Master 1

Electrical Engineering for Communications & Information Processing


The Master 1 in Electrical Engineering of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris University is a program taught in English to get a Master degree. During this year four distinct tracks are offered. These tracks open on second year of the Master. Common courses on the basic sciences and on French as foreign language are provided for the four tracks, which are as follows:

  • Telecommunication Networking and Multimedia (TNM) Track: Pervasive communication is one of the targets of future 5G networks. The rapid development of connected devices, machine-to-machine communication, as well as the need for very low-delay and high reliability networks represent new challenges to Telecommunication, Networking and Multimedia engineers and researchers, which go far beyond the problems previously encountered in point-to-point communication. The TNM track within the Electrical Engineering International master program aims at providing all basis required to understand, practice, and contribute to the development of future-generation ubiquitous communication techniques, networking, as well as content coding and delivery systems. This track provides a solid theoretical background to continue with the second year master programs in Virtual Augmented Reality (VAR), in Multimedia Networking (MN) and in Information Processing: Machine Learning, Communications, and Security (MICAS). If a PhD, in an academic lab or within a company, is the natural continuation of such programs, positions at industry in R&D departments may also be obtained directly after graduation.
  • DATA analysis and PAttern Classification (Datapac) Track: This Master 1 track, combined with the Master 2 TRIED, is designed to provide the tools allowing processing all types of real data captured by sensors. At the end of the 2-year program, including master 2, students will be able to model real and noisy data, to retrieve information in very large databases, and to conceive complex systems based on such techniques.In several applicative areas such as telecommunications, medical imaging, virtual reality, telemonitoring, biometrics, bio informatics, environmental sciences, banking, insurance, data mining (textual, multimedia), great amounts of data are captured through specialized sensors and must be processed and further analyzed for different purposes related to the application. Processing such volumes of data, often noisy or degraded, is a big challenge: raw data must be pre-processed to remove the noise, pertinent information (features) must be extracted from data, wich must be stored appropriately and accesses efficiently; this requires to model data in order to label it for classification or prediction purposes. The high quality lectures and projects supervised by professors from Telecom SudParis, and professionals from industry ensure the possibility of applying for a PhD position in a research laboratory, or research and development in industry as a data scientist.
  • Electrical and Optical Engineering (EOE) Track: Research, as well as industry, is seeking for high level students with both large knowledge spend and specialized skills. This present track Master 1 in Electrical and Optical Engineering has been designed in response to this demand.The goal of this graduate program is to give high level skills to students in order to allow them to join engineering and development departments of leading companies or research teams towards a Ph.D. thesis, in the electronics and photonics fields. The courses are designed to develop original thinking and anticipating capabilities for each student. Thus, a large part of the program is based on multidisciplinary application fields in both electronics and optics. The guidelines of the program is composed of a core training part where all the necessary fundamental aspects are addressed, and of a specialization part which focuses on specific technical skills in different application fields such as communications, sensors, defense and space, automotive and information technology. This track leads to Master 2 in Optical Network and Photonic Systems (ROSP) and Master 2 in Wireless communication Systems, Radio Architecture and Radio Infrastructure (Radio Systems).
  • Microelectronic (MIE) Track: With the steady evolution of the CMOS integrated technologies and the emergence of the micro/nano technologies, the complexity of today’s integrated systems is constantly and quickly increasing. Many integrated systems nowadays not only feature high performance SoCs (integrated processors associated to specific digital functions) but also interacting non-digital parts: analog preprocessing chains, RF devices for communication, integrated sensors and actuators, energy harvesting blocks, lab on chips …
    These new technological possibilities open the way to the implementation of high performance, high value, multi-domain integrated systems whose design is more and more challenging but allows a global repartition of the specifications constraints over the different interacting parts. This global optimization of the system’s performance with respect to its specifications may be obtained by co-designing the different parts and requires a good knowledge of all the kinds of devices constituting the system.
    This track leads to Master 2 in Integration Circuits Systems (ICS) and Master 2 in Embedded System and Information Processing (SETI) both programs delivered by professors from Telecom Paris, CentraleSupélec and Paris-Sud University.

Language of instruction: English
ECTS: 60
Oriented: Industry and research
Duration: 1 year
Courses Location: Institut Polytechnique de Paris

Educational objectives

The objective is to provide all the necessary fundamentals to continue in Master 2. The students are provided with common knowledge in computer science, mathematics, French and scientific communication methods. Whatever the option chosen, the training integrates many practical approaches through projects to be carried out in groups or individually.
At the end of the year, students will have a methodological, practical and scientific training that will enable them to approach the second year of their master’s degree in EECIP under the best conditions.

Program structure

Computer Science
Effective Communication
French as foreign language
Fundamentals of Probability and statistics
Signal processing and Statistical Data Analysis
Scientific project

Core courses description

The specific courses gathered in 4 tracks are as follows:

Telecom Networking Multimedia Track leading to M2 MICAS, M2 MN, M2 VAR :

Application of statistical Methods
Communication theory and channel coding
Computer Networking
Information theory and source coding
Optimization Methods
Wireless Systems

TNM track courses description

Datapac Track leading to M2 TRIED:

Application of statistical Methods
Conferences on ICR & Operational Systems
Optimization Methods
Pattern recognition & Biometrics
Signal enhancement methods

Datapac track courses description

Electrical and Optical Engineering Track leading to M2 ROSP and M2 Radio Systems:

Advanced Optoelectronic Devices
Computer Networking
Fundamental of Fiber-Optic Communication
Microwaves and Antennas
Radio Frequency for Connected Objects
Wireless Systems

EOE track courses description

Microelectronic Track leading to M2 ICS, M2 SETI:

Digital Circuit Design
Microelectronic acquisition systems
Microwaves and Antennas
Radio Frequency for Connected Objects
Signal enhancement methods
Wireless Systems

MIE track courses description

Laboratories involved


Application guidelines for a master’s program at IP Paris

Academic prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree, License’s degree or equivalent
  • EOE and MIE: Good background in applied mathematics is needed. Knowledge in electronics and optics are required.
  • TNM: Good background in Applied Mathematics is required.
  • Datapac: Good background in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science is required.

Language prerequisites

  • Certificate of English level (IELTS ≥ 6, TOEIC ≥ 785, CECRL ≥ B2)

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.
You can check your application status by logging in your candidate space.

Tuition 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)


Alexandre Vervisch-Picois