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Engineers for Smart Cities, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Engineers for Smart Cities program from Université Côte d'Azur fosters talents in developing and implementing innovative smart city projects. Experts from academia and industry propose an innovative learning experience equipping participants with the right competencies to thrive in a fast-evolving employment landscape.


The Engineers for Smart Cities program from Université Côte d'Azur is tailored also to suit government and corporate professionals seeking career development.


The aim of the program is to explore the interdependence of urban systems and how they contribute to improving citizens' quality of life. The program offers a multidisciplinary study experience focused on smart city innovations and business solutions triggered by today's challenges faced by cities and territories:

  • the urban revolution (by 2050 70% of the world population will live in cities),
  • the digital revolution (the diffusion of ICT in all sectors),
  • the climate, energy, economic and social issues imposing a new transition.

 Learning Outcomes:

  • interpret and characterize major urban systems, their development and their interconnection;
  • examine the challenges of urban development in relevant case studies;
  • analyze and critique the urban environment from theoretical and technical perspectives;
  • develop a system perspective in the form of an integrated approach to the solution of complex urban issues;
  • evaluate the impact of solutions to specific urban issues in relation to wider interconnected systems;
  • assess urban project development proposals and ideas;
  • analyze strategic and management issues triggered by the deployment of innovations for digital and sustainable cities.

Future careers

The European job market related to the management and planning of smart cities has an urgent requirement for executives capable of designing and implementing policies for the integrated management of smart cities and innovative projects. The skills acquired will enable students to work in private and public entities and deploy projects on smart city products and services.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Smart and Sustainable City
  • Business Challenges
  • Smart Mobility
  • Urban Design
  • Smart Energy
  • Urban Resilience

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The study program is suitable for graduates and experienced practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds with a common interest in smart cities and innovation.

Current participants have diverse academic and professional backgrounds such as engineering, architecture, business administration and environmental sciences.

Basic entry requirements include:

  • Qualification equivalent to a 4-year higher education degree in an appropriate subject, or an equivalent overseas qualification;
  • standard, or appropriate professional experience;
  • English language proficiency equivalent to CEFR B2 level;
  • French language proficiency equivalent to CEFR B2 level (preferred).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9996 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9996 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Nice

  • 917 - 1380 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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