Master in Energy for Smart Cities is a 2 year joint program offered in collaboration with 4 European universities. The program combines aspects of energy management, urban planning, engineering and innovation skills. Master in energy for smart cities has excellent collaboration with industrial partners, small companies (start ups) and internationally renowned businesses curating the needs of the field and the student. University partner help in curriculum design, selectrion process, job opportunities, internships and Master’s thesis support. Experts from the private sector, municipalities and other government bodies also take classes and give guest lectures.
Master in Energy for Smart Cities Description
Students can chose to study at either KU Leuven, Belgium or KTH: Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden during their first year while combining electrical and mechanical engineering courses with energy-related socio-economic subjects. In the second year, student can attend KU Leuven, Belgium, KTH, Sweden INP: Grenoble Institute of Technology, France or UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, Spain. Students in the program engage with industry, learning through real life challenges and entrepreneurship school.
Master in energy for smart cities graduates develop (1) an excellent understanding of mechanical technology, electrical energy process, applied theromodynamics, operation/design of electrical and mechanical energy systems, (2) knowledge of socioeconomic contexts and ethical frameworks in terms of sustainable energy for smart cities, (3) communication skills to discuss and present ideas with technical and non technical audience, and (4) management, entrepreneurial and executive skills. Graduate can receive two of the following degree certificates from the following universities:
- INP: International Master of Science in Electrical Engineering for Smart Grids and Buildings, France
- KU Leuven: Master of Science: Energy, Belgium
- UPC: Master of Energy Engineering, Spain
- KTH: Master of Science, Sweden
Admission and Requirements
Undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS or equivalent in engineering (mechanical, electronic, civil, electrical) or science. The undergraduate degree should cover basic courses in electrical and mechanical engineering (thermodynamics/heat transfer, electrical energy systems, systems and control, electrical machines).
To apply for the program, candidates need to apply via online application system. Following documents are required while applying (in PDF format):
- Bachelor degree certificate and transcript (in original language and translated into English)
- Passport copy
- Motivation letter
- English proficiency certificate (IELTS: 6.5. no section below 5.5, TOEFL: 92, 22 or above in writing, CPE/CAE)
- Additional documents (work experience, internships, awards etc)
There are several application rounds for the Master’s program:
- Round 1: Oct. 21, 2019 to Nov. 17, 2019
- Round 2: Nov. 25, 2019 to Jan. 19, 2020
- Round 3: Jan. 27, 2020 to Mar. 8, 2020
- Round 4: Mar. 16, 2020 to 26 Apr. 26, 2020
- Round 5: May 4. 2020 to Jun. 7, 2020
Fees and Scholarships
For 2020 the participation fee is €15,000 per year, students who get admitted need to pay a non-refundable fee of 250 Euros. Several scholarships are available for 2020 session including; Academic excellence scholarship (limited to admission round 1 & 2) awards 15,000 Euros fee waiver and a 750 Euros monthly allowance for 24 months OR a 15000 Euros fee waiver with no monthly allowance. Energy impact scholarship (available for all admission rounds) offers 10,000 Euros in participation fee, all applicants applying to the program will be considered for this scholarship.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic results, previous education and university of the candidate along with professional background and affinity with innovation and entrepreneurship. Questions regarding the scholarship application process can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, +443331500488.