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Current global energy demands require clean and efficient approach. The two-year masters program in Science and Materials of Solar Energy at National University of Science and Technology “MISIS” is designed to prepare future engineers who will implement sustainable energy solutions. The program is a balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of Renewable Energy. The students will learn pros and cons of conventional and renewable energy sources. International professors and scholars will share their knowledge and experience about conventional and innovative methods, materials and systems used for harvesting the energy of our Sun.


To be admitted as a regular graduate student to a two-year Master’s program at NUST “MISIS”, an applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

Applicant must follow the general procedure outlined on the web-site.

Admission is open to both Russian and international students and it includes a short individual online interview with Dr. Dmitriy Podgorny (head of the program). Please see the Entrance Examination Content (129.3 KB).

Degree Requirements

To graduate from the program, you must successfully complete 120 credit hours, including 74 credits from required and elective courses, 16 credits from research work, and 30 credits from the final examination and the thesis defense. Students will be enrolled for 30 credits per term. For a semester-by-semester breakdown of the course plan and course descriptions, please see full curriculum.

Upon completion of the degree requirements, the graduate will receive a Russian State Diploma and a European Diploma Supplement.

Required Courses

  • Fundamentals of Photovoltaics
  • Photovoltaic materials
  • Solar Energy Systems Design and Construction
  • Solar Cell Technology Fundamentals
  • Nano-sacle Photovoltaics
  • Technology of Solar Panel Manufacturing

Elective Courses

Blocks of elective courses:

  1. Solar Radiation
    Environmental Issues of Solar Cell Manufacturing
  2. Ground Based Solar Cell Applications
    Environmental Issues of Solar Cell Manufacturing
  3. Solar Energy Industry Marketing
    Global Economics of Solar Energy
  4. Solar Cell Quality Control
    Solar Cell Applications

Degree Requirements at a Glance

Degree RequirementsCredits ECTS
Required classes50
Elective classes24
Independent study research course16

Partner Universities

  • University of Surrey
  • University of Namibia


For support in registration, accommodations, or any questions about the admissions process, please contact International Master’s Programs Admissions Office:

119049, Russia, Moscow, Leninsky Prospect, 6/3, office G-369

+7 499 230-24-09