Radio Engineering

11.03.01  Radio Engineering


Audiovisual technics

Areas of study:

  • Acoustics of  entertainment establishments and studios, and electroacoustic systems;
  • Sound technologies of film and TV
  • Film and TV technical devices and technology


Bachelor’s degree


The Acoustics of Entertainment Enterprises and Studios, Electro Acoustics Programme

Acoustics is a very wide area of ​​knowledge devoted to the study of mechanical vibrations in various environments. And this is music and speech, the singing of birds and the roar of a car, the sound of a waterfall and the rustle of leaves, conversation or the noise of a neighbor behind a wall. All this - the audible sounds that adorn or complicate our lives. Their radiation and reception, use or, on the contrary, elimination - these are the tasks that are solved by such disciplines as “Theoretical Foundations of Acoustics”, “Electro-acoustics”, “Architectural Acoustics”, “Acoustic Basics of Room Sounding and Sound Quality”, “Musical Acoustics” "," Acoustic measurements " and many others.

Students gain professional knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Electro Acoustic Equipment Design;

• Public-address Amplifier Design;

• Sound Engineer Equipment;

• Room Acoustic Treatment and Correction (Acoustic Absorption, Vibro- and Sound Insulation); 

• Acoustic Measurements;

• Working with the Program Software for Acoustic Design (EASE ODEON, etc.)

Students are involved actively for the scientific and applied works implementation (including work on a commercial basis). Among the recent projects of the Department are the acoustic design of the rehearsal hall in the Mikhailovsky Theatre, Capella, acoustic equipment installation of the second stage in the Maryinsky Theatre, acoustic treatment of the Aquarium Band rehearsal studio, various studios design, audition rooms and so on.

Graduates work at:

- public and private project companies (the Krylov State Research Center, the Morphyspribor Research Institute, the Rubin Central Design Bureau, the ACOUSTIC GROUP, etc.);

- electro-acoustic equipment and microphones production (the Microphone-SPb) and loudspeakers (the Akton, the SBN, the Meta);

-  sound recording studios, acoustic design companies for concert halls and venues;

-  intelligence agency technical departments and other organizations.


The Acoustic Materials and Technologies Ltd. (the ACOUSTIC GROUP - group of companies) •  the OJSC Microphone-SPb •   the Nevatone Ltd.  •  the OJSC Akton  •  the Rubin Central Design Bureau  •  the SBN Acoustic Lab Company  •   the ELAT SPE

Foreign partners: the Eastern European Acousticians Association • AES (Audio Engineering Society) •   Harman Professional (JBL).

The Sound Technologies of Film and Television 

Sound technologies are a sphere of both operational and creative activity of a person. Our University took the most active part in the appearance, formation and development of sound cinema, in researching the principles of recording and reproducing sound in cinema. Modern living conditions force each of us to actively use interactive communication and communication technologies. The image in the movies and on television gives you the opportunity to feel the charm and originality of the situation and events. BUT! How much stronger sensations, if all this is accompanied by sounds! The heart beats faster, tears roll over my eyes ... And how we all don’t like it if the sound is distorted, and the movie watched was duplicated by people far from understanding the sound quality! How nice it is if the sound of your favorite work volume and reverently conveys all the subtleties of the performed themes. From working live on television and radio to professional work in hardware rewriting of film studios is the field of work of our graduates. The knowledge gained in this area makes it possible to carry out not only professional activities, but also the ability to form your own studio for editing images and sounding films of own production.

The laboratory and technical base of the faculty is as close as possible to the actual conditions of the complexes of sound equipment for the primary recording of sound, editing and rewriting of professional audiovisual programs. Technical means and content of training programs are constantly being improved. As an additional help to students, interactive technologies of counseling on educational tasks being carried out, as well as on issues of vocational training, are used. The leading specialists of film and television enterprises of St. Petersburg who are graduates of the University from different years participate in the teaching work.

Film and TV technical devices and technology


   The properties of a modern cinema are digital technologies that allow you to receive stereo images with multichannel high quality sound. Therefore, a modern specialist in the technology of on-screen spectacles and film enterprises is, first of all, a professional in the field of computer technologies intended for demonstration of films, both in traditional cinemas and in entertainment rooms.

