Project activity is an integral part of the educational experience for all students under the WPI Plan. The two types of qualifying projects are:
- A project in the major field of study. Called the Major Qualifying Project, or MQP, this project should focus on the synthesis of all previous study to solve problems or perform tasks in the major field with confidence, and communicate the results effectively.
- A project which relates technology and science to society or human needs. This project, known as the Interactive Qualifying Project, or IQP, should challenge students to relate social needs or concerns to specific issues raised by technological developments.
Projects should be chosen in consultation with the student’s academic advisor and must be accepted by a project advisor before project registration can be completed. Many project opportunities originate with off-campus sponsors, and provide challenges to solve real-world problems and thus gain experience invaluable for seeking jobs and for professional practice. Students are also encouraged to develop their own projects, to solicit support for their ideas from potentially interested faculty, and to form teams to pool resources and share points of view.Maintained by email@example.com
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