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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 rates for academic year 2020/21

For European students (nationals of a member country of the European Union, the European Economic Area, Andorra or Switzerland) and for students from Quebec.
Tuition charges will be: €1,473 per year

For non EU-students
Tuition charges will be: €4,243 per year.

For the academic year 2020/2021, on account of the Covid-19 health crisis, the Grenoble Institute of Technology has decided to support non-EU students.
The non-EU candidates who are accepted by the Institute for an international Master degree will pay 4243 € instead of 5000 €.

This partial exemption will apply only for the academic year 2020/2021. »

And before completing their administrative registration with a higher education institution, students will have to pay off €91 Contribution Vie Étudiante et de Campus (CVEC).

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

You can apply here: Start your online application   Deadline on May 15th, 2020

The students who reside in one of the following countries have also to apply throught the "Etudes en France" procedure:
Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, the Republic of the Congo, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Egypt, United States, Gabon, Guinea, Haïti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Taiwan, Tchad, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam.



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.

You can find information on :

The admission office will apply on your behalf to the Eiffel, IDEX or Grenoble INP Foundation scholarship programme. We therefore kindly ask you to refrain from sending a separate application to these programmes.

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 July 24, 2020

Université Grenoble Alpes