ENERGY SYSTEMS
Master of Science
in Electricity and Electrical Engineering
about the program
The future of the global power industry is inconceivable without modern IT solutions in energy system design and control. We combine in-depth IT training (computation, modeling, data analysis) and thorough study of basic engineering approaches to cultivate future industry leaders.
  • Mode, duration:
    2 years (full-time)
  • Language:
    English
  • Fees:
    no tuition fees
  • Benefits:
    Living stipend (up to 55000 rub/month), relocation & accomodation, private medical insurance (in accordance with Skoltech policies)

Our students:
  • 01
    learn to formulate or model real-world problems using the language of modern theoretical engineering, solve them using the techniques from applied statistics, physics and mathematics
  • 02
    develop or adapt mathematical and computational methods to solve real-world engineering and network problems
  • 03
    gain full visibility into the energy sector, its structure, systems, equipment, potential challenges, issues, and solutions
  • 04
    acquire knowledge and skills for conducting research in the area of day-to-day control and planning of electricity, gas, heat, bulk power supply and distribution systems
  • 05
    gain broad research experience working for diverse teams and doing an internship with the industry's leading companies and labs (increasing the chances of a good job offer)
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.

research
a key component of your studies is independent research work based on world–class laboratories. The following research areas are available for you:
  • Smart and Resilient Power Grids
  • District Heating Systems
  • Natural Gas Systems
  • Coupled Energy Infrastructures
  • Energy Markets and Regulation
  • Power Electronics and Devices
  • Thermal and Thermo-Electric Devices
labs
every program dedicates time for students' independent research as a core part of their curriculum. Skoltech hosts more than 40 world-class laboratories, and students have full access to the facilities throughout their studies and can conduct research based on their interests.
career
our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from a variety of career opportunities in industry, science and business
  • industry
    Landing specialist positions with major companies in the power industry or related sectors with high demand for energy and IT competences.
  • science
    Landing PhD positions and continuing research at leading Russian and international research bodies.
  • startup
    Starting a business on their own or through the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem with its extensive pool of experts, consultants and investors.
partners
Skoltech has strongly established connections with leading companies in the industry and academia
admissions
applications for competitive selection can be submitted online. Most of the selection process is conducted online, and only the final stage of the selection is conducted offline at Skoltech campus
1
registration
Prepare your portfolio:
  • CV (in English)
  • Motivation letter (in English)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Diploma or transcript from the university
  • Certificates and awards
2
submit your application
Upload your materials into the SIA application system (apply.skoltech.ru)
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.

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final stage
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.
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enrollment
you will be enrolled to Skoltech based on the results of all competitive selection procedures
entry requirements
knowledge, skills and education background for successful enrollment into the program
  • education
    Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Electric or Mechanical), or Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or Physics.
  • knowledge and skills
    Linear algebra, Basic probability, Programming, General Physics (mechanics, electro-magnetism, thermodynamics).
  • 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
The application period for Skoltech Master's programs is now open.
Click the button "Begin" to start preparing your application to Skoltech. We will send you an email with all the necessary information.
Or go straight to SIA if you know how to fill out an application form or if you already have an account:)
contact us
e-mail: admissions@skoltech.ru
phone: +7 (495) 280-1481_ext.3387

address: 30с1 Bolshoi boulevard, Skolkovo, 121205, Russian Federation
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