The general focus of education is to improve knowledge in the field of modern information technologies (machine learning and neurotechnology, methods of processing big data, etc.) and practical programming technologies (programming in high-level languages C ++ and Python, high-performance programming, etc.) These skills are used to create control systems for complex technical objects, develop artificial intelligence systems, robotic systems, information security systems, create automated control systems in the interests of general mechanical engineering, aviation and astronautics, transport and other science-intensive industries.
The implementation of this general education direction includes a basic group of several specialties. The thematic issues under consideration include the issues of system analysis and methods of information processing, elements and devices of computer technology, management in social and economic systems. The tasks of system analysis, information processing are considered both in relation to control systems for traditional “ground” means of various purposes, and control systems for space and unmanned aerial vehicles, transport systems intended for use in various difficult operating conditions, in particular on the surface of the Moon and planets of the Solar systems, etc.
The scope of application of the knowledge gained covers a wide range — from automation systems for various technological processes in mechanical engineering to systems for controlling spacecraft flight in near-earth space and avoiding collisions with space debris objects, solving transport problems to ensure the functioning of long-term orbital stations, technical bases and settlements on the moon and planets of the solar system. Elements and devices of microsystem technology, nanotechnology are the key links in the work of traditional science-intensive enterprises.
The acquisition of knowledge in this area provides a specialist with the opportunity to master modern technologies of mathematical modeling and the creation of new materials and equipment samples. A highly qualified specialist in the field of informatics and computer technology has deep professional knowledge and skills in performing research work, the ability to set and solve complex scientific problems in the field of creating and using computing technology, informatics, computer, information, robotic and intelligent systems, methods of accumulation and processing information, algorithms, human-machine interfaces, the development of new mathematical methods and tools to support intelligent data processing, the development of information and computer-aided design and control systems as applied to various subject areas.