Master's Degree

Smart Cities

1st Edition
Master's Degree in Smart Cities
Master's Degree in Smart Cities
Code: 170018
Typology: Master's Degree
Credits: 60 ECTS
Language: English
Initial date: 18/10/2017
End date: 07/09/2018
Last session face-to-face session: 10/02/2018

1st Block On-site: From 18th October 2017 to 10th of February 2018, on-site weekly courses Wednesday and Thursday from 18 to 21h, Friday from 17 to 21h and Saturday from 9 to 14h.

2nd Block On-line: From 11th of February 2018 to 7th September 2018, on-line development of the city project (February to April) and the master thesis (May to July). The city project practicum work includes 2 visits to the city, one during the first week of February and another one during the last week of March. The master thesis is developed entirely on-line.

Place of completion: Polytechnic School of the University of Girona and Science and Technology Park of the University of Girona
Spaces: 60

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Who are you targeting?

University graduates from any area of specialisation who are interested in Smart Cities. We’re open to any specialisation because we understand that the Smart City concept is broad and cross-disciplinary, ranging from more tech-oriented profiles to more social or economic ones. As such, our master’s degree committee decides student admissions on a case-by-case basis, examining the merits of each CV.

Admission requirements

Candidates for our master’s degree must be university graduates from any specialisation with an interest in Smart Cities. Non-graduates may also apply to enrol on the master’s degree programme and, if admitted, will receive a certificate of attendance. The master’s degree committee will decide on the admission of applicants on a case-by-case basis, depending on their experience and CVs (please, send your CV to the email adress


Middle-sized cities require independent consultancy services for the adoption of global best practices in Smart Cities. In order to meet their needs, the students who enrol on our Master’s Degree in Smart Cities begin the solve real city problems right from the start of their studies with a view to finding future employment in leading consultancy firms, companies and  organisations around the world, as well as in important research centres. We are incredibly proud of the fantastic work they’re doing in solving these real needs of cities. We offer the only official master’s degree on this theme in Spain, and indeed Europe. We’re unique in the world in terms of how we assist cities. If you want to be the next leader in smart cities leader, come and join us!
Our programme also includes two additional diplomas, designed as submodules of the full master’s degree. They can be completed separately and subsequently count towards the full master’s degree (courses completed within either of the two diplomas will automatically be included when enrolling on the master’s degree):

Specialist Diploma in Smart Urban Technologies (33 ECTS credits):
This diploma has been designed as a module contained within the master’s degree described above. The course runs concurrently with the master’s degree, sharing the same schedule and calendar but with fewer credits.

Diploma in Innovation for Smart City Projects (15 ECTS credits):
This diploma only includes the city project and the prior preparation workshop week. It’s designed for professionals with the aim of broadening their experience in different cities around the world.


The main goal of the master’s degree is to train professionals to lead cross-disciplinary teams for Smart City projects anywhere in the world. Our master’s degree aims to offer university graduates specific training in information technologies, city planning and socioeconomics in order to deal with present-day challenges in modern cities.

During the master’s degree our students complete an on-site practicum in different cities around the world where they develop real smart city projects working alongside city public authorities. Students who complete the programme will be qualified to work in the new and promising profession of smart urban technologist, an advantageous position from which to enter the incipient market for smart city solutions and consulting, as well as to deepen their knowledge in research careers.

Professional outings

Due to the length and credit value of the two diplomas, they are geared more towards working professionals who wish to complete the master’s degree in the near future but on a progressive basis (diploma modules count towards the full master’s degree; courses completed as part of either of the two diplomas will automatically be validated on enrolling on the full master’s degree in the future):

The master’s degree and diplomas offer good professional opportunities for:
– Professional consultancy and entrepreneurship.
– Public administration.
– Technology and research centres.
– R&D departments in small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as in large companies.
– Technology-based departments in engineering firms and companies dedicated to innovation and the implementation of technological solutions.

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