Real-world, leading-edge projects in Electrical Engineering
At ÉTS, research projects in electrical engineering are not only leading-edge, they’re also grounded in the real world. The proof: we are among the few universities interested in embedded systems integrated in avionics and navigation. The majority of our professors have acquired industry experience, and 60% of their research work is done in collaboration with businesses.
About the Master of Electrical Engineering
With advanced knowledge in electrical engineering, you will be able to design electronic equipment that consumes fewer batteries or reduces the weight of avionics systems. You could also use electromagnetic waves to detect cancerous tumours or devise algorithms to increase the precision of surgical operations. You could even design the wireless optical networks of the future and find solutions to bring the Internet to remote regions far from major centres, whether the Gaspé or the Amazon!
Whether you want to stand out in your field, enhance your career or become a leader in research and development, the ÉTS master's program in Electrical Engineering will meet your needs. Who knows, maybe you will even develop a technology that revolutionizes industry!
More specifically, a master’s in electrical engineering will help you deepen your knowledge in the following areas:
- Artificial intelligence;
- Power electronics;
- Industrial control;
- Microelectronics and micro/nano-systems;
- Digital vision.
What topics will be covered in the master's program?
Besides acquiring advanced knowledge in electrical engineering, you will be able to:
- Determine the technological needs of a company;
- Plan and carry out development projects in various electrical engineering application domains, applied research, and implementations of existing technologies.
You will have access to many laboratories and specialized equipment, such as:
- Static and dynamic flight simulators;
- A Piaggio Avanti aircraft;
- Flight Management Systems (FMS);
- A characterization bench for photonic devices;
- A silicon photonics test bench;
- Network technology labs including metropolitan, long-distance and submarine fibre optic transmission systems up to 100 Gbit/s;
- Telecommunications data centres;
- Network emulators;
- Internet of Things networks for smart cities;
- Mobile test infrastructure for emergency wireless communications (terrestrial and maritime), also supported by the use of drones;
- Digital, analogue and RF integrated circuit design software for Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs);
- An LTCC (Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic) microfabrication laboratory;
- Sophisticated measurement devices such as logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, etc.;
- A programmable-load hydrogen-powered fuel cell with a maximum output of 30 kW;
- A climate test chamber;
- Exoskeletons (lower and upper limbs);
- Solar panels installed on the school’s roof totalling 1.5 kW and accessible from the test benches in one of our laboratories.
Who can enrol in a master’s in electrical engineering?
Electrical engineering calls for multi-disciplinary knowledge. You can register for the master’s in electrical engineering if you hold an engineering diploma or a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering, information technology engineering, operations and logistics engineering or automated production engineering. Other diplomas could be eligible; find out about yours!
What’s the Difference Between the Project Master's and the Research Master’s?
The master's in electrical engineering includes two options: one with a thesis and one with a project. What’s the difference? The thesis profile is focused on research and leads to the degree of Master of Applied Sciences (M.A.Sc.). The project profile will allow you to specialize in a particular area of electrical engineering and will lead to the degree of Master of Engineering (M.Eng.).
Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering with Thesis (Research Profile)
This profile is for you if you want to continue into doctoral studies or do research and development in industry.
The program totals 45 credits, including 15 credits of courses and 30 credits for the research project.
Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering with Project (Project Profile)
Would you like to specialize and become an expert in electrical engineering? The practical and theoretical courses in the project profile will help you deepen your knowledge. You can also put them into practice with an industry internship.
The program totals 45 credits, including 30 or 39 credits of courses plus 6 or 15 credits for the project.