Post Master's degree in Security in Computer Systems and Communications

 

The goal of the Post Master's degree is to provide advanced skills and a cutting-edge experience in a wide range of Digital Security applications. The strenght of the program relies on a multi-faceted approach dealing with key fields of security applications: Security of Software, Embedded Systems, Cloud computing, Data, IoT, Networks and Communications.

CONTEXT

With the fast development of computer and communication systems in our private and professional life, today have come fraud and malevolence in various forms. Attacks are routinely ranging from simple computer nuisances to cybercrime and threats to critical infrastructure. In the past decades technical means to counter these attacks have experienced a tremendous growth and the birth of entirely new fields :

  • The large scale use of cryptography by the general public,
  • Software, operating system and network security,
  • Secure Internet transactions,
  • Security of mobile and wireless communications,
  • Rights management and protection of multimedia content.

OBJECTIVES

The Post Master's degree offers the necessary technical knowledge for engineers responsible for designing secure systems and system administrators responsible for ensuring computer and network security within a company or a public authority.

The following security topics will be covered:

  • cryptography and its applications
  • malware detection and analysis
  • specific mechanisms for the protection of communications, networks and distributed computer applications
  • image protection and biometric techniques

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible, Candidates need a Master's degree (minimim 5 years of higher education), a degree of engineer delivered by the  CTI,  or equivalent and a certified B2 level in English. A Master's degree in a relevant field is expected (Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering...) with a good foundation in Maths.

COURSE CONTENT 

The curriculum is very flexible as it offers many elective courses allowing students to design their own program according to their expectations and projects. 

The approach to learning is very hands-on (practical exercices, projects, internships) to facilitate entry in the job market. Please find examples of recent STUDENT PROJECTS.

FALL SEMESTER (October-January)

Security Application perspective_I Unit ECTS: 5.00
T ImCod Image & Video Compression ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T ImProc Digital Image Processing ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T MALIS Machine Learning and Intelligent System ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MobSys Mobile communication systems ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MobiSec Mobile Systems and Smartphone Security ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T QUANTIS Quantum Information Science ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
Cryptography Unit ECTS: 5.00
T BigSec Security and privacy for Big Data and Cloud ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T MPC Multiparty Computation and Blockchains ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T SecCom Secure communications ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
Social and Human Sciences Unit ECTS: 10.00
T AwaRe Awareness-raising to research ECTS: 2.00, Weight: 2.00
G B_INNOV How to adopt the right posture and move from idea to market! ECTS: 4.00, Weight: 4.00
G CSE The challenges of a sustainable economy ECTS: 2.00, Weight: 2.00
G ManagIntro Introduction to management ECTS: 4.00, Weight: 4.00
G Property Intellectual property law ECTS: 2.00, Weight: 2.00
G RDI Responsible Digital Innovation: Risks, Ethics and Technology ECTS: 2.00, Weight: 2.00
G TeamLead Personal Development and Team Leadership ECTS: 4.00, Weight: 4.00
Systems security Unit ECTS: 5.00
T MobiSec Mobile Systems and Smartphone Security ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T SysSec System and Network Security ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00

Language 1

1 ECTS in English language is required. Students can study up to 2 foreign languages.

 
Semester Project 6
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 100 hours of individual work per semester. A defense is organized at the end of each semester. Projects provide students with hands-on skills by allowing them to put concepts into practice.  

SPRING SEMESTER (February-June)

Advanced Security Unit ECTS: 7.50
T Forensics Cyber-crime and Computer Forensics ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T HWSec Hardware Security ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T ImSecu Imaging Security ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T WiSec Wireless Security ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
Security Application perspective_II Unit ECTS: 7.50
T APPIOT Iot Application Protocols ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T ASI Advanced Statistical Inference ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T DeepLearning Deep Learning ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T DigitalSystems Digital systems, hardware - software integration ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T FormalMet FormalMethods-Formal specification and verification of systems ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T MobAdv Mobile Advanced Networks ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
Opening Unit ECTS: 5.00
T 3DGraph 3-D and virtual imaging (analysis and synthesis) ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T APPIOT Iot Application Protocols ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T ASI Advanced Statistical Inference ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T CompMeth Computational Methods for digital communications ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T DeepLearning Deep Learning ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T DigitalSystems Digital systems, hardware - software integration ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T Forensics Cyber-crime and Computer Forensics ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T FormalMet FormalMethods-Formal specification and verification of systems ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T HWSec Hardware Security ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T ImSecu Imaging Security ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T MALCOM Machine Learning for Communication systems ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MobAdv Mobile Advanced Networks ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T MobWat Wireless Access Technologies ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T NetSoft Network Softwerization ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T PlanTP Transportation Planning ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T ProtIOT Iot Communication Protocols ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T Radio Radio engineering ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T SP4COM Signal Processing for Communications ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T Speech Speech and audio processing ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T TraffEEc Emission and Traffic Efficiency ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T WebSem Semantic Web and Information Extraction technologies ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T WiSec Wireless Security ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
Social and Human Sciences Unit ECTS: 4.00
G Business Business Simulation ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
G Law Introduction générale au droit : les contrats et la création de société ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
G ProjMan Project management ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
G SATT Sociological Approaches of Telecom Technologies ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
G TeamLead Personal Development and Team Leadership ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00

Language  

Students can study up to 2 foreign languages.

 
Semester Project 6
See the description of the project above.   

 

Internship (July-DECEMBER)

PAID INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP / THESIS

The last semester is made of a 6-month internship which provides students with a cutting-edge professional experience and a competitive edge.

 

The internship is to be carried out in a company in France or abroad. Students work on a 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 provides students with an updated database of paid internship opportunities offered by its parner companies. Students can use EURECOM's platform to directly send their application to companies.

Example of companies where students did their internship: ORANGE / SAP / AMADEUS / IWE...