Master Intelligent communication systems

Language of Instruction : English

MASTER INTELLIGENT COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

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Objectives

The MSc MobCom aims at providing the theoretical background and the applied know-how for engineers in Mobile Communication Systems. 

The goal is to tackle the problems from a system viewpoint, taking a vertical cut and following a cross-layer design approach. This corresponds to both the most recent trend in research and to the most desired professional profile for engineers in this field. In fact, it is now well-recognized that problems related to physical layer transmission techniques (RF design, signal processing algorithms, channel coding and modulation), and upper layer protocols (link layer control, multiple-access, routing), that were traditionally treated in a separate fashion in wired networks, must be treated jointly in mobile communication networks. 

 

Environment

Sophia-Antipolis is considered as a major European region for telecommunications research and development in southern France. EURECOM, which is a consortium of academic and industrial partners, has established over the years a synergy with the local industrial environment on advanced research topics. 

During their Master of Science, students will benefit form the expertise of renowned industrial partners (Alcatel, Bouygues, SFR, France Télécom R&D, Philips, Thales, ST Microelectronics, Hitachi, Texas Instruments, IBM, BMW, SAP, Sharp, ESA) as well as the use of cutting edge technological platforms within EURECOM's Wireless Communication laboratory.

 Language of instruction : English

Awarded Degree: Master's degree fully recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The degree is co-delivered by EURECOM and the INSTITUT MINES TELECOM (French leading consortium of the best Engineering Schools in France).The degree allows for further Phd Studies.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible, Candidates need

  • Bachelor's Degree (minimum 3 years of higher education) in a relevant field
  • Strong foundation in mathematics
  • Certified B2 level in English. No requirement are needed in French as the program is fully taught in English. 

For our next 2021 fall intake (September 2021), EURECOM and the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance (www.openairinterface.org), have combined their forces to jointly establish a new

EURECOM 6G Wireless Excellence scholarship program

open to highly motivated students who wish to pursue a Master of Science in Mobile computing systems and who can demonstrate their potential.

Three Criteria:

  • Holding a Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Computer science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Engineering, etc) from a recognized top university

  • Minimum Overall GPA score of 3.5/4 (Or CGPA of 7/10) or belonging to the top 10% of your graduating class

  • Demonstrate a proven interest in some of the fields of specialization: Wireless Communications, Mobile Computing, Networking, Mobile Applications and Services, communication theory, Signal Processing and learning for networks (a short letter of explanation will be required).

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Students need to validate a certain amount of credits per Teaching Unit each semester. The curriculum offers great flexibility by offering many electrive courses. Please consult the Academic Schedule and the Frequently Asked Questions for more Information about the schedule organisation.

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SEMESTER 7 - FALL (30 ECTS)  - September – February

Foundations for Telecom Unit ECTS: 10.00
Min sum of Weight: 1.00
T MALIS Machine Learning and Intelligent System Weight: 0.50
T MobSys Mobile communication systems Weight: 0.50
T SysSec System and Network Security Weight: 0.50
Humanities and social sciences 1 Unit ECTS: 4.00
Min sum of Weight: 1.00
G B_INNOV How to adopt the right posture and move from idea to market! Weight: 1.00
G CSE The challenges of a sustainable economy Weight: 0.50
G ManagIntro Introduction to management Weight: 1.00
G Property Intellectual property law Weight: 0.50
G RDI Responsible Digital Innovation: Risks, Ethics and Technology Weight: 0.50
G TeamLead Personal Development and Team Leadership Weight: 1.00
Mobile Networks and Models Unit ECTS: 10.00
Min sum of Weight: 1.00
T ATWireless Advanced topics in wireless communications Weight: 0.50
T DigiCom Digital communications Weight: 0.50
T MobCom Mobile communication techniques Weight: 0.50
T SSP Statistical signal processing Weight: 0.50
Scientific and technical opening1 Unit ECTS: 5.00
Min sum of Weight: 1.00
T ATWireless Advanced topics in wireless communications Weight: 1.00
T AwaRe Awareness-raising to research Weight: 0.50
T BigSec Security and privacy for Big Data and Cloud Weight: 0.50
T Clouds Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing Weight: 1.00
T CompArch Computer architecture Weight: 1.00
T DBSys Database Management System Implementation Weight: 1.00
T DigiCom Digital communications Weight: 1.00
T EmSim Emulation and simulation methodologies Weight: 0.50
T ImCod Image & Video Compression Weight: 0.50
T ImProc Digital Image Processing Weight: 0.50
T MALIS Machine Learning and Intelligent System Weight: 1.00
T MPC Multiparty Computation and Blockchains Weight: 0.50
T MathEng Essential Mathematical Methods for Engineers Weight: 0.50
T MobCom Mobile communication techniques Weight: 1.00
T MobMod Mobility Modeling Weight: 0.50
T MobServ Mobile application and services Weight: 1.00
T MobSys Mobile communication systems Weight: 1.00
T MobiSec Mobile Systems and Smartphone Security Weight: 1.00
T OS Operating systems Weight: 1.00
T Optim Optimization Theory with Applications Weight: 0.50
T QUANTIS Quantum Information Science Weight: 0.50
T SSP Statistical signal processing Weight: 1.00
T SecCom Secure communications Weight: 1.00
T SoftDev Software development methodologies Weight: 0.50
T Stand Standardization activities Weight: 0.50
T SysSec System and Network Security Weight: 1.00
T UMLEmb Designing embedded systems with UML Weight: 0.50
T WebInt Interaction Design and Development of Modern Web Applications Weight: 0.50

