12.04.02 Optical engineering

This area of instruction is designed to train specialists in the development and operation of modern precision technologies in fiber optics, opto-electronics and precision instrument manufacture. It is suitable for those interested in devices and systems based on optical effects, or in the hardware components of optical, opto-electronic and opto-informational equipment.
Level of education:
Master’s degree
Form of training:
Full-time (daytime)
Venue of training:
Entrance exams:
— Higher mathematics
Programs, specializations:
Optical electronic devices and systems
The program trains specialists in the research, development, application and production engineering of optic-based devices and systems. It will also be of interest to students willing to study the components of optical, opto-informational and opto-electronic equipment, control of optical and opto-electronic elements, devices and systems, and materials required to make them.

Students of the program receive instruction in the physical nature of interaction between optical rays and substances; the principles of building optical, opto-informational and opto-electronic devices, systems and complexes; the hardware components of optical and opto-electronic devices; computer software and hardware in optical engineering.

This is one of the most practice-oriented Master’s programs due to the very broad range of knowledge and development skills it gives, from microscopes and interference-based measuring systems to systems operating in outer space.
Alumni can be employed as
  • opto-electronic device developer
  • optical technician
  • developer/operator of opto-electronic devices and systems
  • developer/operator of fiber-optic instruments and systems
Program subjects
  • Laser manufacture technology
  • Circuitry in optical engineering
  • Laser system design and engineering
  • Applied electronics
  • Laser technology
  • Data measuring and control systems
  • Digital image processing methods
  • Special photosensing devices and systems
  • Information technology optics
  • Quantum electronics materials
  • Computer-aided design systems
  • Solid-state photoelectronics
  • Laser optics
  • Designing of opto-electronic systems
  • Opto-electronic night vision systems
  • Physical foundations of lasers
Graduating departments:
•    Opto-electronic Devices and Systems Department
•    Core Department of Laser Engineering
•    Core Department of Infrared Technology and Electronic Optics
•    Core Department of Photonics
•    Core Department No. 131 on Optical-Physical Measurements
Optical Technology
The program trains specialists in the development and operation of modern precision technologies in fiber optics, opto-electronics and precision instrument manufacture for science-based enterprises and organizations in the electronic and instrument-making industries, the aerospace and military-industrial complexes.

Students of the program master the skills required to manage high-technology optical and opto-electronic system projects, to formulate the objectives of optical engineering research, to choose the best methods and hardware for experimental studies and measurements, to process their results, to develop fiber-optic, laser-cutting and optical material treatment techniques.

Students acquire these skills using modern equipment in the Fiber Optics Laboratory, Optical Materials and Measurements Laboratory, Special Polymer Composites Laboratory and others. They gain hands-on work experience during industrial internship followed by permanent employment at optical and electronic industry enterprises.
Alumni can be employed as
  • technology engineer
  • design engineer
  • research engineer
Program subjects
  • Modern problems in opto-electronics
  • Laser optics
  • Modern opto-electronic component technologies
  • Physical fundamentals of micro and opto-electronics
  • Current status and trends of fiber-optics
  • Modern aspherical optics processing and control technologies
  • Leading-edge crystal processing technologies
  • Optical research methods and instruments
Graduating Department:
Department of Optical and Biotechnical Systems and Technologies