Interactive Qualifying Projects

The Interactive Qualifying Project, or IQP as it is known on campus, is WPI's most distinctive academic requirement, and is unique in higher education. The IQP challenges students to address a problem that lies at the intersection of science or technology with social issues and human needs and is done under the direct guidance of one or more faculty advisors, usually in teams of 2-4 students.

The objective of this interdisciplinary requirement is to enable WPI graduates to understand, as citizens and as professionals, how their careers will affect the larger society of which they are part. Generally, these projects involve some analysis of how technology affects, and is affected by, individuals and communities. Many of the projects are proposed by external agencies or organizations, and most are done in teams. About 60% of all IQPs are completed through the Global Projects Program at one of WPI's Project Centers in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, or Europe.

View some recent Interactive Media & Game Development IQPs below.

Game Industry Research: How to get a job in the game industry
Project Name: Game Industry Research
Project Year: 2011

Virtual Joust
Project Name: Virtual Joust
Project Year: 2009

WPImap Campus Tour
Project Name: WPImap Campus Tour
Project Year: 2008