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).

For the 18 months curriculum Master degree specifically, the candidates need:

  • A 4-years Bachelor’s Degree (minimum of 4 years of higher education) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics
  • Demonstrable and strong foundations in Mathematics,  Digital and Mobile Communications
  • Certified B2 level in English. No requirement are needed in French as the program is fully taught in English.

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 (30 ECTS)  - September – February

Wireless Communications: Principles and Trends Unit ECTS: 10.00
T ATWireless Advanced topics in wireless communications ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MobSys Mobile communication systems ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
Mobile Networks and Models Unit ECTS: 10.00
T DigiCom Digital communications ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T InfoTheo Information theory ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MobCom Mobile communication techniques ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T NetMod Network Modeling ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T SSP Statistical signal processing ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
Opening Unit ECTS: 5.00
T AwaRe Awareness-raising to research ECTS: 1.50, Weight: 1.50
T BigSec Security and privacy for Big Data and Cloud ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T Clouds Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T CompArch Computer architecture ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T DBSys Database Management System Implementation ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T DigiCom Digital communications ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T EmSim Emulation and simulation methodologies ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T ImCod Image & Video Compression ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T ImProc Digital Image Processing ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T InfoTheo Information theory ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MALIS Machine Learning and Intelligent System ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MPC Multiparty Computation and Blockchains ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T MathEng Essential Mathematical Methods for Engineers ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T MobCom Mobile communication techniques ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MobMod Mobility Modeling ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T MobServ Mobile application and services ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MobiSec Mobile Systems and Smartphone Security ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T NetMod Network Modeling ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T OS Operating systems ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T Optim Optimization Theory with Applications ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T QUANTIS Quantum Information Science ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T SSP Statistical signal processing ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T STATS Foundations of Statistical Inference ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T SecCom Secure communications ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T SoftDev Software development methodologies ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T Stand Standardization activities ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
G StudInit Student Initiative ECTS: 1.00, Weight: 1.00
T SysSec System and Network Security ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T UMLEmb Designing embedded systems with UML ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T WebInt Interaction Design and Development of Modern Web Applications ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
Social and Human Sciences Unit ECTS: 4.00
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

Language Unit ECTS: 1.00

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

SEMESTER 8 (30 ECTS)  - March – June

Mathematical and Algorithmic Methods Unit ECTS: 10.00
T AML Algorithmic Machine Learning 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 MobWat Wireless Access Technologies ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T SP4COM Signal Processing for Communications ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T WebSem Semantic Web and Information Extraction technologies ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T WiSec Wireless Security ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
Networks and Optimization Unit ECTS: 10.00
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 NetSoft Network Softwerization ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T Radio Radio engineering ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
Opening Unit ECTS: 5.00
T 3DGraph 3-D and virtual imaging (analysis and synthesis) ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T AML Algorithmic Machine Learning ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T APPIOT Iot Application Protocols ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T ASI Advanced Statistical Inference ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T AwaRes Awareness-raising to research ECTS: 1.50, Weight: 1.50
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 ResProj Projet de recherche 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
G StudInit Student Initiative ECTS: 1.00, Weight: 1.00
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
Social and Human Sciences Unit ECTS: 4.00
G Business Business Simulation ECTS: 4.00, Weight: 4.00
G Law Introduction générale au droit : les contrats et la création de société ECTS: 2.00, Weight: 2.00
G ProjMan Project management ECTS: 4.00, Weight: 4.00
G SATT Sociological Approaches of Telecom Technologies ECTS: 2.00, Weight: 2.00
G TeamLead Personal Development and Team Leadership ECTS: 4.00, Weight: 4.00

Language Unit ECTS: 1.00

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

SEMESTER 9 (30 ECTS)  - September – February

Mobile Services and Applications Unit ECTS: 10.00
T Clouds Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MALIS Machine Learning and Intelligent System ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MobServ Mobile application and services ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MobiSec Mobile Systems and Smartphone Security ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T NetMod Network Modeling ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T Optim Optimization Theory with Applications ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T QUANTIS Quantum Information Science ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T STATS Foundations of Statistical Inference ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T Stand Standardization activities ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
Opening Unit ECTS: 5.00
T BigSec Security and privacy for Big Data and Cloud ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T Clouds Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T CompArch Computer architecture ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T DBSys Database Management System Implementation ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T DigiCom Digital communications ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T EmSim Emulation and simulation methodologies ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T ImCod Image & Video Compression ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T ImProc Digital Image Processing ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T InfoTheo Information theory ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MALIS Machine Learning and Intelligent System ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MPC Multiparty Computation and Blockchains ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T MobCom Mobile communication techniques ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MobMod Mobility Modeling ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T MobServ Mobile application and services ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T MobiSec Mobile Systems and Smartphone Security ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T NetMod Network Modeling ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T OS Operating systems ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T Optim Optimization Theory with Applications ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T QUANTIS Quantum Information Science ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T SSP Statistical signal processing ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T STATS Foundations of Statistical Inference ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T SecCom Secure communications ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T SoftDev Software development methodologies ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T Stand Standardization activities ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
G StudInit Student Initiative ECTS: 1.00, Weight: 1.00
T SysSec System and Network Security ECTS: 5.00, Weight: 5.00
T UMLEmb Designing embedded systems with UML ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
T WebInt Interaction Design and Development of Modern Web Applications ECTS: 2.50, Weight: 2.50
Social and Human Sciences Unit ECTS: 4.00
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

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) -  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.