Engineering Summer Academy

Engineering Summer Academy

Incoming freshman engineering majors are invited to join us for OC's Engineering Summer Academy (ESA). During the week, students work in small teams to solve a number of engineering projects such as catapult launches, decoding encrypted messages, and programming robotic vehicles. This is a great opportunity to decide which area of engineering and you want to study and to develop a strong network of engineering peers and professors before classes even begin!

Cost and Space Limitations

Cost is $550 and includes one hour of course credit (for ENGR 1111 Introduction to Engineering) as well as room and board for the entire week.  Payment can be made online.  Also, due to space limitations, ESA will be limited to the first 54 eligible students who sign up. For those who will not be living in the residence halls in the fall, no housing will be provided and the cost will be reduced to $520.


Students WILL be able to move directly into their dorms a week early and student housing will open up on Sunday, August 14th between 1 PM and 4 PM.  Housing opens for the rest of the incoming freshman class on Saturday August 20th.

Take Flight and Earn Your Wings

Students attending ESA are strongly encouraged to join us for our Take Flight sessions on May 6th or June 24th. However, if students are unable to attend the first two orientation sessions, then we will take care of the main orientation items  during ESA, and attending the final Take Flight session on August 20th will not be required. Earn Your Wings (EYW), however, is still required for all new students, and ESA students will participate in all EYW activities.

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Please contact your admissions counselor or Student Life for more information about Take flight and Earn Your Wings programs.