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)

Application context of Security_I Unit ECTS: 5.00
Min sum of Weight: 1.00
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 MobSys Mobile communication systems Weight: 1.00
T MobiSec Mobile Systems and Smartphone Security Weight: 1.00
T QUANTIS Quantum Information Science Weight: 0.50
Cryptography Unit ECTS: 5.00
Min sum of Weight: 1.00
T BigSec Security and privacy for Big Data and Cloud Weight: 0.50
T MPC Multiparty Computation and Blockchains Weight: 0.50
T SecCom Secure communications Weight: 1.00
Humanities and social sciences Unit ECTS: 10.00
Min sum of Weight: 1.00
G B_INNOV How to adopt the right posture and move from idea to market! Weight: 0.50
G CSE The challenges of a sustainable economy Weight: 0.25
G ManagIntro Introduction to management Weight: 0.50
G Property Intellectual property law Weight: 0.25
G RDI Responsible Digital Innovation: Risks, Ethics and Technology Weight: 0.25
G TeamLead Personal Development and Team Leadership Weight: 0.50
Security in computer systems Unit ECTS: 5.00
Min sum of Weight: 1.00
T MobiSec Mobile Systems and Smartphone Security Weight: 1.00
T SysSec System and Network Security Weight: 1.00

Language  

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

 
Semester Project 5
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
Min sum of Weight: 1.00
T Forensics Cyber-crime and Computer Forensics Weight: 0.67
T HWSec Hardware Security Weight: 0.34
T ImSecu Imaging Security Weight: 0.34
T WiSec Wireless Security Weight: 0.34
Application context of security_II Unit ECTS: 7.50
Min sum of Weight: 1.00
T APPIOT Iot Application Protocols Weight: 0.34
T ASI Advanced Statistical Inference Weight: 0.67
T DeepLearning Deep Learning Weight: 0.34
T DigitalSystems Digital systems, hardware - software integration Weight: 0.67
T FormalMet FormalMethods-Formal specification and verification of systems Weight: 0.34
T MobAdv Mobile Advanced Networks Weight: 0.34
Opening Unit ECTS: 5.00
Min sum of Weight: 1.00
T 3DGraph 3-D and virtual imaging (analysis and synthesis) Weight: 1.00
T APPIOT Iot Application Protocols Weight: 0.50
T ASI Advanced Statistical Inference Weight: 1.00
T AppStat Applied 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 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
Social and Human Sciences Unit ECTS: 4.00
Min sum of Weight: 4.00
G Business Business Simulation Weight: 5.00
G Law General introduction to law : contracts, setting up a business Weight: 2.50
G ProjMan Project management Weight: 5.00
G SATT Sociological Approaches of Telecom Technologies Weight: 2.50
G TeamLead Personal Development and Team Leadership Weight: 5.00

Language 1

Students can study up to 2 foreign languages.

 
Semester Project 5
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...