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POLYTECHNIQUE MONTRÉAL,
145 YEARS OF ENGINEERING
FOR THE BENEFIT OF SOCIETY

Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal is one of Canada’s top engineering teaching and research institutions and first in Québec for the scope of its research activities.

Polytechnique Montréal is a world leader in engineering research. It has one of the highest concentrations of engineering professors/researchers in Canada, as well as the largest volume of industry-partnered research. It trains the next generation of world-class engineers who benefit from state-of-the-art research infrastructure and equipment.

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WINNING COLLABORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

With renowned Aerospace leaders (Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, Bombardier, CAE Inc., Pratt & Whitney Canada, Safran Landing Systems)

With international manufacturers, integrators and MROs (Esterline CMC Electronics, General Electric Canada, Liebherr-Aerospace Canada, MDA Satellite Systems, Thales Canada)

With innovative consortia dedicated to advancing aerospace and transportation industry competitiveness (CRIAQ, CARIC, GARDN, SA2GE, Innov-ÉÉ)

With local and international companies

POLYTECHNIQUE BY THE NUMBERS

  • 8,300 students (27.4% women)
  • 2,200 graduate students
  • More than 120 programs
  • 1,570 diplomas awarded in 2016–2017
  • 47,500 graduates since 1873
  • 261 faculty members
  • 1,400 employees
  • Annual budget of $213 million

RESEARCH

  • Annual budget of $75 million
  • 20 Industrial Research Chairs (including 13 NSERC Chairs)
  • 25 Canada Research Chairs
  • 1 Canada Excellence Research Chair
  • 98 recovery technologies
  • 62 patents held
  • 22 active spinoff companies

AEROSPACE AND TRANSPORTATION

  • Some 60 professors and researchers (many affiliated with interuniversity research centres)
  • 10 research chairs (aerospace, transportation, materials, LCA)
  • More than 30 research units with available aerospace and transportation infrastructures
  • More than 80 R&D projects with aerospace and transportation industry players (as part of research chairs and joint projects with CRIAQ, CARIC, GARDN, SA2GE, Innov-ÉÉ)

 


WINNING STRATEGY

Education programs
and research projects
in symbiosis with industry

Innovative laboratories and learning/research environments

Strategic research partnerships

Training and research projects geared toward aerospace and transportation industry needs

Complementary, long-term interuniversity collaborations

 

AEROSPACE AND TRANSPORTATION

AEROSPACE AND TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH CHAIRS

Canada Research Chairs

Canada Industrial, Institutional and Excellence Research Chairs

  • NSERC Multisectorial Industrial Research Chair in Coatings and Surface Engineering — Ludvik Martinu
  • Research Chair on the Evaluation and Implementation of Sustainability in Transportation— Catherine Morency
  • International Life Cycle (ILC) Chair — Réjean Samson
  • Polytechnique/Safran Research Chair in Additive Manufacturing of Reinforced Polymers and Residual Stresses — Daniel Therriault
  • Canada Excellence Research Chair in Data Science for Real-Time Decision-Making — Andrea Lodi


RESEARCH LABORATORIES AND UNITS

  • Centre for Characterization and Microscopy of Materials (CM)2
  • Liquid Composite Molding Technological Network (RTMFLOT Software Package)
  • Advanced Research Centre in Microwaves and Space Electronics (POLY-GRAMES)
  • Centre for Applied Research on Polymers and Composites (CREPEC)
  • Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT)
  • Laboratory for Acoustics and Vibration Analysis (LAVA)
  • Laboratory for Multi-Scale Mechanics (LM2)
  • Neurotechnology Laboratory (POLYSTIM)
  • Laboratory of New Materials for Energy and Electrochemistry
  • MADITUC Group Laboratory for Urban Transport Planning
  • Virtual Manufacturing Research Laboratory (LRFV)
  • Robotics Laboratory
  • Mobile Robotics and Autonomous Systems Laboratory
  • Advanced Composite and Fibre Structures Laboratory (LABSFCA)
  • Functional Coating and Surface Engineering Laboratory (LARFIS)
  • Laboratory in Electrical Energy (LEE)
  • Material Surface Analysis Laboratory (LASM)
  • Mechanical Components Analysis Group (GACM)
  • Thin-Film Physics and Technology Research Group (GCM)
  • Regroupement québécois sur les matériaux de pointe (RQMP)
  • Regroupement stratégique en microsystèmes du Québec (ReSMIQ)

 


AdmissionS

Prospective Student
514 340-4928 | futur@polymtl.ca

 



INTERSHIPS AND JOBS SERVICES

Marie-Josée Dionne
Director
514 340-4711 ext. 4299
marie-josee.dionne@polymtl.ca

EDUCATION

Polytechnique was the first university in Québec to offer a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering.

