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MSc Engineers for Smart Cities

Fostering talents in Smart Cities cross-sector challenges

(1 Year Program)


" The city of tomorrow must be effective, sustainable, inclusive, and smart.

It should enable us to work, move around, let our voices be heard, and to build our dreams.

Each of us has solutions, but none of us possesses all of them.
That is why, for this degree program, we have brought together the skills of experts, both scientific and industrial, in each branch of the smart city: energy, social, transport, economy, risk, etc.

Only you are missing!

Let us build the city of tomorrow together! "


Directors of Engineers for Smart Cities







Business models challenges / 40 Hours (3.5 ECTS)

Learn to describe, create, and design business models of smart innovation; to analyze the impact of actors’ strategies on smart innovation’s economic models; and to reconsider technology acceptance issues in the context of smart cities. >>

Connected City / 40 Hours (3.5 ECTS)

Exploring trends in the ICT domain that improve wealth and social cohesion in an urban context: mobile services; ultra-broadband deployment; Internet of Things; big data; social networking expansion; and innovations in services, applications, and content. >>

Integrated Project / 144 Hours (8 ECTS)

Developed with Skema Business School and taught in a multidisciplinary fashion, this module provides real smart city project for participants to work on, thus fostering both their project management and teamwork skills. >>

Mobility and Transport / 40 Hours (3.5 ECTS)

Identifying major issues and challenges in mobility and transport systems; designing smart mobility models; assessing the future evolution of transport systems; and improving innovation in urban mobility. >>

Professional Experience / from 4 months (30 ECTS)

A 4 to 6-month internship in a private or public company or organisation in France or abroad aimed at equipping participants with professional skills in one branch of the smart city: energy, mobility, behaviours, risks… >>

Smart and Sustainable City / 20 Hours (1 ECTS)

Conceived as an induction session, this module presents urban challenges in view of the economic, social, cultural, and environmental implications while exploring the best practices and recommendations considering the relationship between technical innovations and societal changes. >>

Smart Energy / 40 Hours (3.5 ECTS)

Exploring the new energy technologies for the 21st century, related to energy efficient consumption, distribution, and self-production: the role of energy in generating added-value at the local level through projects on future eco-districts and micro-grids. >>

Urban Design / 40 Hours (3.5 ECTS)

Exploring new approaches to computer-aided evaluation and management of urban design with an original blend of research on urban forms and case-studies of urban design. >>

Urban Resilience / 40 Hours (3.5 ECTS)

Assessing the vulnerability of a territory to technological and natural hazards and exploring the different approaches for the improvement of its resilience and capacity to adapt to changes produced by future risks in the short and long-term. >>

Engineers for smart cities
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Innovative learning experience

The Smart City Innovation Center  (SCIC); an integrated, collaborative platform unique in France, located on the premises of IMREDD; is the strategic hub bringing together stakeholders from research, education, and leading smart city-focused companies. The SCIC is equipped with a Learning Lab where all the teaching sessions for the Engineers for Smart Cities program will be held. Students and teachers will have the chance to use state-of-the-art educational technology allowing for an innovative blended learning experience (MOOCs, flipped-classrooms, webinars, etc.). Practical case-studies and on-site field trips will be organized throughout the semester to animate the learning environment as well as stimulate critical analysis and exchange.
Co-funded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the SCIC was officially launched in 2015. Organized around four areas issues concerning the city: Environment, Risk, Energy, and Mobility, the SCIC is a key place for cross-fertilization and exploration of new ideas that will enable "the construction of the Mediterranean city of tomorrow". It facilitates the:
• Development of research and training activities
• Promotion of new, innovative figures
• Integration of students into promising projects of high added-value
• Implementation of innovative pedagogy


Participants will acquire the requisite skills for a career in private companies, consultancies, engineering firms, as well as public-sector organizations, involved in projects to develop products and services related to smart cities and sustainable urbanization. Students will also gain the necessary skills for roles in higher education and research institutions.


 Online applications for 2018-2019 are now open!

•  Apply now >>

• Study fees for 2017-2018 >>




Mediterranean Institute for Risk, Environment and Sustainable Development (IMREDD)

IMREDD falls within the context of the National Interest Operation (OIN) for the Plaine du Var called: « Côte d’Azur Eco-Valley ». New Institute of the University Nice Sophia Antipolis, IMREDD defines a new form of cooperation between higher education, research laboratories, companies and local authorities in the field of green technologies. Located in the heart of the Nice Meridia business district, IMREDD is strongly oriented towards the creation of employment and innovative business.

IMREDD stands as one of the major strategic project of the UCAJEDI  « Joint Excellent and Dynamic Initiative ».  It represents a « Reference Center » addressing the following societal challenges: Smart territory, Risks prevention and Management. Conceived and designed around an open technological platform, IMREDD is the gateway to innovation thanks to the mix of actors and approaches.

While waiting the construction of its own premises, which will be set up by mid-2018 in the Nice Meridia business district, IMREDD is hosted by the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis in the Nice Premium building (on the top floor) next to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Business Incubator and start-ups  and close to companies like IBM, EDF, etc.

IMREDD is 10 minutes far from the international airport Nice Côte d'Azur and the Promenade des Anglais, and near major highways.

How to get to IMREDD.

Contact information
  • IMREDD (Mediterranean Institute for Risk, Environment and Sustainable Development)
  • Immeuble Nice Premium 4e étage 61 - 63 Avenue Simone Veil 06 200 Nice
  • +33492076886


Class 2017-2018