Queen's summer engineering academy

Visit queen's campus

With both commuter and residence options, all QSEA students get a taste of Queen's campus - visit labs, residence buildings, and dining halls!

educational content

During QSEA students will engage in fun, hands-on activities that have been designed in line with the Ontario elementary and secondary curriculum.

learn from engineers

Whether it's through guest lectures, labs, or facilities tours students will have the opportunity to learn along side some of Queen's faculty, graduate students and design teams

Explore new Technology
and tools

Students will explore new technologies including micro-controllers, CAD programs, and robotics and practice safe handling of hand tools like soldering irons, drills and saws.

which program is best for me?

Connections Engineering Outreach offers a variety of summer programming options through our Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) for students currently in grades 4 to 11. 


  • Grades 9-11
  • 4 course options
  • Lunch included
  • Residence and commuter options



  • Grades 7-8
  • 3 course options
  • Lunch included
  • Residence and commuter options



  • Grades 4-6
  • 2 course options
  • Lunch not included
  • Commuter option only

Frequently asked questions

Connections Engineering Outreach is committed to providing quality engineering summer programs at a fair price. Programs fees vary depending on grade level, ranging from $200 to $375. QSEA Senior and Intermediate participants can also choose to stay in residence for an additional $750 (includes all meals, and accommodations for five nights). Bursaries are also available through our Bursary Application.

Absolutely! You can register for multiple weeks of programming. Just select all of the courses you wish to attend and add them to your cart. Please note that you must select the appropriate information for each week. Registration can be found here.

QSEA takes place on Queen’s campus. Most of our programs are facilitated in Beamish-Munro Hall (45 Union Street West, Kingston Ontario). Some of our programs visit different buildings on campus to participate in activities and labs. Activities taking place off Queen’s campus will be indicated on the schedule provided.

We do! You can find our full cancellation/refund policy here.

Our instructors are a combination of full-time staff who hold teaching degrees, and undergraduate students. Most of our students are studying engineering, however we also hire students pursuing other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees as well as students completing their Bachelors of Education.

If you have any further questions regarding the Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy, please do not hesitate to Contact Us

Our clients say

“I developed a more accurate interpretation of each branch of engineering and have discovered a few that I did not previously know.”
QSEA Participant
“I learned more in two weeks than I did in the last two years of high school.”
QSEA Participant
“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
"My daughter had an excellent experience at QSEA. She felt both challenged and supported during this program, and really enjoyed her stay in residence. Thank you!
QSEA Parent

Connections' Response to COVID-19 - Queen’s Summer Camps Cancelled

Given the current public health environment and challenges presented by physical distancing, Queen’s has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person youth camps normally delivered throughout the summer. As a result, Connections Engineering Outreach is unable to facilitate our on-campus programs this summer. We understand that this news comes at a difficult time, but the health and safety of campers and camp staff is the university’s top priority. Although we are disappointed that we are not able to run our on-campus programs, our goal is to provide safe, engaging, and enriching virtual content throughout the summer. We ask for your patience as we continue to work out the details of these programs. For those who have already registered and paid for one of our summer programs, a full refund will follow within the next two weeks. We will also send a confirmation email once the refund has been processed. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the refund process, please contact desuree.degagne@queensu.ca The university knows that the camp experience is an important one for children and counsellors. Queen’s camps have been a popular tradition in Kingston for years, and the university looks forward to maintaining that tradition once it is safe to do so.