EMIMEO - Erasmus Mundus master on innovative microwave electronics and optics

March 31, 2022

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Location (s):

  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
Limoges, Brescia, Leioa, Birmingham


EMIMEO offers a programme centred on microwave engineering and photonic technologies which ensures that students acquire advanced and cross-disciplinary expertise.


EMIMEO has been selected by the European Commission in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) 2018 call.

The project’s partners are the University of Limoges (UNILIM, France), the University of Brescia (UNIBS, Italy), the Aston University (UK), and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU, Spain). The associate partner University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) will also contribute to the learning programme. A panel of 15 industrial Associated Partners, including SMEs, large accompanies and associations, will support the EMIMEO programme through concrete contributions and will constitute an effective network for Master’s theses with the prospect for future career development.

EMIMEO project is one of these educational projects which will boost the attractiveness of science, technology and engineering.

In a context of an increasing demand of research and industrial applications around these topics, EMIMEO Masters is a concrete solution to improve the number of highly qualified students for feeding the research labs and for meeting the demand of the industrial sector. EMIMEO is a thoroughly integrated programme with a jointly developed curriculum. Areas covered range from the fundamentals of microwave electronics and photonics to their implementations with new technologies in wired and wireless communications, moving from components to system architectures for communication systems and networks.

EMIMEO strongly increases professional perspectives for the learners.

Training courses for students in microwave electronics and photonics are of fundamental importance to prepare them for the future job vacancies of the next 5-10 years in the following key joint areas.

Among the identified key priorities are networks (energy transports), industrial modernisation (including new technologies, smart grids and digital infrastructures), the potential of clusters for the creation of new ecosystems, and cross-border synergies.

The Photonics Industry Report published in 2013 predicted for the photonics industry a long-term growth (in the period 2011-2020) with an average of 1.5 times the growth rate of the world gross domestic product. According to the forecast, the key technology will reach a world market volume of € 615 billion in 2020, based on a market volume of € 350 billion in 2011. It is therefore evident that research and higher education in the physical sciences and engineering (PSE) have a very high direct impact on the EU economy as the prime drivers for new methods of large data management and communication. PSE covers a wide range of research areas and types of infrastructures in which microwave and photonics are among the key enabling technologies, from advanced international/global experiments addressing fundamental research issues to user intensive facilities for multi-scale investigations of matter and applications. Microwave and photonic technologies are intrinsic elements of the day-by-day operation of a large part of such infrastructures.

The Master study programme is divided into four semesters of 30 ECTS each.

The EMIMEO Consortium releases multiple degrees and recognises any teaching module attended in other institutions of the Consortium. Students will receive the diploma from each institution in which they will have spent at least 1 semester of study. 

  • UNILIM: Master Physique appliquée et Ingénierie physique/Master in Applied Physics and Physical Engineering
  • UNIBS: Master in Communication Technologies and Multimedia
  • UPV/EHU: Master in Ingeniería física (EMIMEO Masters Degree)
  • ASTON: Master in Telecommunication Systems



Mobility Scheme

The first three semesters are based on lectures, lab exercises and laboratory sessions, while the last one is based on independent work related to the Master thesis.

The first-year programme combines the contributions of modules of Masters of UNILIM and of UNIBS.

The first placement period is in France and then in Italy and the mobility scheme offers a synergic programme of fundamentals in analogue and nonlinear electronics and photonics. 

During the second year, the students will move to one of the four partner institutions.

The partners are giving the opportunity to the student to intensify their study around one of the four paths and the associated and dedicated lab equipment for the third semester (S3): Active Management of Power Waves (AMPW) at UNILIM, Remote Sensing (RS) at UNIBS, Communication Systems and Networking (CSN) at ASTON, Instrumentation and Control Systems (ICS) at UPV/EHU. 

The Master thesis (fourth semester) can be carried out in any of the partner institutions or associate partners, under the guidance of a professor from one of the partner universities.

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Entry level requirements

  1. Bachelor diploma in Electronic Engineering, telecommunication engineering, or applied physics with solid bases in signal processing, electromagnetism, telecommunications, embedded systems, analogue and digital electronics, propagation of electromagnetic waves and principle of photonics – [Final grade of the 3 years bachelor’s Programme. Applicants can convert their grade through the enic-naric recognition convention or Unesco]
  2. Previous professional (industrial internship, academic project, summer jobs) and/or research experience: the applicant has to justify a cumulative work experience of 6 weeks with a positive assessment;
  3. 3 reference letters from persons having a reasonable knowledge of the candidate skills and potentials;
  4. Study curriculum – List of the 180 acquired ECTS;
  5. Marks of all university exams for the bachelor’s Programme;
  6. A motivation letter / cover letter;
  7. Publications (e.g. internship reports) relevant to the contents of the Master Programme;
  8. Foreign language skills. The required English level competence should satisfy a minimum overall score synthesized in the following table:


Deadline: March 31, 2022

Cost/funding for participants:


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