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Master in Electrical Engineering for smart grids and buildings



  • Degree awarded Master
  • Duration 2-year program


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


Graduating from this master you will gain expertise in managing the current and future energy chain within its environmental and societal aspects. You will be able to take up the challenges associated with the new energy paradigm. You will receive solid engineering knowledge in economics, sociology, regulation and the convergence between ICT and energy (Cyber Physical Systems).

Our teaching method is a gradual approach towards autonomy and knowledge appropriation: traditional lectures, tutorials, applying knowledge on technological platforms shared with research or software packages, multidisciplinary practical projects, and visits. Our engineering training actively involves our industrial partners who often give lectures, lab workshops and visits. Having close relations between education, research and industry is a long- standing Grenoble tradition. Our education program is oriented to develop an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.

Why choose this master?
• More than a century of tradition in Industrial Power Systems, Research and Innovation
• Smart Grids and Buildings are corner stones of Smart Cities in our digital societies
• Quality of the training, great amount of practical work, availability of the professors
and supporting staff
• Strong connection with industry, most of the Master Thesis is done within companies,
many job opportunities in France and abroad
• A cutting-edge research environment providing numerous PhD positions
• Excellent international atmosphere, intercultural experience, and fast integration
among local students



  • Training partners




    • Alstom
    • Atos Worldgrid
    • CEA
    • Schneider Electric
    • Supergrid Institute
    • Eaton
    • 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


Entry requirements

Applications for the 2024-2025 intake are open until May 31, 2024.

► Applications requirements:
  • English language:
    -You must have the equivalent of a B2 level and provide one of the following test: TOEFL IBT: 72 and upper  / TOEFL ITP: 543 and upper / TOEIC Listening and reading: 785 and upper / TOEIC speaking and writing : 160 and upper /  IELTS: 5.5 and upper
    - If English is your education language you do not need to provide a language test but you must provide a certificate from your university stating that English is the medium of instructions.
    - If you are native from an English-speaking country, you do not need to provide any document.
  • Academic requirements:
    - Your GPA should be at least 3 out of 4 (or 4 out of 5) on the core subjects related to the master.
    - To apply to Master 1st year: Bachelor or Engineering degree related to Electrical Engineering. If you are in your last year of Bachelor/Engineering degree: an official letter with date of graduation.
    - To apply to Master 2nd year: Bachelor or Engineering degree including courses in Electrical Engineering. You should be at minimum in your 4th year of higher education (either in Master 1st or Bachelor 4th).
  • This master is only open to international students.

The Master SGB is a highly competitive academic program (duration: two years, M1-M2 levels). Applicants selection is done on the basis of prior academic and/or scientific achievement as documented by their academic background and results.

For students with a foreign degree, applications are definitely authorized by the Committee for Academic Accreditation at Grenoble university (CVA). Several meetings are organized several times a year (February, March, April, May, June) to select applications from abroad.
► Application:
Application link: https://applicationform.grenoble-inp.fr/FSA2/676?lang=en

Required documents to upload on the platform:
- Language certificate or certificate of studies in English (unless English native)
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- All academic grade transcripts available (bachelor or engineering degree)
- Diploma or certificate of achievement, or letter of graduation
- Cover letter
- Recommendation letter(s)

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.


  ► Tuition fees:

Tuition rates for academic year 2023/24
  • For European students (European Union, European Economic Area, Andorra or Switzerland) and for students from Quebec fees will be: €1,473 per year*
  • For non EU-students fees will be: €5,000 per year*

*Fees are indicative for the current academic year, pease note that all students will also have to pay the campus tax of €100 (Contribution Vie Étudiante et de Campus) upon enrollment.

Scholarships: you can find information on: https://www.grenoble-inp.fr/en/academics/incoming-scholarships

*The international office will apply on your behalf to the IDEX and Eiffel scholarship programmes. We therefore kindly ask you to refrain from sending a separate application to these programmes.

► Getting organized
For information on housing, daily life, visas: https://international.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/getting-organized




Academic information

Program Director
Vincent Debusschere

Administrative Contact


  • Course duration 2-year program
  • Internships mandatory



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

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Further learning opportunities

Internship or Master Thesis

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