12 months
21240 EUR/year
15935 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master's Degree in Smart Grids (MSG) at Comillas Pontifical University is a Master of Science Degree with 90 ECTS credits, taught by the University of Strathclyde and the ICAI School of Engineering, in close collaboration with Iberdrola.


The main objective of the Smart Grids program from Comillas Pontifical University is to respond to the growing demand for engineers, needed to lead the ongoing process of the digitalization of the electric grid.

This program provides students with a detailed understanding of the operation and planning of grids under this new paradigm, along with new business opportunities and models that are arising in this constantly changing field. It has been developed in close collaboration with Iberdrola. This alliance guarantees both the practical component, thanks to the participation of industry, and the academic rigor of the courses.

The international experience is one of the most interesting features of the program

One of the most interesting features of the program is the intensive international experience offered. Students not only spend one semester in both Spain and Scotland, but also carry out internships at any of the international offices of Iberdrola in Spain, Scotland, the USA and Brazil.

Career & Academic Prospects

The objective of the program is to develop expertise in both the Power Systems and Telecommunications dimensions of Smart Grids.Academic excellence, together with internships in real-life projects taking place in a leading company such as Iberdrola, make it possible to acquire new skills, which are in demand in the energy industry.This type of professional profile is already in high demand in the energy industry all around the world.

Programme Structure


  • Fundamentals of Power or Fundamentals of Telecommunications
  • Regulation and New Business Models
  • Operation and Planning of Future Distribution Networks
  • Telecommunications for Smart Grids
  • Offshore and Pan European Supergrids

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The student's academic transcript (80%), letters of recommendation, cover letter and, if applicable, an interview (20%) will be taken into consideration.
  • Advanced level of English is required (C1 European Level minimum)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21240 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21240 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15935 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15935 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Madrid

745 - 1260 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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