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Integrated bachelor's-specialized graduate diploma (DESS) (BDI)

A student enrolled in a Polytechnique Montréal bachelor’s degree may have access to a DESS without having completed their bachelor’s degree. This is called the integrated bachelor’s-DESS.

The student must get a recommendation from a professor (who will become their research supervisor) and an endorsement from the graduate studies programs’ coordinator in question.

The integrated bachelor’s-DESS allows the student to complete a bachelor in engineering and a DESS degree (135 credits) by taking 15 credits less than the regular course of study which is 120 credits for a bachelor’s plus 30 credits for a DESS.

To be admitted, you must:

  • have a GPA of at least 2.75/4.0;
  • have completed, or will complete in the current semester, a minimum of 105 credits or coursework (in exceptional cases, an admission at 102, 103 or 104 credits may be considered. 

Procedure (.pdf) (in French only)

To submit your application

  • Application form for the integrated bachelor’s-DESS (.pdf) (in French only)
  • BDI Study Plan (.pdf) (in French only)
  • Application form 
  • Deadlines: 
    Fall semester Winter semester Summer semester
    August 1 December 1 April 1
    Integrated bachelor's-master's (BMI)

    Polytechnique offers an integrated bachelor’s-master’s degree program (BMI) of 150 credits; 15 credits are common to both the bachelor’s and the master’s.  

    The student must obtain a recommendation from a professor (who will become their research supervisor) and an endorsement from the graduate studies programs’ coordinator in question.

    This course of study allows the student to obtain a bachelor’s in engineering and a master’s (150 credits) by doing 15 credits less than a regular course of study which consists of 120 credits for the bachelor’s and 45 credits for the master’s.

    To be admitted, you must:

    • be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree in engineering at Polytechnique Montréal;
    • have a GPA equal to or greater than 3.0/4.0;
    • have completed, or will complete in the current semester, a minimum of 105 credits of coursework (in exceptional cases, an admission at 102, 103 or 104 credits may be considered).

    Procedure (.pdf) (in French only)

    To submit your application

    • Application form for the integrated bachelor’s-master’s (.pdf) (in French only)
    • BMI Study Plan (.pdf) (in French only)
    • Application form 
    • Deadlines: 
      Fall semester Winter semester Summer semester
      August 1 December 1 April 1
      Direct entry from the master's to the doctorate

      Pathway offered to all candidates

      The direct entry from the master’s to the doctorate allows the student to start their doctoral studies without having to complete a master’s degree. This allows them to shorten their studies by 2 to 4 semesters (8 to 16 months).

      To submit your application:

      • Online Admission Application (with fees)
      • Changement de programme aux études supérieures (.pdf - in French only)
      • Research Topic And Timetable For PhD (.pdf)
      • Study-Plan - Doctorate (PhD) (.pdf)
      Direct entry from the bachelor's to the doctorate (after engineering training)

      Pathway offered to all candidates

      The direct entry from the bachelor’s to the doctorate allows the student to start their doctoral studies as soon as they complete their bachelor’s degree in engineering, without having to complete a master’s degree. This allows them to shorten your studies by a year and a half.

      To be admitted, you must:

      • have completed a bachelor’s degree in engineering or an equivalent degree (BAC+5 or Master 2 in the European system);
      • have a GPA equal to or greater than 3.2/4.0.

      Program details:

      • standard doctorate (8 to 11 trimesters);
      • 90 credits.

      To submit your application:

      Students can receive course credit exemptions if they have studied at a graduate level after obtaining their engineering diploma. (Note that courses taken during a master’s 1 or a master’s 2 pursued in Europe cannot be credited unless a second master’s 2 was followed in a relevant field.)