Information technology

Information technology is essential to the professional milieu, and the industry is in the midst of full expansion with the constant emergence of new IT techniques and applications in fields as varied as telecommunications and multimedia.

The goal of the Master's program is to train specialists in information technology management, development, integration and operations within organizations.

From this perspective, the objective is to coordinate the acquisition of high-level knowledge and competencies in the areas of information processing systems engineering, technological change management engineering and its impact on organizations, and finally, IT services management.

Study programs and admission requirements

45-credit master's degree:

  • Master's degree in engineering, concentration in information technology
    • with thesis (research) (in French or English)
    • with project (courses) (in French)

30-credit specialized graduate degree (in French):
  • Specialized graduate degree in information technology

15-credit short program (in French):
  • Short program in information technology

An example of information technology engineering

In the world of cinema, special effects must be both attractive and realistic. Realism is achieved through simulation that respects the laws of physics. The production of captivating effects depends on the artist's work, but information technology specialists allow the artist to gain adequate control over the results of the simulation.

Professor Éric Paquette is an expert in computer graphics, realistic image synthesis and real phenomenon simulation. He is working toward creating a new interactive simulation software solution in the field of special effects. "Imagine a mud-filled lake from which a viscous monster emerges and solidifies in a matter of seconds", he explains. "We are developing an application that will allow artists to transform a liquid or gaseous shape into a solid state and vice-versa."

The simulation of physical phenomena is a thriving industry. The achievements of Professor Éric Paquette and his team will help to enhance the productivity of studios by allowing them to produce complex synthesized images more easily, and therefore, more quickly..

Information technology research at ÉTS
  Vantrix Industrial Research Chair in Video Optimization
  Multimedia Communication in Telepresence (Synchromedia)
  Multimedia Research Laboratory (Multimedia Lab)