New Generation of Electronics Component Base

New Generation of Electronics Component Base

The master's program "New generation of electronic component base" is focused on education of specialists in the field of development and creation of electronic component base elements based on both traditional semiconductor technologies and new principles, including elements of radio photonics, semiconductor heterostructures and high bandgap semiconductors.

During the education students will acquire knowledge about the methods of design of electronic components, numerical modeling of their electro-physical parameters, as well as technological features of their production.

Main details

Program code 11.04.04. Electronics and nanoelectronics
Language of instructions English
Study mode Full time
Credits 120 ECTS
Duration 2 years (4 semesters)
Faculty Faculty of Electronics
Location Professor Popov Street, building 5, St. Petersburg, Russia
Tuition fee per semester 131 000 ₽

Why students choose ETU "LETI"

ETU “LETI” is a university with deep historical roots that is famous for its fundamental approach to training. It was established in 1886 and became the first university in Europe to specialize in electrical engineering. Each student can reach out and touch history and even join it.

Go down your own personalized learning path, study in small groups of maximum 15 people (except for Computer Science programs), enjoy the support of your tutor and work directly your research supervisor. The university does all of that to help ETU “LETI” students achieve even the boldest dreams.

No matter what program you are enrolled at, you can take part in academic mobility and apply to double degree programs.

The ETU “LETI” campus is located in the center of Saint Petersburg near the Botanical Garden and Karpovka River Embankment. Many interesting sights are within walking distance. The metro station is 10 minutes away from the campus.

Each program invites overseas professors from world top-ranked universities to share experience and knowledge. These lecturers get engaged in the learning process by holding lectures, workshops and cases.

ETU “LETI” is included in the largest university rankings such as THE, QS, Forbes, The Three University Missions, RAEX, Webometrics, etc. It is also among the leaders in the subject rankings that correspond with its priority research areas. The university prides itself to being the best in graduate employment. 90% of all ETU “LETI” graduates are hired before receiving their degrees.

University researchers have several dozen patents registered every year. The university has 3 research institutes, 16 education and research schools and a Technopark. The Technopark is comprised of the Youth Innovation Center and Technopark Business Incubator.

Upon enrolling at ETU “LETI”, students realize that they are not alone. A team of tutors helps international students adapt and answers their questions. Our staff are in contacted with students almost 24/7 and are always ready to help.

The university considers all-round training of its students a top priority. We have 20 sports groups and 11 creative teams with professional educators at their helm for you to join and unlock your talents. You can also participate in competitions. Moreover, the university organizes theme parties, festivals, free city and suburb tours for its international students.

About the program

Our department offers our students the opportunity to study in a double degree program and seasonal schools, spend semesters abroad through student exchange at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Ain Shams University (ASU).

Industrial Partner

The program is focused on the knowledge, abilities and skills necessary to design and create electronic component base on both classic modern and new operating principles. During the education, students will have the opportunity to choose an educational trajectory, which will allow to form competencies of a design engineer or a production engineer of electronic component base.  During the education, students will gain skills in using modern software for device performance modeling and technology creation; they will also gain practical experience of technological operations for the production of electronic component base.

First semester

  • Computer Technology and Simulation in Electronics
  • Russian / Foreign Language
  • Basics of Scientific Research
  • Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices
  • Elective course (Multijunction Solar Cells Based on AIIIBV Compounds/Laser Technologies in Manufacturing of Solar Modules)
  • Elective course (Basic technologies for the manufacture of integrated circuits/Laser Physics and Nonlinear Optics)
  • Elective course (Carbon Nano-electronics/Photonics Materials)

Second semester

  • Micro- and Nanotechnology Processes
  • Microprocessor Techniques
  • Russian / Foreign Language
  • X-Ray Structural Methods of Material Research
  • Semiconductor Heterostructure Technology
  • Economical Elective course (Commercialization of Re-search and Development Results/Foreign Economic Activity of Organizations)

Third Semester

  • Russian / Foreign Language
  • Problems of Modern Electronics
  • Integrated and Fibre Optics
  • Computer Simulation and De-sign of Microwave and Optical Electronics Instruments and Devices
  • Elective course (Laser Fundamentals/ Electronics and Radiophotonics Materials Diagnostics)

