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 industrial 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 ComsaEnte, 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 in the form of a double diploma:

The MSc Energy for Smart Cities programme is labeled by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Discover more

Find out more about the technical and business content of the MSc Energy for Smart Cities programme, project work, Master’s thesis, and course structure and syllabus.

Your path to the future

Our graduates’ careers are as diverse as their backgrounds. Find out more about them, their career plans – and your own future options.

Your connection to the industry

Direct interaction with the companies that are involved in smart city design, challenge-led projects, guest lectures and more to put you at the heart of the industry. Find out more here.

Your international journey

Your first year in one country, your second in another, and events and summer schools across Europe. Find out how this programme will kick start your international career.

Application process

Want to take your career in sustainable energy for smart cities to the next step? Find out how to apply for the Master’s in Energy for Smart Cities programme here.