Optical Networks and Photonics Systems, Master | CentraleSupélec | Paris, France
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Optical Networks and Photonics Systems

12 months
243 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
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The expertise in optical solutions acquired by Optical Networks and Photonics Systems students at CentraleSupélec is in demand not only in the Information Technology industry and academic research institutes, but translates to other applications as well in the health industry, bioscience, energy, fabrication technologies, environment, and many others.


Optical communications are integral to modern digital society, as the only technology capable of handling large amounts of data over long distances, upon which networks rely. Moreover, the continual development of new online services requires sustaining an ever-increasing traffic capacity, which runs squarely into information-theory transmission limits and an uncontrolled energy consumption both. This course is supported by teaching and research groups renowned worldwide, in topics from Fundamental Physics to Information Theory through Computer Science and Networks.

CentraleSupélec aim to train Optical Networks and Photonics Systems engineers and researchers who can meet these challenges: design optical communication systems suited to given constraints and required applications; design cross-layer optical network architectures, from the physical layer to higher network layers; select optical components according to their performances among current and future solutions; and design the photonic devices needed for optical data processing and transport in future networks.


The training is aimed at students who have already completed their first year of Master's M1 (60 ECTS) or equivalent in such fields as: electrical engineering, physics, communication systems engineering, etc.

Programme Structure

  • Create knowledge built on a scientific approach.

  • Analyse and design the operation of an optical communications system with the requisite scientific rigour.

  • Contribute to the development of a project in a multi-disciplinary environment combining physics, optics, advanced signal processing, incroporating notions of information theory, communication networks, etc.

  • Use conceptual, methodological, numerical, technical and practical knowledge and skills for modelling and solving problems in physics or engineering, or straddling both disciplines.

  • Be able to analyse a scientific article or presentation and grasp its underlying issues as well as its limits.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






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

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Motivation letter.

  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    243 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 243 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    243 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 243 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Paris

1195 - 1778 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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