Post Master's degree in Communications for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
The degree offers the necessary knowledge required by engineers and managers to design ITS applications and the related ICT mechanisms to understand the innovations and unique opportunities of ITS applications.
Intelligent Transport Systems solutions aim at adding information and communication technologies to transportation infrastructures and vehicles in order to allow public agencies and transportation companies to improve
- traffic safety by reducing accidents.
- traffic efficiency by regulating and better distributing the traffic load, or smoothing tolling station congestions.
- the carbon footprint towards green driving and logistics, or deploying fully electric vehicles.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) promise to be one of the most dynamic and innovative specialization fields with a large expected industrial and business growth over the next decade. Understanding current and future ITS challenges and acquiring the technical and non technical means to provide practical solutions require a unique combination of expertise and experience at the boundaries of computer, telecommunication and transportation sciences.
In order to understand wireless vehicular communication for ITS, one not only needs to study the methodologies and protocols managing the transmission, reception and handling of information among vehicles and with transportation infrastructures, but also the wireless communication conditions between them. It may therefore be seen as an extension of mobile communication to the challenging mobile wireless vehicular environment, while at the same time considering transportation-specific constraints such as the characteristics of vehicular mobility.
The emphasis of the program is on
- Providing a balanced theoretical and practical expertise required by leading industries in the ITS domain.
- Analysis and quantifications of the benefits of ITS on the environments and the society.
In this program, the students will understand the challenges and required mechanisms to efficiently interconnect vehicles and transportation infrastructures. They will also gain a deep understanding on major application domains of ITS, such as traffic safety, traffic efficiency, or infotainment and comfort. In details, the student will learn how to formulate and model problems typically observed in ITS applications, and will investigate the impact and benefits of vehicular communications in the different application areas of ITS.
ORGANISATION OF THE PROGRAM
The programmes take 15 months and comprise 2 semesters of courses and a 6-month internship to be carried out in industry or exceptionally a research laboratory if the student has prior significant industry experience. The program is taught entirely in English. French classes will be included free of charge in the program. The degree consists of 90 ECTS.
The full course guide can also be downloaded by clicking on the following link.
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TARGET AUDIENCE AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
This program targets:
Students who already hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) and engineers that are willing to specialize in the rapidly growing vehicular networking and ITS community,
researchers with experience on vehicular communication, protocols and algorithms, who are interested in acquiring a new interdisciplinary perspective on the vehicular networking research for ITS.
A French Engineering Diploma (recognized by the CTI) or a foreign MASTER's DEGREE (5 years study min) in a relevant discipline which includes, but is not limited to, computer science, electrical engineering, information systems, is required to apply.
By providing skills on top of a solid competency in widely demanded fields like computer, telecommunication and transportation sciences; and developing a strong international focus, EURECOM’s degree broadens the employment sector both in France and abroad.
The potential employers thus includes companies specialized in the fields such as:
- R&D centers of car manufacturers
- Operators in the field of ITS
- Operators in the field of Communications systems
- Industrial suppliers of technologies for transport companies
- Standardization bodies in the field of ITS
- Public organizations in the field of sustainable ITS
- Consulting firms in Computer Science and networking
- Intelligent Transportation System Engineer / Project Manager
- Lead Project System Engineer
- Network engineers,
- System administrators,
- Software developers ,
- Instructional designers,
- Research associates,
- Customer service representatives
- Applicants who need a visa: June 9, 2014
- Applicants from France/ the UE: August 1, 2014
The sonner students apply, the easier it will be to help them prepare their stay in France (regarding visa issues, finding accomodation)...
APPLICATION PROCESS (we invite you to read the Application Guidelines)
1. Fill the online form.
Applicants have to fill the first part regarding personal information and then log in again to download necessary documents)
2. Send by post the required documents to the following address:
Post Master Admissions
450 Route des Chappes
06410 BIOT SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS FRANCE
3. Phone Interview
EURECOM's admission comittee will meet monthly from January 2014 to assess applications. Selected students will then be invited for a short phone interview to specify their motivation and academic background.
4. Admission confirmation
Final decisions will be confirmed by email montly after each phone interview. (first decisions will be in February 2014). Students then have to confirm their admission by paying a 1000€ deposit which will be deducted from the overall tuition fees.
5. A final registration letter is sent by post to the applicant upon reception of the deposit.
TUITION FEES and FINANCIAL MATTERS
Fees for the whole duration of the program (15 months) are:
6 000€ for EU/Erasmus zone students (EU countries + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey)
12 000€ for non EU students
- Graduates from EURECOM's partner universities can benefit from a reduction of the tuition fees. List of EURECOM's partner universities
A deposit of 1000€ is to be paid before arrival to confirm final enrollment. The deposit will be deducted from the overall tuition fees.
The program includes a 6-month paid internship in a company based in France or abroad. Students receive a monthly financial allowance enabling them to cover a substantial part of their cost.
For more information about possible source of financial support, please refer to the main page of the POST MASTER's degree.
COURSE CONTENT and FACULTY
Click on each course title to access to the description and professor's biography.
FALL SEMESTER (October-January)
SPRING SEMESTER (February-June)
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hanras [at] eurecom [dot] fr (subject: International%20Master) (Caroline HANRAS)
International Relations and Admission Manager
Site of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy: Intelligent Transport Systems
The automotive industry has never had so many challenges in the field of telecommunications than today : vehicle embedded networks, telematics for onboard entertainement, telediagnostic, car2car communications, etc. Studying at EURECOM gave me a solid technical background to contribute to practical solutions.
Stephane Turlier, Vehicle embedded communication engineer at RENAULT