Educational activity of the department can be divided into 2 parts.
The first one is teaching of general and special courses for MPEI students:
- "Fundamentals of metrology" (51 or 68 h.) for students at the faculties of Electrical engineering, Electromechanics, Automatics and computer science, Electronic engineering and FESTO-MPEI;
The courses include lectures, laboratory works and exercises.
The other part of the department's educational activity is training students of the department. Students can finish studies in accordance with the three levels of education: Bachelor, Specialist, Master.
The curriculum of Bachelors' training (the first 4 years of studying) for 1998 prescribes the following distribution of compulsory studies:
- Humanities and social studies (HS series) - 572 hours,
The curriculum of Engineers' and Masters' training (the following 1,5 or 2 years) prescribes additional studying of disciplines included in engineering training (ET series) - 1060 h.
The main disciplines studied by students of 220105 specialization are the following:
in HS series:
in GP series:
in S series:
in ET series:
The department uses three laboratories:
IMT department gives special attention to learning foreign languages by its students.
Since 1994 at the department there has been a common practice to prepare and to defend course and degree projects as well as reports on training research, in English. The department has organized the school of technical translators where for certain fee within 2-3 years students master technical translation, spoken language (taught by native speakers), summarizing Russian technical literature in English, work in Internet. On finishing the school they get a translator's certificate, and also have an opportunity to get a state higher linguistic education diploma after taking additional classes during one semester. Thus, our students can get two higher education diplomas without increase in training duration.
Since 1995 the department has organized teaching of foreign students in English. Since 1997 Russian citizens have been accepted for studying in the field of "Computing machines, complexes, systems and networks" with all the disciplines taught in English. Enrollment is made upon interview on condition the expenses are fully compensated by the students.
During recent years, the department has been cooperating actively with German universities. Many students of the department went there as exchange students, wrote course and degree projects, gave scientific reports.