École Polytechnique de Montréal

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With over 44,300 graduates, Polytechnique Montréal has educated nearly one-quarter of the current members of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Polytechnique provides training in 15 engineering specialties, and has 255 professors and more than 8,000 students. It has an annual operating budget of over $200 million, including a research budget of over $70 million.

Master's Programmes

About

History

Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal is one of Canada's leading engineering teaching and research institutions. It is the largest engineering university in Québec for the size of its graduate student body and the scope of its research activities.

Education

  • Undergraduate - Polytechnique now also offers an accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program.
  • Graduate - There are 15 graduate studies specialties fostering advanced knowledge at Polytechnique. Students gain research experience in modern laboratories that are among Canada’s best-equipped facilities.
  • Certificates or Short Undergraduate Programs

Research

As one of Canadas leading engineering schools and faculties, Polytechnique Montreal ranks among worlds top research universities.

Polytechnique Montreal has one of the highest concentrations of engineering professors/researchers in Canada. It also has the largest volume of industry-partnered research grants.

Our institution trains the next generation of world-class engineers who benefit from state-of-the art infrastructure and equipment.

Services

Student services

More than 1900 international students attend Polytechnique Montréal. The International Students Office is here to help you!

The International Student Office serves only students once admitted to Polytechnique.

We give you the support you need throughout your stay with us, namely as regards academic, social, personal and intercultural adaptations. Explore our website through the left menu to know everything on the topics that matter to you: housing, authorizations to study, work and internships, insurance, finances, and more!

Housing services

We strongly encourage students to look for apartments only after they have arrived in Montréal, being sure to book temporary accommodation for their first week.

Though École Polytechnique does not have student dormitories, students can apply for a place in the Université de Montréal residences. Keep in mind that space is extremely limited and that you must reserve as soon as possible (as of early March).

Library services

The Library’s mission is to provide the information resources and services required for teaching, research and support to the School’s activities.

As such, it is dedicated to the pursuit of study and thought and must actively cooperate with the Library and Information Community to ensure clients have privileged access to their resources.

ICT services

IT Services have now upgraded Polytechnique’s institutional wireless network. The new network offers increased redundancy and simplified, highly secure access to all members of the community. The network also has better coverage and can be accessed in 80% of the buildings on campus.

Medical services

Québec law requires international students studying in Québec to have valid health insurance. École Polytechnique’s group insurance plan is therefore compulsory for all foreign students enrolled in the school. As such, international students are automatically insured, right from the time they register. However, some students are entitled to claim exemption from this plan.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Main building

Each year, close to 6,000 students are welcomed here, where they are taught the new realities of engineering. The addition of the Laboratoire de structures Hydro-Québec has expanded the building.

Students primarily learn about the structural aspects of major civil engineering constructions in this international research building.

  • Pierre Lassonde and Claudette Mackay Lassonde buildings
  • J.-Armand Bombardier Building
  • Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Centre (AMTC)
  • André Aisenstadt Building

Sports facilities

The Université de Montréal sports complex, CEPSUM (*) (Centre d'éducation physique et des sports de l'Université de Montréal) is located right next to École Polytechnique. As a Polytechnique student, you have free access to the pool, sports grounds, climbing wall, track, and many more facilities.

There are fees for certain other activities, such as using the weight room.

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