High-level research

Polytechnique Montréal is one of Canada’s leading applied-research universities. Each year, Polytechnique is the birthplace of technological discoveries and innovation that lead to hundreds of scientific papers and numerous patent applications, and the creation of new companies.

Research Guidance

Finding a research supervisor that will accept to guide you in your studies and research work is highly recommended for all research-based programs (research-based Master’s and doctorate). Before starting this process, it is important that you properly identify what your field of interest is.

You do not need to choose a research supervisor before you submit your application. However, it is preferable to undertake the process as soon as possible, because a professor (your future research supervisor) must endorse your application in order for you to be admitted.

To learn how to seek out the support of a professor; please refer to the section Study Supervision in the Admission section.  Consult also the Directory Expertise of our professors as well as the list of projects currently available.  

research infrastructures

Polytechnique Montréal trains the top level of next-generation scientists, who enjoy exceptional research infrastructures and equipment, including some that are unique in Canada. The researchers and engineers trained at Polytechnique benefit directly from the institution’s interdisciplinary and strong science reputation, which prepare them to tackle major challenges in the fields of science and technology over the coming decades. The Research and Innovation department (in French only) overseas research activities at Polytechnique Montréal and provides a wide range of services to professors, researchers and collaborators. 

  • 18 Industrial Research Chairs and 25 Canada Research Chairs
  • 1 Canada Excellence Research Chair
  • 81M-million research budget
  • World-class research infrastructures
  • 2 Canada First Institutes (Ivado and TransMedTech) with budgets totaling $340M over seven years
  • At the forefront of university-industry partnerships and technological transfers
Information documents specific to each specialty
Leaflet - Africa (.pdf)
(in French only) 
Leaflet - China (.pdf)
Leaflet - France (.pdf)
(in French only) 
Leaflet - Lebanon (.pdf)
(in French only)
Leaflet - Morocco (.pdf)
(in French only) 
Leaflet - United-Kingdom (.pdf)
(in French only) 
Leaflet - Tunisia (.pdf)
(in French only)

Information documents specific to each specialty:

Biomedical Engineering (.pdf)
Chemical Engineering (.pdf)
Civil Engineering (.pdf)
Electronical Engineering (.pdf
Energy and Nuclear Engineering (.pdf) 
Industrial Engineering (.pdf)
Computer and Software Engineering (.pdf) 
Mathematics (.pdf)
Mechanical Engineering (.pdf)
Mineral Engineering (.pdf
Engineering Physics (.pdf)

Research Internships for International Students

Each year, Polytechnique Montréal’s research units welcome more than 250 students from other institutions wishing to put into practice the technical and scientific knowledge acquired in their studies.

To learn more about the eligibility conditions and the steps to follow, click here.


With an annual acquisition budget of $1-million, the library (in French only) offers one of Québec’s best specialized document collections in applied sciences and technology. It provides 98,000 digital books and specialized databases, 160,000 print books on the shelves and loans available throughout all Montréal-area university libraries.

Research students have access to cutting-edge training given by specialized librarians as well as workshops to help them make the most of the documentary resources placed at their disposal.

On top of the research methodology acquired, Polytechnique has allowed me to deepen my practical and theoretical knowledge and develop a large network of contacts, both personally and professionally.

Bahe Hachem

Master’s and Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering