Institut Polytechnique de Paris
Ecole Polytechnique ENSTA ENSAE Télécom Paris Télécom SudParis

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering
Program

PhD track in Electrical Engineering

ECTS Credits

120 (first two years)

Language

English

Orientation

Research

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration

two years (coursework period), followed by a three-year dissertation phase

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree (after the first two years), PhD (on completion of the dissertation)

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Get ready for a PhD by starting research at an early stage

Asset n°2

Be closely associated with the research activities carried out in a world-renowned innovation cluster

Asset n°3

Benefit from individual and personalized supervision by a faculty member

Students engaged in the Engineering for Communications and Information Processing (E3A) PhD Track will be involved in highly challenging research programs in the field of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies. They will benefit from the long tradition of high standards and excellence of some of the most renowned ICT Labs in France:

  • Telecom Paris/LTCI
  • Telecom SudParis/SAMOVAR
  • ENSTA/U2IS
  • Ecole Polytechnique/OMEGA

These IP Paris research labs have all a strong publication track record in the transformative areas of:

  • Wireless and optical communications
  • Multimedia networking
  • Embedded systems and integrated circuits
  • Virtual reality
  • Data processing

Objectives

  • Prepare in the best conditions a high level PhD  in innovative research fields.
  • Sensitize the future doctoral student to the working methods specific to research.
  • To provide the student with an environment in high-level research in subjects specific to Engineering for Communications and Information Processing.

Partner University

  • Université Paris Saclay

The five-year curriculum of the PhD track trains students in cutting-edge research for them to pursue international careers in prestigious universities or leading companies in their domain.

Every year, the program of every student has to be discussed and validated by his/her tutor, who is a member of the IP Paris faculty. According to the student’s specialization wishes, the course program will be individualized as much as possible.

Engaged along cutting-edge research within the Lab strong environment, the PhD track students will actively participate to challenging topics such as:

  • Ultra-dense, any rate network connectivity
  • Seemingly infinite capacity networks
  • Perpetual digital protection and security
  • Scalable data collection and analysis
  • Smart objects based IoT
  • Artificial Intelligence-driven environments
  • Autonomous vehicle

Students have the opportunity to visit international partner universities.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of a Bachelor of Science at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad.
Evidence of research potential is essential as the main goal of such a PhD program is to train first class researchers.

Students who have completed the first year of an equivalent program may exceptionally be directly admitted to the second year (4-year PhD program).

Language prerequisites

A certificate of proficiency in English (level B2) is required (TOEIC, IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge ESOL), except for native speakers and students who previously studied in English.

How to apply

Applications are exclusively online. You will be required 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 following the closing date of the application session. 

Fees and scholarships

  • Regular fees: 243€
  • 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

Coordinator

General enquiry

Description

Students engaged in the Engineering for Communications and Information Processing (E3A) PhD Track will be involved in highly challenging research programs in the field of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies. They will benefit from the long tradition of high standards and excellence of some of the most renowned ICT Labs in France:

  • Telecom Paris/LTCI
  • Telecom SudParis/SAMOVAR
  • ENSTA/U2IS
  • Ecole Polytechnique/OMEGA

These IP Paris research labs have all a strong publication track record in the transformative areas of:

  • Wireless and optical communications
  • Multimedia networking
  • Embedded systems and integrated circuits
  • Virtual reality
  • Data processing

Objectives

  • Prepare in the best conditions a high level PhD  in innovative research fields.
  • Sensitize the future doctoral student to the working methods specific to research.
  • To provide the student with an environment in high-level research in subjects specific to Engineering for Communications and Information Processing.

Partner University

  • Université Paris Saclay

The five-year curriculum of the PhD track trains students in cutting-edge research for them to pursue international careers in prestigious universities or leading companies in their domain.

Every year, the program of every student has to be discussed and validated by his/her tutor, who is a member of the IP Paris faculty. According to the student’s specialization wishes, the course program will be individualized as much as possible.

Engaged along cutting-edge research within the Lab strong environment, the PhD track students will actively participate to challenging topics such as:

  • Ultra-dense, any rate network connectivity
  • Seemingly infinite capacity networks
  • Perpetual digital protection and security
  • Scalable data collection and analysis
  • Smart objects based IoT
  • Artificial Intelligence-driven environments
  • Autonomous vehicle

Students have the opportunity to visit international partner universities.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of a Bachelor of Science at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad.
Evidence of research potential is essential as the main goal of such a PhD program is to train first class researchers.

Students who have completed the first year of an equivalent program may exceptionally be directly admitted to the second year (4-year PhD program).

Language prerequisites

A certificate of proficiency in English (level B2) is required (TOEIC, IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge ESOL), except for native speakers and students who previously studied in English.

How to apply

Applications are exclusively online. You will be required 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 following the closing date of the application session. 

Fees and scholarships

  • Regular fees: 243€
  • 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

Coordinator

General enquiry