Major Qualifying Project
The Major Qualifying Project (MQP) is a high-level design or research project in the student’s major field. Through the MQP every WPI student has the chance to experience the kind of real-world problem solving that will soon characterize their professional careers. With an MQP on their resume, WPI students have a leg up on the competition when it comes to launching careers or gaining admission to the best graduate schools.
The MQP involves problems typical of those found in the student’s professional discipline and often addresses economical, ethical, and safety issues. These qualifying projects are far from trivial; each requires a substantial part of an academic year. Frequently, projects are sponsored by outside agencies to which students must present their oral and written reports.
2013-2014 Electrical & Computer Engineering MQPs:
The formal application process for MQPs in ECE for the Academic Year 2014-2015 begins on November 1, 2013 and ends on April 1, 2014.
Off-Campus MQP Project Information
The application deadline for off-campus projects is usually in early November. Off-campus project information sessions are scheduled at the end October each year. Please visit IGSD (Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division) for more information.
On-Campus MQP Project Information
Please visit the ECE MQP Page for project descriptions and information on getting started. Please try to secure a project before the end of C Term during your junior year. Your ECE MQP application forms will be reviewed by faculty starting in December for on-campus projects. If you are interested in proposing your own project ideas, please contact the faculty directly at anytime.