Fourth Semester

  • Practice and Internships at Partners facilities
  • Master Thesis Preparation and Defense

This program focuses on the design and creation of modern electronic component base elements and in particular:

  • basic technological routes and parameters of technological processes of production microelectronic products;
  • basics of material science of semiconductors and heterostructures;
  • types of defects in the production of microelectronic products;
  • basic technological equipment, control-measuring and auxiliary equipment for production of microelectronic products and principles of its work;
  • design of devices, appliances and systems of electronic technics taking into account the given requirements;
  • characteristics of modern CAD systems for microelectronics and methods of solving problems of technological and circuit design of electronic components base

Postgraduate Opportunities

Master’s program graduates can continue their studies at the postgraduate level in the same department under the program code 03.06.01 - Physics and Astronomy, 11.06.01 - Electronics, Radio Engineering and Communication Systems, 12.06.01- Photonics, instrumentation, optical and biotechnical systems, and technologies.

Campus tour

LETI is 130 years old and University campus is almost 110 years old. During its history all lecture halls, research laboratories, conference halls, gym halls, libraries and canteens were built by famous architects.

For example, the oldest building on-campus was built in Art Nouveau style in 1903 by A.N. Vekshinsky as a front facade of the University. There is a library with 1.2 million editions including priceless publications presented to the University by Emperor Alexander III, as well as spacious lecture halls and some laboratories.

Memorial Museum of A.S. Popov, the inventor of radio and the first elected director of ETU, is also located on-campus. It includes professor's memorial museum-laboratory and his memorial flat. There is a cozy garden in the court yard where students can have a rest between classes.

LETI can offer a wide variety of canteens for students that suit every taste and budget.

Unique architecture of LETI campus, its conveniences and a good location make student life more comfortable and enjoyable.

Campus life

The campus of St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" consists of 13 buildings located in the historic city center on Aptekarsky Island. The university welcomes its guests with its famous Art Nouveau-style facade, built in 1903.

Living expenses

Thinking of studying with us? Expect to spend between 25 000 and 50 000 RUB per month on living expenses. This includes rent but not tuition fees.

Costs are roughly as follows:

  • One visa extension: 1600 RUB a year/semester
  • Insurance: 5500 RUB per year
  • Housing:
    • dormitory – about 2500 RUB a month
    • rented apartment – about 25 000 RUB a month
  • Living expenses:
    • groceries: 10 000 - 15 000 RUB per month
    • social life: 2000 - 5000 RUB per month
  • Public transport: about 1500 RUB per month

Russian Currency
The Russian ruble (RUB/₽) is the currency of the Russian Federation. 1 ruble is 100 kopeks. Coins in circulation are 1, 5, 10 and 50 kopeks, as well as 1, 2, 5 and 10 rubles. Banknotes in circulation are 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 rubles.

Admission. Step by step

  • Every year, our master’s program accepts up to 20 students from Russia and worldwide by both fee-based and scholarships (refer to Open Doors and the Russian Government Scholarships). In addition, waivers are offered by a contest based on achievements.
  • Application is open around the year.
  • Term of enrollment: Fall term (1st of September).
  • English proficiency level is intermediate or higher.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply for our program if they have completed their bachelor’s degree or enrolled in the final semester of a bachelor’s program in Science or Engineering such as Bioengineering, Mechanical and Electrical engineering, or any equivalent.
  • Application requirements
    • Transcript.
    • CV/resume.
    • Recommendation letters are welcomed but not required.
  • The first application stage is conducted online through the admission office (contact information is mentioned below). The second stage includes an interview with the program coordinator.

Application documents

  • Copy of the diploma and transcript of records
  • Copy of national passport (valid for more than 18 months from the estimated date of arrival)
  • Copies of notarized translations into Russian of the passport, diploma and transcript of records
  • 6 photos 3x4
  • Medical certificates of overall health and HIV tests results

For Master’s Degree programs:

Certificate of English proficiency (for non-native English speakers only) NB! Send documents via

For PhD candidates:

  • motivation letter
  • research topic description
  • a list of achievements

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Copy of the diploma
and transcript of records

Copy of national

Copies of notarized
translations into Russian
of the passport, diploma
and transcript of records

6 photos 3x4

Medical certificates


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