Teaching Facilities

Well-Equipped Teaching Facilities Keep the Focus on Learning

While they all come under the main heading of Engineering, the 13 individual programs can be very different. That’s why our teaching and classroom facilities were designed to accommodate the diverse needs of each. They include the following:

  • In the Discovery Classroom, the traditional lecture hall becomes transformed into a multimedia classroom with an adjoining experimental laboratory that makes laptop computers available to students.
  • To support teaching and project activities, Biomedical Engineering utilizes several facilities on the main campus and at the Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center, and the WPI Bioengineering Institute. 
  • Chemical Engineering’s tri-level, state-of-the-art unit operations laboratory in the center of Goddard Hall enables students to apply fundamental theories in a lab setting, running real chemical operations.
  • The Nanomaterials & Nanomanufacturing Laboratory focuses on nano- and molecular sciences and technologies, interface phenomena at micro- and nanoscales, and sustainable energy. 
  • Mechanical Engineering is home to many laboratories and centers, including the Metal Processing Institute, Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics, Center for Comparative NeuroImaging, Computer-Aided Manufacturing Laboratory, and the Haas Technical Education Center.
  • Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering make full use of two fully furnished computer laboratories, Stat-Lab and CECIL.

Other Engineering programs utilize equally impressive research facilities. Learn more about individual programs.