Master in Mobile Computing Systems

General

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Program Description

This Master provides a comprehensive set of competencies in Communication Systems: from the physical layer (wireless communications theory and implementation aspects), mobile networking (based on IPV6), to applications (for smartphones, tablets, etc.). Sophia-Antipolis is considered a major European region for telecommunications research and development in southern France. EURECOM has established over the years a synergy with the local industrial environment on advanced research topics. 

Key Words: Wireless Communications, Mobile Communications, Mobile Networking, Mobile Applications and Services, Telecommunications, Signal Processing Technology

Objectives

  • Provide the theoretical background and the applied know-how for engineers in Mobile Computing Systems
  • Learn to tackle problems from a system viewpoint, taking a vertical cut and following a cross-layer approach
  • Acquire and master tools and methods to follow the rapid evolution of technology and provide solutions leading to future generations of systems
  • Acquire managerial knowledge to provide innovation in Mobile Communications Systems (Project Management, Organization, innovation management, etc.)

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 Ph.D. Studies.

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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 is needed in French as the program is fully taught in English

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 is needed in French as the program is fully taught in English

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Course Description

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

Semester 1 Fall (October-January)

Fundamentals MCS

  • Digital communications
  • Mobile communication techniques

Network and tools

  • Advanced topics in wireless communications
  • Information theory
  • Essential Mathematical Methods for Engineers
  • Mobility Modeling
  • Mobile application and services
  • Mobile communication systems
  • Network Modeling
  • Optimization Theory with Applications
  • Statistical signal processing

Fundamental in Business, Innovation and Project Management (I)

  • How to adopt the right posture and move from idea to market!
  • Introduction to management
  • Responsible Digital Innovation: Risks, Ethics and Technology
  • Personal Development and Team Leadership

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

Initiation Project (80 hours)

Semester 2 Spring (February-June)

Radio Access

  • Radio engineering
  • Signal Processing for Communications

Fundamental in Business, Innovation and Project Management (II)

  • Business Simulation
  • General introduction to law: contracts, setting up a business
  • Project management
  • Sociological Approaches to Telecom Technologies
  • Personal Development and Team Leadership

Network Systems (I)

  • Iot Application Protocols
  • Mobile Advanced Networks
  • Wireless Access Technologies
  • Network Softwerization
  • Iot Communication Protocols

Techniques

  • Algorithmic Machine Learning
  • Channel coding theory
  • Computational Methods for digital communications
  • Digital systems, hardware-software integration
  • Machine Learning for Communication systems
  • Semantic Web and Information Extraction technologies

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

Semester Project

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, etc.). Students can work individually or in a 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.

Semester 3 Fall (October-January)

Advances in Mobile Computing

  • Advanced topics in wireless communications
  • Information theory
  • Mobile application and services
  • Mobile communication systems
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Standardization activities
  • Wireless Security

Fundamental in Business, Innovation and Project Management (III)

  • How to adopt the right posture and move from idea to market!
  • Introduction to management
  • Responsible Digital Innovation: Risks, Ethics and Technology
  • Personal Development and Team Leadership

Software and Systems

  • Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing
  • Operating systems
  • Secure communications

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

Semester Project Please see the description of the Project above (Semester 2). (100 hours)

Semester 4 Spring (February-August)

Research / Industrial Internship

The internship is to be carried out in a company or lab in France or abroad. 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 provides students with an updated database of paid internship opportunities offered by companies allowing them to use this software to directly send their application to companies.

Testimony

My experience at EURECOM has been fantastic.

The school opened a new dimension of life to me. The level of education has been really tough yet enjoyable. I feel really lucky to have been a student of this prestigious institute. Studying in a multicultural environment here is really an added experience. After spending this time in this top-level European institute I really don't regret not going to the US for my MS studies. I would really wanna come back here again after some years of industry experience for my Ph.D. 
Sougata Pal

Last updated Sep 2020

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