Master of Science (MSc) in Design and Engineering of Communication Networks (DECN)

MSc in Design and Engineering of Communication Networks
Design and Engineering of
Communication Networks

 TESTIMONIAL

Jhonny

Jhonny
Simon Bolivar University, Caracas, Venezuela

  • Internship with Orange Labs, France
  • Graduated from Telecom Bretagne in 2012
  • Now Mobile Network Engineer in Paris

    English / Spanish

The Master of Science in Design and Engineering of Communication Networks (DECN) programme lasts 2 years referred to as M1 and M2. M1 is organized on our Brest campus, M2 on our Rennes campus. This master is accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and fully complies with the EHEA system.

It is also possible to prepare a dual degree with our partners KTH (Sweden) and TUB (Germany) in the framework of EIT ICT Labs Master School. In such a case the major to be chosen must be Internet Technology Architecture (ITA) with Internet of Things (IoT) specialization (exit point). Fee waivers and scholarships are available for excellent candidates.

KEYWORDS

Information Technologies / Internet / Internet of Things / Computer Networking / Convergent Networks / Wireless Networks / Mobile Networks / Network Services / Network Solution Design / Network Planning and Design

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

The first semester classes are taught in English. Over this period, students acquire sufficient skills in the French language to be able to follow second and subsequent semester lectures together with native speakers. Progressive immersion in the French language and culture, an educational challenge, is one of the special features of the curriculum.

Classes initially in French can be taught in English upon request but most students prefer to practise French.

ENVIRONMENT

The explosive growth of networks, both fixed and mobile, has led to the design, study, assessment, deployment, and administration of highly complex, distributed communication infrastructures. Powerful forces are behind these innovations: high-speed connectivity for users, great mobility (cellular networks, WiFi, LTE…) and seamless, ubiquitous access to the Internet. Network infrastructures and services, which were previously separate, are being integrated and interconnected, thus opening the way for new markets, new uses and new applications. Convergence is everywhere: the convergence of telephone, data and content-distribution networks; the convergence of infrastructure-based and ad-hoc networks, with the arrival of hybrid/mesh networks; the convergence of cellular and local wireless networks; the convergence of services from both the fixed and mobile worlds.

COURSE AIMS

In spite of the ubiquity of the IP protocol suite, this convergence does not mean that networks will become the same through one single technology, rather that they must be highly interoperable. It is crucial for technical experts to be trained in order to guarantee the quality of the services on offer.
This Masters program also offers a gateway to PhD studies.

COMPETENCIES ACQUIRED

Thanks to Telecom Bretagne's expertise in postgraduate education and research, high-level competencies are acquired not only in technical/scientific fields but also in team working, written and oral communication, innovation and project management.
Last but not least, French language is also one of the competencies acquired, beneficial for working in France and other French-speaking countries or for French companies abroad.

TYPICAL JOBS

  • Network solution designer
  • Network planner and designer
  • Network architect
  • Network project leader
  • Network integration leader
  • R&D engineer
  • Consulting expert
  • Researcher and Academic

ACADEMIC IN CHARGE

     David Ros
     Dr. Laurent Toutain 

COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT

Each semester is worth 30 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System).

 YEAR 1 (M1) - Brest campus

Bridging semester

from September
to January

2nd Sem.
from February to June

YEAR 2 (M2) - Rennes campus

1st Sem.

from September
to March


2nd Sem.
from March onwards

Internship

This semester is spent carrying out a development or research project in an industrial or academic laboratory in France or abroad.

Duration: 4-6 months - Typical stipend: 1,000-1,500 Euros/month

Upon completion of the four semesters, students defend their Master Thesis.

NAME IN FRENCH, ACCREDITATION AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

  • "Master dans un établissement habilité à délivrer le titre d'ingénieur diplômé. Domaine: Sciences et Technologies. Mention: Technologies de l'Information. Spécialité: Conception et Ingénierie de Réseaux Convergents"
  • Accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research
  • Fully complies with the EHEA system.

TESTIMONIAL

GENERAL INFORMATION AND FEES: MSc main page 

ONLINE APPLICATION: Admission

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: FAQ 

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  • UEB
  • Fondation Télécom
  • Institut Mines-Telecom
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