MSc Engineers for Smart Cities

Knowledge for human-centered cities

Today more than half of the world’s population lives in cities

And this proportion is expected to further increase by 2050. To manage our cities effectively and sustainably has thus become essential to preserve and optimize resources and improve the well-being of citizens.

In recent years, a new concept of Smart City has emerged to tackle modern cities’ issues and make urban development more sustainable and liveable. Most cities across the world are undergoing this transformation triggered by the ongoing digital transition contributing to innovate urban infrastructures and to provide efficient services to citizens.

Understanding the Smart City

The aim of the program is to explore the interdependence of urban systems and appraise the emerging innovations and business solutions deployed in smart cities. The city of Nice, one of the world’s smartest cities, is our living lab and participants may benefit from the local university-government-industry cooperation powered by Université Côte d’Azur’s Mediterranean Institute for Risks, Environment and Sustainable Development (IMREDD).

The MSc Engineers for Smart Cities offers an advanced multidisciplinary study experience focused on Smart Cities as well as the innovations and business solutions driven by the transition towards more sustainable urban environments.

This program is designed for graduates and experienced practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds with a common interest in smart cities and innovation. Current participants have diverse academic and professional backgrounds, such as engineering, architecture and urban design, business administration and management, environmental sciences, etc.

The MSc Engineers for Smart Cities equips participants with the necessary skills for current and future jobs related to design, deployment, management, and operation of sustainable urban systems.  It aims to foster professionals capable of developing, implementing and managing innovative projects around the smart city: a sustainable, connected, integrated, attractive, and liveable city.

Come and join us to create the city of the future together!

Duration

12 months

Language

100% English

Credits

60 ECTS

Tuition Fees

10.000 euros

Duration

12 months

Language

100% English

Credits

60 ECTS

Tuition Fees

10.000 euros

Learning and COVID-19

Taking into consideration the practical orientation of the study program, the courses are carried out on campus. Nevertheless, students facing constraints to come to France can join the program remotely. Our virtual learning platform enables continuous access to lectures, study materials, and interaction with peers and lecturers.

Learning and COVID-19

Taking into consideration the practical orientation of the study program, the courses are carried out on campus. Nevertheless, students facing constraints to come to France can join the program remotely. Our virtual learning platform enables continuous access to lectures, study materials, and interaction with peers and lecturers.

Program highlights

Hands-on</br>Project

Hands-on
Project

Students engage in a 6-month real-case project related to a Smart City issue in energy, mobility, urban environment, urban design…

Study Trip</br>to a Smart City

Study Trip
to a Smart City

A unique opportunity to visualize, experience and exchange information with industry professionals in one of the world’s Smart Cities

On-site</br>Visits

On-site
Visits

The visits to our industrial partners are unique opportunities allowing students to visualize, experience and exchange information with professionals.

Extracurricular</br>Activities

Extracurricular
Activities

Cultural and team building events are organized on a monthly basis, the first being the Welcome Weekend upon students’ arrival in Nice.

Coaching</br> &nbsp

Coaching
 

Creation of a fruitful dialogue helping students to make great choices and decisions for themselves.

Workshops &</br>Practical Courses

Workshops &
Practical Courses

Interactions between students and professionals create ideal conditions to share expertise, practical knowledge, insights and innovative ideas around Smart City

Smart City careers

Participants will acquire the requisite skills for a career in private companies, consultancies, engineering firms, as well as public-sector organizations, involved in projects to develop products and services related to smart cities and sustainable urbanization.

A variety of Smart City positions includes:

Project manager in mobility, smart buildings, energy, environment…

Consultant in territorial and urban strategies, sustainable development…

Advisory positions in local, regional, governmental and international institutions

Urban architect, urban planner

Innovation manager for urban services and territories

Urban engineers and R&D engineers, etc.

Local development leader, urban renewal project manager

Smart City careers

Participants will acquire the requisite skills for a career in private companies, consultancies, engineering firms, as well as public-sector organizations, involved in projects to develop products and services related to smart cities and sustainable urbanization.

A variety of Smart City positions includes:

Project manager in mobility, smart buildings, energy, environment…

Consultant in territorial and urban strategies, sustainable development…

Advisory positions in local, regional, governmental and international institutions

Urban architect, urban planner

Innovation manager for urban services and territories

Urban engineers and R&D engineers, etc.

Local development leader, urban renewal project manager

Apply

on the e-candidat platform

Apply online

Your application is reviewed and you're invited to an interview (online or in person)

Interview

Your application is reviewed and you’re invited to an interview (online or in person)
We inform you about our decision

Admission

We inform you about our decision

CANDIDATE PROFILE

This study program is suitable for initial and continuing education candidates with a higher education degree in relevant fields: engineering, environmental science, architecture, urban planning, geography, computer science, social science, business administration, management, or an appropriate professional experience in a smart city-relevant field.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Qualification equivalent to a 4-year degree or professional experience

English language proficiency equivalent to CEFR B2 level

Calendar

Deadline for applications: June 15, 2022

Start date: September 5, 2022

Timetable

Lectures from September to February

Internship (4 to 6 months) from March to August

Study Trip: One week in December-January

on the e-candidat platform

Apply online

Our team reviews your application and invites you to an interview (online or in person)

Interview

Our team reviews your application and invites you to an interview (online or in person)
You will be notified of the final decision on your application.

Admission

You will be notified of the final decision on your application.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Qualification equivalent to a 4-year degree or professional experience

English language proficiency equivalent to CEFR B2 level

Calendar

Deadline for applications: June 15, 2022

Start date: September 5, 2022

End date: September 4, 2023

Timetable

Lectures from September to February

Internship (4 to 6 months) from March to August

Study Trip: One week in December-January

Apply

on the e-candidat platform

Apply online

Your application is reviewed and you're invited to an interview

Interview

Your application is reviewed and you’re invited to an interview
We inform you about our decision

Admission

We inform you about our decision

CANDIDATE PROFILE

This study program is suitable for initial and continuing education candidates with a higher education degree in relevant fields: engineering, environmental science, architecture, urban planning, geography, computer science, social science, business administration, management, or an appropriate professional experience in a smart city-relevant field.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Qualification equivalent to a 4-year degree or professional experience

English language proficiency equivalent to CEFR B2 level

Calendar

Deadline for applications: June 15, 2022

Start date: September 5, 2022

End date: September 4, 2023

Timetable

Lectures from September to February

Internship (4 to 6 months) from March to August

Study Trip: One week in December-January

Student
testimonials

Study trip
to a smart city

Each year students organise a study trip to another Smart City in the world. Singapore, Barcelona, Paris… What will our next destination be? It’s up to you to decide!

Continuing education

Our innovative and intellectually challenging program is tailored to also suit industry professionals and government officials seeking personal enrichment and professional development within a dynamic and supportive environment that also promotes valuable professional networks.

A modular format of the study program offers you the flexibility to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments. Bespoke and in-house courses may also be organized to suit an organization’s needs.

Upon successful completion of one or more modules, participants are awarded a certificate from Université Côte d’Azur.

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Eugenie BALTAGA

Recruitment and Student Management Coordinator

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Arianna CALZA

Curriculum and Continuing Education Coordinator

Université Côte d’Azur – IMREDD
Institut Méditerranéen du Risque, de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable

9 rue Julien Lauprêtre – Technopôle Nice Méridia
06200 Nice

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