MATERIALS
TECHNOLOGIES
Master of Science
in Information Systems and Technology
The program is aimed to develop the shortest path from fundamentals in mechanics and physics to industrial applications with a particular focus on materials and novel technologies. 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, and thermal spray coatings. Our graduates design and test materials, and apply them in large-scale industries.

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Skoltech is a new global research university created in collaboration with MIT. The new campus, designed by Herzog de Meuron, is home to 40 world-class labs with best-in-class equipment, globally renowned professors and students from 40+ countries.
Mode, duration:
2 years (full-time)
Language:
English
Fees:
no tuition fees for those who successfully pass the selection
Student pack:
monthly stipend (40 000 RUB), medical insurance
Apply:
competitive selection application period for 2022 is closed
Education
The MSc program is 2 years long: the first year is to strengthen your theoretical background, and the second year is to focus on research. Students have the freedom to choose courses and extracurricular activities to shape their individual trajectory, acquire soft skills, and gain entrepreneurial skills to prepare for employment.
Lectures and practical classes conducted by world-renowned professors and experts.
Students' individual research projects carried out at Skoltech laboratories.
An 8-week summer industry immersion program at leading companies turning knowledge and skills into action.
Courses on entrepreneurship and innovation that provide skills, as well as knowledge, to commercialize ideas and research findings.
+ Academic mobility at leading global universities (on a competitive basis)
IN BRIEF
STUDY
RESEARCH
FUTURE CAREER
ADMISSIONS
Our program provides students with extensive theoretical and practical knowledge in materials technologies. Our graduates will have:
fundamental knowledge in mechanics and physics of composite materials, additive manufacturing and thermal spray coatings
important practical experience of working with cutting-edge equipment
deep understanding of modern technological methods and tools, information-technology-based manufacturing and product development practices
ability to apply their knowledge of mathematical methods, mechanics, physics, and material science in engineering practice and research in advanced manufacturing and materials
Program structure:
The 2-year program comprises of compulsory and recommended elective courses on the most important topics, a wide set of elective courses (depending on the research and professional needs of the student), components of entrepreneurship and innovation, research activity and 8 weeks of industry immersion.

Main research areas
  • Applied mechanics
  • Advanced materials and technologies
  • Computational engineering
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Digital technologies
  • Simulation-based engineering design
Academic Partners:
  • Novosibirsk State University (Russia)
  • P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS (Russia)
  • Bashkir State University (Russia)
  • Florida State University (USA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT (USA)
  • Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  • New Mexico State University (USA)
  • Purdue University (USA)
  • Taft University (USA)
  • Technical University of Munich (Germany)
  • University of Calgary (Canada)
  • University of Dayton (USA)
  • University of Gottingen (Germany)
  • University of Maryland (USA)
  • INRIA (France)
Industrial Partners:
  • S.P. Korolev RSC Energia
  • United Aircraft Corporation (PJSC UAC)
  • Research and Production Corporation "Uralvagonzavod"
  • Smolensk Composite Cluster
  • Russian Railways
  • ROSATOM
  • The Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute
  • SSL (Space Systems Loral)
  • Siemens
  • Pultrex Ltd
  • PLAKART
  • Oerlikon
  • Stratasys
Our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from a variety of career opportunities in industry, science and business:
Industry
Landing specialist positions in high-tech sector including but not limited to: Advanced manufacturing and materials, Aerospace, Energy and Transportation, Research and Development, Consulting.
Science
Landing PhD positions and continuing research at leading Russian and international universities and research bodies.
Startup
Starting a business on their own or through the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem with its extensive pool of experts, partners, consultants and investors.
Entry requirements:
Knowledge and skills:
Successful candidates will have solid knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering.
Education:
Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent in Physics, Mechanics, Material Science, Engineering, or Applied Mathematics.
English Language:
If your education has not been conducted in English, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
APPLICATION PACK:
  • Your CV (ENG)
  • Motivation letter (ENG)
  • 2 recommendation letters
  • Diploma or transcript
  • Your certificates and awards, achievements and other materials for portfolio
Selection process:
1
Prepare your portfolio
Prepare your competitive selection application materials.
2
Submit your application
Upload your materials into the application system and submit your application.
3
Online testing
Every candidate must take an online profile test. You will be notified by email about the specific date and time of your test.
4
In-person interviews
The final selection stage takes place in Moscow. You have to pass the English exam on site, or present a valid proof of English proficiency, pass an in-person interview and entrepreneurship challenge. Extra written examinations may be required for certain programs during this time (you will be notified in advance). In case you're not from Moscow, we can accommodate you in the Skoltech dorms for the selection weekend period.
Exam sample:
Keep in mind that the structure of exam can be changed
following the decision of program committee.
what our students say
Research / Labs
Every program dedicates time for students' independent research as a core part of their curriculum. Skoltech hosts more than 25 world-class laboratories. Students have full access to the facilities throughout their studies and can conduct research based on their interests.

Feel the spirit of Skoltech campus and take a look inside materials technologies labs.
Application
The application period for Skoltech Master's programs for 2022 is now closed. To apply for the 2023 start, check back in autumn or subscribe below to receive a notification.
Contact
e-mail: admissions@skoltech.ru
phone: +7 (495) 280-1481_ext.3387
address: 30с1 Bolshoi boulevard, Skolkovo, 121205, Russian Federation, Room E-R3-2030

We are more than happy to meet visitors Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00. Please arrange a visit 48 hours in advance by contacting admissions@skoltech.ru