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Scholarships for higher education

The CTA offers scholarships for masters and PhD research at the CTA.  You will be part of a multidisciplinary team made up of professors, research professionals as well as engineers and technicians from Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP)

The CTA is looking for candidates for masters and PhD studies in the following categories:

  • Transportation Electrification
  • Lightweight structures
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Mobile connectivity and mobile applications
  • Predictive engineering / simulations
  • Mechatronics
  • Vehicle dynamics

There are currently one masters and two PhD positions open at the CTA:

Méthodologie de caractérisation du vieillissement des cellules Li-Ion pour application véhiculaire. 

Impact du vieillissement des cellules Li-Ion sur les stratégies de gestion de l’énergie d’un véhicule électrique récréatif and 

Équilibrage actifs de cellules Li-Ion pour véhicule électrique à haut rendement

If you are interested in studying at the CTA please send us a cover letter, CV along with your most recent transcript by email here

After their studies at CTA…

Renaud Dubé, Mercedes-Benz, Stuttgart

Renaud Dubé

My experience at the Centre de technologies avancées BRP – Université de Sherbrooke was very rewarding. Over a two year period, I had the opportunity to take part in a large-scale research project to design a three-wheeled hybrid vehicle. Being able to work on this project was ideal given my involvement in Sherbrooke's SAE Formula Hybrid. I was able to enhance the knowledge about electric and hybrid vehicles that I acquired at the undergraduate level.

Right from my first day at CTA, I quickly saw that the working environment was highly conducive to innovation. The team was dynamic and worked really well together. The collaboration among the many graduate students at CTA was great, not to forget the well-reasoned advice from research engineers. Students are also able to try out their ideas and concepts directly on prototypes. Combined with CTA support, the experimental validation fosters publication of results, which is an important consideration for a young researcher. The research projects are supervised both by Université de Sherbrooke faculty members and BRP project managers. This supervision provides adequate guidance that is stimulating for students. It also makes it possible to appreciate both the academic side of research as well as the industrial aspect. In my opinion, this pairing of the academic and industrial aspects is CTA's strong point.

I would like to cordially thank all of the people I encountered during my master's program at CTA. I have very fond memories of this experience in addition to my pride in having taken part in a major Quebec project.

Nicolas Denis, Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japon

Nicolas Denis, Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japon

The time I spent at the CTA was a unique and valuable experience from both a professional and personal point of view.  The CTA, in my opinion, offers a work environment with many advantages.

At the CTA there is a rich diversity of professionals with many different areas of expertise.  As a student I was able to interact with professors, project managers, general managers, designers, engineers, technicians and other students with different backgrounds.  The diversity of knowledge and tools at the CTA helped me to complete a research project with an in depth understanding of the problem.  It was very easy for me to propose ideas and receive advice that helped advance my work.   At the CTA there is willingness to give students the technical support needed to complete their work. 

Having completed my undergraduate degree in France, the CTA was my first real experience as a researcher.  I was able to identify my career goals and my likes and dislikes in the engineering field.  Despite being somewhat of a shy person, I was quickly welcomed into the group. 

To sum it all up, I have no regrets about choosing the CTA for my PhD studies and want to thank all of the people that helped me through my studies at the CTA. 

Simon Forest, Bombardier Transport

Simon Forest, Bombardier Transport

I would describe the Centre de technologies avancées as an outstanding environment for students.  I had the privilege of studying in this unique environment that is somewhere between industry, research and development and a university.  The ability to work with engineering professionals from different backgrounds, technicians and mechanics with years of experience, master machinists and university professors was a major factor in completing my master’s degree.  I don’t know if I will ever find a work environment like the CTA in my future careers, but I was fortunate to have completed my master’s degree there! 

 

 

 Careers

CTA employs a team of individuals with a wealth of professional and cultural diversity. Our people come from all four corners of the world.
Most of them are:

  • Project managers
  • Engineers
  • Research professionals
  • Professors
  • Technical-support staff:
    • Data-acquisition specialists as well as specialists in performing vibration, acoustic, dynamic, and stress analyses
    • Technicians specialized in designing and fabricating electronic boxes, battery modules, and mechatronics systems
    • Specialists in assembling and testing specialized vehicles
    • Dynamometer-chamber operators
    • Machinists and welders
  • Administrative support staff:
    • Bookkeeping
    • Procurement
    • Information technologies

To find out about current openings, visit the CTA page on  Linked In.

To send us your curriculum vitae, click here

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