Space and Engineering Systems

Master of Science Program

Skoltech SSC

Apply now!


Key information

Program starts
September 2018
Modes and duration
Full time:
2 years
Tuition fees
No tuition fee
for the applicants who pass the selection process

Application dates
All applicants:
Open: October 16, 2017

Awarded degree
Master of Science in Information Technology and Engineering
Language of instruction
Program is accredited by the Russian Government, certificate № 2568 from April 14, 2017. License № 2534 from February 7, 2017.
Entry requirements
Engineering bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent in aerospace-related areas.
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 program aims to teach students to find creative solutions taking into account the variety and uniqueness of problems dealing with space science and engineering.

The curriculum components cover Space and Engineering Systems, satellite engineering, space instrument design, space science, as well as human space flight, automation/robotics, and space physiology and medicine, and the entrepreneurship, innovation, and commercialization of space-related technologies.

MSc Program Structure


Download as PDF

Learning and professional outcomes

A successful graduate of the program will know and be able to:

  • Conceive, design, implement and operate space systems, with an emphasis on space sensors, payloads, and onboard systems;
  • Explain a holistic view of space missions and systems;
  • Advance capabilities for manned space exploration;
  • Exploit space data for services/applications, such as navigation, EO, TLC;
  • Conduct new observations and measurements from space.

Career opportunities and paths
Students graduating with a Master of Science degree in Information Systems and Technology are in great demand throughout the international high-tech market.

Career paths:

  1. PhD positions in academic & research institutions
  2. Specialist positions in the Russian and international Space industry, including Skolkovo resident companies and startups


Program Director
Anton Ivanov Associate Professor, Director
Program Coordinator
Tatiana Podladchikova
Tatiana Podladchikova Senior Research Scientist

Main research areas:

  • Remote sensing image processing
  • Autonomous robot navigation
  • 3D-printed, miniaturized Cassinian trap mass spectrometer for space research and general ambient analysis applications
  • Distributed satellite system concepts for Earth Observation and Space Telecommunications
  • Space weather
  • Modeling of bioregenerative food production in extreme environments

Student success stories

Academic and Industrial partners
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ESA, DLR

Additional information


Apply now!