24 months
5520 EUR/year
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The aim of this System and Software Engineering programme offered by the National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is to train professionals in the area of industrial production of software, information and communication technologies, and systems for various purposes.

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The curriculum of this System and Software Engineering programme is offered by the National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)  is fully in line with international recommendations on teaching integrated software and systems engineering in university master’s programmes.

The aim of the programme is to train professionals at technological, economic and managerial levels in the area of industrial development of software, information and communication technologies as well as systems and their analysis.

The master’s programme «System and Software Engineering» is focused on training administrative professionals, project managers and development team’ leaders, who are able to organize effective management of software development projects (the latter are considered as complex dynamic systems characterized by the dominance of human factor) within a specified time frame, definitive deadlines and fixed budget.


The master’s program involves internships (full-time practice) in leading IT-companies, including partner companies. In particular, agreements on vocational training have been signed with IBM, Microsoft, EPAM Systems, IBS, CROC, LANIT, CyberPlat, PMSoft Group, DialogNauka, Empatica, Kaspersky Lab, Asteros, FORS, Yandex, NetCracker Technology, R-Style, 1C -RARUS, At Consulting, International Center for Informatics and Electronics (ICIE), and others.

The graduates will work in stated above organizations and other leading Russian and international software manufacturers, research centers of transnational companies, system integrators and IT departments of large Russian companies and governmental bodies. They will be highly sought after professionals in a fast-growing labor market, and able to effectively participate in the industrial implementation of the processes of development, maintenance, and support of complex software systems.

Programme Structure

Course included:

  • Data Analysis
  • Software Engineering Methodology
  • Research Seminar "Software Engineering: Development Management"
  • Advanced Databases
  • Project Seminar
  • Psychology of Software Development Team Management
  • Enterprise Software Systems Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus, Blended

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

The admission boards evaluate applications for full and partial scholarships places and fee-paying placesSubmit an Application FormYour application will be evaluated by the admission committee of your chosen degree programme. HSE will be holding its special admission campaign for international students and your application may be considered for both a state-funded place and a fee-paying placePrepare Your Documents

  • Application 
  • Diploma and official transcripts of previous educational studies 
  • An applicant needs to have a degree in one of the following fields of study: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Information Security, Electronics, Radio-Engineering
  • Letter of motivation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5520 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5520 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • 390 000 RUB 


International students can apply to study at HSE for free through full-tuition scholarships. This merit-based scholarship will completely waive all tuition fees for selected full-degree Master's programmes at HSE. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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