Télécom ParisTech

Postgraduate program

The postgraduate program spans over the second and third years of study. Students may complete their Master of Science in Engineering (diplôme d'ingénieur) in two years. 

Second year : the study tracks

Students enroll in:

  • Two study tracks (40 credits) among the thirteen tracks proposed (see below). Some of the tracks offer different choices.
  • Eight complementary courses (20 credits), in science and the humanities.
  • Two weeks with international students (Athens program, 3 credits)
  • Language courses (4 credits per semester) as well as personal and professional skills courses (3 credits per year) from a wide range of courses.

In the second year, the scientific courses are spread over four different time slots of two half days each per week (slot A, B,C for optional study tracks and slot D for all students). Students must choose two study tracks programmed in two different slots.

Students have two half-days off for studying. They have to complete 60 credits per year

Languages  : presentation | Personal and professional skills  ("Formation Humaine") : presentation (in French) | Athens weeksprogram

Time Slot D: elective courses for all students, who have two half days off per week for self-study.

  • Science and technology (24 hrs, 2½ ECTS) :
    - INF224 Programming paradigms: theory and practice
    - SD202 Databases
    - INF280 Programming project : practical cases and contests
    - MDI210 Optimization and numerical analysis
    - MDI220 Statistics
    - SI221 Foundations of pattern recognition
  • Economics and social sciences (24 hrs, 2½ ECTS) :
    - SES201 The Digital Transformation of Firms
    - SES202 The platform economy
    - SES203 Technology and social studies
    - SES204 Digital Cultures and Sociability
    - SES205 Work in creative industries
    - SES206 Cinema, Society and Management
    - SES207 Digital Writing and Reading
    - SES208 MOOC Innovate and foster entrepreneurship in a digital world (1 ECTS)
  • Law (24 hrs, 2½ ECTS) : 
    DROIT-COMP Comparative International Law (in particular for international students)
    - DROIT-TECH Technologies and Communication Law
    - DROIT-TRAV Labor Law
  • Humanities (15 hrs, 1½ ECTS) :
    - CG201 Geopolitics : global issues
    - CG203 Philosophy
    - CG204 Introduction to the opera music
    - CG205 Political Science : Institutions, power and society in France
    - CG206 Philosophy of science
    - CG207 Anthropology
    - CG208 Sociology : analysis of society
    - CG210 History of modern art
    - CG211 Telecommunication and innovation sociology
    - CG212 Psychoanalysis : an introduction
    - CG215 Introduction to architecture
    - CG221 History of contemporary art
    - Tandem project : the world's languages and cultures

Third year: options and internship

Students choose a 6-month specialty in one of the two study tracks they completed during the second year, and a 6-month engineering internship (24 weeks, in France for international students). They may choose between different programs ("Options"), such as:

  • a specialty at Telecom ParisTech ("option interne") for a semester (240 hours, including a personal project for 120 hours), and an internship for the other semester. One of the programs is open to all students regardless of their tracks ("Entrepreneurship")
  • or, with the agreement of their academic advisor, they may opt to do one of the selective Master of Science programs (M2) proposed elsewhere within the University of Paris Saclay or in other Parisian universities (double degree), which includes an internship ("option M2"). Each study track feeds into a host of M2 programs in the Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or Physics fields; and two M2 programs are open to all students: PIC and IREN ("Innovation, Enterprise and Society" field) .

For more information, please refer to the description of each study track.
In all cases, students have language courses as well as personal and professional skills courses as in the second year, and have to complete 60 credits.