Smart Cities, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
  • English (book IELTS)


The Smart Cities program offered by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) includes using different types of tools for digital fabrication from computer aided design programs to cnc machines such as laser cutter, pcb milling machine, 3D-printer etc.

The course accepts student project ideas (requires an interview with lab representatives before applying).

The course provides students with comprehensive introduction to:
  • Implementation of product ideas through instruments of digital fabrication; 
  • Project management and development; 
  • Fabrication-oriented design and operating CNC machines.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Early bird deadline:
    • for non-EU citizens: April 16
    • for EU-citizens: May 21
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Credits
    4 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Students will gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience of:
  • Using modern CAD systems (Autodesk Fusion 360, Solidworks, Eagle, Altium);
  • Electronics design;
  • Programming;
  • Project design;
  • Project development;
  • Digital fabrication;
  • Rapid prototyping.


  • Polina Dyatlova 
  • Gleb Miroshnik
  • Konstantin Tomilin 

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

  • Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required. 
  • Applicants are expected to have at least 2 year of University level studies. 
  • Experience in one or several competences (CAD/CAM/product design/programming/electronics) is welcomed and provides better experience of participation.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 600 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 600 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Participation fee: 
  • Early bird fee: 500 euro
Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 34733 - 58700 RUB/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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