ITA Program

Program for EIT Digital Master ITA track

The ITA track consists of two semesters and allows you to earn 60 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System).

The first semester consists of core and optional courses. In addition, each student must complete a Personal  Research and Development Project in either one of the partner institutions (I3S or INRIA), or by our industrial partners (Orange Labs, SAP research labs, Amadeus, ..., or by the Sohia-Antipolis SMEs ecosystem)  for a total of 4 ECTS credits. Subjects are proposed to students during October, so that the project can also start early: 3 half days per week, plus a two weeks full-time  period (between Period 1 and 2; followed by full freed one  at the end of the Semester 1 before the project oral defense) are reserved for the project development.

Semester 1, October-February (30 ECTS)

Mandatory courses and project (16 ECTS)

The list of mandatory courses for the 2017-18 academic period is being reworked so that it will be as close as possible to the Ubinet track of the Master 2 IFI.
Most probably, the courses are going to be the following, split in two periods (quarters)

Period 1 Mandatory courses ECTS
Evolving Internet 2 ECTS
Algorithms for Telecommunications: Graph Algorithms and Combinatorical Optimization 2 ECTS
Performance evaluation of Networks 2 ECTS
Content Distribution in Wireless Networks 2 ECTS
An algorithmic approach to Distributed Systems 2 ECTS
Period 2 Mandatory courses ECTS
Virtualized infrastructure in Cloud Computing 2 ECTS
Internet Measurements and New Architectures 2 ECTS
From Bit Torrent to Privacy 2 ECTS

Optional courses (8 ECTS): choose a total of 4 courses in the following

Period 1 Optional courses ECTS
French as a Foreign Language 2 ECTS
Formal Models of Computation for the era of Systems and Networks on Chip 2 ECTS
Period 2 Optional courses ECTS
Algorithms for Telecommunications 2 ECTS
Distributed Optimization and Games 2 ECTS
Security and Privacy 3.0 2 ECTS
Green Networking 2 ECTS
Large Scale Distributed Systems 2 ECTS
Middleware for the Internet of Things 2 ECTS

Innovation and Entrepreunership module (6 ECTS)

Besides, the student must develop a mandatory Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) work of 6 ECTS, as mandated by EIT Digital I&E common specification of masters. This work is coached by the UNS local coordinator in I&E and spans the whole October-February period. The goal is to reuse on-line I&E material common to all EIT Digital masters, and apply this to selected business cases. These business cases are most of the time proposed by the various EIT Digital Action Lines partners. See details here.

Semester 2, March-August (30 ECTS)


This internship can be done either in our partner research institutions teams at I3S, INRIA even if for EIT Digital students, industrial internships are the preferred choice. We provide support and guidance to this aim. Including for outside the Sophia-Antipolis telecom valley ecosystem.

Former ITA (and more specifically Ubinet) students did their internship at Amadeus (Sophia-Antipolis), HP Labs (Sophia-Antipolis), SAP Labs (Sophia-Antipolis), Amazon Web Service (Germany), ActiveEon (Sophia-Antipolis) to name a few.

The evaluation of the internship work encompasses three aspects: work achieved as measured by the internship supervisor, written thesis submitted at the end of August and evaluated by the university supervisor, oral defense organized early September (can happen in visio conference mode) and evaluated by a jury of professors, to which the supervisor is warmly invited to participate.