Duration: 2 years.

Modul Education: students come to study 7 times for a period from 9 to 18 school days during two years (according to schedule).

Topics covered by the program and approved by MIPT Academic Council

Design of engineering systems and technological production chains. Formalization of process or customer requirements, definition of key system components and their relations, definition of efficiency criteria and their use in selection of engineering solutions, design, prototypes testing and piloting, technological preproduction, pilot production and operation, full scale production and supply chain organization. Project management. Production and supply systems optimization, LEAN and Just-in-time concepts, quality management system. Leadership, high-tech industry and project management. Economic scenarios simulation. Financial project viability. High-tech solutions marketing. Collaboration and distributed team management.

The list of the courses

  • History, philosophy and methodology of natural science
  • Course mandated by the RF standards
    Key instructor – PhD, Fursov A.A. (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology)

    The subject of the course is natural sciences and the worldview they have created. This course pertains to the general mathematical and scientific disciplines and gives students an idea of the basic concepts, methods, mechanisms of development of science in the context of its history; forms a holistic view of science development as a historical and cultural phenomenon associated with other cultural phenomena.

    The aim of the course is to understand the problems and the results of research in the natural sciences, especially physics, chemistry and biology. The knowledge gathered during the course allows: to orient independently in a maze of sciences; to assess properly the events of science history; to approach systemically to the evaluation of the development of any scientific discipline; to be able to conduct a rational reconstruction of the particular facts and phenomena of the science history; to comment accurately on the gist of specific primary scientific theories and fundamental scientific and conceptual models; to trace the origins of scientific knowledge, primary branches of science; to conduct qualified evaluation of rational and alternative knowledge in different cultural and historical contexts.

    Course outline:
    1) the history of sub-disciplines basic concepts (Special attention is drawn to physics, as to the most advanced and complex natural science);
    2) the assembly of these concepts with the help of the author’s structural and functional circuit of science division;
    3) the philosophical framework for discussions on foundations of science, that gives the basic range of modern opinions, including the author’s one.

    The course is composed of lectures and seminars, provides tasks to essay writing and reviews.

  • Foreign Language
    Essential course of the program
    Instructors: Lyalyaev S.V., Nazaryuk А.E., Uvarov V.I.

    English as foreign language for technical specialists.

    The aim of the course is to increase the initial level of knowledge of a foreign language, reached at the previous stage of higher education, and student mastery of the necessary and appropriate professional foreign language communicative competence for solving social and communicative tasks in different areas of professional and scientific activities. The application of a foreign language in professional technical management of senior and middle company managers are: participation in international trade shows and industry conferences, international cooperation, internal corporate interaction, training, internships abroad, receiving international certificates, the study of the necessary information regarding production technology, hardware, software, etc.

    The result of learning is:
    - Reading. Understanding of scientific and technical papers, manuals, design documents, regulations, instructions, specialization, knowledge of types of reading for the work with multiple texts.
    - Speaking. Participation in the interview and discussion without preparation. Detailed statement on the specialization with an explanation of the own point of view.
    - Listening. Understanding of presented technical information at meetings, talks and discussions, reports specialty in direct and indirect technical means of communication not primarily with native speakers
    - Writing. Writing an essay on the specialization topic, project documentation

  • Fundamentals of science-intensive technologies
    Course is mandated by the RF standards
    Instructor – PhD, Lapushkin G.I. (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology)

    The course is designed for students of engineering and economic majors and includes three parts: physics, chemistry and biotechnology. The study contributes to the development of cognitive interests, intellectual and creative abilities, independence in the acquisition of new knowledge.

    The course examines the fundamental laws of physics, as the basis of modern technology. The course includes: basic fields of physics, chemistry, the use of the relevant laws in modern technology and biotechnology.

  • Economics, organization and management of technological innovations
    Essential course of the program
    Key instructor – PME, Ivanov A.V. (JSC «Stroytransgaz»)

    Foundation of cash flow analysis: revenues, operating expenses, capital depreciation, taxes, profits, cash flows. Time value of money. Measures of investment efficiency: Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, Profitability Index. Choice of investment capital under restrictions.

    Project cash flows and risks. Risks of testing new technologies. Risk management framework and strategies.

    Total cost of ownership of a technological product or system for the whole life cycle. Maintenance and replacement costs. Evaluation of investments in reliability and decrease of maintenance. Economic evaluation of design decisions.

  • Theory and methodology of decision-making
    Essential course of the program
    Key instructor – Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Aleskerov F.T. (National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)

    The course offers a variety of decision making models, including a description of data collection and processing methods. It helps the future specialists to form theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the methodology of using quantitative models to support reasonable management decisions. During training students form the knowledge of management decision-making in various industries and economic activities that allows students to become intelligent users of management science techniques and develop their mathematical intuition; understanding of the dynamic nature of the decision-making process, which uses historical data and limited information, preparation and presentation of complex systems models, and optimal allocation of resources.

