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Complementary Training (CAP)

Mandatory workshops to get your project started. Undertaking a graduate research project involves many challenges. The objective of the mandatory complementary training workshops is to equip students in research programs by assisting them in undertaking their project: identify the frontier of knowledge on the subject of research, define the hypothesis, the question or the objectives of the project, determine the originality and anticipate its impact, plan schedules, identify the necessary resources, establish strategies for scientific watch, etc. Each student will apply their learning to their own approach in order to progress effectively during the initial and determining stages of their research project undertaking.

Student choice workshops to enrich training. The development of competences that complement the research program is addressed in a series of workshops chosen by the student. These workshops cover subjects of general (communication, writing) or more specialized (entrepreneurship, intellectual property, teaching, etc.) interests. A workshop that provides support and promotes reflection on the professional project is also offered. Students from all graduate study programs are eligible to sign up for the student choice series of workshops.

*CAP : Chercheur, acteur de progrès : "Researcher, actor of progress".

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Mandatory for research-based Master's programs: Defining your project

The following two workshops are mandatory for all students enrolled in a research-based master's program and should be successfully completed by the end of the second semester after the inital enrolment.

These workshops should be selected on the Plan d'étude au 2e cycle (.pdf), (Graduate Study Plan, in French only), and attended in accordance with Graduate Studies' General Regulations (Règlements généraux des études supérieures), article 51.2.

Mandatory for doctoral studies: Toward the comprehensive examination

The following four workshops are mandatory for all persons enrolled in a doctoral program and should be successfully completed by the end of the 4th semester after the initial enrolment. Workshop CAP7003 must be attended during the first semester of enrolment.

These workshops should be selected on the Graduate Study Form (Plan étude au 3e cycle) (.pdf), English version (.pdf) and attended in accordance with Graduate Studies' General Regulations  (Règlements généraux des études supérieures), article 73.

Student choice workshops

These one-credit, out-of-program workshops are available to students of all graduate programs (doctoral, master's and DESS). These workshops are not mandatory and do not replace the mandatory workshops of the research-based master's and doctoral programs. Attending these workshops does not exempt students from the obligation to attend the mandatory training of these programs.

See the section Student choice workshop schedule, in order to know which non-mandatory workshops are offered this semester.

Toward dissemination and publication

  • CAP7110E Writing science effectively (1 cr.) (Requires being enrolled in a research program: master's or doctoral.) (Available in the Winter session of 2020)
  • CAP7120 Developing your professional project (available soon)

Toward thesis/dissertation defence and employment

Workshops in development

  • CAPxxxx Scientific communication (structuring your ideas, presenting) (1 cr.)
  • CAPxxxx Effective communication; talking to non-experts (1 cr.)
  • CAPxxxx Mobilization of human, material, and financial resources (1 cr.)

 

 

Further information

Each workshop is worth 1 credit, thus consisting of 15 hours of classes and 30 hours of personal work, and consists usually of 4 or 5 sessions. Successful completion of a workshop involves attending all the sessions and meeting the requirements of all the assignments. Grading is “Pass” or “Fail” type. The credit is “out-of-program” and is not counted in the credits required for receiving the diploma.

The workshops are subject to the same regulations as regular courses except where requests to drop courses are concerned. These must be addressed directly to the person in charge of the workshop or to Ateliers.CAP @polymtl.ca.

Recognition of workshops in the event of a change in program. “Students who change from a master's to a doctoral program are exempt from workshop CAP7003 or CAP7003E if they successfully completed workshops CAP7002 or CAP7002E in the master's program. Students who successfully completed workshop CAP7005 or CAP7005E in the master's program are exempt from this workshop in the doctoral program. Students who change from a doctoral to a master's program are exempt from workshop CAP7002 or CAP7002E if workshop CAP7003 or CAP7003E was successfully completed in the doctoral program. Students who successfully completed workshop CAP7005 or CAP7005E in the doctoral program are exempt from this workshop in the master's program. Students admitted before the Fall 2019 semester are exempt from workshop CAP7005 or CAP7005E in the doctoral program if the course ING6900 or ING6900E was successfully completed during the master's program.” (General regulations-Graduate studies, article 7.11.4)

Requirements for the comprehensive examination. “The 4 mandatory credits for the complementary doctoral training, “Toward the comprehensive examination”, should be successfully completed no later than the end of the 4th semester of study following the initial enrolment in the doctoral program (excluding any duly authorized interruptions in studies). If this requirement is not filled, the student transcript will bear the mention Authorized to pursue studies under conditions. If these 4 workshops are not successfully completed during the following semester, the student dossier will bear the mention No longer authorized to continue, which leads to cancellation of the candidacy.” (General regulations-Graduate studies, article 75.5). In this way, if students pass the comprehensive examination before the four CAP workshops are successfully completed, “Iv-incomplete’ will be noted in their dossier for the comprehensive examination. The note will be replaced by “P-pass” when the four mandatory CAP workshops, as well as the comprehensive examination, have all been successfully completed. The regulation provides for only one extra semester to meet this requirement.

