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.

Information Science and Technology

Master of Science Program

Skoltech CDISE 

Recruitment to the program stopped.

The contents of the program combine state-of-the-art engineering topics (high-performance computing, modern simulation software, etc.) with in-depth teaching of computational science foundations (numerical solutions of ordinal differential equations and partial differential equations, multiscale methods, modeling of stochasticity and Monte-Carlo methods, parallelization strategies).

The research component of the program focuses on:

  • High-performance computing (HPC);
  • Modeling and simulations;
  • Fast and efficient numerical algorithms;
  • Optimization and uncertainty quantification.

Graduates are expected to possess a combination of deep knowledge of scientific computing background and practical engineering skills (software, algorithms, tools, etc.).

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 Information Science and Technology

Field of Science and Technology
09.04.01 Information Technology and 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
IT-related Bachelor’s degree, or it’s equivalent in mathematics, computer science, information and communication technology, applied physics or other technical areas.

Successful candidates must know:

  1. Calculus;
  2. Ordinary and partial differential equations;
  3. Linear algebra;
  4. General physics;
  5. Programming skills.
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 technological leaders of the future. The objective of the Computational Science and Engineering MSc program is to bridge the gap between fundamental science and cutting edge computational techniques.

The curriculum of the program contains a balanced combination of topics developed very recently together with in-depth teaching of mathematical foundations.

MSc Program Structure


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Learning and professional outcomes

A successful graduate of the program will know:

  • Mathematical and algorithmic foundations of Computational Science & Engineering as well as the main aspects of High Performance Computing (HPC);
  • Statements of all major computational problems in science and engineering as well as the main approaches/techniques to solve them;
  • State-of-the-art techniques of scientific computing including parallel programming and HPC;
  • Main methodological aspects of both, scientific research and application development in Computational Science and Engineering; 
  • How to apply different scientific computing techniques and algorithms (including HPC) to real-world problems in natural and social sciences and different industrial sectors.

A successful graduate of the program will be able to:

  • Identify, formalize, and solve outstanding computational problems in real-world applications;
  • Understand and formulate new models of complex systems arising in natural and social sciences and engineering;
  • Choose the most appropriate method to solve a particular computational problem;
  • Apply relevant software tools, computer languages, data models, and computational environments for modelling and visualization;
  • Contribute to the development of next-generation scientific computing software competitive with or superior than the existing examples of software in critical and emerging application fields (such as oil and gas, material design, big data, aerospace, and pharma);
  • Integrate different components of computational tools and HPC hardware to produce computational solutions for real-world tasks;
  • Work with technical literature (e.g. perform an effective bibliographical research, read and critically analyze scientific articles, use scientific metrics and most important databases);
  • Communicate results of analysis effectively (visually and verbally) to different audiences (specialists, users, stakeholders etc).

Career opportunities and paths

The CSE MSc program was developed to meet the high demand for computational science and engineering specialists in the growing national and international high-tech market. Program graduates may begin an international research career, work with a company, or start their own company (even during the period of study).

CSE MSc graduates significantly enhance their employability by developing their subject-specific knowledge in the field of computational science and engineering, as well as their analytical and research skills. Students gain the opportunity to obtain early access to the national and international research and innovation landscapes and can approach international employers with confidence. In addition, the program enhances students’ soft skills, enabling them to compete effectively in the job market.

  1. PhD positions in academic & research institutions;
  2. Specialist positions such as data analyst, data scientist, consultant in various economy sectors:
  • Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Large-Scale Engineering Design;
  • TeleCom;
  • IT;
  • Oil and gas;
  • Pharma and biotech;
  • Skolkovo resident companies and startups.


Program Director
Nikolai Brilliantov CDISE CREI Director, Professor
Program Coordinator
Maxim Panov Assistant Professor

Students are actively involved in research activity starting from Term 3.

Main research areas:

  • Fast Solvers for Large Scale/High-Dimensional Problems;
  • Next Generation Multi-scale Modeling;
  • Computational Chemistry and Materials Modeling;
  • Dynamical Systems and Control;
  • Numerical Optimization;
  • Computational Prototyping.

Academic Partners:

  • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology;
  • Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics;
  • State University of Aerospace Instrumentation;
  • National research center “Kurchatov Institute”.

Industrial Partners:

  • Gazpromneft;
  • Renova;
  • RusAgro;
  • Airbus;
  • Datadvance;
  • TsAGI;
  • Schlumberger.