Aerospace at ÉTS: three major specialties, 50 professors and 70 industrial partners
At ÉTS, research in aerospace engineering involves more than 50 professors, 11 research chairs and 14 specialized research units who collaborate with nearly 70 industrial partners. Our researchers are active in three major areas: advanced materials and manufacturing; avionics and control; and design, simulation and optimization.
By undertaking a master's degree in aerospace engineering with us, you will have a chance to deepen your knowledge with renowned teachers and find tangible solutions to industry challenges.
Does the environmental footprint of aeronautics concern you? Do you believe drones could one day be used for satellite maintenance? Would you like to learn more about smart materials and their impact on the performance and durability of aircraft? Then the ÉTS Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering will be just what you are looking for!
What Will You Learn in the Master’s Program?
Thanks to the expertise of our faculty and their industry experience, you will be able to:
- Design, manufacture and model components;
- Simulate the operation of aircraft;
- Determine companies’ needs in aerospace technology and provide solutions;
- Acquire advanced knowledge in one or several areas, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering and automated production engineering.
You will have access to state-of-the-art equipment, including flight simulators, a subsonic wind tunnel, drones, robotic cells and 3D printers, to name just a few.
What Degrees Provide Admission to the Master’s in Aerospace Engineering?
Since aerospace requires a variety of complementary expertise, most holders of an engineering degree can register: whether you studied electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering, information technology engineering, operations and logistics engineering or automated production engineering.
AÉROETS: Bringing Together the Driving Forces in Aerospace
Master’s students in aerospace engineering can become members of AÉROÉTS, a group that brings together our aerospace faculty, researchers and students.
As a member of AÉROÉTS, you will attend conferences and participate in industrial visits, workshops and networking activities. Besides helping you build a network of professional contacts, these activities will keep you informed about career prospects, issues and innovations in the aerospace industry.
AÉROÉTS members may also be eligible for internship projects offered by the Montreal Aerospace Institutes with partners including Bell Helicopter, Bombardier, CAE, Pratt & Whitney and Siemens. These offers supplement those advertised through the ÉTS co-operative education department. Each year, more than 500 ÉTS students complete internships within more than 40 of the many Montréal aerospace sector companies.
What’s the Difference between the Project Profile and the Research Profile?
Our master's program in aerospace engineering includes two profiles: one with a thesis and the other with a project. The thesis profile focuses 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 Aerospace Engineering and will lead to the degree of Master of Engineering (M. Eng.).
Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering with Thesis (research profile)
This profile is for you if you want to continue into doctoral studies or conduct research and development in industry.
The research project counts for 30 of the 45 credits of this program.
Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering with Project (project profile)
Would you like to specialize and become an aerospace expert? The practical and theoretical courses in the project profile will help you deepen your knowledge. You can even put them into practice with a paid industry internship and/or a project in an ÉTS research laboratory.
Since this program is offered in collaboration with five other Québec universities, you will need to choose two specialization courses given in different universities. This means you will have access to a wide choice of subjects, in addition to being able to follow one or two courses at an English-speaking university. A case study course, offered by professionals from the program’s industry partners, is also compulsory.
The program totals 45 credits, including 33 to 39 credits of courses plus 6 to 12 credits of courses or projects.