M2 Optical Networks and Photonics Systems, Master | Paris-Saclay University | Paris, France
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M2 Optical Networks and Photonics Systems

12 months
243 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
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This M2 Optical Networks and Photonics Systems course at Paris-Saclay University is supported by teaching and research groups renowned worldwide, in topics from Fundamental Physics to Information Theory through Computer Science and Networks.


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.

The expertise in optical solutions acquired by our M2 Optical Networks and Photonics Systems students at Paris-Saclay University 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.

We aim to train 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.

Career prospects

The skills acquired in optical solutions enable students not only to respond to major challenges in the field of information technologies, but also to address other applications related to the health, biosciences and energy sectors, manufacturing technologies, the environment, and so on.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced and Next-Generation Optical Transmission Systems
  • Digital Information Processing
  • Error-Correcting Codes and Coded Modulations Applied to Optical Communications
  • Future Trends in Optical Networks
  • Optical Information Propagation and Point-to-Point Transmission Systems
  • Optical Networks
  • Optoelectronic Devices
  • Photonic Systems Towards Other Applications
  • Nanophotonics

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

  • The training is aimed at students who have already completed their first year of Master's M1 or equivalent in such fields as: electrical engineering, physics, communication systems engineering, etc.
  • 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.
  • Letter of recommendation or internship evaluation.
  • Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English speakers).
  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).
  • Choice sheet of M2 (obligatory for the candidates registered in M1 at the University Paris-Saclay)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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

    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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