UPEI receives $22 M in funding for engineering design school, centre

December 2, 2014

The University of Prince Edward Island has received a commitment of $16 M from the province to establish a new School of Sustainable Design Engineering. The new school will offer students a team-focused, project-based approach to designing sustainable processes, products, and systems. The school will offer both a 2-year Engineering diploma and a new 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in sustainable design engineering. UPEI also announced the creation of the Centre of Engineering Design and Industry Partnerships, which will include 4 labs focused on food processing, sensory and sortation, sustainable energy, and robotics. The Centre, funded in part by $6 M from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), will allow students and faculty to work on pilot-scale, industrial R&D projects. “UPEI is undertaking a transformative approach to putting innovation into action. We are creating a professional, engineering R&D workspace where students and faculty will work alongside industry clients to design solutions for global challenges,” said UPEI President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz. UPEI News Release | PEI News Release | ACOA News Release