Do a PhD in Applied Engineering at ÉTS
Why do a PhD in applied engineering at ÉTS? Because by doing your doctoral studies here, you will gain access not only to more than 215 faculty members and their engineering expertise, but also to state-of-the-art facilities and a network of 200 industrial partners. In addition, our doctoral program in engineering is most flexible: you can choose your courses from a wide range offered by our seven engineering departments and from other Montreal universities, both French- and English-speaking.
Overview of our doctoral program
In our doctoral program in engineering, you will acquire advanced knowledge in your chosen engineering field, in addition to developing your intellectual rigour, your scientific curiosity and the creativity you’ll need to resolve complex issues, both in industry and in academia.
At ÉTS, we're recognized for applied engineering. This is why we’ve been able to forge close ties with our 200 active partners – corporations as well as public and private organizations – who entrust us with more than half our research mandates. In fact, more than 60% of our research work is carried out this way.
By doing your PhD in engineering at ÉTS, you will learn to solve real-world problems.
Help with the drafting of your doctoral thesis in engineering
At ÉTS, faculty members believe in the importance of mentoring you. In an oral examination, for example, you must present your review of the literature as well as the project statement for your thesis. This will provide you an opportunity to carefully delimit and adjust the focus of your thesis project, if appropriate, thanks to the informed comments of the professors who will constitute the jury.
Scholarships and financing to enable your studies
Many ÉTS professors pay a bursary to doctoral students they supervise from their research funds. Many ÉTS doctoral candidates receive approximately $20,000 annually to work on their thesis. Talk to professors who conduct research projects in the field that interests you!
You may also be eligible for excellence awards and other grants from Quebec and Canadian granting agencies during your doctoral studies in engineering. Here again, find out more!
Tuition fees among the most affordable in North America
Are you considered an international student (with a study permit)? Did you know that international students wishing to undertake doctoral studies at ÉTS are exempted from increased fees? This means you will pay the same fees as Quebec-born students. On the same subject, it is important to note that tuition fees of Quebec universities, including ÉTS, are among the most affordable in North America.
ÉTS is well equipped in terms of specialized equipment thanks to its 60 research units, among which are over 20 research chairs. In addition, because many researchers are working in research centres attached to university hospitals, they have access to many more technical and animal facilities in which to carry out their work.
Inter-university agreements help you acquire all the knowledge you need
We have concluded agreements that allow you to take courses at other (English and French) Montreal universities. These agreements will enable you to acquire all the state-of-the-art knowledge you need to complete your project.
Research Interests at ÉTS
The main themes of research at ÉTS are focused on:
- Infrastructure and built environments
- Materials and manufacturing
- Information and communications technologies
- Land transportation
This being said, our research projects are interdisciplinary; they are not limited to these topics. At ÉTS, you can realize your dreams and your professional aspirations, because we are flexible. Discuss it with our profs!