Radio Engeneering

11.03.01  Radio Engeneering

 

Specialization:

 

Audiovisual Equipment

Programmes:

Acoustics of Entertainment Enterprises and Studios, Electro Acoustics;

Sound Technologies of Film and Television;

Stage and Studio Sound;

Screen Shows and Film Enterprises Technologies;

Technical Devices of Film and Television;

TV and Radio Broadcasting Systems

Qualification:

 

Bachelor’s Degree

 

The Acoustics of Entertainment Enterprises and Studios, Electro Acoustics Programme

Acoustics is a wide area of knowledge dedicated to mechanical oscillations study in different environments. The Acoustics Department explores audible oscillations. These are music and speech, birds singing and car roar, waterfall noise and leaves rustle, and conversation or noise of neighbors next door. All these are audible sounds that make our life beautiful or complicated. Sound radiation and receiving, sound application or clearing are that issues which are solved at the Acoustics Department.

The following disciplines which students study at the Department show a wide range of acoustic issues: Theoretical and Physical Basis of Acoustics, Auditory Psychophysics, Electro Acoustic Equipment, Architectural Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Acoustical Signal Processing Systems, Room Sound Equipment and Systems, Acoustic Measurements, Oscillation and Noises, etc.

 

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); • Analog and Digital Processing of Acoustic Signals; • 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.

Partners:

The Acoustic Materials and Technologies Ltd. (the ACOUSTIC GROUP - group of companies) www.acoustic.ru •  the OJSC Microphone-SPb www.mikrofonspb.ru •   the Nevatone Ltd. www.nevatonmics.ru  •  the OJSC Akton www.akton-spb.narod.ru  •  the Rubin Central Design Bureau www.ckb-rubin.ru  •  the SBN Acoustic Lab Company www.sbn.spb.ru  •   the ELAT SPE www.elat.spb.ru

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


The Sound Technologies of Film and Television Programme

Sound Technologies is a sphere where engineering and creativity are combined.

Workers of the Sound Engineering Department participated in the establishment and development of sound films, and fulfilled researches of sound recording and playback principles in films.

 

Contemporary living conditions make us use actively the technologies of interactive communication. The image in movies and television gives the opportunity to experience the beauty and uniqueness of events. BUT! How much stronger our sensations are, if they are accompanied by the right sounding! Heart beats faster, eyes are in tears... We could hate all of it, if the sound is distorted, and  the film was dubbed by people who are far from understanding the essence of sound quality! But how pleased we are, if the sound reveals tenderly all the subtleties of the film.

Graduates of the Sound Engineering Department cover the whole range of activities from work in live air in TV and Radio companies up to the highly professional work in dubbing studio rooms.

Technically competent experts of the Sound Technology in Film and Enterprises Program work  not only in the country but also abroad, carrying out functions of sound engineers, sound operators, and sound producers.

They gain knowledge that gives an opportunity of professional activities and ability to organize their own image editing and film dubbing studio.

The laboratory base of the Sound Engineering Department has acoustic technical equipment units close to real conditions for direct recording, editing and rerecording of professional audiovisual programmes. Technical devices and content of training programs are improved constantly. To give assistance to students the Department uses interactive consulting technology to perform academic tasks as well as to deal with issues of professional training. Leading experts of movie and television enterprises of St. Petersburg are involved in teaching process, as they graduated themselves in different years from the Sound Engineering Department.


The Stage and Studio Sound Programme

The world we live in is filled with sounds. We are too sensitive to them late at night when sounds fade away, no engines noise of automobiles, nor bits of conversations of passers-by and sound of slamming doors. And you want to listen to a gentle sounding of favorite musical work or powerful sound tracks of heavy rock... You can do it. But if the sound produces rattling noise and the atmosphere of surround and overwhelming sound is broken, we turn off the source of irritating noise.

To have better sound specialists of the Stage and Studio Sound Programme in the Sound Engineering Department should perform their work very well.

Graduates work successfully in the music recording studios, theaters, concert venues, they take part in the opera performance projects in open spaces, city festivals,  and work with music bands in concert halls of the city and on tours.

Graduates, studying technological tendencies of the analog, digital and MIDI sound at the Department, gain knowledge to work professionally and they are sure to organize their own studio of sound recording and arrangement for musical programmes, and to start their own business.

The laboratory base of the Sound Engineering Department has acoustic technical equipment units close to real conditions for recording music programmes in various conditions. We keep relationships with former graduates of different years and leading experts in the live sound and music programmes recording areas, so we can run classes for students as in the laboratory of the Department, as at relating enterprises in St. Petersburg.

