MSc SENSE – Master’s in Smart Electrical Networks and Systems

Innovative ideas. Creative engineers. The smart grid of the future.


The Master’s in Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (MSc SENSE) is the starting point for your career in engineering, designing or managing the smart electrical grids of the future. As new technologies transform the energy infrastructure and enable greater use of renewables and more efficient energy consumption, the opportunities for innovative ideas, new businesses and creative engineers are growing.

This programme develops your skills in electrical power engineering, business skills, and innovation management. By connecting you to the leading players in Europe’s transition to smarter grids, MSc SENSE places you at the heart of the international power industry.

Throughout the programme you will have exceptional opportunities to engage directly with major commercial and research organisations that are actively involved in advancing technologies for smart grids and systems. ABB, Vattenfall and the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) are all involved in the programme, alongside smaller niche players and start-ups in the smart grid ecosystem.

MSc SENSE is an international programme for an international industry. You will join students from all over the world for two years at two different universities and one of Europe’s leading business schools. After successfully completing the programme and your thesis, you will receive a double diploma in the form of a Master’s degree from two of the following institutions:

 The MSc SENSE 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 SENSE programme, the 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 major players in Europe’s electric power industry, internships, and in-house training at research centres 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 the possibility of completing a summer school in a third. Find out how your journey across Europe kick starts your international career.

Application process

Want to take your career in sustainable and smart electricity to the next step? Find out how to apply for the MSc SENSE programme here.