What will I learn?

The aim of the program is to train professionals to be broadly skilled in order to deal with the complex requirements of Smart Management, the logic of Big and Open Data and the evolution towards electronic administration.

A smart city makes your life better, happier, as a citizen. Human-centered design is the way to understand the city as a system. No more partial solutions. A multidisciplinary way of thinking and acting.

Bring back “the village concept,” leave behind mega cities.

Find innovative solutions from the local scale. Be sustainable.

At a time when the majority of the world’s population is urban, the sustainable development of cities is more relevant than ever. New urban models need to be invented to be conceived more respectful towards people and the planet.

Increasing size of contemporary cities, as well as their day-to-day growing complexity, gives city stakeholders the opportunity to incorporate information and communication technologies in the provision of municipal public services, while developing participation-sensitive governance tools, paying special attention to the efficiency of processes, especially in energy & water systems and its sustainability.

How a Smart City is considered depends on two main factors: First, the amount of data it can produce in its day-to-day operations, and how much of this data can be turned into useful information. Second, how -and who by- this information can be used to improve city performance at all levels in order to achieve a better environment, increase the welfare of its citizens, and, of course, discover new fields for social and economic innovation.

The Smart Cities Master's Program is designed to fill the current gap between the two most influential groups in Smart City systems implementation; it puts both city management professionals and technological urban innovators in contact, developing a common language in order to promote innovation in the current development of cities.

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1 Year (12 months))

Tuition fees
€.00 (US$ 0) per year
Start date

Expected September 2020


Zigurat Global Institute of Technology

Carrer dels Almogàvers, 66,


08018, Spain

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a 5 years experience or degrees needed to be capable to follow the program.