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Graduate and Doctorate Programs
In touch with industry, the École de technologie supérieure offers graduate and doctorate
programs geared toward the needs of businesses and the professionals they employ.
For engineering studies and research, discover all that ÉTS has to offer!
Choosing ÉTS
Engineering for industry
Since its creation in 1974, the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) has maintained close ties
with industry. Through partnerships with businesses of all sizes, ÉTS is able to offer programs
and a research environment adapted to industry needs. Programs are designed in collaboration
with industry experts and a sizeable proportion of master’s and doctorate projects are carried
out collaboratively with partners. Moreover, ÉTS is the only university in Quebec to receive
50 % of its research funding from industry.

Graduates of ÉTS programs are thus highly qualified professionals possessing not only the skills
but also the experience sought by businesses.

Flexible programs
ÉTS graduate and doctorate programs are designed for tomorrow’s researchers who wish to
learn the methodology of research and development and contribute to the advancement of
scientific and technological knowledge. Programs are equally suited to practicing professionals
seeking to enhance their knowledge in specific areas.

Based on its mission, which emphasizes applied engineering and ties with business, ÉTS has cre-
ated a particularly flexible structure which more than ever meets the needs and expectations of
practicing engineers and industry managers alike. In addition to its master’s and doctorate pro-
grams and its specialized graduate diplomas (or DESS, for diplômes d’études supérieures spé-
cialisées), ÉTS offers short programs designed specifically for persons seeking additional train-
ing in a specific field or who cannot commit to a longer period of study. An important feature
of short programs is that they provide students with the option of integrating the
15 credits earned toward the curriculum requirements of another program at a later date.
Indeed, ÉTS’s nested program structure not only allows students’ short program credits to be
counted toward the 30 credits required for DESS programs, but DESS credits may in turn be
used to fulfill the 45-credit requirement of master’s programs. This flexibility makes the
completion of a course of study much easier.

The flexibility of its programs and the possibility of combining work and study make ÉTS the
ideal establishment for pursuing graduate studies and career enhancement. Some programs
may be followed on a part-time basis, and courses are available in fall, winter and summer
sessions. Certain programs even offer evening and weekend classes, while several professional
master’s programs (without thesis) allow the completion of projects in a work setting for the
accumulation of a third of the required credits.




  A wide selection of programs
  Graduate:
    • 13 short programs
    • 12 specialized graduate programs (DESS)
    • 10 professional master’s programs
    • 9 master’s programs with thesis

  Doctorate: 2 doctorate specialization profiles
    • Industrial Innovation – Thesis must be completed in industry
    • Applied Research
Superior tutelage
ÉTS’s graduate students take advantage of a stimulating research
environment and the dynamic tutelage of experienced professors.
ÉTS faculty are renowned for their expertise in applied research within
a variety of fields. Indeed, the quality of our professors’ work is recog-
nized each year by the major granting agencies and by industry; the
latter provides ÉTS with numerous research contracts. Many students
are invited to join ÉTS chairs, laboratories and research groups.

For a list of ÉTS chairs, laboratories and research groups, see page 30.

Scholarships and financial support
Each year, ÉTS grants scholarships to deserving graduate and doctorate
students. These allow students to devote their full and exclusive atten-
tion to their research work. Equally noteworthy is the support ÉTS pro-
vides for the preparation of scholarship applications submitted to the
main granting agencies, such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Fonds québécois de la
recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT). In total, about
$1.5 million is granted to ÉTS graduate and doctorate students each year.

Other financing options are available to graduate and doctorate students:
professorships for research work carried out within the framework of
subsidized or sponsored projects, excellence scholarships for foreign
students, research assistant or teaching auxiliary work, and so on. Each
year, indexed tuition scholarships are awarded to foreign students
wishing to enroll in ÉTS’s doctorate program.

The ÉTS website for graduate and doctorate studies provides numerous
preparatory strategies for candidates considering the programs offered.
The site also provides all the information necessary for the completion
of an admission application.

For further information on study financing and the admissions process:
www.etsmtl.ca/graduatestudies




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    Doctorate Program
    Doctorate in Engineering (Ph. D.)
    ÉTS’s doctorate program distinguishes itself by the applied nature of
    the work done by students.

    Two specialization profiles are available:
    • Applied Research
       2 optional courses
       Doctoral examination
       75-credit thesis

    • Industrial innovation
       2 optional courses
       5 management courses
       Doctoral examination
       60-credit thesis, carried out in industry

    The Applied Research profile focuses on research, while abiding by the
    more traditional requirements of a doctorate. Its aim is to enable stu-
    dents to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of
    engineering and to hone their skills in synthesis, innovation, technical
    objectivity, social and economic awareness, and leadership. Doctorands
    thus develop into reliable researchers sought by industry.

    The Industrial Innovation profile for its part includes several manage-
    ment courses, which sets it apart. ÉTS offers students opting for this
    profile courses that will allow them to distinguish themeselves, not
    only as researchers but as managers too. Another interesting aspect
    of this profile is that the research must be carried out in industry.

