Energy Systems MSc Program

Short description:

Energy Systems is an interdisciplinary educational track at Skoltech with focus on Power Systems Control and Optimization, Smart Grids, Energy Conversion, Power Electronics and Energy Markets. The broad educational program builds upon core and target area courses taught by faculty members of Center for Energy Science and Technology and elective courses delivered by members of other CREIs including Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE) and Skoltech’s Space Center (SSC). Following major trends in energy sector the program also delivers an interdisciplinary vision of energy systems as coupled electric/heat/gas infrastructures that is unique for the universities in Russia and beyond. Other core aspects of the program are industry immersion and the entrepreneurship and innovation component. Skoltech offers international environment and the opportunities for students to visit foreign universities and international conferences.

The education program consists of core and elective courses with recommendations for two tracks – Energy systems and Energy transition and ESG as detailed below as detailed below:

Core courses

Fundamentals of Power Systems (Term 2)

Energy Systems Physics and Engineering (Term 2)

Research Seminar ''Energy systems and technologies'' (Terms 2-4, 6-8)

Power Markets and Regulations

Recommended electives in power systems and power electronics

Power Electronics

Renewable Energy

Smart Grids

Energy Efficient Microclimate Control

Diginal Technologies in Electrical Grids

Recommended electives in data science and computational engineering

Mathematics for Engineers

Introduction to Data Science

Introduction to IoT

Optimization Methods

Machine Learning

Recommended electives in natural sciences

Non-Equilibrium Processes in Energy Conversion

Recommended electives  for track “Energy transition and ESG”

Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

Gas Recovery and Methane Hydrates

Methods of Enhanced Oil Recovery

Introduction to Computer Vision

Computational Imaging


Other core courses and activities

  • Innovation Workshop (Term 1A)  – trademark Skoltech course introducing the culture of entrepreneurship and technological innovation;
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Stream (12 credits) – comprehensive set of courses on the subject;
  • Industrial Immersion – 8-week full-time internship in one of Russian or foreign companies;
  • Academic Mobility Program – internships in top universities world-wide;
  • Energy Colloquium – guest lectures of leading researchers in the field.

Master thesis

Skoltech professors offering Master projects in Energy Systems are:

Assistant Prof. Elena Gryazina 

Assistant Prof. Federico Martin Ibanez

Assistant Prof. Henni Ouerdane

Assistant Prof. David Pozo

Assistant Prof. Petr Vorobev

Assistant Prof. Vladimir Terzija

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The program is managed by:

  • Director of the program: Prof. Elena Gryazina
  • Coordinator of the program: Ekaterina Guseva
  • Industrial immersion program manager: Ekaterina Guseva