• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The world’s population is increasingly urban. More than half of us now live in a city. More will do so in the future. We face new challenges in urban design, civil infrastructure and energy management. The Master’s in Energy for Smart Cities programme enables you to contribute to the solution.

Throughout the Energy for Smart Cities programme offered by InnoEnery Master's School, you will have unrivalled opportunities to engage directly with major industry players and research institutes, small specialist companies and innovative start-ups in the field of smart cities and buildings. Major enterprises such as ABB are actively engaged in the programme, as are companies like EcoBam, SiarQ, Ionseed, Enervalis, Watly, Everis, Iskra, and COMSA Corporación, and innovation support organisations such as ACC1Ó and Barcelona Activa.

MSc Energy for Smart Cities is an international, two-year programme run jointly by four European universities. You will join students from all over the world at two of these universities as well as specialist events and activities across Europe. After successfully completing the programme and your thesis, you will receive a Master’s degree from two of these institutions:

  • International Master of Science in Electrical Engineering for Smart Grids and Buildings, from Grenoble INP: Institute of Technology, France
  • Master of Science, from KTH: Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Master of Science: Energy, from KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Master of Energy Engineering, from UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, Spain

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Nuclear Energy: Basic Aspects
  • Combustion Engines
  • Numerical Methods in Energy Sciences
  • Electrical Drives; Energy Efficiency of Electrical Machines
  • Power System Calculations
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Energy Economics
  • Thermal Systems and Energy Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    • All programmes start in the autumn semester although the exact date varies depending on your programme. In general, programmes start between August and October.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

To qualify for the MSc Energy for Smart Cities programme, you need:

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree worth 180 ECTS credits or equivalent in engineering, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or science.
  • Your Bachelor’s degree must have covered the fundamentals of electrical and mechanical engineering.
  • You will also need to submit a separate letter giving your reasons for application.

This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs

  • Stockholm, Sweden

    9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs
  • Leuven, Belgium

    810 - 1280 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Barcelona, Spain

    770 - 1360 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Grenoble, France

    882 - 1220 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

There are scholarship opportunities for the top-rated applicants who are accepted on to the InnoEnergy Master’s School programmes. The number of scholarships each year may vary.

There are two types of scholarship:

  • Fee waiver, which exempts you from the participation fee only
  • Fee waiver plus monthly allowance, which exempts you from the participation fee and provides you with a living allowance of up to €750 per month, for a maximum of 24 months.

As not all scholarships cover the full cost of your studies, it may be necessary to find additional funding to fully finance your study and/or living expenses.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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