ENERGY SYSTEMS
Master of Science
in Electricity and Electrical Engineering
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.

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
REQUIREMENTS
Our students:
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
develop or adapt mathematical and computational methods to solve real-world engineering and network problems
gain full visibility into the energy sector, its structure, systems, equipment, potential challenges, issues, and solutions
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
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)
Track
Energy Systems
ES track is for researchers and engineers capable to develop innovative approaches to new and challenging problems in the design and operation of the power grid, district heating systems and other complex engineered networks.
    Track
    Energy Transition & ESG
    ET & ESG track is for new generation of qualified engineers and future industry leaders who would be able to facilitate energy policy and develop new technology to ensure decarbonisation of industry and energy transition towards low-carbon economy and sustainable development.
      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:
      • 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
      Academic Partners:
      Industrial Partners:
      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.
      Entry requirements:
      Knowledge and skills:
      Linear algebra, Basic probability, Programming, General Physics (mechanics, electro-magnetism, thermodynamics).
      Education:
      Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Electric or Mechanical), or Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or Physics.
      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 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 will take place in Moscow. You will need to pass a face-to-face interview, an entrepreneurship challenge, Math exam and the English exam on site, or present a valid proof of English proficiency. In case you're not from Moscow, we can accommodate you in the Skoltech dorms for the selection weekend period.
      Exam samples:
      Keep in mind that the structure of exam can be changed
      following the decision of program committee.
      what our students say
      Program Director:
      Elena Gryazina
      Assistant Professor
      Program Coordinator:
      Ekaterina Guseva
      Professor
      Assistant Professor
      Assistant Professor
      Assistant Professor
      Assistant Professor, Associate Director of the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology
      Students
      We give our students all the necessary knowledge, skills and power
      to make big achievements:
      Our Master student – Aleksander Malakhov – took bronze medal in the Olympian "I'm professional" (link)
      Our Master students – Aleksander Malakhov, Fiodar Honcharou and Dmitry Baluev – took the 2nd prize in "Energy-Hack" (Energy Systems hackathon)

      Our Master student – Maksim Parshin – was an electronic engineer with the Skoltech team ReSET that took the 1st place in Russia (and the 5th worldwide) in the international students robotic contest Eurobot.
      During his studies on MSc Program, our student – Dmitry Smirnov – started his own business and created his startup LLC "Thermal Motors". The Company develops state-of-art thermal energy technologies for sustainable global economic development
      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 energy systems 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