MSc Space Communication Systems: from engineering to end-to-end systems (SATCOM systems)
Since more than fifty years, satellite systems have demonstrated their excellence to collect and distribute data in a vast coverage area for the benefit of thousands of users. Within the global telecommunications industry, space communications display one of the most profitable businesses in permanent evolution. Companies of the sector, both system and service providers, are constantly looking for junior executives offering the expertise matching the specifics of satellite communications.
The SATCOM systems program is tailored to provide students with necessary and up-to-date high level of expertise required for the jobs of today and tomorrow involving satellite communications.
Aims of the program
The SATCOM systems program aims to train autonomous graduates in the field of satellite telecommunications. The level of expertise acquired in electronics, digital communications, networks and systems allows them to quickly access positions of responsibility in this field and more generally in the field of telecommunications.
The program is built upon on the following foundations:
- A global approach of system design and analysis by taking into account the environments, the limitations and constraints, the interfaces and the expected performances,
- An expertise in the disciplines contributing to the design of these systems: electronics, digital communications, networking, etc.
- Simulation tools and field techniques,
- Development of applications for the space and embedded-system domains.
The main sector of activity is satellite telecommunications, but graduates can integrate into the entire field of telecommunications.
Graduates are mainly hired by the major European players in the field of satellite telecommunications (system and service providers): industrials (Thales Alenia Space, Airbus Defense and Space, etc.), agencies (CNES, DLR, ESA, etc.), operators (EUTELSAT, SES, INMARSAT). Large companies in the field of telecommunications in general such as Thales and Orange for example are also employers. Graduates are also recruited by SMEs such as: CLS, Silicom, Sigfox, etc.