Language Unit ECTS: 1.00

(French, or another language if the student is already fluent in French)

SEMESTER 8  - SPRING (30 ECTS)  - March – June

Humanities and social sciences 2 Unit ECTS: 4.00
Min sum of Weight: 1.00
G Business Business Simulation Weight: 1.00
G Law General introduction to law : contracts, setting up a business Weight: 0.50
G ProjMan Project management Weight: 1.00
G SATT Sociological Approaches of Telecom Technologies Weight: 0.50
G TeamLead Personal Development and Team Leadership Weight: 1.00
G WebStra Web strategy and organizational Performance Weight: 0.50
Mathematical & Algorithmic Methods for ICS Unit ECTS: 10.00
Min sum of Weight: 1.00
T AML Algorithmic Machine Learning Weight: 0.25
T ASI Advanced Statistical Inference Weight: 0.50
T CompMeth Computational Methods for digital communications Weight: 0.50
T DeepLearning Deep Learning Weight: 0.25
T SP4COM Signal Processing for Communications Weight: 0.50
T WebSem Semantic Web and Information Extraction technologies Weight: 0.25
Networking for Telecom Unit ECTS: 10.00
Min sum of Weight: 1.00
T MALCOM Machine Learning for Communication systems Weight: 0.50
T MobAdv Mobile Advanced Networks Weight: 0.25
T MobWat Wireless Access Technologies Weight: 0.25
T NetSoft Network Softwerization Weight: 0.25
T Radio Radio engineering Weight: 0.50
T WiSec Wireless Security Weight: 0.25
Scientific and technical opening 2 Unit ECTS: 5.00
Min sum of Weight: 1.00
T 3DGraph 3-D and virtual imaging (analysis and synthesis) Weight: 1.00
T AML Algorithmic Machine Learning Weight: 0.50
T APPIOT Iot Application Protocols Weight: 0.50
T ASI Advanced Statistical Inference Weight: 1.00
T AdvStat Advanced statistics Weight: 0.50
T AwaRe Awareness-raising to research Weight: 0.50
T CompMeth Computational Methods for digital communications Weight: 1.00
T DeepLearning Deep Learning Weight: 0.50
T DigitalSystems Digital systems, hardware - software integration Weight: 1.00
T Forensics Cyber-crime and Computer Forensics Weight: 1.00
T FormalMet FormalMethods-Formal specification and verification of systems Weight: 0.50
T HWSec Hardware Security Weight: 0.50
T ImSecu Imaging Security Weight: 0.50
T InfoTheo Information Theory Weight: 1.00
T IntroStat Introduction to statistics Weight: 0.50
T MALCOM Machine Learning for Communication systems Weight: 1.00
T MobAdv Mobile Advanced Networks Weight: 0.50
T MobWat Wireless Access Technologies Weight: 0.50
T NetSoft Network Softwerization Weight: 0.50
T PlanTP Transportation Planning Weight: 0.50
T ProtIOT Iot Communication Protocols Weight: 0.50
T Radio Radio engineering Weight: 1.00
T ResProj Projet de recherche Weight: 1.00
T SP4COM Signal Processing for Communications Weight: 1.00
T Speech Speech and audio processing Weight: 0.50
T TraffEEc Emission and Traffic Efficiency Weight: 0.50
T WebSem Semantic Web and Information Extraction technologies Weight: 0.50
T WiSec Wireless Security Weight: 0.50

Language Unit ECTS: 1.00

(French, or another language if the student is already fluent in French)

SEMESTER 9 (30 ECTS) - FALL - September – February

Advanced Telecom Unit ECTS: 10.00
Min sum of Weight:
T Clouds Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing Weight: 0.50
T MPC Multiparty Computation and Blockchains Weight: 0.25
T MobServ Mobile application and services Weight: 0.50
T MobiSec Mobile Systems and Smartphone Security Weight: 0.50
T NetMod Network Modeling Weight: 0.50
T QUANTIS Quantum Information Science Weight: 0.25
T UMLEmb Designing embedded systems with UML Weight: 0.25
Humanities and social Sciences 3 Unit ECTS: 4.00
Min sum of Weight:
G B_INNOV How to adopt the right posture and move from idea to market! Weight: 1.00
G CSE The challenges of a sustainable economy Weight: 0.50
G ManagIntro Introduction to management Weight: 1.00
G Property Intellectual property law Weight: 0.50
G RDI Responsible Digital Innovation: Risks, Ethics and Technology Weight: 0.50
G TeamLead Personal Development and Team Leadership Weight: 1.00
Scientific and technical opening 3 Unit ECTS: 5.00
Min sum of Weight:
T ATWireless Advanced topics in wireless communications Weight: 1.00
T AwaRe Awareness-raising to research Weight: 0.50
T BigSec Security and privacy for Big Data and Cloud Weight: 0.25
T Clouds Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing Weight: 1.00
T CompArch Computer architecture Weight: 1.00
T DBSys Database Management System Implementation Weight: 1.00
T DigiCom Digital communications Weight: 1.00
T EmSim Emulation and simulation methodologies Weight: 0.50
T ImCod Image & Video Compression Weight: 0.50
T ImProc Digital Image Processing Weight: 0.50
T MALIS Machine Learning and Intelligent System Weight: 1.00
T MPC Multiparty Computation and Blockchains Weight: 0.50
T MathEng Essential Mathematical Methods for Engineers Weight: 0.50
T MobCom Mobile communication techniques Weight: 1.00
T MobMod Mobility Modeling Weight: 0.50
T MobServ Mobile application and services Weight: 1.00
T MobSys Mobile communication systems Weight: 1.00
T MobiSec Mobile Systems and Smartphone Security Weight: 1.00
T NetMod Network Modeling Weight: 1.00
T OS Operating systems Weight: 1.00
T Optim Optimization Theory with Applications Weight: 0.50
T QUANTIS Quantum Information Science Weight: 0.50
T SSP Statistical signal processing Weight: 1.00
T SecCom Secure communications Weight: 1.00
T SoftDev Software development methodologies Weight: 0.50
T Stand Standardization activities Weight: 0.50
T SysSec System and Network Security Weight: 1.00
T UMLEmb Designing embedded systems with UML Weight: 0.50
T WebInt Interaction Design and Development of Modern Web Applications Weight: 0.50

Language Unit ECTS: 1.00

(French, or another language if the student is already fluent in French)

Semester Project Unit ECTS: 10.00

Supervised Semester Projects are based on real-case studies of industrial relevance. They combine a blend of theoretical and practical work (developing new prototypes and tools, testing new technologies, assessing current systems and solutions…). Students can work individually or in group of 2/3. The expected workload is 200 hours of individual work per semester. A defense is organized at the end. Projects provide students with hands-on skills by allowing them to put concepts into practice. (200h)

SEMESTER 10 (30 ECTS)- SPRING-  March - August

RESEARCH / INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP (Paid) Unit ECTS: 30.00

The internship is to be carried out in a company or lab in France or abroad. It allows students to get a hands-on experience and ease their entry into the job market. Students work on a research/development project under the supervision of a professor and an industrial mentor. Students are integrated as part of the staff and receive a monthly allowance, the amount of the allowance depends on the company and position. EURECOM helps students find an internship by providing an updated database of paid internship opportunities offered by companies.