Master’s Degree in Smart Grids

The master is taught by the University of Strathclyde and the ICAI School of Engineering, in close collaboration with Iberdrola

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First call: From 01/01/2019 to 15/05/2019

Second call: From 16/05/2019 to 15/07/2019

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1 year / 90 ECTS

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“The program combines the practical component and the academic rigor”

What is the Master´s Degree in Smart Grids (MSG)?

The Master´s Degree in Smart Grids (MSG) is a Master of Science Degree with 90 ECTS credits, taught by the University of Strathclyde and the ICAI School of Engineering, in close collaboration with Iberdrola. The main objective of the program is to respond to the growing demand for engineers, needed to lead the ongoing process of the digitalization of the electric grid.

This program provides students with a detailed understanding of the operation and planning of grids under this new paradigm, along with new business opportunities and models that are arising in this constantly changing field. It has been developed in close collaboration with Iberdrola. This alliance guarantees both the practical component, thanks to the participation of industry, and the academic rigor of the courses.

The international experience is one of the most interesting features of the program

One of the most interesting features of the program is the intensive international experience offered. Students not only spend one semester in both Spain and Scotland, but also carry out internships at any of the international offices of Iberdrola in Spain, Scotland, the USA and Brazil.

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Admissions Process


Admission process:
Applications should be submitted within the application period, accompanied by all of the required documents.

The Admissions Committee will study applications and inform candidates of its decision, as well as the corresponding enrollment deadline, when applicable, by email and post. There is no special admissions exam.

Admission criteria:
The student's academic transcript (80%), letters of recommendation, cover letter and, if applicable, an interview (20%) will be taken into consideration.

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Important Dates

  • Admission application filing period:
    First call: From 01/01/2019 to 15/05/2019
    Second call: From 16/05/2019 to 15/07/2019

  • Information session: Coming soon


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation


Applicant profile:
This Master’s Degree is aimed at enthusiastic Electrical and Telecommunications Engineers who would like to develop their career in the energy industry of the future.

The program presented here is tailored for outstanding engineers who wish to further their career by acquiring skills and knowledge that will be essential for the ongoing transformation of the energy sector.

Finally, participants should be willing to travel, since lessons will not only take place at ICAI (Madrid) and Strathclyde (Glasgow); there will also be a period with a paid internship in one of the leading companies in the world: Iberdrola. This internship will be carried out in one of the branch offices of Iberdrola around the world in the USA, Brazil, the UK or Spain.

Admission requirements:
A Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering or a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Proficiency Level of English: (C1 European Level or higher is required for admission).


Information on Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships


- Scotland/EU countries: €15,300 for the entire Master's Degree (one year).
- Rest of the UK: €15,300
- Rest of the world: €20,400

Information on grants from the ICAI School of Engineering

Additionally,Iberdrola will offer a number of grants for the most talented students joining this Master’s Degree Program. Further information concerning the application procedure for these grants will be provided shortly.


Contact Information


Information point
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 540 61 32
Office hours: M to F from 9:00 a.m. a 1:30 p.m. y M a T de 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Person Responsible for the Program:
Director: Miguel Ángel Sánchez Fornié
Coordinator: Javier Matanza Domingo


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The long-standing tradition of the ICAI School of Engineering in the education and training of engineers began in Madrid in the year 1908. At present, Comillas ICAI is a Polytechnic School whose academic activity is focused on Industrial and Telecommunication Engineering.



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