Energy & Sustainable Cities

Take part in the energy transition

Engineer’s degree (diplôme d’ingénieur) with a major in Energy & Sustainable Cities in a French CTI-accredited engineering school

This major trains engineers in the design, development and governance of energy systems, smart buildings and sustainable cities

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Energy Transition

ESILV Master’s Degree in Engineering

The course is based on getting to grips with energy issues, sustainable development and on three scientific cornerstones: physics and energy management, digital technologies, and modelling cities and buildings.

A course focused on energy transition and sustainable development

The Energy and Sustainable Cities major offers a chance to get involved in major sustainable development projects. By transforming the way we use digital technology, students combine innovation and technologies with a view to an ethical career centred on making our society more sustainable.


  • Computational fluid mechanics
  • Heat transfers
  • Renewable energy
  • Electrical grids
  • Smart grids
  • IoT for smart cities
  • Machine learning and data visualisation
  • Building information modelling (BIM)
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Building energy efficiency
  • Sustainable project management and change management
  • Energy markets and environmental management


  • Designing and implementing renewable energy solutions
  • Modelling the life cycle of buildings and cities
  • Mastering the technical, societal and economic issues relating to energy transition
  • Devising, designing and leading production and energy distribution systems


Energy Efficiency Engineer, BIM Project Manager, Fluids and Environment Engineer, Renewable Energy Project Coordinator, Renewable Energy Project Manager, Embedded Systems R&D Engineer, Environmental Certifications Project Manager, Photovoltaic Data Analyst, Electromobility Consultant Engineer, CSR Coordinator


Programme Overview

Energy and Sustainable Cities Major

Fluid Mechanics
Heat Transfer
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Power Grid and Electrotechnics
Simulation and thermal regulation
Industrial ecology

IoT for Smart City
Data Acquisition & Metrology
Machine Learning and DataViz
Numerical simulation tools
Smart Grids

Urban Renewable Energies
Energetic Efficiency & Smart Metering
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Building Information Management (BIM)
Sustainable mobility
Environment and Energy Management

Examples of Energy and Sustainable Cities student projects

Produced by ESILV engineering students


  • Topology Optimisation of Oil rig platforms
    Home automation management
    measurement of thermic data
    Energy storage through cristalline compounds
  • Smart load shedding
    Thermal regulation in buildings
    Smoothing thermal conductivities
    #PI²5 Processing of cigarette butts into a renewable resource
  • Python Program Development to Optimize the Profitability of Hydroelectric Structures

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