UPEI Cairo Campus

Sustainable Design Engineering

Program Overview

The Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI offers a progressive and innovative four-year Bachelor of Science in 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.

A Message From Dean

The Sustainable Design Engineering program integrates a stream of project-based design clinic courses that allow students to develop knowledge and skills by working on real industry-based projects. Students in the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering are equipped with the most recent tools for solving engineering problems and introducing new design features that incorporate all the sustainability pillars to the industry and society. The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board accredits the UPEI Sustainable Design Engineering program. Thus, students will learn from certified Professional Engineers in Canada, and graduates of the program will go beyond the local borders to compete globally.

Mission & Values

The Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering is devoted to developing engineers with exceptional design and professional skills combined with a global perspective; engineers who are broadly capable, globally and socially aware, creative, communicative, and entrepreneurial. Our graduates are ready from day one to provide sustainable solutions to meet the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s world.

Why choosing this field

Our leading-edge Program of Sustainable Design Engineering is the perfect place for you to start your post-secondary engineering education. Non-traditional learning spaces, design studios, workshops, product assembly labs, and a design competition center—specifically outfitted for your success.

Moreover, an integrated, stream of project-based design clinic courses through all four-years of the program provides students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills through working on real community and industry-based projects. 

The UPEI Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering is devoted to developing engineers with exceptional design and professional skills combined with a global perspective.

Focus Areas

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 an engineering focus area

    • Mechatronics
    • Sustainable energy
    • Bioresources

Curriculum & Course Structure

The program is designed with high degree of flexibility that allows students to select from the following course structure matrices

Career Opportunities

The growing global focus on the ability to develop or enhance efficient solutions for systems and processes in both private and public companies will open many exciting career opportunities now and in the future for the program graduates.  Sustainable Design Engineers can work as:

Design engineers

Consulting engineers

Researchers and development engineers

Entrepreneurs

Project managers

Aerospace/automotive/marine engineers

Faculty

UofCanada has exceptional scholars, instructors, and mentors, with more being hired each year as we open new, progressive, and unique programs. Here, you’ll learn directly from these world-class professors, Canadian professional engineers, and researchers in small classes where you’ll have easy access to them.

Facilities

The Universities of Canada’s Faculty of Engineering and Design is housed in a cutting-edge facility specifically designed to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry–university collaboration. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in 2017 and the new building was officially opened less than one year later, in August 2018.

Designed to enhance the student-learning experience, the building represents a move away from the traditional classroom and includes design studios/ collaborative classrooms, ideation spaces, and a state-of-the-art machine shop. The Faculty encourage a team-focused, project-based approach to engineering education and immerse students in a realistic engineering design environment.

In addition to the Machine shop, which allow for prototyping and fabrication of parts and products. The Student Innovation Lab is equipped with a new 100 Watt state-of-the-art Laser Cutter, five 3D printers, and a 3d Scanner, all available for students to use while rapid prototyping their ideas.  The Machine Shop is equipped with general fabrication equipment, as well as Computer Aided Design (CAD) Milling Machine.

Day-to-day operations are supported by Engineering Faculty as well as technicians with industry experience in areas such as 3D printing, machining, electronics and mechatronics.

Industry Partnerships

The Sustainable Design Engineering program integrates a stream of project-based design clinic courses that provides students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills by working on real community and industry-based projects through the Industry Partnership Group that builds and manages relationships with diverse industries.