Applied Optics International educational program ITMO University

Applied Optics

Place of Study: ITMO University (Russia)
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science (ITMO University)
Duration: 2 years, 120 credits
Language: English
Application Deadline: 09 August 2021
Admission Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in the field of Physics or Engineering (preferably in photonics), with excellent/good grades; CV & motivation letter; the upper-intermediate level of English*
Tuition Fee: 242,000 rubles per year for Russian students; 262,000 rubles per year for international students

Please note that obtaining an invitation and a visa will take at least a month. We ask you to apply for the Master’s program before July 15, 2021, in order to take the entrance exams and receive your documents in due time.

Career Options: 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.

Program description

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. 

Contents of the Program 

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:

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


* The applicants are required to pass the entrance examinations successfully. Please be informed that the double-degree option will be available only to the most successful students on a competitive basis.

How to apply?

To apply, please follow our step-by-step application guide.

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