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
the application period for 2021
start is now 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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IoT and Wireless Technologies is an interdisciplinary field with interesting challenges for:
Software engineering able to substitute hardware implementation
/data scientists
Data analysis using the state-of-the-art AI methods
Development and implementation of IoT and telecom systems
Solving fundamental problems in modeling and simulation
/R&D managers
Creating and leading R&D teams (future CTO's)
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 (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 software engineering, communications, manufacturing, etc. Alternative option is undertaking the research degrees (PhD) in Russia (Skoltech) or overseas (Stanford, ETH Zurich).
Skoltech has strongly established connections with leading companies in the industry:
Our research partners:
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.

This program is also available in a network form with TUSUR (Tomsk), SUAI (St. Petersburg), Bauman MSTU (Moscow), SFEDU (Taganrog), UNN (N. Novgorod), SPbSUT (St. Petersburg) and MSU (Moscow).

Compulsory and Recommended courses:
  • Introduction to IoT
  • Introduction to Wireless Communication
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Foundations of Software Engineering
  • Introduction to Blockchain
  • Modern Wireless Systems - 5G and Beyond
  • Perception in Robotics
  • Information and Coding Theory
  • MIMO Systems in Wireless Communication
  • Sensors and Embedded Systems for IoT
  • Communication Technologies for IoT
  • Fundamentals of Post-Quantum Cryptography
  • Machine Learning for Wireless Communication
  • Modern Applications of Information Theory
  • eSports Analytics
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation:
  • Technology Entrepreneurship: Foundation
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Leadership for Innovators
  • Hack Lab: Laboratory for Ideas
  • Startup Workshop
  • Ideas to Impact: Foundations for Commercializing Technological Advances
  • Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • IoT: Launching New Products & Startups
  • Business Communication
  • Technology Planning and Roadmapping: Foundation
  • Technology Planning and Roadmapping: Advanced
  • Intellectual Property, Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Entrepreneurship: Advanced
  • Technological Innovations: from Research Results to a Commercial Product
  • Developing Products and Services through Design Thinking
    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
    Faculty members
    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
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    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.
    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, take an English language test and a written online mathematics exam.
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