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Programme Overview

The research and development agenda of the international Master’s programme ‘Prototyping Future Cities’ includes five key educational layers: City ProjectTechnology, Information, Management and Culture. The programme consists of compulsory disciplines, research activities and internships. It focuses on digital fabrication, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), urban design, social innovations and smart urban technologies. The programme also focuses on the various layers of urban reality – urban facilities, buildings and the city as a whole. Its curriculum is formed in accordance with contemporary requirements for training specialists in smart city development. 


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What Skills Will I Acquire?

The curriculum of the Master’s programme and its educational approach provide students with the ability to develop hard and soft skills, which can add value to their CV and ensure successful career development.

Tech Hard Skills:

– computer aided design: raster, vector, 3d design, parametric design, game engines and simulations;
– laser and vinyl cutting: materials, marking, engraving, folding and press-fit constructions;
– 3d printing: principles, processes, machines and software and scales;
– cncmilling: materials, scales;
– electronics design, fabrication and programming;
– multi-axisindustrial robots: scanning, milling and printing;
– many optional skills: city sensoring, data visualization, drones operation and 3d;
– scanning, projection mapping, augmented reality and computer vision.

Soft Skills:

– public presentation;
– critical writing;
– hands-on;
– strategic thinking;
– decision-making;
– adaptability;
– problem-solving;
– multitasking.

International Field Trips

International field trips are an important component of studies, whereby young innovators have an opportunity to learn about the most recent research and projects in smart city development, new technologies and self-sufficient buildings from leading world experts.

Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions or doubts regarding the application process, please, feel free to contact the Programme Manager – Alexandra Tikhonova aatikhonova@hse.ru or use WhatsApp +7-916-087-0455.