Mandatory Workshops schedule

Winter 2020 Semester

For more information, see the Moodle sites of the worshops.

CAP7002 Stratégies de recherche à la maîtrise en génie
Group 1  Wednesday : January 15, 22 and 29, February 5 and 12, April 1
Teacher: Sofiane Achiche  
Group 2 Tuesday: January 21 and 28, February 4, 11 and 18
Teacher: Maxime Raison Time : 16:45 to 19:45
   
Group 3 Wednesday : February 19 and 26, March 11, 18 and 25, April 1
Teacher: Sofiane Achiche Time : 8:30 to 11:30
   

 

CAP7002E MASTER'S IN ENGINEERING RESEARCH STRATEGIES
Group 1 

Thursday: January 16, 23 and 30, February 6 and 13, April 2

Teacher: Sofiane Achiche Time: 8:30 to 11:30
CAP7003 Stratégies de recherche doctorale en génie
Group 1  Monday: January 20, February 3 and 24, March 9
Teacher: Jean Dansereau Time: 9:00 to 12:20
   
CAP7003E - Doctoral research strategies in engineering
Group 1  Monday: January 13 and 17, February 10 and 17
Teacher: Jean Dansereau Time: 9:00 to 12:20
   
CAP7005 Traitement de l'information scientifique et technique
Group 1  Monday: January 20th and 27th, February 3rd and 10th 
Teacher: Team Time: 16:00 to 19:15
  Exam: February 17th, 16:00 to 17:h00
   
Group 2 Tuesday: January 21st and 28th, February 4th and 11th 
Teacher: Team Time: 9:00 to 12:15
  Exam: February 18th, 10:00 to 11:h00
   
Group 3 Tuesday: January 21st and 28th, February 4th and 11th 
Teacher: Team Time: 13:00 to 16:15
  Exam: February 18th, 10:00 to 11:h00
   
Group 4 Tuesday: March 10th , 17th, 24th, and 31st 
Teacher: Team Time: 9:00 to 12:15
  Exam: April 7th, 10:00 to 11:h00
   
Group 5 Wednesday: March 11th , 18th and 25th, April 1st 
Teacher: Team Time: 9:00 to 12:15
  Exam: April 8th, 10:00 to 11:h00
CAP7005E Handling of scientific and technical information
Group 1  Wednesday:  January 22th and 29th , February 5th  and  12th 
Teacher: Team Time: 9:00 to 12:15
  Exam: February 19th, 10:00 to 11:00
   
Group 2 Tuesday:  March 10th, 17th, 24th and 31th
Teacher: Team Time: 13:00 to 16:15
  Exam: April 7th, 14:00 to 15:h00
CAP7011 Approches créatives en recherche
Group 1  Friday : January 17 (8:30-17:00), February 7 and 28
Teacher: Sylvie Gendreau Time: See Moodle
   
Group 2 Wednesday January 22 and 29, February 5 and 19
Teacher: Youssef Gaboune Time: 17:00 - 20:30
CAP7011E Creative approaches to research
Group 1  Friday : January 31 (8:30-17:00), February 14 and 28
Teacher: Sylvie Gendreau Time: See Moodle
   
Group 2 Thursday January 23 and 30; February 6 and 20
Teacher: Youssef Gaboune Time: 17:00 - 20:30
CAP7015 Conduire un projet de recherche
Group 1  Monday: January 13 and 27; February 10; March 9
Teacher: Raouf Naggar Time: 12:45 to 16:45
   
Group 2 Monday: January 20; February 3 and 24; March 16
Teacher: Raouf Naggar Time: 12:45 to 16:45
CAP7015E Leading a research project
Group 1  Thursday: February 6 and 27, March 12, April 2
Teacher: Éric Laurendeau Time: 8:30 to 12:30
   
Group 2 Monday: January 27, February 24, March 9, April 6
Teacher: Caroline Boudoux Time: 16:45 to 20:45
Student choice workshop Schedule

Winter 2020 Semester

For more information, see the Moodle sites of the worshops.

CAP7110E Writing science effectively
Group 1 Monday: January 13, 20, 27; February 17
Teacher: Gregory Patience Time: 8:30 to 12:30

 

CAP7120 Concevoir son projet professionnel (In French this semester)
For students enrolled in research programs only (Masters or doctorate).  Wednesday: January 22, February 5 and 19, March 11 and 25; April 8 and 22
Teachers: Guylaine Drubreuil and Marie Ferland-Gagnon Time: 12:45 to 15:45
CAP7210E I.P. and Patent
Group 1   Tuesday: February 4 and 18, March 10 and 24
Teacher: Adam Mizera Time: 16:45 to 20:45
CAP7220E Teaching Engineering (Cancelled)
Group 1  Thursday : January 30, February 6, 20, 27; March 12
Teacher: Michel Perrier Time: 8:30 to 12:30
CAP7230 Devenir entrepreneur techno. (in French this semester) (Cancelled)
Group 1  Tuesday: January 21, March 10 and 24, April 4
Teacher: Fabiano Armellini Time: 8:30 to 12:30