Queen's Summer Engineering Academy - Senior

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) Senior

Registration for QSEA Senior 2020 opens January 2, 2020.

What is QSEA Senior?

With both residence and day options available, the QSEA Sr. program is an engineering-focused educational summer program for students currently in 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, mining, and others.

QSEA Sr. presents students with a broad engineering overview, using lab facilities and thought-provoking projects to inform and engage students without being technically overwhelming. Participants get a taste of Queen’s Engineering through team-based design projects involving collaboration, leadership, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

The Academy runs in July and August, and offers two concurrent programs per week. Participants can attend a one-week session or, to get a complete picture, they can register for multiple sessions.

Course Descriptions

Engineering the Future of Ingenuity

Digital technologies are overhauling the way we live and work. Through creativity and collaboration, our participants will investigate the complex interactions between humans, engineered machines and infrastructure, as well as their natural and social environments. This course will provide hands-on learning opportunities for students to explore intelligent systems and robotic machines that enhance human productivity, safety, performance, and quality of life.

Throughout this course, participants will explore the following engineering streams (disciplines) offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s: Mechatronics (Computer, Mechanical, Electrical); AI (Computer); Robotics (Electrical)

Sessional Dates:
July 6-10, 2020
July 20-24, 2020
August 10-14, 2020

Engineering the Body and Beyond

With advances in technology and research, our medical solutions are becoming more and more innovative. Using creative and collaborative approaches, participants will investigate innovative solutions for Canada’s changing medical needs from an engineering perspective. In doings so, participants will explore the relationships between engineering and the fields of medicine, and health science.

Throughout this course, participants will explore the following engineering streams (disciplines) offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s: Biochemical (Chemical); Biomedical (Chemical, Electrical); Biomechanical (Mechanical)

Sessional Dates
July 13-17, 2020
July 27-31, 2020
August 17-21, 2020

Engineering the Natural and Built Environment

Climate change is widely recognized as the most urgent problem facing humanity. Globally, engineers are creating innovative solutions to minimize the human impact on the natural environment. During this course, participants will explore engineering solutions that will minimize the human impact on the natural environment while creating and maintaining sustainable built environments. Participants will investigate this relationship between the design and construction of structures and the challenges of our changing climate.

Throughout this course, participants will explore the following engineering streams (disciplines) offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s: Structural (Civil): Geotechnical (Civil, Geological); Hydrotechnical (Civil); Environmental 

Sessional Dates
July 13-17, 2020
July 27-31, 2020
August 17-21, 2020

Engineering the Processes of Tomorrow 

From mining to market, participants will explore the chain of processing that common materials undergo before being consumed. In this course, participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning experiences around sustainable mining strategies, efficient chemical processing, and innovative manufacturing techniques. Participants will further examine this process through the lens of a variety of stakeholders and will critically explore optimal solutions.

Throughout this course, participants will explore the following engineering streams (disciplines) offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s: Chemical Process Engineering (Chemical); Mineral Processing (Mining); Materials Engineering

Sessional Dates:
July 6-10, 2020
July 20-24, 2020
August 10-14, 2020

Fees

Option

Fee

Description

QSEA Sr.

Registration
Fee

$375

This option is for students commuting to Queen’s campus.

Includes: lunch and full-time supervision during the day.  

QSEA Sr.

Additional
Residence Fee

$750

This option is for students wishing to stay in residence.

Includes: three meals per day, full-time supervision during the day, supervised evening activities

QSEA Sr.

Bridge
Weekend

$350

This option is for students registered for two consecutive QSEA Sr. sessions who are wishing to remain on Queen’s campus over the weekend

Includes: two additional nights of accommodation in residence, three meals per day, full-time supervision

Does not include: the cost of evening activities

*Subject to cancellation – based on registration minimums

 

 More questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page! 

NOTE: all non-Canadian residents 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