NSU Launches Internet of Things (IoT) Master’s Program

The NSU Information Technologies Department (ITD) has launched a new Master’s Program “Internet of Things”. The Program is designed to attract students with various backgrounds including applied mathematics, IT and electronics engineers, and specialists in sensors and controllers.

The Internet of Things is a network of physical objects that can be connected using various technologies and sensors to collect and analyze data. This data can be used to optimize processes, improve quality of life, and manage resources. The development of IoT opens up new opportunities for business, industry, transport, healthcare, and many other areas. For example, the Internet of Things makes it possible to control production in enterprises, optimize energy consumption, improve traffic safety and efficiency, and reduce emissions.

To realize these opportunities, you need a qualified team of specialists. IoT professionals must have deep knowledge in a wide range of areas fr om programming and data analytics to communications and security technology. They must also have an understanding of the sensors themselves and the domain in which they are applied.

Mikhail Lavrentyev, ITD Dean and Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, explained,

In Russian universities, these skills are taught but within the framework of different educational programs. Our Master’s Program is, perhaps, the first wh ere they are combined into a single educational process, that is what makes it unique. We recruit students with Bachelor’s Degrees with different backgrounds, programmers and engineers, so the curriculum includes a flexible adaptation phase that includes subjects that are missing in the student’s background.

The uniqueness of the new program is also demonstrated by the undergraduate projects. These are conducted on the basis of requests and in collaboration with companies interested in the results.

ITD management also notes that the new Master’s Degree will adhere to the pace of IoT development, which is increasingly penetrating the global economy. Students are already working on projects for companies providing space services, both on the ground and in orbit, as well as in the field of photonics, geophysics, and other science-intensive high-tech areas. As requests evolve, the topics for Master’s students’ projects and the circle of Master’s partners will expand.