Queen's Summer Engineering Academy Junior and Intermediate

 Do you know an aspiring engineering who is currently in grade 5 through 8? You can give them an introduction to the Queen’s Engineering experience with Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) Junior or QSEA Intermediate. 

Registration for QSEA Jr. and QSEA Int. 2020 begins January 2, 2020

What is QSEA Junior & QSEA Intermediate?

With both residence and day options available, the QSEA Junior and QSEA Intermediate programs are an engineering-focused educational summer program for students currently in grade 5 and 6 or  grade 7 or 8 that exposes participants to engineering design, innovation, robotics, and makerspaces. The QSEA Jr. and Int. programs presents students with a broad engineering overview, using hands-on learning through 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. 

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

QSEA Intermediate: Engineering 101 

In this course, students will be introduced to a variety of engineering disciplines. Students will apply their previous knowledge of math and science to open-ended design problems that will required them to use abstract and technical thinking skills as they progress through the engineering design cycle. Students will learn basic design tool, soldering, and machine skills, along with laboratory skills through chemical experiments. Electrical engineering will be explored through computer programming, hardware design, and the physical construction of electronic circuits. Engineering 101 will showcase the diverse field that is engineering!

Throughout this course, participants will learn more about the following engineering disciplines offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s: Chemical, Electrical/Computer, Mechanical, Civil and Mining

Sessional Dates:
July 6-10, 2020
July 13-17, 2020
July 20-24, 2020
July 27-31, 2020
August 10-14, 2020
August 17-21, 2020

QSEA Intermediate: Engineering Human Kinetics

During this course, participants will explore medical solutions that help people live fuller, more mobile lives through the investigation of innovative treatment strategies for bone and joint disorders, injuries and related problems. In addition to practicing safe handling of design tools participants will be exposed to a variety of educational technologies including: 3D design and printers, laser cutters and microcontrollers.

Throughout this course, participants will learn more about the following engineering disciplines offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s: Chemical, Electrical, and Mechanical

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

 

QSEA Intermediate: Engineering the Cities of Tomorrow

What if you could build a better city, where would you begin? Participants in this course will explore common problems that today’s cities face; they will discuss the social issues around them, and investigate creative solutions. In addition to practicing safe handling of design tools participants will be exposed to a variety of educational technologies including: 3D design and printers, laser cutters, microcontrollers and robotics.

Throughout this course, participants will learn more about the following engineering disciplines offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s: Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, and Computer

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

Fees

Option

Fee

Description

 

 

QSEA Intermediate
Registration Fee

 

 

$275

This option is for students commuting to Queen’s campus.
Includes: lunch and full-time supervision during the day.  

 

 

QSEA Intermediate
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 Intermediate
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! 

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.