In the last decade, the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm and Next Generation Wireless Technologies (5G, 6G) have been increasingly conquering the minds of researchers and engineers. Now it is one of the most promising fields of Industry 4.0 with a market value of more than $100 bln and stable annual growth.
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 seminars
Our degree program is truly multidisciplinary and highly vocational. We provide the opportunity of designing individual study plans which cover compulsory and optional courses.
All academic staff are research active and draw on close links to our research partners in Russia and overseas. Students may start their own research project within the first year and publish research results in a reputable journal or conference proceedings.
In addition to academic lectures, you will attend lectures/talks/seminars given by experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders. On completion, students will graduate with the knowledge and experience of setting up their own start-up.
8-week industrial placement after the 1st year, working on a substantial project and gaining first-hand experience of the practical application of IoT and wireless technologies.
Why earn your Master's at Skoltech?
All Skoltech faculty and academic staff are engaged in internationally recognized scientific research across a wide range of topics. We incorporate findings from this research into teaching.
The campus is equipped with the latest facilities for teaching and research including the 5G Skolkovo test zone. The labs (5G/IoT Lab, Huawei-Skoltech Lab) are also equipped with industry-standard hardware and software.
International study and Industrial experience
All courses are taught in English. Top students are granted internships for international studies (up to 6 months). The majority of students' projects are in collaboration with industry partners.
Program graduates work in the private and public sectors in telecommunications, software engineering, manufacturing, etc. An alternative option is undertaking the research degrees (Ph.D.) in Russia (Skoltech) or overseas (Stanford, ETH Zurich).
Aim and objectives
The aim of the program is to instruct the next generation of STEM leaders ready to design principles and architectures as well as develop applications and services in the framework of IoT paradigm and Next Generation Wireless Technologies (5G, 6G), including the following objectives:
Develop IoT real applications and improve them with smart technologies and leverage on sensed data
Deliver an IoT-based product from scratch, ‘pitch and sell’ it
Become a developer of next-gen wireless communication protocols and solutions, such as 6G and beyond
Devise solutions for industrial cases (healthcare, agriculture, etc.) using IoT
The 2-year program comprises 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.
compulsory and recommended elective courses
Research and MSc thesis project
Elective courses and projects
Entrepreneurship and innovation
Students are actively involved in research activities starting from Term 3.
Coding theory and Digital Signal Processing
ML methods in communications
Industrial IoT and industrial data processing
Sensing and actuation in environmental/industrial/biomedical applications
Wearable sensing and wireless sensor networks
Information Protection in Computer Systems and Network
Career opportunities and paths
Program graduates work in the private and public sectors in software engineering, communications, manufacturing, etc.
Ph.D. positions and continuing research at leading Russian and international research bodies (Stanford, ETH Zurich, etc.).
Starting a business on their own or through the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem with its extensive pool of experts, consultants and investors.
BS degree in Information and Communication Technology, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics, Mathematics.
English language requirements:
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The online application​ makes the process easier for potential students. We advise you carefully read the application instructions, requirements, and deadlines for the chosen academic program.
The application includes the following documents: a CV, two letters of recommendation, a TOEFL/IELTS score report, and a motivation letter. Applicants who do not have proof of English proficiency may take the TOEFL ITP during a Selection Weekend at Skoltech.
Prepare your portfolioPrepare your competitive selection application materials.
Submit your applicationUpload your materials into the application system and submit your application.
Online testingEvery 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 (online)The final selection stage takes place in Moscow. You have to pass the TOEFL ITP exam on-site, or present a valid TOEFL certificate and pass an in-person interview. Extra written examinations may be required for certain programs during this time (you will be notified in advance).
What our students say
Yoel Gomez ColladoBSc, Technological University Jose Antonio Echeverria → MSc, Skoltech
"What I like most about the Skoltech program is the quality of the courses and the abilities I have developed so far. My favorite topics are those related to my professional background. I am a telecommunications and electronics engineer, so I really like the courses on Digital Signal Processing and Communication Technologies for the Internet of Things. I think that my time at Skoltech has helped me develop practical skills and get acquainted with cutting-edge technology in the field."