Queen's Summer Engineering academy


Do you know an aspiring engineer who is currently in grade 4, 5 or 6? Give them an introduction to the Queen’s Engineering experience with the Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) Junior. 

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

Introduction to Engineering

During this course, participants will explore the field of engineering. Students will use the Engineering Design process to design, build, test and improve prototypes.

 This course will encourage students to merge their creative side with new concepts in 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: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

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

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Engineering and the Human Body

During this course, participants will explore medical solutions that help people live fuller, more mobile lives. This will be done through the investigation of innovative treatment strategies for mobility disorders, aiding digestion and assisting with breathing.

 In addition to practicing safe handling of design tools participants will be exposed to a variety of educational technologies.

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 Engineering

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

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QSEA Pricing

QSEA Junior participants must commute to Queen’s campus daily. There is no residence option for these students.


registration fee

Frequently asked questions

The schedules may differ based on the courses or specific discipline being studied but will typically be structured around a morning instructional session from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and an afternoon session for 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Monday-Friday.


Participants should be dropped off at Beamish-Munro Hall, 45 Union Street West, Kingston Ontario between 8:30am and 9:00am. Students should be picked up from the same location no later than 4:30pm. Exact drop-off/pick-up location within the building will be provided in your pre-program email. 

No, meals are not provided for the QSEA Junior participants. Participants should come to QSEA with a bagged lunch and a reusable water bottle. However, please provide Connections with all necessary dietary and medical information when registering and update us on any changes to your medical history so that we can ensure your child has a  safe and enjoyable experience on campus.

Queen’s University is NOT a nut-free environment. 

We want students to be comfortable during their full day of classes. Shorts and t-shirts are completely acceptable. We do ask that students wear closed-toe shoes for safety purpose, and ask students to abstain from bringing or wearing clothing items with inappropriate language or images.

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