In the process of training under this program, students master research, development and technology aimed at developing the theory, production and application of instruments, systems and methods designed for receiving, registering and processing information about the environment, technical and biological objects in the field of mining, gas and oil,as well as transport and processing technologies in order to increase productivity and ensure industrial safety. The objects of professional activity include optical-electronic, electronic-mechanical, magnetic electromagnetic, optical, thermo-physical, acoustic and acoustic and optical methods; devices, complexes, systems and element base of instrument-making; production technology of elements, devices and systems; and software and information and measuring technology in instrument-making.


12.04.01 Instrument-Making

Mode of attendance
Full time
2 years
Language of training
Admission tests for international students
Field-specific entrance examination, diploma grade-point average, final qualifying work grade
Tuition fees
300 000 RUB per semester
Reasons for choosing a course
  • The opportunity to engage in scientific activities during training at St. Petersburg Mining University;

  • Possibility of included studies at foreign partner universities with the issuance of internationally recognized diplomas;

  • An integrated approach to learning, including a statistics and physical diagnostics methods and modern teaching techniques for all theoretical and practical skills;

  • High demand on the job market for scientific personnel with deep knowledge of the features of scientific research in the field of instruments and methods for monitoring natural environment, substances, materials, products and technical objects of enterprises in the mining, oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical industries, mineral raw materials and fuel and energy complexes.


Graduates of this program find jobs in leading companies in the mineral raw materials and fuel and energy complex; expert and production and technological departments of research, design, and industrial institutions; government bodies, consulting companies, etc. as specialists in non-destructive testing, experts, heads of technical or expert departments, engineers, researchers, etc.

Field of study
Information technology in instrumentation;
History and methodology of instrumentation;
Theoretical foundations of the control of technical and natural objects;
Devices and methods of non-destructive testing of materials and products;
Wireless technologies in the quality control of materials and products;
Mathematical modeling in instrumentation systems;
Fundamentals of ensuring mining and industrial safety;
Modern instruments and systems for mining and industrial safety;
Devices and methods of remote control;
Methods and tools for quality control of materials and products in the production process.
Graduate skills
Ability to protect the priority and novelty of research results, using legal frameworks to protect intellectual property;
Capacity and ability to choose the optimal method and develop experimental research programs, take measurements with a choice of technical means and process the results;
Skills in the design and construction of nodes, blocks, devices and systems using computer-aided design, design calculations and feasibility studies;
Knowledge for the development of functional and structural diagrams of devices and systems with the definition of their physical principles of operation, structures and the establishment of technical requirements for individual blocks and elements;