The Admission Process for Undergraduate Studies

Here’s how to apply for admission to bachelor, certificate and short programs.

Step 1 Confirm your eligibility

Confirm your eligibility

Have you decided to register in an engineering program at ÉTS? Whether it’s a short program, a certificate or a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, make sure you meet the requirements for admission. This information can be found in the program descriptions, under the “Admission criteria” tab.

ÉTS engineering programs are not limited; they are focused on practice and experimentation. They include more practical work, laboratory sessions and projects than any other engineering program in Québec.

Want to learn more about an undergraduate program?

Do you have any questions? Here are some ways to find the answers you need :

  • Come to our Open House. It takes place each year, at the end of January;
  • Check the calendrer of our cegep tours. These tours normally take place throughout the fall and winter sessions;
  • Write to Program Info. A member of our team will be happy to answer your questions


Want to learn more about tuition fees?

Consult the webpage Studying Engineering at ÉTS: How Much Does it Cost?
 

Deadline for submitting applications for admission

At ÉTS, one university academic year includes three semesters: fall, winter and summer. Some programs do not admit students to the winter or summer semesters. Find this information in the box located on the program description pages.

Step 2 Prepare you application files

Prepare you application files

To find the list of supporting documents you must submit with your admission application, please select the program you want to enter, then your legal status in Canada. A list of eligible diplomas will then appear. Click the diploma you hold to see the list of supporting documents you will need to provide.

Step 3 Submit your application for admission

Submit your application for admission

At ÉTS, applications for admission to an undergraduate program are made online. If you don’t have all the answers to the questions you’re asked, or all the required documents, you can begin to fill out the form, save it, then return to it later.

Please note that erroneous information and falsified documents expose you to significant sanctions and that missing transcripts of grades may jeopardize the processing of your application.

Application Fees

The cost of applying for admission is $44, payable by Visa or MasterCard credit card. These fees are non-refundable.

Graduates of any University of Québec constituent are exempted from application fees. A copy of a transcript or a diploma is required.

A few words about supporting documents

Make sure that all the documents you attach to the admission application are complete and legible. Uploaded files must have a maximum size of 5 MB. Accepted formats are: pdf, gif, jpg, jpeg, png, tiff, bmp, doc and docx.

Transcripts and diplomas in a language other than French or English must be accompanied by a French translation certified by the consulate, the Embassy of the country of origin of the candidate or by a member of the Order of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters of Québec (OTTIAQ).

ÉTS may require additional documents. If required, ÉTS will write to you at the e-mail address that you entered in the admission application form.

To be considered a resident of Québec and pay the resident tuition fees, you must provide us with, depending on the case:

  • A Québec Selection Certificate (CSQ);
  • A copy of a Québec health insurance card or other document.


Submit your application for admission

Step 4 Follow up on your application for admission

Follow up on your application for admission

The response to a completed application for admission is generally provided no later than four weeks after the application deadline.

You will receive it at the e-mail address that you entered on the application form.

Conditional admission

If you do not meet all the conditions of eligibility for your program of study, you may receive a decision of conditional admission. It will indicate the conditions to be met and the deadlines for doing so.

Replying to an offer of admission

Admission means that, after studying your file, ÉTS judges that your application meets the admission criteria of the program of study.

Admission is therefore the first step to university studies. You must then confirm your registration, each semester, during the period stated in the academic calendar.

This step confirms your intention to study at ÉTS and your choice of courses and activities (research project, internship, etc.) to follow in each semester. It also allows you to build your schedule. At ÉTS, you must register in each of the three semesters that make up one university academic year.

Choose your courses

Consult the schedules and course plans. Next, go to Mon ÉTS to register for your desired courses.

You must register for MATEST, PHYEST or INFTEST to book a seat in a mathematics, physics or computer science course. Depending on your program of studies and the results obtained on the required diagnostic tests, your choice of courses will be modified.

After you have chosen your courses in My ÉTS, you will receive a confirmation of your registration and an invoice (before the beginning of the semester).

Once the semester begins, you can change your course choices within the time period specified in the academic calender.

Will you need to pass a French test?

Some people will need to pass a written French test. The following are cases where a test is required:

  • You hold a DEC diploma awarded by an English-language CÉGEP and have not completed a specific course in French as a Second Language (Level 3: 602-102-03 or 602-102-MQ or an advanced Level 4 course: 602-103-03 or 602-103-MQ);
  • You come from an English-speaking university in Québec;
  • You hold a Canadian diploma obtained outside Québec;
  • You have been admitted on the basis of your professional experience;
  • You did not provide satisfactory results on an International Test of French Language Proficiency at the time of your admission;
  • You have not studied in a country that is exempt.

In case of failure or absence of an examination in French, you will need to take a French refresher course required by ÉTS and pass it no later than the end of your second semester.

Registering for your diagnostic tests

Mandatory for all students enrolled in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those who took the university preparatory program in technology, these tests focus on pre-college level knowledge and skills, and do not change your admission. They assess your skills in mathematics, science and computer science to determine the path that best suits you.

Depending on your program of studies and your diagnostic results, your choice of courses will automatically be modified (except for students in mechanical engineering): courses MATEST, PHYEST and INFTEST will be replaced by the courses in your progression, at the same time. Check Mon ÉTS a few days after your tests take place.

Students in mechanical engineering will need to consult schedules and course plans.
If you have a disability (visual impairment, motor impairment, dyslexia, TDA/H, language disorder, etc.) and you would like to know if special accommodation measures are possible, contact Student Services by email.

The next tests will take place on April 27, 2019. You can book a seat in these tests 24 hours after you register in Mon ÉTS.

Diagnostic test in Computer Science

Who is it for?

  • For students enrolled in the Bachelor programs in Software Engineering and Information Technologies Engineering.
     

How long is it?

  • 30 minutes
     

What knowledge will be assessed?

  • Basic object oriented programming
     

How do I prepare?

  • No preparation is required.
     

What documentation will be permitted in the test?

  • Download the file and read the preparatory document.
     

What progression will be proposed for me?

Diagnostic test in Mathematics

Who is it for?

  • For all students enrolled in a Bachelor's degree.
     

How long is it?

  • 30 minutes
     

What knowledge will be assessed?

  • Basic algebra, functions, logarithms and trigonometry
     

How do I prepare?

  • No preparation is required.
     

What documentation will be permitted in the test?

  • None. Documentation and technological equipment, such as calculators, computers and mobile phones, are prohibited.
     

What progression will be proposed for me?

Diagnostic test in Sciences 

Who is it for?

  • For all students enrolled in a Bachelor's degree.
     

How long is it?

  • 30 minutes
     

What knowledge will be assessed?

  • Dimensions and units, vector representation, Newton’s laws, equilibrium of a body and kinematics
     

How do I prepare?

  • No preparation is required.
     

What documentation will be permitted in the test?

  • None. Documentation and technological equipment, such as calculators, computers and mobile phones, are prohibited.
     

What progression will be proposed for me?

  • If you pass the test: ING150 or MEC111
  • If you fail the test: PHY144 or CHM131 (except for students in mechanical engineering) or COM110 (except for students in construction engineering). To find out more about these exceptions, please consult the Schedule and course plans of these two programs.