SMARTNET programme comprises 4 semesters (modules), each providing at least 30 ECTS. In the first three semesters traditional courses and laboratory sessions are provided, while the 4th semester is dedicated to independent work by the student relevant to his MSc thesis, see bellow. The offered programme focuses upon the development of proper competences in the key interconnecting areas of telecommunication networks and informatics and encompasses a wide range of topics and expertise related to the development of highly skilled telecommunication engineers to develop future 5G systems. In the introductory section, students will be provided with strong preparation to ensure that they are fully up to date on latest developments and have the required flexibility to keep up with the fast-paced evolution of the particular scientific field. By the end of the learning activities, they will have completely mastered the areas of wired and wireless communication systems, photonic and microwave devices, network architectures, signal processing, big data information systems and analytics.

Modules offered by Aston University
1st Semester :Mandatory: Telecommunication Networks and Quality of Service (7.5 ECTS), Radio Systems and Personal Communication Networks (7.5 ECTS), Optical Networks (7.5 ECTS)

Elective: Broadband Wireless Networks (5 ECTS), Information Theory, Coding and Traffic Theory (5 ECTS), Software Engineering (5 ECTS), Strategic Management and Finance (7.5 ECTS), Modeling and Characterization of Fibre Photonic Devices (7.5 ECTS)
2nd Semester :Mandatory: Mobile Data Networks (5 ECTS), Machine Learning (5 ECTS)

Elective: Pervasive and Mobile Communication Networks (5 ECTS), Optical Communication Systems (5 ECTS), Digital Transmission (5 ECTS), Project Management (7.5 ECTS), Introduction to Parallel Programming Techniques
3rd Semester : Note: Students of the 3rd semester will have spent the 1st year of their studies at TPT/TSP or UoA

Mandatory: Telecommunication Networks and Quality of Service (7.5 ECTS), Radio Systems and Personal Communication Networks (7.5 ECTS), Optical Networks (7.5 ECTS)

Elective: Broadband Wireless Networks (5 ECTS), Information Theory, Coding and Traffic Theory (5 ECTS), Software Engineering (5 ECTS), Strategic Management and Finance (7.5 ECTS), Modeling and Characterization of Fibre Photonic Devices (7.5 ECTS)
4th Semester : Mandatory: MSc Dissertation (30 ECTS) (it may involve placement to industrial partner)

 

Modules offered by Télécom SudParis and Télécom ParisTech
1st Semester:Mandatory: Computer Science (6 ECTS), Probability and Statistics (3 ECTS), Effective Communication (3 ECTS), French as a foreign language (3 ECTS), Computer Networking (5 ECTS), Microwaves and Antennas (5 ECTS), Fundamental of fibre optic communications (5 ECTS)
2nd Semester :Mandatory: Signal Processing: detection, estimation, advanced statistical techniques (5 ECTS), Scientific Project (8 ECTS), French as a foreign language (2 ECTS), Advanced Optoelectronic Devices (5 ECTS), Wireless Systems (5 ECTS), Radio-frequency for connected objects (5 ECTS)
3rd Semester :Note: Students of the 3rd semester will have spent the 1st year of their studies at Aston or UoA

Mandatory: Optoelectronic Devices (4 ECTS), Digital Information Processing (3 ECTS), Error-Correcting Codes and Coded Modulations Applied to Optical Communications (2 ECTS), Optical Information Propagation and Point-to-Point Transmission Systems (3 ECTS), Advanced and Next Generation Optical Transmission Systems (2 ECTS), Optical Networks (4 ECTS), Future Trends in Optical Networks (2 ECTS), Photonic Systems Towards Other Applications (3 ECTS)

Elective: Refresher: Physics of Optoelectronic Devices (2 ECTS), Refresher: Communication Networks (2 ECTS), Refresher: Digital Communications (2 ECTS), Fonction et Intégration photonique (3 ECTS), Nano-photonics (3 ECTS)
4th Semester:Mandatory: MSc Dissertation (30 ECTS) (it may involve placement to industrial partner)
Modules offered by University of Athens
1st Semester :Mandatory: Advanced Optical Communications and Optical Networks (8 ECTS), Telecommunications Subsystems (8 ECTS), Wireless Broadband Networks (8 ECTS), Machine Learning (8 ECTS)
2nd Semester :Mandatory: Advanced Network Architectures (6 ECTS), Techno-economic evaluation of Telecommunication Systems (6 ECTS), Telecommunications and Network Security (6 ECTS)

Elective: Photonics Integrated Circuits (6 ECTS), Big Data Management (8 ECTS), Investment under Uncertainty/Risk Analysis (6 ECTS)
3rd Semester :Note: Students of the 3rd semester have spent the 1st year of their studies at Aston or TPT/TSP

Mandatory: Software Defined Networks (8 ECTS), Large Scale Data Analysis Techniques (6 ECTS), Artificial Intelligence (6 ECTS)

Elective: Advanced topics in wireless and mobile communications (6 ECTS), Computational Photonics (8 ECTS), Knowledge Technology (8 ECTS)
4th Semester:Mandatory: MSc Dissertation (30 ECTS) (it may involve placement to industrial partner)