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Master in Electrical Engineering for smart grids and buildings

Raphael Caire

Cities experience profound technological changes converging both through the smart grid where the buildings are an essential link via active consumers. This Master relies on the outstanding scientific and technological environment of Grenoble in the field of energy.

Raphael Caire, Program Director

Why choose the program

  • Grids and Building, a major concern for our societies

  • Quality of the training, amazing level of practical works, availability of the professors and supporting staff

  • Strong connection with industry, most of Master Thesis within companies, job opportunities in France and abroad

  • Cutting edge research environment providing numerous PhD positions

  • Perfect international atmosphere, Intercultural experience, fast integration among local students


The master in electrical engineering for Smart Grids and Buildings proposes a 20 month full time 120 ECTS state-of-art technical training in smart energy management in buildings and power grids together with economic, societal and cultural aspects to prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow, managing the total energy chain (production, distribution, use)..
1st year 2nd year
Semester 7
Semester 8
Semester 9
Semester 10

Crédit : @ERDF

Boosting your skills in these fields of tomorrow

Do you want to know more about smart grid and buildings ?



"Industrial oriented, strong connection with companies, and a lot of chances of carrying out internship in companies"

Yixiao, China


"The level of practical work is very amazing and interesting. The professors are take charge of the students need and I enjoy the practical sessions"

Brida, Cameroun  


"The teachers are highly qualified, the school has an excellent infrastructure, the subjects are interesting and related to the topic"

Pollyanna Christinne, Brazil

Practical informations

Tuition fees

  • On 2020-21 academic year they will be approximately 5000.00 € / year.
Grants are available and training period in companies are paid
And before completing their administrative registration with a higher education institution, students will have to pay off the 91€ ‘Contribution Vie Étudiante et de Campus (CVEC).

12 000 euros/year if  you have stopped your studies for more than 2 years (Lifelong learning)

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor degree in either Science (BSc) or Engineering (BEng) including courses in electrical Engineering
  • English language: B1 level. TOEFL: computer-based: 140 / IBT: 60  / paper-based : 457. TOEFL institution code is 6050, Department : Ense3
    TOEIC : 550 -   IELTS: 4.5
  • The application will open on beginning of November
Start your online application


Coming to study, “settling in” and living at Grenoble

The cost of living


You can find all the funding schemes available for your course in Grenoble on the CampusFrance website.
Leaflet :  Master Electrical Engineering for Smart grids and Buildings leaflet


Major Partnerships

Alstom, Atos Worldgrid, CEA, Schneider Electric, Supergrid Institute, and Eaton and EDF.


As Schneider Electric representative, involved in Smart Grids strategy and offer roadmap, I confirm that the initiative of creating a Master to offer to the Industry very well trained engineers on the different and new aspects of Smart Grids is very much welcome. In addition we are proud in participating to this initiative in bringing our expertise on markets and interoperability technics and related issues.

This initiative you have set up should actually be spread on a larger scale to fit the coming industry knowledge needs.

Laurent Guise, Schneider Electric

Internship or Master Thesis

The 9 laboratories at Ense³ regularly host international students performing / carrying out an internship or a master thesis.


Date of update October 16, 2019

Grenoble INP Institut d'ingénierie Univ. Grenoble Alpes