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 Fall 2021 are no longer accepted.
Advanced manufacturing offers a range of tools that has a high potential to redefine the economics of global manufacturing. Minimization of mass production will lead to customization and localization of manufacturing, which, in turn, will boost productivity, increase flexibility and speed time to market. But one question remains: do you want become a part of that change?
Skoltech's (TOP-100 Young Universities 2019 Nature Index) Master's program in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies is a synergy of digital technologies, engineering science, and applied mechanics. It is aimed at the development of simulation-driven design of advanced materials, structures, and engineering systems with enhanced lifecycle and improved mechanical and physical characteristics demanded in high-tech industries. It prepares the next generation of researchers, engineers, and practitioners to assume the role of technical leadership in research and innovation. Students learn the scientific fundamentals and state-of-the-art technologies in the areas of advanced composite materials, additive manufacturing, computational engineering, and digital design.
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Why advanced manufacturing technologies?
that's for how much combination of Advanced Manufacturing tools could help reduce production costs
up to10x
reduction of time, financial and other resource costs from the development of products and products based on the "digital twin" technology (in comparison with traditional approaches)
to 300%
government has planned to increase spendings for end-to-end digital technologies by 2024
23 000
that's how many commercial 3D-printing machines are in use worldwide today
is the value of 3D parts as a percentage of the total 3D market volume
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies is a universal field with interesting challenges for experts in these areas:
/digital certification
of technologies
and products/
/digital twin technologies/
/3D printing/
/thermal/ /spraying/
/digital design/
/R&D managers/
Why earn your
Master's at Skoltech?
Skoltech is an international English-speaking STEM university ranked as one of the top 100 Young Universities in the Nature Index.
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.
Globally renowned
Teaching staff are the acting research professors who implement advanced technology projects with leading companies in the field.
The labs in the campus (Composite Materials and Structures, Additive Manufacturing, Thermal Spray, Mechanical Testing, Cyber-Physical Systems) are equipped with industry-standard technological machines, hardware and software
International study & 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.
Close partnerships with major academic and industrial leaders in transportation, aviation, electronics, energy and other areas
Program graduates work in the private and public sector in transportation, aviation, electronics, energy and other areas. Alternative option is undertaking the research degrees (PhD) in Russia (Skoltech) or overseas.
Students of the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies program conduct their research using some of the most advanced laboratory equipment and facilities.
Skoltech has strongly established connections with leading companies in the industry and academia
Industrial partners
Academic & research partners
Degree structure and components
choose courses, design your individual study plan, discover opportunities to visit world-leading universities and international conferences, explore the integration of research, education and innovation
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.

Examples of Compulsory and Recommended courses:
  • Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Applied Science
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Essential Engineering Toolbox
  • Numerical Methods in Engineering and Applied Science
  • Theoretical Fluid Dynamics
  • Micromechanics
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Nanocomposites
  • Composite Materials and Structure
  • Advanced Manufacturing of Composite Materials
  • Digital Certification of Composite Structure
  • Structural Analyses and Design
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Geometric Modeling
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Thermal Spray Coatings
  • Materials Selection in Design
  • Fundamentals of Additive Technologies
  • 3D Bioprinting: Processes, Materials and Applications
  • Heterogeneous Volume Modeling and Digital Fabrication
  • Introduction of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Advanced PLM techniques: Digital Design and Optimization
  • Advanced PLM techniques: Product Prototyping
  • Advanced PLM techniques: Testing and Model Validation
  • More recommended courses in the Skoltech Course catalog

