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