The fast evolution of telecommunication networks is leading to a change in the approach that such networks are operated by the new generation of professional engineers. Digital networks are becoming a commodity, where a global vision is needed in order to go beyond the fundamentals (i.e., multiple access, bandwidth optimisation, resiliency, etc) moving toward a connected world, from the small objects of the IoT (Internet of Things) to the large data centres offering a variety of Cloud services, through new paradigms and architectures like SDN (Software Defined Networks).
Today, the business world of telecommunications (operated networks) and local networks have evolved from a culture centered on basic issues such as the optimization of bandwidth, multiple access, detection and protection against errors, error recovery, routing ... to a much more comprehensive view. This universality is both related to the range of technologies considered, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and the almost unlimited variety of services offered.
The Networks study track offers a comprehensive training on networks today and tomorrow. A student following the Networks study track will be able to understand, design, and cast a critical eye on network architectures and protocols, and analyze the performance of a network. The networks study track is divided into 8 EU 24 hours 2nd year addressing Internet architecture (IP networks and applications), cellular networks, multimedia, access, performance evaluation, safety and theory information.
Students who won't choose Master ACN or Network program in the 3rd year may enroll in RES210 instead (of RES207) and RES211 (instead of RES208) :
From the RES track, the students can choose one of these programs for the third year:
- M2 Advanced Communication Network (ACN ), Fundamental Computer Science field
- M2 Multimedia Networking (MN), Electrical Engineering field
- M2 Optical Networks and Photonic Systems (ROSP), Electrical Engineering field