The Department of Information and Measurement Systems and Technologies was established in 1929 as the Department of Electrical Measurements. During the period of rapid development of information technology, the department began to graduate engineers in the specialty "Information and Measuring Equipment and Technologies." In 1965, it was named the Department of Information and Measurement Technology, and since 1998, it is the Department of Information and Measurement Systems and Technologies.
Currently, the department trains bachelors and masters in "Instrumentation Technology" with two master's programs: "Local Measuring and Computing Systems" and "Adaptive Measuring Systems."
Graduates of the department are highly qualified specialists engaged in the development and production of information and measuring tools of varying complexity for almost all areas of human activity, ranging from intelligent sensors and converters, programmable devices based on microcontrollers to compact, local, and distributed measuring, computing, and control systems with advanced software.
Professors, engineers, and students of the department carry out research related to the development of methods and equipment for obtaining information in all areas of natural science using the latest achievements in electronics and computer technology. Students of the department have repeatedly received grants from the St. Petersburg administration for their scientific achievements.
The department's developments are used both independently and as part of monitoring and control systems for technological processes in production, as well as complex objects in environmental, biomedical, oceanological, aerospace engineering, and other fields.
Education in the field of information and measurement technologies is an intensive study of modern information technologies, methods, and equipment for obtaining and processing information, information networks, foreign languages, Russian and international law, metrology, economics, and management.
The GIS Technologies Educational and Scientific Center operates at the department. This center is an Authorized Training Center of ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute, USA). The center is certified for training in geoinformation systems developed by ESRI Inc., a leader in GIS software, with the participation and support of DATA+ LLC.