Master of Science
in Information Systems and Technology
The program 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.

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)
no tuition fees for those who successfully pass the selection
Student pack:
monthly stipend (40 000 RUB), medical insurance
the application period for 2021 start is now closed
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)
Our graduates will have:
fundamental knowledge in mechanics and physics of advanced manufacturing and materials, in advanced computational engineering technologies
deep understanding of modern technological methods and tools, information-technology-based manufacturing and product development practices
ability to apply their knowledge of information technology, mathematical methods, mechanics, physics, and material science in engineering practice and research in advanced manufacturing and materials
vision for the creation of new technologies, design and development of sustainable systems, and development of novel materials
ability to apply simulation-driven product development paradigm in engineering system design
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
  • Digital technologies
  • Simulation-based engineering design
  • Applied mechanics
  • Computational engineering
  • Advanced materials and technologies
  • Advanced manufacturing
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
  • The Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute
  • SSL (Space Systems Loral)
  • Siemens
  • Pultrex Ltd
  • Oerlikon
  • Stratasys
Our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from a variety of career opportunities in industry, science and business:
Landing specialist positions in high-tech sector including but not limited to: Advanced manufacturing and materials, Aerospace, Energy and Transportation, Research and Development, Consulting.
Landing PhD positions and continuing research at leading Russian and international universities and research bodies.
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.
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.
  • Your CV (ENG)
  • Motivation letter (ENG)
  • 2 recommendation letters
  • Diploma or transcript
  • Your certificates and awards, achievements and other materials for portfolio
Selection process:
Prepare your portfolio
Prepare your application materials.
Submit your application
Upload your materials into the application system and submit your application.
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.
In-person 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).
Exam sample:
Keep in mind that the structure of exam can be changed
following the decision of program committee.
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.
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.
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.

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:)
The program has a globally renowned faculty with international experience
and a broad network of collaborations:
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