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.
– 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.
– public presentation;
– critical writing;
– strategic thinking;
After finishing the programme, students can find work as:
• City managers, who can understand the full potential of information technologies in order to optimize the efficiency of their cities, and are capable of implementing new principles that can improve a city’s performance;
• Architects, who understand the city in all of its aspects and are capable of engaging in urban design;
• Private sector specialists, who are engaged in developing, maintaining and/or managing a city and its urban services and products, and who are also capable of integrating IT developments into work processes;
• IT experts, who can understand the performance of a city with the end goal of developing new applications, which can be implemented on a city-wide scale.
Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top universities, the Higher School of Economics is a leader in Russian education and one of the preeminent economics and social sciences universities in eastern Europe and Eurasia. Having rapidly grown into a well-renowned research university over two decades, HSE sets itself apart with its international presence and cooperation.
HSE faculty, researchers, and students represent over 50 countries, and are dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards.
Students will have all of the privileges and advantages of studying at HSE, including access to dormitories, library, discounts and all HSE facilities.
The international Master’s programme ‘Prototyping Future Cities’ is offered at Shukhov Lab at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow. Shukhov Lab is a member of the FAB LAB global network of laboratories. Its research is focused on experimental urban design. In addition, fabrication of emerging prototypes is a key feature of the Master’s programme. At Shukhov Lab, students have full-time access to such technological resources as 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, etc. Here, young innovators develop the most adventurous and boldest architectural and design ideas, while also working closely with leading experts on a daily basis.
The laboratory, named after the famous Russian engineer who worked in the building for more than 20 years and located in the heart of Moscow, only 10 minutes walk from the Kremlin.