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Optics is at the heart of many technologies being developed for medicine, defence, environmental monitoring, advanced computers and manufacturing.Optical technology is the basis for a range of new products such as DVDs, digital cameras and flat panel displays, laser scanners, biomedical instrumentation and communications systems. That's why employers are interested in highly qualified graduates in the fields of optics, optoelectronics and photonics for research and development, as well as for manufacturing positions in industries including telecommunications, optical components, biomedicine, sensing, and defence all over the world.

Since the first years of its existence and till today optical and optoelectronic devices department has been a leader in preparing the experts on optical and optoelectronic system designing.

Optical and optoelectronic devices department prepare the specialists on three standards of studying: Bachelor Degree Program on speciality 6.051004 "Optotechnics", Specialist (Engineer) Degree Program on specialities 7.05100405 "Optical and optoelectronic devices" and 7.05104403 "Photonics and optoinformatics", Master Degree Program on specialities 8.05100405 "Optical and optoelectronic devices" and 8.05104403 "Photonics and optoinformatics",- as well as specialists of the higher skills: Candidate (PhD) and Doctor of Science (DSc).

The department provides internal studying.

The students of the department, having successfully graduated the Masters or Specialists training courses, can enter the Magistracy (PhD courses) on a competitive basis by integrated rating, with recommendations of the department taking into account.

Today nearly 300 students are trained at the department, many from them being foreign.

The unique programs are highly multi-disciplinary and aresupported by a wide variety of advanced courses and research in both fundamental and applied subjects. The aim is to provide a basic education in instrumentisation which enables future graduate to perform completely as an instrument technician.

The educational process at the department is constantly supplied with al neccessary textbooks and manuals, methodic materials, hardware and software developed by the employers of the department.

The education is conducted in the form of the subsequent step teaching, in accordance which education system established in European Higher institutions. The application of the European credit point transfer system (ECTS) allows completing the program parts abroad.

Daily students have an opportunity to study " Marketing in industrial sphere" and "Economy of the enterprise" for obtaining the second diploma on economy.

The students receive fundamental training on designing and "know-how" of various optical and optoelectronic instruments and devices; on using modern methods of searching for the technical delutions, methods of the theoretical and experimental researches; on programming on computers, mathematical modelling, basic knowledge of patent and license work; manufacture organization, economy,fundamentals of production management and marketing.

Graduates obtain profound knowledge in mathematics, physics, theory of radiation,solid state physics, electronics, material science, numerical methods, calculations by using computers. Attending courses on specialization disciplines in the department laboratories develops practical experience.

During practical classes students are trained in all kinds of optics and optoelectronic domains. Later on they are to use the acquired theoretical knowledge to handle these projects at a professional level.
For graduate students the courses offered include geometrical and physical optics, theory of optical systems, lens and system design, quantum optics, laser optics,nonlinear optics, infrared optics, optical engineering, diffractive and Fourier optics, optical measurement, optical information processing, optical fibres and communications, biophotonics,optoelectronic systems, sources and detectors of optical radiation, optical measurements, holography, spectroscopy, integrated optics, physics and technology of optical materials, physics of technological processes.

The basics directions of teaching are:

  • Optical and optoelectronic system design.
  • Medical system design.
  • Development and utilization of the software for optoelectronic system and lens design.
  • Elaboration and application of microprocessor devices in optics and optoelectronics.
  • TV and thermovision system engineering.
  • Communication system engineering.
  • Optical measurements, non-destructive technologies for inspection.