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Master in Automated Manufacturing Engineering

Credits 45 credits
Session of admission and deadlines

Fall: August 1st
Winter: December 1st
Summer: April 1st
Application deadlines for international students with study permit

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.)

Become an expert in smart systems

Thanks to your Master’s studies in automated manufacturing engineering at ÉTS, you’ll become a specialist in the design, integration and management of complex systems, no matter where they’re found – at home, at the hospital, in the factory or in business offices. You’ll be able to resolve problems related to the design of collaborative robots, develop algorithms that can analyze medical images, or build smart devices to optimize energy efficiency for homes or for cloud computing systems! 

Overview of the Master in Automated Manufacturing Engineering 

Since complex systems are found virtually everywhere, graduates can work in a multitude of sectors, such as health, transportation, the environment and aerospace, to name just a few.

In addition, most ÉTS faculty members have worked in industry before joining ÉTS. That means they can share with you a clear vision of industry issues. And since 60% of their research mandates are carried out in partnership with industry, you’ll be called upon to resolve real-world issues throughout your studies.

This Master’s program includes two concentrations:  System integration and automation, and Intelligent systems. You can choose whichever best meets your plans!

Are you interested in standing out in the workplace? Hoping for a promotion or to create innovation in the areas of automated systems or artificial intelligence?  Or do you want to devote yourself to research and development? Our master’s program will answer your career goals.   

What will you study in the Master in Automated Manufacturing Engineering?

In this program, you will acquire advanced knowledge in intelligent systems or in systems integration and automation.

Concentration in systems integration and automation

In the systems integration and automation concentration, you will learn about issues related to the design of complex technological and information processing systems. You’ll study not only the processes that support them, but also the deployment and maintenance of these systems. You’ll learn not only to design the IT infrastructures that support computer aided engineering, but also to analyze them using the theoretical and procedural frameworks that you’ll be taught during your studies.

Concentration in intelligent systems

If you opt for the intelligent systems concentration, you will specialize in the study of the processing, analysis and interpretation of the data from systems that perceive, reason, learn and act to achieve specific objectives. The systems-oriented approach puts an emphasis on pattern recognition, because it’s central to both artificial and human intelligence. The courses in computer vision, machine learning, speech processing, biometrics, artificial neural networks and artificial intelligence offer many industrial applications.

On completion of your master's studies in automated manufacturing engineering, you will be able to:

  • Determine the technology needs of a company; 
  • Define, justify, plan and carry out a project to implement an existing technology. 

More specifically, you will acquire advanced knowledge in intelligent systems as well as in systems automation and integration in areas as varied as the following: 

  • Aeronautics; 
  • Control and robotics; 
  • Digital businesses; 
  • Innovation management; 
  • Computer-aided engineering (CAE);
  • Logistics operations;
  • Artificial intelligence;
  • Intelligent systems; 
  • Healthcare technologies; 
  • Computer vision;
  • Etc. 

Specialized equipment to develop practical applications

Throughout your master’s studies, you can count on state-of-the-art facilities in which to carry out your work: robotic cell, metrology equipment, subsonic wind tunnel, flight simulator, characterization of materials laboratory, milling centre, high-speed machining centre, vision and artificial intelligence laboratory with parallel computation servers, electro-erosion device, musculoskeletal system evaluation laboratory, intelligent life laboratory, etc.

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

Our master's program in automated manufacturing engineering includes two profiles: one with thesis and the other with project. The thesis profile is focused on research and leads to the degree of Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.). As this profile is research-oriented, it will also give you access to doctoral studies. The project profile will allow you to specialize in a particular area of automated manufacturing engineering.  It will lead to the degree of Master in Engineering (M.Eng.). 

Master's Degree in Automated Manufacturing Engineering with Thesis (research profile)

The thesis-type program totals 45 credits and includes activities on electromechanical, manufacturing and information systems and their integration. This research-oriented profile allows you to focus on a specific problem in industrial production engineering.

30 of the program’s 45 credits are allocated to the research project.

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

The project profile offers you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge, letting you specialize in a particular area of automated manufacturing.

The program totals 45 credits, including 6 to 15 credits for the application project and 30 to 39 credits for courses.

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.


Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.)

Program Objectives

The Master's program trains experts in automation, integration and optimization of technological systems designed for technology transfer in the industry. This training is divided into two specific concentrations: system design and automation, and intelligent systems.

Students acquire advanced knowledge in automated manufacturing engineering, along with the skills and aptitudes required to determine the technological requirements of various companies. They also learn to define, justify, plan and complete an implementation project involving an existing technology or applied research or development projects. The program includes activities that focus on electromechanical, manufacturing and IT systems and their integration.

Admission requirements

Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, automated manufacturing engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering 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

  • 1 mandatory 3-hour long workshop (0 credit)
  • 1 mandatory activity (3 credits)
  • 3 or 4 optional activities (totalling at least 12 credits)
  • 1 thesis (30 credits)

List of activities

1 mandatory 3-hour long workshop:

ATE800 Intégrité intellectuelle : un savoir-être et savoir-faire (0 cr.) (Intellectual Integrity: Underlying concepts and techniques – available in French and English)

1 mandatory activity (3 credits):

MTR801 Planning for an Engineering Research Project (3 cr.)

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 (30 cr.)
Career Prospects

Career Perspectives in Automated Manufacturing Engineering

The proportion of Québec manufacturing firms equipped with some form of automation, such as numerical control machines, 3D printers, vision systems and sensors, increased from 32% to 73% between 2001 and 2017.

This automation is likely to accelerate over the next few years with the arrival of collaborative robots and artificial intelligence. There is still much to do in sectors such as health, biometrics and security, etc. So, if this environment interests you, this is a great time to get in.

Graduates with a master of automated manufacturing engineering can find work in many varied sectors, such as: 

  • Aeronautics
  • Electronics
  • Computer Sciences
  • Manufacturing businesses
  • Service businesses
  • Telecommunications
  • Healthcare technologies
  • Information and communications technologies (ICT)

These 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 doctoral studies or make a career in research within a university or a public or private research lab.

 Professional Recognition

Did you know that a Master’s in Engineering can give you experience credits of up to 12 months if you hold a Bachelor’s in Engineering? 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 students

Are you looking for a project for your master’s program?

Are you looking for a research project for your master's program?  Visit the Research Projects for Students page where faculty who are recruiting students post opportunities. 

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