Télécom Paris education - Your 2nd year

Choose your area of focus

The Master’s cycle (2nd and 3rd years) is completed on the IP Paris campus, as well as students who enroll at Télécom Paris following a university technical degree. In both cases, you will obtain the same Télécom Paris degree.

On Institut Polytechnique de Paris campus

The engineering program focuses on the international dimension as part of a strong innovation ecosystem. Second-year courses include:

  • Two study tracks (each of which represents 192 hours)
  • Eight complementary courses (192 hours)
  • Language courses and personal and professional skills training
  • Two Athens weeks: one-week intensive course program offered by 15 European schools or universities

Study tracks

Composed of teaching units in the 2nd year, which introduce students to options offered in the 3rd year.
Courses in the study track represent 24 hours or 48 hours each.
Students must choose 2 study tracks out of 14.

Complementary courses

Complementary courses include courses in general culture, personal and professional skills, economic and social sciences as well as a choice of elective science courses. The following list, which is not exhaustive, provides examples of courses:

Sciences et technology

  • Foundation for learning
  • Databases
  • Queuing
  • Technological innovation
  • Modern physics in Python
  • Optimization et numerical analysis
  • Programming paradigms, theory and practice
  • Preparation for programming competitive exam
  • Statistics
  • Web Development

General culture

  • Cinema, society and management
  • Geopolitics
  • Opera, musicology
  • Philosophy of science
  • New technologies law
  • History of Art
  • Anthropology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Comparative international law

Economics and social sciences

  • Digital economy
  • Digital Management
  • Internet and society
  • Cultural industries in a digital world: from creation to consumption
  • Cinema, society and management
  • Sociology of Big Data
  • Design: the design-space method
  • Digital sociology
  • Responsible innovation
  • Digital marketing

Personal and professional skills development

  • Happiness at work
  • Motivational compass and career plan
  • Negotiation
  • The human voice and its challenges
  • The pitch: a human experience
  • Managing and working in a team
  • Public speaking
  • Customer relations in the consulting business
  • Gain self-confidence and be confident with others




Télécom offers customized training that can be tailored to different profiles. Starting in the 2nd year, we get to choose from a wide range of subjects. I chose to study applied mathematics, economics, market study and innovation.What I’ve learned this year at Télécom, combined with the knowledge I gained in my 1st year, has given me a broad overview of the various facets of careers in the digital sector, and of how companies work. That’s exactly what employers are looking for when hiring engineers at the beginning of their careers, and these aspects will be helpful in the future too!
Nawel Gabouge, class of 2018


  • Sigolène MorinResponsable du Pôle Déploiement des programmes, Adjointe du directeur de l'enseignementTélécom Parisemailemail

On Sophia-Antipolis – EURECOM Campus

Note: the Sophia curriculum will no longer be offered from the start of the 2021 academic year. Students currently in their 2nd and 3rd year who initially chose Sophia will complete their course at Eurecom as planned.

The Sophia-Antipolis curriculum is carried out entirely in English and is a globally-minded program, as students have the opportunity to study with international students from EURECOM‘s prestigious international partner universities, who represent 75% of the student body.

Scientific and technical courses

The Master’s cycle is based on EUROCOM’s training model, in which credit units are referred to as « long modules » or « short modules ». The academic year is divided into semesters. The two-year Master’s Cycle is therefore made up of four semesters.

Students at EURECOM must choose one of the four following study tracks:

  • Mobile communications
  • Smart objects
  • Data science and engineering
  • Communication systems security

General education courses

In today’s world, engineers’ effectiveness is based not only on their scientific and technical expertise but also on their interpersonal, project management, team management skills, etc. Not only will they have to solve technical problems, but they must also be able to work as part of a team, deal with conflicts, discuss and defend budgets etc.

Over the course of their studies, students must take a number of required courses in these fields (Economics, Law, Social Sciences and Humanities) and may also opt to take additional courses to help them build these skills and gain the knowledge they need to be successful in their professional careers.

Language courses

Due to the wide range of students’ countries of origin, language courses are organized based on levels and demand. Five languages are usually offered: German, English, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. Other languages may be offered upon request if enough students with the same level are interested.

Professional thesis

The last semester is dedicated to the professional thesis, which is completed in a company, usually in a foreign country. EURECOM gives students the opportunity to carry out their studies entirely in English should they choose to do so.


  • Pascale CastaingResponsable du Service de la Formation EurecomTélécom Paris