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Wednesday April 24, 2019


The École Polytechnique de Montréal

2900 Boulevard Edouard-Montpetit

Montreal, QC, H3T 1J4

Tel: (514) 340-4711 


  • The École Polytechnique de Montréal (a reference to the famous École polytechnique in Paris) was founded in 1873 in order to teach technical drawing and other useful arts.
  • The École Polytechnique de Montréal is an engineering school/faculty affiliated with the Université de Montréal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • It ranks first in Canada for the scope of its engineering research.
  • It is occasionally referred to as Montreal Polytechnic, although in Quebec English its French name is more commonly used.
  • The school offers graduate and postgraduate training, and is very active in research.
  • Following tradition, new bachelors of engineering (B. Eng.) graduating from the École Polytechnique receive an Iron Ring, during the Canadian Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer ceremony.


  • Motto : Ut tensio sic vis
  • Motto in English : As the extension, so the force
  • Established : 1873
  • Type : Public
  • Endowment : $CAD145 million
  • Admin. staff : 220
  • Location : Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Campus : Urban
  • Former names : École des sciences appliquées aux arts et à l'industrie
  • Colours : Red and Black
  • Nickname : Poly
  • Affiliations : UACC, CBIE


  • President : Bernard Lamarre
  • Director : Christophe Guy


  • Enrolment for 2007 was 3,929 undergraduate and 1,615 graduate students.
  • During the 2003 winter semester there were 5713 students enrolled, of them, 1198 were women and 4515 were men.
  • There were 3997 undegraduates and 1716 graduate students.
  • Undergraduates : 4,993
  • Postgraduates : 1,917


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering Institute

Website Link

Tuition and Fees:

  • Tuition fee varies with the students’ citizenship status is Quebec along with other variables.

Scholarship and Financial Aid:

  • A variety of scholarships are offered to the students , along with bursaries and aid.

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  • 220 teachers and 150 researchers are part of the school's community.
  • Well known for the quality of the teaching, approximately 600 diplomas, 200 masters, and 50 doctorates are awarded each year.


  • The school's campus is located on the northern face of Mount Royal.
  • Its main building is the highest on campus.
  • The J.-Armand-Bombardier building sits beside the main building and mainly serves for research activities and as an emergence centre for spin-off companies, designed to support the pre-startup of technology-based businesses.
  • The building is named for Joseph-Armand Bombardier, the inventor of the snowmobile.
  • The Pierre-Lassonde et Claudette-Mackay-Lassonde building, home to the Electrical Engineering Department and Computer and Software Engineering Department, was inaugurated in September 2005.
  • This new building won an "Award of Merit" from Canadian Architect magazine in 2003, received a Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and scored 46 on the LEED points scale which was, at inauguration, the highest score ever obtained in Canada.
  • The energy performance of the Lassonde buildings is 60% better than the standard set by the Model National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings.

Notable alumni of the school include :

  • Bernard Lamarre, civil engineer and former CEO of Lavalin
  • David Saint-Jacques, Canadian astronaut
  • Marc Grégoire, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard
  • Marc Parent, CEO of CAE Inc.
  • Paul-Aimé Sauriol, civil engineer and founder of Dessau
  • Pierre Dufour, Senior Executive Vice-President of Air Liquide
  • Pierre Lassonde, businessman and philanthropist.
  • Thierry Vandal, President and CEO of Hydro-Québec

Alumni Website Link


  • Computer Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering