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Master programs: Radio Engineering

Program code: 11.04.01

Department of Radio Engineering Systems

Radio engineering is a part of the scientific and technical field that combines the physical principles, methods and means aimed at research, design and the operation of systems, sets and devices made to transmit, receive and process the information about the environment, natural and manmade objects and to manipulate these in order to change their properties using electromagnetic oscillations and waves.

Master program is a higher professional level of an academic degree. The level of academic and scientific knowledge provided to students in their respective field is more advanced and specialized. A master program is designed for those graduate students who aspire to become scientists, top-qualification specialists and teachers. Another two years of study at a university advance the knowledge and improve the skills and abilities in the selected field that one requires in their future work.

The academic activities of the master program are individualized and supported by the unique curriculum of the master program student and a large portion of independent research work to be made by the student both in the faculty’ laboratories and in the field-specific research institutes and companies operating in technology- and knowledge-intensive national economy sectors of the radio engineering domain.

Graduate's expertise and skills

The students receive advanced knowledge in the signal processing theory, design of microwave band radio engineering appliances, get hands-on experience in designing radio engineering systems and VLSI-based digital communication systems using contemporary computer-assisted design platforms. The crucial component of the academic training is research work. The large amount of time designated for this type of the student’s activity, expert individual supervision by the leading staff of the departments enable the student to reveal their creative potential, and prepare an adequate scientific and technical material for his master’s thesis defense.

A master degree holder in radio engineering is capable of choosing the methods and means to solve a given task, models the objects and processes in the radio engineering appliances in order to analyze and optimize their parameters using available research instruments including the standard application suites, designs experimental research programs, selects the technical means and processes the results.

The graduates of the master program may continue their education with a TUSUR’s postgraduate program or that of any other higher education institution.

Requirements to master program applicants

For a successful completion of the academic master program in radio engineering, an applicant must know the fundamentals of radio engineering in the scope stipulated by the state education standards for higher education and possess a state-issued higher education document of at least bachelor’s level degree. The individuals in possession of a bachelor’s or higher degree who are willing to complete this master program shall be enrolled based on the results of their admission examination.

General 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: Radio-Electronic Systems and Devices for Data Transmission
Department of Radio Engineering Systems

The distinctive feature of the master program in radio-electronic systems and devices for data transmission is that it focuses on the training of specialists in the field of modern network technologies

Modern network technologies are formed with the New Generation Network in mind: future networks with no differentiation between telephone and information networks. These networks will transmit the content, which is subject to unified and standard processing procedure. At the initial stage of this process, the networks must become multiservice networks, i.e. network nodes must integrate the functions of many topologies to process the content.

The training of master students at the modern level is supported by the “TUSUR-Keysight” training center laboratory, established at the sub-department, which has unique equipment and software. At the premises of this laboratory, we are beginning to develop a series of courses in design of modern communication systems using “SystemVue” and “ADS” CAD by Keysight. This enables us to implement a complete design flow on the system level. The elements of all the courses are a part of the academic process, naturally updating it with the reference to the development of new methods and means of communication systems development.

Specialization: Design and Production of Spacecraft Avionics
Department of Radio Engineering Systems
Specialization: Systems and Devices for Signal Detection, Transmission and Processing
Department of Radio Engineering Systems

A designated specialized Masters Training Center was created at the Department of Radio Electronics and Data Protection to implement the master program in systems and devices for signal detection, transmission and processing. The laboratory of the center is based on the following hard- and software suits:

  • Laboratory facility for the “Prototyping of radioelectronic devices and systems” has the main objective of small-batch production of electronic circuits at the prototype stage, i.e. the final development stage.
  • Laboratory facility for “Research, development and the modeling of digital communication systems, digital stream multiplexing and de-multiplexing technologies, combining/splitting of E-streams with Ethernet/IP type streams”.

The proposed professional master program “Systems and Devices for Signal Detection, Transmission, and Processing” stipulates advanced study of foreign languages to provide the master program students with an opportunity of training and apprenticeship abroad and in particular at the G.S. Ohm Applied Sciences University (Nurnberg, Germany), with which TUSUR has long-lasting academic and scientific cooperation.

Specialization: Digital Television and Video Information Technologies
Department of Radio Engineering Systems

The distinctive feature of the master program in digital television and video information technology is the great focus on the training of specialists in the field of the video information system designed to transmit, store, process and display the data of the most diverse nature, based on the convergence of television, computer and telecommunication technologies.

According to the Federal special-purpose program “Development of television and radio broadcasting in the Russian Federation”, in order to overcome the informational inequality and ensure that over 98% of the population have access to digital television, it is necessary to build 3600 new network facilities.

Video information systems also include the television computing systems where alongside the visual display of an image there is also an extraction of the information about the object from video data, which is used later for registration and control in the metering and automated devices.

The training of master students is based on research within the department’s school of thought in the new field of science called “Television computing automation (videoinformatics)”.

In particular, the research work continues to address the basic part of state request from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation №2014/225 “Research and development of methods and means to improve the image quality in active pulse television computing vision systems in adverse weather conditions and obscure media” (2014-2016).

Research is ongoing in the following directions:

  • Image processing and analysis in smart video surveillance systems.
  • Methods for identification of persistent distinctive features of images for image recognition.
  • Development of hard- and software for augmented reality in television computing systems.
Specialization: Microwave Equipment and Antennas
Department of Radio Engineering Systems

The distinctive feature of the master program in microwave equipment and antennas is that it focuses on the training of specialists in the field of design and construction of antennas for various purposes, the measurement of their parameters and characteristics. As more high frequency ranges start being used, as new technologies of radio engineering systems manufacture are developed, the role of antennas remains unchanged: they are an integral and the crucial part of all systems that use the surrounding medium as its signal propagating and transmission medium. The antennae is the last component of the transmission path and the starting component in the receive path. In other words, no radio line may function without antennas.

Examples of radio lines include various communication systems, such as space, radio-relay, mobile, special purpose, etc., radiolocation and radio navigation systems. The demand for such specialists is buoyant.

The training takes place at the premises of “Microwave electronics” and “Microwave equipment” research laboratories of the department and scientific-academic centers (SAC) “TUSUR-Keysight” and “Nanotechnologies” of TUSUR, which possess unique equipment. In the SAC “TUSUR- Keysight”, master students are taught to operate the metering equipment and software, such as ADS, EmPro and SystemVue, provided by Keysight Technologies – one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microwave band metering equipment and a series of software – and get corresponding certificates. Master program students may also participate in research work within the frameworks of grants, using the solutions provided by Keysight Technologies. At SAC “Nanotechnologies” master program students will undergo a training in measuring the parameters of microwave band microcircuits. For antennas-measurements, the department has a shielded anechoic room, allowing for the measurement of antenna parameters and characteristics, including that by near-field methods.