MSc Energy for Smart Cities

Sustainable energy engineering for an urbanised world

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.

The programme adds depth and breadth to your technical and engineering knowledge, equips you with business skills and innovation management techniques, and connects you to the latest thinking on urban development in a changing society. As a result you will be able to play a key role in developing smart, secure and sustainable energy for functional and resource-efficient urban communities.

Throughout the MSc Energy for Smart Cities programme, 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. Companies including ABB, Everis, COMSA Corporación, Colruyt Group, Port of Antwerp and imec are actively engaged in the programme, as are start-ups like SiarQ, Ionseed, Enervalis and EnergyID and the municipalities of Barcelona and Antwerp.

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:

The EIT Label is a quality seal awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to a KIC educational programme that has been assessed positively by the EIT on the implementation of the EIT Quality Assurance and Learning Enhancement (EIT QALE) system and the application of specific quality criteria with focus on the EIT Overarching Learning Outcomes (EIT OLOs), robust entrepreneurship education, highly integrated, innovative ‘learning-by-doing’ curricula, international mobility and outreach. For more information please check here.

Discover more

Find out more about the technical, engineering and business content of the MSc Energy for Smart Cities programme, check the course structure and syllabus, and get more details on internships, summer schools, complementary training, your international study journey and your thesis work.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship journey

Ideate, experiment, innovate. Take on real-world business challenges and travel from Barcelona to Antwerp to Amsterdam, mastering the analytical skills, the market insights, the entrepreneurial techniques and the strategic networks to take your idea from concept to prototype – and beyond.

Learning beyond the lecture hall

Add depth to your studies and gain unique perspectives throughout your two years with InnoEnergy. Find out how you can engage directly with some of the biggest and most exciting companies in the field, meet business and technical experts, gain hands-on experience, and start building your own personal European network.

Qualifications and learning outcomes

The Master’s in Energy for Smart Cities is the perfect launchpad for an exciting future – whatever you want it to be. Find out how you get your double degree, as well as the learning outcomes and skills that it represents.

Meet our students and graduates

Don’t just take out word for it – find out what current students, recent graduates – and their employers – think of the Master’s in Energy for Smart Cities, why they chose the programme, and what they plan to do next.

Application process

Want to take your career in sustainable and alternative energy to the next step? Find out how to apply for the MSc Energy for Smart Cities programme here.

Fees and funding

We want our programmes to be available to the best students, whatever their circumstances, thus  scholarships are available for the most exceptional applicants to each programme. Find out more about programme fees and sources of financial support here.