Post Master's Degree in Communications for Intelligent Transport Systems (Connected Vehicles)


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Program Description

The Post Master's degree in Communications for ITS offers the necessary knowledge required by engineers and managers to design Connected Cars/Connected Mobility applications to fully apprehend the innovations and unique opportunities of the Vehicular Communications industry.

Context - Connected Cars and ITS

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) promise to be one of the most dynamic and innovative specialization fields with a large expected industrial and business growth over the next decade. ITS aims at adding information and communication technologies to transportation infrastructures and vehicles in order to allow public agencies and transportation companies to improve:

  • traffic safety by reducing accidents.
  • traffic efficiency by regulating and better distributing the traffic load, or smoothing tolling station congestions.
  • the carbon footprint towards green driving and logistics, or deploying fully electric vehicles.


The emphasis of the Post Master's degree is on:

  • Providing a balanced theoretical and practical expertise required by leading industries in the ITS domain.
  • Analysis and quantifications of the benefits of ITS on the environments and the society.
  • Understanding the challenges and required mechanisms to efficiently interconnect vehicles and transportation infrastructures.
  • Gaining a deep understanding of major application domains of ITS, such as traffic safety, traffic efficiency, or infotainment and comfort.
  • Formulation and modeling of problems typically observed in ITS applications,
  • Investigation of the impact and benefits of vehicular communications in the different application areas of ITS

Admission Requirements

To be eligible, Candidates need a Master's degree (minimum 5 years of higher education) or equivalent and a certified B2 level in English. A Master's degree in a relevant field is expected (Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Communication Engineerings, Computer Science...) 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 exercises, projects, internships) to facilitate entry in the job market.

Fall Semester (October-January)

Technical courses

  • Emulation and simulation methodologies
  • Machine Learning and Intelligent System
  • Essential Mathematical Methods for Engineers
  • Mobility Modeling
  • Mobile application and services
  • Mobile communication systems
  • Network Modeling
  • Standardization activities

General courses

  • Entrepreneurship and Capital-Venture
  • Sustainable ICT's
  • Innovation & new product development
  • Introduction to management
  • Intellectual property law
  • Personal Development and Team Leadership

Language 1 1 ECTS in the 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 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.

Spring Semester (February-June)

Technical courses

  • Application Protocols
  • Mobile Advanced Networks
  • Mobile Networking
  • Wireless Access Technologies
  • Network Softwerization
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • Radio engineering
  • Emission and Traffic Efficiency

General courses

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

Languages Students can study up to 2 foreign languages.

Semester Project 6 See the description of the Project above.

Internship (July-January)

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 partner companies. Students can use EURECOM's platform to directly send their application to companies.

Example of companies where students did their internship: ORANGE/MAGNETTI MARELLI/DLR (Germany)/AMADEUS, etc.


The automotive industry has never had so many challenges in the field of telecommunications than today: vehicle embedded networks, telematics for onboard entertainment, telediagnostic, car2car communications, etc. Studying at EURECOM gave me a solid technical background to contribute to practical solutions. Stephane Turlier, Vehicle embedded communication engineer at RENAULT

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

EURECOM is a Graduate school and Research Centre in Communication Systems located in the Sophia Antipolis technology park (French Riviera), a major European place for telecommunications activities.

EURECOM is a Graduate school and Research Centre in Communication Systems located in the Sophia Antipolis technology park (French Riviera), a major European place for telecommunications activities. Read less