Department of «The technology of communication systems»

The history of the Department “Technology of Communication Systems” begins in 1997, when the training of specialists with higher education in full-time and part-time forms of education in such relevant and modern specialties as “Automation, Telemechanics and Communications” (by industry), “Software and hardware of computing technology and networks”; “Automatic telecommunications”, “State and municipal management” was engaged in a new higher educational institution for the Central Kazakhstan region – the Karaganda Institute of Systems Engineering and Business, established in December 1996 under the founding of the Karaganda State Technical University with the permission of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The purpose of the institute’s creation is educational activities in fundamentally new engineering and technical specialties, which were not taught at KSTU. Being the only non-state technical institution of higher education in the region, the institute worked on full self-financing on the orders of enterprises, organizations of the region and individuals. In 1997, KSTU withdrew from the founders of the Institute of Systems Engineering and Business, and in 1998, by order of the rector of the Karaganda State Technical University, the institute was included in the educational and methodological complex of KSTU. The first head of the Institute is Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Academician of the International Academy of Informatization (MAIN) Nurguzhin M.R.

Since September 2000, the Karaganda Institute of Systems Engineering and Business was headed by Associate Professor, Ph.D., member. – cor. MAIN N. A. Daniyarov.

The main contingent of students of the correspondence department were employees of the Karaganda regional directorate of telecommunications of the branch of Kazakhtelecom OJSC and the Karaganda transportation department of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy CJSC, which confirms the relevance of training specialists in these areas in the university system of Central Kazakhstan.

The Institute had strong ties with economic entities of the region. In particular, branches of the Department of Special Disciplines were created on the basis of the Karaganda Regional Directorate of Telecommunications and the Karaganda Signaling and Communications Distance, an agreement on educational and methodological cooperation was concluded with the head university in the republic in the field of communications and telecommunications – the Almaty Institute of Energy and Communications.

In August 2002, the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan introduces new rules for licensing educational activities. In this regard, the decision of the Academic Council of KSTU was made to include KarISB into KSTU and form the Faculty of Communications and Telecommunications. By the decision of the Academic Council of the Karaganda State Technical University dated September 8, 2002, the Faculty of Communications and Telecommunications of KSTU was established on the basis of the Institute of Systems Engineering and Business. Associate Professor, Ph.D. N. A. Daniyarov.

On September 1, 2004, due to a change in the list of specialties in accordance with the new classifier and optimization of the organizational structure, the Faculty of Communications and Telecommunications was disbanded, and the Department of Communication Systems Technologies was included in the Faculty of Electromechanics.

Over the years, the department was headed by Ph.D., Associate Professor Daniyarov N.A. (2002-2006), Boyko G.A. (2006 – 2008), Ph.D. Orazgaliev G.Sh. (2008-2009), Ph.D. Aikeeva A.A. (2009 – 2010), Ph.D. Mekhtiev A.D. (2010 – 2016), PhD Yugay V.V. (2016 – 2022), and from 2022 to the present – PhD Kaliaskarov N.B.

The Department of Technology of Communication Systems trains bachelors in the direction of Communication and Communication Technologies, the educational program is 6B06201 Radio Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications. The objects of professional activity of graduates of this specialty are all sectors of the economy of the state operating:

  • communication networks and communication systems;
  • multichannel telecommunication systems;
  • radio communication systems and devices, including radio relay, satellite and mobile communications;
  • systems and devices for sound and television broadcasting, multimedia technology;
  • electronic systems, including computer systems for managing objects of transmission, processing and display of information;
  • means of information security of telecommunication systems and networks.

Currently, more than 150 students are studying at the department in the direction of “Radio Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications”.

A great contribution to the training of specialists over the long history of the department was made by Ph.D. Mekhtiev A.D., PhD Yugay V.V., communications veterans specialists of Kazakhtelecom JSC Kim V.P., Eirikh V.I., Sarsembaev E.A.

