M.Sc. On Campus

Energy Systems

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)

24 months
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Energy Systems from Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) aims to prepare the science and technology leaders in emerging energy system research.


Energy Systems from Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is designed to combine optimization, computer science, complex systems, statistical physics, control theory, and energy system engineering to develop innovative approaches to new and challenging programs in the design, optimization, and control of the electrical grid, natural gas networks and other complex engineered networks.

Graduates with Energy Systems from Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) will be able to:

  • Formulate/model real-world problems using the language of modern theoretical engineering;
  • Use the most appropriate modern mathematical/computational/software tools to successfully solve an engineering problem in energy systems and related disciplines;
  • Develop new mathematical/computational methods or adapt existing methods to solve a particular engineering/networking problem;
  • Implement algorithms into efficient/scalable and reliable software;
  • Work with technical literature (e.g. conduct bibliographical research, read and critically analyze scientific articles, use scientific metrics and important databases);
  • Operate and make measurements with hardware energy and related sensing devices;
  • Present results to different audiences (engineers, industry, researchers, users, stakeholders, etc.) in an effective oral and written manner.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics for Engineers
  • Optimization Methods
  • Non-Equilibrium Processes in Energy Conversion
  • Power Markets and Regulations
  • Smart Grids
  • Renewable Energy
  • Leadership for Innovators

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful candidates must know: Linear algebra, Calculus, Differential equations, Basic probability, Programming, General Physics (mechanics, electro-magnetism, thermodynamics)
  • Successful candidates must have Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, or a bachelor’s degree in engineering (electric or mechanical).
  • English proficiency
  • Online Application
  • Personal statement/Motivation letter (in English)
  • Resume (in English)
  • Two letters of recommendation (these should contain contact phone and/or e-mail of the recommender, if the letters are in Russian please make your own translation in English, scan in one file with the original and upload this way)
  • If available: Diploma and/or current transcript
  • If available: Official GRE scores (applications submitted with excellent GRE scores will increase the chance of acceptance)

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Moscow

41640 - 81437 RUB /month
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