    The doctorate program draws on the expertise of professors from all
    ÉTS faculties and spans their respective fields of research. Allying scien-
    tific skills and work experience in an industrial setting, our professors
    are at the forefront of research and technology transfer.

    ÉTS professors conducting research work are active in numerous fields.
    The descriptions of graduate programs and the list of chairs and labo-
    ratories on page 30 provide a good idea of the research work done
    at ÉTS.

    For further information on research fields: www.etsmtl.ca/fields

    Admission requirements
    Doctoral candidates must hold a master’s degree or equivalent.
    Candidates possessing the required knowledge, an appropriate aca-
    demic background and relevant experience may be admitted on a
    case-by-case basis.

    For further information on ÉTS’s doctorate program:
    www.etsmtl.ca/programs




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    DOCTORATE IN ENGINEERING
    Graduate Programs
    ÉTS offers two courses of graduate study: master’s programs with
    thesis, and master’s and other programs without thesis. The course of
    study involving a thesis is intended to be an introduction to research,
    while the one without thesis is geared more toward engineers already
    in the workplace wishing to broaden their knowledge.

    With thesis
    ÉTS programs with thesis distinguish themselves through their focus
    on research: of the 45 credits required to obtain a master’s degree,
    15 credits are apportioned to course work and the remaining 30 toward
    research and the writing of a thesis. Moreover, to be properly prepared
    for research work, all students must pass a course on engineering
    research planning.

    Without thesis
    There are various types of graduate programs requiring no thesis.
    The short program consists of a series of five courses on a given topic.
    A DESS program for its part is comprised of either five three-credit
    courses and a 15-credit project, or eight courses and a six-credit technical
    project. Finally, the professional master’s program involves either
    30 credits for course work (10 courses) and a 15-credit project, or
    39 credits for course work and a six-credit technical project. The
    project may, for instance, involve a student already in the workplace
    identifying a concrete problem in his or her work environment and
    contributing to its solution.

    As many professionals aspire to a management position, students
    enrolled in a master’s program without thesis must take four to six
    engineering-related management courses. By enrolling in a profes-
    sional program, they can thus widen their technical knowledge and
    develop management skills.

    Nested programs
    Almost all ÉTS short and DESS can be counted toward the completion
    of DESS programs, and DESS credits can in turn be applied toward a
    master’s degree. Thus, a student completing a short program can enroll
    in a DESS or a master’s program and have all his or her credits recog-
    nized. On the other hand, a student no longer wishing to pursue a
    master’s degree can use any accumulated credits to meet DESS require-
    ments.

    Admission requirements
    Holders of a bachelor’s degree issued by a Canadian university or an
    equivalent degree in an appropriate field, obtained with a cumulative
    average of at least 3 out of 4.3 or equivalent, are eligible for ÉTS grad-
    uate programs. For several short and DESS programs, candidates with
    an average between 2.8 and 3 out of 4.3 for their bachelor’s degree
    may be admitted on a case-by-case basis.

    Candidates possessing the required knowledge, an appropriate academic
    background and relevant experience may also be admitted on a
    case-by-case basis.




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    GRADUATE PROGRAMS
    Aerospace Engineering
    Master’s in Aerospace Engineering (M. Eng.)
    Program without thesis

    Two specialization profiles:
      • Aeronautical Manufacturing and Production
      • Avionics and Control

    The aerospace industry is considered one of the most vital sectors of
    the Québec economy and qualified labour is very much in demand.
    ÉTS’s program provides engineers and professionals with specialized
    training geared specifically to industry. Students acquire advanced
    knowledge of the aerospace field and develop skills and abilities related
    to their chosen specialization. A case study provided by an industry
    expert and a paid traineeship in industry round off the training. The
    traineeship may provide an average remuneration comparable with
    that of a recent engineering graduate.

    The Aeronautical Manufacturing and Production specialization offers a
    “Virtual Environment” orientation which provides students with the
    opportunity to work in pluridisciplinary teams as part of a design
    project established by industry partners.

    This program is offered jointly by ÉTS,
    École Polytechnique de Montréal, Concordia
    University, McGill University, Université Laval
    and Université de Sherbrooke. A student
    enrolled at any of these establishments must
    take two specialization courses at two other
    partner establishments. The Centre d’adaptation
    de la main-d’œuvre en aérospatiale au Québec
    (CAMAQ) coordinates the traineeship and
    case study activities among the participating
    universities and industries.

    Overview of courses offered
      •   Artificial vision
      •   Computerized control and piloting
      •   Control by microcomputer
      •   Design of manufacturing environments
      •   Digital communications systems
      •   Digital signals and systems
      •   Electric actuators and drives
      •   Graphics and image synthesis
      •   Integrated aeronautical engineering
      •   Measurement systems
      •   Polymer structure and properties
      •   Real-time programming on parallel architectures
      •   Requirements and specifications of software systems
      •   Resistance of materials
      •   Robotic control and modeling
      •   Simulation techniques
      •   Software engineering project management

    For further information on aerospace engineering at ÉTS:
    www.etsmtl.ca/programs




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            Master’s in Engineering, personalized program
            (M. Eng.)
            Program with thesis

            Those wishing to conduct research in a particular area of
            interest in the aerospace field may enroll in a personalized
            program and write their engineering thesis on a topic related
            to that area. See page 26 for more information.


