The master’s degree program Enterprise Application Development and Architectural Design is implemented in conjunction with Haulmont – a leading British IT firm, specializing in the professional production of custom software, as well as consulting in the area of information technologies.
The program’s study plan offers a balanced combination of the mastery of theoretical knowledge and the practical skills involved in the field of the development of corporate information systems, data analysis, and software management.
Special emphasis is placed on cutting-edge programming and data-analysis technologies, as well as on mastering the methods of organizing and managing projects involving software development. A special course is devoted to Data Mining and Big Data using the capabilities offered by supercomputers.
An important element of the program is working with English-language study materials, as is studying business practices in the English-speaking environment typically found at international IT companies.
The targeted nature of the program focuses on career opportunities – Haulmont offers the preferential recruitment of program graduates on a competitive basis. The high demand for specialists in the area of corporate IT-system development and data analysis on the international IT market allows program graduates to build an exciting career at leading Russian and foreign IT companies.
Brief characterization of the program
The master’s degree program is implemented in conjunction with Haulmont – a leading British IT firm, specializing in the professional production of custom software, as well as consulting in the area of information technologies.
The program is aimed at the training of highly-qualified specialists in the area of the development of corporate IT systems.
Special emphasis is placed within the scope of the program on cutting-edge programming and data-analysis technologies, as well as on mastering the methods of organizing and managing projects involving software development. A special course is devoted to Data Mining and Big Data using the capabilities offered by supercomputers.
Features (advantages) of the program
The program offers a balanced combination of the mastery of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills involved in the field of the development of corporate IT systems, data analysis, and software management.
Core courses in the master’s degree program are based on educational and study materials developed by Haulmont, with a number of lab projects also expected to be completed at the company’s facilities. This makes it possible to efficiently utilize the unique specialist-training experience accumulated at the company.
The study process actively incorporates the use of the state-of-the-art IT infrastructure at the university’s disposal: the Sergey Korolev supercomputer, a hardware-software suite for the processing, analysis, and storage of Big Data, and an impressive array of multimedia equipment.
Classes are led by candidates and doctors of science with a depth of practical experience working at major IT companies and system integrators, with lectures and workshops featuring the participation of highly-qualified specialists from the IT industry holding management positions overseeing real-world IT projects.
The best students have the opportunity to take part in competitions for research grants, sponsored scholarships, and merit-based academic scholarships.
Academic program structure (curriculum features)
The study plan for the master’s degree program contains a cycle of mathematical and informational-technological disciplines. This allows students to easily adapt to rapidly-changing trends in the IT field in general and applied-mathematics-development field in particular.
Consistent with the State Educational Standard for higher education, the core academic program consists of three blocks: Disciplines (modules), Practical Training, State Final Certification.
The volume of the first block consists of 60 course credit units (CCU), which are distributed as follows:
- 23% general-scientific disciplines;
- 77% specialized disciplines.
Volume of practical training – 51 CCU.
Volume of State Final Certification – 9 CCU.
The professional training program consists of three groups of disciplines.
Disciplines associated with the development of corporate IT systems:
- Database in Enterprise Systems;
- Enterprise Systems Architecture;
- Designing Graphical User Interfaces.
Disciplines associated with modern methods of information processing and analysis:
- Data Mining and Big Data;
- Grid and Cloud Computing.
Disciplines associated with software development and technical support:
- Enterprise Systems Development;
- Development and Operations (DevOps);
- Mobile Application Development;
- Project Management.
Special emphasis is placed on working with English-language study materials and realizing the future graduate’s individual potential in the English-speaking environment of an international IT company.
All courses envision the active use of the IT infrastructure at the disposal of Samara University (multimedia classes, supercomputer). Core laboratory classes are held at the Samara-based office of Haulmont, including the opportunity to use the company’s equipment in consultation with its specialists.
Particular attention is paid to the scientific-research work of graduate students.
Master’s degree program graduates are geared towards working at organizations and enterprises engaged in the development of applied and system software, as well as towards research work using cutting-edge IT systems and technologies, mathematical methods and models.
Master’s degree program graduates are able to hold the following positions:
- IT project manager (program-wide, area-wide),
- chief analyst,
- business analyst,
- specialist for the strategic development of IT solutions,
- specialist in the area of enterprise-management IT systems,
- consultant on applied software, etc.
The master’s degree program provides graduates with top-quality, well-rounded training and development of the key competencies required for the purposes of conducting independent scientific-research work at the graduate level.
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Last updated March 7, 2018