The main purpose of  the Sound Engineering Department is to give knowledge of sound understanding to find optimal technological conditions for its recording and playback in studios and concert halls.


The Screen Shows and Film Enterprises Technologies Programme

Properties of a modern cinema are digital technologies allowing to receive stereo images with stereo sound of a high quality. Present-day experts  in the Screen Shows and Film Enterprises Technologies is a professional in the Computer Technology  area to demonstrate stereo movies with stereo sound in traditional theatres and entertainment areas as well.

 

The disciplines of the Shows and Film Enterprises Technologies Programme gives  you training in the film show technology of entertaining movie pictures, and featured and animated films. Studying the technologies you learn equipment for a film show. Knowing the digital technology and digital equipment, you can learn computer design methods.

Computer skills and technologies, high-tech digital equipment allow you to bring your creative ideas into practice and to design any display of professional and entertainment enterprises, as well as they give you a chance to operate the digital equipment for a film show properly.

Highly qualified teachers and specialists of the Sound Engineering Department  and the Institute of Media Technologies guide you to master the disciplines of  the Shows and Film Enterprises Technologies program and get profound knowledge and education.

Specialization Disciplines include:

Audio Equipment • Visual-Auditory Perception of Audiovisual Programs • Audio and Video Signals Recording •  Computer Technologies of Audio and Visual  Programmes Production  •   Audio System Qualimetry • Sound Recording and Sound Producing Technology •    Multimedia Equipment and Technology Of Audio and Visual Programs Production •    Sound Studio Equipment •     Spectacular Enterprises •     Standardization in Cinematography and Entertainment Enterprises Design •   Cinematographic Equipment  of Entertainment Enterprises •  Film Technology  Equipment  of Entertainment Enterprises •   Network Transmission of Audio and Video Data •  Film Technology  Equipment  Operation •  Architectural Acoustics.

Graduates from the Department obtain professional competence and work in the following areas:

-         Sound systems design of film studios;

-         Sound technical equipment maintenance of film and TV studios;

-         Sound recording on film sets;

-Technical support of sound recording during TV films and cinema films shooting and production;

- Sound recording on the shooting area;

- Scientific and pedagogical activities in educational vocational institutions and sound recording studios;

- Technological design of entertainment enterprises complexes;

- Film-technological equipment maintenance of entertainment enterprises;

- Participation in creation and development of entertainment enterprises in the Internet.

 

Partners:

Television: the Saint-Petersburg - 5th TV Channel Television Company  www.5‑tv.ru  ●  the 100TV Channel www.tv100.ru

Cinematography: the Russian World Studios Film company  www.rwstudios.ru ● the Lenfilm Studio www.lenfilm.ru

Music recording studios: the House of Radio Studio www.5-tv.ru/radio/studio ● Petersburg Recording Studio www.prs-records.com

Screen Entertainment Enterprises: the Oktyabrsky BKZ www.bkz.ru ●  the KARO-FILM chain cinemas www.karofilm.ru ● the Kronverk Cinema www. kronverkcinema.ru ● the Formula Kino Cinema in the GALLERY Shopping Mall  www.galeria-spb.ru ● the CINEMA PARK  Cinemas in the Grand Canyon  and the Rainbow Shopping Malls www.cinemapark.ru ● the Mirage cinema Ltd. www.mirage.ru ● the Crystal Palace Ltd. www.cp.spb.ru  ● the PEAK TRK www.kinopik.spb.ru

Film Technological Complexes Design and Equipping:  the Nevafilm Film company  www.nevafilm.ru ● the Kinokomfort Company www.kinocomfort.ru ● the SBN Company www.sbn.spb.ru ● the CHRIS BERG Company www.krisberg.ru


The Technical Devices of Film and Television Programme

Cinematography and Television areas include not only producers, directors, actors, cameramen and other representatives of creative professions. It is  also equipment which is necessary for creative process realization of producing movie products. Let us to remind you that Cinematography began with the invention of various devices by  a great number of talented people. There were Edison, Timchenko, Demeny, Lumière brothers among them and many others. Television started  when B.L. Rozing intented cathode-ray  tube and  V.K. Zvorikin invented iconoscope .

At the Electrical Engineering and Technical Electronics Department you can be a participant of a fascinating process and learn the inner part of technical devices, their work, how they are designed, how they are made. You would get a profession of an Engineering which has been  and is  still in demand.

 

Cinematography and Television are the activities where it is possible to combine creative and technical areas. Disciplines at the Department provide the technical component of the learning process.

The name of our Department says that we are engaged in electronic and technical devices which function is implemented by converting the input and output signals in accordance with the laid down algorithm of signal processing. Department’s specialization in the field of technical devices means that our graduates obtain qualification which enables them to carry out all design diversity stages of the electronic devices used in Cinematography and Television.

