Master of Science in Information Science and Technology

General

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Program Description

Overview

IST program makes a special emphasis on developing the hands-on skills in the areas of High-Performance Computing (HPC), Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) which is highly relevant to the emerging field of Industry 4.0. Our graduates will gain knowledge and practical engineering skills in HPC, data management, sensing, and communication.

  • Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time)
  • Tuition fees: no tuition fees for those who successfully pass the selection
  • Language: English

Education

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 job placement.

  • 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.

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A successful graduate of the program will know:

  • State of the art techniques of scientific computing, including parallel programming and HPC
  • Cutting-edge Big Data frameworks as well as IoT technologies
  • Research and applied scientific methods which respond to the up-to-date business needs
  • Software, algorithms, and tools for HPC, Big Data analysis and IoT systems deployment

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.

Entry requirements:

Knowledge and skills: Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear algebra, Probability theory and mathematical statistics, Discrete mathematics (including graph theory and basic algorithms), Programming.

Education: IT related bachelor's degree, or its equivalent in Mathematics, Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology, Applied Physics or other technical areas.

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.

APPLICATION PACK:

  • Your CV (ENG)
  • Motivation letter (ENG)
  • 2 recommendation letters
  • Diploma or transcript
  • Your certificates and awards, achievements and other materials for portfolio

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Last updated Dec 2019

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