Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Sustainable Design Engineering)

UPEI’s School of Sustainable Design Engineering (SDE) offers a progressive and innovative four-year Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering degree. Students are exposed to a broad base of knowledge and skills in engineering science, natural science, mathematics, and complementary studies. In conjunction with this, students work on real community and industry-based projects in every semester of their program through an applied project-based professional practice (PBPP) design stream. Further, students in the third and fourth years of the program can enhance their technical knowledge by choosing one of three engineering focus areas: mechatronics, sustainable energy, or bioresources.

UPEI’s Engineering program is specifically structured to maximize flexibility and mobility for students looking to complete a degree in any engineering discipline. The first two years of the program are common with those of our partner institutions. This allows, for instance, students from one of the Dalhousie Associated Universities to transfer into the third year of the BSc in Sustainable Design Engineering degree. Similarly, students seeking a degree in a more traditional engineering discipline can complete the first two years of their studies at UPEI before transferring to either Dalhousie or the University of New Brunswick to complete their degree.

You can also review the four year course matrix and the five year course matrix for the BSc in Sustainable Design Engineering degree.

If you have any questions about the new degree program, please contact the School at

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Nicholas Krouglicof
Associate Dean
School of Sustainable Design Engineering
(902) 566-0505
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