24 months
13000 EUR/year
13000 EUR/year
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This Economics for Smart Cities and Climate Policy Program at École Polytechnique is a two-year program entirely taught in English. It is designed for highly qualified and internationally oriented students.

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This Economics for Smart Cities and Climate Policy Program at École Polytechnique will provide you with the know-how to navigate the current trends shaping 21st-century metropolitan economies. It involves applying advanced quantitative methods to the study of new and transforming metropolitan areas and their competitive environments.

The teaching is firmly oriented towards the business world, and relies on a combination of theoretical methodology and real-world case studies. The Economics for Smart Cities and Climate Policy Master’s Program has developed strong links with industrial and academic partners from various related fields, namely real estate, finance, energy, international organizations, transportation and ministries. Institutions and companies partnered with the Program include the World Bank, SNI, EDF and SNCF, to name a few.

Career Prospects

The Economics for Smart Cities and Climate Policy Program is tailored towards students who wish to pursue careers as executives or economic advisors within modern public or private institutions. The Program provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to succeed in their chosen career. A number of different career paths are available after the degree:

  • Managerial positions in various industries, such as transportation, energy, environment, commercial real estate, urban and infrastructure management, and services
  • Economic advisory positions in local, regional, governmental and international institutions
  • Consultancy positions, making the most of the invaluable market knowledge gained from the Program
  • To find out more about the careers guidance provided at École Polytechnique, please visit our dedicated pages.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Economics and Real Estate
  • Environmental Economics and Policies in Cities
  • Econometrics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Industrial Organization
  • Traffic and Transportation systems in urban contexts
  • Applied Econometrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application calendar:

Round 1: 3rd November 2021 to 2nd December 2021

Round 2: 12th January 2022 to 10th March 2022

Round 3: 23rd March 2022 to 21st April 2022


140 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Entry in Year 1 : bachelor’s degree in economics, mathematics, civil engineering and/or transportation studies, or a French engineering degree (diplôme d'ingénieur).

Entry in Year 2 : master’s degree or M1 in economics, or a French engineering degree (diplôme d'ingénieur), with a background in quantitative economics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Palaiseau

640 - 950 EUR /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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