The department was founded in 1961 by professor A.A. Euler, nowadays it is known for it’s achievements in different spheres of modern information systems.

 At the present time the department prepares engineers on two specialities:

230105.65 - Software development for Computers and Computer-aided System

230201.65 - Information Systems in Engineering and Production Processes


In addition, the department offers preparation for Bachelor’s degree in Information Technologies and Computer Engineering (552800).

There are several specialities for postgraduates: 05.13.13 “Computing Machinery, Complexes, Systems and Networks” and 05.13.18 “Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Methods and Program Systems”.

The department cooperates with well-known companies – distributors of computer and network equipment, software, that is why, there is an important laboratory base, one of the best among other universities in St. Petersburg. It includes:

  • Two computer classes, equipped with computers with  Intel Core2 processors;
  • Laboratory with microprocessor technologies with controllers of IV generation;
  • Laboratory of network computer technologies on hardware-software basis of companies CISCO, SIEMENS, IBM;
  • Laboratory of program-technical facilities ACS, equipped with Intel Core2 computers and industrial controllers of the GE Fanuc Versa Max type.

During the whole education period students of this department study license softwares Visual C++. NET, programming on C++, C#, Java languages, they work with data manager Oracle 10g and programming aids Internet-application on its base, including PL/SQL, Java, PHP and other languages. Using programs of Adobe company, students master methods of professional design and Web-sites development.

Students study artificial intelligence systems, computer system modeling, modern information technologies, multimedia technologies, microprocessor systems of latest generations, programming methods on machine-specific languages.

Students of the department undergo practical training at branches of railway informatization enterprises, Russian branches of world-known companies and quite often go for training abroad.

Undergraduates participate in the department’s international activity – annual international conference “Infotrance”, international European program “First”, oriented to student exchange with Technical University in Reechimaki (Finland); students are involved in scientific-research work, conducted by department’s officers.

Graduates of the department are guaranteed to work in data-processing centers at Oktaybrskaya Railway, in other enterprises of this field, in different computer companies in the city. High quality of the education gives graduates an opportunity to work successfully in computer companies of West Europe and the USA.

There are five professors on the department – doctors of Engineering Science Khomonenko A.D., Yakovlev V.V., Adadurov S.E., candidates of Engineering Science Efimova R.S., Yablonsky S.A., nine assistant professors (candidates of Engineering Science Grigoriev V.V., Denisov V.V., Drozdova G.D., Kozhomberdieva G.I., Krasnovidov A.V., Svistunov S.L., Danilov A.I., Baranovsky A.M. and Dovbush G.F.), eight associate professors and junior teachers, auxiliary educational stuff. 

From 2005 the head of the department is candidate of Engineering Science, professor Khomonenko A.D. – specialist in numerical theory of queuing, programming, information systems and software. Reserved colonel, from 1994 to 2004 he was the head of the Mathematical Software Department in Military-Space Academy named after A.F.Mozhaiskiy. Khomonenko A.D. is the member of three special-purposes Council of doctor thesis defenses, the author of more than 25 books on computer technologies, data bases, office equipment (Microsoft Word, Access), and programming in Delphi and in C++ language.

The choice in favor of the department “Information and Computer Systems” at PSTU is a right choice, which guarantees perfect study conditions, educational opportunity of the highest quality and possibility to get well-paid, interesting and stimulating job in the field of information technologies.