Master of Science in Information Technology and Engineering
Format and duration:
2 years, full-time
Language of instruction:
student scholarship from
40 000 RUR/month,
no tuition fees
competitive selection application period for 2022 is closed
In the last decade, the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm and Next Generation Wireless Technologies (5G, 6G) have been increasingly conquering the minds of researchers and engineers. Now it is one of the most promising fields of the Industry 4.0 with the market value of more than $100 bln and stable annual growth.
Skoltech (TOP-100 Young Universities 2019 Nature Index) MSc program in the Internet of Things and Wireless Technologies is truly multidisciplinary and highly vocational. In addition to the lecture-based study, the program includes summer industrial placement, international study and practical classes. Our faculty is actively involved in research, while students benefit from their expert knowledge and the university's cutting-edge research facilities.
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Why earn your Master's at Skoltech?
Research-based teaching
All Skoltech faculty and academic staff are engaged in internationally recognized scientific research across a wide range of topics. We incorporate findings from this research into teaching.
The campus is equipped with the latest facilities for teaching and research including 5G Skolkovo test zone. The labs (5G/IoT Lab, Huawei-Skoltech Lab) are also equipped with industry-standard hardware and software.
International study and Industrial experience
All courses are taught in English. Top students are granted internships for international studies (up to 6 months). The majority of students' projects are in collaboration with industry partners.
Program graduates work in the private and public sector in telecommunications, software engineering, manufacturing, etc. Alternative option is undertaking the research degrees (PhD) in Russia (Skoltech) or overseas (Stanford, ETH Zurich).
Degree structure
Lectures and seminars
Our degree program is truly multidisciplinary and highly vocational. We provide the opportunity of designing the individual study plans which cover compulsory and optional courses.
All academic staff are research active and draw on close links to our research partners in Russia and overseas. Students may start their own research project within the first year and publish research results in a reputable journal or conference proceedings.
In addition to academic lectures, you will attend lectures/talks/seminars given by experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders. On completion, students will graduate with the knowledge and experience of setting up their own start-up.
8-week industrial placement after the 1st year, working on a substantial project and gaining first hand experience of the practical application of IoT and wireless technologies.
2 years of master's studies are equivalent to 120 ECTS credits. They are awarded for the courses taken, but also for research work, disciplines in entrepreneurship and innovation, and an internship in the industry.

You can see the Curriculum for the 2021 year of admission here
      Main Research Areas and Groups
      Research Areas
      • Next-Generation Communications
      • Coding theory and Digital Signal Processing
      • ML methods in communications
      • Industrial IoT and industrial data processing
      • Sensing and actuation in environmental/industrial/biomedical applications
      • Wearable sensing and wireless sensor networks
      • Embedded AI
      • Post-quantum (code-based) cryptography
      • Information Protection in Computer Systems and Network

      Research Groups
      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 internet of things and wireless technologies labs.
      Admission requirements
      Knowledge and skills:

      • Math: Calculus, Differential equations, Linear algebra, Probability theory and mathematical statistics, Discrete mathematics
      • Programming: C/C++, MATLAB, Python
      • Fluent English

      • BS degree in Information and Communication Technology, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics, Mathematics.
      Application requirements
      • Resume or CV
      • Motivation letter
      • 2 Letters of recommendation
      • Diploma or current transcript
      • English language certificate (TOEFL, IELTS), if any
      • Other relevant documents: awards, certifications, achievements
      Prepare your portfolio
      Prepare your application materials.
      Submit application
      Upload your materials into the application system and submit your application.
      Online testing
      Every candidate must take an online subject test. You will be notified by email about the specific date and time of your test.
      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.
      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.
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      address: 30с1 Bolshoi boulevard, Skolkovo, 121205, Russian Federation, Room E-R3-2030