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Multimedia Networking

Institut Polytechnique de Paris

24 months
3770 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
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Master in Multimedia Networking at Institut Polytechnique de Paris offers advanced training in information theory, source coding, signal processing for multimedia, networking, and multimedia security.


An important part of the program is devoted to optimizing network architecture and protocols for the delivery of audio-visual content.

During the first year dedicated to Electrical Engineering for Communication, the student chooses a major in Telecommunication Networking and Multimedia. This major aims to provide the foundations to understand, practice, and contribute to the development of new-generation communication techniques and networking, content coding and delivery systems such as 5G networks, connected devices, machine-to-machine communication, as well as the need for very low-delay and high-reliability networks.

Many of the second year courses are taught through labs to make theoretical notions more concrete, while a multidisciplinary research project helps prepare students for subsequent research work. Students will also follow seminars on current research and key industrial applications.

Students interested early on by research are advised to apply for a PhD Track in this field (combined Master and PhD). It enables a personalized master program, early immersion in research labs and a progressive development of the thesis studies. 


After graduating from the Multimedia Networking Master at Institut Polytechnique de Paris, students will be equipped to:
  • Pursue a career in an academic or industrial research laboratory working on multimedia signal processing, source coding, or networking
  • Work for content providers, telecom operators, regulators or companies specialized in multimedia engineering

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Computer Science

Effective Communication

Fundamentals of Probability and statistics

Wireless systems

Information theory and source coding

Communication theory and channel coding

Probability, random processes, estimation and signal processing


Source coding

Optimization (continuous variables and discrete optimization)

Content Distribution Networks: performance and models

Multimedia content security

Mathematics of Information and Source Coding

Multimedia compression

Advanced compression techniques

Multimedia content security: advanced methods

Audio-Visual transport (principles, protocols and advanced techniques)

Learning methods and control for content distribution

Deep learning for multimedia



Internship 5 to 6 months compulsory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS
  • Year 1: 60 ECTS
  • Year 2: 60 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Year 1

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  •  Good background in  mathematics 

  • Certificate of English level (IELTS ≥ 6, TOEIC ≥ 785, CECRL ≥ B2)

Year 2

  • Completion of the first year of a Master in Electrical Engineering at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad

  • The program is open to students with a first-year Master’s degree in applied mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or communication and networking, or in their final year at engineering school
  • Foreign students with majors in applied mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or communication and networking are also welcomed
  • A background in signal processing, probability theory, linear algebra, and networking is useful, although refresher sessions are provided in September

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3770 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 3770 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    243 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 243 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Palaiseau

640 - 950 EUR /month
Living costs

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