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Ecole Polytechnique Montreal

  • Polytechnique Montr?al is one of Canada?s leading engineering schools and is the largest in Qu?bec in terms of its student population (7400 students, 24 % of whom are international students from about 120 countries) and the scope of its research budgets. Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montr?al has always provided high-quality university instruction in engineering at all levels by focusing on human values and striving to meet the needs of industry and society.Polytechnique Montr?al offers a wide array of programs (more than 100) at every level: certificates, bachelor?s degrees and graduate programs. With 58 research units, Polytechnique?s research activities are among the most active in Canada and account for nearly one-quarter of all university research in engineering in Qu?bec. Student life at Polytechnique is extremely rich and dynamic, and the opportunities for international students to get involved in student clubs, outings and events are countless.

  • Even with long, cold winters, Montreal warms the hearts of tourists and locals alike with its beautiful landscapes, numerous yearly festivals, its love of food and reputation for fun.With the feel and architecture of an old European city, deepened by the primary language being French, Montreal is the second-largest city in Canada. Montr?al is well known for its joie de vivre, festivals, cultural activities and quality of life. With four distinct seasons, Montr?al and surroundings have much to offer to fans of sports and nature.

  • The university?s motto ut tensio, sic vis, is otherwise known as Hooke?s Law, named after 17th century British physicist Robert Hooke. He first stated the law in 1660 as a Latin anagram, not publishing the solution until 1678. It translates as: "as the extension, so the force".

Academics

Main areas of study

The listed areas of study are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the partner institution. Moreover, names for fields of study may be different overseas.A discipline being listed does not in indicate the suitability of the program, nor does it indicate that the discipline is taught in English.Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisors at RMIT University and subject to available places at the host institution.

  • Engineering

Special requirements

French - All courses are taught in French. A French language test is not mandatory. However, students should have the equivalence of 785/990 on the ?test de fran?ais international? (TFI) in order to succeed the courses, according to the admission criteria of full degree program students. English competency is also recommended as some class textbooks may be in English.Open to RMIT Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.Open for College of Science, Engineering and Health.Paid research internship opportunity available through RIIERP. Contact riierp@rmit.edu.au for further information.

Full time load

Minimum

PolyMTL credits

Maximum

PolyMTL credits

15 PolyMTL credits

RMIT credits

Living

Accommodation

Housing in campus residences is limited and generally not available to exchange students. However, off-campus housing is widely available, affordable, and is typically shared apartment housing (?colocation?).We recommend that students stay in temporary housing for the first few nights after arrival and look for housing after arriving to Montreal. Students will receive personalized help finding off-campus housing during the mandatory orientation workshops before the start of each term.

Further information is available at here

Health insurance

It is mandatory for all international students at Polytechnique Montr?al to subscribe to Polytechnique?s health insurance plan.Students from countries with which Qu?bec has a bilateral agreement allowing for provincial health coverage in Qu?bec must bring proof of this coverage to the Registrar?s office by the deadline or will otherwise be charged for Polytechnique?s insurance (87$ per month in 2013-2014).

Living cost

A number of external services provide comprehensive overviews of global living costs

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Visa

For details on immigration documents, please consult our website

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Your say

  • You will learn more about yourself in one semester, than the rest of your time spent at university combined.

    Dominic Chambers
    Dominic Chambers
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  • Absolutely get involved, don't be shy. Don't always follow the pack - if there's something YOU want to do, do it!

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