Department of Mechanical Engineering

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About the Department

A word from the director

In the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal, we train engineers in research to become leaders in Complex Systems Design in Aerospace, Mechanics and Biomedical fields. Students not only have a strong academic background, we focus on professional skills required to become an excellent engineer. Thus, we support students to develop communication skills, judgment, analysis and decision-making skills in conception and innovation projects. The department has adopted the international CDIO™ INITIATIVE ( for engineering education by proposing integrative projects (project-based learning), which allows them to acquire those qualities.

During Undergraduate Studies, the student receives a base education and can choose a Minor to access many industrial sectors such as Rail Transport, Aeronautics, Satellites, Biomechanics, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Computer-aided Design, Energy Efficiency, and so on. Finally, students must complete one or more internships.

Furthermore, the department has world-class research facilities. As an example, LESIAQ (located near l’Assomption metro station in Montreal), presents many «life-size» aerospace equipment, including a genuinely integrated test bed (Iron Bird), for a Bombardier Challenger CL-300 Business Aircraft. We also offer a wide range of student clubs for Engineering opportunities (solar car, rocket, submarine, robot) and international competitions.

The department also offers graduate studies including Professional Master’s, Research Master’s and Ph.D. in many areas (Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Energy Engineering). The next generation of researchers is integrated into a research team and can access financial opportunities.

Good luck with your future career projects!

Luc Baron, Ph. D., eng.
Full professor and Director
Department of Mechanical Engineering


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

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