Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Hands-on learning for future problem solvers Students take classroom and laboratory practice into their careers and apply it to real-world situations. »
Build what motivates you &
discover the possibilities Leading students to test themselves and their research under the guidance of world-class faculty. »
Changing everyday life,
one step at a time Securing our computers, creating efficient communication tools, or saving the lives of first responders, research that matters. »
Electrical and computer engineers create devices and technologies that affect all aspects of our lives. Things many of us take for granted, such as cell phones, desktop computers, and Global Positioning Systems, would not exist without electrical and computer engineers.
Beyond these everyday devices, WPI student and faculty researchers work on groundbreaking technologies that deal with the most critical problems facing society. Systems that will be able to find firefighters trapped in a burning building and neuroprosthetics that will look and function like natural limbs are currently being developed on WPI’s campus.
With innovations that progress from concept to production in a matter of months, or even weeks, electrical and computer engineering is arguably one of the fastest growing and broadest of all technical fields.
Lessons Learned from Tragedies: Protecting Those Who Save Lives
Stirred by the events of 9-11 and the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire, WPI is applying cutting-edge technology to reducing the risk and danger to firefighters and all first responders.