TOMSK, Jul 20 – RIA
Tomsk. TPU English-language master's program "Software Engineering"
prepares some of the most demanded specialists in the field of big data not only
in Russia, but also in the world. What are the advantages of studying in English,
why man shouldn't be afraid of it, how to enter the program with 100% employment
of graduates – read in the RIA Tomsk review.
Studying modern trends
in the field of big data completely in English together with foreign students and
teachers, without leaving Tomsk, studying under an exchange program in universities
of Finland, Spain, Germany and Slovenia, as well as employment in leading IT companies
before the end of the training – is not a fairy tale, but an opportunity that TPU
provides to its students.
The head of the educational
program, associate professor of the department of information technologies of Tomsk
Polytechnic Institute Evgeny Gubin told the agency all the details.
"Now it is needed
According to Gubin,
the specialists that the university trains today in the master's degree program
"Software Engineering" (the English name for the specialization is – Big
Data Solutions) are called data scientists or data analysts. This specialty is the
most popular among all other specialties for which the university prepares students
at master's programs.
"I’m not afraid to
say that now it is needed everywhere. First of all, our specialists are in demand
in banks, the oil and gas industry, consulting companies, as well as in marketing
and medicine. The direction of medicine is especially important in the era of the
fight against COVID-19. To our teachers and students have already contacted from
Moscow for consultation", – he said.
The program is taught
fully in English. Among the subjects that are included in the curriculum are machine
learning, introduction to big data, learning programming languages. Master's students
study tools for big data processing and analyzing, issues of their collection and
integration, data visualization, artificial intelligence methods and much more.
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The teachers invited
from India and Germany are not the only foreigners with whom Russian-speaking students
of Polytechnic University have to interact. According to Gubin, in the group of
29 people who passed from the first to the second year of study, 30% are foreigners
from China, Thailand, India and Colombia, which once again emphasizes the relevance
of the topic of big data analysis today.
"In all areas
of the market there is now a lack of specialists to analyze and evaluate the accumulated
data, as well as to reveal their hidden patterns. Specialists who could offer a
strategy for the development of a particular business. Accordingly, our specialists
are unique", – the agency's interlocutor said.
Graduates of the
"Software Engineering" master's degree program receive job offers not
only at the national, but also at the international level. They work in the Moscow
branch of Sberbank, in the offices of international IT companies in Moscow, in the
Central Bank of Russia, in SIBUR, as well as in telemedicine-related companies.
are in demand far beyond the borders of Tomsk. For example, a graduate of last year
engaged in text analysis received a job offer in Spain. Our students are invited
to the company before graduation", – Gubin said, noting that the starting salary,
with which young specialists are usually employed, is from 70 thousand rubles, and
there is almost no "upper limit".
Thus, Anastasia Kaida,
a graduate of TPU's master's program in the direction of Big Data Solutions, became
an active member of CERN, participant of the ATLAS experiment, during which the
Higgs boson was found. Her work was related to the developing a knowledge base for
a scientific experiment. All of Nastya's classmates also work in the energy, banking
and petrochemical industries.
"We had strong
students in our group from different directions. More than half participated in
exchange programs, in international schools. I visited Montenegro and China at summer
schools and studied exchange in Finland. This direction gave us a lot of opportunities.
Everything depended only on the wishes of the master student, teachers supported
us. I have never regretted my choice", – Anastasia told RIA Tomsk herself.
Don't be afraid of
are afraid to study in English. But I would recommend that they use this unique
opportunity to establish international connections, learn from leading experts and
teachers and improve their language proficiency", – the head of the Big Data
Solutions educational program said.
According to him,
the curriculum additionally provides for an annual course of professional English,
which should close all possible gaps in the student's knowledge and "tighten"
the level of language proficiency so that the specialist can feel free in his subject
The term of study
for the "Software Engineering" program – is two years. At the moment,
25 state-funded places have been approved. Details are published on the university's website.