Information Theory and Information Technology

Major – Technology of Transport Facilities

Qualification (degree) – Master

Course modules (units, topics):

The course consists of the following units and topics:

1. Introduction to the information theory.

Topics: History of the information theory and its interrelation with the control theory. Basic concepts of the information theory. Thermodynamic approach to information. Information-entropy relation.

2. Methods of information quantity evaluation.

Topics: Statistical method. Thesaurus method. Pragmatic method. Structured method. Practical application aspects of the methods of information quantity evaluation when taking managerial decisions and evaluating information system effectiveness.

3. Structure and functions of the information system of a transportation company.

Topics: Definition of a supporting unit of a control system. Main types of support of an information system – functional and informational support. Concepts of building modern information systems and organizing information flow advance.

4. Information system development and implementation technology.

Topics: Definition of information system lifecycle. Information system development and operation stages. Concept design stage. Conceptual study. Technical and detail design. Pilot operation. Information system operation and re-organization.

5. Information technology development prospects.

Topics: Development of technical means to control transportation means and load units. Methods of building dynamic models of transportation process. Problems of usage of optimization methods when controlling transportation process. Use of simulation modeling methods in information systems for operational forecasting and control of transportation process. 


  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Tutorials.

Total – 180 hours

Total credit points – 5

Laboratory – 72/30И

Midterm assessment – examination

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