Overview of aerospace engineering research fields
                                                                                AEROSPACE ENGINEERING




  •   Aerodynamics
  •   Aeroelasticity and aeroservoelasticity
  •   Aircraft construction
  •   Aircraft control
  •   Avionics
  •   Effects of gusts on aircraft
  •   Fluid mechanics
  •   Fluid–structure interactions
  •   Manoeuvres on aircraft
  •   Non-linear dynamics
  •   Turbulence
  •   Wing flutter

For further information on research fields at ÉTS: www.etsmtl.ca/fields

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    Construction Engineering
    Master’s in Construction Engineering (M. Eng.)
    Program with or without thesis
      • Construction project management
      • Design and rehabilitation

    Specialized graduate diplomas (DESS) in Construction
    Engineering
      • Construction project management
      • Design and rehabilitation

    Short programs in Construction Engineering
      •   Environmental hydraulics
      •   Regulatory management
      •   Time and cost management
      •   Engineering works and urban infrastructures

    The aging of infrastructures and cost overruns often associated with con-
    struction projects raise numerous challenges for engineers and profession-
    als. ÉTS programs aim to widen their knowledge of the processes,




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methods and techniques of design, construction, assessment, management,
maintenance and rehabilitation of civil infrastructure works.

Graduating students are better equipped to occupy executive positions involving
the management of construction works or projects, the improvement of such
undertakings, and the resolution of related technical problems.

Accelerated learning
In order to broaden access to the master’s program in construction engineering
for both those wishing to study on a full-time basis and for professionals
already in the workplace, several courses are offered in accelerated format,
after regular work hours and particularly on weekends.

Overview of courses offered
  • Advanced engineering for design and rehabilitation projects
  • Applications of new information technologies to construction
    engineering
  • Construction management and quality control
  • Construction materials
  • Construction project cost engineering
  • Hydrology and sanitation
  • Infrastructure maintenance management




                                                                                      CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
  • International construction projects
            • Legal aspects and administration of construction contracts
            • Pavement design and rehabilitation
            • Pavement evaluation
            • Planning of an engineering research project
            • Rehabilitation of buildings and engineering works
            • Risk analysis in project management
            • Sewers and waterworks
            • Subsoil decontamination
            • Underground hydraulics

           For further information on construction engineering at ÉTS:
           www.etsmtl.ca/programs

           Overview of research fields in construction
           engineering
           • Characterization of bituminous materials and asphalt
           • Construction project management methods and techniques
           • Environmental design and sustainable buildings
           • Hydraulics and hydrology applied to, among other things,
             hydroelectric dams and environmental modeling
           • Integrated systems for construction company management
           • Maintenance and rehabilitation of urban infrastructures
           • New construction, prefabrication, and construction
             automation technologies
           • Structural design and behaviour (including the use of
             composite materials)
           • Systems for the design, evaluation, maintenance, rehabilitation
             and the technical, economic and financial management
             of pavement
           • Urban and rural hydrology

           For further information on research fields at ÉTS:
           www.etsmtl.ca/fields




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     Automated Manufacturing
     Engineering
     Master’s in Automated Manufacturing Engineering (M. Eng.)
     Program with or without thesis

     Specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in Automated
     Manufacturing Engineering
     Short program in Automated Manufacturing Engineering

     The gathering pace of technical progress and globalization are causing
     the automation, integration and interoperability of technology systems to
     take on increasing complexity. ÉTS automated manufacturing engineering
     programs allow students to develop adapted and targeted technological
     solutions drawing on a range of engineering disciplines.

     Students acquire advanced knowledge of automated manufacturing
     engineering and develop the skills and abilities required for identifying
     the specific technology needs of any given company.

     Master’s and DESS students learn to define, justify, plan and carry out projects,
     whether they involve the implementation of existing technology or applied
     research or development projects in the fields of application of automated
     manufacturing engineering.

