Queen's Summer Engineering Academy

Do you know an aspiring engineer currently in grade 9, 10 or 11? You can give them an introduction to the Queen’s Engineering experience with Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

Registration for QSEA 2019 begins January 2, 2019

What is QSEA?

With both residence and day options available, the QSEA program is an engineering-focused educational summer program for students entering grade 9, 10 or 11 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 two 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 $450 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 $1250, 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. For a more detailed description of each course please click on the Course Option.

Date

Course Option

Topics

July 8, 2019 – July 12, 2019

Engineering 101

Engineering 101: Design, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Electrical and Mining 

Designing a Prosthetic Limb

Designing a Prosthetic Limb: Innovating solutions through a multi-disciplinary approach

July 15, 2019 – July 19, 2019

Applied Science 101

Applied Science 101: Design, Eng. Physics, Geological, Civil, Eng. Chem, Applied Math

Course D: Designing a Hyperloop Vehicle

Designing a Hyperloop Vehicle: Innovating solutions through a multi-disciplinary approach

July 22, 2019 – July 26, 2019

Engineering 101

Engineering 101: Design, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Electrical and Mining 

Designing a Prosthetic Limb

Designing a Prosthetic Limb: Innovating solutions through a multi-disciplinary approach

July 29, 2019 – August 2, 2019

Applied Science 101

Applied Science 101: Design, Eng. Physics, Geological, Civil, Eng. Chem, Applied Math

Designing a Hyperloop Vehicle

Designing a Hyperloop Vehicle: Innovating solutions through a multi-disciplinary approach

August 6, 2019 – August 9, 2019

Engineering 101

Engineering 101: Design, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Electrical and Mining 

Designing a Prosthetic Limb

Designing a Prosthetic Limb: Innovating solutions through a multi-disciplinary approach

August 12, 2019 – August 16, 2019

Applied Science 101

Applied Science 101: Design, Eng. Physics, Geological, Civil, Eng. Chem, Applied Math

Course D: Designing a Hyperloop Vehicle

Designing a Hyperloop Vehicle: Innovating solutions through a multi-disciplinary approach

 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.

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