Energy Systems
Master of Science
in Information Systems and Technology


The future of the global power industry is inconceivable without modern IT solutions in energy system design and control. We combine in-depth IT training (computation, modeling, data analysis) and thorough study of basic engineering approaches to cultivate future industry leaders.
Modes and duration:
2 years (full-time)
Application deadline:
June 16, 2018
Tuition fees:
no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process
Language:
English
Our students:
gain full visibility into the energy sector, its structure, systems, equipment, potential challenges, issues, and solutions
get comprehensive insight into computational and information technologies, data science, and machine learning and are able to use their knowledge in dealing with applied tasks
acquire knowledge and skills for conducting research in the area of day-to-day control and planning of electricity, gas, heat, bulk power supply and distribution systems
develop new mathematical and computational methods or adapt existing methods to solve real-world engineering and networking problems
learn to formulate or model real-world problems using the language of modern theoretical engineering, solve them using the techniques from applied statistics, physics and mathematics, convex optimization, optimal control and related areas
gain broad research experience working for diverse teams and doing an internship with the industry's leading companies and labs (increasing the chances of a good job offer)
What makes Skoltech stand apart from other universities
is its extraordinary environment that will make your MSc studies
a major life milestone:
Education
Lectures and practical classes are given by world-renowned experts. Students can refine and focus their own specific path, by choosing from a variety of courses
Science
Science is firmly integrated into the education process: each student conducts his/her own research projects
Real-life experience
We provide industrial immersion summer projects: 8-week projects at leading industrial companies, where students turn their knowledge and skills into action
Entrepreneurship
We supplement your academic training with courses that provide the skills and knowledge to commercialize ideas
and research findings
Mobility: over a third of our students participate in various academic mobility programs working as trainees or researchers at such leading universities as MIT, Harvard University, National University of Singapore, University of Calgary and many others
Global environment: the student body is from 40+ countries, together with professors and researchers from internationally renowned labs and universities. The working language (and instruction) at Skoltech is English
Life: once enrolled, you will get a chance to attend major international conferences, participate in science and student competitions, and work on your own projects and initiatives outside of the curriculum
Student package: Skoltech students are entitled to a monthly scholarship starting from 40,000 RUR (around 550 EUR) and health insurance
Our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from variety of career opportunities
in industry, science and business
Industry
Landing specialist positions with major companies in the power industry or related sectors with high demand for energy and IT competences
Science
Landing PhD positions and continuing research at leading Russian and international research entities
Startup
Starting a business on their own or through the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem with its extensive pool of experts, consultants and investors
The program has a renowned faculty with international experience
and broad network of collaborations:
Program Director:
Michael Chertkov
Professor
Program Coordinator:
Anna Sharova
Research Scientist
Professor, Associate CREI Director
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Research Scientist
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Program Structure:
The 2-year program comprises compulsory and recommended elective courses on the most important topics, wide set of elective courses (depending on research and professional needs of the student), entrepreneurship and innovation component, research activity and 8 weeks of industrial immersion.

A
Track A:
Applied Mathematics
B
Track B:
Engineering Systems
А (Applied Mathematics)
B (Engineering Systems)
Compulsory and Recommended elective courses (36 credits)

Compulsory courses:
Introduction to Power Systems
Energy Systems Physics & Engineering

Recommended Electives:
Power Electronics
Non-equilibrium Processes in Energy Conversion
Thermodynamics of Energy Systems
Smart Grids
Renewable Energy
Stochastic Modeling and Computations
Graphical Models of Statistical Inference
Advanced Optimization
Power Markets and Regulations
Advanced Energy Systems: Electric-, Gas- & Heat

Elective Courses (24 credits)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (12 credits)
Innovation Workshop
Ideas to Impact: Foundations for Commercializing Technological Advances
Intellectual Property and Technological Innovation

Research and MSс thesis project (36 credits)

Industrial Immersion (12 credits)
Entry requirements:
Knowledge and skills:
Linear algebra, Calculus, Differential equations, Basic probability, Programming, General Physics (mechanics, electro-magnetism, thermodynamics)


Education:
Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or Physics, or Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Electric or Mechanical)
English language:
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency
Applications are accepted till June 16, 2018 inclusive.
The admission and enrolment process includes several steps:
1
Application
Prepare all documents and submit your application by filling in the form on Skoltech's web site
2
Online selection
Take a profile online test
(Сalculus, Differential equations, Math, Optimization, Thermodynamics, Electricity)
3
Final selection
The final round takes place in Moscow. You have to pass TOEFL ITP exam on site or present a valid TOEFL certificate, and pass an interview. Extra written examinations are possible on some programs within the same selection weekend
4
Enrollment
Based on the results of each applicant's overall performance, we will make a list of students to be enrolled free of charge
Now that you know everything about
Energy Systems MSc Program,
you can proceed to the application
Click on the button below to fill in the application form. Applications are accepted till June16, 2018 inclusive
Contact us by phone/e-mail or visit us:
e-mail: admissions@skoltech.ru
phone: +7 (495) 280-1481
address: 3 Nobel Street, Skolkovo, 143026, Russian Federation
(We are more than happy to accept visitors Monday through Friday from 9:00-18:00. Please arrange a visit at 48 hours in advance by writing us an email at admissions@skoltech.ru)