Master of Information Technology Engineering

Credits 45 credits
Semester of admission and deadlines Fall: August 1st
Winter: December 1st
Summer: April 1st

Foreign students (with study permit) must apply 2 months before these dates.
Regime of studies Full-time or part-time basis
Schedule Courses offered on days, evenings and some in an intensive format
Language of instruction French for the M.Eng.
French and English for the M.A.Sc.
Degree Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.)
Admission
Presentation

Take a leading role in technological changes and their impacts

Information technologies are at the heart of today’s society. They have a significant and transformational impact on our lives. We can expect further advances of all kinds in the coming years: just think about the Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence and blockchains, to name just a few. Thanks to our degree in information technology, you can combine high level skills and knowledge in technology with systems engineering and technological change management.

Why Do a Master's in Information Technology Engineering at ÉTS?

Interested in the Internet of Things, image recognition, Big Data, artificial intelligence or blockchains? Love digital media and video games? Want to learn more about smart cities, autonomous systems, medical imaging or augmented reality? Or, are you seeking to develop your skills in managing technology or networking projects? Then our master’s program in information technologies is a perfect fit for you! 

Whether you want to stand out in your field, obtain more responsibility with your current employer, or create innovations that will have a major impact on your business, our master's program will contribute to your success in industry.

What will you learn in the Master’s program?

Our faculty have extensive experience in industry and are ready to share it with you in areas such as:  

  • I.T. project management, analysis and design; 
  • Databases and Big Data;
  • Cloud computing;
  • Cyber security;
  • The Internet of Things;
  • Mobile multimedia systems;
  • Computer graphics and computer animation in 2D and 3D;
  • Virtual and augmented reality;
  • Physical simulation;
  • Ambient intelligence;
  • Natural language processing, text analysis, pattern recognition, speech recognition;
  • Autonomous cognitive networks;
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning;
  • Artificial and haptic vision;
  • Human-machine and human-computer interactions;
  • Telepresence;
  • Real-time systems;
  • Embedded systems;
  • Enterprise architecture;
  • And much more!

What’s the Difference between the Project Profile and the Research Profile?

Two profiles are offered in information technology engineering: the project profile and the research profile. The latter is focused on research and leads to the degree of Master of Applied Sciences (M.A.Sc.). The former will allow you to specialize in a particular area of information technology engineering and will lead to the degree of Master of Engineering (M.Eng.).

Who can enrol in a master’s in information technology engineering?

Candidates with an engineering diploma or a bachelor's degree in computer science or in applied science with a computer science component or an engineering component in a related field may apply for admission to this master's program.

Master's in information technology engineering with thesis (research profile)

The research profile is perfect for candidates who aim to continue into doctoral studies, do research and development in industry or acquire a specialization in a specific domain. 

The thesis work counts for 30 credits within this 45-credit program.

Master's in information technology engineering with project (project profile)

The project profile is best for candidates who wish to update their knowledge or deepen their expertise in information technologies. The 30+ credits of courses will allow you to learn more about your field of interest, and the project will allow you to perfect your design and development skills as well as your writing skills. 

The program totals 45 credits, divided either into 39 credits of courses plus 6 credits for the project, or 30 credits of course with a 15-credit project.

Master's Degree with Project (courses profile) M.Eng.

The Master's Degree with Projet is available in French only.

Would you like to proceed in French?

Master's Degree with Thesis (research profile) M.A.Sc.

Degree

Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.)

Objective

The goal of the Master's program is to train specialists in information technology management, development, integration and operations within organizations. From this perspective, the objective is to coordinate the acquisition of high-level knowledge and competencies in the areas of information processing systems engineering, technological change management engineering and its impact on organizations, and finally, IT services management.

Admission requirements

Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an appropriate engineering field, in computer science or applied science with a computing component, with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (out of 4.3) or equivalent;

or have acquired the required knowledge, appropriate training and experience that is deemed to be relevant.

A candidate who is deemed to be inadequately prepared may be required to take upgrading courses or a preparatory course.

The candidate can be admitted on the basis of sufficient knowledge of English. In addition to the requirements of the program, the candidate must also successfully complete an out-of-program French course, appropriate to his or her level, to obtain a diploma.

Candidates admitted on the basis of English must also provide proof that a faculty member has agreed to act as their thesis supervisor.

Program Structure

  • 2 mandatory activities (6 credits)
  • 3 optional activities (totalling at least 9 credits)
  • 1 thesis (30 credits)

List of activities

2 mandatory activities (6 credits):

MTR801 Planning for an Engineering Research Project
MTR871 Directed Readings

3 optional activities (at least 9 credits) from the corresponding program:

If you choose to take courses at a partner university, you must obtain prior approval from your supervisor.

The student must successfully complete the following activity near the end of the program (30 credits):

MTR890 Master's Thesis
Career Prospects

What are the Career Prospects in Information Technology Engineering?

Did you know that 70% of Québec’s I.T. industry is located in Greater Montréal? The Montréal ecosystem is recognized in particular for its expertise in artificial intelligence and digital media.

According to the Québec government, I.T. is truly a strong engine of the Québec economy with its 7,300 companies and 130,000 jobs. Between 2011 and 2016, the average salary in the information technology sector grew faster than that of the economy as a whole: it increased by 13% compared to 8.7% for the overall economy.

Master’s graduates earn, on average, 10% more than bachelor’s graduates, according to the Survey on the Remuneration of Engineering Professionals in Québec published (in French) by Génium360.  

Some masters’ graduates, notably those with an M.A.Sc., choose to continue into PhD programs or make a career as a researcher within a university or a college. 

Professional Experience Credits from the OIQ
Did you know a master's in engineering can earn you up to 12 months experience credit with the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)? 

To learn more, please consult the Regulation respecting other terms and conditions for the issuance of permits by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.

Research projects for student master's program

Are You Looking for a Project for Your Master’s Program?

Are you looking for a research project?  See the page Research Projects for Students. Faculty recruiting master's students display their postings there. 

Have you found a thesis supervisor?

You must have chosen your thesis supervisor before the end of your first semester of master’s studies, because this is a condition of registration for the second semester. We strongly recommend you begin your search before your first semester of master’s studies. For more information, see Find a Thesis Supervisor