Master's programmes in Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (SENSE)

The joint master's programmes in Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (SENSE) is offered by seven European universities through KIC InnoEnergy. The programme is the starting point for your career in engineering, designing or managing the smart electrical grids of the future. As new technologies transform the energy infrastructure and enable greater use of renewables and more efficient energy consumption, the opportunities for innovative ideas, new businesses and creative engineers are growing.

Application closed

Application to this programme closed 27 January 2017

Application round 1: 9 January 2017 – 26 February 2017
Scholarships and fee waivers available for the best applicants from all nationalities in round 1. Scholarships and fee waivers only available for the best EU applicants in round 2.
Additional information at KIC InnoEnergy Master school

Degree awarded: Master of Science or Engineering, double degree
Language of instruction: English
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Programme start: Late August
Location at KTH: KTH Campus, Stockholm
School: School of Electrical Engineering (at KTH)

For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the programme coordinator.

Contact information for programme

Smart Electrical Networks and Systems at KTH

The joint master’s programme in Smart Grids develops your skills in electrical power engineering, business skills, and innovation management. By connecting you to the leading players in Europe’s transition to smarter grids, the programme places you at the heart of the international power industry.

Throughout the programme you will have exceptional opportunities to engage directly with major commercial and research organisations that are actively involved in advancing technologies for smart grids and systems. ABB, Vattenfall and the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) are all involved in the programme, alongside smaller niche players and start-ups in the smart grid ecosystem.

The joint master’s programme in Smart Grids is an international programme for an international industry. You will join students from all over the world for two years at two different universities and one of Europe’s leading business schools. After successfully completing the programme and your thesis, you will receive a double diploma in the form of a master’s degree from two of the following institutions:

  • International Master of Science in Electrical Engineering for Smart Grids and Buildings, from INP: Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
  • Master of Science, from KTH: Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Master of Engineering: Energy, from KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Master of Electrical Engineering, from TU/e: Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Master of Energy Engineering, from UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, Spain

The programme is accredited by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).



The joint master’s programme in Smart Grids prepares you for a global career in electrical power engineering, especially in the fast-growing field of restructuring existing power grids into smart grids. For students who want to enhance the reliability of electric power delivery, minimise the cost of electric energy, encourage the use of new generating sources and increase the penetration of renewable energy sources in the energy mix, the programme is the perfect starting point.

The programme’s emphasis on understanding, modelling and analysing the principles behind electric power generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation on a broad scale, gives you a comprehensive understanding of the key issues surrounding the transition to smart grids.

In addition, the business management and entrepreneurial aspects of the programme enable you to assess the potential and risk of new products, solutions or services from both a business and technical perspective, develop new ideas, and take them from technical concept to commercially viable product.

The programme therefore opens up a wide choice of career paths, including taking leadership roles in grid operations and planning, big data handling, system design, virtual power plants, micro-grid development, and even business creation. Equally, the programme prepares you for continued research at higher academic institutions.

* Smart Electrical Networks and Systems is also listed within subject area energy and sustainable development.

Changes in the programme may occur.

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