Entrepreneurship and Innovation:
  • Innovation Workshop (compulsory E&I course)
  • Leadership for Innovators
  • Hack Lab: Laboratory for Ideas
  • Startup Workshop
  • Ideas to Impact: Foundations for Commercializing Technological Advances
  • Intellectual Property, Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Technological Innovations: from Research Results to a Commercial Product
  • Developing Products and Services through Design Thinking
  • More courses in the Skoltech Course catalog
    Main Research Areas and Groups
    Research Areas
    • Novel 3D Printing Technology for Large-scale models, made of multiple materials
    • Advanced Manufacturing of Polymer-based Composite Materials and Structures
    • Novel Materials and 3D Printers for Additive Manufacturing of Metals and Ceramics
    • Computational Engineering
    • Mechanics and Physics for Advanced Manufacturing
    • Automated Control of Material Degradation in Outdoor Environment
    • Advanced Material Characterization
    • Prescriptive analytics
    • Digital twins in Metallurgy Industry
    • Hybrid modelling for production optimization
      What our students say
      Arzu Kurgan
      BSc, Kaliningrad State Technical University → MSc, Skoltech → PhD, Skoltech
      A significant fact about my study program is that all of our courses are very practical and help to develop essential skills for engineers. At the beginning of the academic year, we had an Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing Technologies course, during which our group had a chance to apply our theoretical knowledge in practice. We managed to make a composite material using various techniques during laboratory work with our own hands. Usually, I spend almost my day at Skoltech, working on the projects, assignments and also spending my free time communicating with other Skoltech students.
      Guillaume Debaille
      MEng, Aix-Marseille University → MSc, Skoltech → ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor)
      In Advanced Manufacturing Technologies I really enjoyed the class-based projects around technological problems. It's in fact a perfect mirror of what happens in the professional life, within groups of dozen people where managers, technical specialists and scientists naturally emerge from the group to tackle project difficulties. From the many experience that helped me in my professional life, getting involved in industrial subjects, and getting out of the comfort zone was a must. Read the full story >>

      Denis Sopichev
      BSc, Bauman Moscow State Technical University → MSc, Skoltech → S7 R&D Center
      All my aspirations, hobbies, and interests led me to an overwhelming desire to enter Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Master's program after my Bachelor's degree. At Skoltech you can become both the witness and participant in the process of merging digital technologies, materials science, and process modeling. The knowledge obtained in the AMT laboratories and in Data Science courses helped me implement a monitoring system in the advanced metal 3D printing process during my summer internship, and then very quickly adapt to tasks from other areas. The education I received at Skoltech allowed me to participate in the design of the ballistic mission and the control system of the launch vehicle. Many thanks to Skoltech, which allowed me not only to form in my head a system of knowledge and skills necessary for further professional activity but also to obtain valuable life experience.
      Ekaterina Isachenko
      BSc, Novosibirsk State University → MSc, Skoltech → PhD, Skoltech
      During the two years of my Advanced Manufacturing Master's program I participated in innovative and research projects, and gained knowledge in the new field of digital twin design. In addition to courses and practical seminars on campus, students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills during summer industrial internship. And also you can collaborate with almost any university in the world. For example, I did a series of experiments at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
      Anatolii Papulov
      BSc, Novosibirsk State University → MSc, Skoltech → Skoltech
      Advanced Manufacturing Technologies MSc program accumulates the world's latest knowledge in design, testing and manufacturing that allows you to learn how to build anything! And what is more important - you can implement this knowledge alongside your studies. Within AMT program, we participated in several projects: manufacturing of composite materials, digital design of a stratospheric satellite, design and launch of tube-deployed UAV. In my opinion, if you want to build something impressive, AMT is a great way to learn how to do it properly.
      Viktor Rakhmatulin
      Bauman Moscow State Technical University → Skoltech → PhD, Skoltech
      After completing my Bachelor's degree, I've decided to continue my studies in the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) program because of my friend's suggestion. One of the positive points was the dense immersion in modern manufacturing and product technologies. We tried various composite manufacturing and 3D printing technologies, designed and manufactured a UAV from scratch. AMT provides access not only to the most prominent manufacturing technologies but also to modern engineering digital toolset. Besides, I liked the inspiring atmosphere and novelty-oriented people with different backgrounds and views on the same problem. It seems to me that my friend suggested me a great place for MSc!
      Grigory Bychenok
      BSc, Bauman Moscow State Technical University → MSc, Skoltech → PhD, Skoltech
      I did not want to go to graduate school. It seemed pointless to me, especially since I was already getting offers from employers. However, having learned about Skoltech, I changed my mind. Advanced technologies, the latest equipment, training in English, the ability to choose courses, including leadership and entrepreneurship ones - all this made me think that maybe I am missing out on a posh opportunity that I will never have again. And so it worked out:)
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      Admission requirements
      Knowledge and skills:
      Solid knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering.

      Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent in Physics, Mechanics, Material Science, Engineering, or Applied Mathematics.
        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
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        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.
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