  • Aerospace engineering programs (undergraduate and graduate), specializations in aerospace
  • Cumulative bachelor’s degree and certificate in cybersecurity
  • Microprograms in mobility, transportation and urban planning, and in composite and polymer materials
  • In-firm internships: Close to 500 internships annually in aerospace industry, representing 25% of the approximately 2,000 internships completed by our students. Polytechnique Internships and Jobs ServiceIICAP (Institut d’Innovation et de Conception en Aérospatiale de Polytechnique) and Mitacs pool their efforts to locate these opportunities with local as well as international firms.

 


RESEARCH

Augustin Brais
Director Bureau des partenariats et des infrastructures de recherche
514 340-3275
augustin.brais@polymtl.ca

Anne-Marie Bourret
R&D and Partnerships Development Advisor Bureau des partenariats et des infrastructures de recherche
514-340-4722
anne-marie.bourret@polymtl.ca

QUÉBEC, A GLOBAL AEROSPACE HUB

  • 39,130 jobs
  • $14.4 billion in annual sales
  • Over 200 major companies in this sector established in the province, including:
    • Bell Helicopter
    • Bombardier Aerospace
    • CAE
    • Esterline CMC Electronics
    • General Electric
    • Héroux-Devtek
    • L3 MAS
    • Lockheed Martin
    • MDA
    • Safran Landing Systems
    • Pratt & Whitney Canada
    • Rolls-Royce
    • Sonaca Montreal
    • Stelia Aerospace Canada
    • Thales

 


Standout students

Whether they’re designing satellites, rockets or cargo planes, Polytechnique students shine year after year at international competitions.

Élikos

The multi-rotor autonomous vehicle developed by Élikos Polytechnique stood out at the International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) in August 2015. Not only did the Polytechnique flying robot demonstrate its ability to fly autonomously and in a stable manner without using GPS, it also successfully followed another robot moving on the ground, earning Polytechnique a first-place ranking in North America! IARC is an annual high-level competition held simultaneously in the United States and China. In 2014, the Polytechnique team also came in first in North America and third worldwide.

Élikos site
Radio-Canada, Un drone intelligent, September, 14 2015 (in French Only)

Oronos

Since 2012, Oronos Polytechnique has distinguished itself every year at the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association’s Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC), a legendary competition held in the Utah desert in the U.S. that attracts the world’s best university teams. In addition to setting several accuracy records, Oronos Polytechnique took home first place in the 2014 Advanced Category and first place in the Basic Category in 2012 and 2013. Videos recorded by the team are spectacular. Sure-fire thrills!

Video from the 2012 competition, flight of Zéphyr
Video from the 2013 competition, flights of Zéphyr MK II and Perséus
ORONOS site

Avion cargo

With the Avion Cargo group, engineering takes flight! Their mission: design and build, according to very strict regulations, a remote-controlled aircraft and have it make a complete flight (takeoff, in-flight turn, landing) while lifting the heaviest possible payload. The team puts in consistently strong showings in the Society of Automotive Engineers’ annual Aero Design competition.

Avion Cargo site

PolyOrbite

Some 30 students are part of the newly created PolyOrbite technical society. The disciplines represented in the group include computer, software, mechanical, aerospace and electrical engineering, as well as engineering physics. One of the committee’s objectives is to enter the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge, a competition that extends over two years, during which the teams entered must design and build a small satellite known as a “cubesat.”

PolyOrbite site
Article in Poly magazine, Winter 2014, page 26

Smart Bird

The Smart Bird committee brings together impassioned students from all engineering disciplines. Their goal is to design and build the airborne vehicle of the future: a drone-type aircraft. Smart Bird’s drone boasts artificial intelligence, enabling it to take off, manoeuvre in the air, record and analyze a sequence of images so as to detect ground-based targets, and then land autonomously. The challenge is a complex one that allows the Polytechnique students to apply concepts seen in class.

Smart Bird site

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