Since November 2007, the collective HF radio station UN7PWA has been put into operation at the department. The director of the branch of the NGO “Kazakhstan Federation of Radiosport and Amateur Radio” in the Karaganda region V.I. Mishchenko supervises its work. Currently, tens of thousands of QSOs have been made, including those with participation in international competitions. Students of the department constantly participate in radio communication competitions on short and ultrashort waves. The collective radio station is actively used in the educational process. In the future, it is planned to conduct space radio communications with the International Space Station ISS.

The team of students of the TSS department takes part in the championships of Kazakhstan in orienteering.

The laboratories of the department are equipped with modern educational equipment, including two network academies.

In 2019, the Cisco Academy began its work. Cisco Networking Academy is an educational IT training program available to schools and students in 170 countries around the world. The Cisco Networking Academy offers courses to prepare for the most in-demand areas in the IT world. The Academy is equipped with 16 computers, three routers of the Cisco Catalyst 2911 series and two switches of the Cisco Catalyst 2960 series, IP telephone, wireless access points.

At the Cisco Academy courses, students learn the basics of building local networks, IP addressing, switching and routing protocols, network scaling, etc. Upon successful completion of the final examination session, students are awarded a certificate of course completion from Cisco Academy instructors.

In 2021, the Huawei ICT Academy was opened on the basis of the TCC Department. Huawei ICT Academy is an international educational cooperation program that trains highly qualified specialists in the field of information and communication technologies. In Kazakhstan, this program has been operating since 2013. After certification at the Academy, graduates of the department have the opportunity to train at enterprises near and far abroad. Classes are held in a special laboratory of the Huawei Academy, which is equipped with all the necessary hardware and software.

The opening of ICT Academies is one of the strategic directions of the department’s work. Creating all the necessary conditions for the training of highly qualified specialists is an important step in the process of improving the IT sector and digitalization of the country’s economy. Certified instructors of Cisco Academy and Huawei ICT Academy are senior lecturers of the Department of Technologies and Communication Systems Esenzholov U.S. and PhD Kaliaskarov N.B.

On the basis of the agreement on the establishment of the Corporate University and the cooperation agreement, branches of the Department of Technologies and Communication Systems were established: Asia Cell JSC, Quartz LLP, which make a significant contribution to the preparation of bachelors in the field of information technology in the direction of Radio Engineering, electronics and telecommunications”.

The partners of the department in the organization of summer production and pre-graduation practices are the following enterprises: Kazakhtelecom JSC; KarTel LLP; Transtelecom JSC, Optinet LLP, QazNetworkSolutions LLP, Privat Lux LLP, Asia Bell JSC, etc.

The department carries out scientific activities in the following areas:

  • improvement of technologies and communication systems;
  • new generation measuring systems based on optical sensors;
  • increasing the technical level of structural parts of electromechanical equipment;
  • systems for recognition and movement of objects based on robotic manipulators;
  • energy saving and energy efficiency of renewable energy sources.

The department organized the Center for Working Professions “Improvement of communication and telecommunications systems”, which trains specialists in two areas: “Cableman, splicer of fiber-optic cables” and “Electrician of linear communication structures”. The PIU integrates and concentrates educational resources (educational and laboratory equipment, educational and methodological, informational, personnel and other types of resources that ensure the training of highly qualified workers) with the subsequent provision of their collective use.

The TsRP is equipped with an assembly complex for welding FOCL with a set of measuring and diagnostic equipment, a laboratory complex “A set of materials for building a network model from the station to the subscriber”, a stand “Data transmission simulator” KL-900A, “Optical fiber data transmission system” KL-900D.

For the further development of the department, it is planned to carry out targeted training of several doctors of philosophy (PhD) by training candidates at such universities in the country as: North Kazakhstan University named after M. Kozybaev, Almaty University of Energy and Communications named after G. Daukeev, Kazakh National Research University named after. K. Satpaeva and others and open a master’s program at the department for the educational program “Radio Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications”.