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Ecole Polytechnique Montreal

  • Polytechnique Montreal is one of Canada's leading engineering schools and is the largest in Quebec 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 Montreal 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 Montreal 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 Quebec. 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. Montreal is well known for its joie de vivre, festivals, cultural activities and quality of life. With four distinct seasons, Montreal 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".


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.

Open to RMIT Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. Open for College of Science, Engineering and Health. Paid research internship opportunities available through RIIERP. Contact riierp@rmit.edu.au for further information.

Language 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 français 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.

Additional information


Listed study areas

  • Aerospace engineering and aviation
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Environmental and sustainable engineering
  • Mathematics, statistics and analytics
  • Mechanical and automotive engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Telecommunications engineering

Full time load


PolyMTL credits


PolyMTL credits

15 PolyMTL credits

RMIT credits



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 here

Health insurance

RMIT Students are required to purchase additional Health Insurance, and will be required to pay upon arrival. This is in addition to the Travel Insurance provided by RMIT University

Further information is available here

Living cost

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

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For details on immigration documents, please consult our website

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Partner grading scale

Medium demand


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

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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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