Digital Control Systems

Place of Study: St. Petersburg, Russia
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science (ITMO University)
Duration: 2 years, 120 credits
Language: English
Application Deadline: 09 August 2022
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in the field of system analysis and control, traffic control systems and navigation, with excellent/good grades; CV & motivation letter; intermediate level of English*
Tuition Fee: 305,000 rubles/year for international students

Career options

Students of the program are taught to manage fundamental and applied control problems concerning the creation of qualitatively new control algorithms, as well as use these algorithms to create complex control systems. Skilled professionals in digital control systems and digital systems analysis are in high demand on the market. Graduates can work as engineers, developers and researchers at companies in this sector or research centers on robotics and modern digital technologies.


The program offers several specializations, including Control in Technical Systems conducted entirely in English. The specialization focuses on the algorithms synthesis for cyber-physical systems: quadcopters, surface vessels, manipulators, mobile rotors, etc.

Program description

In today’s fast-paced world of technological change, people might have a hard time finding a steady and rewarding job. The only way to keep up with the changing market and achieve professional and financial success is to become an expert in the field that will remain relevant for decades to come. Digital control systems will certainly continue to play a significant role in the global economy for many years ahead. Digital systems are widely used in home and industrial automation, cars, mechatronics, and robotics, etc.

The program:

The students will:

Program сontent

*The applicants are required to pass entrance examination successfully.

List of entrance examination questions

Student review

Want to know more? Read the stories of international students at the Digital Control Systems program to learn more about the major and their experiences:


"I chose this Master's degree because nowadays automation and control of digital systems are booming.

If you know how to control everything with computers, as a mechanical and electrical system,

you will have the future in your hands."



Alexander Ramos​, a student of the Digital Control Systems program




"I chose this field because I believe it has become huge and there are a lot of opportunities.

It allows you to think outside the box and improve your creative thinking:

from assembling to bringing machines to life, the entire process is very interesting."


Kharchi Taha Mohamed Samy, a student of the Digital Control Systems program



How to apply?

To apply, please fill in the application form and follow our step-by-step application guide for more details.

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Program Coordinator, Dr. Sergei Shavetov 
ITMO International Admission Office

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