Specialists in the sphere of IT are constantly demanded, the deficit of qualified personnel in the IT field is found all over the world, especially in EEMEA.
The IT specialists’ training at VSTU has been cared for already more than 30 years. The most IT companies in the region are created, headed and staffed by graduates of our University. Our graduates successfully work at the leading Russian and international companies (Yandex, Kaspersky Laboratory, Rostelekom, Intel, Microsoft, HP, CISCO, ZyXEL and others), often owning chief posts and positions of leading specialists.
The results of participation in the World Championship on Programming ACM ICPC demonstrate the high level of training at the Faculty. Since 2008 our teams keep the highest positions in the South Federal Region and in 2012 they took the 36th place in the final stage (out of 112 finalists and 8500 participating teams of the first stage).
Training of specialists at the Faculty includes all the key IT aspects: algorithmic, program, apparatus, net supply, informational safety. Special attention is paid to the relevance of the studied technologies – students learn parallel programming and modern HPC, distributed and cloud computing, modern agile developments, embedded and mobility systems, robotics, artificial intellect and many others. The training is being held on the modern equipment (computing HPC-cluster, servers HP, SuperMicro, accelerators GPU NVidia, Intel Xeon Phi, Altera FPGA, net equipment CISCO and ZyXEL, microcontrollers AVR, TI, Intel, etc.) and program means. Networking Academy CISCO functions at the Faculty. Training of IT-specialists in 4 sections is being held:
- “Computing machines, complexes, systems and nets”;
- “Automated systems of information processing and management”;
- “Computing systems of high performance”.
The program of studies includes internships at leading IT companies, enterprises, state institutions of the region, university spin-offs. Internships at the leading universities of Russia, Europe are being held within the Summer School Intel, multiple events held by our Faculty (jointly with Intel there were held 2 All-Russian Youth Schools on robotics, embedded systems and HPC “Atmosphere”). Students of the higher courses take an active part in real IT projects.
When graduating, students defend their qualification work. There is a possibility to continue studies in the range of Master’s programs of the same field.