Student Projects

Rigorous theory combined with practical experience adds up to make WPI's approach to learning unique among higher education institutions.

Great Problems Seminars

At WPI we believe that the best way to learn is by doing. That is why WPI students are engaged in project work from the day they arrive on campus. First-year WPI students begin tackling some of the world's most pressing problems through the Great Problems Seminars. Learn more...

Humanities & Arts Requirement

At the heart of WPI's innovative curriculum is a distinctive requirement in the humanities and arts. To provide intellectual breadth and a better understanding of themselves and the diversity and creativity of human experience, every WPI student must complete the Humanities & Arts Requirement. Learn more...  

Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP)

In order to become the best researchers and scientists they can be, students should have a broad understanding of the cultural and social contexts of those fields. That’s the intent of the IQP, an interdisciplinary requirement involving applied research that connects science or technology with social issues and human needs. Learn more...   

Major Qualifying Project (MQP)

The MQP is completed by every WPI undergraduate. This capstone project is an integral element of WPI's project-enriched education, which offers exceptional preparation for successful and rewarding lives and careers. Learn more...

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