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Master Year 2 Optical Networks and Photonic Systems

Master Year 2 Optical Networks and Photonic Systems
Year

Master Year 2

Program

Optical Networks and Photonic Systems

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Orientation

Industry and Research

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Pursue a secure and successful career in industry and research

Asset n°2

Gain practical experience through an internship and substantial laboratory work

Asset n°3

Benefit from courses given by renowned faculty members and world-class industry experts

This second-year Master’s program aims to train engineers and researchers to meet current challenges relating to optical networks and photonic systems. It offers students the opportunity to design optical communication systems suited to given constraints and required applications. It also covers design cross-layer optical network architectures from physical to higher network layers.

Students will learn how to select optical components according to their performance for current and future solutions. They will then design the photonic devices needed for optical data processing and transport in future networks. The first semester encompasses core courses given by renowned faculty members and world-class industry experts. During the second semester, students will complete an internship to gain practical experience.

Objectives

This second-year Master’s program allow students to:

  • Gain an advanced vertical knowledge about optical communications: device physics, optical transmission, networking, information theory and digital signal processing
  • Apply open knowledge from optical communications to other photonic applications
  • Gain practical experience with substantial laboratory work across all topics
  • Prepare for a career in research or industry

After obtaining their Master’s degree, students will be well equipped for a career in research or industry:

  • A strong need for expertise in optical solutions in the information technology industry and academic research institutes
  • A wide range of applications in various industry sectors including health, bioscience, energy, fabrication technologies and the environment

Core Courses

Digital Information Processing

30h

3 ECTS

English

Optical Networks

40h

4 ECTS

English

Optical Information Propagation and Point-to-Point Transmission Systems

30h

3 ECTS

English

Optoelectronic Devices

40h

4 ECTS

English

Photonic Systems Towards Other Applications

30h

3 ECTS

English

Error-Correcting Codes and Coded Modulations Applied to Optical Communications

20h

2 ECTS

English

Future Trends in Optical Networks

20h

2 ECTS

English

Advanced and Next-Generation Optical Transmission Systems

20h

2 ECTS

English

 

Elective courses

Choose 2 courses among the 3 courses below

Refresher: Digital Communications

20h

2 ECTS

English

Refresher: Communication Networks

20h

2 ECTS

English

Refresher: Physics of Optoelectronic Devices

20h

2 ECTS

English

 

Choose 1 courses among the 2 courses below

Nanophotonics

30h

3 ECTS

English

Photonic Integration Functions

30h

3 ECTS

English

 

 

Internship

Internship of minimum 17 weeks

30 ECTS

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Strong background (at the level of 1st year of Master) in at least one, preferably two of the relevant topics:
    • Information Theory & Digital Communications
    • Semiconductor Device Physics
    • Networking.
  • Basic level in Math (Differential Equations, Fourier/Spectral Analysis, Statistics…) and Physics (Maxwell’s Equations, Optics and Wave Propagation…)

Language prerequisites

  • English
  • Certificate demonstrating B2 English level (compulsory for non-English speakers)

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Contact Master's team

E-mail

Coordinator

Cédric Ware

Mounia Lourdiane

Program office

Isabel-Mary Morgan
Yasmina Drissi

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

This second-year Master’s program aims to train engineers and researchers to meet current challenges relating to optical networks and photonic systems. It offers students the opportunity to design optical communication systems suited to given constraints and required applications. It also covers design cross-layer optical network architectures from physical to higher network layers.

Students will learn how to select optical components according to their performance for current and future solutions. They will then design the photonic devices needed for optical data processing and transport in future networks. The first semester encompasses core courses given by renowned faculty members and world-class industry experts. During the second semester, students will complete an internship to gain practical experience.

Objectives

This second-year Master’s program allow students to:

  • Gain an advanced vertical knowledge about optical communications: device physics, optical transmission, networking, information theory and digital signal processing
  • Apply open knowledge from optical communications to other photonic applications
  • Gain practical experience with substantial laboratory work across all topics
  • Prepare for a career in research or industry

After obtaining their Master’s degree, students will be well equipped for a career in research or industry:

  • A strong need for expertise in optical solutions in the information technology industry and academic research institutes
  • A wide range of applications in various industry sectors including health, bioscience, energy, fabrication technologies and the environment

Core Courses

Digital Information Processing

30h

3 ECTS

English

Optical Networks

40h

4 ECTS

English

Optical Information Propagation and Point-to-Point Transmission Systems

30h

3 ECTS

English

Optoelectronic Devices

40h

4 ECTS

English

Photonic Systems Towards Other Applications

30h

3 ECTS

English

Error-Correcting Codes and Coded Modulations Applied to Optical Communications

20h

2 ECTS

English

Future Trends in Optical Networks

20h

2 ECTS

English

Advanced and Next-Generation Optical Transmission Systems

20h

2 ECTS

English

 

Elective courses

Choose 2 courses among the 3 courses below

Refresher: Digital Communications

20h

2 ECTS

English

Refresher: Communication Networks

20h

2 ECTS

English

Refresher: Physics of Optoelectronic Devices

20h

2 ECTS

English

 

Choose 1 courses among the 2 courses below

Nanophotonics

30h

3 ECTS

English

Photonic Integration Functions

30h

3 ECTS

English

 

 

Internship

Internship of minimum 17 weeks

30 ECTS

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Strong background (at the level of 1st year of Master) in at least one, preferably two of the relevant topics:
    • Information Theory & Digital Communications
    • Semiconductor Device Physics
    • Networking.
  • Basic level in Math (Differential Equations, Fourier/Spectral Analysis, Statistics…) and Physics (Maxwell’s Equations, Optics and Wave Propagation…)

Language prerequisites

  • English
  • Certificate demonstrating B2 English level (compulsory for non-English speakers)

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Contact Master's team

E-mail

Coordinator

Cédric Ware

Mounia Lourdiane

Program office

Isabel-Mary Morgan
Yasmina Drissi

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr