Networks and Mobile Services - post-master professional certificate

Accredited by the Conference of Grandes Ecoles


Applications open on: 08/01/2018

Final closure of applications: 10/06/2018

Admissions panel: 18/06/2018

On-line Applications


Director: Loutfi Nuaymi


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This  post-master professional certificate course was rated fifth  in the "Telecoms, networks and systems security" category of the 2017 Eduniversal (SMBG) ranking.

Programme objective

The explosive development of radio-mobile networks requires the deployment, utilisation and administration of complex, distributed infrastructures. Following the deployment of different radio access technologies (GSM/GPRS, UMTS, Wi-Fi) and with the current spread of the LTE network, we are now witnessing multiple convergence movements: the convergence of telephone and data networks; the convergence of infrastructural and ad-hoc networks, with the arrival of hybrid (mesh) networks; and the convergence of cellular and local wireless networks. This convergence does not signify homogenisation through one single technology but rather the inter-functionality of networks. The need for technical experts is therefore crucial to guarantee the quality of services offered.

The operators and equipment builders, along with the companies that provide value-added services, are looking for experts who understand networks and have in-depth knowledge of the constraints related to radio interfaces. This master's corresponds exactly to this demand by training the experts that professionals are looking for.

Advantages of IMT Atlantique

This master's is offered at the Rennes campus of IMT Atlantique, at the heart of the Rennes Atalante Tech Hub (Beaulieu site). It is an environment which brings together multiple scientific skills spread over a hundred companies, fifty research laboratories and ten innovation support organisations - including the business incubators, Gallium and Germanium, and the Emergys incubator.
Rennes Atalante is one of the major components of the Breton global competitiveness cluster, "Images and Networks".  Brittany was the first region to receive the national label of “competitiveness cluster”.
Research in the area of networks and mobility services is strongly developed here and the Networks, Security and Multimedia Department of IMT Atlantique is an active participant.


The master's programmes are regularly assessed by a board of experts in the field, gathering representatives of the information society such as: Accenture, AFC (Stock Exchange), Air France, Nokia, Atos Origin, BNP-Paribas, Bouygues Télécom, Celar, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, France Télécom R&D, Ericsson, IBM France, INRIA/IRISA, Inovacom, Mitsubishi Electric ITE, Mobiligence, Nortel Networks, Sagemcom, Schlumberger, Siemens/Arche, Société Générale and Thomson Multimedia R&D.

Career opportunities

This master's trains students as project managers in network and mobile services design, and mobile network architects. Graduates work for outfitters, operators and companies using or deploying networks and mobile services (transport, space-based...).

Candidate profile

Required qualifications:
- A degree from an engineering or business grande école
- A ggraduate degree: research or professional master's, master of advanced studies (DEA or DESS)
- A bbachelor’s or second-year master's degree combined with at least three years of professional experience with management responsibility (maximum 25% of the class)
- An equivalent degree from an institution abroad.

Example career opportunities:

Situation 1, Oct 2010, following the Master of Networks and Mobile Services:

Work in a company developing service platforms in USSD for an operator.

Participation in all phases of product development (Design, Specification, Implementation, Tests and Support level 3 (correction of critical bugs notified by clients, which are beyond the skills of the upstream teams)).

For example, the developed products allow a user to rapidly access his total telephone credit.

Situation 2, Oct 2010, following the Master of Networks and Mobile Services:

IVR Consultant (Interactive voice response) and participation in pre-sales.

Development of applications for mobile terminals with a view to designing a prototype integrating a proprietary voice recognition solution.
Broadband network diagnostic software validation campaigns for a major telecommunications operator.

Alumni Testimonials

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Gildas Gaudin, Master of Networks and Mobile Services, 2015.

The Master of Networks and Mobile Services allowed me to relaunch my career.
Having worked for over ten years in 2G and 3G mobile phones, I felt the need to broaden my skills in order to open up new opportunities.
With course content focused on both mobile and IT networks, this master's was perfectly suited to the changes in the market which, carried by the development of smartphones, tend to bring these two disciplines together.
What appealed to me during that year, was the diversity of topics covered, the skills of the teachers and the possibility of talking with quality speakers brought in from outside.
The in-company internship gave me the opportunity to put into practice the skills I had learned during my training through involvement in the field of low-energy wireless networks.


A major part of the course (over 50%) is taught in English.

Consequently, a good level of written and spoken English is a prerequisite for this course.

The Master of Networks and Mobile Services is an original, multidisciplinary course, the only one in France to combine networks, mobility and distributed systems with economics, law and network management.

Practical training has been developed through extensive work on models designed by the Department of Network Systems, Cybersecurity and Digital Law, (see for example, "Trace software and practical observation of radio access").

The programme is made up of 640 teaching hours (classes, lectures, tutorials, projects) divided into six technical credits, one economics and management credit, and one project credit.

September to March: classes, seminars, case studies

Basic training in networks and mobility (classes: 80 hrs and lectures and tutorials: 30 hrs)

    Fundamental network principles
    Telecommunications and telephones
    Fundamental concepts of mobile networks
    Introduction to internet security

Cloud and Big Data (classes: 45 hrs and lectures/tutorials/project: 25 hrs)

    Protocols and distributed algorithms for the cloud
    Cloud architectures
    Big Data processing

Innovative networks and services (classes: 55 hrs and lectures/tutorials/research units: 10 hrs)

    Broadband network architectures and protocols (Ethernet, IP v4, IP v6, Frame Relay, MPLS)
    Company networks
    Advanced IP services (telephone, multimedia)
    Network security

Network implementation (classes: 10 hrs and lectures/tutorials/research units: 50 hrs)

    Services and intelligent networks
    Practical network exercises
    Company network design

Mobile networks (classes: 50 hrs and lectures/tutorials/research units: 10 hrs)

    Radio interface of radio mobile systems (GSM, GPRS/EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, LTE)
    Mobile data networks (Mobile IP, GPRS backbone network, Bluetooth)
    Mobile services (Android, CAMEL, WAP/i-mode, JAVA Sim Card)
    Mobile networks tutorial (GSM, GPRS, UMTS)
    Services and intelligent networks (IMS...)

The internet of things (classes: 60 hrs and lectures/tutorials/research units: 25 hrs)

    Arduino programming components
    Operating systems for ambient internet
    Protocols for the internet of things
    Advanced services for the internet of things
    Uses and applications of M2M

Network economics and management (classes: 90 hrs)

    Methodology of economic analysis
    Company economics and administration
    Financial management
    Business and industrial property law
    Telecommunications law
    Network economics and business strategy
    Sectoral analysis of communications systems needs
    Large-scale project management and network management

Industrial project (100 hrs)

Example projects:

    Study of cellular planning in the context of an operational network
    Implementation of an emulation platform for the mobility of mobile networks (NEMO)
    Study of a pre-payment service in GPRS
    Study of new IMS (Internet Multimedia System) mobile technology
    Transport protocols on wireless ad-hoc networks

April to September: in-company internship and professional thesis

Example internship themes:

    Study of system performance and advantages to the operator of the introduction of multi-antennae in a UTMS network
    Development of a qualification platform for GSM transmission equipment
    Service quality analysis of a regional GSM-GPRS network and proposed improvements
    Development of a bridge simulator in an IMS network
    Evaluation of the different existing solutions for hands-free mobile phones in cars
    Broadening the technical options of Bluetooth and recommendations


Your contacts :

Director of Master's :

    Loutfi Nuaymi
    Ph. : +33 (0)2 99 12 70 44
    Fax : +33 (0)2 99 12 70 30
    Email : Loutfi Nuaymi

Administration contact: mastere-admission@mlistes.telecom-  

Administration fees: €60 for one option and €90 for two options

Tuition fees:

Tuition fees may be covered by in-service training funding organisations, Pôle Emploi (French National Employment Agency), the French National Employment Agency (FNE) or a student loan granted by banks according to their specific conditions.

See the 2018-2019 tuition fees