About Polytechnique Montreal

About Polytechnique

Polytechnique is more than an educational establishment - it is the benchmark in engineering, with high-quality teaching and research activities that continually push the limits of knowledge.

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Polytechnique at a Glance

MISSION

Respectful of the principles of sustainable development and attuned to the needs of society, Polytechnique Montréal, in accordance with its values:

  • educates engineers and top-level scientists to meet the challenges of an evolving world and make them key agents of change;
  • conducts research that addresses major societal issues; and
  • influences its environment intellectually, economically and socially.

POLYTECHNIQUE AT A GLANCE

Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal is a technological university, and one of Canada’s largest engineering teaching and research institutions. It ranks first in Québec in terms of the scope of its research activities.

Polytechnique offers courses and programs in numerous engineering specialties, in which fields the institution accounts for the production of nearly one-quarter of university research in Québec. The university also conducts some of Canada’s most intensive research activities through its approximately 60 research units and faculty comprising world-renowned experts.

Polytechnique Montréal is a world-class science and technology centre. The university has agreements with more than 200 institutions across the globe, and international students account for more than one-quarter of Polytechnique’s student body. Polytechnique’s Lassonde buildings have become a benchmark in sustainable construction, as the first Canadian university buildings to be awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold international certification.

POLYTECHNIQUE BY THE NUMBERS

  • Over 9,930 students as of Fall 2021
    • 28% women (consult the Website Women and Engineering for more statistics)
    • 29% international students
    • 25% graduate students
  • 1,950 diplomas awarded in 2020-2021
    • 54,950 graduates since 1873
  • Over 120 programs
  • 294 professors
    • 18% women
  • 1,600 employees
  • Annual institutional budget of $275 million

RESEARCH

  • $105-million annual budget
  • 31 Industrial Research Chairs (including 10 NSERC Chairs)
  • 25 Canada Research Chairs
  • 1 Canada Excellence Research Chair
  • 105 concrete improvements to existing technologies
  • 56 Patents held
  • 27 Active spinoff companies

Facts and Stats Video

Vidéo des données institutionnelles Polytechnique Montréal - 2021
Update : December 2021

 

Information sheet

Fiche d'information Polytechnique MontréalDownload the information sheet
English Version 
(.pdf)
French Version (.pdf)

November 2021

Strategic Plan

Plan stratégique 2018-2013Poly 2023: Let's Create the Future
A plan that is oriented to three major directions and additional development drivers that seek to affirm Polytechnique's status and the goals that it will achieve over the upcoming five years. Each of the directions encompassses four major objectives and developmental axes, translated into concrete acts that flow from the implementation of the Strategic Plan. 

Consult the (.pdf)

Institutional Statistics


Jean Choquette
Director, Strategic Planning

For all requests related to institutional data :

Mrs Jia Zhou
Analyst - Institutionnal Data Office
514-340-4711 extension 3127   
Pavillion Principal

 

Budget and Financial Governance

As of 2016 Polytechnique Montréal has committed to a transparent and accessible budgetary process known as a Structurally Balanced Budget (SBB), as per criteria set by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Implementation of an improved bugetization process and its alignment with the Polytechnique's Strategic Plan began in autumn 2015. We were granted GFOA certification in 2017. 

Consult the document for 2018-2019 (.pdf)
Consult the document for 2017-2018 (.pdf)
Consult the document for 2016-2017 (.pdf)

*In French only 

Financial Governance

Committee on Culture and Education

PROCEEDINGS - AUGUST 19, 2015

Document Bilan et perspectives
1er octobre 2019 (.pdf)
*In French only 

Document Bilan et perspectives - December 7, 2014 (.pdf)
Présentation du DG lors de l'audition - August 19, 2015 (.pdf)
Vidéo de l'audition - Hôtel du parlement - August 19, 2015 at 16h30 (.mp4)
 

PROCEEDINGS - AUGUST 19, 2010

Document Bilan et perspectives - May 21, 2010 (.pdf)
Présentation du DG lors de l'audition - August 19, 2010 (.pdf)

*In French only