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

The school offers a wide-ranging curriculum in ICT areas

Note : one of these curriculums, in Data Science, is entirely in English during two years (Data Science and Stochastic processes and scientific computing study tracks and other courses in English). Further information about the  Master of Science in Data Engineering(2.1 MB)

Students enroll in:

  • Two study tracks (40 credits) among the fourteen 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

Study tracks

The programs are mostly in French during the second year and in French or in English during the third year. English-speaking students will attend two study tracks entirely in English : Stochastic processes and scientific computing and Data Science.

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: majors 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). The choice is between the following programs (“Options”):

The local majors

Under the supervision of their academic advisor, students choose, according to their interests, for one semester :

  • Courses for a minimum of 12 credits (120 hours). Some of these courses may be specific to Telecom ParisTech though there is also the possibility of picking from a large range of courses within the various Master of Science (M2) of the University of Paris Saclay or of other Parisian universities in which our professors teach (see the list).
    Note : The courses at Télécom ParisTech will open only if there is the requisite number of students.


  • a personal project within a company or in a research laboratory for 120 hours. This is to be completed by an internship during the other semester.
    Most of the local programs are scheduled during the first semester.

Note: one major, “Entrepreneurship”, is open to all students regardless of the program followed in the second year.

The Master 2 programs

With the agreement of their academic advisor, students who stay at least 2 years 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) and, of course, an internship.

Each study track feeds into a host of M2 programs in the fields of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or Physics. Two M2 programs are open to all students: PIC and IREN ("Innovation, Enterprise and Society").

For more information, please refer to the description of each study track.

In all cases, students will follow language courses as well as personal and professional skills courses as they did in their second year and will have to complete a total of 60 credits.