Master of Science
in Information Systems & Technology
The program focuses on developing the Engineering Systems students' critical skills, understanding, and mastery to lead and shape up the digital transformation of industries and the development of cyber-physical systems, aerospace, and high technology industrial products in all fields on Earth and in Space. The program's main objective is to educate students with the competencies and digital know-how that will enable them to support and play leading roles in the real-life implementation of digital engineering, robotics, space technologies, and science. We teach students to find creative and sustainable solutions to the critical challenges that a wide range of industries including but not limited to aerospace, energy, and robotics. The program offers academic mobility on a competitive basis to world-leading universities and research centers.

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)
no tuition fees for those who successfully pass the selection
Student pack:
monthly stipend (40 000 RUB), medical insurance
competitive selection application period for 2022 is closed
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)
Our graduates will possess fundamental knowledge in the field of system design and practical skills in the creation of complex systems. They will be able to:
develop a holistic view of competitive products and complex systems
conceive, design, implement and operate complex systems in all fields including robotics, modern transportation systems and aerospace systems
create new services in navigation, communications, earth observation, and space weather
design robots, robotics technologies, intelligent embedded systems and sensors, and VR solutions
conduct new observations and measurements from space
design, build and test your own product/system including a satellite (CubeSat)
build a career or create a startup in the field of digital engineering, product engineering, space, robotics, and VR
pursue PhD studies including a dual-degree and collaboration with international universities
Digital Engineering and Product Development
The Digital Engineering and Product Development track focuses on technologies and methodologies to develop products and systems critical for our modern industry and society. It focuses on how to develop digital twins of systems and how to efficiently use and adapt digital technologies to develop and analyze competitive products and systems for our modern society; it also includes the MIT Principles of Manufacturing micro-master program as an option.

This track offers a product development stream going from conceptual design (Systems Engineering), through detailed design and analysis with virtual systems (PLM), and to production ramp-up (Principles of Manufacturing).
    The Robotics and VR track offer a series of courses in Advanced Robotics (UAV, Swarm of drones, Aerial manipulation, Mobile, Industrial, and Collaborative robots, Embedded systems and Intelligent sensors), Perception in Robotics (SLAM, Path planning, Navigation), A.I. for Robotics (application of DL and ML in Robotics), VR and Haptics (Haptic displays, VR/AR-based teleoperation, Digital Twins). Students will not only carry-out research on autonomous delivery robot HermesBot, collaborative robots UR, quadruped robot HyperDog, a swarm of drones with tactile feedback SwarmTouch, but also develop their own robotic and VR solutions. During the master thesis research, there will be the opportunity to collaborate with Professors from MIT, TUM, DLR, UEC, INRIA, CMU and visit their Laboratories. Students of the track will also be able to write and publish scientific articles at the top conferences in Robotics and VR, such as: ICRA, IROS, HRI, ICUAS, Siggraph, CHI, Haptics Symposium, etc.
      The Space track will prepare specialists capable of conceiving and designing space missions and leading design teams for the development of space systems and other complex engineering systems (Systems Engineering, Spacecraft and Mission Design), as well as specialists capable of extracting useful knowledge from space-generated data, estimation and forecasting for the development of space-oriented services and applications (Experimental Data Analysis, Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, Satellite Navigation, Space Weather).
        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:
        Digital Engineering
        • Concurrent engineering and Integrated Product Development
        • Digital engineering and product lifecycle management (PLM)
        • Conceptual design of engineering systems (aerospace, transportation systems)
        • Systems thinking
        • Use of AI in systems engineering
        Intelligent Robotics
        • Adaptation of SLAM techniques to applications
        • Haptics and AR/VR technologies
        • Precise robot control indoor and outdoor
        • Swarms of robots or satellites
        • AI in robotic systems applications
        • Human-Robot and Human-Computer Interaction
        • Intelligent embedded systems and sensors
        • Energy harvesting and power management
        Spacecraft Design Technologies
        • Space system development technologies
        • Smallsats and CubeSats development
        • Orbital mechanics and attitude control
        • Hardware and software for space applications
        • Power sources for space applications
        Applications and Exploration
        • Cyber-physical systems, aerospace and high technology industrial products
        • Use of AI in Remote Sensing (analysis of forests and carbon cycle)
        • Space weather and solar physics
        • Mars exploration
        • Biomedical systems and telemedicine
        • Precision and digital agriculture
        • Modeling of energy systems and their components
        R&D solutions
        for the global industry
        • Topcon
        • Russian Space Systems
        • Rostec
        • Russian Railways
        • Gazprom
        • Rosneft
        • Inenergy
        • CyberSteel
        • Yandex
        • Sber Robotics Laboratory
        • Aramco Innovations
        • Intel Rus.
        • Airbus
        • United Aircraft Technologies
        Supporting national
        policy framework
        • Government of the Russian Federation
        • Ministry of Science and Higher Education
        • Roscosmos
        • National Technology Initiative
        Network of Academia
        Leading institutes
        • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
        • German Aerospace Center (DLR)
        • Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA)
        • Technical University of Munich (TUM)
        • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)
        • ETH Zurich - Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
        • Chalmers University
        • The University of Tokyo
        • National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space (ISAE), Supaero, Supmeca
        • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
        • University of Graz and Kanzelhöhe Observatory, Austria
        • Royal Observatory of Belgium
        • Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
        • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
        • German AI Center, Germany
        • European Space Agency, ESA
        • FBK Research Center, Italy
        • Kurchatovsky Institute, Russia
        • Bauman Moscow State Technical University
        • Imperial College London
        • Université de Paris, France
        • Université Paris-Saclay, France
        • Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Italy
        • Fondazione Bruno Kessler, FBK
        • University of Padova, Italy
        Industrial Immersion
        companies (e.g.)
        • Yandex
        • Aramco Innovations
        • Intel Rus.
        • Sber Robotics Laboratory
        • Tsuru Robotics
        • Native Robotics
        • Evocargo
        • Nimb
        • Krylov All-Russian Oil and Gas Scientific Research Institute, JSC
        • Lorett
        • RHEA Group
        • Samsung
        • Roscosmos (TSNIImash, RSC Energia)
        • German Orbital systems
        • Siemens
        • Dassault Systèmes
        • TION
        Our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from a variety of career opportunities in industry, science and business:
        Specialist positions in the Russian and international engineering companies, space, and robotics industry, including Skolkovo resident companies and startups.
        PhD positions and continuing research at leading Russian and international research bodies.
        Starting a business on their own or through the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem with its extensive pool of experts, partners, consultants, and investors.
        Entry requirements:
        Knowledge and skills:
        Student profile: curiosity for engineering, science, and technology; self-motivated; active.

        Programming skills: MATLAB, Python, C/C++, Julia (at least one of the mentioned languages).
        Relevant bachelor's degree, or its equivalent in engineering, applied mathematics, applied physics, aerospace-related, transportation, and other advanced technology areas (i.e. computer sciences).
        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.
        • Your CV (ENG)
        • Motivation letter (ENG)
        • 2 recommendation letters
        • Diploma or transcript
        • Your certificates and awards, achievements and other materials for portfolio
        Selection process:
        Prepare your portfolio
        Prepare your application materials.
        Submit your application
        Upload your materials into the application system and submit your application.
        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.
        In-person interviews
        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.
        Exam samples:
        Keep in mind that the structure of exam can be changed
        following the decision of program committee.
        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 engineering systems labs.
        We give our students all the necessary knowledge, skills and power
        to make big achievements:
        Ekaterina Kotenko-Lengold: second prize at SLUSH, position of vice president of Astro Digital company.

        Hripsime Matevosyan, PhD Student (Prof. Golkar): Emerging Space Leader Award (2015), International Astronautical Federation.
        Ignasi Lluch I Cruz, PhD Student (Prof. Golkar), «Innovative Earth Observation Missions» Paper Competition (2015), OHB System (DE).
        Dominik Knoll, PhD Student (Prof. Golkar), Selected as Top 10 paper of SECESA 2016 conference (60 submissions).
        Natalia Glazkova, PhD Student (Prof. Rupert Gerzer), the 3rd Prize of Booster Programme at the Sevan Startup Summit in Armenia for the project Sense2Beat – a heart monitoring biosensor with clinical-grade accuracy.
        Team of Skoltech students won Russian selection round of top European robotics competition EuroBot, represented Russia and got 5th position globally.
        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.
        phone: +7 (495) 280-1481_ext.3387
        address: 30с1 Bolshoi boulevard, Skolkovo, 121205, Russian Federation, Room E-R3-2030

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