     Overview of courses offered
       • Advanced computer-aided manufacturing techniques
       • Advanced forming techniques
       • Artificial vision
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                                                                               AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
  •   Control by microcomputer
  •   Design of manufacturing environments
  •   Graphics and image synthesis
  •   Manufacturing system modeling
  •   Modeling and automation of industrial processes
  •   Neural networks and fuzzy systems
  •   Pattern recognition and inspection
  •   Robotic systems

For further information on automated manufacturing engineering at ÉTS:
www.etsmtl.ca/programs




Overview of research fields in automated manufacturing
engineering
Automation
  • Mobile robotics
  • Non-destructive characterization
  • Parallel robotics
  • Robust electronic control of non-linear systems

Product, process and system engineering
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Methods, models and tools for simultaneous engineering
  • Metrology and automatic inspection
  • Rapid product development
  • Sensors and actuators

Production system design and control
  • Flexible production systems
  • Optimal control of non-reliable production systems
  • Reliability and maintenance
  • Supply chains
  • Virtual manufacturing systems

Vision, imaging and artificial intelligence
   • Artificial vision
   • Automatic processing of documents
   • Medical imaging
   • Metaheuristics of optimization

For further information on research fields at ÉTS: www.etsmtl.ca/fields

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     Environmental Engineering
     Master’s in Engineering with specialization in Environmental
     Engineering (M. Eng.)
     Program with or without thesis

     Specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in Environmental
     Engineering
     Short program in Environmental Engineering

     Human activity is having an increasingly greater impact on the environment.
     ÉTS programs train specialists in the development of clean processes and
     technologies, and the methods and tools that support such technologies.
     Students acquire a systemic approach to solving environmental problems, as
     well as advanced knowledge in environmental engineering with respect to,
     among other things, urban and industrial ecosystems, analysis techniques,
     and sanitation and treatment technologies.

     Students develop the skills necessary to
     enable them to respond to the socioeconomic
     and environmental issues facing industry,
     municipalities and government organi-
     zations, while planning for the needs of
     future generations. Their training gives them
     the skills to assess the technical, economic,
     social and environmental issues involved in
     any complex situation, to develop preventive,
     corrective and curative solutions, and to vali-
     date the compliance and implementation of
     such solutions over the long term.

     Overview of courses offered
       •   Clean processes and procedures
       •   Dynamics of environmental systems
       •   Engineering research project planning
       •   Feasibility analysis
       •   Industrial environmental management
       •   Project cost-effectiveness analysis
       •   Subsoil decontamination
       •   Underground hydraulics
       •   Urban ecosystems

     For further information on environmental
     engineering at ÉTS:
     www.etsmtl.ca/programs

     Overview of research fields in
     environmental engineering
       • Air quality improvement
       • Clean processes and procedures
       • Climate change and water resource
         management
       • Cybernetic transport systems and
         individual mobility
       • Ecodesign and sustainable buildings
       • Environmental management
       • Life cycle and environmental
         impact analysis

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  • Materials and environmental nanotechnologies
  • Municipal and industrial waste water
    purification systems
  • New energy sources
  • Soil decontamination
  • Technologies for making water potable
  • Urban hydrology and hydraulics
  • Waste management

For further information on research fields at ÉTS:
www.etsmtl.ca/fields


                                                          ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING




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     Electrical Engineering
     Master’s in Electrical Engineering (M. Eng.)
     Program with or without thesis

     Specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in Electrical Engineering
     Short program in Electrical Engineering
     The production and distribution of electrical energy and the multiple uses of
     electricity are constantly being refined and improved. ÉTS programs train
     specialists in electrical engineering so that they are able to contribute to tech-
     nology transfer to industry. Students acquire advanced knowledge in electrical
     engineering and develop the skills and abilities required for identifying the tech-
     nology needs of any given company.

     Master’s and DESS students learn to define, justify, plan and carry out projects,
     whether they involve the implementation of existing technology or applied
     research or development projects in the fields of application of electrical engi-
     neering




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Overview of courses offered
  •   Artificial vision
  •   Control methods
  •   Digital communication systems
  •   Digital signal processors and their applications
  •   Digital signals and systems
  •   Microcomputer control
  •   Neural networks and fuzzy systems
  •   Pattern recognition and inspection
  •   Robotic modelling and control
  •   Simulation techniques
  •   VLSI technologies and their applications

For further information on electrical engineering at ÉTS:
www.etsmtl.ca/programs

                                       Overview of research fields
                                       in electrical engineering
                                       Power electronics and industrial control
                                       • Intelligent controls for electric drives
                                       • Power electronics
                                       • Real-time simulation of power systems




                                                                                         ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
                                       Signal processing
                                       • Automatic speaker, speech and voice
                                         recognition
                                       • Complex wavelets and synchrony
                                         of bioelectric signals
                                       • Data fusion in medical imaging
                                       • Image reconstruction, tomography,
                                         telemedicine
                                       • Multimodal systems

                                       Telecommunications, microelectronics
                                       and photonics
                                       • GPS
                                       • Integrated circuits
                                       • MEMS components
                                       • Microwave components
                                       • Network management and broadband
                                         network protocol tests
                                       • Optical communications
                                       • Photonics devices
                                       • Wireless communications

                                       For further information on research fields
                                       at ÉTS: www.etsmtl.ca/fields




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     Software
     Engineering
     Master’s in Software
     Engineering (M. Eng.)
     Program without thesis

     Specialized graduate
     diploma (DESS) in
     Software Engineering

     ÉTS software engineering
     programs aim to enhance the
     performance of professionals
     already active in the field of
     software or information systems
     development and maintenance.
     They provide students with the
     tools enabling them to make a
     significant contribution to the
     development, maintenance and
     industrialization of software,
     with advanced know-how
     in their field of specialization.
     Students particularly develop
     their analytical and synthesis
     skills as well as their software
     project management skills.

     The programs are offered jointly with the Université du Québec à Montréal
     (UQAM) and offer two orientations:
       • Industrial Application (ÉTS)
       • Information System (UQAM)

     Some courses must be taken at ÉTS and others at UQAM

     In addition to the usual admission requirements, candidates must possess two
     years of software development experience deemed relevant, have an appropriate
     background in mathematics and computer science, and demonstrate knowledge
     of computer systems and communication networks.

     Overview of courses offered
       •   Formal and semi-formal methods
       •   Industrial data processing
       •   Internet security
       •   Real-time programming on parallel architectures
       •   Software engineering project management
       •   Software design principles and applications
       •   Software development and maintenance
       •   Software system requirements and specifications
       •   Software verification and quality control
       •   Telematics and networks
       •   User interface ergonomics
       •   User–machine interface programming

     For further information on software engineering at ÉTS:
     www.etsmtl.ca/programs


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                                               Master’s in Engineering




                                                                                          SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
                                               with personalized
                                               specialization (M. Eng.)
                                               Program with thesis

                                               Those wishing to conduct research
                                               in a particular area of interest in
                                               the field of software engineering
                                               may enroll in a personalized
                                               master’s program and write
                                               their thesis on a topic related
                                               to that area. See page 26 for
                                               more information.

                                               Overview of research
                                               fields in software
                                               engineering
                                               • Cognitive and semantic
                                                 engineering
                                               • Computer graphics, image
                                                 synthesis and visualization
                                               • Computer security
                                               • Computer system architecture
                                               • International standardization
                                               • Measurement and estimation
                                               • Modelling approach to
                                                 development
                                               • Multimedia databases
                                               • Multimedia transcoding
                                                 and mobile multimedia

  •   New-generation IP
  •   Semantic Web
  •   Software design
  •   Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK)
  •   Software maintenance
  •   Software quality control
  •   Telecommunications protocols
  •   Voice and speaker recognition

For further information on research fields at ÉTS: www.etsmtl.ca/fields




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     Mechanical Engineering
     Master’s in Mechanical Engineering (M. Eng.)
     Program with or without thesis

     Specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in Mechanical Engineering
     Short program in Mechanical Engineering
     Over recent years, several factors have impacted on the processes of energy
     transformation and on mechanical systems. ÉTS programs train specialists in
     mechanical engineering so that they are able to contribute to technology transfer
     to industry. Students acquire advanced knowledge in mechanical engineering and
     develop the skills and abilities required for identifying the technology needs of any
     given company.

     Master’s and DESS students learn to define, justify, plan and carry out projects,
     whether they involve the implementation of existing technology or applied research
     or development projects in the fields of application of mechanical engineering.

     Overview of courses offered
       •   Advanced computer-aided manufacturing techniques
       •   Advanced fluid mechanics
       •   Advanced forming techniques
       •   Advanced resistance of materials
       •   Advanced vibrations
       •   Composite materials
       •   Energy efficiency
       •   Measurement systems
       •   Polymer structure and properties
       •   Production system modeling
       •   Wind energy technology

     For further information on mechanical engineering at ÉTS:
     www.etsmtl.ca/programs

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Overview of research fields in mechanical engineering
• Design, modelling and                     • Manufacturing systems
  manufacturing                               • Design
   • CADM (Computer-Aided Design              • Modelling
     and Manufacturing)                       • Optimization
   • CFD (Computational Fluid                 • Simulation
     Dynamics)
   • DFMA (Design for Manufacturing         • Materials science
     and Assembly)                            • Metallic, non-metallic and exotic
   • DFSS (Design for Six Sigma)                (intelligent, composite) materials
   • FEM (Finite Element Modelling)           • Performance in service
   • Metrology                                • Processes (forming, assembly,
   • Dynamic systems                            high-performance machining)
                                                                                          MECHANICAL ENGINEERING




   • Automation
   • Electrohydraulic control and           • Occupational health and safety
     pneumatic systems                         • External biomechanical studies
   • Gears and drive systems                   • Safety
   • Tightness and joints
   • Vibration and diagnostics              For further information on research
                                            fields at ÉTS: www.etsmtl.ca/fields
• Energy
   • Combustion and propulsion
     energy (hybrid vehicles, direct
     injection, turbines)
   • Renewable and alternative sources
     (wind, geothermal, solar, hydraulic,
     biogas, biofuels)
   • Thermal

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     Telecommunications Networks
     Master’s in Engineering with specialization in Telecommunications
     Networks (M. Eng.)
     Program with or without thesis

     Specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in Telecommunications
     Networks
     Short program in Telecommunications Networks




     ÉTS telecommunications networks programs train specialists so that they are able to
     design sophisticated telecommunications services based on Internet technologies.
     Students acquire advanced knowledge of networking, mobile telecommunications,
     multimedia and systems engineering. They develop the skills and abilities necessary
     for identifying the technology needs of any given company. The programs enable
     students to conduct simulations and experiments in a variety of technical environ-
     ments characterized by the presence of multiple Internet telecommunications
     providers.