Modern technology is based on using digital devices and, first of all, microprocessors, microcontrollers and signal processors. Design stages are analysis and formalization of device functions; the choice of  hardware components, development of an electrical schematic, development of PC-board  and, finally, the embodiment of the device target function by composition and debugging of the software of the embedded microcontroller or signal processor.

Necessary condition of successful development of electronic devices is knowledge of signal interfaces used in Cinematography and Television. PCM and MIDI are for audio signals, CAN and USB - for control signal of electric drive, DMX is to control signals of concert light equipment. All these terms would be explained to students during lectures, seminars and laboratory classes.

Essential part of the educational programme is the study of theory and practice of technical devices operation and control within the single technological complex - that is so called the technological processes automation.

Graduates obtain the qualification and they could deal with automation systems for cinema and TV studios as well as for multimedia audiovisual facilities integrated with the Smart House systems.

Specialists, who have great experience at industrial enterprises, are involved into teaching process at the Department. It allows us to implement new engineering and technological achievements in education course.

Specialization Disciplines include:

Audio Equipment ● Basis of Computer Design and Radio Electronic Equipment Modeling ● Basis of Automation ● Microcontrollers ● Computer Development of Audio Signal Processing Digital Devices ● Fiber-Optic Systems and Devices ● Power Supply Equipment ● Signal Processors.

Graduates from the Department obtain professional competence and work in the following areas:

- Design of sound digital processing equipment;

- Design and production of CCTV systems;

- Design and production of energy security systems;

- Designing and production of digital cable TV equipment;

- Design and manufacture of digital communication system equipment;

- Operation of municipal television studios equipment of digital cable TV;

- Operation of city broadcasting network digital equipment.

Partners:

The Vector FGUP www.nii-vector.ru  ●  the GRTS FGUP www.rts.spb.ru  ●  the Rubin Central Design Bureau FGUP www.rubin-spb.ru  ●  the OJSC Dalnaya Svyaz Scientific Production Enterprise www.dals.spb.ru  ● the LONIIS Affiliated Branch of Central Research Institute of Communication www.loniis.ru  ● the OJSC Supertel Dals Scientific Production Enterprise www.supertel.ru  ● the Proel Scientific Production Enterprise Ltd www.priel.spb.ru

Foreign partners: Communication Department of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE Communication www.ieee.org

 

The TV and Radio Broadcasting Systems Programme

TV and Radio broadcasting is a fascinating area of creative and engineering activity. We invite you to get contemporary education which can serve as a good beginning in your successful career in the industry where millions of specialists have been united around the world.

Wide international connections enable our graduates to continue their education and obtain diplomas in friendly foreign universities.

Broadcasting is an integral part of every person’s life in the modern information society. Many radio and television programs are available to the audience through modern TV and radio broadcasting systems, including ground surface, satellite and cable channels of image and sound signals formation and transmission.

Professional education in the area of Broadcasting allows you to become a specialist who is in demand at the present stage of transition to digital broadcasting of high definition programmes with surround sound.

Mobility and interactivity are new properties of television which are based on the use of the Internet as a global means of audiovisual programmes distribution. Therefore, a contemporary specialist of TV and Radio Broadcasting Systems is a professional in the computer information technologies area of images and sound processing.

Modern television systems allow you to create and deliver a three-dimensional image in 3D format. And when you play these programmes at home theater, you can enjoy picture and sound quality of the same measure, as if you were in the cinema. Combining home theatre with computers and mobile devices you can create your own multimedia center which will act as a platform for filming, editing and broadcasting of your own television programmes, and it can be a start up for your own media business.

The main purpose of the Video Technology Department is to train professionals in the broadcasting industry who are ready to scientific work, design and operation of various television systems.


Syllabuses and laboratory base of the Department are constantly improving. The leading experts of St. Petersburg TV companies are involved in the educational process, and many of them graduated from the Video Technologies Department.

Specialization Disciplines include:

Audio and Video Transmission Network ● Communication TV Channels ● Video Compression Systems and Methods ● Television Systems on the information Technologies Basis ● Digital Image Processing ● Audio and Visual Devices Design ● Entertainment Enterprises Video Equipment ● Television Programs Production Equipment and Technology ● Video Systems Qualimetry

Graduates obtain professional competence and work in the following areas:

- Broadcasting complexes design - TV studios and broadcasting rooms;

- Permanant television studios equipment operation;

- Mobile broadcast complexes maintenance for sports and concert events;

- Technical support of TV films and movies shooting and production;

- Engineering development of circuitry and software of individual devices related to  broadcasting complexes;

- Scientific and pedagogical activity in educational vocational institutions and folk art studios;

- Participation in the business models development for the establishment and development of TV companies functioning in the Internet.

