Electrical engineering

Electrical engineering covers all aspects involved in the production, transportation, distribution and use of electrical energy.

The programs that are available touch on many facets of electrical engineering, including embedded systems, microelectronics, telecommunications, digital processing, energy and controls.

The electrical engineering industry must constantly evolve in response to the ever-growing needs of industry and in light of social and environmental concerns. Intelligent networks, the electrification of transport, and high-performance electronic circuits are some of the innovations that are currently in development.

The Master's program enables engineers and other professionals to specialize in electrical engineering and to become proficient in technology transfer related to the industry.

In this program, students acquire advanced knowledge in electrical engineering and develop the skills required to identify the technological requirements of specific companies. They also learn to define, justify, plan and complete an implementation project involving existing technology or applied research or development projects in the realm of electrical engineering.

Study programs and admission requirements

45-credit master's degree:
  • Master's degree in electrical engineering
    • with thesis (research) (in French or English)
    • with project (courses) (in French)

30-credit specialized graduate degree (in French):
  • Specialized graduate degree in electrical engineering

15-credit short program (in French):
  • Short program in electrical engineering
  • Short program in industrial controls
  • Short program in information modeling and processing
  • Short program in telecommunications and microelectronics

An example of electrical engineering

In order to ensure optimal management of major networks of high-tension transmission lines, it is essential to properly integrate production programming with planning for the safe operation of the network. The team headed by Professor Louis-A. Dessaint conducted a research project involving the development of a real-time digital simulator for Hydro-Québec’s electrical networks with a view to developing state-of-the-art tools that will facilitate the optimal functioning of the power transmission network in compliance with constraints related to stability.

In parallel with the development of these new tools, this research project is actively contributing to the training of specialists in the field of electrical network management. In fact, the retirement of the current generation of experts is creating a shortage that Professor Dessaint intends to fill. This project is directly in keeping with the needs of the industry, and will serve as an incubator for new researchers.

Always focused on the future, Professor Dessaint has also launched a project involving a hydrogen battery. Working with a total budget of close to $1 million, he intends to design an emergency electrical power supply system for aircraft. The hydrogen battery that was recently acquired by ÉTS will enable him to carry out experimental projects and verify simulations. This project represents one more step toward the creation of that aircraft of the future that is more electrical, cleaner and more efficient.

Electrical engineering research at ÉTS

Canada Research Chair on Electrical Energy Conversion and Power Electronics
Canada Research Chair in Hybrid Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
NSERC-Ultra Electronics Chair on Wireless Emergency and Tactical Communications
Hydro-Québec/TransÉnergie Chair on Simulation and Control of Electric Power Systems
Power Electronics and Industrial Control Research Group (GREPCI)
Imaging, Vision and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (LIVIA)
Multimedia Communication in Telepresence (Synchromedia)
Communications and Microelectronic Integration Laboratory (LACIME)
Telecommunications and Computer Networks Management Laboratory (LAGRIT)
Laboratory of Specialized Embedded System, Navigation and Avionics (LASSENA)