     Master’s and DESS students learn to define, justify, plan and carry out projects,
     whether they involve implementation of existing technology or applied research
     or development projects in the fields of application of telecommunications.

     Both master’s and DESS programs provide opportunities to establish contacts
     with industry.




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Overview of courses offered
  •   Advanced digital communication systems
  •   Digital signal processors and their applications
  •   Digital signals and systems
  •   High-speed networks and new IP technologies
  •   Internet security
  •   IP mobility and telephony
  •   Network dimensioning and planning
  •   Telecommunications network modelling, estimation and control
  •   Telematics and networks

For further information on telecommunications networks programs at ÉTS:
www.etsmtl.ca/programs




                                                                                 TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

Overview of research fields in telecommunications networks
  •   Communications system performance and optimization
  •   Dedicated and Peer-to-Peer networks
  •   Fibre-optic technologies and transmission systems
  •   IP service quality
  •   IP telephony
  •   Multidistribution with service quality for IP and wireless networks
  •   Multimedia and wireless multimedia networks
  •   Network dimensioning
  •   Next-generation networks
  •   Optical networks
  •   Security
  •   Telecommunications network resource management
  •   Tests and measurements in passive optical networks (PON)
  •   WDM optical communications

For further information on research fields at ÉTS: www.etsmtl.ca/fields

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     Health Care Technologies
     Master’s in Engineering with specialization in Health Care
     Technologies (M. Eng.)
     Program with or without thesis

     Specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in Health Care Technologies
     Short program in Health Care Technologies
     ÉTS health care technology programs train specialists so that they are able to
     design methods, apparatus and systems related to health care technology.
     Graduates are experts in the integration of medical technology systems. They are
     able to provide proper technical support to companies and organizations involved
     in development, maintenance and marketing.

     ÉTS health care technology graduates are employed by laboratories, hospitals and
     government organizations, and also work in private companies in the health tech-
     nology field.

     Master’s and DESS students must complete either a project for the implementation
     of an existing or developing technology, or a research project on health care
     technologies.

     Overview of courses offered
       •   Advanced acoustics
       •   Advanced human systems engineering
       •   Artificial vision
       •   Assessment of health care technologies
       •   Composite materials




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                                                                                          HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGIES
  •   Design and selection of tools and equipment
  •   Ergonomics of industrial processes
  •   Graphics and image synthesis
  •   Measurement systems
  •   Motor control and measurement of motion parameters
  •   Occupational health and safety management
  •   Orthopedic biomechanics
  •   Processing of brain signals
  •   Robotic systems in contact
  •   Technical aid engineering
  •   User interface ergonomics

For further information on health care technologies at ÉTS: www.etsmtl.ca/programs

Overview of research fields in health care technologies
  •   Application of synthesis environments to the study of motion problems
  •   Biomaterials
  •   Biomechanical modelling of the human body
  •   Biomedical signal processing
  •   Design and evaluation of ortheses/prostheses and medical instruments
  •   Development of interfaces for the handicapped
  •   Evaluation of measurement tools
  •   Medical imaging
  •   Occupational health and safety
  •   Rehabilitation

For further information on research fields at ÉTS: www.etsmtl.ca/fields



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     Information Technology
     Master’s in Information Technology (M. Sc.)
     Program without thesis

     Specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in Information Technology
     Short program in Information Technology
     Technological and organizational changes pose significant challenges for companies.
     ÉTS information technology programs provide specialized training and meet the
     evolving needs of corporate and organization managers in charge of IT development
     and integration.

     The programs foster the acquisition of advanced knowledge and skills in both
     information processing systems engineering and the management of technological
     change and its impact on organizations. They take into account the diversity of
     the students enrolled and their respective circumstances, backgrounds and needs.

     These programs are the result of a partnership between ÉTS, the Université du Québec
     à Montréal (UQAM) and Télé-université.

     Online courses
     IT programs pool the resources of a traditional university campus with those of
     a virtual campus whose new modes of communication provide students, professors
     and managers with progressive freedom from the usual constraints of time and
     space. Some courses are conducted on the Web or at a distance, while others use a
     combination approach involving both lectures and the Web.

     Overview of courses offered
       •   Application of expert systems and neural networks
       •   Microcomputer control
       •   Databases
       •   Graphics and image synthesis
       •   Industrial data processing
       •   Modelling and automation of industrial processes
       •   Neural networks and fuzzy systems
       •   Pattern recognition and inspection
       •   Software engineering project management
       •   Telematics and networks
       •   User–machine interface programming

     For further information on the information technology programs at ÉTS:
     www.etsmtl.ca/programs

     Master’s in Engineering with personalized specialization (M. Eng.)
     Program with thesis

     Those wishing to conduct research in a particular area of information technology
     can enroll in a personalized program and write their thesis on a topic related to that
     area. See page 26 for more information.




