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Studying in Energy, Materials, and Telecommunications

Dive into the world of the infinitely small and the ultrafast. Explore new materials, telecommunications, and other advanced technologies. The INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre is a hub for teaching and research excellence and a hotbed of innovation.

As a student in telecommunications or energy and material sciences, you’ll work closely with recognized experts in chemistry, electrical engineering, physics, material sciences and engineering, telecommunications, IT, and more. You’ll be part of a team ranked among the best in Canada for research intensity.

The INRS advantage

  • An internationally renowned faculty
  • Access to world-class research facilities
  • Close links with industry
  • Innovative research projects

Develop telemedicine or laser-generated proton sources to treat cancer.

Build tomorrow’s smart electrical grid for the energy, communications, and transportation industries.

Fine tune the essential components of fuel cells or harness the properties of advanced materials.

Learning through research

Do you have a degree in physical sciences, electrical engineering, applied mathematics, or physics? Do you want to help develop the materials, energy, and telecommunications of the future? We offer professional or research master’s programs and PhDs in energy and material sciences and telecommunications, dual-degree programs in photonics and plasma physics, and an industry-oriented program on smart wireless communications. See all the graduate programs (only available in French)

Depending on the topic of your master’s or PhD, you’ll specialize in one of the research fields INRS is known for, such as nanoscience, femtosecond science, photonics, or green energy. You’ll help develop solutions to solve a wide array of technological challenges. Whatever the field of expertise that interests you, you’ll benefit from a unique educational environment at INRS. See our master’s and PhD projects

Career opportunities in up-and-coming industries

During your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your professional network and make connections with leading Canadian companies and industry players, giving you a head start when you enter the job market.

Once you graduate, you’ll be able to pick and choose from opportunities in a variety of growth sectors.

Demand for specialists is steadily growing at:

  • Biomaterials companies
  • Transportation, aerospace, energy, and hi-tech companies
  • Government agencies
  • Educational institutions
INRS EMT research centre

Be close to the action!

As an energy and material sciences student, you’ll be based in the Montérégie area, a vibrant industrial region home to many large companies, including Hydro-Quebec’s Research Institute.

If you’re studying telecommunications, you’ll be at Place Bonaventure in downtown Montréal, where numerous telecommunication companies are based.

More about the research centre