MSc - Master of Science

Smart and Resilient Cities

Would you like to explore careers directly related to improving the living environment and protecting the environment? Discover this 100% English taught Program. The program includes urban planning, technical management and energy analysis of buildings.

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Admission Level

Bachelor level





Start Date


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Teaching language : EN only

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Course objective

Smart and resilient cities for an innovative society

This MSc label prepares students to develop urban areas by integrating energy use and efficiency, the use of new energies and technologies, and environmental planning into their thinking.
The training also enables future professionals to become involved in the design of complex, multidisciplinary city projects by developing a holistic approach and blending technological and social parameters.
Our modern and pragmatic curriculum, combining architecture and engineering, personal development and technical expertise, trains professionals capable of producing these collaborative outcomes.

  • Studio
  • Innovation & the city
  • Green building & new spaces
  • Environmental Urban design
  • Smart & sustainable Mobility
  • Communication & corporated tools
  • Smart energy
  • Connected city
  • Major Urban Challenges
  • Governability & New Business model for the city
  • Low carbon & Sustainable city
  • Project YES Innovation
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Project-based learning

6 reasons to choose this MSc

Top-notch teaching
High quality faculty members and experts from prestigious international universities.

Multidisciplinary and collaborative teaching
The “smart cities” subject requires the combination of multiple skills from different areas within a collaborative and capacity building approach. The curriculum promotes a creative attitude and a collaborative behaviour.

The students will develop and design eco-neighbourhoods and buildings taking into account environmental issues, global context (social, economic, landscape) and architectural quality.

Internships and projects
Students are required to complete end-of-year internships and team-based tutorials.

Study trips
Study trips to discover innovative cities in ecosystems such as Barcelona, Nice…

Conferences by the top professionals in the field. An opportunity for students to enrich and create their network.

Program objectives

Objectives of the program:
– Develop skills in the analysis and planning of eco-neighbourhoods and know how to design an urban project with an environmental approach.

– Integrate co-design approaches, collaborative work and team management in order to develop innovative solutions.

– Be able to communicate internationally and master the transversal and multidisciplinary approach of urban projects.

– Have a general culture related to planning and resource management (energy, water, transportation, etc.).

– Be aware of energy issues and their application to buildings; knowledge about renewable energies, their production and distribution methods.

– Use software and tools for eco-construction and energy efficiency.

Duration : 2 years (120 ECTS credits)
Capacity : 30 students per year

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After studies?

The Smart and Resilient Cities Label has an outstanding faculty and offers regular lectures by top professionals in the field, as well as many opportunities to interact with leading companies and institutions.

There is always a lot of activity on the Junia campus and strong connections are made with the “real” world. During your 2 years, you are likely to meet a wide range of professionals.

Career Ideas
  • Innovation and change manager
  • Urban planning manager for eco-districts in local, regional and national governments
  • Project development manager in sustainable urbanism and architecture
  • Project manager in design : EcoConstruction, Environment, Transport and mobility
Tuition fees 18 000€

Tuition fees for total programm  2023-2025
Tuition fees do NOT include living expenses, accommodation, additional administrative, equipment or organizational fees relating to particular programs.

Financial aids

Learn more about our scholarships and financial support.

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Admission Prerequisite
  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Architecture or Urban Planning
  • English B2 level certified by an official test (IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL IBT or FIRST), except students from countries where English is an official language
  • French is NOT required for admission to English-taught programs, but is highly recommended

You must bring your own computer when you arrive at JUNIA as we do not have computers to borrow.

Learn more about our admission process

“Learning should be considered as a collective experience, shared and engaging where students think and act as part of a community for which they are responsible…”

ANA RUIZ-BOWEN Head of "Smart and Resilient Cities" program

A recognized dipoma

The Smart and Resilient Program prepares students to obtain the JUNIA HEI engineering degree.

This degree awarded after 2 years of study is recognized by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE).

JUNIA is a non-profit association, with EESPIG certification. The EESPIG qualification distinguishes us from other private establishments, as an establishment recognized as being of general interest (participation in public service missions and disinterested management of our activities). In other words: the only profit sought is that of our students in their development within their training and the development of their professional project.

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