Master of Science in Digital Security

General

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Program Description

The Master in Digital Security is designed for those wishing to become experts in the growing field of Digital Security in a comprehensive range of applications (System and Software Security, Embedded systems Security, Forensics, Biometrics, etc.)

Key Words: Cybersecurity, Network Security, Software Security, Watermarking, Web Technologies, Intrusion Detection, Malware Analysis, Digital Forensics.

Objectives

  • Provide a solid background in the design and management of security in major areas of communications and computer science.
  • The professional training in security will be offered as a complement to an advanced program in computer networking, mobile services, and imaging.
  • Get the skills to tackle security problems encountered in networking, distributed software applications, and image processing.
  • The paid 6-month internship provides a cutting-edge professional experience and a future competitive asset.

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Admission Requirements

To be eligible, Candidates need:

  • Bachelor's Degree (minimum of 3 years of higher education) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics
  • Strong foundations in mathematics
  • A 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,  Systems and Network Security and Secure Communication
  • 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. Please consult the Academic Schedule and the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the schedule organization.

The Master obtained the SecNumedu certification by the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI)

Semester 1 Fall (October-January)

Computing and Communications (I)

  • Computer architecture
  • Image & Video Compression
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Information theory
  • A hands-on approach to computer networking
  • Network Modeling
  • Operating systems
  • Software development methodologies

Security (I)

  • Secure communications
  • System and Network Security

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)

Computing and Communications (II)

  • Iot Application Protocols
  • Deep Learning
  • Digital systems, hardware-software integration
  • Machine Learning for Communication systems
  • Wireless Access Technologies
  • Network Softwerization
  • Emission and Traffic Efficiency
  • Semantic Web and Information Extraction technologies

Security (II)

  • Cyber-crime and Computer Forensics
  • Hardware Security
  • Imaging Security
  • Security applications in networking and distributed systems

Fundamental in Business, Innovation and Project Management (II)

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

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

Semester project (100 hours)

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. The expected workload is 100 hours of individual work per semester. A defense is organized at the end of each semester. 

Semester 3 (October-January)

Security III

  • Security and privacy for Big Data and Cloud
  • Mobile Systems and Smartphone Security
  • 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

Data Science and Networking

  • Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing
  • Information theory
  • Machine Learning and Intelligent System
  • Mobility Modeling
  • Mobile application and services
  • Mobile communication systems
  • Network Modeling
  • Interaction Design and Development of Modern Web Applications

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

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

Semester 4 (March-August)

Research/ Industrial Internship (Paid)

The internship is to be carried out in a company or lab in France or abroad. It allows students to get 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.

Testimony

I had a very memorable stay at EURECOM. We got personal treatment from both, faculty and the administrative staff. I’m really grateful for that.

The first thing I noticed at EURECOM was such a colorful multicultural environment. That gives a knowhow about the world, a huge international platform for knowledge sharing. Regarding academics, the course content was updated. We were given a wide knowledge of many latest technologies. All the courses were very well designed and practically oriented.

Towards the end of my studies, I joined Hitachi's ICTL lab as a final semester intern. My work at Hitachi was closely related to EURECOM's research activities. I believe, EURECOM's industry oriented curriculum helped me a lot to mold my profile in accordance with the current job market requirements. Currently, I'm working as a Software Consultant at Amadeus, which is the world's largest transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry. EURECOM's alumni are truly global and widespread. Today, at this point in my career, I firmly believe EURECOM played a major role in my achievements and continues to give its students an edge in today's competitive job scenario. I thank EURECOM for the foundation and confidence it provided.Vineet KUMAR

Last updated Jun 2020

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