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Studying at ÉTS



A pragmatic approach

All of our programs focus on practice and experimentation. They include more practical work periods, laboratory sessions and projects than any other engineering program in Québec. ÉTS also features 25 scientific clubs (e.g.: robots, racing cars, solar boats, amphibian all-terrain vehicles, human-powered submarines, etc.). The students who are members of these clubs participate in a variety of international competitions, and many of them have been ranked among the top achievers in recent years.



International-calibre research

ÉTS is home to numerous research groups, chairs, laboratories and teams, with close to 1,350 students following their passion for their respective fields of engineering as they pursue their master’s or Ph.D. degrees under the guidance or our professors/researchers.

In keeping with our mission, which is focused on research in the fields of applied engineering and the transfer of technology to companies, students carry out research projects involving real problems, aiming for results that will impact the scientific advancement and productivity of companies in the following sectors:

  • Aerospace and ground transportation
  • Energy
  • Environment and construction
  • Health technology
  • Information and communication technology



A stimulating living environment

Montréal is a true academic city, with four university campuses in the downtown area. The Greater Montréal Area boasts a higher number of students per capita than any other city in Canada, and close to 15,000 foreign students attend university in Montréal, which represents the largest concentration in Canada. In addition, the City is home to 450 private and public research centres, which contributes to Montréal’s reputation as a world-class academic city.

This is a safe and multicultural city, where the standard of living is high and the cost of living is affordable. It is the most bilingual, and the most trilingual, city in North America. In fact, more than 50% of Montréalers speak English and French on a regular basis, and more than 20% speak at least three languages.

Montréal is also recognized for its dynamism and its quality of life, thanks in part to its proximity to both the countryside and ski hills, and to the lively neighbourhoods and plentiful green spaces that can be found in the City.

Located in the heart of downtown, the ÉTS campus is easily accessible by bicycle and public transit. Close to 1,100 students live in the school’s residences, which feature furnished, heated and lighted apartments and studios that are equipped with Internet access.