University of Prince Edward Island

Sustainable Design Engineering

Program Information

School:University of Prince Edward Island
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Description:The School of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI offers a progressive and innovative four-year Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Sustainable Design Engineering) degree which recognizes the need for a broad and balanced engineering education. The program follows current trends in engineering education and focuses on student outcomes. Small class sizes within an activity-based learning environment allow faculty and staff to be student-centric and to provide specific and timely input to individual students.

Students are exposed to a broad base of knowledge and skills in engineering science, natural science, mathematics, and complementary studies in concert with an applied project-based design stream simulating the engineering profession. Students entering the degree program will be actively engaged in the profession of engineering from day one, providing creative and sustainable solutions to society’s problems. The degree program is designed to provide a highly flexible learning environment that is responsive to the dynamic needs of students and the industries that employ them. In addition to fundamental science, engineering science and mathematics courses, students are required to develop skills in engineering design, communication, analysis, project management, professional ethics and more. With a solid grounding in these fundamentals, students in Program Years 3 and 4 can enhance their technical knowledge by choosing one of three engineering focus areas: Mechatronics (MT), Sustainable Energy (SE), or Bioresources (BR).
URL:Sustainable Design Engineering at University of Prince Edward Island
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and does not include compulsory fees.
Careers:Civil EngineersMechanical EngineersChemical EngineersSee More...

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 

High school applicants wishing to pursue engineering at UPEI apply to the Faculty of Science and indicate a preference for engineering. Minimum academic requirements for admission to the Engineering Degree include an overall average of 70% in Grade 12 Academic English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and one other Grade 12 academic subject with no grade lower than 65%. Note: High school applicants should apply by March 1 to be considered for entrance scholarships. Applicants who have successfully completed a Diploma in Engineering (or equivalent composition of courses) from a Dalhousie Associated University will be considered for entry into the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Sustainable Design Engineering) degree program. Please visit the website for further details.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550+5.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]

The language of instruction at the University of Prince Edward Island is English. All academically admissible applicants, regardless of their country of origin or citizenship status, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to undertaking studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. Proficiency may be demonstrated by: 1. Three years of full-time study in English in Canada or in another country where English is a principal language (as recognized by UPEI) - evidence of bilingualism (English and another language) is acceptable for those applicants educated in Canada in a language other than English; OR 2. Submission of an official test score at or above the acceptable minimum, such as: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing no other band below 6; TOEFL paper-based test - 550 with minimum TWE of 5.5; TOEFL internet-based test - 80 with minimum of 20 in each category; MELAB - 80; CanTEST - 4.5; CAEL - 60; Pearson Test of English - 58; Cambridge Advanced English - CAE A-C: 176-184 after Jan 1/15; or Eiken - Pre-1.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on May 17, 2017