General Information

Programme overview

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master degrees programme SMARTNET is a collaborative two-year (120 ECTs) joint master degree programme with the goal to provide training in the inter-disciplinary fields of photonic and 5G wireless technologies for data communication, sensing and big data processing. It will be accomplished by leading European Universities with distinctive and complementary academic qualities and strong educational and research traditions, namely:
  • Aston University (Birmingham, UK), Aston, Coordinator (Areas of expertise: wireless and optical communications network systems, optical sensing)
  • IP Paris (France), IP Paris, its member institution Télécom SudParis. TSP (Évry, France), and Télécom Paris, TP (Areas of expertise: physical layer of telecom and sensing networks, electromagnetic, nano-photonics, antennas design, microwave technology)
  • University of Athens (Athens, Greece, UoA) (Areas of expertise: digital signal processing, machine learning, Big data management systems, the security of networks)
The programme complies with the ERASMUS mobility rules. Incoming students will start from any of the three institutions where they will spend the first two semesters of their studies and receive the core part of their training. The third semester will be carried out in a different institution and will include specialization courses that enhance the interdisciplinary of the offered degree. The fourth semester will be devoted to an independent project that will be reported in the Master’s thesis. Students will carry out their MSc project in close collaboration with industrial partners.  

SMARTNET has received the strong support of 19 industrial partners, who will provide internship opportunities to students and contribute to their training experience:

Key facts

Start date: September 2018
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTs
Delivery: Lectures, workshops, small group seminars, individual and group presentations and projects, MSc dissertation, labswork report
Qualification: International Multiple Master Degree
Study type: Full-time