Post-Graduate Courses
 
The Acoustics Institute educates top-level professional researchers in acoustics and adjacent fields of research.
 

The post-graduate department of the Acoustics Institute was formed simultaneously with the establishment of the institute. The supervisors of the first post-graduates were the leading scientists Academician N. N. Andreyev, Correspondent-Member of the Academy of Sciences L. M. Brekhovskikh, doctors of physics and mathematics M. A. Isakovich and G. D. Malyuzhinets, and doctors of engineering L. D. Rosenberg and Yu. M. Sukharevsky. Among the first post-graduates, there were such well-known acousticians as I. A. Viktorov, N. A. Dubrovsky, A. D. Il'ichev, and K. A. Naugol'nykh.

The post-graduate educational programs offered by the Acoustics Institute provide post-graduate courses in physics and mathematics and in engineering for young scientists and engineers specializing in acoustics. The post-graduate education is organized according to the Federal laws "On Education" and "On Higher and After-University Professional Education" as well as the "Regulations on the Education of Specialists for Scientific-Pedagogical and Scientific Activity in the Russian Federation" approved by the decree of the GOSKOMVUZ, Russia.

The Acoustics Institute provides post-graduate courses for both full-day and correspondence post-graduates. The period of the post-graduate education is three years for full-day and four years for correspondence students.

The Acoustics Institute provides post-graduate courses for both full-day and correspondence post-graduates. The period of the post-graduate education is three years for full-day and four years for correspondence students. The enrolment for the post-graduate program is possible on the basis of competition held annually from April 1 till September 1. The application supplied with the documents listed below should be submitted to the director of the institute; the documents are as follows:

  • a copy of the university (bachelor) diploma;
  • a list of publications;
  • a certificate received after passing the candidate examinations;
  • a copy of the master diploma (with the results of the final master examinations).

The applicants for the post-graduate courses have an interview with the contemplated supervisors of their post-graduate research projects. Then, they have pass the examinations in general acoustics, foreign language, and philosophy. Those applicants who already passed their candidate examinations or final master examinations are free from the corresponding admission examinations.

The examinations in acoustics occur in the presence of a commission appointed by the director of the institute, while the examinations in foreign language and philosophy take place at the corresponding departments of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The results of the admission examinations are valid over a period of one year.

The admission to the post-graduate courses is approved by the order issued by the director of the institute with the simultaneous appointment of the supervisor of the new post-graduate student. The full-day post-graduates receive a monthly allowance (the amount of which is determined by the legislation).

To successfully complete the post-graduate course, a post-graduate student is expected:

  • to complete his individual curriculum;
  • to pass candidate examinations in philosophy, foreign language, and acoustics;
  • and to complete his candidate dissertation including the stage of its preliminary expertis

To perform their research projects, the post-graduate students can use all facilities available for the researchers working at the Acoustics Institute: the laboratories, the library, the possibilities for business trips (including trips to universities and research centers outside Russia), participation in expeditions, etc.

The candidate exams are organized twice a year in the form of sessions one month long each. If the post-graduate has already submitted his dissertation to the Dissertation Council, he can be allowed to pass his candidate examination outside the session periods.

The work of a post-graduate should be approved annually by the research department or the laboratory to which he belongs. If a post-graduate does not complete his individual curriculum in time, he is expelled from the post-graduate department.

The post-graduate department is under the supervision of the Scientific Council of the institute. The post-graduates and their supervisors regularly report on their work at the Council sessions. After summarizing the results of the annual reports, the Council may nominate some of the post-graduates for the N. N. Andreyev scholarship that is given to the best post-graduate students working at the Acoustics Institute. This scholarship exceeds the regular one by a factor of 1.5.

The full-day post-graduates are allowed to perform some extra paid work at the institute, and, every year, they are given a two-month vacation. The period of the full-time post-graduate education is officially considered as scientific-pedagogical and research work.

The correspondence post-graduates successfully completing their individual curriculum are offered an extra annual thirty-day vacation with retaining their average salary and one day off weekly with 50% payment. In their fourth year, the correspondence post-graduates may have one or two days free of work weekly without retaining their salary for these days.

Today, the Acoustics Institute has 11 full-day post-graduates - the former students of the Moscow Physico-Technical Institute and the Moscow State Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics, and Automation, who completed their graduate projects at the corresponding Base departments located at the Acoustics Institute.