École de technologie supérieure

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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
Logo ETS.png
MottoLe génie pour l'industrie
Motto in English
Engineering for industry
DirectorFrançois Gagnon
Academic staff
Location, ,
ColoursBlack   and maroon  
NicknameETS Piranhas

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

Founded in 1974, the École de technologie supérieure is a constituent of Université du Québec system. Specialized in applied teaching in engineering and technology transfer to companies, where professors, engineers and researchers who are recognized for their practical, industrial and innovative approaches.

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

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).


University rankings
Global rankings
U.S News & World Report Global[2]1228
Canadian rankings
U.S News & World Report National[2]30

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[3] 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.[4]

Student technical clubs[edit]

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 union[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "L'ÉTS en quelques chiffres" (in French). L'École de technologie supérieure. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Best Global Universities in Canada". U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report, L.P. 26 October 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  3. ^ Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation - University List
  4. ^ "École de technologie supérieur". Retrieved 7 October 2013.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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 undergraduates[edit]

Students groups and clubs[edit]

  • Conjure Video game development and interactive media lab

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