Partners:

Television: the Saint-Petersburg - 5th TV Channel Television Company  www.5‑tv.ru  ●  the 100TV Channel www.tv100.ru

Cinematography: the Russian World Studios Film company  www.rwstudios.ru ● the Lenfilm Studio www.lenfilm.ru ● the Nevafilm Film Company www.nevafilm.ru

Design and construction of television, film and media complexes: the Okno-TV Company www.okno-tv.ru ● the I.S.P.A. Company www.ispa.ru  ● the ASCREEN Company  www.ascreen.ru  ● the Kinokomfort Company www.kinocomfort.ru

(Photo 2)  Both cameraman and engineer are paying close attention to studio video camera.

Foreign partners: International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers IABM www.theiabm.org ● Consumer Electronic Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE CES www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/ces

 

 

Curriculum Disciplines for 11.03.01  Radio Engeneering


Optional Subjects:  Complementary Parts of Circuits Theory; Mechanics; Electric Micromachinery; Power Supplying  Equipment; Basis of Information Recording And Reproduction; Visual and Audible Perception of Audiovisual Programmes; Electro-Acoustics; Architectural Acoustics; Television; Audio Equipment; Video Equipment; Audio Signals Recording; Multimedia Equipment and Technology of Audio and Video Programmes Production; Network of Audio and Video Data TransmissionBasic Subjects: Information Technology, Engineering and Computer Graphics; Basis of  Circuits Theory; Metrology and Radio Measurements; Radio Materials and Radio Components; Electronics;  Electrodynamics and High-Frequency Propagation; Radio Engineering Circuits and Signals; Analog Electronic Devices Circuitry; Digital Devices and Microprocessors; Radio Automation; Basics of Computer Design of Radioelectronic System; Microwave Devices and Antennas; Digital Signal Processing; Basis of Radioelectronic System Construction  and Production Technology; Radio Engineering Systems.

Electives:

- Microcontrollers; Signal Processors; Programmable Logical Integrated Circuits;

-Entertainment Enterprises; Digital Audio Signal Processing; Technological Basis of Audiovisual Production; Equipment and Technology of TV Programmes Production; Acoustic Basis of Room Sounding and Sound Transmission Quality; Recording Studio Sound Equipment;

- Standardization in Cinematography and Entertainment Enterprises Design; Computer Design of Printed Wire Boards; Equipment and Software for Video Editing; Television System; Acoustic Measurements and Diagnostics of Noise and Oscillation; Recording Technology and Sound Direction;

- Cinematographic Equipment of Entertainment Enterprises; Automated Systems of Audio and Visual Equipment; Design and Branding of Television Channels and Programmes; Television Images Coding and Processing; Musical Acoustics; Basis of Cinematography Study;

- Cinematographic Equipment Operation; Illuminating Equipment of Spectacular Enterprises; Information Technologies in Television Production; Information Technology of Television Broadcasting; Theory and Design of Electroacoustic Equipment; Music in Audiovisual Art.

 

11.04.01  Radio Engeneering 

Master’s Degree Curriculum Disciplines

General Academic Disciplines:

Basic Subjects: Mathematical Modeling of Wireless Devices and Systems; History and Methodology of Science and Technology (applied to the Radio Engineering).

Optional Subjects:  Foreign language

Electives: Philosophical Issues of Natural and Technical Sciences; Scientific Creativity.

Specialization Disciplines:

Basic Subjects: Devices for Signals Reception and Processing; Devices of Signal Generation and Forming; Theory and Equipment of Radar and Radio Navigation; Radio Engineering Systems of Data Transmission; Basis of Television

Optional Subjects:  Theory of Audio Signals Record-Playback Systems, Fiber Optic Devices and Systems; Theory of Video Signals Record-Playback Systems; Basis of Modulation Signal Transformations.

Electives:

- Theory and Application of Electro-Acoustic Systems; Video Systems Qualimetry; Technological Aspects of Sound Production; Computer Development of Sound Engineering Digital Devices;

- Analysis and Synthesis of Layered Acoustic Structures; Modern Methods of Image Processing; Computer Technologies of Audiovisual Programmes Production; Development of Microprocessor Light Consoles;

- Special Issues in Theory of Sound Radiation; Methods of Video Compression;  Equipment of  Sound Studios; Planning, Performance and Analysis of Experiment Results;

- Subjective Measures in Psychoacoustics; Design of Video Signal Processing Equipment; Audio Systems Qualimetry; Development of Microprocessor Systems of Film Equipment Automation.