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Supervised project


See our summary guidelines on requirements for supervised projects in the MSc program.


You must have the subject of your supervised project approved before completing 36 course credits. Once you have obtained all the required approvals, your program administration will register you.


Step 1: Ethics approval

In co-operation with your project director, evaluate the nature of your project to determine whether the approval of the Comité d’éthique de la recherche (CER) is needed:

Complete the questionnaire to see whether you need to submit your project to the CER. 


Step 2: Confidentiality agreement (projects in an organization)

The organization where you are carrying out your supervised project may require that you sign a confidentiality agreement. If so, you can use this model agreement specially designed for students in the Master’s program.


Step 4: Completion of the supervised project

You may not start your project until you have submitted the Approval of a credited supervised project form. Once you have submitted the form, your program administration will register you. Once you have been registered, you have two terms to complete your project.


If you would like to write your supervised project report in English, ask the Academic Office for authorization. This approval is automatic for specializations in English.



It can take up to 12 weeks to process and evaluate your report and for you to be awarded your diploma. Please take this into consideration if you need to renew a study permit, submit a post-diploma permit application or confirm your attendance at convocation.


Step 1: Make an appointment

Make an appointment before the dates specified below.

Term of submission   Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Summer 2018
Deadlines December 11 to 14, 2017 April 17 to 20, 2018  August 13 to 16, 2018


Step 2: Initial submission

Make sure you bring the following duly completed documents to your meeting:

  1. Two bound copies, printed on both sides of the page, of your supervised project report (three copies if there are co-directors).
  2. The Authorization to submit a supervised project report form, signed by your director.
  3. Authorization from the CER: If your supervised project required data collection from human subjects (see the “Registering for a supervised project” section, above), submit the authorization form from the Research Ethics Committee (CER) and the Attestation of CER approval (Attestation d'approbation éthique complétée) form. Otherwise, submit the Research not requiring approval from the Research Ethics Board (Recherche ne nécessitant pas l’approbation du CER) form.
  4. The checklist for submitting supervised project reports.

Step 3: Corrections

The jury members may ask for major changes to your supervised project report. You must submit your corrected report to your project director no later than one month after receiving this notice.


Step 4: Final submission

You will not receive a grade until you have submitted the final version of your supervised project report:

  1. Save the final version of your supervised project report in PDF format, in the form Lastname_Firstname_Year_Supervised_project.pdf.
    • Last name, with no accents
    • First name, with no accents
    • Year of submission as shown on the title page of your report (year only, no day or month)
    • Supervised_project
    • Extension (.pdf) in lowercase letters
  2. Send it to your program administration.

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