    The course contains examples of solutions, specific recommendations and a large number of cases and practical exercises.

    Main topics: Making decisions – when and for what reason ? Multicriteria decision-making methods (MDMM), Expertise, Model aggregation, Cost-effectiveness analysis CEA (methods of cost-effectiveness), Division procedure, Generalized matching, Collective decision-making in small groups.

  • Marketing and strategy of science-intensive technologies
    Essential course of the program
    Key instructor — MBA Kuzyuk M.V. (PJSC “VSMPO-AVISMA”)
    Content is provided by BCG

    The course allows students to study the marketing tools, learn to analyze market information for decision-making. Stages of new product development, formation of product requirements, promotion, communications are discussed during the course. Creation and development of high-tech company brands. Students get management skills for creation value through marketing tools by using practical cases and plenty of assignments. The course allows students to understand how to maximize return on investments in the high-tech production at the different stages of the product life cycle.

    The part of the course – dedicated to the strategy of science-intensive technology – allows the students to master the market analyze skills, companies competences and competitive environment on the examples and cases of developed and developing markets. The course allows to give the students the concept of: competitive advantage, creation of value, choice of the enterprise business model. Students should master approaches to strategic planning, and also master strategic analyzing skill (competences, assets, business value drivers, hi-tech product portfolio management, management of operational efficiency and flexibility).

    The course contains the minimum of theoretical materials and is based on practical cases from BCG trainer knowledge base. Every theme block includes practical assignment for the most effective consolidation of acquired knowledge.

    The training is provided in the interactive manner with the students involvement in the cases discussion. Within the framework of the course, students master team work skills, preparing significant number of the tasks within strict limitations on the execution time in teams.

  • Time management
    Instructor— Arkhangelskiy G.A., Telegina T.V.

    The course provides students with the information for self-organization of working time. During the course students will discuss and apply the most effective time management techniques. As the result of the course students are motivated to promote and clarify time management and self-management tools to their colleagues. The course touches upon such important subjects of time management as: goal-setting, time planning, labor rate setting, control and self-control, business communications, as well as stress management and ways of increasing efficiency.

  • Emotional intelligence
    Instructor — Kalinichev O.V.

    Emotional Intelligence, by its nature, is a very broad set of skills that influences our abilities to negotiate, communicate, persuade, resolve conflicts, deal with difficult emotional states (one’s own and others), to make decisions and empathize with others.

    However, by its very nature, emotional intelligence cannot be successfully acquired either with just words or with a “manufacturing” strategy. The acquisition of practical skill in this area requires a specific timelines and systems-based learning process rather than purely technical learning. This is because our “heart” and our muscles must be integrated with our cognitive understanding for the skills to become genuine and versatile enough for the real time pressures and conflicts of a systems engineer’s professional life.

    The students will learn a set of simple and effective methods for observing themselves and others as well as for making genuine shifts in how they relate to others. These instruments, which allow to show confidence, include: the Six Axes Nonverbal Instrument and modules for emotional resilience, readiness, dealing with ambiguity and anxiety, projecting decisiveness.

  • Management of multifunctional teams, groups and enterprises
    Core course of the program
    Instructor — PhD, Professor, Head of Innovation Management Chair, Fliaster A. (Bumberg University, Germany)

    The course is based on a wide use of cutting edge multimedia and computer game technologies in the education field and intense students co-working. The main goals of the course are to help students to master effective methods of cooperation and leadership inside multifunctional innovation teams, and also to teach students to overcome resistance towards innovations observed at enterprises. Besides of deep introduction into theoretical concepts, the course offers a large number of cases and exercises and covers the following topics as:
    - Features of management decision-making inside the team. Group dynamics and overcoming of the negative symptoms of ‘group thinking’.
    - Inter-functional conflicts and features of coordination and communication in context of innovations.
    - Features of interaction and conflict resolving at interacting with stakeholders in crisis situations in context of innovations.
    - Inter-hierarchical interaction as a key factor in innovation projects management and enterprise competitiveness.
    - Diagnostics of causes, levels and forms of resistance to innovation technology implementation at enterprises. Strategy, effective methods and step-by-step dynamics of overcoming resistance at innovative technology implementation (with IT projects as a main example).
    - Combinative innovations and key clients: Development of radical innovations using interdisciplinary and interbranch cooperation.
    - Leadership in the context of innovation: Tasks and human management.
    - Key strategies and interaction problems within informal organizational structures. Diagnostics of social networks at an enterprise, interactive analysis of main network problems and ‘tuning’ social networks in order to stimulate innovations. “Difficult” employees management.

