software. Their main components include the following:
  • Local systems for automated monitoring and control.
  • Technical workstations.
  • Various purpose servers.
  • Programmable industrial controllers.
  • Local controlling computing networks.

Local automated control and monitoring systems, programmable industrial controllers, technical workstations and servers are integrated into one whole system with the help of local controlling computing networks. The software of the automation and control systems uses special languages of programmable industrial controllers, SCADA-system technology and real time databases.

While designing automation and control systems, great attention is paid to security issues and making fail-proof control systems that would ensure emergency prevention and stop technological processes.

Requirements to master program applicants

For a successful completion of a principal academic master program, an applicant must possess the knowledge in the respective domain in the scope stipulated by the state education standards for higher education and a state-issued higher education document (degree) of at least bachelor’s level.

Those willing to complete master programs shall be enrolled based on the results of their admission examination in the academic disciplines selected by the administering department.

Specialization: Automation of Control in Administration, Business and Finance
Department of Simulation and System Analysis

The two years’ master program provides advanced knowledge and professional skills in automation of control in administrative, business and finance fields, as well as expertise in organization and management, research and teaching activities.

The training within the master program is provided by professors and associate professors, as well as by the invited leading specialists from research institutes. The training finishes with the defense of a master’s thesis, which is an individual research carried out under the supervision of an academic adviser who in all cases has an academic title.

On-site scientific and research training of the master program students takes place at the leading institutes of the Tomsk Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and companies related to industrial automation and control. There are also long-lasting partnership agreements with the leading state and private engineering design companies. Many of the master program students continue their training with a postgraduate program.

Graduate’s expertise and skills

The graduates of the master program know the methods and procedures for system analysis and decision-making theory; can manage the development teams to make hardware and/or software means of automation and control, take decisions in their professional field and take responsibility for their implementation; capable of using the promising methods of control automation in administrative and finance fields to solve professional tasks based on their knowledge of the global trends in the development of strategic control, management, controlling, logistics, economic, financial and technological prediction and information technologies.

The expertise of a master program graduate includes the following:

  • Engineering design, research, manufacture and operation of control systems and devices for the industry and military fields, economics, transport, agriculture and medicine.
  • Making of modern hardware and software for research and engineering design, control, technical diagnostics and industrial testing of automatic and automated control systems.
Specialization: Computer Simulation and Information Processing in Engineering Systems
Department of Simulation and System Analysis

The two years’ master program provides advanced knowledge and professional skills in the field of computer simulation and information processing in engineering systems, as well as expertise in analytical, research and teaching activities.

The training is provided by professors and associate professors of the department as well as the invited leading specialists from research institutes. The training finishes with the defense of the master’s thesis, which is an individual research, carried out under the supervision of an academic adviser who in all cases has an academic title.

On-site scientific and research training is available for the students at the leading institutes of the Tomsk Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences and companies, related to industrial automation and control. TUSUR also has lasting partnership contracts with the leading state and private engineering design companies. Many of the master program graduates continue their study with a postgraduate training program.

The main scientific fields of the master program students include computer simulation of technical equipment, information, educational, environment-economic and social control systems, the making and study of mathematical models that adequately describe and predict the behavior of financial time-series.

The subjects of professional activity of the master program students in this field include: automation, monitoring and control systems; technical diagnostics and information support systems; methods and means for the design of automated engineering systems; simulation and experimental research; commissioning of automated systems at operating facilities and their technical servicing.

Graduate’s expertise and skills

The master program students have sufficient professional competence to address technical and scientific problems, know its current state and relevance, using literature sources and patents; they also know the regulatory requirements to the development of documentation related to engineering design; can engineer hardware, make programs to automate and manage industry and engineering design, and model the management processes using mathematical and engineering ways and methods; are directly involved in the development of innovative products and processes.

The expertise of a master program graduate includes the following:

  • Engineering design, research, making and operation of control systems and means for industrial and military purposes, economy, transport, agriculture and medicine.
  • Making of modern hardware and software means for research and engineering design, control, technical diagnostics and industrial testing of automated and automatic control systems.
Specialization: Automation and Control in Technology Processes and Production
Department of Simulation and System Analysis

The department invites the graduates of higher education institutions to continue their education with a master degree program in the field of “Control in engineering systems” under master program “Automation and Control in Technology Processes and Production”.

The purpose of the master program is to train elite multi-skilled specialists in the field of automation and control systems, who are well aware of the whole range of complex engineering, capable of developing the existing and creating new control and automation systems, organize business, and the specialists who make up the leading staff of small and medium business (industries) in the field of automated systems, robotics, and information technologies.

The master program provides not only additional theoretical knowledge in the field of automation and control, but also teaches practical skills in the making of hardware and software engineering means to automate technological processes and production; this is achieved by taking part in research work carried out by TUSUR’s engineers and scientists. In particular, the master program students are expected to participate in the research work carried out in the Research Institute of Automatics Electromechanics of TUSUR to create automatic ground systems for pre-launch testing of spacecraft, hardware and software suites that ensure automated oil and gas production and transportation.

The training takes place at the premises of academic and research laboratories of the department and the Research Institute of Automatics Electromechanics, which are equipped with modern computers, technical devices, and hardware and software. The department has laboratory facilities that allow the study of automation systems in petroleum industry, a model of “Smart house”, training robots LEGO MindStorms, etc.

The curriculum of the master program stipulates advanced study of foreign languages, including optional French. The students will also be given an opportunity to undergo their training and apprenticeship abroad, namely at the University of Limoges (France), with which TUSUR has a student exchange agreement.

Upon completion of the master program the graduates may continue their research at the university by joining the postgraduate program, or begin their career in various companies and firms that demand highly-qualified specialists who can both develop and operate the technical equipment for technological processes automation, production, complex technical equipment, and that require IT specialists.

Graduate’s expertise and skills

Completion of the master program allows the students to become highly qualified specialists in development and operation of the means of technological process and production automation, complex technical facilities and become demanded in the modern society.

The graduates of the master program have that additional knowledge and skills that are necessary for successful development of the elements and devices of automation and control systems, robotic systems. The main activity areas of the graduates include the following: modeling and identification of automation and control systems; development of theory and methods for the design of elements and devices of automation and control systems; development of algorithms and operating programs for automation and control systems; update of the existing automation and control systems.

In course of their study, the master program students receive additional expertise, which is necessary to successful making of automatic and automated systems, robotic systems in various sectors of the national economy for airspace, heat-power, petrochemical, metal, petroleum and military industries.

The training is provided by both the TUSUR staff and the leading specialists from Tomsk companies that specialize in the making of hardware and software for automation of technological processes and complex technical facilities.

The master program students also receive additional knowledge while solving specific practical tasks during their on-site training in various companies.