Master of Science in Mathematics
and Computer Science
about the program
Mechanics is at the heart of many technological processes in the energy sector, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, defense, transportation, and others sectors. Computational modeling plays a key role in the development of state-of-the art technologies in these areas. The program offers a modern curriculum with classes on the modeling of mechanics of fluids and solids, analysis of multiphase and reacting flows, and computational science and engineering. Graduates will become leaders in research and development of modern computational tools required by high-tech industries. The program belongs to the Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG.
  • Mode, duration
    2 years (full-time)
  • Language
  • Fees
    Full tuition coverage
  • Benefits
    Monthly scholarship (up to 55.000 rub/month), relocation & accommodation, private medical insurance (in accordance with Skoltech policies)

our students will:
gain a deep understanding of fundamentals of continuum mechanics, applied mathematics and modeling, numerical methods, scientific software development, and use of modern software tools, including advanced open-source software in mechanics
be able to specialize in modern areas of advanced computational fluid dynamics, theory and computation of multi-phase flows, computational engineering, and methods of applied machine learning
gain a good understanding of the needs of modern high-tech industries through involvement in joint industry-oriented research projects with partner companies
    be able to document their results and efficiently communicate via publications and conference presentations
    gain experience in conducting interdisciplinary collaborative research with national and international colleagues
    The 2-year program is comprised compulsory and recommended elective courses on the most important topics, a wide range of elective courses (depending on the student's research and professional needs), components of entrepreneurship and innovation, research activity and 8 weeks of industrial immersion.

    A key component of your studies is independent research work. The following research areas are available for you:
    • Multiphase flow modeling with applications to energy transition
    • Fluid dynamics of compressible and reactive media
    • Numerical methods for conservation laws
    • Computational fluid dynamics
    • Environmental fluid mechanics
    • High-performance computing
    • Machine learning in computational mechanics and physics
    • Atomistic modeling of condensed matter
    future career
    Our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from a variety of career opportunities in industry, science and business.
    Landing researcher positions in R&D departments of major companies and startups
    Landing PhD student or researcher positions in leading Russian and international scientific institutions
    Starting a business on their own or through the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem with its extensive pool of experts, partners, mentors, and investors
      Skoltech has established strong connections with leading companies in the industry and academia

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      Applications for competitive selection can be submitted online. The bigger part of the selection process is conducted online, and only the final stage takes place offline at the Skoltech campus
      Prepare your portfolio (in English):
      • CV
      • Motivation letter
      • 2 letters of recommendation
      • Diploma or transcript from the university
      • Certificates and awards
      Submit your application
      Upload your materials into the SIA application system (
      Online testing
      Every candidate must take an online subject test. You will be notified via email about the date and time of your test.

      online exam sample
      Final stage
      The final selection takes place in Moscow. You have to pass an English exam on site or present valid proof of English proficiency, and take 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.
      You will be enrolled in Skoltech based on the results of all the competitive selection procedures.
      Entry requirements
      Knowledge, skills and educational background sufficient for successful enrollment
      Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent in Mechanics, Applied Mathematics, Physics or Computational Science
      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.
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