Télécom Paris education - Your 2nd year

Choose your area of focus

The Master’s cycle (2nd and 3rd years) may either be completed on the Paris-Saclay campus or on the EURECOM campus in Sophia Antipolis. Students must choose their curriculum when they take the Mines-Ponts Joint Entrance Exam. Students who enroll at Télécom Paris following a university technical degree must continue their studies in Paris. In both cases, you will obtain the same Télécom Paris degree and both programs are equally sought-after by businesses.

On Paris-Saclay campus

The Paris-Saclay 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

Paris-Saclay campus 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.

Networks, communications and cybersecurity

Networks (RES)

The Networks (RES) study track aims to prepare young engineers with an excellent background in matter of understanding and design of advanced networks suited to emerging IoT (Internet of Things), from both a practical and theoritical perspective.

Detailed information

Course director

  • Maurice GagnaireEnseignant-ChercheurTélécom Parisemailemail

Wireless networks and IoT (RIO)

The RIO track offers in-depth training in mobile networks and the Internet of Things (IoT).
While cellular networks have profoundly changed our communication usages, the Internet of Things (IoT) is envisioned to revolutionise health, industry, transportation, cities or entertainment. Mobile networks and IoT, are therefore the two major components of the fifth generation to come.

Detailed information

Course director

  • Marceau CoupechouxEnseignant-chercheurTélécom Parisemailemail

Infrastructures and Networks Security (SR2I)

The SR2I track aims to train highly qualified engineers in Cybersecurity by providing the necessary foundations of theoretical and practical skills. These skills will in turn allow for the mastery of essential technical, organizational and legal aspects of IT infrastructures and networks in their various mutations with the end goal of learning how to manage associated risks.

Detailed information

Course director

  • Ahmed SerhrouchniEnseignant-ChercheurTélécom Parisemailemail

Telecommunications: From datas to systems

The “Telecommunications: from data to systems” study track provides a global and exhaustive understanding of communication network technologies from both a theoretical and an experimental point of view.

Detailed information

Course director

  • Anne-Claire LepageEnseignant-chercheurTélécom Parisemailemail

Mathematics and theoretical computer science

Applied Algebra (ACCQ)

The ACCQ study track gives an introduction to several domains of computer science and telecommunications: symbolic computation, coding theory, cryptography, and quantum information theory, which all rely to a certain extent on a common algebra based mathematical background.

Detailed information

Course director

  • Hugues RandriambololonaTélécom Parisemailemail

Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science and Operation Research (MITRO)

This study track is open to students who are interested in thorough training at the interface of computer science and mathematics or to students from other study tracks who would like to complement their training with theoretical courses.

Detailed Information

Course director

  • Bertrand MeyerEnseignant-chercheur mathématiques appliquéesTélécom Parisemailemail

Stochastic processes and scientific computing (MACS) in English

This program is dedicated to applied mathematics, more precisely in the domain of stochastic modeling and scientific computing. Possible applications are in financial mathematics, data sciences, signal and image processing and modeling.

Detailed Information

Course director

  • François RoueffEnseignant-ChercheurTélécom Parisemailemail

Artificial intelligence and Data science

Image (IMA)

This program aims at providing the students with the necessary background, competences and skills for engineering and research positions in image processing, image interpretation, computer vision, 3D imaging, in various domains (biomedical imaging, computational photography, scene modeling and synthesis, remote sensing, biometry, defense, etc.).

Detailed information

Course director

  • Isabelle BlochProfesseur associéTélécom Parisemailemail

Data science (SD) in English

The Data Science track covers all fields related to the exploitation, management, and analysis of large datasets, both structured and unstructured.

Detailed information

Course director

  • Pascal BianchiEC en statistiques distribuéesTélécom Parisemailemail

Signal Processing for Artificial Intelligence (TSIA) in English

The target is to obtain a broad vision of machine learning and signal processing techniques and related application fields. Various applications fields are investigated, including : music and speech processing, multimedia compression, dictionary learning, sensor networks, target tracking, source separation.

Detailed information

Course director

  • Roland BadeauEnseignant-ChercheurTélécom Parisemailemail

Interactive, embedded computer systems

3D & Interactive systems (IGR)

This study track aims at providing a full coverage of human-computer interaction and computer graphics systems. It prepares students for the design of advanced interactive visual computing systems by training them with computer science and applied mathematics skills which are necessary for modeling such systems.

Detailed information

Course director

  • Tamy BoubekeurProfesseurTélécom Parisemailemail

Distributed Software Systems (SLR)

SLR encompasses foundations of distributed systems, with a focus on the problems of distribution of computing, algorithms and verification techniques.

Detailed information

Course director

  • Petr KuznetsovProfesseurTélécom Parisemailemail

Embedded Systems (SE)

This track aims at providing students with a complete training in the field of embedded systems. It prepares future engineers for the design, development and testing of embedded systems, on both hardware and software levels.

Detailed information

Course director

  • Guillaume DucEnseignant-ChercheurTélécom Parisemailemail

Digital economy and innovation

Strategy, Innovation, Markets (SIM)

Strategy, Innovation, Markets (SIM) offers a set of theoretical courses in economics and management, as well as applied courses to better understand the principles of competition dynamics, market mechanisms, the behaviour of consumers, business models, the design-driven approach to innovation, etc.

Detailed information

Course director

  • Myriam Davidovici-NoraEnseignant-ChercheurTélécom Parisemailemail

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: frm 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 Scolarité du cycle MasterTélécom Parisemailemail

On Sophia-Antipolis – EURECOM Campus

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 Parisemailemail