Queen's Summer Engineering Academy

Do you know an aspiring engineer entering grade 10, 11, or 12 (as of September 2018)? You can give them an introduction to the Queen’s Engineering experience with Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

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What is QSEA?

With both residence and day options available, the QSEA program is an engineering-focused educational summer program for students entering grade 10, 11 or 12 that exposes participants to engineering design, as well as engineering fields such as chemical, civil, electrical and computing, geological, mechanical engineering, mining, and others.

The Academy runs in July and August, and offers three concurrent programs per week, with each exploring interesting components and disciplines of engineering. Students can attend a one-week session, or to get a complete picture, they can sign up for as many weeks as they wish.

QSEA presents students with a broad engineering overview, using lab facilities and thought-provoking projects to inform and engage students without being technically overwhelming. The team-based design projects involve collaboration, leadership, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. These are based on the same concepts and methodologies Queen’s Engineering students study.

The cost of the program is $475 for students commuting to Queen’s campus which includes lunch and full-time supervision. For students wishing to stay in residence the cost of the program is $1300, which includes on-campus accommodations, three meals/day, full-time supervision, and supervised evening activities.

Please see the table below for session dates and course descriptions.

Date

Course Option

Course Description

July 9, 2018 – July 13, 2018

Course A

Engineering Design, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mining Engineering

Course B

Engineering Design, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

July 16, 2018 – July 20, 2018

Course C

Engineering Design, Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, and Engineering Physics

Course D

Engineering Design, Innovation, Business, & Entrepreneurship

July 23, 2018 – July 27, 2018

Course A

Engineering Design, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mining Engineering

Course B

Engineering Design, Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

July 30, 2018 – August 3, 2018

Course C

Engineering Design, Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, and Engineering Physics

Course D

Engineering Design, Innovation, Business, & Entrepreneurship

August 13, 2018 – August 17, 2018

Course A

Engineering Design, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mining Engineering

Course B

Engineering Design, Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

 

More questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page! 

NOTE: all non-resident students should first look to have a family member living in Canada agree to be the custodian. If this is not possible, Connections will help facilitate the custodianship process with the Canadian Homestay Network (CHN).
 

To find out more information about the program content, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact us at eng.connections@queensu.ca or call us at 613-533-6000 ext. 75640.

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Cancellation and Refund Policies
QSEA 2018 Financial Bursary Application
QSEA 2018 Gilbert Monture Aboriginal Engineering Bursary Application
2018 QSEA Information Guide (Residence)

Testimonials

“I developed a more accurate interpretation of each branch of engineering and have discovered a few that I did not previously know.”

– QSEA Student

“I learned more in two weeks than I did in the last two years of high school.”

– QSEA Student

“I wanted to congratulate you on the depth and breadth of your QSEA program. My son had a blast and was very impressed by the diversity of activities, and was very excited about the geological engineering part.”

– QSEA Parent