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Program description

Applied Optics

The Master’s degree program in Applied Optics is aimed at training highly qualified specialists in the field of optical systems design. The program's graduates can work at industrial companies and research centers that focus on developing optical and optoelectronic devices, as well as the fields related to CAD technologies, optical imaging modeling, image processing and AI.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Physics or Engineering (preferably in photonics), with excellent/good grades
  • Upper-intermediate level of English

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Program content

1st semester (30 ECTS):

English in Professional Activities 2 ECTS

Data Processing and Analysis (online) 3 ECTS

Optical System Design I 3 ECTS

Photonics 3 ECTS

Creative Technologies (online) 4 ECTS

Optional Module (chosen by a student) 4 ECTS:

  • Negotiation, Influence and Conflict Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Business and Science Ethics, Research Management
  • Personal Efficiency and Time Management
  • Internationalization of Research
  • Effective Team Management

Research Internship 11 ECTS

2nd semester (30 ECTS):

English in Professional Activities 2 ECTS
Applied Artificial Intelligence 3 ECTS

Wave Optics 3 ECTS

Digital Signal Processing in Optoelectronics 3 ECTS

Design of Optical Devices and Systems + Project 5 ECTS

Testing Methods for Optical Elements and Systems 4 ECTS

Sources and Receivers of Optical Radiation 3 ECTS

Research Internship 7 ECTS

3rd semester (30 ECTS):

Instrumental Optics 3 ECTS

Image Processing 3 ECTS

Optical System Design + Project II 3 ECTS

Optical Image Modeling 3 ECTS

Methods and Means of Videomatics 3 ECTS

Methods and Means of Colorimetry 3 ECTS

Research Internship 6 ECTS

Design Internship 6 ECTS

4th semester (30 ECTS):

Design Internship 15 ECTS

Industrial Internship, Predefence 9 ECTS

Master’s Thesis Preparation and Defense 6 ECTS

Tuition fees

The yearly tuition fee for this program is 262,000 rubles (€2900), and the total tuition fee is 524,000 rubles (€5800). 

Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to work as researchers, optical engineers, and optical designers at R&D companies, laboratories, innovative startups, as well as leading international and Russian universities.

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ITMO University Saint Petersburg

ITMO University in St. Petersburg is a recognized leader in optics, photonics and IT. Over the past few years, it has developed from a specialized technical institute into a trailblazer shaping the national education and research policy in Russia. We...

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