Skoltech serves as a new model in the Russian higher education sector, building solidly upon and unifying “scientific knowledge” with “useful knowledge”. This approach will prepare graduates to innovate by bringing together the scientific and technical fundamentals necessary for innovation.

Skoltech will educate students to a holistic view of space missions and will enable hands-on experience in space engineering by providing research opportunities for the development of state-of-the-art payloads and instrumentation, to be flown on real spacecraft and as experiments on board the International Space Station. Skoltech Space Center curriculum components will cover a Space Systems Engineering path (such courses as System Engineering, Satellite Engineering and Space Mission Design, Systems Architecture, Automation / Robotics, Human spaceflight, Project management, etc.) and Space Data Products and Services path (such courses as Space data Products and Services, Space environment, Earth Observation Sensors and Measurements, Big Data Analysis, Navigation Systems, Communication Systems and Products, etc.) as well as entrepreneurship, innovation, and commercialization of space-related technologies.

Learning Goals

  • Educate students to master a deep working knowledge of scientific and engineering fundamentals
  • Educate scientists and engineers to lead in the creation and operation of new human, robotic, and satellite systems and payloads mainly for Earth and cis lunar missions
  • Promote transitional research, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Implement a robust assessment process to continuously study and improve the proposed integrated model. Education will be further enhanced by the use of parallel concurrent engineering design facilities that will empower students to carry out collaborative design projects from multiple locations