Created in 1974, the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), located in downtown Montreal, holds university education and applied engineering research as its mission. It is a member of the Université du Québec network.
ÉTS focuses its activities on cooperative education, applied research and technology transfer in close contact with the industry sector. Its bachelor's degrees in engineering are based on the foundations acquired through technical CEGEP programs. ÉTS is the only academic institution designed to ensure the continuity of the training acquired in these college-level programs.