Rigorous theory, combined with practical experience, comes together 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’s 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 and Arts
The Humanities and Arts requirement encourages students to find their inner artist, musician, or philosopher—on campus or abroad—and prepares them to be well-rounded contributors to society, more compelling applicants to professional schools, and, ultimately, more well-versed professionals. Learn more...
Interactive Qualifying Project
The Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) has been called the most innovative element of WPI's undergraduate curriculum. It requires students to work in teams to find solutions to societal problems using science and technology. It's challenging, rewarding, and life changing. Learn more...
Major Qualifying Project
The Major Qualifying Project (MQP) is a professional-level design or research experience completed by every WPI undergraduate. Generally undertaken in teams, this capstone project is an integral element of WPI's project-enriched education, which offers exceptional preparation for successful and rewarding lives and careers.
Some of the most active career directions in the mathematical sciences are reflected in the senior-year projects (MQP) areas around which the department's offerings are organized: Algebraic and Discrete Mathematics, Computational and Applied Analysis, Operations Research, and Probability and Statistics. Many MQPs involve the solution of real-world problems proposed by industrial sponsors. Details can be found at the CIMS website. Learn about recent MQPs.