Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology
Format and duration:
2 years, full-time
Language of instruction:
student scholarship from
40 000 RUR/month,
no tuition fees
applications for the next selection wave are accepted until March 21
The devastating effects of climate change and limited fossil fuel reserves have become an apparent problem in the last 15 years. This sparked the creation of new technologies like renewable generation, distributed generations, storage facilities, and electric vehicles, all of which require high-powered research, industrial developments and people specialising in energy systems. The specialists working on these solutions must understand and apply today's digital tools to create efficient and effective instruments.
Skoltech's (TOP-100 Young Universities 2019 Nature Index) Master's program in Energy Systems is an interdisciplinary educational track at Skoltech with a focus on Power Systems Control and Optimization, Smart Grids, Energy Conversion, Power Electronics and Energy Markets. The broad educational program builds upon core and target area courses taught by faculty members of Center for Energy Science and Technology and elective courses delivered by members of other CREIs including Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE) and Skoltech's Space Center (SSC).
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Why energy systems?
2 billion
electric cars will be built by 2050

up to 60 times

growth of alternative energy by 2050
up to 80%
of all generated electroenergy will be advisable to submit via feed through power
at least 32%
share for renewable energy by 2030 (EU target)
is the main energy trend and driver for clean and carbon-free economy
120 nations
worldwide have undertaken the initiative of generating power through renewable energy sources and its storage in a cost-efficient manner (as of 2015)
Energy Systems is a fascinating field with challenges for:
/energy engineers
Design, develop, or evaluate energy-related projects or programs to reduce energy costs or improve energy efficiency.
/alternative energy engineers
Design new systems that create or use renewable fuels.
/data scientists
/energy systems modelling specialists
/machine learning specialists
Help to increase performance, predict occasional failures in the functioning and reduce maintenance costs.
/electrical engineers
Apply the physics and mathematics of electricity, electromagnetism, and electronics to design and develop new electrical equipment and systems, to solve problems, and to test equipment.
/business analysts
/government advisors
Help government and business create their energy politics and agenda
/R&D managers
Solve fundamental problems in energy systems
Why earn your Master's at Skoltech?
Research-based teaching
All Skoltech faculty and academic staff are engaged in internationally recognized scientific research across a wide range of topics. We incorporate findings from this research into teaching.
Teaching staff are the acting research professors who implement advanced technology projects with the leading oil&gas companies.
State-of-the-art laboratories both with experimental and theoretical components that are unique in Russia and the world.

International study and Industrial experience
All courses are taught in English. Top students are granted internships for international studies (up to 6 months). The majority of students' projects are in collaboration with industry partners.
A wide network of industrial partnerships with major energy market players as well as with small companies and startups, which helps us to adjust our research agenda and make it more applicable.

Program graduates work in energy and IT sector. Alternative option is undertaking the research degrees (PhD) in Russia (Skoltech) or overseas (Newcastle University, Caltech).

Skoltech has strongly established connections with leading companies in the industry:
Our research partners:
Degree structure
Lectures and seminars
Free choice of disciplines. Courses are developed by professors who have worked in the best universities in the world
Independent research work on your own project based on Skoltech laboratories
Courses in innovation and entrepreneurship, providing knowledge and skills for the commercialization of scientific research
8-week internship at one of the leading companies in the industry

2 years of master's studies are equivalent to 120 ECTS credits. They are awarded for the courses taken, but also for research work, disciplines in entrepreneurship and innovation, and an internship in the industry.

Compulsory and Recommended courses:
  • Fundamentals of Power Systems
  • Energy Systems Physics & Engineering
  • Research Seminar: Energy Systems & Technologies
  • Power Electronics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Smart Grids
  • Power Markets and Regulations
  • Optimization Methods
  • Non-Equilibrium Processes in Energy Conversion
  • Mathematics for Engineers
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Introduction to IoT
  • Experimental Data Processing
  • Numerical Methods in Engineering and Science
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Thermal Fluid Sciences
  • Electrochemistry: Fundamentals to Applications
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • More recommended courses in the Skoltech Course catalog>>

Entrepreneurship and Innovation:
  • Technology Entrepreneurship: Foundation
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Leadership for Innovators
  • Hack Lab: Laboratory for Ideas
  • Startup Workshop
  • Ideas to Impact: Foundations for Commercializing Technological Advances
  • Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • IoT: Launching New Products & Startups
  • Business Communication
  • Technology Planning and Roadmapping: Foundation
  • Technology Planning and Roadmapping: Advanced
  • Intellectual Property, Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Entrepreneurship: Advanced
  • Technological Innovations: from Research Results to a Commercial Product
  • Developing Products and Services through Design Thinking
    Main Research Areas and Groups
    Research Areas
    • Smart and Resilient Power Grids
    • District Heating Systems
    • Natural Gas Systems
    • Coupled Energy Infrastructures
    • Energy Markets and Regulation
    • Power Electronics and Devices
    • Thermal and Thermo-Electric Devices
    what our students say
    Faculty members
    Program Director:
    Elena Gryazina
    Assistant Professor
    Program Coordinator:
    Ekaterina Guseva
    Assistant Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Petr Vorobiev
    Assistant Professor, Associate Director of the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology
    Admission requirements
    Knowledge and skills:
    Linear algebra, Basic probability, Programming, General Physics (mechanics, electro-magnetism, thermodynamics).

    • Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Electric or Mechanical), or Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or Physics.
    Application requirements
    • Resume or CV
    • Motivation letter
    • 2 Letters of recommendation
    • Diploma or current transcript
    • English language certificate (TOEFL, IELTS), if any
    • Other relevant documents: awards, certifications, achievements
    Sample entrance exams
    Prepare your portfolio
    Prepare your application materials.
    Submit application
    Upload your materials into the application system between January and July 2021, and submit your application.
    Online testing
    Every candidate must take an online subject test. You will be notified by email about the specific date and time of your test.
    Interviews (online)
    The final admissions stage will take place online this year. You will need to pass an interview with the admissions committee, participate in an entrepreneurship challenge and take an English language test. Extra written examinations may be required for certain programs during this time (you will be notified in advance).
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