  • Technology project management
    Tools for systematic creation of innovations at the enterprise (TRIZ)
    Course is mandated by the RF standards
    Instructor — TRIZ Master Kudryavtsev A.V. (The International TRIZ Association)

    Overview of Innovation process
    The aim of the course is to get knowledge in the basics of innovation and innovation processes. The course allows to understand the role of innovation activity, gain knowledge in the theory of innovation development, the classification of innovations, organizational forms of innovation activity, innovation strategies: stages, nature, content and life cycle of innovation, innovative capacity of the company, the fundamentals of innovative entrepreneurship. Students master the basic techniques of technical creative work, information and analytical work in modern conditions, skills of working in conditions of uncertain external factors and time limit. They learn to show creative initiative, which is a combination of cognitive and motivational aspirations that makes it possible to go beyond the traditional approach to the problem solving. Students gain skills of teamwork under stressful circumstances and creativity.

    Theory of inventive problem solving
    Learning objectives: the course is designed to train professionals with higher education in Engineering or Natural Sciences to use search methods for new technical solutions (specialized algorithms for performing mental operations) for design and modernization of equipment and technology improvement.

    The course examines the following topics: characteristics of thinking strategies used for solving search problems, resources and principles of creative activity planning, system of logical ways for problem situations analyses (structure, functional, streaming analyse), new technical solutions search, information support of creative activity, principles of building specialized informational funds, the algorithm of inventive problem solving, standards for inventive problem solving, su-field analysis, life stages of technical systems, methods for complex analysis of the initial situation.

    The course provides examples of solutions, specific recommendations and a large number of case studies and exercises, cases of innovations implementation in the leading technological companies of the world.

    Fundamentals of project management
    Instructor — PMP Kutuzov A.S. (PM Expert)

    The course provides a complete systematic view on the processes of project activities, familiarizes with the basic terminology of project management and principles of project documentation preparation. The course covers the composition and structure of processes, groups of processes, fields of knowledge, and the general methodology of project management. Students get information about practical tools and techniques available to a project manager. The role of the project manager, his instruments for influence on project results are considered. The course analyzes key project documents: their function, structure and content. Levels of the large-scale project managment, design decision making system, escalation. Along with theoretical material the course includes practical tasks aimed at specific application of standard recommendations and knowledge consolidation.

    Key topics: definition of project stages; requirements for passing “stage gates”; project schedule, budget and team; project management strategies.

    Project manager tools
    Instructor — MCTS Gromov V.V. (PM Expert)

    The first part of the course examines the possibility of applying information technologies used in project management: “Project Management using Microsoft Project Professional (basic course)”, “Advanced Microsoft Project Professional usage”. The course introduces the principles, methods and practical techniques for developing time schedule from defining the content and development of necessary project structures, to analysis calculation and plan optimization. Audience gets familiar with the tools of resource conflicts solving, methods of time and cost project optimization. The course focuses on the formation of a systematic approach to communication management in the project. Participants are introduced to the processes of communication management, mastering the latest methods and techniques for working with information. The course presents practical steps for creating a system of optimal information exchange among project participants.

    The second part of the course is based on the provisions of the standard project management PMI PMBOK ® and allows students to master the principles of effective planning, time and budget project management, to prepare the necessary documentation (reports, budgets, schedules, etc.), study modern approaches to assess operations duration and work costs. The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge of the principles and methods of effective planning, implementation and monitoring in such areas as time and budget management. The knowledge gained during the course will improve time and budget effectiveness criteria. The course provides examples of solutions, specific recommendations and a large number of case studies and exercises.

  • Production and Supply Chain
    Core discipline of the program

    Introduction into operations
    Instructor – PhD, Professor Bowon K. (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) College of Business, South Korea)

    The course allows to explore the general principles of operations management, technology process management, process and optimal solutions simulation.

    The course covers different production systems: continuous manufacturing, discreet manufacturing, modern capabilities in engineering, industrial engineering.

    The course deals with the project management, production and supply systems optimization, production process structure analysis, the methods of production optimization and supply systems.

    Along the theoretical material the course includes practices of development optimization aimed at consolidating the gained knowledge.

    Quality management
    Key instructor — PhD, Six Sigma Train the Trainer, Diossi K.

    The course “Quality Management” aims to transform students into professionals who are ready to manage the system with the understanding of the principles of product and service quality managing system. More over, the conceptual and analytical skills developed in this course should enable the students to become quality management leaders. Students will learn how to assess the quality proceeding from a variety of functional perspectives and in the process, gain a better understanding of the problems associated with improving quality, also quality tools utilized in manufacturing and international environment.

    Production and supply chain optimization
    Key instructor – APICS Master CPIM Instructor, APICS Associate CSCP Instructor Gavrilov D.A. (Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University)
    Guest speakers – leading experts provided by SAP

    The course allows to show the actually existing production problems that affect the success or failure of the enterprise.

