Graduate School and Research Center In communication systems

Engineering curriculum (exchange students)

This curriculum is designed for students who come from EURECOM’s academic partners.


  • EURECOM’s curriculum is designed to be in keeping with the new European diploma norms (bachelors, masters, doctorate) standards and the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) system of cumulative credits.
  • EURECOM only teaches at the graduate level (masters and doctorate).
  • The language of studies is English


  • The curriculum is based on the model of cumulative value units called “long modules” (42 hours-5 credits) or “short modules” (21 hours–3 credits).

The studies are divided into semesters with the possibility to study at EURECOM for one to four semesters.

For more information about the organisation of the curriculum and examinations, please refer to the academic regulations related to your study period at EURECOM:

6/12 months

18 months

24 months

  • Each semester is equivalent to 30 credits.
  • This system, which covers both the first and second-year programs, without distinction, gives greater flexibility in the choice of courses and planning of the curriculum for students.
  • One half-day per week is devoted to sports and cultural activities (Thursday afternoon, so that students can take part in university sports competitions with other schools).


  • To help students select their courses, the curriculum is organized around 5 teaching tracks.

Data science and engineering

Mobile Communications


Smart Objects

Communication System Security

COURSES modules

  • Technical Modules

A catalog of about 50 technical modules is offered.

  • General teaching

A catalog of about 10 non-technical modules is offered.

  • Foreign languages

Because of the diversity of the nationalities represented at EURECOM, language classes are offered based on the level and number of students interested. Six languages are generally offered: German, English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and French.
Other languages can be taught if a sufficient number of students of the same level are interested. For example, for the 2006 Class, a Chinese course was set up.

Engineering internship

A six-month internship in a company is mandatory to validate the studies. EURECOM provides students with an access to its database of internship offers. Students are integrated as part of the staff.


A set number of credits are granted for each type of course (classes, project or professional thesis).

To receive credits, students need to take an examination and obtain at least 10/20. The grading scale for the courses is as follows:


18 - 20 Excellent

16 – 17.5 Very good

14 – 15.5 Good

12 – 13.5 Satisfactory

10 – 11.5 Correct

  0 – 9.5 Fail

If your grade is minimum 10 and above, you get the maximum number of credit alloted to the course. Grade 0 to 9.5 means you have not passed the examination and do you not get any credit. Examinations can be retaken during a specific period.
The final grade of the course can be based on a final examination, or it can be based on a combination of a final examination and course work. At the beginning of each course, professors explain how students will be evaluated. Students have to register to each specific course at the beginning of each term to be able to take the examination. All information will be delivered during the "Welcome Day" before the start of each term.




EURECOM contact

pascale [dot] castaing [at] eurecom [dot] fr (subject: Question%20Recrutement) (Pascale Castaing)

Student Affairs Manager



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