Master 2

Integration, Circuits and Systems


The Integration, Circuits and Systems M2 degree aims at training future researchers and engineers with advanced knowledge in electronics design for leading-edge domains like ultra-high frequencies, devices and systems for telecommunications, microelectronics, microsystems (MEMS/NEMS), embedded analog and digital systems, high performance data converters (ADCs, DACs), hardware-based signal processing. This master degree is performed within three reference institutes for these fields: CentraleSupélec, Telecom Paris and Paris-Sud University.

Prerequisite is Master 1 level knowledge in analog and digital electronics and basic knowledge of a hardware description language and basic level in software programming.
The master program is composed of 11 courses of 3 ECTS each delivered from September to March, plus a 1-month project of 3 ECTS organized in March and a 4 to 6 months internship counting for 24 ECTS to be done either in industry or in a research laboratory between April and September.

Language of instruction: English
ECTS: 60
Oriented: Industry and research
Duration: 1year
Courses Location:
Telecom Paris – 19, place Marguerite Perey 91120 Palaiseau
CentraleSupélec – 3, rue Joliot-Curie 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette
C2N – 10 Boulevard Thomas Gobert, 91120 Palaiseau – Université Paris-Sud
Bâtiment d’Enseignement de la Physique – Bat 625 – rue Louis de Broglie – 91400 Orsay – Université Paris-Sud

Educational objectives

A set of basic study units allows the student to acquire the knowledge necessary for any leading-edge activity in electronics design: theoretical as well as practical knowledge with CAD design tools for analog or digital systems. Students then are taught more specialized courses in RF circuits and systems, mixed analog/digital integrated circuits and nanoarchitectures. Within each field, the courses allow the students to deal with concrete designing problems especially thanks to project-oriented study units and to acquire the corresponding designing experience. At the end of this master degree, the student has at the same time broadened his knowledge spectrum and acquired a solid practical experience.

Program structure


Laboratories involved

  • Information Processing and Communications Laboratory (LTCI)
    The Information Processing and Communication Laboratory (LTCI) is Telecom Paris’ in-house research laboratory. Since January 2017, it has continued the work previously carried out by the CNRS joint research unit of the same name. LTCI was created in 1982 and is known for its extensive coverage of topics in the field of information and communication technologies. LTCI’s core subject areas are computer science, networks, signal and image processing and digital communications. The laboratory is also active in issues related to systems engineering and applied mathematics. Belonging to LTCI laboratory and related to the ICS master program, the Circuits and Communication Systems (C2S) research team is devoted to the design of Radio-Frequency (RF) communication chips and is specialized in Analog-and-Mixed-Signal (AMS) interfaces for 5G and IoT Systems. It specifically concentrates on the critical interface between radio communication and digital processing, combining analog electronics efficiency with digital flexibility in optimal trade-offs.

Career prospects

This master 2 degree leads either to an industrial or academic career.
In the industry, it may lead to a Research and Development career, of course in the microelectronics domain, but also more broadly in the fields of analog or digital electronic systems design for applications like embedded systems, smart sensors, instrumentation, telecommunications.
At the academic level, this master degree leads to PhD studies in microelectronics or other fields studied in the chosen specialization option: microsystems, nano-architectures, embedded systems, RF systems, high performance Data Converters, hardware-based signal processing.
The courses are strongly linked with the research activities of the laboratories supporting the master degree. Moreover, the students may have the possibility to perform their projects or internship within the research teams of these laboratories. During the whole master 2 degree, since the study units are taught within the laboratories, they will be immersed in their field of choice and have a lot of interaction with top-level researchers of the domain.

Institutional partners

The laboratories supporting the master degree have many collaborations with local, national or international institutional partners: CEA-Leti, ONERA, ESIEE, UAB, BWRC, Stanford University, HUST, LESIA, CNES

Industrial partners

The laboratories supporting the master degree have many collaborations with local, national or international industrial partners: Thales, Analog Devices, ST Microelectronics, Schlumberger, NXP, Melexis, EADS, Zodiac Aerospace, Nokia, HGH, CRM Microport, Renesas, Scalinx, Autoliv, Groupe Adaming, Dolphin Integration


Application guidelines for a master’s program at IP Paris

Academic Prerequisites
Master 1 level knowledge in analog and digital electronics and in semiconductor devices physics. Basic knowledge of a hardware description language (like VHDL) and of C programming. Bachelor level knowledge in general physics (optics, mechanics, electromagnetism) and signal processing.

Language prerequisites
• Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English speakers)
• minimum level required: B2 on the CECRL scale

Application timeline

Deadlines for the Master application sessions are as follows:
– First session: February 28, 2020
– Second session: April 30, 2020
– Third Session (optional): June 30, 2020 (only if there are availabilities remaining after the 2 first sessions)
Applications not finalized for a session will automatically be carried over to the next session.

You shall receive an answer 2 months after the application deadline of the session.

Tuitions fees

National Master: Official tuition fees of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and innovation (2019-2020, EU students: 243 euros / Non-EU students: 3770 euros)