Master of Science
in Information Systems & Technology
about the program
The program focuses on enhancing 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 in a wide range of industries, including but not limited to aerospace, energy, and robotics.

Our students can join academic mobility programs with world-leading universities and research centers on a competitive basis.
  • Mode, duration
    2 years (full-time)
  • Language
  • Fees
    Full tuition coverage
  • Final deadline
    Apply for the competitive selection by July 10, 2023
  • Benefits
    Monthly scholarship (up to 55000 rub/month), relocation & accomodation, private medical insurance (in accordance with Skoltech policies)

Our graduates will be able to
develop a holistic view of competitive products and complex systems
propose, design, implement and operate complex systems in robotics, transportation, aerospace and other fields
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 their own products/systems, including satellites (CubeSats)
    build a career or create a startup in the field of digital engineering, product engineering, space, robotics, and VR
    pursue PhD studies, including dual-degree programs and collaborations with international universities
    The 2-year program comprises compulsory and recommended elective courses on the most important topics, a wide range of elective courses (depending on the student's research and professional needs), components of entrepreneurship and innovation, research activity and 8 weeks of industrial immersion.

    A key component of your studies is independent research at world–class laboratories. The following research areas are available for you:
    • 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
    • Adaptation of SLAM techniques to applications
    • Haptics and AR/VR technologies
    • Precise robot control in indoor and outdoor environment
    • Swarms of robots or satellites
    • AI in robotic applications
    • Human-robot and human-computer interaction
    • Intelligent embedded systems and sensors
    • Energy harvesting and power management
    • Space system development technologies
    • Smallsats and CubeSats
    • Orbital mechanics and attitude control
    • Hardware and software for space applications
    • Power sources for space applications
    • Cyber-physical systems, aerospace and high technology industrial products
    • 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
    future career
    our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from a variety of career opportunities in industry, science and business.
    Specialist positions in Russian and international engineering companies, including Skolkovo residents and startups, space, and robotics.
    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, consultants, and investors.
      Skoltech has strongly established connections with leading companies in the industry and academia.
      Applications for competitive selection can be submitted online. The bigger part of the selection process is conducted online, and only the final stage takes place offline at the Skoltech campus.
      Prepare your portfolio (in English):
      • CV
      • Motivation letter
      • 2 letters of recommendation
      • Diploma or transcript from the university
      • Certificates and awards
      Submit your application
      Upload your materials into the SIA application system (
      Online testing
      Every candidate must take an online subject test. You will be notified via email about the date and time of your test.

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      Final stage
      The final selection takes place in Moscow. You have to pass an English exam on site or present valid proof of English proficiency, and take 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.
      You will be enrolled in Skoltech based on the results of all the competitive selection procedures.
      entry requirements
      Knowledge, skills and education background for successful enrollment into the program
      Knowledge and skills
      Student profile: curiosity for engineering, science, and technology; self-motivation and proactiveness.

      Programming skills: MATLAB, Python, C/C++, Julia (at least one language).
      Relevant Bachelor's Degree, or its equivalent, in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Aerospace, Transportation, Computer Sciences, etc
      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.
        enjoy courses and supervision by world-renowned scientists and engineers
        We equip our students with all knowledge and skills to become high achievers:
        Ekaterina Kotenko-Lengold: 2nd prize winner at SLUSH; Vice President at Astro Digital.
        Hripsime Matevosyan: Emerging Space Leader Award (2015), International Astronautical Federation.
        Ignasi Lluch I Cruz: Innovative Earth Observation Missions Paper Competition (2015), OHB System (DE).
        Dominik Knoll: Top-10 paper at SECESA 2016 conference (60 submissions).
        Natalia Glazkova: 3rd prize winner at the Sevan Startup Summit in Armenia (Sense2Beat project – a clinical-grade heart monitoring biosensor).
        A Skoltech students team won the Russian round of EuroBot, Europe's high-profile robotics competition, and placed fifth globally, representing Russia in the international finals.
        We are now accepting applications for 2023 Fall start. Apply below.
        Contact us
        phone: +7 (495) 280-1481_ext.3387

        address: 30с1 Bolshoi boulevard,
        Skolkovo, 121205, Russian Federation
        Room E-R3-2026
        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