MSc program

IMPORTANT :

All the up-to-date informations about Master program is available only in French on the Intranet (section Études supérieures - graduate studies) of the Physics Department. Use your favorite translator on-line to know what to do to graduate. You will find informations about supervising commitee, calendar, important steps, transfert from Master to Doctoral Graduate Program, on-line forms, master's thesis (mémoire).

Progression of the M.Sc. program


Plan de formation (to be filled by the student and his/her supervisor)

Right from the start of the first term, the student and his/her supervisor should start filling together the plan de formation (in French only... for now) which defines the research project at large and more importantly the conditions in which the research work is going to be done. The use of the plan de formation is on a voluntary basis (for now) and must be perceived as a managing tool to help the student in his/her progression during his/her M.Sc. program. At the end of the first term, the student should be in a good position to fill most of the answers to the questions raised in this document. We suggest that the student uses this document to plan the various training required for the research project and important steps in the program, and eventually as a basis for the discussions with the supervising committee (comité de suivi). 


Note: all the students registering to the M.Sc. program are also automatically registered to the microprogramme de 2ième cycle en interaction scientifique. See the web page of this microprogram for more information.


Version française ICI.


Guide des Règles facultaires pour les étudiantes et étudiants de deuxième et troisième cycles (INTRANET)


The regular M.Sc. program in Physics requires you to obtain 45 credits distributed as follows:

Courses (9 credits)

            Our M.Sc. courses are mostly presented during the Winter term (January to end of April). Only a few courses are presented during the Fall term. You should decide together with your supervisor which courses are best adapted to the needs of your expected research project, and eventually for your career plans. 

 

Courses (9 credits)

Our M.Sc. courses are mostly presented during the Winter term (January to end of April). Only a few courses are presented during the Fall term. You should decide together with your supervisor which courses are best adapted to the needs of your expected research project, and eventually for your career plans. 
mandatory course to pick between :
PHY 730 Physique de la matière condensée avancée (Winter)
PHY 732 Information quantique théorique (Winter)
2 optional courses to pick from:
PHY 723 Physique des micro et nanostructures (Fall)
PHY 724 Physique mésoscopique (Winter)
PHY 732 Information quantique théorique (Winter)
PHY 730 Physique de la matière condensée avancée (Winter)
PHY 740 Symétries brisées et états cohérents de la matière (Winter)
PHY 760 Méthodes expérimentales en physique du solide (Winter)
GEI 705 Étude spécialisée III (Winter)  
GEI 714 Dispositifs électroniques sur silicium et matériaux III-V (Winter)
GMC 760 Nanocaractérisation des semi-conducteurs (Fall)
GMC 761 Genèse et caractérisation des couches minces (Fall)

 

Mandatory academic activities  (36 credits)

There are four (4) mandatory academic activities to receive the M.Sc. degree. They are :
PHY 786

Activités de recherche 1 (11 crédits)

The student will be registered automatically to this academic activity for the first (1) term.

To obtain the credits for this activity, you will be required to meet your supervising committee and present your planned research project defined with your supervisor. A form (in French) presenting quickly the outcome of this meeting must be filled and hand over to the program managing secretary (Gilbert Vachon) to confirm the result of this meeting (and getting the 11 credits).

    Report on the meeting with the supervising committee (in French)- to be filled by the student and the supervisor

    Comités de suivi

PHY 789

Activités de recherche 2 (12 crédits)

The student will be registered automatically to this academic activity for the fourth (4) term, except if he/she had registered in a previous term.

The student does not have to meet with the supervising committee except if there is a special need (for example, if the student and the supervisor require an external advice on the eventual content of the master thesis). 

PHY 711

Séminaire (2 crédits)

The student will be registered automatically to this academic activity for the sixth (6) term, except if he/she had registered in a previous term.

Before or during the thesis writing, the student must present in a 45 minutes talk the results of his research work to his/her colleagues at the departement of Physics (students, research associates, professors,...). The student must make sure that all the members of the supervising committee will be present during this seminar as they are involved in the evaluation of the student's talk: : the student must also confirm with the seminar scheduler (P. Fournier) for the availability of the seminar period targeted (see seminar web page). This activity should be registered during the same term as PHY 790

    Grille d'évaluation du séminaire - Evaluation table in French only (for now)

​    Comités de suivi

PHY 790

Mémoire (11 crédits)

The student will be registered automatically to this academic activity for the seventh (7) term, except if he/she had registered in a previous term.

The student should register to this activity when it is decided (student, supervisor, committee) that the time has come to write the thesis. The professors on the supervising committee will be the jury members (comité de lecture). 

    Feuille de formation du jury et de dépôt du mémoire de maîtrise (INTRANET) -  to be filled by the supervisor and the supervising committee (président-rapporteur)

    LaTeX templates (Zip file that will download automatically)

​    Comités de suivi

    Procedures for thesis submittal (INTRANET - French) : if you use the LaTeX template above, the signature from the "conseiller" is not required (the director of graduate studies will sign). Otherwise, the "conseiller" (Gilbert Vachon) will confirm that the format of the thesis follows the requirements of the Faculty and the Department. 

    Final thesis submittal (informations in French only... for now)

    Rules for writing the thesis (INTRANET - French) - read thoroughly...