    The course focuses on supply chain management, use of automation tools in management and monitoring, and the effective performance evaluation of logistic chain by means of income and cost comparison. The course provides modern methods of supply chain management, inventory, special logistics projects, risk management and reengineering tools for business processes of logistics subdivisions. The course provides practical skills for assessing the efficiency of the implementation of certain logistic operations and constructing an optimal infrastructure.

    The course is supposed to give students understanding of the main approaches and principles of production management on the base of techniques presented in the materials of international association of operations management APICS.
    The principles and methods of production and supply management with review of strategical (operation strategy development), tactical (generation of extensive plans) and operation (generation of operation schedule for production and procurement) levels of prodution and supply management are studied during the course.

    The key course topics:
    1. Development of the production and supply chain managment strategy (operation strategy).
    2. Supply chain management. Supply chain risks management.
    3. Production
    4. General structure of production and procurement planning system.
    5. Strategies of product positioning (industrial strategies).
    6. Extensive Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) as a process of integrated middle-term demand planning, needs for manufacturing recourses and financial planning.
    7. Development of a Master Production Schedule (MPS).
    8. Material Recourse Planning (MRP) and Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP).
    9. Material procurement and stocks. Procurement and Inventory Management.
    10. Operation management of executing production orders.
    11. The basic concepts of improving the enterprise production system.

  • Systems Engineering
    Core discipline of the program

    Systems engineering – introduction
    Key instructor — PhD Borodkin A.A. (Мoscow Boeing Design Center)
    Guest speaker —ScD, Professor, Crowley E. (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

    Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach as well as means of successful systems realization. It focuses on defining customer’s needs and functional requirements at the early stage of design, documentation requirements, design synthesis and system validation for considering complex problems including operations, performance, testing, manufacturing, cost and schedule. This course points out the links between systems engineering and fundamentals of decision-making theory, statistics and optimization. It also introduces the most current, commercially successful methods of systems engineering.

    Engineering systems design
    Key instructor — Doctor of Technical Sciences, Romanov A.A. (JSC “Russian space systems”)

    Generation of technical, cost and qualifying requirements to the system. Definition of main systems components and their interrelations. Generation of technical, cost and qualifying requirements to the system components. Use of industry standards and state requirements. Selection of performance indicators and its use in making design decisions. Feasibility study. Development of design documentation and its approval, the basics of design and prototyping. Prototyping design/breadboard modeling.

    Industrialization (Pilot product development, it’s testing and optimization)
    Instructor – PhD Park K. (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) College of Business, South Korea)

    Pre-production engineering. Pilot manufacturing process. Evaluation of full scale manufacturing capacity, scale and risk analyse. Definition of full scale manufacturing process, testing and optimization of manufacturing process, pilot production.

  • National innovation system
    Course mandated by the RF standards
    Instructor — PhD Danilin I.V. (Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia)

    The course forms an understanding of modern innovation systems, innovation processes, ways and means of their realization – on the national policy and corporate levels.

    Attendees learn the basics of innovation economics, innovation development trends; specifics of high-technology goods and knowledge-intensive services markets; composition, functionality, and tendencies of evolution of National Innovation Systems (NIS) – including formation of Global Innovation System. Basic NIS models are highlighted (for most developed and catching-up economies); general and comparative analysis of several NIS is presented (USA, Japan, optionally – Western European economies, China and Russia) with elaborated description of evolution, institutional system and instruments of Russian innovation policy. Analysis of modern Corporate Innovation Systems is presented, as well as basic tools of their functional realization is revealed –with of origin and operation countries NIS model specifics.

  • Economics and IP rights
    Essential course of the program
    Instructor — PhD Revinskiy O.V. (Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property (RSAIP))

    The course focuses on acquiring skills intellectual property results effective management, its involvement in economic and civil turnover. Reviewing of intellectual property not only in terms of its protection, but also in terms of its practical value. Market value of intellectual activity results. The course examines the legislation, both Russian and international, on the valuation of intellectual property, as well as subjects of legal relations in the sphere of intellectual property.

    The course covers the concepts, functions and value of intellectual property in the development of society, the formation and development of legislation in the field of intellectual property, the goals and objectives of intellectual property management.

    The key course topics:
    1. Legislation on patent and copyright law.
    2. Patent Information (local and foreign), including remote databases.
    3. Patenting of inventions, utility models, industrial designs.
    4. Foreign patenting.
    5. Registration of computer programs, databases, typologies chips.
    6. Registration of trademarks, service marks and identification of the origin state.
    7. The delegation of rights on intellectual property (alienation, licenses).
    8. Patent disputes, jurisprudence.
    9. Examination of equipment for novelty.
    10. Management of intellectual property rights objects.

    The course provides examples of solutions, specific recommendations and a large number of case studies and exercises.