    Such disciplines as "Technologies and equipment of television and cinema", "Fundamentals of recording and reproducing information", "Visual and auditory perception of audiovisual programs", "Hardware-studio complexes", "Recording and processing video signals", "Technique and technologies for the production of audiovisual programs ”,“ Technological complexes of entertainment enterprises ”,“ Systems for recording and reproducing volumetric images ”, suggest you to study the technologies of demonstration, both of spectacular feature films, and animation ofilmov. From knowledge of technology, you will proceed to the study of equipment and equipment for film screening. Knowing the technology of digital cinema and digital equipment, you can learn how to design classic cinema and cinema halls.

      Knowledge of computer technology of film screening and high-tech digital equipment allows not only to embody creative ideas in the design of any on-screen professional and entertainment enterprises, but also provides an opportunity to competently operate digital cinema technology.

Students gain knowledge and skills in the following areas:

• design of sound studio complexes;

• operation of sound equipment of cinema and television studios;

• technological design of complexes of entertainment enterprises;

• operation of cinema technology equipment of entertainment enterprises;

• participation in the development of the creation and development of entertainment enterprises operating on the Internet.


Television: the Saint-Petersburg - 5th TV Channel Television Company  www.5‑, TV Channel "Culture"

Cinematography: the Russian World Studios Film company ● the Lenfilm Studio

Music recording studios: the House of Radio Studio  Petersburg Recording Studio

Screen Entertainment Enterprises:

the Oktyabrsky BKZ ●  the KARO-FILM chain cinemas ● the Kronverk Cinema www. ● the Formula Kino Cinema in the GALLERY Shopping Mall ● the CINEMA PARK  Cinemas in the Grand Canyon  and the Rainbow Shopping Malls ● the Mirage cinema Ltd. ● the Crystal Palace Ltd.  ● the PEAK TRK

Film Technological Complexes Design and Equipping:  the Nevafilm Film company ● the Kinokomfort Company ● the SBN Company ● the CHRIS BERG Company

Cinema Engineering Company; Cinema Park, 5 Cinema and KARO-FILM cinema chains.

Curriculum Disciplines

Basic part: History; Basic professional foreign language; Foreign language in the professional field; Philosophy; Economic theory; Economics and organization of production; Maths; Physics; Chemistry; Ecology; Information and communication technologies in the media industry; Engineering and computer graphics; Fundamentals of the theory of chains; Metrology and radio measurements; Radio materials and radio components; Electronics; Electrodynamics and propagation of radio waves; Radio circuits and signals; Circuit design analog electronic devices; Digital devices and microprocessors; Radio automation; Fundamentals of computer-aided design RES; Microwave devices and antennas; Digital signal processing; Fundamentals of design and production technology RES; Radio systems. 

Variative part: Organizational behavior; Psychology; Electronic media in modern society; The photo; Applied optics and lighting; Discrete Math; Theoretical fundamentals of acoustics; Technologies and technology of television and cinema; Electrical Conversion Technology; Television broadcasting systems; Basics of recording and reproducing information; Visual and auditory perception of audiovisual programs; Audio recording and processing; Systems of reproduction and display of audiovisual information; Hardware studio complexes; Electroacoustics; Video recording and processing; Signal sensors in audiovisual systems; Technique and technology of production of audiovisual systems; Network and data transmission systems; Technological complexes of entertainment enterprises; Architectural acoustics; Basics of the state cultural policy of the Russian Federation; Project management. 

Electives: Sociology, Jurisprudence; Russian language and culture of speech, History of domestic and foreign cinema; Mathematical methods for signal description; Applied mathematical methods in radio engineering; Operational Calculus, Harmonic Analysis; Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics; Fundamentals of Systems Theory; Specialized television systems, Acoustic measurements; Multimedia complexes, Acoustic fundamentals of room sounding and sound quality; Systems for recording and reproducing ordinary images; Musical acoustics; Technology commercialization, Fiber optic communication lines.


11.04.01  Radio Engineering 

Specialization: Audio/Video systems

Qualification:   Master’s Degree

Curriculum Disciplines:

Basic part: Mathematical modeling of radio engineering devices and systems; History and methodology of science and technology (applied to radio engineering); Devices for receiving and processing signals; Devices for generating and generating signals; Theory and technology of radiolocation and radio navigation; Radio information transmission systems; Basics of television.

Variative part: Foreign language; Theory of systems for recording and maintaining audio signals; Fiber optic devices and systems; Theory of video recording systems; Basics of modulation signal transformations; Designing systems for recording-scene audio and video signals.

Electives: Philosophical questions of natural and technical sciences, scientific creativity; Issues of radiation and sound perception, Methods and means of modern media industry; Computer technologies for the production of audiovisual programs and qualimetry of audio systems, Planning and processing of experimental results.