École de technologie supérieure

Coordinates: 45°29′43.08″N 73°33′46.44″W / 45.4953000°N 73.5629000°W / 45.4953000; -73.5629000

École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) is a public engineering school in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

École de technologie supérieure
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Official logo
MottoLe génie pour l'industrie
Motto in English
Engineering for industry
DirectorFrançois Gagnon
Academic staff
Location, ,
Coloursblack   & Maroon  
NicknameETS Piranhas

Founded in 1974, the École de technologie supérieure is part of the Université du Québec system. Specialized in applied teaching in engineering and technology transfer to companies, it teaches engineers and researchers who are recognized for their practical and innovative approach.

In any given year, 25% of all engineers receiving a diploma from an engineering school or faculty in the province of Quebec graduate from the ÉTS.[1] Hence, it is ranked first in Quebec and second in Canada for the total number of engineering diplomas awarded annually.


Building A at night
Building B

The main address of ÉTS is 1100 Notre-Dame Street West in Montreal's Griffintown neighbourhood, the site of a former O'Keefe Brewery, which was transformed to house the school. It has four buildings devoted to education programs and research activities (and another is planned for opening in 2019).


The campus of École de technologie supérieure.

The school features cooperative education in all of its undergraduate programs. The bachelor's programs have all been accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). Each year, ETS graduates the largest number of engineers in Quebec and ranks second in Canada. Students can specialize in the following disciplines: Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Industrial Engineering[2] The university also offers multiple research programs leading to a Master's or a PhD degree. International graduate students come from all five continents, including, notably, France, Brazil, Mexico, India, and Iran. The main research fields are energy, environment, manufacturing, health technologies, enterprise systems, IT, micro-electronics and telecommunications, aerospace manufacturing and avionics, project management, innovation management and many more.[3]

Student technical clubsEdit

The ETS student-run technical clubs participate in international competitions. The world's fastest human powered submarine, Omer, was developed by one such club. An autonomous underwater vehicle named S.O.N.I.A., an unmanned aerial vehicle Dronolab, a walking robot, Eclipse solar-powered car, Chinook the world champion wind powered vehicle and many others have won countless prizes in international competitions over the years. The school also houses a concrete canoe club, the reigning Canadian champions three years running.


The school is represented in Canadian Interuniversity Sport by the ETS Piranhas.

Student unionEdit

The school's student union is called the Association étudiante de l'École de technologie supérieure (AÉÉTS) [1].

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "L'ÉTS en quelques chiffres" (in French). L'École de technologie supérieure. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  2. ^ Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation - University List
  3. ^ "École de technologie supérieur". Retrieved 7 October 2013.

Further readingEdit

  • Ferretti, Lucia. L'Université en réseau: les 25 ans de l'Université du Québec. Sainte-Foy: Presses de l'Université du Québec, 1994.

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Projects developed by undergraduatesEdit

Students groups and clubsEdit

  • Conjure Video game development and interactive media lab

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