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Overview of research fields in information technology
  •   Computer graphics, image synthesis and visualization
  •   Computer security
  •   Computer system architecture
  •   E-commerce
  •   Governance of corporate IT and architecture
  •   Management of multiple projects
  •   Modelling approach to development
  •   Multimedia databases
  •   Multimedia transcoding and mobile multimedia
  •   Network dimensioning and planning
  •   New-generation IP
  •   Project human resources management
  •   Semantic Web
  •   Software design
  •   Software quality control
  •   Telecommunications protocols
  •   Voice and speaker recognition

For further information on research fields at ÉTS: www.etsmtl.ca/fields




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     Engineering
     Master’s in Engineering with personalized specialization (M. Eng.)
     Program with thesis

     The Master’s in Engineering trains specialists in the field of technology, with equal emphasis
     on technology transfer and technology integration. Students will acquire advanced knowl-
     edge in the field of technology, and develop the skills and abilities required for identifying
     the specific technology needs within a given company or sector. They will also learn to
     define, justify, plan and carry out projects, whether they involve the implementation of
     existing technology or applied research or development projects in the fields of applica-
     tion of technology.

     This course of study is particularly geared to those students whose thesis requires the
     input of several engineering disciplines as well as to those whose particular training
     objectives cannot be met satisfactorily by any of the existing programs.

     In addition to a course on research project planning, the student enrolled in the personal-
     ized master’s program must take four courses related to his or her thesis topic.

     For further information on ÉTS’s Master’s in Engineering: www.etsmtl.ca/programs

     For further information on research fields at ÉTS: www.etsmtl.ca/fields




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     ENGINEERING
     Management
     Master’s in Engineering with specialization
     in innovation management (M. Eng.)
     Program with or without thesis

     Specialized graduate diplomas (DESS)
       • Engineering Project Management
       • Innovation Management

     Short programs
       • Engineering Project Management
       • Innovation Management

     ÉTS management programs are geared to professionals active in
     an environment where tasks are for the most part engineering-
     related. They provide essential, basic instruction in innovation
     management and project management, and allow students
     to acquire the necessary methodology for administration and
     management based on current practices.
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Engineering Project Management
Based on the knowledge reference developed by the Project Management Institute, these
programs allow students to develop the advanced management skills required to design
and carry out engineering projects on time, on budget and to specification, while respecting




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personnel, the environment and quality standards. The DESS program allows them to con-
solidate their knowledge of the field through the completion of an end-of-studies project.

Innovation Management
Insofar as an innovation is defined as an invention that finds commercial success, these
programs prepare students for the management of innovation projects and the launch
of new products or processes. The project or the research carried out within the DESS
and master’s programs allow a student already in the workforce to identify a concrete
problem and to contribute to the development of a solution.

Overview of courses offered
  •   Advanced project engineering
  •   Creativity and innovation
  •   Feasibility analysis
  •   Intellectual property
  •   Management of multiple projects
  •   Market strategy and analysis
  •   Project human resource management
  •   Project management application fields
  •   Tactical and operational choices

For further information on management programs offered at ÉTS:
www.etsmtl.ca/programs

                            Overview of research fields in innovation
                            management
                            • Productivity enhancement for technology development teams
                            • Risk/return analysis for technology ventures
                            • Development of environmental technological innovations
                            • Intellectual property valuation and exploitation
                            • Valuation of emerging technology firms
                            • Financing and growth of emerging firms
                            • Performance metrics and benchmarking for R&D
                              management practices
                            • Tools for analysis of business and technology opportunities
                            • Planning and implementation of innovation processes
                            • Strategic positioning within industrial value chains
                            • Innovation-based strategies and business models

                            For further information on research fields at ÉTS:
                            www.etsmtl.ca/fields




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     ÉTS Chairs
     • Canada Research Chair in Electrical Energy Conversion and Power Electronics
     • Canada Research Chair in 3D Imaging and Biomedical Engineering
     • Canada Research Chair in Computer-Aided Engineering for Sustainable Building Design
     • Canada Research Chair in the Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines in Nordic Environment
     • Research Chair on Materials and Protective Equipment Used in Occupational Safety
       and Health
     • TransÉnergie Chair on Simulation and Control of Electric Power Systems
     • Ultra Electronics Chair (TCS) on Wireless Telecommunications




     ÉTS Research Groups
     and Laboratories
     • ACEFE – Stress Analysis by Finite Element and Testing Laboratory
     • C2SP – Design and Control of Production Systems Laboratory
     • CORO – Control and Robotics Research Laboratory
     • CTT – Centre for Thermal Technology
     • DRAME – Research group for Development and Applied Research in Environmental Modeling
     • DRSR – Research team for Development and Research on Structures and Rehabilitation
     • DYNAMO – Structure, Machine and Process Dynamics Research Team
     • ÉREST – Occupational Safety Research Team
     • GÉLOG – Software Engineering Research Laboratory
     • GRANIT – Research Group for Digital Applications in Engineering and Technology
     • GREG – Engineering Teaching Research Group
     • GRÉPCI – Power Electronics and Industrial Control Research Group
     • GRIDD – Research Group for Integration and Sustainable Development of the Built Environment
     • GRN – Navigation Research Group
     • LABMULTIMEDIA – Multimedia Research Laboratory
     • LACIME – Telecommunications and Microelectronics Integration Laboratory
     • LAGRIT – Telecommunications and Computer Networks Management Laboratory
     • LAMSI – Shape Memory Alloys and Intelligent Systems Laboratory
     • LARCASE – Control, Avionics and Aeroservoelasticity Research Laboratory
     • LASI – Computer Systems Architecture Laboratory
     • LATIS – Signal and Data Processing Laboratory
     • LCA – Advanced Computing Laboratory
     • LCAOCO – Computer-Aided Collaborative Design Laboratory
     • LESIA – Advanced Interface and Synthesis Environment Laboratory
     • LiNCS – Semantics and Cognitive Engineering Laboratory
     • LIO – Imagery and Orthopedics Research Laboratory
     • LIPPS – Products, Processes and Systems Engineering Laboratory
     • LITP – Production Technologies Integration Laboratory
     • LIVIA – Imaging, Vision and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
     • LRCA – Supply Chain Research Laboratory
     • LUCREB – Pavement, Roads and Bituminous Materials Laboratory
     • STEPPE – Environmental Pilot Process Experimental Station
     • Turbines Francis – Research group for the manufacture of crowns for Francis turbines

     For further information on ÉTS’s chairs, laboratories and research teams: www.etsmtl.ca/research




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A dynamic campus
• The ÉTS campus has modern facilities and sophisticated equipment that promote the devel-
  opment of new technologies and their transfer to industry and business. Approximately one
  hundred laboratory classrooms integrating the latest innovations and an advanced comput-
  ing lab are available to graduate and doctorate students and professors.
• All classrooms are equipped with computers and multimedia projection systems, while a
  wireless Internet network can be accessed by all students at several locations on campus.
• The library houses no fewer than 60,000 specialized science and engineering documents
  and has subscriptions to more than 4,000 periodicals.
• Approximately 400 students live in ÉTS residences. All apartments and studios are furnished
  and heated, and come with electricity and outlets for cable and Internet. A large outdoor
  yard provides a green, tranquil area. New construction will bring the total number of resi-
  dences to 800 in 2008 and there are also many apartments and rooms in the surrounding
  neighbourhoods to accommodate foreign students.
• The Les Technoflos daycare centre provides places to the children of ÉTS students
  and employees, on a priority basis.
• The “100 Génies” restaurant and pub is run exclusively by students. It is the ideal campus
  meeting place for a meal, a drink, a game of pool or to take in a football game.
• The ÉTS student cooperative store offers a wide range of products and services to meet the
  various needs of the student population. The store carries an impressive selection of books
  in all fields of engineering.
• The ÉTS sports centre houses a double gymnasium where a range of activities may be prac-
  ticed, including basketball, badminton, soccer, volleyball and cosom hockey. A fitness room
  provides two floors’ worth of aerobic and weight training equipment. In addition, the ÉTS
  Piranhas take part in inter-university badminton, golf, rugby and soccer competitions.

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     Life in Montréal
     • Located in downtown Montréal, the ÉTS campus is easily accessible by the Lachine Canal bicy-
       cle path, the Bonaventure and Lucien L’Allier subway stations, the Ville-Marie Expressway
       and the Victoria and Champlain bridges.
     • Each year, Montréal plays host to more than 17, 000 students from around the globe. The
       city’s multicultural and multilingual identity is reflected in the wide range of restaurants and
       lively cultural events and festivals throughout the year. Many visitors are attracted by
       Montréal’s unique blend of European and North American architecture and traditions.
       Moreover, with mountains and countryside nearby, outdoor enthusiasts can easily take full
       advantage of the pleasures each season has to offer.
     • The Office of International Relations and Student Recruitment (IRSRO) helps international
       students wishing to enroll at ÉTS. The IRSRO eases the administrative process and assists students
       upon their arrival in Montréal and throughout their studies at ÉTS. www.etsmtl.ca/irsro

       ÉTS supports student business start-ups
       For budding entrepreneurs wishing to apply their research knowledge, ÉTS’s technological
       entrepreneur centre, Centech, serves as an incubator for business start-ups by students and
       graduates. Candidates whose projects are chosen receive financial support from Centech’s
       technology entrepreneurship fund and have access to ÉTS laboratories and facilities.
       www.centech.etsmtl.ca

       ÉTS is a francophone institution. Although the master’s and doctoral theses may be written in English, students must
       be prepared to interact with their colleagues and ÉTS personnel in French. Moreover, graduate students must take a
       French proficiency test, and French improvement courses, if necessary. This condition does not apply to
       doctorate students.




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