Space and Engineering Systems
Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology

This program combines study of the general principles of complex engineering system construction with participation in satellite, drone and robotic systems-building projects.
We teach students to find creative solutions to the biggest challenges of space and robotics industries
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
Our graduates will possess fundamental knowledge in the field of system design and practical skills in the creation of complex systems. They will be able to:
explain a holistic view of space missions and systems
exploit space data for services/applications, such as navigation, EO, TLC
conceive, design, implement and operate space systems, with an emphasis on space sensors, payloads, and onboard systems
conduct new observations and measurements from space
advance capabilities for manned space exploration
build a career or create a startup in field of space and robotics industry
What makes Skoltech stand apart from other universities
is its extraordinary environment that will make your MSc studies
a major life milestone:
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 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
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
Landing specialist positions in the Russian and international Space and Robotics industry, including Skolkovo resident companies and startups
Landing PhD positions and continuing research at leading Russian and international research entities
Starting a business on their own or through the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem with its extensive pool of experts, partners, consultants and investors
The program has a renowned faculty with international experience
and broad network of collaborations:
Program Director
Anton Ivanov
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator
Tatiana Podladchikova
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Professor of the Practice, Associate Provost, Dean of Faculty and Postdoctoral Affairs
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.

Compulsory and Recommended elective courses (36 credits)

Compulsory courses:
Experimental Data Processing
Systems Engineering
Dynamic Systems and Control
Space Sector Course

Recommended Electives:
Spacecraft and Mission Design
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
Introduction to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Space Environment Data
Integrated Product Development
Systems Architecture

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)

Academic and Industrial Partners:
We give our students all the necessary knowledge, skills and power
to make big achievements:
Ekaterina Kotenko-Lengold: second prize at SLUSH, position of vice president of Astro Digital company

Hripsime Matevosyan, PhD Student (Prof. Golkar): Emerging Space Leader Award (2015), International Astronautical Federation
Ignasi Lluch I Cruz, PhD Student (Prof. Golkar), "Innovative Earth Observation Missions" Paper Competition (2015), OHB System (DE)
Dominik Knoll, PhD Student (Prof. Golkar), Selected as Top 10 paper of SECESA 2016 conference (60 submissions)
Entry requirements:
Relevant bachelor's degree,
or its equivalent in aerospace-related areas
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:
Prepare all documents and submit your application by filling in the form on Skoltech's web site
Online selection
Take a profile online test. You will be notified by e-mail about your specific date and time
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
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
Space and Engineering 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:
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