Physics | Bachelor's Degree Program | Altai State University


03.03.02 Physics


  • Medical Physics
  • Modern Functional Materials

The program is aimed at training specialists of the highest qualification in the field of modern physics. The qualification possibilities of the graduate are acquired as a result of training based on a harmonious combination of intensive fundamental training of students in mathematics, theoretical and experimental physics, digital and IT-technologies in professional activities and special training of students with their gradual inclusion in real research work (R&D). The program includes a set of sections of applied physics, which deals with physical laws, phenomena, processes and their characteristics as applied to the solution of professional problems. On the basis of the acquired knowledge students form the quality to compete in the market of ideas and technologies, as well as the ability to independently improve their general educational and special level of knowledge, including when changing the type of professional activity.

Program "Modern Functional Materials"

"Functional materials" are materials possessing a certain level of physical, chemical and mechanical properties, which together provide the use of these materials as a working element or part in a particular device, apparatus or design. Scientific developments in the field of modern functional materials open up new opportunities for the development of information technology, energy, medicine, chemical and metallurgical industry, aerospace and transportation systems and such areas as agriculture, textiles, recreation, sports, nanophotonics, metamaterials, spintronics and much more, which we do not even guess about now. But even this is not all, if we take into consideration that development of nanotechnology has recently become a scientific and state priority for our country. The key element of the latter is nanomaterials, the materials whose functional properties are determined by nanostructure. New generations of this class of modern functional materials, affect practically all fields of human activity. Nanotechnology is currently the main megaproject in science and practice, to a greater extent than information and biotechnology and is the basis for the development of NBICS-technology, (nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, interdisciplinarity, convergence).

The objects of professional activity of bachelors are a wide range of various functional and structural materials, technologies of their production and characterization methods.

The graduate is prepared for the following activities:

  • operation of modern laboratory equipment and instruments according to qualification;
  • development and creation of materials for different fields of science and technology;
  • research with modern methods of analysis of composition, structure and properties of materials;
  • physical examination, resource saving, industrial waste application, monitoring and ecological problems of functional materials production, reduction of harmful emissions.
  • Continuation of the education in magistracy;
  • Independent increase of own educational and professional level of knowledge in case of change of professional activity direction.

Our partners

  • Institute of Physics of Strength and Material Science (IPSM SB RAS),
  • Institute of Geology and Mineralogy (IGM SB RAS),
  • Institute of Water and Environmental Problems (IWEP SB RAS),
  • Altai Precision Products Plant (AZPI),
  • Altai Geophysical Plant (AGFZ)
  • Altai Boiler Plant (AKZ)
  • Sibenergomash - BKZ
  • Altai Instrument Making Plant "Rotor"
  • Altai Carriage Works (OJSC Altaiwagon)

Program "Medical Physics"

Medical Physics is concerned with the application of concepts and methods of physics to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases with the specific goal of improving human health and well-being.

The main areas of application and focus of medical physics are

  • Medical imaging physics
  • Radiation Therapeutic Physics
  • nuclear medicine physics
  • radiation hygiene - health physics
  • Physics of non-ionizing medical radiation
  • medical informatics, computational physics, modeling
  • Areas of scientific research and academic development

Objects of professional activity of bachelors

  • field of fundamental bases of physics of living systems and physicochemical biology;
  • sphere of application of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment;
  • Participation in innovative and experimental developments in professional activity;
  • Operation of electronic devices and systems of different directions in medicine;
  • environmental monitoring.

The graduate is prepared for the following activities:

  • physical systems of various scales and levels of organization, processes of their functioning in the field of biomedical physics and applied physics in medicine;
  • physical, biophysical, medical-physical, environmental technologies;
  • Physical-technical support of radiation (radiation) therapy, diagnostics, interventional radiology and dosimetry measurements;
  • Physical-technical support of medical use of non-ionizing radiation
  • Training of medical professionals in the use of devices and procedures, and advising on the selection and purchase of devices
  • clinical management of medical devices;
  • patient safety/risk management;
  • development of new or modification of existing devices (including software) and protocols;
  • medical-physical aspects of occupational and environmental health and safety.

Our Partners

  • Altai Krai Oncological Dispensary,
  • Altai Krai Diagnostic Center,
  • Federal Center of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Endoprosthetics
  • Regional budget-funded health care institution "Regional Clinical Hospital" (KCBUZ KKB)

Learning mode

  • Full-time
  • 4 years
  • in Russian

State-funded places


Employer-sponsored places


Fee-paying places


Tuition fees per semester in 2023 / 2024 academic year

62 445 ₽

Entrance tests

All admission tests, as well as teaching at Altai State University are held in Russian

What training you get

The educational program orientates the graduates to conduct fundamental and applied research of exploratory, theoretical and experimental character in the field of physics, astrophysics, physical materials science, applications of physical methods in medical research. In the course of their studies, students will be taught:

To be a professional physicist, including a professional in materials physics, means to be in demand in the job market. To do this, one must learn the fundamental basic physics courses, complete a laboratory practicum in general physics, master theoretical physics courses, and finally, study special courses that form professional competencies.
In conjunction with the Altai Krai Diagnostic Center, the course "Physical Fundamentals of Radiation Therapy" is taught. Students study various methods of ultrasound diagnostics and work with the equipment of "Department of functional diagnostics of diseases of cardiovascular and respiratory systems".
On the basis of Altai Krai Oncologic Dispensary the course "Special Practice in Medical Physics" is taught, the students get the educational and industrial practice and have the access to the unique medical equipment, and after getting the diploma they have big perspectives of employment directly in their profile

Career opportunities and graduates

Graduates with a basic physics education become successful specialists in technical professions. The wide outlook formed in the process of education gives them mobility and the ability to quickly integrate into other areas of activity, allows them to achieve high results in their work. The graduates of the specialty 03.03.01 Physics are in great demand at the enterprises and organizations of Barnaul, Altai Krai and other regions of Russia as well as neighboring and far foreign countries.

What are the jobs of our graduates?

  • Specialist in development of new generation materials
  • Expert-physicist
  • Engineer-physicist
  • Medical physicist in medical institutions, which use modern high-tech equipment; in organizations and institutions controlling performance of SNiP and SanPiN in the field of labor protection and environment protection; in firms and organizations that sell, service, warranty and post-warranty service of medical equipment
  • Specialist in work on high-tech diagnostic equipment
  • Supervisor of physical diagnostics and physical examination services
  • Physics Educator

Where our graduates work

  • Large medical institutions with fleets of high-tech equipment
  • Design and testing departments of manufacturing companies
  • Public and private companies supplying and servicing medical equipment
  • Criminalistics laboratories of law enforcement agencies
  • Hygiene and epidemiology centers
  • Enterprises of military complex
  • Research organizations, higher educational institutions
  • Scientific research organizations and higher educational institutions


  • The Head of the Bachelor's degree program is Tatiana Vitalyevna Andrukhova, associate professor of the Department of General and Experimental Physics, candidate of Phys&Math Sciences.
  • Phone: +7 (3852) 296-659
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