Master of Engineering Project Management

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

Acquire recognized qualifications in project management

Would you like to master all the elements of project and portfolio management and take your career to the next level? The ÉTS master’s program in engineering project management will help get you there! Based on generally recognized good practices and the knowledge base of the Project Management Institute (PMI), you will be able to analyze the profitability of an engineering project, and choose, manage and lead the human resources necessary to complete it, taking into account the constraints of time, cost and quality.

Overview of the Master’s Program in Engineering Project Management

What distinguishes the ÉTS Master’s in Project Management from other comparable programs? Our master’s program has been designed to meet the needs of engineers and professionals who work in an environment where engineering activities predominate. 

In addition, throughout your education at ÉTS, you solve concrete issues in engineering project management:  the majority of professors and lecturers who teach you maintain close ties with industry. That means you will be equally well equipped to design, carry out and complete engineering projects on time, at the anticipated cost, according to the specifications, and with respect for the people involved, the environment and applicable quality standards. 

What will you learn in the Master’s program?

You will acquire knowledge that will assist you in state-of-the-art management of engineering projects and project portfolios, including:  

  • Analyzing the feasibility of a project 
  • Developing and managing project portfolios  
  • Managing and supervising project human resources 
  • Developing a strategic vision of information technologies 
  • Increasing your own creative potential and that of your team 


What Degrees Provide Admission to the Master’s in Engineering Project Management?

To be eligible for this master's program, you need a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in engineering, applied sciences or a related domain. For more information about the admission criteria for the ÉTS Master’s degree in engineering project management, see the tab corresponding to your desired profile: thesis profile or project profile.

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

Our master's program in engineering project management includes two profiles: one with a thesis and one with a project. 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 engineering and will lead to the degree of Master of Engineering (M. Eng.). 

Master's Degree in Engineering Project Management with Thesis (research profile)

Would you like to continue into doctoral studies? Or work in industry, doing research and development? This profile is tailored to the needs of people just like you. This profile is also for those who wish to dive deep into a subject.

The thesis project counts for 30 of the 45 credits of this program.

Master's Degree in Engineering Project Management with Project (project profile)

The master’s program in Engineering Project Management is also offered with a project profile. This profile totals 45 credits, including 30 or more credits of courses and an application project which can count for 6 or 15 credits or a 15-credit industry project, depending on the formula you choose.

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

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

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.)

Program Objectives

The objective of this program is to train engineers, practitioners of the applied sciences and professionals working in an environment where engineering activities predominate. It provides them with essential training in engineering project management and the methodology required to apply it according to the state of the art. It aims to develop the strategic level management skills required to design, conduct and complete engineering projects on time, at the budgeted cost, meeting the specifications and with respect for people, the environment and quality standards. In addition, it includes a final project that gives the student an opportunity to synthesize all the knowledge acquired.

Admission Requirements

Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering, applied science or a related field, 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 activity (6 credits)
  • 3 optional activities (totalling at least 12 credits)
  • 1 thesis (30 credits)

List of activities

1 mandatory activity (3 credits):

MTR801 Planning for an Engineering Research Project

3 or 4 optional activities (at least 12 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

Career Prospects for Graduates with a Master’s in Engineering Project Management

Holders of a Master’s in Engineering Project Management can occupy various positions within engineering consulting firms or those carrying out engineering-related activities. For example: 

  • Project manager 
  • Project coordinator 
  • Project portfolio manager
  • Manager of a project office

Training in project and portfolio management is also an asset for any engineer who aspires to orient his or her career toward general or technical management.

Professional Recognition

Did you know that a Master’s in Engineering can give you experience credits of up to 12 months if you have a B.Eng.? To learn more, we invite you to 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