Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by the group of world-renowned scientists in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering Master's programs in 11 technological disciplines. Students receive rigorous theoretical and practical training, design their own research projects, participate in internships and gain entrepreneurial skills in English. The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements.

Energy Systems

Master of Science Program

Program Description 

The concept behind this program is to combine energy system engineering, computer science, optimization, control theory, and to develop innovative approaches to new and challenging problems in the design and operation of the power grid, district heating systems and other complex engineered networks. The program also has a hardware/experimental (measurement and sensing) component in power electronics and smart grids as well as gaming laboratory activities in power markets.

Key information

Program starts
September 1
 Application dates  
Modes and duration
Full time: 2 years
Tuition fees
No tuition fee for applicants who pass the selection process

Awarded degree
Master of Science in Energy Systems

Field of Science and Technology
13.04.02 Electricity and Electrical Engineering

Language of instruction

The program is accredited by the Russian Government, certificate №3539 from April 07, 2021. 
License №2880 from February 05, 2020.

Entry requirements
Successful candidates must know:
1. Linear algebra
2. Calculus
3. Differential equations
4. Basic probability
5. Programming
6. 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 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.

Aim and objectives

The aim of the program is to prepare the science and technology leaders in emerging energy system research.

The objective of the MSc program in Energy Systems Science and Engineering is to bridge the gap between industry driven problems in optimization, control and planning of energy networks and other engineered networks and respective fundamental science and cutting edge computational techniques and algorithms.


The curriculum of the program contains a unique combination of advanced mathematical and computational methods together with applications oriented in-depth teaching of energy systems engineering and physics.

MSc Program Structure

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Learning and professional outcomes

A successful graduate of the program will know:
1. Engineering foundations, understanding of energy equipment and modern mathematical analysis of real-life problems which arise in energy systems/networks and their components (software and hardware);
2. How to extract from practical, engineering reality mathematically-sound and physics-sensible problems relevant to energy systems/networks and their components;
3. How to analyze and solve the aforementioned problems using state of the art techniques from applied statistics, physics and mathematics, convex optimization, optimal control and related areas;
4. Methodology of academic research in energy systems and its industry applications.

Career opportunities and paths
The MSc program was developed to meet the high demand for specialists combining strong backgrounds in mathematics, computer science with practical knowledge and understanding of energy systems. Graduates of the program may begin an international research career or work with our industrial partners (possibly starting during the period of study).

The courses within this MSc program are developed and delivered by instructors with a broad international experience in academic and industrial research and development.

The graduates significantly enhance their future employability by combining knowledge of engineering reality and physics intuition with strong command of related mathematics and algorithms. Acquiring simultaneously practical, theoretical and computations skills will allow our students to “warm start” carriers in academy, industry or entrepreneurship by program completion.

Courses within this MSc program and industrial experience combined into a unique MSc program. Thus, students gain the opportunity to obtain early access to national and international research as well as the industrial and innovation landscapes, allowing for employment both within Russia and abroad.


Program Director
Elena Gryazina Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator


Students are actively involved in research from the very beginning of their studies.

Main research areas:

  1. Smart and Resilient Power Grids
  2. District Heating Systems
  3. Coupled Energy Infrastructures
  4. Energy Markets and Regulation
  5. Power Electronics and Devices
  6. Thermal and Thermo-Electric Devices

Industrial Partners:

  1. Watts battery
  2. NP Market Council
  3. Tekvel — Engineering Company
  4. TION
  5. Power Engineering Design Bureau
  6. Siberian generation company
  7. System Operator (FGC UES)

Academic Partners:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  2. California Institute of Technology (CalTech), USA
  3. Newcastle University, UK
  4. V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences
  5. National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”
  6. Melentiev Energy Systems Institute Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  7. Technical University of Denmark, Denmark


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