The Master 2 year consists of two semesters and allows you to earn 60 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System).

The first semester consists of core and optional modules. In addition, each student must complete a Personal Project in one of the partner institutions (I3S or INRIA) for a total of 6 ECTS credits (equivalent to around 120 hrs fo work).

Semester 1, Mid-September to February (30 ECTS)

UE1 (6 ECTS)

Graph Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimization 2 ECTS
Machine learning: Theory and algorithms 2 ECTS
An Algorithmic Approach to Distributed Systems 2 ECTS

UE2 (6 ECTS)

Evolving Internet 2 ECTS
Full Stack Software Engineering for IoT 2 ECTS
Virtualized infrastructure in cloud computing 2 ECTS

UE3 (Project)  (6 ECTS)


Personal Project  (see link for examples of Personal Projects) 5+1/3 ECTS
French or English course 2/3 ECTS

Personal project

From November to January:

  • 3 half-day per week
  • 2 weeks dedicated in November/December

Optional UEs - 12 ECTS in total

There are two cases to obtain the 12 credits:

Case 1:  6 courses picked in the following list

Internet Measurements and New Architectures 2 ECTS
Performance Evaluation of Networks 2 ECTS
Blockchain and Privacy 2 ECTS
Algorithms for Telecommunications 2 ECTS
Introduction to Security 2 ECTS
Data Mining for Networks: Algorithms and Architectures 2 ECTS
Multimedia Networking 2 ECTS
Model-Based Design for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things 2 ECTS
Large scale distributed systems 2 ECTS

Case 2:

  •  1 EUR courses (Automn/Winter) proposed here  (3 ECTS). A tentative list for 2021-2022 is:
  • Deep Tech Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Strategy
  • ICT and Environment
  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Quantum Computing and Networking
  • Quantum Technologies
  • Sensor and Network devices
  • Technological challenges in the IoT domain
  • Web Technologies
  • Anthropology and ethics of technics
  • Innovation and Design Thinking
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Introduction to scientific research
  • Organize your activity in project mode
  • Tools2Communicate
  • Website creation workshop
  •  The "Initiation to Research" course (1 ECTS)
  •  + 4  courses from the list of case 1 (8 ETCS)

Semester 2, March to August (30 ECTS)


A 6 month paid fulltime internship in one of the research teams Diana (INRIA), Neo (INRIA), Kairos (INRIA/I3S), Coati (INRIA/I3S), Scale (I3S), SigNet (I3S), Modalis (I3S) Rainbow (I3S), Indes (INRIA), etc… or with one of the companies with a branch in Sophia Antipolis: Orange Labs, SAP, THALES, AMADEUS, etc…
Examples of internships proposed at I3S and INRIA can be found here.